Featured Articles by Brandeis Machinery

Four Major Benefits of Robust, Ongoing Operator Training – You invest a lot into the equipment and employees you operate. Having an ongoing, robust training program that not only focuses on maximizing equipment efficiency, but focuses also on safety has some major benefits. Read what they are…

How the Smallest of Threats Can Hamper Your Operation – It’s flu season and few things can cripple your operation like an outbreak of the flu. This month we address this devious microbe and look at a few things you can do to minimize its impact and keep your employees happy, healthy and productive. Read what you can do and need to know about the flu.

Beating the Heat During Hot Summer Months – Now is the time of the year that operators feel the heat. With heat indexes sometimes over 100 degrees, operating heavy equipment can be physically taxing. This month’s article highlights a few things to remember and resources for you to help your employees “beat the heat.” Read what you can do to alleviate heat related illnesses.

Four Traits of Safety Minded Companies – As managers and owners, we want a safe work environment for all of our employees. Unfortunately, all too often it escapes us. Time passes quickly, and initiatives that were once important standards become guidelines or even merely suggestions. How can we ensure that when we put safety measures in place, they will stay in place as employees come and go in a business climate that is constantly in flux? Read what’s on the minds of safety minded companies.

Training vs Teaching; Knowing the Difference – Whether you’re training someone to safely operate an excavator or repair a wheel loader, there are stark differences between teaching someone something and training them. This article highlights the differences between the two and helps you look at true training in a different light. Read about the differences.

The Benefits of a Planned Maintenance Program – Your equipment works hard under rigorous conditions. A comprehensive Planned Maintenance Program keeps your equipment operating safely and productively. It will also reduce your costs. Read this month’s Feature Article to find out how…

Three Steps to Improved Productivity – Whether you’re trying to improve productivity in your support staff, get more out of your material handling and mining or simply improve safety, there are a few things that you can do that transcend functional lines and apply to almost all individuals.What three steps you can take that will have a lasting impact on your productivity.

Who Signed OSHA, Why and What are the Outcomes? – In 1972, the Occupational Health and Safety Act created OSHA as we know it today. This month, we take a look at who approved the act, why, and what has transpired in the more than four decades that the agency has been in operation. Read why OSHA was enacted and what has happened since.