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Keeping up with hazardous communications regulations -

Keeping up with hazardous communications regulations

April 24, 2013


On May 25, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration decided to align its hazard communication standards with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Most metal fabricators don't realize that they need to update their own shop hazard communications—and they need to do it soon.

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Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications -

Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications

April 9, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced two new dust collector hoppers for use in constrained-space applications. Depending on the model, the low-profile hoppers can reduce overall collector height by as much as 36 in. Designed to fit Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust collectors, the Low Pro hopper...

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FMA announces 2013 Safety Award winners

March 26, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2013 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. The awards, sponsored by property and casualty insurance company CNA, recognize company members of FMA and Tube & Pipe Intl. (TPA) that have demonstrated a...

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Lockout/tagout video addresses global regulations, best practices -

Lockout/tagout video addresses global regulations, best practices

March 21, 2013

Brady Corp. has released a safety training video, "Lockout/Tagout: Global Best Practice Training." This 25-minute training video addresses the many global regulations that focus on lockout and the importance of implementing a comprehensive plan. The video covers lockout, the benefits of...

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Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons -

Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons

March 21, 2013

Exair has introduced the 110-gal. Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system, an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry material rapidly. The compressed-air-powered unit has no motors or impellers, so it is suitable for the cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel...

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Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks -

Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks

March 19, 2013

Rockford Systems Inc. offers chip shields for Bridgeport milling machines. The shields place a barrier between flying chips, sparks, and machine coolant and the operators or other employees in the area. They can be moved in or out of position quickly for tool and part changes. The shields are...

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J.J. Keller launches business services website

March 18, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned business services website at The site showcases the company's regulatory compliance services for the transportation, human resources, and workplace safety industries. The new site includes a brief...

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Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment -

Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment

March 14, 2013

Denray downdraft tables help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and particles generated during grinding, welding, or sanding operations. They are designed to pass the pollutants and sparks over water pans to protect the filters and reduce any fire risk. Flame-retardant cartridge filters are...

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Reels install in variety of configurations for welding cable handling -

Reels install in variety of configurations for welding cable handling

March 12, 2013

Reelcraft's Safe-T-Reels are compact, stackable reels designed to handle hoses and cords in applications requiring the use of welding cable, welding gases, air or water hoses, or electric cords. They can be installed in a variety of configurations. Equipped with high-flow swivels, the reel has...

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Static holding brake includes emergency-stop function -

Static holding brake includes emergency-stop function

March 11, 2013

Desch Canada Ltd. has introduced the new Servox® brake for press manufacturing. Suitable for use in mechanical servo presses, or as a static holding brake with emergency-stop function or dynamic safety brake, the unit provides a low inner-mass moment of inertia and is free of friction...

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Welding helmet manufacturer Optrel announces Facebook sweepstakes drawing

March 7, 2013

Swiss precision helmet manufacturer Optrel is offering welders the opportunity to win a free trip to Switzerland, along with other monthly prizes, through the company's new Facebook sweepstakes drawing. Beginning on Friday March 8, 2013 and available only through the Optrel Facebook page...

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Five lines of PPE introduced

February 28, 2013

3M offers five new lines of PPE: SecureFit protective eyewear, Peltor X series earmuffs, the H-800 series full-brim hard hat with a Uvicator sensor, Safety Sunwear sunglasses, and the Peltor WS series headsets with Bluetooth® wireless technology. The protective eyewear is made with proprietary...

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Managing scrap metal safety -

Managing scrap metal safety

February 28, 2013


Cuts, broken bones, and even amputations—these types of injuries are a real possibility for a worker in a metal forming shop even after the final part has been stamped and formed in the press. That's because managing metal scrap, like any other manufacturing operation, requires the establishment of safe work practices.

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Welding helmet can be personalized with uploaded graphics

February 27, 2013

Optrel has introduced the new p550 all-purpose welding helmet. It features a side cover concept that allows welders to upload personal images, text, and graphics online to receive customized snap-on side panels that can be swapped on and off the helmet. The helmet is available in four European...

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Fortress Interlocks unveils new U.S. facility

February 20, 2013

Fortress Interlocks, a U.K.-based safety access and control systems manufacturer, has opened a new facility in Erlanger, Ky. With additional square footage and warehouse space, the new facility makes it possible to perform some light manufacturing locally to reduce lead-times on common assemblies....

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