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Safety Signs That Wow OSHA and Get Results

One of the most cost-effective tools in a safety arsenal are safety signs. Where should compliance signage start and end? What needs a label? Inspect any facility and put the right safety signs to work with these tips.

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How to Correctly Use Feedback to Strengthen Teams

It may seem daunting to have to give workers feedback. However, when doing it with finesse, it can build up teams and drive profitable output. Team-building consultant David Roppo shares his tips for better feedback during #USAMfgHour on Twitter.


COVID-19 Safety for 2021 and Beyond

In the past year, safety teams at industries throughout the U.S. have had to learn how to adapt through the coronavirus pandemic. For 2021, see how workers have learned from events to improve health and safety.

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Keeping Your Digital Space Organized

Experts at Striven chat about unlocking productivity gains by creating and maintaining an organized digital office space and taking that organization beyond during #USAMfgHour on Twitter.

News and Trends

The Dangers of Abandoned Pipes

Whether a pipe contains chemicals, water, or nothing, it's important to know if it's hazardous. ANSI/ASMI A13.1-2020 clarifies how to label abandoned pipes and more.

News and Trends

OSHA Increases Penalties for 2021

As of Jan. 15, 2021, OSHA's civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards are 1.8 percent higher. The maximum fine is now $136,532. The agency has increased its penalties to adjust for inflation as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.

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Construction Labeling for Smart Projects

Poor planning can gnarl up construction projects. Signs and labels can be easy to overlook, but are necessary for workers and building hand-off.

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Anniversary of #USAMfgHour Chat

In one year, dozens of companies came together to learn and grow during a weekly Twitter chat. The success of those meetings is showing promise for the future. A founder and chat host, Dan Bigger of Chenango Valley Technologies, shares an overview, highlights, and 2021 goals.

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Manufacturers Highlight Best of 2020

The final chat of 2020 reflects on what manufacturers and supporters learned and ending the year on a lighter note, hosted by Kirsten Austin of DCSC Inc.