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There's a willingness to leave something significant behind and to be remembered. This is especially true for employees who enjoy a lengthy career working for the same employer. Read more

Training & Human Resources

The constant dinging of a cellphone is a continuous interrupter. People are busy, but they are not fully productive. Read more

Training & Human Resources

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Control rooms are the hub of your operations, and within them, operators monitor systems and make decisions that positively or negatively impact your process, profits and human lives. Operators have tremendous responsibility. Read more

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The construction industry already has a robust, privately funded apprenticeship program. It's unwise for the government to subsidize a competing, mediocre program that would undermine private-sector innovations. Read more

Training & Human Resources

An energy appraisal can be a valuable tool for addressing energy concerns. Read more

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Corrosion in the industrial world is a constant source of concern for safety, maintenance and downtime. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

There are many reasons organizations go through audits. Whether the motivation is compliance assurance, performance improvement or something in between, assembling a competent audit team is the foundation of a successful audit. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Temporary cooling towers have become an essential tool for many refineries and chemical plants in the Gulf region. Read more

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OSHA's amended crane operator qualification requirements, which went into effect earlier this year, left some employers scrambling to meet the new compliance standards. Read more

Regulations

Do you have a strategic workforce development plan in place? If you don't, you may be setting yourself up for serious challenges as the skilled labor gap grows and human resources go unreplaced -- or are poorly replaced -- as a result. Read more

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Let's say you're on your last lift of the day and your signalperson gives you the hoist signal. You start your pick and follow his signals, when suddenly something seems out of place. Read more

Training & Human Resources

The most useful benefit comes in the form of resource utilization. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

As the U.S. becomes energy independent, Louisiana and other energy-producing Gulf states deserve to receive their fair share for the abundant oil and gas activity supported off our coasts. Read more

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Since its founding in 1972, SAIA has been committed to ensuring the safety of those who make, install, depend on or govern the use of scaffolding and access equipment. To date, SAIA has trained more than 60,000 students around the world. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Imagine you need to confirm the structural properties of the metal or materials being used in pipelines, containers or construction materials. Read more

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We hear them all the time -- in meetings, on the jobsite -- and we don't even react. We continue to listen intently and take notes, but we don't address them. They have become part of our everyday vernacular. Read more

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A modern industrial facility requires a large tract of land ideally located in an area designated for industrial use that has access to an existing transportation matrix for raw materials and products. Read more

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Implementing and applying best practices is essential to eliminating or mitigating performance risks during turnarounds (TARs). Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Many people in industry use third-party consultants to help complete special projects and supplement their company's technical resources. Read more

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