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OSHA cites Impact Plastics for 24 violations

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PUTNAM —Impact Plastics, a long-time business in Putnam, has received 24 citations from OSHA.Twenty-two of the citations are considered serious, which the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said means “there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.” Impact Plastics, the business name of […]

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Cautions About Skills Assessments

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Many companies recognize the importance of aligning their staff’s or employees’ skillsets to the ever changing needs of the business.  As part of that initiative, one of the key steps taken is often to assess the skills of the current employees to identify if there are gaps between the existing capabilities of the company’s employees […]

Fusion workers file grievance against company; accuse it of breaching contract

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SPRAGUE – Members of United Steelworkers Local 1840, which represents Fusion Paperboard employees, filed a grievance against the company Wednesday, accusing it of breaching a negotiated contract, chapter president Rich Harrelle told The Bulletin.”After discussion with our staff representatives and legal counsel, we were advised to file a grievance against the company on behalf of Local 1840 for violation of our collective bargaining agreement,” Harrelle said.He said the pending […]

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Is the Prospect Who Does Not Buy a Jerk?

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In 1988 I was part of a company that was growing exponentially and had products that were far superior to what competitors could offer.  This company held patents in specific technologies that far surpassed what was otherwise available from other players in the industry.  Selling the product was thought to not be especially difficult, as […]