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Higher penalties, tougher regulations coming from OSHA, says MSCI conference speaker

August 17, 2016

An expert on workplace safety issues and OSHA, David Jones, says there will likely be few immediate changes in OSHA enforcement, regardless of who wins the presidential election. Jones will be the keynote speaker at Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based MSCI’s Safety Conference, Oct. 19-20, 2016, in...

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Pilz Automation Safety opens North Carolina office

August 9, 2016

Canton, Mich.-based Pilz Automation Safety has opened a new services delivery office in Charlotte, N.C. The office will offer safety consultants and engineers and will act as a center for smaller topic- and customer-specific training. The company's products include sensor technology, electronic...

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Rockford Systems appoints CEO

August 9, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a manufacturer of machine safeguarding products in Rockford, Ill., has appointed Joe Nitiss as CEO. The company provides services such as risk assessment, training, machine surveys, and compliance validation. Nitiss plans to develop new and diverse consulting services to...

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OSHA kicks off Noise Safety Challenge

August 8, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, have launched the “Hear and Now—Noise Safety Challenge” with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and...

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Hastings to host seminars on addressing hazardous air-quality issues

July 5, 2016

Hastings Air Energy Control Inc. will host complimentary seminars on air-quality issues on Aug. 3 and 4 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hastings Technology Experience Center in New Berlin, Wis. The seminars, which include breakfast and lunch, will comprise live demonstrations of dust...

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Utility Trailer Mfg. receives TTMA’s Plant Safety Award

June 15, 2016

Utility Trailer Mfg. Co., City of Industry, Calif., a manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and trailers, has announced that its Clearfield, Utah, trailer manufacturing plant has received a “Category A” Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers...

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Bluff Mfg. acquired by Wincove Private Holdings

May 24, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg. has been acquired by Wincove Private Holdings LP, a holding company with a permanent equity capitalization and management. Bluff Mfg. produces dock, warehouse, and safety equipment for companies in North, Central, and South America and the...

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Clarcor Industrial Air brings back DustHog brand

April 14, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air, Overland Park, Kan., which now includes the United Air Specialists business, has announced it will bring back the DustHog® brand with a new logo. The brand has not been in active use for a decade. The line of dust collection equipment features such media technologies as...

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Scientific Dust Collectors launches new website

April 8, 2016

Scientific Dust Collectors, Alsip, Ill., has launched a new website at www.scientificdustcollectors.com. It provides information on the company’s baghouse dust collectors, cartridge dust collectors, cyclones, and bin vents. The firm has added a new section on engineering capabilities,...

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FMA names Plymouth Tube as winner of 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence

March 31, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) has announced Plymouth Tube of Streator, Ill., as the winner of the 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award, presented by FMA and sponsored by insurance provider CNA, was created by FMA’s Safety Council to...

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Airgas donates $50,000 in PPE to FSU welding engineering students

March 30, 2016

Radnor Township, Pa.-based Airgas has donated $50,000 worth of personal protective equipment to students enrolled in the welding engineering program at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. The donation includes enough welding jackets, hoods, gloves, and safety glasses for each of the...

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OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule

March 28, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction. The final rule, which reflects current...

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FMA/CNA announce Safety Award winners

March 24, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) and CNA have announced the recipients of its 2016 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the awards program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have an ongoing commitment to excellence...

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Kemper ventilation system named best welding product at STOM trade fair

March 24, 2016

Vreden, Germany-based Kemper’s CleanAirTower general ventilation system has been named the best product in the field of welding at the STOM trade fair in Poland. The system, designed according to the displacement flow principle, features patented contamination-free dust disposal. It extracts...

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SureWerx named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

March 11, 2016

SureWerx, a supplier of tool, equipment, and safety products based in Vancouver, B.C., has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015. The program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums, recognizes Canadian-owned and...

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