January 18, 2023
American National Standards Institute:
Excessive noise at work can be a real issue for many. Airports, factories, construction sites, and nurseries are just a few common examples of work environments with high levels of noise. But anyone from Formula One drivers to orchestral musicians to bartenders to dentists can be negatively affected by noise while doing their job. And exposure to loud noises can be damaging not only to one’s heari
February 27, 2023
AEROSPACE - MANUFACTURING and DESIGN:
If you’re working on a construction site or in a factory, you know how difficult communicating can be. To hear each other over the noise, the workers often must shout, even when they are standing close. These conditions are even worse for a company tour – the visitors have to strain to hear what the guide is saying. Despite that, they’re still likely to miss some crucial information.
November 24, 2022
Hazardous noises are among the most common dangers for workers worldwide. An estimated 20 percent of workers around the globe are exposed to hazardous noises (over 85 decibels). Workers in the manufacturing, mining and construction sectors have the highest risk of exposure to dangerous noises and hearing loss, but there are cases of it in every work sector.
October 11, 2022
Safety is a priority for any business. Safety communication is exchanging information with employees to help them perform safely and efficiently. It enhances awareness of risks, strengthens teamwork, and improves relationships between workers, supervisors, and managers.
July 8, 2022
Though plumbing certainly wouldn’t end up on a list of the most dangerous professions, it comes with its own safety concerns. Not taking the necessary precautions on each job can result in serious injury and, in some cases, even death. So clearly, plumbing professionals need to be careful and carry proper equipment wherever they go.
June 17, 2022
No one doubts that communication is essential, whether the context is the home, school, or workplace. Surveys of employers often find that the ability to communicate effectively is the number one “soft skill” they seek in job candidates, ranked ahead of skills such as organization, critical thinking, and creativity.
April 29, 2022
Oil & Gas Engineering:
If you own or run an oil rig or other energy plant, you have highly specific marketing needs. Companies need to reach audience in a way that makes an immediate impact, and you must stress your professionalism, compliance with legal regulations, and attention to safety concerns. One way to do that is with an oil rig tour.
April 27, 2022
Pet Food Processing:
Communication on the manufacturing floor is essential for keeping product moving smoothly and keeping employees and equipment operators safe and informed. With demand for pet food and treat products booming, on-floor communication is key for training employees and conveying instructions, ensuring both workplace safety and production efficiency.
April 6, 2022
Food Safety Tech:
As the world continues to work toward economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, food manufacturers have been investing in products and equipment that can enhance their growth. The following are some communication tools that companies should consider adding to their arsenal to improve collaboration between workers, prevent costly mistakes and save money in the long run.
April 7, 2022
Good communication is essential in every stage of the food production process, seed-to-table and farm-to-fork. Since the food industry relies heavily on technology to make production faster, easier, and safer, manufacturers need to keep an eye out for the latest pieces of equipment. That is because using modern gadgets and technology can help enhance the information flow and efficacy in your facto
March 4, 2022
After working through pivots and changes over the last two years, Plant Tours is ready to accommodate all on-site business again. The company, which supplies tour guide headphones for manufacturing facilities, agricultural sites and distribution centers, explains its place in the meat processing industry during the latest MEAT+POULTRY podcast.
September 24, 2021
By now most of us have heard the anecdote – or maybe it’s more of a parable, or even an urban legend – about the head of Human Resources discussing employee training budgets with the CFO. The CFO objects to spending the money and asks “What if we train them and they leave?” to which the HR head replies “What if we don’t train them and they stay?”
March 16, 2021
Communication in manufacturing can be a challenge even under normal circumstances. Noise from machinery and distance between workstations creates barriers that can prevent even normal conversation between employees from occurring. Add in new social distancing guidelines and a real dilemma to productivity and employee engagement must be faced.
March 5, 2021
The past year has brought many workplace changes that will have long-lasting effects on businesses for years to come. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on personal and professional lives and as a result created an uncertain future due to the continued transmission of the virus, changing customer demand and the resulting technological disruptions.