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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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Welding filter features viewing area of 9.1 sq. in.

May 3, 2016

ArcOne® has introduced the Optiva® O60V filter. It comes in two new helmet styles: Black and Gearbot. It features a filter viewing area of 9.1 sq. in. and four sensors. The filter has UV/IR protection and comes with two replaceable CR2450 Li...

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Flame-resistant head protection available

May 3, 2016

National Safety Apparel® offers a variety of flame-resistant and arc flash stocked head protection in an assortment of styles, fabrics, and protection levels. Arc flash balaclavas paired with goggles and/or faceshields offer an alternative to the traditional beekeeper’s-style hoods. These...

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Reporting to OSHA after a severe injury

May 2, 2016

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During their presentation at the FMA Annual Meeting, attorney David Jones, along with Doug Raff, owner of Paragon Industrial Controls, showed a lot about what a fabricator can expect during an OSHA inspection after reporting a major injury. They gave insights as to how companies can best navigate the OSHA inspection and citation process.

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Autodarkening helmets offer optical clarity in large viewing area

April 29, 2016

Weldcote Metals’ Ultraview and UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmets allow a wide range of colors to be viewable while in light mode, providing optical clarity in a large viewing area. Both helmets feature standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover lenses, four sensors, solar power with battery backup,...

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Welding helmet comes with four filter options

April 22, 2016

ArcOne® has introduced the ZigTig welding helmet as part of its Vision® series. The lightweight helmet provides full coverage and a sleek, modern design, the company reports. It comes with ComfaGear® II headgear and four filter options: iDF81, X81VX, X54V, and...

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Protective gloves include touchscreen capability

April 20, 2016

Ergodyne has released the ProFlex® Trades series gloves. Included are a mix of eight updated and six new models. The new models feature touchscreen capability, enhanced cut resistance, and improved abrasion resistance, the manufacturer says. Incorporated technologies include abrasion-resistant...

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Clarcor Industrial Air brings back DustHog brand

April 14, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air, Overland Park, Kan., which now includes the United Air Specialists business, has announced it will bring back the DustHog® brand with a new logo. The brand has not been in active use for a decade. The line of dust collection equipment features such media technologies as...

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Autodarkening filter offers 7-sq.-in. viewing area

April 12, 2016

ArcOne® has introduced the 4500V autodarkening filter. It has a light state of 4, dark state of 9-13, four sensors, and a 7-sq.-in. viewing area. The filter comes with a replaceable battery and fits in any of the company’s Carrera™ welding...

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Scientific Dust Collectors launches new website

April 8, 2016

Scientific Dust Collectors, Alsip, Ill., has launched a new website at www.scientificdustcollectors.com. It provides information on the company’s baghouse dust collectors, cartridge dust collectors, cyclones, and bin vents. The firm has added a new section on engineering capabilities,...

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Encoders simplify machine safety designs

April 4, 2016

Heidenhain offers Leine & Linde 850 shaft and 862 hollow-shaft encoders. This technology allows incremental encoders to be applied where safe operation of machinery is necessary without requiring a redundant encoder or secondary sensing device. The products are certified for SIL2/PLd, Category 3...

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FMA names Plymouth Tube as winner of 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence

March 31, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) has announced Plymouth Tube of Streator, Ill., as the winner of the 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award, presented by FMA and sponsored by insurance provider CNA, was created by FMA’s Safety Council to...

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Airgas donates $50,000 in PPE to FSU welding engineering students

March 30, 2016

Radnor Township, Pa.-based Airgas has donated $50,000 worth of personal protective equipment to students enrolled in the welding engineering program at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. The donation includes enough welding jackets, hoods, gloves, and safety glasses for each of the...

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Safety glove offers reinforced cut/abrasion protection with secure grip

March 29, 2016

Brass Knuckle® has introduced the SmartCut™ BKCR3520, an ANSI Cut Level 3 glove. Offering medium-level cut protection, the glove features a slip-resistant foam nitrile palm coating and a reinforced thumb crotch for abrasion resistance. The glove’s seamless shell is made of 15-ga....

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OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule

March 28, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction. The final rule, which reflects current...

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Extraction unit designed for removal of flammable dusts from laser processing

March 24, 2016

Ult AG has introduced the LAS 300.81-HFM054, an ATEX-certified extraction and filtration unit with H-class filtration that is suitable for the removal of combustible dusts. The unit has been developed for extraction and filtration of dry dusts that occur during laser cutting, engraving, and...

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