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National Safety Month 2024: Ensuring Worker Safety Through Proactive Facility Maintenance

June 2024 marks National Safety Month, an annual occasion to highlight the critical importance of workplace safety and raise awareness about potential hazards. For industries that rely on industrial equipment and heavy machinery, proper maintenance practices and safety protocols are vital for preventing accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Continuously striving to improve workplace safety is not only the ethical thing to do, but also keeps facilities productive, reduces downtime, and protects businesses from legal action.

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2024 Trench Safety Stand Down Week

Since 2016, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has held “Trench Safety Month” focusing on safety for trench and excavation work. OSHA is currently putting the spotlight on Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) Week to promote this initiative. The Trenching and Excavation Safety Taskforce (TEST) is also supporting. With the recent increase in utility projects, the goal is to promote safety training across the utility construction industry. This newsletter covers TSSD week and provides trench drain maintenance tips for after the trenching is done.

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Does Investing in CMMS Software Make Sense During a Tough Economy?

Despite current economic hardships, investing in CMMS software presents an opportunity for businesses aiming to optimize operations and reduce costs. By implementing CMMS systems, businesses can manage maintenance schedules, minimize unexpected breakdowns, and extend the lifespan of their assets.

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Maintenance Management

Balancing Continuous Operation and Root Cause Troubleshooting: Maximizing Production

In the world of production, the heartbeat of success lies in the delicate balance between keeping equipment running (continuous operation) and diving into the intricacies of troubleshooting for root causes. This dichotomy is the confluence of two distinct yet complementary approaches, each pivotal in its own right for maintaining efficiency and sustaining operations within industrial settings.

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Recycled Copper: Turning Scraps into Sustainability

The manufacturing industry is increasing its efforts in reusing and recycling copper scraps due to a projected doubling in copper demand by 2035. What applications can copper be used for?  Why is the demand for copper growing? How is recycled copper used and what are the environmental benefits of recycling more copper?

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CMMS System: Integration for Off-site Operations 

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems are often perceived as solutions that can operate solely in production plants. However, the growing demand for maintenance across production facilities has shown that the complexity of the business, and its need for integration is far more extended. Today, enterprises require CMMS integration with the supply chain—not only in the context of production, but also in the context of supplying manufacturing facilities with spare parts for their maintenance departments. In this article, we explain how interoperability is facilitated today in maintenance operations.

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Facility Maintenance

The Role of Maintenance and Reliability Teams in Infectious Waste Management

Infectious waste management is a critical area of focus for maintenance and reliability teams across various sectors, including manufacturing, construction, and pharmaceuticals. Each of these industries faces unique challenges due to the nature of their waste, which can include biological hazards, contaminated sharps, and chemical residues.

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Mechanical Insulation for the Manufacturing Industry

Mechanical insulation is referred to some in the industry as the “forgotten technology” or the “best kept secret.” Why is it so often overlooked? What is mechanical insulation and how is it used? What are the best ways to use it in the manufacturing industry? Why should companies consider using mechanical insulation in their plants? 

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Preventive Maintenance

Coating Care: Erosion vs. Corrosion

Recoating based on visible rust is a form of reactive maintenance, when coating failure and rust formation are the reason for repairs or replacements. Erosion is a far more effective reason for recoating. Maintenance based on erosion is a form of preventive maintenance where repairs are performed to prevent a more serious future failure.

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Working with SAP Master and Transactional Data

SAP, as with any enterprise asset management software suite, is a collection of many diverse software solutions and applications. No matter which module of SAP you are working with, there are master and transactional data sets that you must consider as you are making changes to an existing system, migrating from one system to another, or standing up a new system altogether.

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