Research Triangle Park, N.C. – In response to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which hit the Gulf Coast states as a Category 2 storm on Sept. 13, ISA has announced a hurricane relief fundraising program.
Toronto, Ont. - The CAW has elected a new president to replace Buzz Hargrove, who is stepping down after 16 years in charge of the auto workerís union.
Ann Arbor, Mich. - North American robotics orders fell 23 per cent in the first half of 2008 compared with the same period in 2007, according to new statistics from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.
Ottawa, Ont. - Canadian manufacturers are struggling to maintain their current workforces, according to a new study by the Conference Board.
Ottawa, Ont. - Despite gloomy reports to the contrary, a new report has found that Canadian manufacturing sales doubled expectations in June.
Dedham, Mass. -Despite global economic uncertainty, a new study from ARC advisory group has found that the market for process manufacturing and automation is still going strong, particularly the global market for DCS.
Ottawa, Ont. - The federal and Ontario governments made a smart move by offering manufacturers tax write-offs, but the deal shouldnít last forever, says a prominent Canadian think-tank.
Farmington Hills, Mich. - Bosch has become a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the worldís first and North Americaís only voluntary, legally binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading program.
Toronto, Ont. - Qualified engineering graduates and newcomers to Canada now have the chance to apply for an Ontario professional engineer licence for free óbut a new report suggests not many of them are taking advantage of the opportunity.
Ottawa, Ont. - A new Statistics Canada report says Ontario lost about 41,000 manufacturing jobs in July as part of the worst single-month drop since the early 1990s.
Dedham, Mass. - The market for safety instrumented systems (SIS) will continue its strong growth pattern for the rest of the year, says a new study. But will the North American economic downturn slow that growth in the next few years?
Toronto – The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has released two new studies comparing work conditions and injury rates between immigrants and workers born in Canada.The studies found that not only are immigrants to Canada more likely to have poorer job situations, but men are also twice as likely to sustain workplace injuries that require medical care compared with men born in Canada. "Immigrants with five or fewer years in Canada are more likely to have higher qualifications than their jobs require, to have physically demanding jobs and to work fewer hours than they want to," says Dr. Peter Smith, a scientist at IWH and the lead researcher of both studies. New immigrants are also less likely to have supervisory responsibilities, to be unionized or to have access to employment benefits."It is surprising that we know so little about this issue, given that immigrants will account for all labour force growth in Canada over the next five to six years," he adds. "Currently, provincial workers' compensation agencies don't collect information on the immigrant status of injured workers, and the surveys we looked at were not designed specifically to answer these questions."The research also shows that conditions may be worse for certain types of immigrants–and may linger for years. Immigrants who are visible minorities, whose mother tongue is not English, or whose highest degree is from outside Canada are more likely to be overqualified, to lack supervisory responsibilities and to be underemployed. Up to 20 years later, immigrants are still less likely to receive non-wage benefits or be unionized.
Ottawa, Ont. - Manufacturing sales in Canada have posted their biggest gain since March 2007, according to a new Statistics Canada report.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – ISA and the Automation Standards Compliance Institute (ASCI) are introducing three certificate programs that will increase knowledge and awareness of the ISA84 standard.
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