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CompTIA Releases IT Employment Tracker Report for February

The Computing Technology Industry Association’s employment tracker report on IT sector shows 7,500 new net jobs in February. According to the analysis, four of the tech sector’s five employment categories ended in positive territory in February. The computer, electronic and semiconductor products manufacturing employment grew by an estimated 2500 positions and the overall U.S. employers added...

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PPI Holds a Seminar on the Pipe Usage in Oil and Gas Gathering Water Lines

The Plastics Pipe Institute’s Permian Basin, is scheduled on March 27 – 28 at Midland, Texas. The seminar focuses on the usage of high-density polythelene and composite pipe in oil and gas gathering water lines. Day one featuring 80 participants includes topics on design, installation, testing and repair of plastic pipe systems whereas the second day is about fusion training and consists of...

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Show a Decrease in Construction Sector Jobs

Associated Builders and Contractor's Analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data reports a decline in construction sector jobs. According to the analysis there was a decline in 31,000 net new jobs in February and the overall nonresidential employment reduced by 20,400 net new positions when compared to January. The year-over-year basis, unemployment is 1.6 percentage points lower and...

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IPC Releases Reliability Concerns in Printed Boards within Electronics Industry

IPC OEM member companies have approached member companies with microvia failures in high-profile hardware. The failures observed after bare printed board fabrication, inspection and acceptance are post reflow in-circuit test, box level assembly environmental stress screening and in service. IPC has released high-profile hardware white paper that asserts tacked microvia reliability problems linked...

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NEMA Releases Standards on Computed Tomography Dose Check

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published NEMA XR 25-2019 Computed Tomography Dose Check. The updated standards describe equipment feature for CT scanners for producing dose-related notification and alert messages for informing operators prior to scanning. It provides a pathway for manufacturers to start implementing ‘dose alert’ feature.

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RIA Annouches The Winnner of 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award to Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset at The Award Dinner

Engelberger Robotics Awards are presented to individuals for excellence in technology development, application, education and leadership in the robotics industry. RIA will honor Catherine Morris, group leader and director of automotive sales at ATI Industrial Automation, along with long-time RIA board member and former chairperson. Dr. Howie Choset, robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon...

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ISEA Releases New ANSI/ISEA 138-2019 Standard That Improve on the Impact Performance of Industrial Gloves

The International Safety Equipment Association has launched ANSI/ISEA 138-2019 Standard-American National Standard for Performance and Classification for Impact Resistant and Hand Protection. The standard defines an agreed test method and three defined performance levels. It specifies a pictogram mark for each level of complaint gloves. It provides required guidance to employers in the proper...

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ACGIH Releases TLVs and BEIs Book and Guide to Occupational Exposure Values

The ACGIH has released latest editions of TLVs® and BEIs® book and the Guide to Occupational Exposure Values. The TLVs® and BEIs® book is used for evaluation and control of workplace exposures to chemical substances and physical agents. There are more than 50 BEIs® which cover more than 80 chemical substances. The Guide to Occupational Exposure Values is used as reference for comparing most...

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ACGIH Releases Manual for Industrial Ventilation Design Practices

The ACGIH® has released 30th Edition of Industrial Ventilation-Manual of Recommended Practice for Design. The manual has undergone with major reorganizations and upgrades and addition of chapters on metric solutions and tables, calculation sheets and methods and organization and evaluation methods. It includes new control concepts for vacuum extraction on welding guns.

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