Recent Articles

March 17, 2014 1:00 am
Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.Net
On the plant floor, workers often innovate on ways to get something done faster or more efficiently and that's great, but sometimes these shortcuts can run a company afoul of OSHA regulations. In operations where workers end up getting covered in dust, they might turn a compressed air gun at themselves, the problem is that this can be exceptionally dangerous.
March 13, 2014 1:00 am
Julie Ackerman, Senior Director, PR and Communications; PMMI
Counterfeit drug sales tarnish a brand’s reputation and take a toll on sales, but more importantly, they carry major health risks for consumers. By enforcing a national standard for track-and-trace measures, new legislation will streamline compliance efforts. Fortunately for manufacturers, there are many technologies designed to make compliance simple and efficient.
March 12, 2014 1:00 am
Thomas F. Segalla, Andrew J. Scholz and Leah A. Brndjar, Goldberg Segalla
Food products have become increasingly globalized commodities, but along with greater demand comes the necessity for greater awareness of food safety concerns, as well as accurate food labeling compliance. As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to source both locally and globally, they must be proactive in navigating the complex laws of different goverments in order to minimize potential risks. 
March 6, 2014 7:28 am
Lion Technology
Recent reports show that many facilities are still confused about the updated Hazard Communication Standard and what they must do to comply. Click here for an overview of these upcoming requirements and tips for what facilities should do to prepare for a seamless transition. 
March 4, 2014 3:30 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 57th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
March 5, 2014 1:00 am
Jeff Evans, Director of the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Alain Louchez, Managing Director of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies at Georgia Tech
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently organized an international workshop centered on Internet of Things (IoT) standards at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
March 4, 2014 1:00 am
American Academy of Opthalmology
For Workplace Eye Wellness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has developed guidance on how to avoid and treat eye on-the-job eye injuries, 90 percent of which are preventable with the appropriate eye protection.                    
March 3, 2014 12:01 pm
DAVE GRAM, Associated Press
Getting energy from the sun, wind and forests fits with Vermont's sense of itself as clean, green and independent. But when it comes time to build and live with the projects that make it possible, things can get complicated.              
March 3, 2014 6:02 am
Michael Kirschner, Principal Consultant, ENVIRON
The State of California, through its Department of Toxic Substances Control, is proceeding with a major new regulatory program aimed at reducing or eliminating many toxic chemicals in consumer products. The state’s actions could significantly impact the way many consumer products are made and sold in California and throughout the United States.
February 27, 2014 1:00 am
Jim McMahon, sustainability and renewable energy writer
The rising cost of energy has forced many manufacturers to focus their sights on innovative ways to optimize energy consumption and improve operational efficiency. Energy management, process efficiency and incorporating more sustainable procedures are critical for maintaining a competitive edge in today’s markets.  Indeed, the need for streamlining energy usage and sustainability has never been stronger.
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