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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Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort - TheFabricator.com

Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort

May 30, 2012

Magid Glove & Safety has announced the launch of its CutMaster™ Aramax™ and Aramax™ XT series of cut-resistant sleeves and gloves. Machine knit from cut- and abrasion-resistant yarns, the gloves and sleeves provide hand and arm protection for workers engaged in metal...

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Misting fans help beat summer heat

May 29, 2012

Big Ass Fan Company® has added high-pressure, filtered misting systems to its 8-ft. AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® portable industrial fans. According to the company, they produce a cooling effect equivalent to 22 and 11 tons of air conditioning, respectively. . The new systems produce an ultrafine...

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Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking

May 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its newly redesigned Arc Armor® Titanium Series™ welding helmets for heavy-use and high-amperage applications. They feature InfoTrack™ technology, which allows the operator to track arc-on time and set alarms and timers via a digital clock....

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Flame-retardant garments protect welders - TheFabricator.com

Flame-retardant garments protect welders

May 10, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added FR flame-retardant clothing to its Weld Warrior line of personal protection equipment. The clothing is designed to provide comfort and protection in demanding welding environments. The line includes the Jersey, a lightweight pullover for warmer...

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Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch

April 25, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the Aristo® Tech 5-13 welding helmet with variable-shade autodarkening filter (ADF) lens technology for professional welders. The helmet has a variable 5-13 digital control for adjustment of shade level, sensitivity, and delay. Its Quick Set™...

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Testing system measures fit of hearing protectors

April 5, 2012

3M offers the E-A-Rfit Validation System, a quantitative hearing protector fit-test. The system features a new software upgrade, an expanded portfolio of probed earplugs for testing, and training materials. The system helps users achieve optimal fit through hearing protector selection and employee...

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Cut-resistant gloves, sleeves protect in metal fabrication applications

April 3, 2012

Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced two new products that offer protection in metal fabrication, glass handling, automotive assembly, and stamping operations. Jackson Safety G60 Level 2 polyurethane-coated, cut-resistant gloves protect against minor cuts and abrasions and offer a barrier...

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Portable dust collector captures contaminants at the source - TheFabricator.com

Portable dust collector captures contaminants at the source

March 26, 2012

The PCH series of portable dust collection systems from Airflow Systems Inc. provides source-point collection of airborne contaminants, preventing them from migrating throughout the facility to settle on equipment and fixtures, contaminate product, or present physical hazards to personnel. The...

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Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications

March 22, 2012

The IRONCAT® line of welding gloves from West Chester Holdings is designed for the heat shielding, dexterity, and protection requirements of SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW applications. The SMAW gloves feature thick materials to withstand high heat. The 14-in. length provides forearm coverage, while...

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Handle grips help tool users comply with OSHA recommendations

March 15, 2012

Re-Grip Inc. offers handle grips to help minimize safety risk and downtime while adhering to OSHA recommendations for pneumatic tools. Made of durable elastic material to provide mechanical and environmental protection while increasing user comfort, the grips help reduce muscle fatigue and increase...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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Respirator use videos posted on OSHA site

February 13, 2012

OSHA has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job. These short videos — nine in English and eight in Spanish — include topics such as OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard, respirator use, training, fit-testing, and detecting...

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Fume ventilation simulation program calculates, displays welding fume concentration

February 13, 2012

Plymovent has developed the FumeSimulator to help customers visualize the background concentration of welding fumes in their production facilities when using the company's general ventilation and filtration systems, such as Push-Pull and Diluter. The program calculates and displays the...

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Machine guards unaffected by power outages, electrical problems

January 26, 2012

WireCrafters machine guards and physical barriers protect personnel from the dangers of automated equipment. The bolt-through and lift-out guarding system can be integrated with access doors and interlocks. The guard is unaffected by power outages or electrical problems. According to the company,...

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Arc flash protection system detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear

January 26, 2012

ABB's new TVOC-2 Arc Guard System™ protects equipment and personnel from arcs and helps prolong the life cycle of equipment. The safety device detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear. According to the manufacturer, the unit clears an arc within an extremely short time, reducing the...

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