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Small Business Observations

Small Business Observations Edited By Carl M. Franklin ON REDUCING ENERGY COSTS - Covered windows are one of the easiest and cheapest factory energy savers. Where neither light nor visibility is needed, cover the windows with 3 inch panels of compressed fiberboard and polystyrene insulation. Payoff: Users report saving up to 35% on fuel bills, more than enough to off-set installation costs. Bonus: Less window cleaning! Increase raditor efficiency with an insulated reflector behind each radiator. A sheet of foil laminated to a polyethylene foam backing prevents heat from being absorbed by the wall. It reflects back about 80% of the heat that would otherwise be wasted. Cost: About 40¢ per square foot. Payback: Within 6 months. From Boardroom Reports, March 9, 1981 SAFETY - Dull, repetitive jobs create boredom that leads to accidents. To stay in compliance with OSHA regulations, companies should take steps to relieve boredom and establish a program that reminds workers of risks associated with repetitive tasks. "Self-Evaluation of Occupational Safety and Health Programs", National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Publication No. 78-187, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. ACCIDENT PREVENTION IDEA - Near misses can point up hazards that need correcting before an accident injures employees http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Small Business SAGE

Small Business Observations

American Journal of Small Business , Volume 5 (3): 5 – Jan 1, 1981

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1981 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0363-9428
eISSN
1540-6520
DOI
10.1177/104225878100500301
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Abstract

Edited By Carl M. Franklin ON REDUCING ENERGY COSTS - Covered windows are one of the easiest and cheapest factory energy savers. Where neither light nor visibility is needed, cover the windows with 3 inch panels of compressed fiberboard and polystyrene insulation. Payoff: Users report saving up to 35% on fuel bills, more than enough to off-set installation costs. Bonus: Less window cleaning! Increase raditor efficiency with an insulated reflector behind each radiator. A sheet of foil laminated to a polyethylene foam backing prevents heat from being absorbed by the wall. It reflects back about 80% of the heat that would otherwise be wasted. Cost: About 40¢ per square foot. Payback: Within 6 months. From Boardroom Reports, March 9, 1981 SAFETY - Dull, repetitive jobs create boredom that leads to accidents. To stay in compliance with OSHA regulations, companies should take steps to relieve boredom and establish a program that reminds workers of risks associated with repetitive tasks. "Self-Evaluation of Occupational Safety and Health Programs", National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Publication No. 78-187, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. ACCIDENT PREVENTION IDEA - Near misses can point up hazards that need correcting before an accident injures employees

Journal

American Journal of Small BusinessSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 1981

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