For workers required to wear earplugs on the job, there are many factors that can affect which type they will prefer, or will be required to wear. Depending on these factors, you or your employee may choose to wear reusable earplugs – some benefits are listed below.
Benefits of Reusable earplugs:
Are washable and have flexible, elastic flanges attached to a handle/grip
Can be reused many times, resulting in less waste
Cost-effective because they are replaced less often
Can be inserted when hands are dirty or when gloves are worn
Material doesn’t absorb moisture, making them ideal for wet conditions or when workers perspire heavily
Have a moderate attenuation which allows workers to hear more sound when a high noise reduction rating (NNR) isn’t needed
Watch the video for steps to ensure proper use!
Earplugs only work well when they are used properly. See the video below for the proper steps to take when using reusable earplugs.
Looking for earplugs for your facility? Contact us! We carry many varieties and we can help you select the earplug that is perfect for your application.
Even with all the technology available to us today, surprisingly, effective memo-writing remains an essential skill in interoffice communications. Memos may be delivered via e-mail, but they still should follow the same professional and formatting standards as those printed on paper.
Called memos for short, memorandums are routinely used within an organization to communicate a variety of ideas – from a new sick day policy, to short reports and proposals. Among their many uses, memos confirm conversations, share ideas, instruct employees, and communicate policies. Because memos either request or share important information, they need to be carefully and concisely written so that the message is clear and accurate. A poorly written memo could confuse readers, offend employees, and create a loss of time. Typically, memos are short and communicate a single subject. If you have two subjects to cover, consider writing two separate memos.
Think of your readers and their needs.
Be specific when making your points.
Make your subject line short and descriptive.
Use bullets or numbers to clarify points or lists.
Cover only a single subject.
Memos should be short and concise; try to keep them to one page.
Proofread, checking for spelling and grammatical errors.
Writing a memo is not difficult and does not require much time. Just remember that a memo is in writing, which means it is permanently documented. Your memo represents you and your company; any glaring errors may cast you in a negative light among your peers and subordinates.
A private label product is manufactured by a contract or third-party manufacturer and sold under a retailer’s brand name. The retailer specifies everything about the product – what goes in it, how it’s packaged, what the label looks like, etc.
Reasons to Buy Private Label Brands
According to TIME, most consumers “have gotten clued in to the fact that many generic store-brand foods are actually made by the same companies that produce the higher-priced, name-brand stuff,” which “come out of the same factories with the same ingredients…with the only difference being the label.” The author goes on to say that the result of switching from a name brand to a private label is “an easy way to save 30% or so, without sacrificing quality.”
Lower cost and similar quality to name brands, are two reasons to make the switch to private label branded products.
Private label brands lower costs by outsourcing production and logistics to large national brand manufacturers with excess capacity, or to specialty manufacturers who focus on a limited variety of products, eliminating the need for large capital investment. In addition, marketing costs for a private brands are incremental or nonexistent. This presents a significant cost savings to the retailer, a portion of which is passed along to the consumer in the form of lower prices.
While quality can be defined in many ways, most consumers feel there is little difference in the quality of a private label versus a national brand product. Consumer Reports has conducted blind taste tests between store brand and national brand products to poll consumers about the quality of store brands. They reported that more than 80% of those polled (about 24,000) indicated the private label brand to be the same or better than the national brand. Consumers are always looking for ways to save money, even on necessities. Using private label brands is a good place to start!
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