Webcast: Connecting safety and productivity
Oct. 14 Webcast will explore new standards and technologies to enable safer, more productive plants
As a plant engineer, you face significant pressure to keep employees safe, comply with current standards, and continue to increase productivity. Machine design engineers face similar challenges to meet global machine safety standards while improving throughput and reducing costs.
Historically, safety systems have been viewed as counter-productive rather than opportunities to deliver real value or gain a competitive edge. However, contemporary safety technologies, and the functional safety standards that permit their use, can help improve worker and equipment safety while improving productivity and delivering real value to manufacturers and machine builders alike.
In this Webcast, Plant Engineering Editor Bob Vavra and safety specialists from Rockwell Automation will share insight into how to meet the latest safety standards and what they mean to plant operations. They also will provide best practices for taking advantage of new safety technologies to better protect workers and increase plant efficiency and productivity.
- The importance of safety and sustainability
- Functional Safety standards
- Contemporary safety technologies
By applying the practices discussed in this Webcast, attendees will learn how to better protect workers and equipment while improving overall machine and line functionality, efficiency and productivity.
Presenters: – Market Development Manager, Safety
Mike Miller – Certified Functional Safety Expert, Technical Consultant, Safety
Steve Ludwig – Programs Manager, Safety
Bob Vavra – Content Manager & Moderator, Plant Engineering
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey