Five steps to boost safety and increase profitability

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Five steps to boost safety and increase profitability

Traditionally, safety and profitability have seemed to be diametrically opposed for many manufacturing and production operations. Although no-one disputes the value of investing in safety, the primary objective for a manufacturing or production business is to drive profitability, and protecting the safety of the plant’s people, assets and environment have often been viewed as somewhat […]

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Separating Safety

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Separating Safety

Have you heard organizations assert that safety is their top priority, safety is job one, safety is never compromised for production, etc.? Such slogans and platitudes, however well intentioned, can inflict subtle harm to safety efforts. Unless the details of the organization’s priorities and values are very clearly explained, these assertions about the importance of […]

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Kinesis Vehicle Tracking Maps Out Savings for Walker Fire

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Kinesis Vehicle Tracking Maps Out Savings for Walker Fire

Walker Fire, part of the Moyne Roberts Group, has implemented Kinesis telematics to reduce operating costs and boost customer service. Complete with integrated fuel cards, the web based GPS vehicle tracking and asset management solution is being used to map movements, monitor fuel usage and driver performance, in order to improve fuel economy and reduce […]

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Network Rail to use drones for safety purposes

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Network Rail to use drones for safety purposes

UK infrastructure manager Network Rail has carried out the first drone survey on England’s south western rail route in a bid to combat track trespassers. The drone, which made its first flight near Bournemouth on Friday, was used to record a trespass hotspot, and send images of illegal activities to the British Transport Police. It […]

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Technology as a means to improve safety, retention

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Technology as a means to improve safety, retention

Technology and transportation companies have not always been the best of friends. The time has arrived, however, when the cold abstraction of technology meets the warm and fuzzy human element. Or at least the possibilities abound for those who have the foresight. Companies like Uber Freight and Convoy and CargoChief and FreightFriend are invested in driver […]

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Strava Launches New Safety Package With Real-Time Run Tracking

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Strava Launches New Safety Package With Real-Time Run Tracking

Today, the fitness tracking giant Strava released its newest membership service that includes three new packages—one of which is solely dedicated to safety. The Safety Package arrives with Strava’s new membership service, Summit, which will replace Strava Premium (Current Premium members will not lose access to their advanced features). One of the main features of the […]

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Tech Trends

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Tech Trends

Hybrid separation system removes ultrafine solids Halliburton has released its BaraOmni hybrid separation system, a separation technology that effectively removes ultrafine low gravity solids (LGS), resulting in better performing, longer lasting fluid systems to help operators significantly reduce costs, according to a company press release. The hybrid separation system features advanced capabilities to remove ultrafine […]

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