Manufacturing publications join forces with Siemens safety experts to launch new resource website
SafetyBase.com focuses on industrial automation safety issues, OSHA regulations.
Reed Business Information publications Control Engineering, Design News, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Plant Engineering have partnered with Siemens’ U.S.-based safety experts to launch SafetyBase.com , an interactive website designed to deliver a variety of information resources dealing with industrial automation safety issues.
SafetyBase.com is a free site where engineers, safety professionals and managers can find relevant information addressing:
* Industry standards and OSHA regulations
* How safe environments correlate to increased productivity
* Tips on improving machine, process and personnel safety
* Ways to reduce risks while minimizing insurance/liability costs.
Resources available on SafetyBase.com include white papers, best practices, success stories, blogs, webcasts and videos pooled from associated Reed Business Information media properties and Siemens. Discussion forums and links to professional services firms that provide safety-related services and OSHA advice are also available on the site.
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.