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.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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