Safety

09/15/2002


Respirator kits

A guide to respirators for abatement and mold remediation includes product and ordering information on respirators, filters, and cartridges. The Half Facepiece respirator 7500 series ultimate reusable mold remediation respirator kit and powered air purifying respirator kit are among the products featured. 3M 3M.com/occsafety Write 317 on PE card

Risk management

Risk Management Planning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Hazard Assessment, Accidental Release Prevention, and Consequence Analysis takes businesses with more than 100 hazardous or toxic materials onsite through the process of creating an effective risk management plan and explores the requirements for everyday decision making. ABS Consulting, Inc. absconsulting.com Write 318 on PE card

OSHA handbook

The fifth edition of the Official OSHA Safety Training Handbook contains information on workplace safety, health, and compliance issues. Twenty-two topics are covered, including workplace security and materials handling equipment. Easy-to-understand language, charts, and full- color illustrations assist in the understanding process. J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. jjkeller.com Write 319 on PE card

Videos motivate employee to stay safe

A host of videos covering a wide range of topics are designed to encourage workers to act safely on the job and follow approved practices. The High-Impact Series uses reenactments of actual workplace injury scenarios to deliver the message, and the "Don't be a Dummy Series" also looks at those who have fallen down on their commitment to safety. Videos on OSHA compliance training, personal protection, safety attitudes, and emergency preparedness are available as well. American Training Resources atr-inc.com Write 320 on PE card

Rugged mats

Metric Mat series pressure-sensitive safety mats are available in more than 100 standard sizes with four different configurations, reducing the need for "specials." The mats provide a reliable guarding solution in robotic applications and are also suited to perimeter guarding applications that require ease of access. Scientific Technologies Inc. sti.com Write 321 on PE card

Fire suppression

An automatic fire detection and suppression system detects and extinguishes fires inside mission-critical electrical enclosures and control panels, such as PLCs, MCCs, and switch gear. The Firetrace Electrical Fire Suppression systems offer a polymer tubing that ruptures when exposed to a flame and can be routed anywhere within a cabinet. Firetrace International firetrace.com Write 322 on PE card

Safety Congress & Expo moves to West Coast

The 90thannual Safety Congress & Expo 2002 runs October 4-11 in San Diego and features more than 200 educational sessions with many advanced level sessions. The Expo, which begins on October 7th, showcases more than 700 exhibiting companies. For advance registration pricing via the internet only through Sept. 20, visit congress.nsc.org . Those unable to pre-register can register onsite.

NFPA Conference to be held in Atlanta

The 2002 Fall Education Conference of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) will take place November 16-20 at the Hyatt Regency-Atlanta. More than 40 hands-on career development seminars, including the latest techniques and technologies designed for fire protection and life safety professionals worldwide, will be presented. A two-day preconference seminar is planned on NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code, the first building code developed through an open consensus-based process that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). October 25th is the deadline for advance registration, but those who register by September 27 will be eligible for a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas. For updated information or to register online, visit www.nfpa/meetings and click on the Fall Education Conference icon.

Executive level safety courses

The American Society of Safety Engineers offers a new educational program titled Executive Program in Safety Management, designed for experienced safety professionals to maximize their program performance. The seminars will be held in Las Vegas, November 20-23, and Orlando, January 27-February 2, 2003. To register for these seminars call 847-699-2929 or register online at www.asse.org .





Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
February 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
Jan/Feb 2018
Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards
December 2017
PID controllers, Solar-powered SCADA, Using 80 GHz radar sensors

Annual Salary Survey

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

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