NFPA wraps up World Safety Conference and Expo
Taking place June 2-5 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, the NFPA WSC&E culminated its week with awards and voting on proposed code changes. Read on for more highlights.
Taking place June 2-5 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, the NFPA WSC&E culminated its week with awards and voting on proposed code changes. World Safety Conference & Expo at a glance:
NFPA names new officers and members to board of directors
NFPA honors J. Kenneth Richardson with Paul C. Lamb Award
NFPA recognizes individuals for accomplishments in fire and life safety
NFPA honors individuals for Special Achievements and Committee Service
NFPA announces theme for Fire Prevention Week 2008 —Prevent Home Fires!
Members vote on proposed code changes
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey