National Safety Month: The History of Industrial Safety in North America

2018-06-20T17:24:43+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk|

Because June is National Safety Month, Staff Management | SMX thought examining the history of industrial safety in the United States and Canada would be beneficial. Understanding the development of safety in North American industry provides us with an informed eye on the future.

The Balancing Act: 3 Strategies to Simultaneously Achieve Safety and Productivity Goals

2018-12-03T15:55:15+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk|

A recent report revealed that some manufacturing leaders prioritize productivity over safety because they view safety guidelines as a productivity disruptor. Workplace safety should never be disregarded, so what can you do to keep safety on top of everyone's mind? Here are several ways to create a safety culture while maintaining high productivity levels.

Greenfield Investments in the US: 3 Hurdles Manufacturers Need to Hop for Success

2018-02-15T19:32:33+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating, Safety, Compliance & Risk|

Greenfield investments can be an attractive opportunity for companies based in other countries, but when they make the shift to manufacturing in the United States, they might encounter some hurdles. Here are three common hurdles, and three leaps, or strategies for overcoming them.

3 Ways That Hackers Can Hijack Your Industrial Robots

2018-06-05T18:21:25+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk, Technology, Reporting & Analytics|

Industrial robots can increase productivity and the quality of work produced by your operation. However, as these machines become further integrated into business networks, they could be exposed to hackers. How might cybercriminals take advantage of your robots, and what can you do about it?

Top Staffing Providers Promote Safety in the Workplace

2018-01-04T21:46:40+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk, Staffing & Industry Trends|

Safety in the workplace is important for all businesses, but it can be especially important for companies that use contingent labor. What safety challenges are unique to the contingent workforce world, and how can you make sure that you've found a staffing partner that values safety as much as you do? Find out what your staffing partner should do to ensure compliance.

5 Ways to Motivate Employees to Follow Your Safety Program

2017-06-23T15:05:54+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk|

Is there a disconnect between the goals of your safety program and the behaviors of your employees? Try reevaluating how you motivate them! In order for your safety program to work, your employees need to be motivated and committed. Check out this blog for five ways to motivate your employees to follow your safety program

4 Most Common Safety Incidents in the Workplace [Infographic]

2017-06-21T15:12:10+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk|

June is National Safety Month and Staff Management | SMX wants to help keep you, your employees and your workplace safe. Check out our infographic, 4 Most Common Safety Incidents in the Workplace, to learn about common safety hazards and the steps you can take to reduce them.