Administration; The Journal of Business Analysis and Control Volume 1

Administration; The Journal of Business Analysis and Control Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...duty of foremen to give their men reasonable instructions regarding the hazardous nature of any work... whenever the foremen know or have good reason to think that the work is dangerous or the men unskilled... to give adequate warning of danger whenever the foremen have good reasons to know that the men are unfamiliar with the dangers.... There could be no better example of how a good foreman can protect both his fellow-workers and his company. Similar are his duties in preventing fire, overseeing fire-drills, and the protection of fire apparatus. Executives who are worried by the problem of caring for costly machinery will understand the value of Part III on handling equipment. It gives rules for using compressed air; for clean containers that work may not be injured; for keeping elevator service efficient; for protecting concrete against animal oils; for keeping an eye on delicate scales; and for overseeing electrical equipment and urging economy in the use of current. A foreman who is careful of his men and his tools, without becoming what workers call disrespectfully a "sis," is the aim of these directions. Part IV--a miscellany--indicates the possible human relations and initiative in the foreman. For example: Occasion may arise when, in the judgment of a foreman, it would be advisable for an investigation to be made of some phase of manufacturing with a view to improving an existing process or developing a new one. In such cases the foreman is invited to write to the Chairman of the Research Committee, outlining the matter he has in mind. There is a Scovill Foremen's Association for social and educational purposes. There are also directions as to how foremen may help their men through the service department, with classes...
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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966228
  • 9781236966223