Safety

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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Air recirculation system ventilates entire plant

October 18, 2012

RoboVent offers the Push-Pull System for large facilities. It is suitable for use when source-capture of airborne contaminants isn't possible because of processes that involve large parts or overhead cranes. The full-plant system recirculates air in the entire plant without conflicting with...

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Cintas website updates employers on safety standards, compliance

October 16, 2012

Cintas, Cincinnati, has launched a new website dedicated to its flame-resistant clothing line. The site also serves as an online resource to update employers regarding standards and guidelines for safety and compliance in the workplace. Two separate lines of flame-resistant clothing are offered:...

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Welding helmet integrates five levels of protection

October 16, 2012

The new 3M Speedglas 9100 MP welding helmet integrates five levels of protection — head, eye, face, respiratory, and hearing — into one system. The helmet features adjustable settings for the headband and face seal to profile each user’s head and face. The clear, protective visor, which...

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RoboVent launches new website

October 10, 2012

RoboVent has established a new website at www.robovent.com featuring up-to-date information on the company's ventilation equipment and finishing systems. Also included are product demonstration videos and streamlined product groupings. The company provides ventilation and filtration equipment for...

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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping receives two safety awards

October 10, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has received two awards from the Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) in recognition of its commitment to safety in the workplace. Kenmode received the 2011 Safety Award for having achieved an outstanding safety record that exceeds the...

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Lincoln Electric announces staff appointments

October 9, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has appointed Frank Armao as director of aluminum welding technology. In this position, he provides leadership in aluminum welding customer support and applications engineering insight. He collaborates with the aluminum welding technology teams at the company's...

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Safety interface controller monitors presence-sensing devices

October 9, 2012

Tapeswitch Corp. has introduced a new, compact safety interface controller, the PSSR-2. Its technology offers integrity monitoring of any presence-sensing safety switch, mat, edge, and bumper product with a 6.8K Ω or 8.2 K Ω end-of-the-line resistor. The controller has a safety performance of...

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Four new OSHA Training Institute education centers selected

October 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced the establishment of four new nonprofit OSHA Training Institute (OTI) education centers and the renewal of 24 existing OTI education centers. The new centers are located at...

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Safety scale checks barrier-guard openings for OSHA compliance

October 1, 2012

Danray Products LLC has introduced its new OSHA guard safety scale. It can be used to check the openings in barrier guards during their design, installation, and inspection for compliance with Table O-10 of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217. The yellow, three-section, folding scale is 33.5 in. long, so it...

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Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection - TheFabricator.com

Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection

October 1, 2012

Galeton has introduced Panther Premium leather welder's gloves. They feature a thick lining and a double-layer leather thumb joint to protect workers' hands from heat and hot tools. Kevlar®-sewn seams are welted to prevent tearing, and a 5-in. cuff gives extra heat...

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Fatal work injuries decreased slightly in 2011

September 27, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., has released preliminary results from its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related...

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Darkening filter has eight memory settings for helmet customization - TheFabricator.com

Darkening filter has eight memory settings for helmet customization

September 19, 2012

ArcOne offers the new iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter. The filter features standard and auto-variable shade adjustment from 3/5 to 14. GTAW mode include upslope and downslope control. Eight memory settings allow customization of each helmet. The filters are available in the Vision®...

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Safety station includes storage, sink, eyewash - TheFabricator.com

Safety station includes storage, sink, eyewash

September 12, 2012

The Shure Safety Station stores first aid kits, bandages, MSDS, and supplies. Made of heavy-duty reinforced steel, the station includes a 36-in.-wide sink, 24-in.-wide storage cabinet, and 5-ft. upper binder cabinet with gas spring shocks and a task light. An emergency eyewash attachment is...

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Metabo's job site training highlights safe tool, accessory use

August 29, 2012

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa., a manufacturer of portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications, now offers an on-site safety and support program to review proper tool and accessory use. The safety training seminar, which can last anywhere from...

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Air amplifiers are CE-compliant - TheFabricator.com

Air amplifiers are CE-compliant

August 29, 2012

Exair Corp. has announced that its air amplifiers have attained the CE mark. To earn the mark, the amplifiers must be certified by an independent laboratory that they meet the European Union’s safety, health, and environmental standards. These amplifiers move large volumes of air for...

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