Check the boiler room

When you think of a boiler room, you might think of an intense group of salesmen. But your building may have a real boiler room, and it’s critical to have it inspected regularly to avoid dangerous situations. Maintenance is key, and that is particularly true if you own the building for your workplace. Even if you’re renting, you should make sure your landlord is vigilant in order to protect the safety of your workers.

Check out the infographic below for handy checklists and ideas for boiler room maintenance, and then follow up to make sure to follow up.

Boiler Room Dangers and Safety (Infographic)
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Workplace of the future . . . from the past

Here’s Walter Cronkite in 1967 doing a feature on the home office of the future that would be possible in 2001. Fascinating!

Higher minimum wage would save government $7.6 billion

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One of the biggest battle in Washington and in states around the country involves the minimum wage. It’s basically a fairness argument versus those who think this can hurt jobs.

Still, this data should also be taken into account:

- If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10, more than 1.7 million American workers would no longer rely on public assistance programs.
- Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would reduce government expenditures on current income-support programs by $7.6 billion per year—and possibly more, given the conservative nature of this estimate. This would allow these funds to be repurposed into either new programs or expansions of existing programs to further leverage the poverty-fighting impact of this spending.

Corporations are making tons of profits and we have very low inflation. It seems like a perfect time to raise the minimum wage!

What every Business Owner needs to know about Cloud Storage

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Whether you’re a single contractor or the head of a multinational organisation, it’s likely your business could benefit from a cloud-based storage solution. Storing files and software in the cloud allows for easy file sharing, mobile access, and file security. There is a range of cloud storage platforms out there, from the generic, lower security options through to specialised, security-focussed platforms like Your Digital File. If you’re considering a cloud storage solution for your business, this article outlines a few key issues and considerations.

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Safety Checklist to Ensure Your Workers are Protected from Risks

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Protecting workers from safety hazards is the number one priority of business owners and site supervisors. Advancements in personal protection equipment (PPE) has made this process much more simple than it used to be, leaving no room for unsafe working at heights projects. Before you set off for your next worksite, consider whether you have checked all the safety boxes.

Have Risk Assessments Been Completed?

This is standard practice for most worksites. As existing hazards are different for each new site, an assessment should be completed before workers even set foot on the site. Completing a risk assessment allows site supervisors to identify any potential safety issues, as well as providing ample opportunity to work out the measures needed to avoid an accident or injury.

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