Safety

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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FMA names 2015 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

March 27, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the recipients of the 2015 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in safety. Award...

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How clean is the air in your manufacturing facility?

March 24, 2015

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Metalworking facilities have to meet basic federal requirements for indoor air quality, but some companies may choose to go beyond that to create a work environment that encourages employee engagement and higher productivity.

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Breathable air system uses single line hose assembly

March 23, 2015

The model 50 SL air breathing system from Martech Services Co. works with the user’s existing compressed air supply to provide Grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose, it will supply air for a spray gun. The unit is available with a 35-...

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Aget Mfg. launches website

March 13, 2015

Aget Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of industrial dust and mist collection systems in Adrian, Mich., has launched a newly redesigned website at www.agetmfg.com. The site is a combination informational outlet and e-commerce platform, allowing for customers to learn about the company and purchase...

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Light contributes to forklift safety

March 12, 2015

Intella Liftparts offers the BlueSpot® safety light to help reduce forklift/pedestrian accidents. The UL-listed light features sturdy metal construction with stainless...

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Personal air breathing unit provides Grade D breathable air

March 5, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the model P-20 personal air breathing unit. It works with the existing filtered compressed air supply to provide Grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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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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