Safety First

Safety First

A couple decades ago, I lived in Oklahoma for a while. I had little knowledge about the Sooner State, except it was known for college football, wind and tornadoes. Being from North Carolina, it never occurred to me that at least one of those famous — or infamous — stereotypes was founded in twisting reality. I […]

Ready — or Not? Make a Plan for Potential Disasters

Ready — or Not? Make a Plan for Potential Disasters

Disaster preparedness may not be on the top of your to-do list, but it should be. Here are some best practices and basic steps to help you safeguard your business and get it back on track after a worst-case scenario. The sheer number and variety of disasters that can strike — and potentially devastate — […]

Making a bed was never this easy

Making a bed was never this easy

BY GARY JAMES Backed by software and automation, equipment suppliers reveal new machines and entire production lines designed to take much of the hard labor out of manufacturing mattresses Always on the lookout for ways to improve the efficiency, safety, productivity and ergonomics of today’s mattress- and pillow-making operations, machinery makers introduced a range of […]

Infographic: Tired Workers Pose Workplace Risk

Infographic: Tired Workers Pose Workplace Risk

According to this infographic published by the Safety Management online degree program at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S. employees are short on sleep and it’s affecting their performance on the job, and causing more workplace injuries than ever before. Studies show that American workers are sleeping one to two hours less per day than […]

PFA clarifies proposed EPA ruling on flexible polyurethane foam safety

The Polyurethane Foam Association, based in Loudon, Tennessee, announced today it has prepared the position paper “What Regulators Need to Know” to clarify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed Significant New Use Rule pertaining to toluene diisocyanate use in consumer goods. TDI is a raw material used in the manufacture of flexible polyurethane foam. […]