Safetybase.com: Manufacturing publications partner with Siemens for industrial Web site launch
Reed Business Information publications Control Engineering, Design News, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Plant Engineering —in partnership with U.S.-based safety experts from Siemens Energy & Automation —recently launched SafetyBase.com , an interactive Web site with myriad resources for dealing with industrial automation safety issues.
SafetyBase.com is a free site where engineers, safety professionals, and managers can find information addressing:
• Industry standards and OSHA regulations;
• Safe environments for increased productivity;
• Improvements in machine, process, and personnel safety; and
• Risk reduction that leads to minimized insurance/liability costs.
Visit SafetyBase.com to access white papers, best practices, case studies, blogs, Webcasts, and videos pooled from associated Reed Business Information media properties and Siemens. Discussion forums and links to professional services firms also uncover safety-related services and OSHA advice.
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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.
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