Archive for July 2010
If you want to be successful in a home based business, just be yourself. There is no other way to be a leader but giving and giving will for sure produce reciprocity.
The Home Based Business Industry is not different from any other industry, the what is in it for me? is and will always be the question and the answer. The commitment, engagement; involvement and trust is what made a business successful.
What differs from the old way of making business is marketing. Technology has changed and as a direct result mindset has also changed, so the way to approach future prospects is now “less direct” meaning the powerful shaking hands close dial picture is now a follow me or tweet me tendency.
But trust is what really matters and being yourself, cultivating yourself as a leader and offering this hand shake and make people feel it trough any source is the key of attraction and success.
The first step to be ready for the home based business industry is be prepared, how?:
1- Acquire all the knowledge possible about the industry and its trends.
2- Be more focused on free, long term methods to have prospects or followers.
3- Create a culture of teaching and while teaching also learn.
4- Never stop learning and giving value.
5- Don’t forget trust is the key.
That is why I say success is in the Home Base Business Industry. Diversity makes the difference, so don’t be afraid to begin your business today, Just be yourself. Begin today.
If something goes wrong in the manufacturing process of a particular product, it can lead to serious problems down the line. It will increase expense, as more materials will need to be ordered so as to deal with the initial mistake. It will also potentially lead to a transfer of defective products to the market, with the result that the company’s profits are harmed and its good name besmirched. To make sure that things run as smoothly as possible, then, it is important to recognize the places where things can go wrong at every level of the process. Most of the potential damage can be split into six regions of risk – Machines, Methods, Materials, Measurements, Mother Nature and Manpower.
Of course, all of the above elements begin with the letter M, and consequently for Six Sigma training are recognized as the “Six Ms”. If something goes wrong in the manufacturing process within a company, the chances are that it pertains to one of these Ms. All of these can play a part in a defect occurring, and all of them have numerous secondary fields, so it is important to be forensic in tracking the source of a problem.
Taking one of the above areas at random, let us look at the different ways that materials can play a part in a failure in the manufacturing sector. In order to complete a job, it is necessary not only to have the right materials, but also to have enough of them and enough knowledge of how they go together to make the product. If, for example, the company is concerned with making brushes, it will be working with more than one material. For the sake of argument, let us say wood and nylon – wood for the handles, and nylon for the bristles.
It is important to order enough of the above materials. The manufacturing section itself will often be broken down into different sections – some of the workforce taking care of the handles and some taking care of the bristles. If the people responsible for the bristles have completed their work, but not enough wood has been ordered for the handles, then you will have a workforce that is standing around wasting time because the task cannot be completed due to a failure on the materials front. Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma are designed to avoid such failures.
There are a number of hazardous substances in the agricultural industry which can be detrimental to a worker’s health and safety.
Such substances include:
Dusts from plants, animals and compost materials
Pesticides and feed additives
Silage making products
Vehicle exhaust fumes.
Pesticides are a particular hazard to human health and will be examined more closely in this article. In contrast with industrial chemicals, pesticides are solely developed to act on living tissues. Their purpose is to protect plants and it does this by killing and deterring animals. Pesticides include herbicides (weedkillers), fungicides, insecticides or bird and animal repellents. Anyone involved with the agricultural industry must ensure they store and transport pesticides carefully.
CoSHH law imposes strict regulations governing the use of pesticides. It requires employers to carry out CoSHH risk assessments to examine and control the hazards associated with pesticides by eliminating exposure to them, controlling any necessary exposure and monitoring the health of those who use pesticides.
It is very difficult to eliminate all exposure, thus employers should try and look for an alternative substance to use. Alternatively, employers should examine how to use pesticides in a safe manner. For example, it may be possible to replace a powdered pesticide with a less dangerous liquid equivalent.
There must be controls in place if an employee is exposed to pesticides. Good ventilation is crucial, as are sufficient washing facilities and the use of personal protective equipment (gloves, masks etc).
Sufficient training and information should be given to employees. Part of the training process for the use of pesticides should include reading the product’s label for instructions on usage. Cheap alternative pesticides should not be used. DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) or HSE (Health and Safety Executive)officially approve pesticides and their number will be on the product label.
Health surveillance is also part of CoSHH legislation. Workers health needs to be monitored if they are using pesticides.
The transportation of pesticides is another key area for consideration. Pesticides should never be transported on self-propelled equipment or in a tractor. They should however, be stored in a locked container and carried on the outside of a vehicle. The container should be labelled appropriately and needs to be leak proof.
There are also strict guidelines covering the disposal of pesticides. There are a number of Codes of Practice and Guidance in place to help employers meet their obligations.