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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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LIA conference addresses laser safety

September 16, 2008

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will present the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), an event that addresses all aspects of laser safety, March 23-26, 2009, at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev. The event will include instruction on practical activities of...

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Frost & Sullivan presents Omron with Company of the Year award

August 12, 2008

Frost & Sullivan recently presented Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year award.Frost & Sullivan says the award acknowledges Omron's market share and product line. Omron's products serve industries such as automotive,...

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Sperian Hearing Protection establishes Hearing Conservation Dept.

June 17, 2008

Sperian Hearing Protection LLC, Smithfield, R.I., has announced the formation of a Hearing Conservation Dept. to act as a focal point for the company's initiatives in research, training, and education, as well as to enhance its advisory role in standards regulation.With headquarters at the Howard...

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FMA announces 2008 Safety Award winners

May 5, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA) recently announced the winners of its 2008 Safety Award competition.Eleven companies received Honor Awards for having no recordable illnesses or injuries in 2007:AK Tube LLC, Columbus, Ind.B. Walter & Company Inc., Wabash,...

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3M welding helmet wins international design award

March 11, 2008

The Speedglas™ SL (super-light) welding helmet and autodarkening filter (ADF) from 3M™, St. Paul, Minn., recently received an international Red Dot Design award. With more than 7,000 submissions from 60 countries, the international Red Dot program ranks among the largest and most...

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LIA offers safety officer training course online

February 12, 2008

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., an international society for laser applications and safety, now offers an online course for laser safety officers.The Laser Safety Officer online course uses a nonmathematical approach designed to teach the administrative duties of the laser...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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CPC brings hazard and exposure plans online

June 12, 2007

Compliance Publishing Corp., a publisher of employee safety compliance information, has released a program that allows online creation, modification, and publication of the OSHA-required Hazard Communication Program and Exposure Control Plan.In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace and...

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