OSHA hikes scrutiny of chemical plants, refineries
The feds are intensifying their watch of refineries and chemical plants.
OSHA's scrutiny of the refinery industry and of chemical facilities covered by the Process Safety Management standard will increase, said Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary of OSHA in a late October speech at the 2010 Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium in College Station, TX.
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.