Manufacturing companies have distinct working conditions, employee responsibilities, processes and safety hazards, and some manufacturing companies are so unique, they have their own particular compliance guidelines under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Regardless of these differences, most manufacturing operations are affected by many of the same risks. Below are a few some typical safety hazards found in nearly every manufacturing sector.
The Department of Transportation has mandated that all new cars must be able to communicate digitally by 2020, and one major implication of this is the increased potential for Big Data to revolutionize the auto industry. Big Data is the idea that digital technology has enabled the collection of massive amounts of data, and analysis of this data will lead to all kinds of new insights. In the auto industry, these insights could lead to anything from minor process tweaks to industry-wide disruptions. [...]
The manufacturing sector is going through a very uncertain period; with lagging consumer confidence on one hand and bigger geopolitical issues on the other. [...]