Manufacturing Industry News
According to the Magazine for Environment, Health and Safety Leaders, the US Supreme Court’s stay on the COVID vaccine mandate is not the last U.S. employers will hear about the matter.
January 26, 2022 OSHA announced it is preparing a General Duty violation to through the agency’s rule-making process. The update will be based on a “guidance” OSHA issued in August 2021, which identified eleven elements the agency wants to see placed into action describing the role of employers in protecting workers:
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Last year was a banner year for sellers of manufacturing technology. According to a February 14 report from the Association for Manufacturing Technology, technology orders from manufacturers broke $5.9 billion last year, the highest year on record.
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SCHAUMBURG – Every year, TMA’s past chairmen get together to encourage each other with stories from their time serving the members of the Technology & Manufacturing Association.
After a year hiatus, many reconnected at the annual Past Chairmen’s dinner and were greeted by TMA’s new President Patrick Osborne.
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SCHAUMBURG – TMA members that choose to. be a part of the organization’s exclusive email network find in their inboxes queries and notices several times a week that manufacturers are especially in tune with.
The CMS-SIG Network, hosted and facilitated by TMA’s Kent Gladish, offers qualified manufacturing employment candidates, ideas for local specific needs, and an array of unique questions and answers.
So TMA News asked Gladish, “What is CMS-SIG and how is it implemented among TMA members?”
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Highest Risks Posed During Fall and Winter Months
SPRINGFIELD – While winter brings plenty of challenges outdoors – including cold, ice and snow – there’s also an increased risk for carbon monoxide (CO) in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the highest number of cases involving CO poisoning are in the fall and winter seasons.
CO is a poisonous, odorless, colorless and tasteless gas. It’s produced by incomplete combustion of carbon-containing material, like natural gas, gasoline, propane, coal or wood. Prolonged exposure can be deadly.
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State of Illinois requires 100+ employers to report payroll information beginning in 2022
Businesses with over 100 employees required to provide contact and payroll information to the State
SPRINGFIELD – As the year comes to a close, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is reminding Illinois businesses with over 100 employees to provide contact information to the department to remain in compliance with the Equal Pay Act of 2003.
The Illinois General Assembly passed and Governor Pritzker signed updated legislation earlier this year that requires private businesses with 100 or more employees in the state of Illinois to report certain payroll information to IDOL beginning in 2022 (see PA 101-656 and PA 102-36).
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Gov Sets Course to Make Illinois the Best State in the Nation to Drive and Manufacture an Electric Vehicle
Incentivizes Electric Vehicle Manufacturers to Move to or Expand in Illinois
ROCKFORD— Building on Illinois’ role as a leading state in the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing industry, Governor JB Pritzker today signed the Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Act into law, incentivizing EV production across Illinois. The new incentives benefit the state’s entire EV ecosystem, by helping to build facilities, train Illinois graduates, and create thousands of jobs. This is a major step towards one of the administration’s bold benchmarks: putting one million electric vehicles on the road by 2030.
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CHICAGO – Because natural gas has skyrocketed in price over the past few months, coal-fired electricity generation is expected to be ratcheted up. But that’s not going to be a viable solution in states like Illinois, where their Governor Pritzker recently signed into law a bill that bans coal plants by 2045.
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SCHAUMBURG – The Technology & Manufacturing Association is once again celebrating Manufacturing Month during October. Last year, the association shared live tours of Chicago area manufacturers with interested high school students via Facebook. Before that, TMA sent staffers to video and interview TMA members about the manufacturing efforts they do every day.
This year, as the COVID pandemic continues to impose restrictions in Illinois, the association took on a campaign of gathering questions from high school students and posed them to manufacturers.
Check out the campaign: TMA #AsktheMakers Campaign builds Manufacturing Month interest
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The U.S. transportation secretary on Sunday warned that America's supply chain woes including clogged ports will drag into next year, potentially cramping the upcoming holiday shopping season in the world's largest economy.
Pete Buttigieg did the rounds on U.S. political talk shows to stress that President Joe Biden's administration was doing everything it could to alleviate congestion at the country's overloaded ports, railways and roads, and that the government will "re-evaluate all of our options" to relieve the bottlenecks.
But "a lot of the challenges that we have been experiencing this year will continue into next year," the transport chief and former presidential candidate told CNN's "State of the Union" show.
Buttigieg added that the supply side crunch was being exacerbated by extraordinary pent-up demand in the United States.
"Demand is off the charts, retail sales are through the roof," he said, and the country's transportation and shipping infrastructure has been unable to keep up.
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