Safety

The safety technology area has information for protecting workers directly with personal protection equipment and indirectly with interlocks, light curtains, machine guards, barriers, safety curtains, sensors, and ventilation systems.

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Personal unit delivers OSHA-compliant grade D breathable air

February 27, 2017

Martech Services Co. offers the model P-20 personal air breathing unit. According to the company, when the unit is used with the existing filtered compressed air supply, it provides grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it...

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Helmets engineered for improved wearability

February 21, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 series welding helmets, designed to help improve operator comfort and visibility.The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides optimal skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. The aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect...

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Rockford Systems unveils new “Human Capital” branding campaign

February 20, 2017

Rockford Systems LLC, Rockford, Ill., a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has launched its new "Human Capital" branding campaign, which comprises a revised logo, website, social media program, print and online advertisements, and tradeshow graphics. The educational element of...

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MSCI Safety Survey shows overall positive trend

February 16, 2017

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released its "2016 Safety Survey," which shows that the industry’s safety is on a positive trend. Incidents have decreased drastically over time, from 10 per labor-hour on average across the industry in 2002 to five or fewer...

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Keytroller’s overhead crane warning LED named as award finalist

February 6, 2017

Keytroller LLC, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices based in Tampa, Fla., has announced that its Forewarner-Maxi overhead crane warning LED spotlight has been chosen as a finalist in the Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year awards program.The light...

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Autodarkening welding filter introduced

January 23, 2017

ArcOne offers the new X540V autodarkening welding filter. It has a light shade of 4, dark shade of 9 to 13, and TIG rating of 10.Features include grind and delay, four sensors, and an Xtreme® viewing area of 12.6 in. The filter pairs with any of the manufacturer’s Vision® welding...

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Are you lax on your PPE? It could cost you

January 23, 2017 | By Shannon DeCamp

OSHA handed out $11 million in fines to metal fabricators in 2015, and PPE citations comprised 10 percent of that. This number does not include medical cost, increased workers' compensation, property damage, and replacement personnel costs. Are you prepared for an OSHA inspection? If not, here's what you can expect should the agency come calling.

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Rockford Systems announces 2017 schedule for machine safeguarding seminars

January 18, 2017

Rockford Systems, a provider of machine-safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2017 scheduling of its machine safeguarding seminars.The three-day seminars foster greater understanding of current OSHA and ANSI safety standards, while familiarizing participants with...

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Safety eyewear designed for female workers

January 18, 2017

Ergodyne has added Erda safety glasses to its Skullerz® eyewear line. The large-frame glasses are designed for female workers, with a slightly softer, more rounded frame and sleek temples that will not snag in longer hair.The eyewear meets ANSI, CSA, and MIL-PRF ballistic impact requirements. Lens...

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Does ventilating large-part welding applications have you fuming?

January 6, 2017 | By Travis Haynam

A one-size-fits-all approach to ventilating welding fumes from large fabrications isn't going to work, because while it may remove the fume hazard, it likely won't keep the welder's breathing zone completely clear of particulates. That's why a fabricator should consider several different elements to create a suitable ventilation setup.

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Lightweight welding helmet covers numerous applications

January 4, 2017

The Translas Force 300 fully automatic welding helmet, available in the U.S. from RoboVent, covers applications from SMAW and GMAW to low-amperage GTAW and grinding. The lightweight helmet is available for private...

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Welding helmet is infinitely adjustable with five contact points

December 15, 2016

ESAB has introduced the Sentinel™ A50 automatic welding helmet. It features Halo™ infinitely adjustable five-point headgear, a 4- by 2.4-in. viewing area, an externally activated grind button, a color touchscreen control panel, and a front-loading convex cover lens that comes in different color...

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Extraction system protects employees against fine dust while cutting

December 8, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system features integrated plate filter technology for long service life. Individual filter elements are prevented from sticking. The entire filter area always is available when...

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Rockford Systems Joins National Safety Council

December 7, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services based in Rockford, Ill., has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the...

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Airborne hazards in welding

November 30, 2016 | By Derek Baker

Selecting a respirator for welding is serious business. Choosing the wrong respirator for a job, or using it incorrectly, may cause serious health issues.

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