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?