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Use Occupancy Sensor Lighting to Promote More Controls

Use Occupancy Sensor Lighting to Promote More Controls

Let’s say you have traditional wall switches in a business that someone must “open” each day. Someone probably walks through the semi-dark to get to those switches, unless you create a lighted path to those switches. With occupancy sensors, that path need not waste electricity. You could also use a series of occupancy sensors to […]

Does Deferring Maintenance Makes Sense?

Does Deferring Maintenance Makes Sense?

One of the clever “money savers” you might see in an annual report is “deferred maintenance.” The maintenance isn’t stopped, it’s just deferred. A temporary thing, apparently. Mechanics might be quick to point out that deferring lubrication has the same result as not doing it. Lubricants wear out, thin out, get contaminated, etc. Starve that […]

The Truth About Multi-tasking

The Truth About Multi-tasking

Many managers are under the impression that multi-tasking allows people to get more done. Many workers, especially younger ones, also feel this way; they text to one person during a conversation with another person. One of the problems with multi-tasking is the brain is not a parallel processing machine. It performs cognitive tasks serially. And […]

Protecting Your Back, Part 2

Protecting Your Back, Part 2

Back pain is miserable and often debilitating. A little assessment upfront can prevent back pain later. Assess the following: Is it an awkward size? Then unless it’s really light, ask someone to help you lift it. If that light load is a big panel and you’re outdoors, it can act like a sail and the […]

Divide and Conquer With Your Workforce

Divide and Conquer With Your Workforce

When Henry Ford came out with the Model T, it wasn’t the car that was the big innovation. It was the method of building it. Specialization and assembly line methodology resulted in producing a car every 90 seconds. Initially, it doesn’t seem you can apply Ford’s model to electrical work. But let’s look at two […]