Wage and hour laws are some of the most frequently violated in the manufacturing and distribution industry. They can be hard to understand and there's a large discretionary component in their enforcement.
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Friday, July 20, 2018
One of the basic costs of doing business is insuring your workers against injury on the job. Escalating medical bills and other factors have caused Workers' Compensation insurance to increase dramatically. Explore options for reducing the cost of coverage with your insurance agents.
It's no secret that manufacturing can involve one of the loudest on-the-job environments. Over time, many workers suffer from hearing loss -- and once the damage is done, they are at risk for other work-related injuries.
For many manufacturers and distributors, employee overtime has become a complicated issue for two reasons.
Success in a manufacturing/distribution business starts with your order entry system. It's an expensive proposition to say there's no time to do things right the first time but always time to redo mistakes over and over again.
Fatalities and injuries from machines are a high risk in many jobs. They may occur during service and maintenance tasks when workers face exposure to uncontrolled releases of energy after initiating a machine.
If your company is involved in a product recall, there are certain federal regulations that must be followed. But in addition to complying with the law, a well-handled recall can help ensure customers trust your company and its products in the future.
Take a look around. If you've been building up piles of scrap, excess raw materials, obsolete equipment, returned inventory and spare parts, you probably need an investment recovery program.
Good old-fashioned paper is continuing to return to the manufacturing process.
If money were not object, you could keep your plant and warehouse so cool that productivity sizzles during hot weather -- rather than employees. But there may be a cheaper option for your company than simply using air conditioning: roof mist cooling.