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Understanding the GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 29, 2019
The most common federal government contract is the GSA Schedule, worth more than $45 billion in 2018. In order to work with the General Services Administration, however — that is, to obtain a GSA Schedule Contract — vendors and contractors must work within the Administration’s broader sustainability policies.
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The GSA's Solid Waste Management Plan

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 22, 2019
The United States General Services Administration (GSA) coordinates federal agency workplaces and private-sector services, ensuring that U.S. government workers have access to everything from offices to supplies to waste-disposal contracts. This central role gives the GSA a unique power to shape waste-handling practices across the entire spectrum of federal bureaucracies (and, sometimes, those with whom they do business).
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Managing Waste at U.S. National Parks: Diversion and Sustainability

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 8, 2019
Every year, visitors to U.S. national parks generate more than 100 million pounds of waste — enough to fill the Statue of Liberty 1,800 times, according to the National Parks Conservation Association. What makes up this tremendous waste stream? More importantly, are there ways to divert more of it from unsustainable, methane-emitting landfills and into carbon-zero systems?
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Fatigue Management for Material Handling Staff

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 1, 2019

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, most workplace accidents occur between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. or, for late-shift workers, midnight to 6:00 a.m. Those are also the hours during which the typical human body most craves sleep.

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Events to Attend at the National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo 2019

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 28, 2019
The National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo is the event for employers who are interested in creating safer, more efficient workplaces. The yearly event is designed to help professionals better strategize and implement successful ergonomic programs in all fields and industries.
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The Zero-Waste Sports Stadium: Pros and Cons

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 17, 2019
From university sports facilities to the Super Bowl itself, stadium managers continue to pursue ambitious waste-diversion goals. The gold standard of a zero-waste-to-landfill system has emerged as the ultimate prize in stadium sustainability — but as with any materials-management strategy, zero waste is a mixed bag of benefits and challenges.
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Solutions for Common Warehouse Hazards

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 10, 2019
The good news is that managers can remove many of these hazards through relatively hassle-free engineering controls — that is, introducing equipment or changes to layout that will prevent workers from entering risky situations in the first place.
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Poultry Plant Ergonomics

By Solus Group Marketing Team May 28, 2019

Compared to workers in all U.S. private industries, employees who process poultry face a significantly higher risk of injury. In 2016, for instance, the incidence rate for nonfatal injuries and illnesses at work was 2.9 per 100 workers in all industries. Among poultry processors, the rate was 4.2 injuries or illnesses per 100.

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Using Less Packaging in the Food Processing Industry

By Solus Group Marketing Team May 20, 2019
The best way to reduce waste is to create less of it in the first place. In the food processing industry, source reduction requires creative new material-handling techniques in addition to changes in the use of packaging.
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OSHA Standards for Landfill Workers

By Solus Group Marketing Team May 13, 2019
In the United States, if you work in construction, or in the maritime industry, or on a farm, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives you an entire section of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, complete with its own part number. (The maritime industry gets three of them.)
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