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Warehouse Safety

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Because warehouses typically contain no dangerous machines or high-risk operations, employers and employees often develop a false sense of safety and security. With this book, you will learn how to proactively develop formal safety programs and reduce the number of safety incidents and losses that occur in your warehouse environment. Warehouse Safety discusses such topics as the nature of warehouse operations and safety statistics and examines the components of an effective safety program, including meetings, job safety observation, and safety incentives. It focuses on the high hazard work areas and situation present in warehouses and the equipment and training that managers should invest in to prevent injury and loss. Author George Swartz addresses a number of preventative measures, including fixed fire systems and fire safety, materials storage, handrailing and ladders, employee training, forklifts, methods for lockout/tagout procedures, dock hazards and safeguards, and more.


The Spy House

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In the fifth electrifying thriller featuring Will Cochrane, the Intelligence agent must solve the unsolvable: How did four international agents working on a super-secret mission die in a safe house bunker that was locked from the inside

When the Israeli ambassador to France is shot dead in Paris by an unknown sniper, the Israeli government blames Hamas and begins planning a massive invasion to obliterate the terrorist organization once and for all. To avoid an all-out war, three members of the UN Security Council—the United States, France, and the United Kingdom—assemble a team of intelligence agents to uncover the truth behind the assassination.

But when the team stops responding and all four agents are found dead in a bunker locked from the inside, they turn to freelance intelligence operative Will Cochrane for answers. To find out what really happened in the Paris shooting and in the bunker and prevent an unwinnable war, Cochrane will use his years of knowledge and experience to unravel the truth . . . and maybe just keep himself alive.

About the Author

As an MI6 field officer, Matthew Dunn recruited and ran agents, coordinated and participated in special operations, and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He operated in environments where, if captured, he would have been executed. Dunn was trained in all aspects of intelligence collection, deep- cover deployments, small arms, explosives, military unarmed combat, surveillance, and infiltration.Medals are never awarded to modern MI6 officers, but Dunn was the recipient of a rare personal commendation from the secretary of state for work he did on one mission, which was deemed so significant that it directly influenced the success of a major international incident.

During his time in MI6, Matthew conducted approximately seventy missions. All of them were successful. He currently lives in England, where he is at work on his next novel.


A Supply Chain Logistics Program For Warehouse Management

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A well-planned, well-structured warehouse management system (WMS) offers significant advantages to an organization, particularly in its ability to make warehouse operations more efficient, more cost effective, and more responsive.

A Supply Chain Logistics Program for Warehouse Management details the concepts, applications, and practices necessary for the successful management of a WMS program, including the selection and adoption of the right software.Taking a process approach to a generic warehouse and its workings, the authors trace a producta (TM)s life cycle from its receipt at a warehouse, through its outbound shipment, and to its eventual return.

This approach illustrates the logistics of a well-run supply chain and how it works in relation to every phase of a warehousea (TM)s operation. The book details each phase and its related process, demonstrating how every component fits into the overall operation. Specific topics include how to reduce product damage, enhance identified product flow and track inventory, increase employee productivity, improve customer service, reduce warehouse operating costs, improve profits, and assure asset protection. The book also presents guidelines, tips and checklists so the reader can view how each component is carried out.

Whether a warehouse operation supports a small, medium, or large business, A Supply Chain Logistics Program for Warehouse Management is an important book to have in order to design a system that reduces operating costs, improves products, and maintains timely delivery to customers.A


A Six-city Opera Potpourri

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Flashbacks are not uncommon in books and movies. Flash-forwards are less common. This description of "A Six-City Opera Potpourri" begins with the final two paragraphs of the book, which constitutes a flash-forward. If you would like to know how opera has reached this point, or disagree with its portrayal, the book will be of interest. Here are the closing paragraphs. Details are in the book. "Changes have crept into the opera world since the six-city tour ended. They have accelerated since 2000 and some are startling. Just using the small sample of operas I've chosen to review and discuss proves the point. "The Nose" set uses a backdrop that for all the world resembles a "Movietone newsreel" from the late 1920's to the '60's. In the Met's new production of "The Barber of Seville" we are brought right up to the present when Figaro throws open the huge doors of his traveling barber shop and surprises two homosexuals kissing. In the Royal Opera House' "Faust," we are transported from Gounod's beautiful French countryside to the dingy, dark, stone streets and buildings of Paris. In ACT IV we see Mephistopheles in drag wearing a black dress with sequins and a tiara. There is a sexually explicit routine at the end of the ballet. The Met's new "Rigoletto" is a Michael Mayer production of Verdi's opera moved ahead centuries in time to a Las Vegas casino in 1960. It depicts (the) "Duke" as a cocaine-snorting lounge singer. The previous paragraphs describe, in some detail, Willy Decker's "La Traviata," which is solidly in the group of departures from the composer's intent. This one may be the "gold standard." These people design and produce operas but they aren't opera people. They're Chagall, Warhol, and Picasso people. Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera Company, speaks against going back to the "stone Ages of opera theater." These "stone ages" are the years that the opera world has named "The Golden Age of Opera."


A Doll's House

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Ibsen's classic play about the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person.



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