Workforce Essentials

Punctuality 175

This class demonstrates the importance of punctuality in the workplace. Timeliness can affect personal performance, relationships with coworkers and supervisors, and professional growth. Being late to work can create negative feelings between colleagues and can pose safety and quality risks.

After completing this course, learners should understand the importance of punctuality and the possible outcomes of being late.

  • Difficulty Beginner

  • Format Online

  • Number of Lessons 8

  • Language English


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Course Outline
  • Punctuality and Professionalism
  • Meeting Etiquette
  • Review: Meeting Etiquette
  • Preventable Incidents
  • Review: Preventable Incidents
  • Consequences and Punctuality
  • Review: Consequences of Lateness
  • Epilogue
  • Explain why it is important to be on time to meetings.
  • Explain how lateness contributes to workplace conflicts and issues.
  • Explain the consequences of lateness.
Vocabulary Term

aluminum oxide

A compound made from bauxite and other additives that is commonly used as an abrasive material. Aluminum oxide is also referred to as alumina.


A finishing process that uses an abrasive to wear away at the surface of a workpiece. Grinders provide an efficient way to shape and finish metals and other materials.

grinding wheel

A disc made of a bonded abrasive used to remove material from a workpiece surface. Grinding wheels rotate and shear away microscopic chips of material and can produce very fine surface finishes.


The feed of the grinding wheel into the workpiece. Infeed can be continuous or incremental.


The accumulation of swarf trapped in a grinding wheel. Loading causes increased friction and chatter, which can damage a workpiece.


A measuring instrument with a threaded spindle that slowly advances toward a small anvil. Micrometers are available in numerous types for measuring a variety of dimensions and features.


Unusable material produced during a manufacturing process. Scrap is a waste product of manufacturing that can increase overall production costs.

second shift

An evening or afternoon shift. Second shift typically begins between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. and ends between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.

silicon carbide

A chemical compound made from silicon and carbon. Silicon carbide is a conventional abrasive with grains that are harder, more friable, and more aggressively shaped than aluminum oxide grains.


The rate at which a grinding tool or workpiece rotates. Speed rates depend on workpiece material, the maximum operating speed of the grinding wheel, and other factors.


An acceptable deviation from a desired dimension that meets specifications. Parts outside of a required tolerance must be discarded or reworked.


A material being machined or undergoing another type of processing. Workpieces can be shaped by processes such as cutting, welding, and grinding.