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.
June 27, 2002
This article provides some statistical analysis, causes for, and tips to consider regarding welding and cutting fire and explosions. It includes a sidebar about governing codes and questions to ask regarding fires and explosions when welding or cutting is suspected in an incident.
February 14, 2002
This article reviews the OSHA and ANSI standards for using safety spectacles in the workplace, describes scratch-resistance and anti-fog coatings, describes safety spectacle protection from ultraviolet and infrared radiation, and provides tips for choosing and using safety glasses.
November 29, 2001
This article takes a look at using infrared thermography in the plant setting to detect potential fire hazards. It discusses who can provide the service, what sorts of problems it can detect, and generally explains how the problems discovered when using this technology should be handled. It also uses an actual inspection as a basis for the discussion.
November 15, 2001
The article explains how to carry out a facility and process evaluation and discusses the basics of in-plant air filtration system selection.
October 11, 2001
Proper clothing, training, procedures, troubleshooting, preparation, and equipment for HF welding are critical if you want to prevent workplace accidents.
September 17, 2001
This article examines the hazards associated with metalworking fluids. Health effects, including skin and respiratory disorders and cancer, are addressed. A look at engineering and administrative controls that can be implemented to ensure the safe use of metalworking fluids is included.
August 23, 2001
If you want a safe press operation, look beyond the machinery. Don't be surprised to find the keys to a good safety program well outside the confines of the pressroom.
July 26, 2001
Maintaining a safe work environment in facilities in which hot work, such as welding, is done can be easier said than done. Measures such as preventive safety, safety zones, and fire watches can keep employees safe and worker's comp time down
July 12, 2001
When people think of machine guarding, usually they think of devices to protect people from the moving parts on machinery.