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OSHA has released their top ten list. (See the whole list here). Not as popular, entertaining or well known as David Letterman’s top ten list and definitely not as funny. Unfortunately once again the number 1 issued citation continues to be FALLS. Why? Look in the mirror. It’s you who actually believes you can… Read More Companies Behaving Badly – Don’t Be a Safety Fool. Fool.
As we had learned in step 3 – Training, even though it is listed as the third step, it is still an extremely important detail to a successful peak season. With that said, this next step, safety is not only just as equally important as training but in fact, they go together hand in hand. Safety is… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 4
It must be a virus! How else can you explain all the falls that are still going on. As of September 6th. 2014 – 1,296 workers died due to their job this fiscal year. In 2013 Falls were the most cited violation in the construction industry as 294 died due to falls (36.9% of all… Read More Companies Behaving Badly – It’s a Virus of Course
Even though this is presented as the 3rd step in the series, you should never under estimate the impact of training on your operation as it is a very critical element. Training as with communication works best when it’s delivered consistently, concise and with conviction. This goes for all types of training from forklift certification… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 3
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucious “A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.” –Thomas Jefferson Happy Labor Day. It is an awesome feeling to be happy at work and enjoy what you… Read More Companies Behaving Badly – Labor of Love
Now that you have Staffing under control, (SEE STEP 1) you can focus your attention on the next important step, storage. Seasonal items are always an interesting collection of flavors, (pumpkin, eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint), new and unusual food products, new electronics and premiere of other household goods, all making their annual appearance. The… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 2
It’s the beginning of August, those lovely dog days of summer, it’s hot, it’s slow at work and folks are away on vacations. However this is not the time to kick back and relax since before you know it, the seasonal rush for goods and services will be upon you and your warehouse will be… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 1