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Omron opens Americas headquarters in Illinois

September 30, 2014

Omron Corp., Kyoto, Japan, has opened its new Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., near Chicago. The facility is designed to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one location. It features an automation center that serves as a university-style laboratory...

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When fumes get out of control

September 29, 2014 | By Jon Ladwig

When fume extraction equipment is on the fritz, there are definite warning signs present that should alert you to the problem. The more attentive you are to what these warning signs are, and the more familiar you are with how to address these problems, the quicker you can ensure that the health and safety of shop personnel and equipment will be restored.

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Why safety is personal at Michigan metal fabricator

September 29, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Sue Rollins takes safety personally, and for good reason. The quality assurance manager and safety coordinator at Genzink Steel, Holland Mich., has a life history greatly affected by workplace hazards. To be effective and to convey her message, she makes quality and safety personal.

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Caution tape warns bystanders of dropped-object danger

September 24, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced Squids® Drops Zone tape. Available in 300- and 1,000-ft. rolls, the tape features a repeating "Caution: Drops Zone” message to prevent workers or bystanders from entering potentially dangerous areas where dropped objects are a risk or from entering areas where foreign...

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DuPont Protection Technologies announces winners of Glove Innovation Awards

September 23, 2014

DuPont Protection Technologies, Richmond, Va., has announced the winners of the 2014 DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards in conjunction with the 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in San Diego. The awards recognize innovative glove designs from Kevlar licensees. Winning glove...

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Cut-resistant tube sleeve provides arm protection

September 11, 2014

Wells Lamont Industrial has introduced the KRG cut-resistant tube sleeve. It provides ANSI Level 4 cut resistance, as well as flame-resistant properties. The reusable sleeve is made from Kevlar® and other high-performance materials to withstand multiple launderings and provide comfort and...

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Press Brake Safety launches service division

September 10, 2014

Press Brake Safety, Punta Gorda, Fla., the exclusive North American installer of Fiessler Elektronik AKAS® laser safety systems, has announced the formation of a full-service division. Press Brake Safety Service will provide complete maintenance, service, and training to customers that are using...

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Wet collector captures combustible dust

September 10, 2014

Micro Air HydroMax™ dust collectors are designed to address the problem of dust explosions in manufacturing plants and recent related OSHA and NFPA regulations. The wet collectors feature engineered water streams to drop out and filter the combustible dust, containing it in the bottom of the...

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RoboVent celebrates 25th anniversary

September 2, 2014

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based RoboVent is celebrating 25 years of providing fume extraction and air filtration equipment. Incorporated Aug. 23, 1989, with two staff members in a 12- by 12-ft. room, the company began as a small distributor of filtration equipment. Today the company manufactures...

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Ergodyne hires CFO/VP of finance

August 28, 2014

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne, a provider of safety gear and work wear, has announced the addition of Sue Horvath as chief financial officer and vice president of finance. Horvath has more than 30 years of finance and operations experience, most recently serving as CFO for two privately held...

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3M names VP of Personal Safety Division

August 27, 2014

3M, St. Paul, Minn., has named Jose Varela vice president and general manager of its Personal Safety Division. In this role, Varela oversees the company’s global safety business and more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, protective...

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How to prepare for the aging workforce

August 27, 2014 | By Brian Roberts

The aging workforce is a complex, multifaceted issue, but it has one immutable fact: There will be more older people working than ever before. Older workers can be incredibly valuable to a manufacturer. They have the experience and skill that this industry craves. But you can’t escape biology. As we get older, the body changes, and the workplace needs to account for these changes. The good news is that these changes not only help older workers, but every employee at the company.

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Telescoping arm designed for fume extraction in limited space

August 20, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced a telescoping arm as an option on the FILTAIR® SWX series of stationary fume extractors and the FILTAIR 2000-12000 centralized system models. It is available in 8 in. dia. for the SWX series or in 6 or 8 in. dia. for the industrial centralized fume...

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Safety eyewear offers parallel temple design for comfort, style

August 13, 2014

Gateway Safety’s Parallax™, the latest model in its line of Temple Technology® safety eyewear, is intended to provide comfort for all-day wear. The temple comprises two parallel pieces with a rigid, top temple component providing stability and the lower component—made from a flexible...

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Micro Air offers drawings for free welding helmets

August 12, 2014

As part of its new welding school program, Micro Air Clean Air Systems is offering the chance to win a free welding helmet throughout 2014. Drawings will be held each month. To participate, sign up at The company is a provider of clean air systems, including downdraft...

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