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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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.