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JET Group acquires Sellstrom Mfg.

November 6, 2015

JET Group, Vancouver, B.C., has announced the acquisition of Sellstrom Mfg. Co., a provider of PPE safety products based in Schaumburg, Ill. The acquisition of Sellstrom significantly broadens JET Group’s Canadian safety portfolio by adding several categories of professional PPE products to...

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Magid announces recent award wins

November 2, 2015

Magid®, a manufacturer of safety products and personal protective equipment in Romeoville, Ill., has been recognized for new-product innovation for the third time in the ASSE Safety Attendee Choice and ISHN Reader’s Choice Awards. Its products won the following awards: D-ROC® high-visibility...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employer-reported workplace injury, illness results

October 30, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the results of its "Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)," which show that private industry employers reported nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. The rate reported for 2014 continues a pattern of decline...

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Marlin Steel keeps factory floor safe for more than 2,500 days

October 28, 2015

Custom steel form manufacturing company Marlin Steel, Baltimore, Md., has announced it has exceeded 2,504 consecutive days of operation without a lost-time safety incident occurring on the factory floor. This announcement follows an OSHA SHARP safety designation for the company just a few months...

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Victaulic receives International Business Award for foundry protective apparel

October 26, 2015

Easton, Pa.-based Victaulic, a provider of mechanical pipe joining technology, has been recognized by the International Business Awards with an International Silver Stevie® award for Best New Product of the Year – Industrial Products for its foundry worker safety coat. After years of...

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MSCI sponsors National Safety Council’s Journey to Safety Excellence campaign

October 13, 2015

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced it will sponsor the Journey to Safety Excellence campaign of the National Safety Council as one part of a broader program effort to elevate the importance of safety in the metals industry. More than 10 workers die...

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Pepperl+Fuchs launches online ordering of more than 2,000 items

September 28, 2015

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced that online ordering is available for more than 2,000 commonly stocked items, including sensors, intrinsic safety barriers, and select accessories for purge and pressurization systems. Orders can be placed 24/7 at...

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Fatal occupational injuries rate remains unchanged from 2013 to 2014

September 21, 2015

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries was an increase of 2...

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Magid opens location in Houston

September 17, 2015

Magid, a Romeoville, Ill.-based manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE) has opened a store in Houston. The new location offers more than 700 brands of safety products, including work gloves, respiratory protection, fall protection, safety glasses,...

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Omron to acquire Adept Technology

September 16, 2015

Omron Corp., based in Kyoto, Japan, a provider of core sensing and control technology, has announced plans to acquire Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile robot systems. Omron plans to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of...

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OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

September 3, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and compiled product inquiries and web page...

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Bunzl Distribution acquires Steiner Industries

August 31, 2015

Bunzl Distribution, a St. Louis-based nonperishable goods supplier, has acquired Steiner Industries Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer and wholesaler of personal protection equipment (PPE) for U.S. industrial distributors supplying the welding and industrial sectors. This is Bunzl’s third...

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Aug. 20 webinar to focus on robot safety

August 11, 2015

Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on Aug. 20 that will describe advanced concepts in robotic safety. Presented by Pat Davison, director of standards development for RIA, the webinar will review the latest RIA 15.06 standard and describe its enhancements. The flexibility and...

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OSHA proposal would lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections

August 6, 2015

The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by OSHA. Currently OSHA’s eight-hour permissible exposure...

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