Effective Lockout of Hydraulic Systems

Introduction: A lockout procedure is a sequence of safety precautions taken in advance of access to potentially dangerous machinery or equipment. It is used where there is a risk of the release of energy which could cause injury to persons carrying out the work, or indeed other individuals working in the neighbourhood of the equipment…

Is it Alzheimer’s Or is it CRS

CRS is, of course, an acronym for can’t remember stuff. Memory is the second thing to go when we age; I used to know what the first one was, but I can’t think of it right now. As a practitioner you have no doubt run across older patients who have problems with memory and concentration;…

The Case For a Zero Party System

Upon travelling to the Black Hills of South Dakota and seeing Mount Rushmore for the first time, Gutzon Borglum proclaimed, “America will march along that skyline.” Between the years of 1927 and 1941 Borglum sculpted and blasted away at that mountain, along with 400 workers, and finally realized that vision. There they were, the gigantic…

Jewelry Reviews – What Are the Grades of Silver?

Have you ever wondered if the silver jewelry you are paying for is too much? What constitutes a valuable piece of expensive silver jewelry? There are actually different grades of silver which, in large part, is used to determine its worth. Although there are variants, the main grades of silver are pure, sterling, and parts.…

The Importance of Ratchet Wrenches

We are all familiar of the tools that are found in our homes. There are a lot of tools that we use and need for fixing something that is broken. These tools are very handy when it comes to tightening or loosening something like nuts or bolts. One of those very important tools is the…

Relocating (Transplanting) Cycads

The process of cycad relocation has taken place since early botanists and cycad enthusiasts first realized that cycad pups and parent plants could be successfully removed from habitat and reestablished in a different location. This process continues today for a variety of reasons, which involve both commercial and conservation purposes. As a general rule when…

Communication Barriers: Simplifying the Communication Process

The communication process can be much more difficult than a person thinks. Unfortunately, many times a presenter does not realize that their message is being lost until it is too late and they have gone through an entire meeting/lecture talking away about something that their colleagues/audience thinks is absolutely meaningless. Here are some helpful questions…

Wooden Dowels – An Invisible Piece of History

What is a wood dowel you ask? It might look like a simple wooden peg, and to be quite honest – it is. But, like many other tools that appear to be altogether insignificant on the surface, dowel rods have undeniably changed history. Today, they are used to hold everything from boats to bookshelves together,…

Glamour Interior Design Style

Glamour style in interior design is very tempting to implement in a home: it’s luxurious, rich and beautiful. An entire interior design plan can be made around this style or only small glamour pieces can be added to an existing interior to set the tone and make an interior seem more expensive. Whichever you choose,…

Which Tile to Choose – Marble Or Travertine

Natural stone is lifetime beauty. As it has become more affordable, many people consider using natural stone tiles for their properties. There are plenty of types of natural stone including travertine, marble, limestone and slate which make the selection difficult for consumers. In this article, we will evaluate marble and travertine which are the most…