Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 22-28: OSHA violations, lean manufacturing, welding cells, more

Articles about the top 10 OSHA violations, lean manufacturing, welding cells in manufacturing, evaluating cleaning strategies, and the 2014 Leaders Under 40 were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra September 29, 2014

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sept. 22-28, covered the top 10 OSHA violations, lean manufacturing, welding cells in manufacturing, cleaning strategies on the plant floor, and the 2014 Leaders Under 40. Link to each article below.

1. Top 10 OSHA violations drop 28%

Annual report from OSHA shows lockout/tagout on the rise and fall protection again the top issue.

2. AME: Lean lassoes, roping in sustained results

Nearly two decades of integrating Lean across a variety of industries has shown that incremental improvement is the best way to engage employees, sustain results, and create measurable progress.

3. Welding cells adapting to manufacturing changes

Flexible and modular equipment can maximize equipment’s useful life.

4. Evaluate cleaning strategies to improve productivity

Reliability, safety can increase with a clean plant environment.

5. 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40

Control Engineering and Plant Engineering announce the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40. The Leaders each have a story to tell about their path into manufacturing. Read about them here.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, September 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.