Jessica serves as Associate Editor - 3 years service, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University. Work experience: Materials engineer, The Boeing Company; Primary editor for mechanical and fastening & joining.
Machine guards must not become their own hazards or exacerbate existing hazards. Analyze designs to eliminate guards that can be left off, those that fail easily and catastrophically, and those that fail to prevent hazards.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are taking over for glass in the single-serve wine and barbecue sauce markets. The lightweight bottles save shipping costs, don’t break, and are more easily recycled.
Pharmaceuticals packaged by blow molding, sterile filling, and hermetic sealing, which require minimal operator intervention, are less prone to contamination and can have ergonomic features like droppers and twist-off caps.