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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Weld fume extractor made for welding on the go

July 9, 2014

Lincoln Electric offers the next-generation Miniflex® weld fume control system. Created for the welder on the go, the system removes and filters welding fumes wherever welding operators go, including confined and other hard-to-reach spaces. It offers a dual-filtration system made up of a...

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J.J. Keller adds VP of technology services

July 1, 2014

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., has promoted Randy Thome to the newly created position of vice president of technology services. In this role, he leads the company’s combined technology services unit, which operates more than a dozen online services, including Encompass®, KellerOnline®, and...

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Weiler establishes end user safety program

June 25, 2014

Weiler Corporation™, a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning based in Cresco, Pa., has established an end user safety program designed to ensure proper and safe use of off-hand grinding tools and consumables. The safety program includes an...

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Auto-darkening filter protects eyes in light, dark state

June 25, 2014

Arc One offers the Optiva® OPT-1000 Black welding helmet and OPT-2000 Flame Rider welding helmet with an inside variable auto-darkening filter. Equipped with solar-powered technology, the filter protects the user’s eyes from UV and IR rays, both in the light state (4) and dark state (9-13)....

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Optional safety equipment protects machinery users

June 23, 2014

MultiCam has added safety control options to its product line. New options, such as light curtains, safety mats, and laser safety eyewear, provide extra protection to the company’s router, laser, plasma, knife, waterjet, and digital finishing machines. The light curtains stop the cutting...

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Imperial Systems uses doodle videos to present dust/fume collector

June 20, 2014

Imperial Systems has launched a doodle video campaign at to inform website visitors about its products and hot topics in the industrial dust collection industry. The short videos use Sharpie® drawings and professional narration to convey information regarding the CMAXX dust and...

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Cut-resistant gloves feature foamed nitrile coating for good wet, dry grip

June 10, 2014

Galeton has introduced #11929 Galeton RESIST™ cut-resistant HPPE gloves with foamed nitrile coating. The durable, flexible gloves are suitable for handling sharp, oily objects. According to the company, the full coating of foamed nitrile provides a good wet or dry grip and a comfortable feel,...

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Honeywell Safety Products names president

May 22, 2014

Honeywell has appointed Sach Sankpal as president for Honeywell Safety Products, a part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions’ Life Safety business. HSP manufactures PPE including head, hearing, eye/face, respiratory, and hand protection; footwear; clothing; and fall protection....

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Counter mat features flashback arrester safety tips

May 21, 2014

In an effort to bring more awareness to the safety issues associated with oxyfuel welding and cutting, Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced a flashback arrester counter mat. The mat depicts the safety features of the company’s flashback...

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Coiled tool lanyards reduce snags, trip hazards

May 13, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3130 coiled cable lanyard in small and medium sizes. The compact system keeps the length of the lanyard close to the anchoring point, reducing snags and trip hazards. Suitable for those working at heights and in tight areas where snag hazards are a...

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Spot-on safety tips

May 12, 2014


Operating a spot welding machine safely requires operator care, proper training, and appropriate safety devices. Without these, you put yourself as risk for myriad injuries.

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New faceseal properties help improve respirator's effectiveness

May 7, 2014

3M has introduced the Rugged Comfort 6500 series half facepiece reusable respirator, designed to withstand long hours and extreme conditions. The over-molded design also helps simplify respirator cleaning and maintenance. The soft but firm silicone faceseal holds up in high-heat environments to...

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PAPR designed for welding in extreme conditions

May 7, 2014

Optrel Inc., a provider of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets, has introduced the new e3000, a NIOSH-approved, powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) designed for welders working in extreme conditions. Two-channel air distribution inside the helmet presents clean air to both...

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FMA names 2014 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

May 1, 2014

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2014 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in safety....

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AK Tube plants recognized with Safety Award of Merit

April 29, 2014

The Columbus, Ind., and Walbridge, Ohio, plants of AK Tube LLC, a producer of carbon and stainless ERW tubular steel products for the truck and automotive markets, have each received the Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. With a...

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