Coronavirus, COVID-19

Courtesy: Lavoro Technologies
Remote Monitoring August 4, 2020

Cloud solutions enable remote work productivity, without replacing SCADA

Use SCADA to best advantage, and the way it’s meant to be used

By Eric Fidler
Researchers from the BioFrontiers Institute at CU Boulder have developed a saliva-based COVID-19 test which changes colors, from pink to yellow, when it is positive. Courtesy: Glenn Asakawa, University of Colorado Boulder
Labs, Research July 28, 2020

COVID-19 test developed to deliver results in under an hour

CU Boulder researchers have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes, which could be deployable in community settings like manufacturing facilities and factories.

By Lisa Marshall
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering July 9, 2020

Virtual meetings are the rule rather than the exception

COVID-19 has forced virtual meetings to become the primary focus of interaction with co-workers and clients, which means an adjustment for many. It also represents an opportunity for companies.

By Annette Manz
Peter Donohue and Michael Hopkins of Oceaneering test the COVID cubicle. Courtesy: Michael Rowand
Business of Engineering June 25, 2020

Portable COVID-19 testing booth developed for Houston homeless shelter

Engineers at Oceaneering who came together to design, build and donate a portable COVID-19 testing booth to Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH).

By Oceaneering
A Purdue University team has come up with an approach to extend the shelf life for an N95 PPE mask being used by health care and other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
PPE June 23, 2020

Researchers develop approach to make N95 masks last longer

A Purdue University research team is working on extending the shelf life for an N95 mask, a crucial piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), by making the elastic band last longer.

By Chris Adam
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Business of Engineering June 22, 2020

Four lessons to take from working at home to improve the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things for people who worked at home, but there are some valuable lessons to take from this unique experience that can make the work environment a better one.

By Ken Crabiel and Michelle Rotherham
Courtesy: Siemens Digital Industries
Safety June 10, 2020

Workplace distancing simulation and management: Facilities, manufacturing, offices

To lower risk to COVID-19 exposure, use digital twin design and simulation software, wireless tags and receivers and asset tracking software help manage employee risks and enable workplace productivity. See nine questions manufacturers and facility owners need to ask about COVID-19.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity June 3, 2020

Oil and gas industry facing spearphishing attacks

Cyber criminals are aiming their attacks at the oil and gas sector by impersonating specific engineer contractors and shipping companies. Know what to look for and how to avoid a cyber attack.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Safety May 21, 2020

10 steps employers must take to ensure safety before reopening due to COVID-19

The National Safety Council, in coordination with the SAFER task force, releases comprehensive guidance and recommendations for employers to prioritize workplace safety post-quarantine.

By National Safety Council (NSC)
Courtesy: New Products for Engineers Database and Des Champs Technologies
Research May 21, 2020

Top products since COVID-19 pandemic relate to air control, cleaning

In the New Products for Engineers Database by CFE Media and Technology, 5 of the top 6 products cover control of air or cleaning, since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.

By Mark T. Hoske