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Light curtain meets worldwide safety standards

June 8, 2015

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced the F3SG-4RA series light curtain. According to the manufacturer, the unit meets safety standards throughout the world to protect either fingers or hands and arms. The IP67 wash-down-rated light curtain is supported by 24-hour, multilanguage, online...

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Magid completes 700,000-sq.-ft. facility in Illinois

June 8, 2015

Magid, a manufacturer and supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), has completed a 700,000-sq.-ft. global headquarters in Romeoville, Ill. The family-owned company moves to the new location after being based in Chicago for nearly 70 years. The facility consolidates corporate offices,...

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Welding helmets offer largest viewing area in industry

June 8, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Digital Infinity™ series welding helmets. According to the manufacturer, the helmet’s 13.4-sq.-in. viewing area with widescreen format is the largest in the industry. New headgear with an oversized comfort cushion provides adjustability, settings,...

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Filtration system provides breathable air for spraying waterborne paints

June 5, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the model 50-WB filtration system, designed to work with an existing compressed air source to filter and monitor the compressed air for grade D breathable air. It also provides ultraclean and ultradry air for use in spraying waterborne or solvent-based paints. The...

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Machine Safety Management wins ASSE Award for Innovation

June 4, 2015

Machine Safety Management Corp. (MSM), Minneapolis, has announced that it is the recipient of the 2015 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The company received the honor in recognition of its Machine Safety Management...

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Hearing protector fit-test system measures earplug effectiveness

June 4, 2015

3M Hearing Protection Solutions has introduced the E-A-Rfit dual-ear validation system. The hearing protector fit-test system measures the effectiveness of earplugs and earmuffs, providing quantitative results for both ears simultaneously. In less than 3 sec., the system measures seven standard...

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Rug absorbs oil to prevent slips, falls

June 4, 2015

The new Oil Eater Tuff Rug from Kafko Intl. is designed to prevent slips and falls by quickly absorbing oil leaks, dirt, and grime in forklift aisles, around equipment, and in high-traffic areas in manufacturing plants and warehouses. Made of 100 percent recycled materials, the rug is...

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Polyurethane-coated glove delivers cut 5 level protection

June 2, 2015

The new DPU115 glove from Aquila® offers cut 5 level personal protection with a flexible polyurethane coating, making it supple and sensitive for use in dexterous handling of small components and assemblies. The Alkimos® spiral-wound yarn offers a close fit with a high level of detail finish....

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Marlin Steel earns SHARP Award from OSHA

June 1, 2015

Custom metal basket manufacturer Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has been recognized by OSHA for maintaining “exemplary injury and illness prevention programs” as per OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The fifth company in Maryland to earn the distinction,...

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Safety in the hands of the next generation

May 28, 2015 | By Dan Davis

One fabricator suggests that younger workers in a metal fabricating setting are more likely to follow safety rules and regulations because they don't want to cut corners. That may bode well for boosting manufacturing's image in the eyes of others who may associate death and dismemberment with manufacturing.

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Omron Automation and Safety appoints president/COO

May 28, 2015

Omron Corp.’s Automation and Safety business, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has named Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president/COO. He has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck, and Rockwell Automation. Before joining the...

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Kion North America wins safety championship

May 26, 2015

Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has won first place in the Kion Group’s 2014 cross-brand, interregional safety competition. More than 40 groups from around the world took part in the first corporate competition of its kind. The purpose of the Kion Group Safety Championship was...

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Safety eyewear protects wearer from laser light

May 18, 2015

Laservision USA offers F29 laser safety eyewear. The eyewear is available in two polycarbonate laser safety filter styles: P1M01 for UV, IR, and CO2 lasers; and P5H01 for UV, IR, and diode lasers. Features include lightweight construction, a wraparound design for improved field of view,...

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Going beyond OSHA regulations for manganese exposure

May 11, 2015 | By Jeff Jackson

Complying with OSHA guidelines for manganese exposure during welding may not be doing welders any favors. One Oregon metal fabricator invited OSHA into its shop to look for ways to reduce the potential of manganese exposure. The combination of low-manganese welding wire and proper ventilation positioning appears to have cleared the air on this subject.

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Cooling vests maintain 58 degrees F for four hours

May 8, 2015

Ergodyne has added three new cooling vests to its Chill-Its® phase change series. They offer a honeycomb cooling pack design for flexibility and a short, wide design for improved mobility for wearers. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure on the shoulders and waist allows for a customizable fit....

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