Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media

Articles

Safety & PPE October 18, 2016

OSHA reports slight increase in safety violations for 2016

Fall protection once again leads the way as violations increase by almost 2% for 2016. Three categories in the top 10 reported considerable improvements compared to their 2015 numbers.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media
Supply Chain October 3, 2016

Manufacturing index rebounds in September

The Purchasing Manufacturers' Index moved out of contraction in September with 51.5%, which is two points higher than in August.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media
Plant Automation May 2, 2016

Manufacturing index in April mixed, but positive overall

The Institute for Supply Management's PMI Index drops slightly in April to 50.8% as production and new orders remain strong while employment and inventories are contracting.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media
Safety & PPE October 2, 2015

OSHA safety violations increase in 2015

Fall protection, lockout/tagout lead the way as overall violations increase by 4%.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media
Plant Automation October 1, 2015

PMI continues slide due to global economic concerns

The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) slid to its lowest level in over two years due to global economic concerns and overall consumer confidence.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media
Plant Automation May 1, 2015

April PMI at same level as March

The Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers' Index registered at 51.5% for April, which was the same level it was at in March as the growth in orders was offset by a decline in employment.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media