Safety Products

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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Glove offers cross-functional protection

November 23, 2015

Safety Today has introduced Brass Knuckle® SmartShell™ BKCR4499 gloves, which provide cross-functional protection with a glove construction that uses the company’s Fit, Form, and Function™ standard. The gloves’ machine-knit, ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene shell offers ANSI cut...

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Reel slows retraction speeds up to 80 percent

November 3, 2015

Coxreels® offers the patented EZ-Coil® safety system that retracts up to 80 percent slower than conventional reels. The unit works unidirectionally without any increase in the amount of resistance when pulling out the hose, cord, or cable. When engaged upon recoil, the reel controls the...

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Light curtain designed for applications that don’t require blanking, muting

November 2, 2015

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced the F3SG-RE global safety light curtain designed for machine guarding operations that do not require blanking or muting capabilities. The unit provides simple on/off detection for straightforward applications. Finger- and hand-protection models are...

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Autodarkening filter provides natural-looking color for welders

October 29, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Speedglas™ autodarkening filter (ADF) kit 9100XXi. The optics provide detail, contrast, and natural-looking color for welders. An external grinding feature enables welders to switch into a grinding mode. They can access two preset welding modes by pushing the external...

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Guide helps companies assess facility safety

October 26, 2015

Visual Workplace Inc. offers “Visual Management Techniques to Define Organized, Productive, Safe Territories and Work Areas,” a free, downloadable PDF to help employers assess their facilities and create a safe workplace using visual management techniques. The guide discusses personal...

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Cut-resistant gloves designed to provide thermal protection in cold weather

October 21, 2015

Magid® has expanded its line of work gloves to include thermal protection for cold weather conditions, paired with cut resistance to protect workers against sharp materials. ROC® and D-ROC® cut-resistant, thermal, coated styles are available in black to hide dirt and grime or bright colors...

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Autodarkening helmet offers brightest view in light state

October 19, 2015

The vegaview2.5 autodarkening welding helmet from optrel inc. offers the brightest view in light state with a shade level 2.5, says the company. Shade level 2.5 offers welders a 400 percent brighter view of their environment than a typical shade level 4 in light state, according to the...

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Safety signs come in variety of styles, materials

October 13, 2015

Visual Workplace Inc. offers premade and custom high-impact safety signs to help communicate standards and process changes, standardize workflow, reduce injury/danger, correct abnormal situations, and sustain lean operations. Signs are available in a variety of materials depending on the...

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Software system simplifies PPE management

October 6, 2015

3M has developed Active Safety, a PPE management software system. The software is designed to help environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals reduce the time they spend on paperwork, access data when and where they need it, and identify trends. The system uses RFID tags and...

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Annual machine safety checkup protects employees, equipment investment

September 21, 2015

Omron Safety Services offers manufacturers in the metal fabrication and forming industries an inspection service to help ensure that machines such as press brakes, presses, shears, and cutting machines are safeguarded to applicable regulations. With this service, an Omron safety system field...

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Automated barrier door, steel fencing form safety cell around robots

August 31, 2015

The Rite-Hite Machine Guarding Defender Cell restricts access and provides guarding around potentially dangerous automated and automatic processes, including stretch-wrap machine operations. The four-sided safety cell incorporates RoboGuard steel wire fencing; point-of-operation guarding; and a...

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Autodarkening helmet line rated value 1

August 4, 2015

Kemper GmbH has introduced the autodark® series of welding helmets comprising the professional 760 model, the basic 560i/560x, and advanced models 660i and 660x. The 760 has a 3.8-in. by 2.7-in. range of vision and has achieved value 1 in terms of optical quality, light diffusion,...

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System produces breathable air from existing air compressor

July 30, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers its Quality Air Breathing Systems to help users comply with the OSHA requirements for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the on-board...

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Trapped key interlocks prevent lockout/tagout circumvention

July 20, 2015

KIRK® trapped key interlocks enhance lockout/tagout to help ensure energy-isolation procedures cannot be circumvented. A written lockout/tagout procedure is used to document the steps to isolate the hazardous energy source. The trapped key interlocks can aid in isolating the energy source, and the...

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Device tests flashback arresters

July 6, 2015

Witt-Gasetechnik offers stainless steel FBA testing device 722 for testing gas system flashback arresters and gas nonreturn valves up to the DN50 flange size. The device performs four different tests: leak-tightness, safety against reverse gas flow, functionality of the pressure-controlled...

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