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Board of Laser Safety launches website

November 18, 2016

The Board of Laser Safety (BLS), Orlando, Fla., a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Laser Institute of America (LIA), has launched a new website at www.lasersafety.org.The website provides a platform for laser safety officers to stay up-to-date with laser safety and certification news. The...

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3M Personal Safety Division launches safety blog

November 2, 2016

The 3M™ Personal Safety Division, St. Paul, Minn., has launched Safety Now & Next, a new blog that serves as a resource for worker health and safety news, tips, and questions.The blog provides information on many PPE topics, such as active safety, fall protection, head and face protection,...

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Recordable workplace injuries dropped in 2015, says Bureau of Labor Statistics

October 28, 2016

Occupational injury and illness data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a significant drop in the rate of recordable workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015, continuing a pattern of decline that, apart from 2012, has occurred annually for the last 13 years.Private industry employers...

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OSHA releases updated recommended practices to improve workplace safety

October 19, 2016

OSHA has released a set of recommended practices for safety and health programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces.The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety...

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ASHRAE releases new performance standard for dust collectors

October 10, 2016

Metal fabricators now have a consensus standard to use in evaluating dust collection systems. Dust collection is critical in facilities that generate hazardous substances during welding, laser and plasma cutting, and thermal spray applications. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016 is a voluntary test...

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Rockford Systems appoints VP of marketing

September 19, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has hired Carrie Halle as vice president marketing. She has more than 25 years of B2B marketing experience, as well as global experience in planning, branding, product management, segmentation, and...

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Rockford Systems to offer machine safeguarding seminars

September 15, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has announced it will offer machine safeguarding seminars at its Rockford, Ill., training center on Sept. 20-22, Oct. 18-20, and Nov. 15-17, 2016. Each seminar combines classroom discussion with live demonstrations on a...

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J. J. Keller launches redesigned website

August 29, 2016

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., a provider of compliance products and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.jjkeller.com. Content has been enhanced, and the site has been optimized for mobile devices. The website is designed to help safety professionals in transportation,...

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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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