Our industrial activities have a significant effect on the environment. We have become cognizant of the impact in recent decades and concluded that going along this course is disastrous for the environment and ourselves. This has prompted initiatives to reduce the amount of carbon emissions we generate. The manufacturing sector, being a major contributor to carbon emissions, has to take drastic steps to combat emissions.
While outdoor environments may deal with more extreme temperatures, heavy equipment and frequent movement in industrial workplaces can lead to high, potentially dangerous temperatures in industrial facilities.
By maintaining good indoor air quality, individuals can protect their health and well-being. Lowering emissions, removing pollutants and adopting new building designs may help individuals improve the air in a structure. Clean indoor climates increase workers’ productivity, which benefits business owners.
OSHA violations can happen at any organization, but avoiding a costly citation happens when everyone — not just the management — plays a role in managing risk. Are you doing what's required to avoid common OSHA fines? Is your risk management program adequately protecting your workers?
We are often asked about what advice we would have for other women in manufacturing. At first, it was a difficult question for us to answer because we did not particularly focus on being women – we just were people working hard at doing the jobs we were engaged in.
Owners and operators of refineries, chemical plants and manufacturing facilities must change the way employees work as quickly as possible, and it is clear yesterday’s traditional operating model of onsite availability has evolved – not just due to current circumstances, but because of “The Great Resignation,” retirement of experienced plant workers is creating a shortfall of key skills.