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Going beyond OSHA regulations for manganese exposure

May 11, 2015 | By Jeff Jackson

Complying with OSHA guidelines for manganese exposure during welding may not be doing welders any favors. One Oregon metal fabricator invited OSHA into its shop to look for ways to reduce the potential of manganese exposure. The combination of low-manganese welding wire and proper ventilation positioning appears to have cleared the air on this subject.

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Cooling vests maintain 58 degrees F for four hours

May 8, 2015

Ergodyne has added three new cooling vests to its Chill-Its® phase change series. They offer a honeycomb cooling pack design for flexibility and a short, wide design for improved mobility for wearers. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure on the shoulders and waist allows for a customizable fit....

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Safety as a value

May 1, 2015 | By Dan Davis

The FMA Safety Conference is an annual reminder that keeping workers safe on the job should be a company value, not just an organizational priority.

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System connects baseball hat to welding helmet

May 1, 2015

ArcOne® offers CapGear™ to allow wearers to add comfort while showing off their favorite team. With the patent-pending rack-and-pinion system, forward and back adjustments are simplified. The wearer can change between a welding helmet and grinding visor by just sliding one out and the other...

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Work gloves offer ANSI level 4 cut protection

April 29, 2015

Safety Today Inc. has introduced Brass Knuckle® CR4300 work gloves, featuring ANSI cut level 4 protection and a latex coating on the fingers and palm. The crinkle grip pattern allows dexterity, while the high-density polyethylene yarn provides strength greater than steel on an equal-weight basis,...

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Wrist supports, wraps, and sleeves updated

April 23, 2015

Ergodyne has updated its ProFlex® line of wrist supports, wrist wraps, knee sleeves, and elbow supports and sleeves. Changes include new material colors, improved fabrics, lower-profile buckles, larger thumb loops, new binding and precurve design, and pull tabs for simplified...

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Powered air system blows fresh, filtered air over wearer’s face

April 22, 2015

ArcOne® has introduced the AirPlus® powered air system. The motorized, battery-operated respiratory system blows a constant supply of fresh, filtered air over the user’s face. The protective pressure inside the respirator protects the wearer from harmful gases, vapors, and particulates....

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Optrel establishes online shop

April 21, 2015

East Greenwich, R.I.-based Optrel has launched a new online shop at The shop offers autodarkening welding helmets and powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) systems, replacement ADF lenses, and replacement parts. Visitors can search products by a variety of criteria,...

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Pilz, TÜV Nord provide international certified machinery safety training

April 17, 2015

Pilz and TÜV Nord have teamed up to provide CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert training. The four-day, intensive training class deals with complex technical issues surrounding machinery safety and helps participants understand the life cycle, from legislation, standards, and safeguarding...

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Industrial gloves offer cut protection for stamping applications

April 17, 2015

Taste Intl. Ltd. has introduced Aquila® DPU102 industrial gloves. They offer EN 388 cut level 3 protection for metal stamping and assembly operations and maintain their cut resistance for up to eight wash cycles. The gloves feature a 13-gauge, cut-resistant liner over the whole of the glove,...

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Welding goggles feature low-profile design for welding in restricted spaces

April 15, 2015

The new Weld-Mask™ autodarkening welding goggles from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. feature an extreme low-profile design that allows welding operators access into spaces where the use of a traditional welding helmet would be limited. The design is suitable for gas welding and cutting, as well as...

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Safety device warns when elevated mezzanine platform gates are open

April 14, 2015

Wildeck has introduced the EdgeAlert™ open gate alarm system. It signals an open gate condition with a flashing light and loud alarm to prevent employees from falling from an elevated mezzanine level. The alarm can be installed on new or existing swing gates, slide gates, tilt gates, or...

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FCA US Indiana Transmission Plant I works 10 million hours without lost-time injury

April 2, 2015

The nearly 2,700 employees at FCA US’s Indiana Transmission Plant I (ITPI) in Kokomo, Ind., have worked 10 million hours—a span of more than three years—without a lost-time injury. FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies....

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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The Dupps Co. receives FMA’s 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence

March 30, 2015

The Dupps Co., Germantown, Ohio, has been named as the winner of the 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., and sponsored by CNA Insurance Companies, was created by FMA’s Safety Council to...

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