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AK Steel's Zanesville Works recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 25, 2014

AK Steel’s Zanesville Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Muskingum County Safety Council and Chamber of...

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Frommelt Safety to streamline product line

February 25, 2014

Frommelt Safety Products, Milwaukee, has announced that it will streamline its product line beginning April 1. From that date forward, the company will concentrate manufacturing efforts on its machine-guarding products, which include automated barrier doors, industrial fencing, and retractable...

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LIA releases revised ANSI Z136.1 standard

February 18, 2014

Updated for the first time in the last seven years, the new American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers is available through the Laser Institute of America, secretariat of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, which develops the laser safety standards. The ANSI Z136.1 standard...

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Camfil to acquire Handte

February 11, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., has announced that its parent company in Stockholm, Camfil, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Handte Umwelttechnik GmbH in Germany and Handte’s operations in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and China. The acquisition is...

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Apache receives 2013 Safety Excellence Award

February 11, 2014

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp., Beaver Dam, Wis., has received the 2013 Safety Excellence Award from Iowa-based Dexter-Apache Holdings Inc. for the fewest OSHA-recordable injuries — six — among Dexter-Apache companies for the year. Apache also won the award in 2010. In addition to...

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Tyco Fire Protection Products wins two awards at 2013 National Slag Association Conference

January 31, 2014

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), Marinette, Wis., has been recognized with two awards — Allied Member of the Year, and Best Practices — from the National Slag Association (NSA). The Allied Member of the Year recognizes the company’s work in total fire suppression systems for...

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United Air Specialists launches new website

January 24, 2014

United Air Specialists Inc. (UAS), Cincinnati, has announced the launch of its new website at www.uasinc.com. Designed with a new look and user-friendly navigation, the website highlights the company’s industrial air cleaning and air filtration systems. A new Explore UAS Filtration Solutions...

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New OSHA rule updates mechanical power press standards

December 3, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., has announced a new rule from OSHA that updates and streamlines the standards for the use of mechanical power presses. The new rule eliminates a requirement for employers to document mandatory weekly inspections of the presses while clarifying the...

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Saf-T-Gard Intl. acquires Dunn Safety Products

November 20, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® Intl. has acquired certain assets and the continuing business of Dunn Safety Products, a family-owned, full-line distributor of industrial safety products in Chicago. Saf-T-Gard now serves Dunn customers from its 80,000-sq.-ft. Northbrook, Ill., facility. Saf-T-Gard Intl. is a...

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OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

November 15, 2013

OSHA, Washington, D.C., has issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that 3...

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Omron Automation and Safety honored as Volunteer of the Year

November 4, 2013

Omron Automation and Safety, Schaumburg, Ill., has received the Exceptional Merit Award as a Clearbrook Volunteer of the Year for 2013. "For the past 16 years, Omron has been supporting Clearbrook in various ways," said Laura Warren, director of marketing at Clearbrook. "Clearbrook is an agency...

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OSHA releases web resources about chemical safety

October 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe from exposure to hazardous chemicals. The first resource is a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used in place of...

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Saf-T-Gard names marketing director

September 26, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of industrial safety products in Northbrook, Ill., has hired Lisa Bucki as marketing director. She leads key print and electronic marketing initiatives, including catalog and web development, e-blast campaigns, and product launches. Bucki has more than 12...

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Gateway Safety helmet wins Product of the Year Award

September 11, 2013

Gateway Safety Inc., Cleveland, has announced that its Serpent® safety helmet has been named the winner in the head protection category in Occupational Health & Safety magazine's fifth annual New Product of the Year contest. The 13-oz. helmet is available in Class C (vented) and Class E...

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Laser Institute of America releases new laser safety standard

September 11, 2013

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has unveiled the ANSI Z136.9 Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments standard. The latest in the line of laser safety guidelines stemming from the parent ANSI Z136.1, the standard provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems...

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