MSHA-Certified Mining Equipment And Training

Equipment in mining is changing considerably and from changes to communication to the way that we are protecting our workers, our company is dedicated to offering the best in MSHA certified machinery and safety equipment which is designed for use in mining sites worldwide.

The MSHA level of approval and certification tests and certifies a variety of mining products including the equipment operators are using every day as well as the instruments that are used to monitor mining safety. Ensuring that all of these devices comply with federal regulations is extremely important to maintaining safety in mining sites and for giving workers the confident that they need in their machinery.

Through our company we can supply a wide range of certified machinery and safety solutions such as cap lights, gas detection, PPE, electrical system and more. All ongoing get it can to prevent accidents and mining sites and to produce products which are MSHA certified. The equipment that we offer enforces restrictions and mandates set out in the mining industry. With our assistance, we can prevent machinery from becoming a hazard and ensure that all systems can be extremely safe from becoming moving hazards and more.

Are certified mining equipment and training provides prevention solution as well as products that are certified under federal law. We offer complete safety training as well as annual refresher classes for our products. Mining operators can secure the best quality of products and operational staff needs to be kept up to date with the latest equipment and training. With our help, we can build a better future under MSHA standards and training.

If you’re interested in the warmth of equipment or training for your business, please contact us today to learn more.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Systems! For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of industry safety. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.

Is It Time To  Launch Your Startup In A Virtual Office Space? 

Many people believe that starting a business from home is the same as working for yourself. But this is not the truth. You can be your boss, set your own hours, and work your own schedule. However, it means that you are responsible for everything and you don’t have anyone to take over if something goes wrong. This article will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of starting your own startup from home.


Benefits Of Working At Home

There are many benefits to working from home. It is convenient and you can work from anywhere. It is easy to get around annoying coworkers or find parking. Because you can make mistakes and not worry about what they will land in front of your boss or coworkers, virtual office space is great for those just starting out. All of the services will be available to you, and your business address appears professional.

Disadvantages Of Working Remotely 

It can be very rewarding to work from home because you can choose your hours and the environment. This could have some drawbacks.

These are the disadvantages:

  • It can be hard to stay focused.
  • Virtual Office Spaces are less popular for entrepreneurs as they can work from home.
  • Some entrepreneurs may find it difficult to motivate those who work remotely.

You can test it for yourself to decide if you want to work remotely. You’ll be able to focus on what is important, your business, by setting your own hours.

Virtual offices can make your office more productive. You can set your own hours and do what you want. You can also have a flexible work environment that encourages creativity and productivity. These are important considerations to consider before you make any major decisions.

This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a Virtual Office Tampa. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.




Brighton MA Apartment Vacancies Market Report

The apartment rental market in Boston has recovered quite a bit from the vacancy issues it experienced throughout the pandemic.  That recovery has been significant in most of the Metro’s neighborhoods, especially the student markets, but that apartment demand resurgence we saw over the summer seemed to fall short of Brighton.  The current vacancy rate for apartments in Brighton MA sits at 1.38%, slightly above that of Boston (1.33%), and apartment availability is even further behind.


Presently, the vacancy rate in Brighton stands at 1.38%, which is on par with the vacancy rate in the city of Boston at 1.33%.  This positions Brighton in the middle of the pack in terms of apartment supply among all Boston neighborhoods.  Roxbury’s real-time vacancy rate of 4.21% is currently the highest among all neighborhoods, followed by other outer lying neighborhoods like Mattapan (3.28%) and Dorchester (2.98%).  For contrast, vacancy rates in Boston’s core neighborhoods are even lower than they were before the pandemic.  South Boston (0.31%), South End (0.25%), and Back Bay (0.41%) lead the pack and all have vacancy rates below .5%.


Over the past year, there has been a +13.11% increase in the YOY RTVR% of Brighton. A similar trend can be seen in the YOY changes in vacancy rates whereas supply has shrunk considerably in the inner city while increasing in the outer lying areas.  The neighborhoods that saw the largest YOY decline in vacant apartment inventory are South End (-84.47%), Fenway (-70.93%), and South Boston (-63.10%).  Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain and Beacon Hill recored the largest increases in apartment vacancies compared to November 2020 at +186.01% at +166.67%, and +144.30% respectively.


The real-time availability rate in Brighton is 1.77%, compared to 1.88% for all Boston apartments.  Mission Hill (1.61%) and West End (1.79%) are in a similar range as Brighton. Just like the vacancy rate, the apartment availability rate in Roxbury (4.69%) is the highest among all neighborhoods of Boston and is much higher as compared to Brighton. Also at higher levels are apartment availability rates for Jamaica Plain (3.12%), Allston (2.36%), East Boston (2.39%) and Charlestown (2.23%).


Brighton’s apartment rental market seems to be affected by the same demand trend as other outer lying areas.  Widespread vacancies in 2020 spurred many landlords to reduce rents and provide incentives for renters, which may have pushed many to rent an apartment in a more premium area.  This has left demand stagnant in some of Boston’s more affordable markets for the short term.  Look for rent prices to climb in Boston’s core areas in 2021, restoring demand for apartments in Brighton and other outer lying neighborhoods.

What do Gold Buyers do with your gold?


In today’s economy, sometimes we need to find ways to earn some extra money to pay our bills or feed our families. When jobs are scarce, we sometimes come up with other means to make sure that our families are taken care of. Most of us have some precious metal or precious stone that we can sell. Most gold buyers will take your gold and pay you after the value has been determined. Have you ever wondered what are gold buyers and happens to your gold after you sell it?

