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Top OSHA Safety Issues for Manufacturers: Proper Lockout/Tagout

What Is OSHA? In 1970, the United States Congress and President Richard Nixon created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a national public health agency with the mission of ensuring safe working conditions for employees across the country. This follows various historical workplace disasters, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, so as to best prevent those …

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How to Implement a Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

The Differences Between a Manufacturing Apprenticeship and an Internship Manufacturing apprenticeships are, essentially, a quality workforce development solution. If you have a need for talent, an apprenticeship is a framework that can be built around a training program that can offer you the talent you need.  Apprenticeships typically have five hallmarks:  Employment Related instruction On-the-job training …

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WHAT IS TOOL LIFE? HOW TO OPTIMIZE TOOLING WITH MACHINE DATA

The expense of tooling combined with scrapping defective parts makes extending tool life an important objective for metal cutting companies. Traditional machining relied on settings determined experimentally to determine the life of a machine tool. Operators could log part counts until a tool failed or began developing out of spec parts. The average of these …

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IT/OT CONVERGENCE: IN INDUSTRIAL IOT, TWO WORLDS COLLIDE

Companies have realized the benefits of information technology for many years. And with the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things (II0T) technology, a new revolution of digitization of production is underway. But as both these technologies continue to mature, IT/OT convergence is becoming a reality and promises to deliver a more significant combined┬ábenefit for …

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