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Rockford Systems announces 2017 schedule for machine safeguarding seminars

January 18, 2017

Rockford Systems, a provider of machine-safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2017 scheduling of its machine safeguarding seminars.The three-day seminars foster greater understanding of current OSHA and ANSI safety standards, while familiarizing participants with...

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Safety eyewear designed for female workers

January 18, 2017

Ergodyne has added Erda safety glasses to its Skullerz® eyewear line. The large-frame glasses are designed for female workers, with a slightly softer, more rounded frame and sleek temples that will not snag in longer hair.The eyewear meets ANSI, CSA, and MIL-PRF ballistic impact requirements. Lens...

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Does ventilating large-part welding applications have you fuming?

January 6, 2017 | By Travis Haynam

A one-size-fits-all approach to ventilating welding fumes from large fabrications isn't going to work, because while it may remove the fume hazard, it likely won't keep the welder's breathing zone completely clear of particulates. That's why a fabricator should consider several different elements to create a suitable ventilation setup.

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Lightweight welding helmet covers numerous applications

January 4, 2017

The Translas Force 300 fully automatic welding helmet, available in the U.S. from RoboVent, covers applications from SMAW and GMAW to low-amperage GTAW and grinding. The lightweight helmet is available for private...

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Welding helmet is infinitely adjustable with five contact points

December 15, 2016

ESAB has introduced the Sentinel™ A50 automatic welding helmet. It features Halo™ infinitely adjustable five-point headgear, a 4- by 2.4-in. viewing area, an externally activated grind button, a color touchscreen control panel, and a front-loading convex cover lens that comes in different color...

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Extraction system protects employees against fine dust while cutting

December 8, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system features integrated plate filter technology for long service life. Individual filter elements are prevented from sticking. The entire filter area always is available when...

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Rockford Systems Joins National Safety Council

December 7, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services based in Rockford, Ill., has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the...

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Airborne hazards in welding

November 30, 2016 | By Derek Baker

Selecting a respirator for welding is serious business. Choosing the wrong respirator for a job, or using it incorrectly, may cause serious health issues.

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The 3 challenges of managing welding fumes

November 29, 2016 | By Jeremiah Wann

Welding fumes should be a real concern for fabricating shop owners. By understanding what types of materials they are dealing with, the explosive nature of metal dust, and the proper ventilation system needed to control the fumes, shop owners can keep their employees safe and focused on the job.

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Aligning with OSHA

November 28, 2016 | By Dave Knoll

Safety improvement for Anderson Dahlen was not an overnight event. It took a couple of shocking incidents and the willingness to work with, not against, the state’s safety regulatory agency before a significant change in the company’s safety culture took place.

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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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Gel knee pads designed for static and mobile kneeling applications

November 2, 2016

Ergodyne has released the new ProFlex® gel knee pads. They are available in short, long, extra-long, and round styles. The updated pads offers two different gel technologies that are suitable for either static or mobile kneeling applications. Lightweight gel technology and EVA foam in the 347,...

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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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Safety and ergonomics strategy at Heatcraft: Do it safely, or not at all

October 28, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration, a division of Lennox International, has a culture in which safety is baked into the organization’s technology, processes, and mindset. If a project can’t be done safely, it isn’t worth doing at all.

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