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Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued a report providing guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19. Not legal regulations, it contains recommendations that are advisory in nature to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. It's long, but informative. Check it out here!


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Legal Advice for Employers Regarding Coronavirus

Fisher Phillips, a law firm with offices throughout the U.S. serving employers in all areas of labor and employment law, is maintaining a comprehensive Q&A list on its website for important information about employment-related issues facing employers as the COVID-19 coronavirus situation continually develops. "Comprehensive and Updated FAQs for Employers on the COVID-19 Coronavirus" is updated regularly to address the concerns surrounding workplace safety, working remotely, healthcare and workers' comp, time off and wages and other labor relations issues.


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NASF SUR/FIN 2020 Attendee Registration Open

Registration is currently open for SUR/FIN 2020, the annual technical conference and trade show hosted by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF). SUR/FIN 2020 will take place June 15-17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Attendees will have access to:

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Don’t Ignore the Long-Term Risks of Short-Term Solutions

Manufacturing is inundated with risk, especially as global corporate supply chains become deeper and more complex to manage. Issues can arise at a moment’s notice, and not all manufacturers may be equipped to handle unexpected roadblocks that come from solving short-term issues or responding to a crisis. More strategic and holistic risk awareness and management is especially important for production machine shops as threats can cause major impacts to a manufacturer’s viability and supply chain resilience, short-term solutions can have long-term negative consequences.

Unseen and poorly managed risk events slow—or in the worst cases, halt—production, directly impacting the bottom line and causing reputational damage that can result in financial losses in the long term. Additionally, as consumers live in a world of instant gratification, the speed of production is ever increasing, making the financial stakes even higher. It’s obviously important to have alert systems in place to quickly manage short-term or immediate risks, but in our global supply chain environments, it’s crucial to know, understand and plan for the long-term risks and ramifications of any business decision as well as the ripple effect of any disruption.

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