Property loss prevention guidelines available
FM Global has released thousands of pages of its previously exclusive property loss prevention engineering guidelines -- for free.
FM Global’s Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets provide large-scale businesses, facility and risk managers, as well as the architects, consultants, and contractors who work for them, a tool to help prevent property damage and maintain business continuity due to threats posed by fire, weather conditions, and failure of electrical or mechanical equipment.
The engineering guidelines contain a wealth of risk prevention information on hundreds of topics, ranging from building construction and fire prevention, to industrial equipment maintenance and natural disaster preparedness. Users who download the content also receive automatic notification via e-mail when data sheets are updated. FM Global develops and provides this premium technical data, all of which is based on scientific research and nearly two centuries of loss prevention experience.
Subjects covered by FM Global’s data sheets include:
o Boilers and heating equipment
o Extinguishing equipment
o Human factors
o Pressure vessels
o System instrumentation and control
o Water supply
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.