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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Kimberly-Clark to help fund training for USA World Skills competitor in welding

August 22, 2013

The Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wis., has donated $10,000 to support the American Welding Society's (AWS's) USA Training for International Welders Competition (World Skills). Following each biennial national welding skills competition, an individual is selected to represent the U.S. in the...

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Dust collector's cleaning system prevents redeposit of dust on filters

August 14, 2013

RoboVent has introduced the new Fusion 3 series of fume and dust collectors. The all-in-one collector is completely assembled and doesn't require any additional parts or equipment to be operational. With two connections — electrical and compressed air — the collector is designed for welding,...

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PK USA orders first North American Lincoln Electric Guardian fire safety system

August 13, 2013

PK USA Inc., a Shelbyville, Ind.-based supplier of parts for automotive companies worldwide, will be the first company in North America to install Lincoln Electric's Guardian™ fire safety system for its existing welding and fume extraction systems. The combination of oil or other flammable...

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Interlocks approved by TÜV SÜD

August 7, 2013

Fortress offers mGard safety interlocks, which have been approved by TÜV SÜD for use up to SIL3/PLe. The trapped key interlocks safeguard machinery and potentially dangerous areas by ensuring procedures are followed in the proper sequence. The interlocks' fail-safe design has...

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GMAW gloves designed for comfort

August 5, 2013

Trick-Tools carries the Ringers welding gloves for GMAW. They feature the company’s U-comfort finger construction to help reduce fatigue and have reverse inside seams to help increase comfort. The fully lined interior offers thermal protection for welding jobs. The outside of the glove...

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Safety: The never-ending battle

August 1, 2013


A fabricating shop floor can be a very dangerous place even when all types of safety precautions are taken. Fab shops that ignore safety are putting their employees--and ultimately the business--at great risk.

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Welding helmets offered with new graphics designs

July 30, 2013

3M Personal Safety Division has introduced new graphics options for its Speedglas graphic welding helmet 100 series. The helmets, which feature smooth ratchet suspension, high optical quality, and light-to-dark switching, now come in two new graphics styles. The Tribute helmet has a patriotic...

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Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses

July 29, 2013

Extreme Air downdraft tables from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems are self-contained, powered downdraft tables that do not require external exhaust hoses, offering flexibility and portability without the need for ducting. The tables are designed for welding, grinding, soldering, sanding,...

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Protective eyewear designed for all-day wear

July 29, 2013

Laservision has introduced the new Ice protective eyewear. The white frames come in a variety of laser protective filters. The lightweight, strong frame provides comfort and durability for all-day wear, the company...

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Welding helmet has adjustable 4/9-13 ADF integrated into 180-degree viewing lens

July 15, 2013

Save Phace has introduced two new additions to its Extreme Face Protector (EFP) series of welding helmets: the Tagged series and the Imposter series. The Tagged series is custom-airbrushed by hand. It offers an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter (ADF) integrated into a 180-degree viewing...

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SMAW glove resists cuts -

SMAW glove resists cuts

July 8, 2013

John Tillman Co. has introduced a cut-resistant SMAW glove. The 1080K features side-split cowhide with a cotton/foam lining for moisture absorption and heat protection. An additional Kevlar® palm lining provides cut protection and meets ANSI cut resistance level 2. Kevlar stitching and...

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Matheson wins Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award

July 8, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has received the Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award for Group 1 (more than 5 million employee exposure hours) from the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The awards honor the memory of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder and former chief executive of Air Products and...

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Cartridge filters offer efficiency rating of 15

June 12, 2013

Imperial Systems Inc. has introduced its DeltaMAXX cartridge filter. Using nanofiber filtration technology to help increase service life, the filter has an ASHRAE MERV of 15. Engineered primarily for use within the company's CMAXX dust collector, it comes in a variety of sizes that fit in units...

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AK Tube plant recognized for safety performance

June 4, 2013

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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OSHA to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

May 28, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in...

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