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A road map for managing welding fume - TheFabricator.com

A road map for managing welding fume

February 15, 2013

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While a process change is the first step in reducing welding fumes, fume extraction and respiratory systems are critical tools for employee health and safety.

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Respirators deliver comfort, flame resistance - TheFabricator.com

Respirators deliver comfort, flame resistance

February 14, 2013

Magid® has added two new disposable respirators to its Precision Safety® line. IR1950N95 disposable N95 respirators feature an exhalation valve designed to provide comfort and breathability. Engineered to maximize ventilation while maintaining a solid barrier against airborne...

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Microfoam nitrile palm coating adds dexterity to work gloves - TheFabricator.com

Microfoam nitrile palm coating adds dexterity to work gloves

February 14, 2013

Magid® has introduced the ROC® GP100 work gloves, featuring a microfoam nitrile palm coating that delivers dexterity and tactile sensitivity. The new coating is softer and more flexible than standard nitrile and provides a solid grip, even in wet and oily conditions, the company states....

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Scalable, functional safety architecture addresses needs of CNC machine builders

February 11, 2013

NUM has released a systemwide functional safety architecture for its CNC system, providing a scalable system that can be applied to almost any type of machine tool, regardless of complexity or number of axes. Known as NUMSafe, it includes a dedicated safety PLC, safe input and output modules, and...

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Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap - TheFabricator.com

Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap

February 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a new All American™ graphic design on its three VIKING™ auto-darkening helmet series, as well as on a welder's doo-rag and cap. The 3350 series helmet features a 3.74- by 3.34-in. view size, variable 6-13 shade control, four arc sensors, and solar power with...

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Dust collector filter delivers MERV 15 efficiency

February 5, 2013

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) offers the new HemiPleat® eXtreme nanofiber filter. The standard media delivers MERV 15 efficiency; a high-efficiency MERV 16 media also is available that delivers tested efficiency of 99.999 percent on 0.5-micron and larger particles by weight. A...

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Monthly seminar provides safeguarding tips

January 22, 2013

Rockford Systems offers a monthly machine safeguarding seminar at its training center in Rockford, Ill. This 2.5-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA regulations and the ANSI B-11 series of 24 safety standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also...

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Gloves reduce risk of impact injuries - TheFabricator.com

Gloves reduce risk of impact injuries

January 22, 2013

Galeton has introduced maX HD gloves for added metacarpal and palm protection. They feature neoprene and rubber protection points at the knuckles and palms for extra protection and lower risk of impact injuries. Features include spandex finger crotches for ease of movement and ventilation, a...

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Updates made to dust, fume collectors

January 22, 2013

Camfil Farr APC has announced updates to its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collectors. The line features a number of design changes and cosmetic enhancements, plus an expanded menu of options. The redesigned collector has a reinforced door with double-thick hinges; easy-to-operate...

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J. J. Keller celebrates 60 years in business

January 17, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. marks its 60th anniversary in 2013. John "Jack" Keller established the company in downtown Neenah, Wis., in 1953 as a one-man regulatory consulting, warehousing, and insurance underwriting operation. As government regulations evolved and new compliance challenges...

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U.S. Dept. of Labor announces winners of Worker Safety and Health App Challenge

January 16, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., has announced the winners of its Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. Prizes totaling $30,000 are being awarded to four entrants who submitted tools that best demonstrate the importance of recognizing and preventing workplace safety and health hazards...

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Three under-the-radar dangers in weld shops - TheFabricator.com

Three under-the-radar dangers in weld shops

January 16, 2013

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Most of us are very familiar with the hazards of breathing in toxic fumes, but here are three not-so-obvious reasons that you need to pay close attention to your dust collection practices.

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Sellstrom Mfg. names director of business development

January 9, 2013

Sellstrom Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of personal protective equipment in Schaumburg, Ill., has appointed Chris Gill as the new director of business development. Gill has extensive manufacturing and distribution experience, as well as account management and market research awareness. Gill previously...

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Sellstrom Mfg. launches two new websites

January 7, 2013

Sellstrom Mfg. Co. has completed a new company website at www.sellstrom.com and a subsidiary site at www.fallprotection.com. The sites present products and services offered by the company through its Safeguard and RTC divisions. Sellstrom Mfg. Co. offers personal protective equipment, from goggles...

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Steel lathe chuck shield protects workers from flying chips

January 7, 2013

Danray Products LLC offers a heavy-duty steel lathe chuck shield designed for lathes and similar machines. It provides a safeguard between people and point-of-operation or rotating hazards and protects individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant, lubricant, and other particles. The shield...

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