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The Accident Itself Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

You are moving right along, making great time and there is an iceberg ahead. There is not enough time to avoid it completely, but thanks to your experience you avoid the worst of it. Have you never thought of the historic Titanic when considering accident prevention and workplace safety? Accidents…
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Know Your OSHA!

Many employers dutifully draft written safety and health programs related to hazardous chemicals, blood-borne pathogens, fire prevention and evacuation, emergency action plans and more. Plus, they appropriately provide training on these programs. Are employees missing something? Unfortunately, many employers do not realize that they must maintain and preserve employee exposure…
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Creating a Flowchart in Excel

Have you been tasked with creating a flowchart to document a business process? Some companies invest in expensive, specialized software that builds flowcharts for you with just a few points and clicks. Other businesses prefer to use a tool which they already have, and in which the employees have already…
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Excel Macro Loop – Limit Redundancy to Save Time and Energy

Does your code need to execute the same action more than once? Instead of programming it multiple times, try writing it once and repeating it with a loop. Excel offers several different loop structures, depending on the conditions under which it should execute. Check out the table below to see…
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Beware of Common Grammatical Errors

When writing you must watch for errors in grammar punctuation mechanics and word choice. That’s a lot too think about but their all important topics you can’t let any of them slip through the cracks. Its not enough to rely on your word processor’s spell-checker either. Everyone have to proof…
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Those Tiny Mistakes Can Hurt

I was riding an adrenaline high, having just put my first self-published book on sale at a major online retailer. The cover was beautiful, polished, and professional, and I knew that my message would resonate with people and maybe even help someone who had faced the same struggles as me.…
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How NOT to Write an Email

How often have you re-read a lengthy email and STILL had no clue what you were supposed to do? Or received a response to your message that clearly indicated the recipient either failed to read or understand what you wanted? A single message mistake can mean the difference between a…
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Where is the Chart Wizard in Excel?

Microsoft eliminated the Excel Chart Wizard in Excel 2007, and it has not returned in the successive versions. In fact, the company rebuilt the entire chart system, and the team decided it would not be worthwhile to update the wizard and all of its options. On the bright side, the…
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Using VLOOKUP in an Excel Formula

Have you ever needed to look up current prices for an invoice for goods shipped? What about looking up the price discount for a loyal customer? Excel can do these or any other data lookup using the VLOOKUP function. This function’s precise parameter requirements can seem intimidating at first, and…
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Excel Date Formula

Have you ever entered a project due date into a spreadsheet by manually counting the number of days and typing in the number? If so, then you’ve also experienced the tedium of recalculating those dates by hand and retyping them. Fortunately, Excel has all the functions to do the date…
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