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3M names Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship winners

May 28, 2013

3M's Personal Safety Division (PSD), St. Paul, Minn., has announced the winners of its 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program. They are: James Dietrich – University of Cincinnati Pamela Dopart – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Christopher J. Fraser –...

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ANSI approves new RIA robot safety standard

May 23, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a new U.S. national robot safety standard. Developed by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard has been updated for the first time since 1999 and now is harmonized with the ISO...

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Camfil APC opens U.K. manufacturing facility

May 23, 2013

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Heywood, Greater Manchester, U.K. The facility has a current staff of 40, with plans to grow to 100 employees in engineering, manufacturing, and...

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Mobile app presents respiratory protection resources

May 21, 2013

3M™ has developed a free respiratory protection resource guide mobile app for industrial hygienists and safety professionals. App users can get answers to frequently asked respiratory questions; check the company's respirator selection guide; identify the company's facepieces, cartridges, and...

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Boots, eyewear protect workers

May 19, 2013

Honeywell Safety Products has introduced new safety products to protect workers. Oliver® Boots industrial safety footwear features chemical-resistant exteriors, PORON® technology, NATUREform wide-profile steel toe caps, NANOlite footbeds, and direct-attach leather construction....

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Hard-hat head assembly added to respirators

May 16, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a hard hat option to its current powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) line. The hard hat is paired with Titanium Series™ auto-darkening welding helmets, which feature InfoTrack™ digital lens technology. The respirators protect against hazardous...

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Full-brim hard hat includes UV exposure indicator

May 13, 2013

3M™ has introduced the H-800 series full-brim hard hat, featuring a smooth ratchet suspension and an optional Uvicator™ sensor that changes color when the hard hat is exposed to UV light. The UV sensor helps provide an observable indication of when it is time to take the hard hat out...

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Welding helmet shape helps keep wearer cooler

May 9, 2013

Save Phace has introduced the Extreme Face Protector (EFP) Gen Y series of welding helmets, offering welding, grinding, and splash protection. The helmets offer an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter with grind mode integrated into a 180-degree viewing lens. The face-forming design helps the...

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Safety light curtains available

May 9, 2013

A new line of compact, low-profile safety light curtains from ifm can provide finger, hand, and body protection in a variety of industrial applications. The Type 4 light curtains provide a multibeam barrier of infrared light in front of a hazardous area. If any of the beams are blocked by an...

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OSHA launches initiative to protect temporary workers

May 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced an initiative to further protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. OSHA has sent a memorandum, viewable at, to its regional administrators directing field inspectors to...

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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

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

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

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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