Safety Articles

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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Proper guarding protects workers: Six steps to focusing on your employees' needs

July 12, 2001

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When people think of machine guarding, usually they think of devices to protect people from the moving parts on machinery.

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Thermal spray protection gear

Thermal spray safety and OSHA compliance

July 12, 2001

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OSHA has regulations for both facets of thermal spray environment, and shops should be aware of some practical safety tips for how to comply with those regulations.

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Dressing for success and other welding safety tips

May 30, 2001

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Whether we are attending a social occasion or dressing for the job, we all give some thought about what we are going to wear.

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Safety Fundamentals for Today's Industrial Lasers

May 15, 2001

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Addressing laser beam hazards, safety regulations for laser use, and methods to improve laser safety should be foremost in the mind of every laser machine operator.

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Common threads in workplace safety: How different committees work to ensure the health and safety of their workers

April 24, 2001

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Although various safety committees differ somewhat from plan to plan, they all function as a means to promote workplace health and safety. Different components of a safety plan include responsibilities, activities, and the structure of each company's committee.

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