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Workforce Development

Workforce Development June 1, 1998

Bomb scare: What constitutes proper notification?

Terrorist incidents had increased in the area. When the president of ABZ Co. received a bomb threat at 5:39 a.m. one morning, Plant Engineer Murray Friedman took it seriously.

By Raymond Dreyfack
Workforce Development May 1, 1998

Motor efficiency standards create new challenges

Big brother or helpful partner? The federal government's Department of Energy (DOE) has been working hard to change the old stereotype of government as a heavy-handed regulator.

By Gary Weidner
Workforce Development May 1, 1998

Can you bypass a qualified bidder for promotion?

When a Grade I Electrician's vacancy occurred, Grade II applicant Phil Standish assumed he was first in line for the job.

By Raymond Dreyfack
Workforce Development May 1, 1998

When is is right to deny an employee’s vacation preference?

Some labor agreements grant workers the vacation of their choice provided the company doesn't have a valid reason for denying it.

By Raymond Dreyfack
Workforce Development May 1, 1998

Fume hood fans

Adjustable drive fans designed for exhausting corrosive fumes from industrial laboratory hoods are the subject of a 10-p catalog. The publication lists electrical and mechanical specifications, option information, performance charts, and photographs.

By Staff
Workforce Development April 1, 1998

GOLD WINNERS

ELECTRICAL POWER East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc. Deka Dominator gel battery ELECTRIC MOTORS DRIVES, AND CONTROLS Status Technologies MotorSTATUS condition monitoring sensor LIGHTING Hubbell, Inc.

By Staff
Workforce Development April 1, 1998

Gas detector allows one-hand operation

Defender multigas detector allows one-hand, one-button operation, with full status-at-a-glance, large LCD readouts, and LED alarm indicators. It also has automatic self-test and two alarm levels/sensor. Burlington Safety Laboratory, Inc.

By Staff
Workforce Development April 1, 1998

Keep your balance

Video-based series of instructions enables maintenance personnel to balance machinery inplace, without dismantling the equipment or removing the rotating element to a balancing machine.

By Staff
Workforce Development April 1, 1998

Everyone’s a winner in the 1997 labor market

Last year was another exceptional year for the U.S. economy, and the best year in three decades for the U.S. labor market. The national unemployment rate was at 5% or below during every month of 1997 after March, and averaged 4.

By Staff
Workforce Development April 1, 1998

Quits due to plant closing: Does he get severance pay?

Although it was no big surprise, the announcement of management's decision to shut down the plant 3-mo hence was a hard dish for employees to swallow.

By Raymond Dreyfack