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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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New partnership to promote workplace safety made official

February 25, 2015

The Iron Workers, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) have established a collaborative partnership to advance safety among those working in the trade in the U.S. and Canada. IMPACT Labor Co-chairman Walter...

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Safety glasses meet high-velocity impact requirements

February 24, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced Skullerz® safety glasses in seven patented models with up to 13 different lens options. All models meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1+ high-velocity impact and MIL-PRF 32342 Military Ballistic Fragmentation Protection requirements. Available accessories include removable foam...

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Safety Today launches new websites

February 19, 2015

Safety Today Inc. has announced the launch of its website for U.S. customers at www.safetytoday.com, as well as its sister site serving Canadian customers, www.safetytoday.ca. The company is a dedicated safety consultancy and distribution center, operating globally from headquarters in the U.S. and...

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Mobile demonstration dust collectors provide customer training and education

February 19, 2015

Jonesboro, Ark.-based Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has introduced an expanded fleet of mobile dust and fume collection systems that are available worldwide to provide training and education to customers. The trailer-mounted units are available on request and may be used for dust...

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Coded safety switch released in slim design

February 17, 2015

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. has released a slim-design version of its PSENcode coded safety switch, used to monitor the position of guards and for general position monitoring. In comparison with the compact-design version, this switch has a very low-profile housing (0.5 in. high) at the same width....

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Unit prevents sparks from entering dust collector

February 16, 2015

The Spark Arrestor from Imperial Systems extinguishes sparks and burning ember before they can enter an industrial dust collector. The product connects to the ductwork leading from the shop to the dust and fume collector, helping to prevent fires and explosions from happening in manufacturing...

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OSHA shines spotlight on metal fabricating

February 10, 2015

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For the sake of maintaining a safe work environment and keeping the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigators out of business operations, metal fabricators should be aware of the areas where they can improve their own safety performance. OSHA’s citations provide a guide to where the focus should go.

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Protective clothing protects wearer from arcs, flame

February 4, 2015

Magid® has introduced three new products that provide arc-rated and flame-resistant protection. The AR Defense™ relaxed-fit base layer shirts and balaclava address a need for arc-rated protection following revised National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for workplace safety. The...

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Air-purifying respirator withstands heavy use

January 30, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Versaflo™ TR-600 powered air-purifying respirator, designed to endure heavy use and long wear. The ergonomic design fits close to the body, allowing for greater movement in tight workspaces. It offers multiple airflow rate options, and the belts are designed to be...

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Disposable coveralls protect against dusts, liquids

January 29, 2015

Basic and Type 5/6 nonwoven, disposable coveralls are offered by Parweld. Both styles are lightweight and breathable, featuring elasticized cuffs, ankles, and hood, along with a zip front. The basic coverall offers protection against everyday nontoxic dusts and powders. The Type 5/6 uncoated...

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Respiratory system protects wearers from welding fumes

January 29, 2015

Parweld has introduced a new PAPR clean air respiratory system that protects wearers against welding fume, dust particles, and aerosols. The portable, lightweight, battery-powered system is belt-mounted. The system filters out contaminated air, allowing clean, purified air to be supplied to the...

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Breathing system monitors air quality for OSHA standard compliance

January 29, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which the company says helps users comply with the OSHA requirement for Grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed-air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air,...

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Gateway Safety receives President’s Club Award for Achievement in 2014

January 28, 2015

Gateway Safety, Cleveland, has received the President’s Club Recognition for Achievement in 2014 from the Industrial Buyers Group (IBC). Suppliers and distributors are recognized by IBC for their contributions over the year and rated on percentage growth. Gateway Safety has been an IBC...

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Safety catchers protect hydraulic, pneumatic press

January 28, 2015

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Safety catchers prevent a load from crashing down at any position of ascent if a hydraulic or pneumatic pressure system fails, or if a rope, chain, belt, or toothed drive breaks.

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Laser safety window offers improved visibility

January 26, 2015

Laservision offers the P5P10 blue polycarbonate laser safety window. According to the manufacturer, the window provides improved visibility and color recognition, higher protection, and better impact resistance compared to conventional green laser safety windows. The new window allows users to...

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