SAFETY & SECURITY SPECIAL REPORT: Arc Flash Safety
It is estimated that each day in America, there are five arc flash incidents on the plant floor. Standards committees and industry suppliers have worked to develop awareness and solutions to prevent or mitigate this deadly problem. This month Hotwire highlights those initiatives and shows how a combination of standards and technology are combating this issue.
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.