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.
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Annual Salary Survey
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