What are gold buyers?

Gold buyers are often companies who buy unwanted broken gold item from willing sellers such as Pawnshops or direct from the public. Pawnshops are, in one way or another, indirect buyers because of their process. These shops don’t directly buy the gold at first, but only uses the item as collateral. They can give you the item’s value for a fraction of its price initially within an agreed upon period. This comes with expectations that you’ll pay back the amount along with interest to get it back. When you fail to do so, they in effect buy the gold from the seller and often re-sell it to a gold buyer. By skipping Pawnbrokers you can go direct to the source and deal with gold buyers like Melbourne Gold Company direct.


How do gold buyers value your gold and what do they do with it after they buy it?


Gold Buyers will evaluate your gold items with what’s called an XRF machine.  They test all your gold pieces to see what carat it is and weigh the gold and purchase it from you. As Gold Buyers are amalgamators of gold they need to collect enough of it to continue to the next step in the recycling process.

As Gold Buyers are the first step in the gold refining process they will amalgamate all the unwanted gold items they have purchased from the public and Pawnbrokers. Once they have acquired enough gold they start the process in preparing the gold to ship to the gold refinery for it to enter into the gold refining process.

After gold buyers have purchased enough gold it is prepared then first put it into furnace for roughly 20 – 25 minutes. Borax is added as it mixes and cleans the impurities. As the gold melts, it will start to form a ball and swirl. While it is melting, you need to stir it with a rod made of graphite so that the mixture is even, resulting in a purer measurement for XRF testing purposes. Then, when the molten gold is around 1250 degrees it is poured into a mould.

After the gold buyers have poured the melted gold into a mould, all the impurities such as springs and stones will float to the top in the borax. The gold bar while its hot is tipped out of mould and into cold water. The borax will react in the water and fall off along with the impurities.

After this the gold bars are shipped to the gold refinery. The gold refinery will re-melt the bar to conduct a fire assay. To do this there are a few more steps involved. when the gold is molten they put a glass vacuum tube and suck a small amount of gold this small amount of gold is taken into a lab where lead is added and the sample is placed into an oven to dissolve away all the metals only leaving gold and silver. The gold and silver are then weighed and calculated accordingly against the weight of the scrap gold bar.

If there is more than a 1% difference between indicative XRF testing and fire assay, the process will need to be done again.


An Insight into Counterfeiting & Forgery: Tips on How to Protect Your Business


In the latter part of the 20th century the North Korean regime had become so prolific in forging US currency that at one point an estimated 1 in 2 $100 bills were estimated to be North Korean forgeries.

It isn’t just rogue states though that specialise in counterfeiting and forgeries. In 2005 a British criminal enterprise was found to have produced over $35 million in fake dollars that were significantly undermining both the American and British economies.

If global super powers like the USA are regularly falling victim to counterfeiting and forgery, so could you. Without the resources of the CIA and FBI behind you, how can you be expected to ward off this threat?

Below we outline the very real risks of counterfeiting and forgery to small businesses and tell you about the simple yet effective business checks you can utilise to protect your finances.


Counterfeiting & Forgery Trends

In the USA last year the levels of counterfeiting and forgery were up on the previous year with the most common complaint being check fraud. This accounted for an estimated $1.3 billion in industry losses and overtook debit card fraud as the number 1 method of fraud in the country.

Check fraud could be as simple as adding an extra 0 to a check you receive from a loved one for your birthday, or it could involve criminals ‘washing’ checks your checks to your suppliers and redirecting the funds to themselves.

In 2020 there was also a rise in the number of fraudsters producing counterfeit/forged communications. Typically a fraudster may hack your customer database and then contact your customers pretending to represent your organisation and offer refunds or rebates.

Once in possession of customer’s financial details, the fraudsters will then withdraw money from you customers’ accounts under the illusion that they are depositing refunds. Despite your company not being involved in these scams, these instances can nonetheless irrevocably change your reputation.


Combatting Counterfeiting & Forgery

There simply isn’t enough time to write an article that details all the ways in which you can guard against every type of counterfeiting and forgery threat. Instead we have compiled a number of tips on how to best protect yourself, your business and your clients from the risks of counterfeiting and forgery:

  1. Stay Informed: With every passing week there are new scams out there designed to take advantage of your company’s weak spots. Be sure to keep an eye out for the latest trends and scams in circulation. You can do things like the FBI’s Scam and Safety webpage.
  2. Train Staff: It’s not just you that needs to be informed of the latest scams out there and how to combat them. Your staff need to know what’s happening and what to look out for, make sure they are adequately trained.
  3. Safeguard Data: One of the most valuable things that your business is in possession of is the sensitive personal data of your customers and suppliers. Unsure as to what sensitive personal data is and how to protect it? Check out GDPR legislation from the EU, this provides guidance on the do’s and don’ts’ of data management.
  4. Smart Financial Systems: If you usually take control for your company’s finances or delegate it to someone else, maybe it’s time to start thinking about smart financial systems. This type of software adds an extra layer of protection to your operations and will help you to spot patterns or discrepancies.

In Summary

Counterfeiting and forgery is back on the rise in the US and you could fall victim to it if you are not adequately prepared.  Don’t take the risk of seeing your trading reputation going up in smoke or burning your profits, be clever and remain one step ahead of the threat.


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