Recent Articles

March 14, 2017 7:15 am
Josh Rizzo
Since March is National Ladder Safety Month, it makes sense to look at all ladder-based safety protocols that may be used in your facility.
March 13, 2017 9:57 am
David Tenenbaum
If you bought it in a supermarket, chances are good that your product spent a few seconds on a conveyor built at Nercon, Inc., a manufacturer of state-of-the-art systems that move bottles, cans, cases and just about everything else in the food industry and beyond.
March 10, 2017 8:17 am
Paul Feldman, FairWarning
In all, OSHA issued 33 enforcement news releases in November, and over 50 more from Dec. 1 until just before Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
March 9, 2017 7:43 am
Alan M. Ross
While working in the reliability field with a focus on electrical systems, Alan M. Ross has discovered a number of myths that have led to a significant increase in transformer failures and an escalation of economic repercussions. See if you’ve fallen victim to any of these.
March 7, 2017 10:50 am
Mike Hockett
IMPO's March Digital Edition features a tour inside the new Platinum LEED-Certified maintenance facility at Madison WI’s Sewerage District, while our Manufacturing Jobs Report takes a look at how companies can thrive in a challenging labor market.
March 6, 2017 8:13 am
Gary Winslow
Leaders at a General Motors plant near Detroit wondered if there might be a way to put excess water to good use. While researching the project, the team discovered that about 220 million gallons of rainwater fell on the site per year. Their idea ended up as a plan that saved them $2,200 per day in municipal water fees by using the rain water to their own benefit.
March 3, 2017 7:43 am
Rachelle Blair-Frasier
The effective date of a long-awaited rule that would reduce workers’ exposure to beryllium — a substance known to cause cancer — has been pushed back. Again.This time to May 20.
March 2, 2017 7:14 am
Jack Keough
For the first time, GE Aviation will be using a variety of 3D printed parts in the GE9X jet engine it is developing for Boeing’s next-generation wide-body passenger jet.
February 28, 2017 7:25 am
Matthew Thompson
The creation of a safety plan must be a top priority for businesses, whether your business is large, small, has one location or many. Initial consideration should be given as to who will have “ownership” of the safety plan, since the management of the plan is critical to its success.
February 27, 2017 7:09 am
George Wang and Jack Dovenbarger
George Wang and Jack Dovenbarger examine the benefits of pneumatic actuators without springs.
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