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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.
The advent of intelligent sensors and wireless technologies has paved the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain wide recognition.
New research reveals that manufacturers are struggling to deal with increasingly complex IT estates, as 83 percent of firms report a rise in IT complexity driven by more users, increased locations, new applications and adoption of cloud computing.
A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.
Pioneering companies proactively embrace change — not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.
While moving manufacturing operations management to the Cloud may be the ultimate objective, manufacturers today face daunting challenges in their current operations, as well as obstacles in making the leap to the Cloud.
Police say five people were killed early Monday in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in southern China.
Consumer mobile devices are proliferating in the commercial sector. But in the industrial sector, their use has been limited to remote diagnostics and maintenance visualization in SCADA solutions — so far.
Here are seven use cases that illustrate how big data and Hadoop are being used to improve quality, optimize operations and reduce costs.
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International employees and the UAW announced the formation of UAW Local 112, a new local union providing representation for workers at the MBUSI assembly plant in Vance, Ala., near Tuscaloosa.
Smart devices create smart production lines, enabling a significant level of manufacturing agility that makes it possible to connect customer needs with a company’s ability to deliver a product — on demand.
The best safety device is the one that offers maximum safety with minimum impact on machine operations at the lowest possible cost. This article provides recommendations that will help in selecting appropriate safety device technologies.
As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage.
Real-time data is critical, and it positions the IoT as a significant enabler of gleaning vivid insight into real-time production performance and some really interesting new revenue opportunities.
Many industrial operations struggle to find the right approach to protect their assets. Instead of designing protections into their systems, some manufacturers wrongly rely on their system’s complexity to keep assets hidden.
Ford Motor Company is investing in the future as it begins installing LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe. The new lights, valued at more than $25 million, will save energy and money while improving safety and lighting quality.
From automation changes in the body shop to improvements to the color booths in the paint shop, modifications were made across the plant. But the most extensive transformation came on the assembly line.
When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year.
As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP has announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.
Your supply chain is the biggest source of risk in your entire operation. Unfortunately, there are many day-to-day aspects that you’ll never be able to completely control or manage.
Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, all employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report not only all work-related fatalities within eight hours, but also in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24.
Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results.
The flashlight company, started 50 years ago in South Carolina, refuses to go overseas.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.
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