Before, supervision of suppliers in distant lands was lax or non-existent. It is not so today, as risk-based models drive the direction of regulatory agency inspections.
When a catastrophe occurs, it’s because we have compromised, and when big profit is involved, the willingness to compromise becomes dangerously easier.
In upping our technological base, turning to automation and implementing technology that requires a firm grasp on mathematics and engineering principles, we have alienated an eager work force.
A U.S. poll revealed that 58 percent of Americans believe that U.S. energy policy needs to change, but 51 percent say that they would oppose a tax to pay for it: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
As manufacturing continues to decline, so does our ability to innovate. In the long term this means fewer well paid jobs, lower productivity, declining wages, declining living standards and low economic growth.
To see an arena full of kids cheering each other on and having a great time building something, using their minds to solve problems and learning how to operate within a team is mind blowing.
When I was in college, I worked at a printing plant every summer, but each season I heard the same spiel from “lifers” at the plant — stay in school, get your education and don’t come back.
When we address critical issues like training and safety, we can almost hear the eyes of our readership glazing over.
At what point does the economic hardship of “perfect” safety outweigh the risks of inherently risky operations?
The plan is a success in that it forms a useful first step on a journey toward meeting Renewable Fuel Standard targets, rather than annually forcing them into insignificance.
Sorry, but in my opinion, those who choose to abuse their bodies with an influx of poor eating decisions would not be hindered by higher costs for Mountain Dew and Pizza Hut.
If key players were to leave, we could find what’s hidden in desk drawers, but what about the elements hidden in their brains? We hold onto more cerebral knowledge than we realize.
Cutting corners at the car wash typically has little consequence. It’s when the BPs of the world cut corners that there are more pronounced damages than soapy, stuck-on bugs and water spots.
“People are our greatest asset.” Given the disparity between words and deeds, you must wonder if nearly every motivational issue that an organization may have is self-inflicted.