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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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Work gloves feature HPPE fiber blend for comfort

April 8, 2014

Magid offers the new GPD780 HPPE work gloves. The company developed an HPPE blend specifically for the gloves to provide ANSI Cut Level 4 protection, along with breathability and comfort. The gloves also feature NitriX® Grip Technology sandy nitrile palm coating, which channels away oils...

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Respirator upgrade protects workers exposed at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

April 8, 2014

3M has announced the launch of its Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade, a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) system that provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft. The system is designed to compensate for air-density changes that occur...

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Revised ANSI Z136.1 standard promotes safer facilities

April 1, 2014

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

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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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Safety eyewear helps eliminate pinch points

March 25, 2014

Gateway Safety’s ultralightweight Luminary® safety eyewear is designed to target the pinch point areas behind the ears and at the bridge of the nose to help increase wearer comfort. The flexible temples self-adjust to accommodate wide or narrow faces, relieving pressure behind the ears. A...

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Attacking welding fume at the source

March 24, 2014

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Fume extraction guns are a viable alternative for collecting harmful welding fumes and particulate right at the source. They can be used in tandem with another source-capture device or with a localized filtration system. Knowing how they work and how to use them will help yield the best results.

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Combustible Dust Strategies - Meeting OSHA Requirements for Your Operation

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Donaldson Torit / Donaldson Co. Inc.

Length: 60:00

Do you own or operate an industrial dust collector? Do you wonder how OSHA's regulations surrounding combustible dust influence your dust collector choice and strategy? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, this informative webinar is for you.

Impact gloves deliver Level 4 cut resistance

March 4, 2014

Magid® Glove & Safety has introduced the T-REX™ TRX540 impact glove with ANSI Level 4 cut resistance and abrasion resistance and ANSI Level 5 puncture resistance. The 13-ga. shell comprises HPPE, polyester, and glass and nylon fiber for dexterity. The proprietary NitriX™ sandy...

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Hexavalent Chromium Emissions

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Donaldson Torit / Donaldson Co. Inc.

Length: 38:00

Hexavalent chromium is a regulated, toxic material that must be dealt with by implementing proper precautions. Now that NIOSH has recommended new lower - more stringent - levels to OSHA, companies are advised to review their manufacturing processes and equipment and consider implementing proactive changes to control their air emissions. Join Jeff Abelson, Donaldson Torit's Industrial Air Filtration Program Manager, for an informative discussion on this important and timely topic.

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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Safety control unit bridges technology gap between safety relays, PLC systems

February 24, 2014

Tapeswitch Corp. offers a programmable, modular PCU safety control unit designed for use by small to midsized machinery builders, rebuilders, and users. The unit can be used to solve four specific market applications; upgrading traditional safety relays without using a PLC system; handling multiple...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet offers new operator interface

February 24, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the VIKING™ 2450D digital-interface welding helmet. The auto-darkening helmet is equipped with pivot-style headgear and improved optical clarity with enhanced color recognition. The helmet, which produces full-spectrum shade 4-13 with variable sensitivity...

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Steel lathe chuck shields safeguard workers for OSHA, ANSI compliance

February 19, 2014

Danray Products LLC offers 52- and 62-in. steel lathe chuck shields for lathes or similar machines. The heavy-duty, 12-ga. shields safeguard individuals from point-of-operation and rotating hazards, as well as flying chips, sparks, coolant, and lubricant. The mounting bracket attaches to the...

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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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