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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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Tool tethering kits help increase safety for work at heights

August 18, 2016

Ergodyne offers tool tethering kits for work at heights as part of its Squids® lanyards line. Each of the six kits comes with two to three Squids products. Users select the kit based on the weight of their...

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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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Intersection warning system alerts workers to approaching traffic

August 15, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced the Safe-T-Signal intersection warning system. The ceiling-mounted system alerts workers when traffic is approaching from other directions using LED lights in the shape of red stop signs (octagon) and amber yield (triangle) signs. The system uses unidirectional microwave...

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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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Safety light curtains cut installation, setup time

August 3, 2016

Orion safety light curtains from ABB Jokab Safety Products offer a simplified selection of functions and settings to help cut installation and setup time. The light curtains are available in three models, each with a different light curtain or light grid configuration. Orion 1 offers finger and...

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Compact filtration system protects users from fine dust during cutting processes

July 26, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system can handle medium to large amounts of dust. Its filtration technology separates more than 99 percent of captured hazardous material and the majority of ultrafine dust...

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Protective glove offers ANSI level 4 cut resistance

July 25, 2016

Brass Knuckle® Safety Products has introduced the SmartShell™ BKCR4599, a heavy-duty protective glove offering heavy-duty cut resistance, light oil and moisture resistance, non-tacky slip resistance, and shock-absorbing impact protection. The glove delivers ANSI level 4 cut resistance while...

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Robotic welding fume capture 101

July 21, 2016 | By Josh Delson

The Robotic Industries Association reports that an estimated 260,000 robots are operating in North American factories. If you are joining in on the trend, it may be time to reassess the fume collection requirements for your facility. It’s best to make this part of the planning process before you install robots. If you wait until weld cells are already in place, installing the collector can be problematic. It is always better to engineer the fume removal equipment in advance for the space and the application.

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Yellow: The color of safety awareness

July 7, 2016 | By Dan Davis

If you tour Plymouth Tube's Streator, Ill., facility, you can't help but notice all of the yellow caution areas. They mark potential trip hazards and pinch point areas. The focus on safety, both visually and in daily communications, has helped the facility stay injury-free for three years now. It's also enabled the tube production facility to be named the recipient of FMA’s Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.

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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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Safety glasses offered with new options

June 7, 2016

Ergodyne has added more than three dozen new frame and lens options to its Skullerz® eye protection line. Included are safety glasses with new Kryptek® camouflage patterns, additional frame options featuring clear and smoke lenses with proprietary Fog-Off™ antifog technology, and a new lens...

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Drum brake provides failsafe safety for rope hoist users

May 24, 2016

EMH offers the SureStop™ drum brake, which serves as an optional failsafe safety device for the EMH Wire Rope Hoist, stopping loads when monitored parameters exceed safe operating condition limits. Overspeed, load-slip at standstill, and sheared shaft conditions are monitored continuously. The...

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