Supervisors: Do your workers know forklift safety?

Lots of facilities are required to do annual training on forklift safety. This recent OSHA inspection and fine shows that no matter how many times workers have heard the forklift safety spiel, making sure employees stay safe around powered industrial trucks is essential. 

Feds release workplace injuries stats for manufacturers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its preliminary findings on workplace injuries and illnesses for 2011. How did manufacturing companies stack up? 

Workers thinking about jumping ship? 3 ways to tell

Even if a worker gives two week’s notice — or whatever your company requires — before quitting, it can still be a scramble to move pieces into place to keep operations from taking a hit. But with a bit more of a head start, managers can keep production from suffering when an employee leaves, or […]

Survey: Operations returning to U.S. shores

A large majority of executives in the manufacturing industry plan to bring elements of outsourced operations back to the United States, according to a recent survey.