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EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.

This week’s news focuses on how preventive maintenance can help prepare for and against disaster situations in nature and at work.

  1. Auto Parts Manufacturer Continues To Expose Workers To Amputation, Crushing And Other Serious Machine Hazards by OSHA, Federal inspectors concluded an inspection of an automobile auto parts manufacturer and found that permanent and temporary employees faced the dangers of being caught-in machinery, hit by objects and the risk of amputation at the Pyongsan America Inc. facility in Auburn.
  2. Report: Automation Could Replace Most Manufacturing Activities by Andy Szal, A newly released report suggests that manufacturing is among the industries that are most vulnerable to automation over the next decade.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable updates focus on new services provided by Comcast and the downward spiral of other content providers.

  1. Comcast Prepaid Proves Internet Isn’t Cheap by Mari Silbey, Comcast is introducing Xfinity Prepaid Services, including options for both broadband and TV;the prepaid offerings come bundled with hardware, 30 days of service and a choice of seven-day or 30-day service refill packages.
  2. Is Dish Going Down the Drain? by Alan Breznick, The subscriber losses just keep mounting at Dish Network as even its still-growing Sling TV OTT service can’t make up for the rapid contraction of its core satellite TV business.
  3. Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial by Mari Silbey, Verizon is set to begin lab trials this month around NG-PON2 technology in preparation for the company’s first major wireline access network upgrade in more than a decade. The vendors selected to participate in the trial include Adtran and Ericsson in partnership with Calix.
  4. Netflix Sub Slowdown Sends Stock Spiraling by Mari Silbey,Despite beating earnings forecasts for the second quarter, Netflix saw its stock tank after hours on July 18th — down as much as 16% — on news that the company badly missed revenue and subscriber targets.

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