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Improving Manufacturing Line Safety and Performance with Immersive Learning

Safety and liability are critical concerns for every company, and operational excellence is mandatory. A single incident can put a company at risk for massive liability and derail its entire brand image. According to the National Safety Council, the number of preventable fatal work injuries in the manufacturing industry increased slightly from 2016 to 2017 […]

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PG&E Expanding Wildfire Detection Network

PG&E Expanding Wildfire Detection Network By the end of 2019, PG&E plans to have at least 600 weather stations and 100 high-definition cameras in high fire-threat areas. Jun 05, 2019 Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced June 3 that it is expanding its network of weather stations and high-definition cameras to improve its ability to predict […]

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Fatality Investigation: Gutter Installer Dies After Ladder Fall

The Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program is tasked with investigating fatalities and making recommendations to ensure they do not occur again. This is one of their recent cases. On Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, four gutter installation specialists arrived on the construction site of a new private residence for the purpose of installing gutters. […]

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The impact of digital technologies on plant engineering and construction projects

3 June 2019 / 9:00 Recently, PwC and the German Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers´ Group of VDMA published a benchmark report on digital business models in plant engineering and construction in an international comparison. It was done in the light of urgent need of improvements for the European business models as the players in Germany […]

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Texas Companies Win Award for Driving Safety

Sixteen Texas companies are being recognized for their efforts to reduce driving fatalities. The Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards are being presented to employers who have collaborated with the National Safety Council and Our Driving Concern identifyrisky driving behaviors and affect culture change. “It is heartbreaking to know that every day for more than 18 […]

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Martin Sedlmayer: Make the ICB 4.0 your permanent companion and never stop learning

31 May 2019 / 9:00 This material was originally published in the Chinese Magazine PM Review PM Review: Why did IPMA introduce ICB 4.0? In what context was ICB 4.0 introduced? What is the significance and necessity of publishing ICB 4.0?Martin Sedlmayer:The IPMA Individual Competence Baseline is a global standard which describes distinct competences required […]

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Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

MANILA – Experts and global actors from Africa, Asia and South America gathered in Manila to address child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM). The first-ever Inter-regional Knowledge-Sharing Forum on Child Labour and Working Conditions in ASGM of the International Labour Organization (ILO) served as a platform for dialogue. Governments, […]