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Upcoming workplace safety and health inspections

The Ontario Ministry of Labour schedules inspection blitzes and initiatives to protect workers’ rights and to enhance employers’ awareness of their responsibilities. These safeguards align with both the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act.

AEM updates Digger Derrick safety manual

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual with new and expanded content on safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown and maintenance precautions.

Hydraulic engineers use replica to pinpoint dam repairs

Dam experts say one of the most unsettling aspects of a spillway torn apart during heavy rains is that it occurred without warning after decades of maintenance and inspection reports showing no clues of the pending collapse.

Bottlemaker in Brampton fined after worker suffers permanent injury

A bottle-manufacturing company has pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury in Brampton, Ont.

As Canada's first oilsands mine nears 50-year mark, site a contrast of old, new

Nearly 50 years after the opening of Canada’s first major oilsands mine, the site on the banks of Alberta’s Athabasca River is an epicentre of energy, teeming with bustling workers amid signs of its pioneering past and cutting-edge future.

Belden Universal announces relocation, expansion of production facility

Belden Universal, a leading manufacturer of custom universal joints and highly specialized mechanical power transmission products, announces its plans to move into its new, state-of-the-art production facility.

Alliance Sensors Group and AIM Electronics have partnered to distribute ASG’s linear position sensors

H. G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group announced a partnership with AIM Electronics in Levittown, PA, to distribute its line of LVDT and LVIT linear position sensors designed for automation, power generation, fluid/mobile hydraulics, and heavy industrial applications with sensors and instrumentation made for the power generation marketplace.
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A laser alignment trainer passes along wisdom on remaining relevant

Thanks to John Lambert’s proficiency and business savvy, his job functions have morphed into his current roles as an educator and business owner. The president of Benchmark PDM, a full-service provider of training for precision balancing and alignment of machinery, talks to Machinery and Equipment MRO about his career, his passion for precision maintenance and why finding ways to support industry is important. » read more
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Taking Stock in Your Storeroom: The Impact to Manufacturing Performance

The impact MRO can have on a plant’s performance is often undervalued by organizations who think MRO means waiting for an asset to go down and then fixing or replacing it. By taking this approach, the opportunity to improve production capacity while reducing inventory investment is typically overlooked. Best-in-class manufacturers are shifting away from this reactive approach and are implementing strategic MRO solutions, like ATS Drive™, to reduce equipment downtime, improve operational productivity, and ensure OEE.

2017 World Tribology Congress

Date: September 17-22, 2017
Location: Beijing, China
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25-28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

Date: September 27–30, 2017
Location: Hollywood, Fla.
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International Maintenance Conference, IMC-2017

Date: December 11–15, 2017
Location: Bonita Springs, Fla.
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