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  • Post date: October 01, 2018
    Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious and is often confused with the common cold.  Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and congestion associated with a cold. While the flu is...
  • Post date: August 10, 2018
    Jamie Binegar, a former UPM employee, has made an extraordinary career and life change in the past couple months. She has left behind her Sales position at UPM Cincinnati to pursue her passion for music, a passion that started when she was young and...
  • Post date: July 17, 2018
    Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It's one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Causes...
  • Post date: June 14, 2018
    School’s out for the summer!  Kids of all ages rejoice!  For the children of United Performance Metals’ Connecticut employees, the summer holidays also provide a unique opportunity to spend time at their family’s workplace.  For the...
  • Post date: May 25, 2018
    On Saturday, May 19th, several UPM employees from our Cincinnati corporate headquarters competed in the Pickleball Company Challenge, played in West Chester OH.  The goal of the tournament was to promote health and wellness among local business...
  • Post date: May 22, 2018
    Feeling fatigued on the job might not seem like that big of a deal. But working when you’re drowsy can lead to safety incidents and injuries.  For fatigued workers, the risks are a lot more significant than feeling a...
  • Post date: April 26, 2018
    United Performance Metals enjoyed participating in a recent golf tournament at The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.  UPM was honored to be a platinum sponsor for this charity event that was hosted by Senior Flexonics Pathway. ...
  • Post date: March 23, 2018
    Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious and is often confused with the common cold.  Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and congestion associated with a cold. While the flu is...
  • Post date: March 23, 2018
    When pedestrians and forklifts meet unexpectedly, it can have deadly consequences. Blind spots are one of the major causes for this unexpected meeting to take place. They include corners, doorways that open out to an aisle, and other areas with...
  • Post date: January 15, 2018
    “815 million people in the world don’t get the food they need to live a healthy life.” – 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization Stats  Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing...
  • Post date: January 02, 2018
    Many of us are faced with stress every day, but we might not know how to deal with it. It is important to learn how to handle stress because it can affect our performance and relationships in our work and home. At work, stress can lead to...
  • Post date: December 12, 2017
    During the Christmas season, we often find ourselves reflecting on holidays from the past, sharing special memories, favorite recipes and tried and true family traditions.  Many of us take what in the big scheme of things is a rather unusual...
  • Post date: November 20, 2017
    It was a dream come true for UPM’s own Danielle Reinert as the varsity volleyball team from Ursuline Academy trudged their way from Division 1 state championship.  Reinert, an inside sales representative, played for the school team from 2006-...
  • Post date: November 16, 2017
    Foodshare, a Connecticut organization working to end hunger, launched it’s annual “Turkey + 30” campaign this month.  The donation and fundraising drive provides families in need with a Thanksgiving dinner.  Local residents, organizations...
  • Post date: October 26, 2017
    TW Metals and United Performance Metals, both ONI companies partnered together this past Saturday, October 21 as part of the Compton Initiative who bring restoration and hope to the community of Compton.  TW Metals has long supported this...
  • Post date: September 18, 2017
    All workplaces have safeguards in place to help protect you from burns.  Best Bet? Use them every time you’re in danger of getting burned.  Here are a few examples: Smoke Detectors -  Designed to alert you and your co-workers about...
  • Post date: September 11, 2017
    What does Take Safety with You mean?  It means driving defensively, using seat belts in our vehicles, using firearms safely when hunting and applying safety practices at home, including wearing safety shoes when mowing the lawn; wearing safety...
  • Post date: August 18, 2017
      The Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Golf Classic was held at the Hartford Golf Club on August 14th.  200 golfers took to the fairways during what has become a favorite event among the Connecticut team members of United Performance...
  • Post date: August 14, 2017
    In true LIVESMART fashion, our Hartford, Connecticut team maintains a seasonal vegetable garden in a plot of land adjacent to the office.  During their breaks, staff members tend the garden and enjoy a bit of exercise and fresh air.  The...
  • Post date: August 01, 2017
    Have you seen a crucial block lately? We're not talking about football; we're talking about blocking as it relates to safety and your work area; blocking important elements of the workplace from access.  One of the most common things seen...
  • Post date: July 21, 2017
    Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. During times of intense heat...
  • Post date: July 13, 2017
    From its base in Birmingham, Alabama, O’Neal Industries (ONI) is a household name in the service center industry. It’s gigantic, with tentacles across North America and locations from Singapore to Southampton, but as a...
  • Post date: July 11, 2017
    There will be occasions when colleagues or customers may suffer injuries or be taken ill. When this happens it is important that they receive immediate attention and in serious cases that the emergency services are called promptly.  When an...
  • Post date: July 05, 2017
    Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor suggest thousands of employees suffer from eye injuries every year, many resulting from work related injuries incurred when workers used inadequate eye protection. Such injuries may result in...
  • Post date: June 28, 2017
    The Forth of July holiday will be here soon, and one of our traditions inthe United States is to watch fireworks displays or shoot them off ourselves. Fireworks cause an average of almost 18,500 reported fires per year, and sparklers account for...

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