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Manufacturing Workzone

ONE BIG PRODUCTION WITH A LOT OF LITTLE MOVING PARTS

  • A WORD FROM “THE MAN”

    The Manufacturing sector comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component parts or manufactured products is considered manufacturing. Establishments in the Manufacturing sector are often described as plants, factories, or mills and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment.

    Subsector 311

    Industries in the Food Manufacturing subsector transform livestock and agricultural products into products for intermediate or final consumption. The industry groups are distinguished by the raw materials (generally of animal or vegetable origin) processed into food products.

    Subsector 312

    Industries in the Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing subsector manufacture beverages and tobacco products.

    Subsector 313

    Industries in the Textile Mills subsector group establishments that transform a basic fiber (natural or synthetic) into a product, such as yarn or fabric that is further manufactured into usable items, such as apparel, sheets, towels, and textile bags for individual or industrial consumption.

  • Industry News

    30 JUL

    NIOSH Issues First Approval for Closed-Circuit Escape Respirator Under New Requirements

    NIOSH has issued the first approval for a respirator that complies with the new requirements for closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs). The approval comes approximately nine months ahead of the deadline established for companies to transition to the new requirements. The new requirements are intended to strengthen emergency respiratory protection for workers relying on the devices during life-threatening escape situations.

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    30 JUL

    OCT Pet-Food Manufacturer Shutting Down After Spending ‘Every Penny’ to Comply with OSH Standards

    NIOSH has issued the first approval for a respirator that complies with the new requirements for closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs). The approval comes approximately nine months ahead of the deadline established for companies to transition to the new requirements. The new requirements are intended to strengthen emergency respiratory protection for workers relying on the devices during life-threatening escape situations.

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    30 JUL

    OCT Pet-Food Manufacturer Shutting Down After Spending ‘Every Penny’ to Comply with OSH Standards

    NIOSH has issued the first approval for a respirator that complies with the new requirements for closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs). The approval comes approximately nine months ahead of the deadline established for companies to transition to the new requirements. The new requirements are intended to strengthen emergency respiratory protection for workers relying on the devices during life-threatening escape situations.

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  • SAFETY IN NUMBERS

    Want the straight dirt? You’ve come to the right place. These stats are unacceptable… intolerable…inexcusable. But they’re the cold blooded facts. We won’t sleep until the numbers drop to zero. But for now, keep a tab on top issues and injuries in here.

    The top three work-related injuries are: sprains and strains (with 38,840 cases), cuts or lacerations & punctures (with 16,610 cases), and fractures (with 12,450 cases). These injuries made up 54% of all injuries in this WorkZone.*

    Of these cases 20,930 resulted in workers missing three to five days of work and 35,030 resulted in workers missing thirty-one days of work or more.*

    There were 314 work-related fatalities in 2012.*

    *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • BREAKOUT OF THE WORKZONE

    A pulse on your world – and you’re not alone. How many people do what you do? How old is the average Joe or Sally in your field? What are the top companies that employ? And so much more... Read on for all the juicy details.

    14,081,000 people are employed by the Manufacturing industry *

    Average worker age: 44 **

    Companies in the Manufacturing industry include (but not limited to): Western Digital Corp., Apple Inc., Lorillard Inc., Philip Morris International Inc., Tempur-Pedic International Inc., Microsoft Corp., Polaris Industries Inc., Deckers Outdoor Corp., PepsiCo Inc., and Exxon Mobil Corp.

    *National Safety Council Injury Facts: 2013 Edition

    **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • WHERE TO CATCH US

    We sell tenacity at every corner of the globe and set up truss in 30+ cities a year to meet with the tenacious gear junkies who use and distribute our product. Come talk shop with us. From San Diego to Orlando, we're booked at the best of 'em. Here is where we'll be in 2014. View our events calendar for more information.

    IADC Conference — Houston, TX
    February 02 - February 03, 2016

    World Of Concrete — Las Vegas, NV
    February 02 - February 05, 2016

    Grainger Show — Orlando, FL
    February 08 - February 11, 2016

    NATE Unite — New Orleans, LA
    February 22 - February 25, 2016

    INDICA — Grapevine, TX
    April 02 - April 06, 2016

    SMG Partnership Conference — Orlando, FL
    April 10 - April 14, 2016

    Fastenal Customer Show — Nashville, TN
    April 12 - April 14, 2016

    Evergreen — Addison, TX
    April 18 - April 21, 2016

    OTC - Offshore Technology Conference — Houston, TX
    May 02 - May 05, 2016

    Minnesota Safety & Health Conference — Minneapolis, MN
    May 03 - May 05, 2016

    DPA Buying Conference — Orlando, FL
    May 11 - May 13, 2016

    ASSE Safety 2016 — Atlanta, GA
    June 26 - June 28, 2016

    VPPPA National Conference — Kissimmee, FL
    August 29 - September 01, 2016

    National Safety Council — Anaheim, CA
    October 17 - October 19, 2016

    ISSA/Interclean — Chicago, IL
    October 26 - October 28, 2016

    STAFDA Show — Atlanta, GA
    November 06 - November 08, 2016

    Fastenal Employee Show — Orlando, FL
    December 08 - December 09, 2016