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Kemper marks 40th anniversary

March 17, 2017

Kemper GmbH, Vreden, Germany, is celebrating 40 years in business. The company was founded in 1977 by Gerd Kemper as a one-man operation manufacturing extraction systems and filter systems. Today the company offers welding fume extraction equipment including mobile filter units, central extraction...

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Rockford Systems schedules safeguarding standards webinar for April 6

March 9, 2017

Rockford Systems LLC, a Rockford, Ill.-based provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has scheduled the next webinar in its online educational series—Machine Safety Compliance 101—for April 6, 2017, from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT. The free, interactive webinar will take an in-depth look...

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J. J. Keller launches OSHA compliance analysis service

March 8, 2017

Neenah, Wis.-based safety and regulatory compliance consulting firm J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. now offers an OSHA Diagnostic Audit service. The audit begins with an on-site assessment by a J. J. Keller consultant who audits and scores a company’s performance in more than 450 areas covering...

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U.S. Labor Department proposes delay to beryllium rule effective date

March 2, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed delay in the effective date of the rule entitled “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017.The announcement follows a White House memorandum entitled "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review," issued Jan. 20, 2017,...

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LIA announces winner of 2017 George M. Wilkening Award

February 28, 2017

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has awarded the 2017 George M. Wilkening Award to Wesley J. Marshall, principal of Laser Safety Specialties. The award is presented to individuals who have made extensive contributions to laser safety in science, medicine, industry, or education....

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Rockford Systems unveils new “Human Capital” branding campaign

February 20, 2017

Rockford Systems LLC, Rockford, Ill., a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has launched its new "Human Capital" branding campaign, which comprises a revised logo, website, social media program, print and online advertisements, and tradeshow graphics. The educational element of...

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MSCI Safety Survey shows overall positive trend

February 16, 2017

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released its "2016 Safety Survey," which shows that the industry’s safety is on a positive trend. Incidents have decreased drastically over time, from 10 per labor-hour on average across the industry in 2002 to five or fewer...

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Keytroller’s overhead crane warning LED named as award finalist

February 6, 2017

Keytroller LLC, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices based in Tampa, Fla., has announced that its Forewarner-Maxi overhead crane warning LED spotlight has been chosen as a finalist in the Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year awards program.The light...

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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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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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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 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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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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OSHA releases updated recommended practices to improve workplace safety

October 19, 2016

OSHA has released a set of recommended practices for safety and health programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces.The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety...

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ASHRAE releases new performance standard for dust collectors

October 10, 2016

Metal fabricators now have a consensus standard to use in evaluating dust collection systems. Dust collection is critical in facilities that generate hazardous substances during welding, laser and plasma cutting, and thermal spray applications. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016 is a voluntary test...

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