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OSHA issues final rule updating PPE standards

October 13, 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards concerning...

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Wintriss Controls agrees to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls

October 5, 2009

Wintriss Controls Group LLC has agreed to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls led by the current management team of Mark Hatch, Dick LaBelle, Andy Baker, Ashok Bhide and Dawn Whelpley. The transaction is expected to close on October 13, 2009. Wintriss Controls will continue to develop and...

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Cequent Performance Products plant logs one million hours without lost work day injury

July 20, 2009

TriMas Corp., a diversified manufacturer of engineered and applied products, today announced that its Cequent Performance Products manufacturing plant in Goshen, Ind., has passed the one millionth-hour mark without having an injury that resulted in a lost work day. This accomplishment represents...

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Farr APC appoints thermal spray market manager

July 14, 2009

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has appointed Scott R. Goodspeed to the newly created position of thermal spray market manager.Goodspeed has 36 years of sales, managerial, and technical experience in the thermal spray...

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Linemaster Switch Corporation announces new Web site

June 9, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp., Woodstock, Conn., has launched a new Web site at www.linemaster.com.The site features the company's industrial and medical products, simplified navigation, and an upgraded technical products...

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Training seminars address machine, process safeguarding

June 9, 2009

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., will host more than 35 regional U.S. Skill Builder training seminars from June through August of 2009. The one-day training seminars, available for a fee, are designed to educate plant personnel on the requirements and methods of machine and...

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AK Tube's Walbridge Plant receives safety award

May 27, 2009

AK Steel has announced that the Walbridge, Ohio plant of AK Tube LLC has been honored with a Special Award for its safety performance from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene.The award recognizes the plant for working 803,114 hours without a lost time injury,...

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Kimberly-Clark acquires safety products company

April 14, 2009

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced today that it has acquired Jackson Products, Inc., a privately held safety products company headquartered in Fenton, Mo. Jackson Products, Inc., more commonly known within the industry as Jackson Safety, is a provider of welding safety products, personal...

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FMA announces safety award winners

April 2, 2009

The following companies are winners of the 2009 FMA/CNA Safety Award competition, which was based on 2008 safety results:Safety Award of HonorAeroglide Corporation—Cary, NCAK Tube LLC—Columbus, INB. Walter & Company, Inc.—Wabash, INEskay Metal Fabricating—Buffalo, NYHaven...

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Two AK Steel coke plants receive industry's highest safety award

March 18, 2009

AK Steel said today that, for the first time in history, the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI) bestowed its highest award for safety on two cokemaking plants in the same year, both of which are AK Steel facilities.The Max Eward Safety Award annually recognizes the ACCCI-member coke...

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Survey shows lack of PPE use by U.S. workers

January 13, 2009

U.S. workers are risking workplace injuries by not complying with important safety procedures, according to a survey released by Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga.The survey found that 89 percent of safety professionals polled at the 2008 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress have observed...

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Donaldson Co. offers new white paper on controlling hexavalent chromium

December 16, 2008

A new technical article entitled "Hexavalent Chromium: What You Need to Know," authored by Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, has been released for industrial manufacturers involved in welding, stainless steel fabrication, and thermal spray coatings.Controlling and capturing hexavalent chromium has...

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Moldex® hires VP of North American sales

November 11, 2008

Moldex®-Metric Inc., Culver City, Calif., has hired John Ambrosio as vice president of North America sales and Marv Maddox as international sales manager.Ambrosio has served as the vice president of sales for several industrial safety product manufacturers and most recently as the national...

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Honeywell Wintriss announces Canadian Master Distributor

October 11, 2008

Honeywell Wintriss has appointed Veugen Integrated Technologies (VIT) as its Canadian Master Distributor. VIT handles sales, installation, and service for the Honeywell Wintriss product line for Ontario and all Canadian provinces west of Ontario.VIT is recognized throughout the metal forming...

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Morton Manufacturing Co. acquires YSD

September 16, 2008

Morton Manufacturing Co., Libertyville, Ill., has acquired all the assets of YSD LLC. Morton provides metal safety gratings and flooring for industrial, OEM, railroad freight car, and locomotive end users. YSD produces railroad running boards, end platforms, and brake steps, as well as industrial...

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