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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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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Automated barrier door introduced

January 26, 2012

Frommelt Safety has introduced the Guardian Defender automated barrier door for guarding machinery, containing processes, and protecting employees from robotic and machine movement zones. Features include patent-pending upgrades to its noncontact safety switch configuration, control systems, and...

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Low-profile safety light curtain designed for use on smaller production machines

December 20, 2011

Banner Engineering Corp. has introduced the EZ-SCREEN® low-profile safety light curtain with integral muting. Designed for use on smaller production machines, the Type 4 safety light curtain performs in compact spaces. Integral muting adds flexibility for mounting, hookup options, and...

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Industrial heat-resistant protective blankets introduced

November 21, 2011

A new line of industrial heat-resistant blankets has been introduced by Torch Wear. The blankets are designed to protect workers from severe heat injuries from molten metal splash, metal cutting, welding, arc flash, and exposure to intense heat. This personal protective equipment has applications...

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System protects cords, cables that run across the floor

November 10, 2011

The Ultra-Sidewinder Cable Protection System™ from UltraTech Intl. Inc. protects cables that run across a floor. The new design articulates left and right, allowing the system to turn corners and adapt to the layout of the room while maintaining full protection for the cables and trip protection...

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