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May 23, 2018
Organizations need to adapt and understand what millennials want in a work environment. Andrea Olson, Pragmadik 05/21/2018 There’s one question that is frequently asked about millennials: Why do they move from city to city and change jobs every few years? Everyone has their theory. Some people blame it on youth, the lack of attention spans due to social media, unrealistic expectations and dissatisfaction with not advancing in an organization fast enough, or to gain new experiences. There’s no question these are influential factors, but inherently, there’s one underlying reason.

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  • May 16, 2018
    If you’ve never seen an arc flash firsthand, you may not realize just how destructive they can be. An arc flash can cause significant damage to electrical systems, start fires and cause injuries or even deaths. You don’t even have to be caught by the arc itself for this to occur; damage radiates out from the arc, and the air surrounding an arc flash can become as hot as the surface of the sun!
  • May 2, 2018
    Schneider Electric has recalled about 1,079,000 units of the Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches because the power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.
  • Apr 18, 2018
    As more long-term homeowners make the decision to stick with the home they have, they are undertaking larger-scale remodeling projects, such as complete room renovations or additions.
  • Apr 4, 2018
    Outfitting employees with appropriate footwear reduces injuries. Protecting employees’ feet with good industrial footwear cuts lost work hours, improves productivity, and heightens morale.
  • Mar 28, 2018
    For a business owner, workers’ comp insurance is an inevitable necessity. But by learning how the system works, you will be able to comfortably have a handle on what you are paying for, what affects your annual premium, and how to better manage and plan for unforeseen events.
  • Mar 14, 2018
    New England Real Estate Journal Sharon Bonneau is a single mother of four children who lives in Webster, Mass. She’s also an electrical apprentice in her second year at Interstate who is on her way to becoming a licensed electrician.
  • Mar 7, 2018
    The best way to prevent costly injuries is to promote safe work practices, provide the necessary PPE, and do everything possible to encourage wearer compliance. By Mark Saner Mar 01, 2018 You painstakingly identified all the hazards in your workplace. You consulted each of the relevant safety standards and OSHA regulations. You implemented a comprehensive personal protective equipment (PPE) program and made sure every employee was supplied with the necessary gear and trained on how to use it properly. Everything went great for about a week. And then employees started wearing their PPE incorrectly, or even skipping it altogether. What went wrong?
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