Machine Safety Blogger: J.B. Titus Bio
Certified Functional Safety Expert
For more than 30 years, J.B. Titus has advised a wide range of clients on machine functional safety solutions, including Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, General Motors, Disney, Rockwell Automation, Bridgestone Firestone, and Samsung Heavy Industries. He holds a BBA from Oklahoma University in Industrial Management and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in marketing and finance. He is a professional member of ASSE and is OSHA certified in machine guarding. Mr. Titus is also TUV certified as a Functional Safety Expert and serves on several ANSI, NFPA, and NEMA national safety and health standards committees. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and via www.jbtitus.com.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.