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The most common prescription to correct the cause of an accident or mistake is training. Training in itself is not a total solution. It is important that the operators or maintenance technicians understand the proper Read more…

Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

There are many miles of pipeline in the process industry.  They provide transport of fluids from one point to another without much attention until they fail.

There are four main categories of pipeline failures:

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Automotive Robot

Clients have asked this question of TTS time and again, “If my facility has to run 24/7, how am I supposed to find time for PMs?” Read more…

Maintenance Manager

Are you are a Facility or Maintenance Manager? If so, then you have certainly faced the difficult choice between spending limited resources, maintaining equipment, or letting it “run-to-failure.” Applying preventive Read more…

Job Analysis Uses Performance Management

Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor, and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the organization.

Job analysis data can help identify and establish a person’s performance standards. Read more…

Job Analysis Uses Employee Relations

In a previous article, we discussed how a JTA can provide useful information for HR Planning. This week’s article provides more specific examples of how that information can be applied to employee relations within an organization. Read more…

Job Analysis Uses Safety and Health

Employers are responsible for protecting employees against health and safety hazards on the job.  Employees have the right to know about potential hazards and to refuse to perform work they believe is dangerous. Employees are also responsible for working safely with hazardous materials. Read more…

Gas and Chemical Safety

Gases are commonly used throughout industry. These gases come in several forms and are often as dangerous as they are useful. The following article provides background knowledge of these gases.

Gases in compressed form serve countless indispensable roles in modern technology. Oxygen is used extensively to produce stronger and cheaper steels. Acetylene welding and brazing of certain metals has been common Read more…

In 1905, the Grover Shoe Factory boiler exploded, collapsing the building and engulfing it in flames. Fifty-eight people were killed and 150 more injured. This event led to the development of safety laws and a national code for the safe operation of steam boilers.

The CB-Hawk boiler management control system (”Figure 1”) combines the functions of a flame safeguard programmer with those of operating and firing rate controls. It also monitors the fuel pressure and temperature (if Read more…

Electrical Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, regulates workplace safety by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. OSHA officially formed on April 28, 1971, the date that the OSH Act became operative. The Occupational Safety and Health Act allows OSHA to issue workplace health and safety regulations. These regulations include limits on chemical exposure, employee access to information, requirements for the use of personal protective equipment, and requirements for safety procedures. Read more…