The Power of Promotional Products

October 20, 2014

Promotional products are items used to promote a product, service or company program and they include advertising specialties, premiums, incentives, business gifts, awards, prizes, commemoratives and other imprinted or decorated items. Promotional products are the only marketing medium that engages five senses. Customers can see, hear, touch, taste and can even smell promotional products. Promotional […]

What Kind of Boxes Can I Get For My Packaging Needs?

October 17, 2014

If you want to store some goods or send them to another destination then you may find cardboard boxes to be the best way to do it.  In case you are wondering which kind of cardboard box to use here is a brief introduction to the types of cardboard boxes that are most commonly used […]

Best Practices for Mail Room Security

October 16, 2014

According to the United States Postal Service, commercial mailers represent 85 percent of the nation’s mail. The USPS created the B.2.2. Security Initiative for Commercial Mailers, a voluntary mail security initiative, which focuses on national and premier account mailers. The B.2.2. initiative was designed to reduce the risk of an injurious article being sent through […]

Use Your Kitchen Knives Like a Pro

October 15, 2014

With some know-how and practice, kitchen knives can be your best friend during food preparation, or it can be a potential source of serious injury. Depending on your skill and what you already know about knife safety, it’s always a good idea to hone knife safety skills. The first step in kitchen knife safety is […]

Essential Camping Gear Makes Living in the Great Outdoors Easy and Fun

October 14, 2014

There’s nothing like a camping trip with the family to create some unforgettable memories and bonding time. Getting away from the daily grind to explore the great outdoors can be both relaxing and energizing. But before you go, make sure you have made the necessary preparations with this essential camping gear list: 1.    Food Part […]

Shipping and Receiving: Mail Room Safety

October 13, 2014

In this day and age, safety is of prime concern in relation to the operation of mail rooms. From three-person operations to corporate mail centers, well-developed mail room security procedures can be easily adopted by any mailroom. From in-house accidents to more menacing outside dangers, businesses rely on a fully functioning mail room, which requires […]

Proper Tool Use and Preventing Workplace Hand Lacerations

October 10, 2014

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 250,000 serious hand, finger and wrist injuries occur in the private industry annually. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also estimates that approximately 111,000 workers with hand and finger injuries lose days away from work annually–second only to back strain and sprain. Hand injuries are no light matter, […]

Unsaleable: Reducing the Cost of Damaged Goods

October 9, 2014

Even with improvements in packaging, shipping practices, warehouse design, and software, cutting the cost of unsaleable products is the constant challenge for those in the grocery industry. According to the June 2005 issue of Occupational Health, the Food Marketing Institute estimated that the grocery industry sustains nearly $20 billion annually in damaged merchandise. For Mead/Westvaco […]

Solving the Challenges of Unsafe Behavior in the Retail Workplace

October 8, 2014

A basic requirement as a merchandiser, accident prevention is the responsibility of a store owner who is expected to assist management in any unsafe behavior as outlined by the company’s established safety regulations and procedures. Employees should never be expected to work in an unsafe environment. And while most people blame accidents on unsafe conditions, […]

The Utility Knife: The Tool You Can’t Live Without

October 7, 2014

From the home and garden to the garage and basement, home owners frequently face repair and honey-do projects that require one of the most basic tools – the utility knife. Its versatility and strength makes it a tool no homeowner should be without. Looking to add insulation in your home to get a handle on […]

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