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Protective gloves feature thermal properties for winter use

November 26, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® offers Mechani-Gard® MG-9860 winter mechanic's gloves. Featuring a 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation lining, these gloves offer hand protection that also shields against wind and cold temperatures. Made from a gold, goatskin leather, the gloves provide flexibility and softness and...

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Protective eyewear features dual-injected padded temples, adjustable nosepads

November 25, 2013

3M offers SecureFit™ 400 series protective eyewear with adjustable nosepads and proprietary, self-adjusting pressure diffusion temple technology. The technology allows for a secure, comfortable fit with reduced frame slippage, and it self-adjusts to a variety of head sizes. The eyewear features...

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Brochure highlights dust collectors -

Brochure highlights dust collectors

November 21, 2013

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has released a brochure showcasing its dust collectors. Photos and illustrations show how the units help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and other manufacturing pollutants. The brochure also includes specifications to help users determine the correct...

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Saf-T-Gard Intl. acquires Dunn Safety Products

November 20, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® Intl. has acquired certain assets and the continuing business of Dunn Safety Products, a family-owned, full-line distributor of industrial safety products in Chicago. Saf-T-Gard now serves Dunn customers from its 80,000-sq.-ft. Northbrook, Ill., facility. Saf-T-Gard Intl. is a...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet designed for students, recreational welders

November 19, 2013

3M has launched the Welding Helmet 10 with auto-darkening filter, designed for nonprofessional welders. The auto-darkening filter has three user-selectable dark shades and two sensitivity levels. The lightweight helmet comes with adjustable ratchet headgear and can be paired with the company's...

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OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

November 15, 2013

OSHA, Washington, D.C., has issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that 3...

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Dual-purpose gloves eliminate need for multiple pairs -

Dual-purpose gloves eliminate need for multiple pairs

November 14, 2013

New Roll Cage™ welding and rigging gloves from Lincoln Electric deliver complete hand protection for both welding and rigging, eliminating the need for a separate pair of gloves for each task. They also provide protection for cutting and grinding. The gloves are constructed with...

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Flashback arresters protect hydrogen users -

Flashback arresters protect hydrogen users

November 6, 2013

Witt Gas Controls LP offers its flashback arresters designed for use with hydrogen, according to EN 730-1/ISO 5175. Using sealing material that is optimized for hydrogen applications, as well as a stainless steel flame arrester with a large surface area, they provide protection against reverse...

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Control emissions with proper hood design -

Control emissions with proper hood design

November 6, 2013

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By effectively controlling harmful process emissions with capture hoods, fabricators can achieve a safe environment for workers as well as obtain process and operational benefits.

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New robotic standards to improve safety and productivity -

New robotic standards to improve safety and productivity

November 6, 2013


As technology has changed and improved, it became necessary to update robotic safety standards. The new R15.06 standard is designed to move to a more quantitative approach to safety and to improve production efficiency by streamlining interactions between users and robotic systems.

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Gloves combine comfort and protection -

Gloves combine comfort and protection

November 4, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® has expanded its line of Mechani-Gard® mechanic's gloves with the MG-9850 deerskin leather mechanic's gloves and the MG-9855 DuPont™ Kevlar®-lined deerskin leather mechanic's gloves. Both gloves are constructed using soft gold deerskin leather palms and include...

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Omron Automation and Safety honored as Volunteer of the Year -

Omron Automation and Safety honored as Volunteer of the Year

November 4, 2013

Omron Automation and Safety, Schaumburg, Ill., has received the Exceptional Merit Award as a Clearbrook Volunteer of the Year for 2013. "For the past 16 years, Omron has been supporting Clearbrook in various ways," said Laura Warren, director of marketing at Clearbrook. "Clearbrook is an agency...

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OSHA releases web resources about chemical safety

October 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe from exposure to hazardous chemicals. The first resource is a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used in place of...

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Safety glasses double as goggles -

Safety glasses double as goggles

October 31, 2013

Swap® safety eyewear from Gateway Safety is designed for workers who need both safety glasses and goggles. The eyewear fills both roles with a switch of the temples for the goggle head strap, included with each pair. Venting channels around the frame reduce the hot air buildup that causes...

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Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz. -

Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz.

October 30, 2013

The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 series auto-darkening welding helmet is available from Lincoln Electric. Weighing 18.6 oz., the entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off switch. A continuously variable, internal, 9-13 shade...

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