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Tips from the Experts
Ergonomics Can Significantly Impact Your Business
by Guy A. Fragala, Ph.D., P,E., C.S.P.

Recently, you may have heard the term ergonomics used in conversation, but do you really know what it means and how the concepts can be applied to help you in your business? Ergonomics is the science which attempts to optimize the design of objects, systems, and environment to ensure the best possible match for human use. Ergonomics affects everything which involves people. Work systems, sports and leisure, and health and safety should all embody ergonomics principles to minimize stress and reduce the risk of injury.

Conserving Water used in Cooling Towers
by New Mexico Office of the State Engineer

Not only do cooling towers consume a great deal of water; they also frequently use water inefficiently. These tips from A Water Conservation Guide for Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Users, courtesy of the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, highlight ways to improve the water-use efficiency of a cooling tower by reducing the water lost to bleed-off.

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