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Daylen Solutions adds to sales staff

April 11, 2006

Daylen Solutions LLC, Indiana, Pa., has added Larry Rarig to its sales force for eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.Rarig assists customers looking to increase productivity, accuracy, and safety by offering technology from Finn-Power; Virtek Laser Inspection Systems; ISB Safety Products; Pat Mooney...

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Norcross acquires Fibre-Metal Products capital stock

February 7, 2006

Norcross Safety Products LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Fibre-Metal Products Co., Concordville, Pa., a privately held designer and manufacturer of head protection equipment.Fibre-Metal, which has additional locations in Aston, Pa., and Mississauga, Ont.,...

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OSHA proposes fines on Illinois manufacturer

December 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $418,200 in fines for Midwest Racking Mfg. Inc., Madison, Ill., for failing to protect workers from numerous workplace hazards identified in a recent OSHA inspection and eight previous inspections.According to OSHA, the company...

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OSHA hands down fines to railroad car manufacturer

December 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down $130,500 in fines to Alstom Transportation Inc., Hornell, N.Y., resulting from an inspection conducted in April 2005.Alstom, a manufacturer and refurbisher of railroad cars, was cited for a total of 17 alleged willful and serious...

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LIA announces biennial conference

November 8, 2005

The Laser Institute of America has announced the 8th biennial International Laser Safety Conference will be held March 19-22, 2007, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in San Francisco.The four-day conference will cover all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Technical sessions...

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Bacou-Dalloz launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, Smithfield, R.I., has launched a new Web site combining the informational assets of both Howard Leight® and Bilsom® brands.The new site features complete product information for both product brands and includes all recognized attenuation ratings (NRR, SNR,...

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OSHA, LIA form alliance

October 11, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Laser Institute of America have formed an alliance that focuses on providing access to training resources to help protect worker safety and health, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in...

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OSHA fines pipe company for safety, health violations

September 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Pipe Co. and proposed penalties totaling $197,500 for exposing employees to safety and health hazards.The citations alleged 38 serious safety violations, 15 serious health violations, and two...

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OSHA offers shipyard safety e-tool

September 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers an e-tool describing common shipyard work hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process.The e-tool covers access; cleaning and other cold work; confined or enclosed spaces and other dangerous...

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NIOSH investigates metal exposure

September 13, 2005

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a 28-page report documenting a health hazard evaluation (HHE) of metal exposure at the OmniSource Corp., Lima, Ohio.The company requested the organization's assistance in assessing the need for showers for employees...

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FMA/CNA Safety Award winners announced

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and CNA Safety Committee recently presented awards to FMA and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), member companies that made safety a No. 1 priority in 2004.The Award of Honor, presented to companies having perfect safety...

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LIA announces safety events

August 9, 2005

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has announced its safety training courses for the remainder of 2005. The schedule includes the following courses:Laser Safety Officer Training– Sept. 26-30, Portland, Ore.; Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Phoenix; Dec. 5-9, OrlandoApplied Laser...

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Louisiana shipyards under OSHA scrutiny

August 9, 2005

Bollinger Gulf Repair, New Orleans, and Kody Marine Inc., Harvey, La., have been fined $65,000 and $45,300 respectively by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failure to protect employees from hazards.With corporate headquarters in Lockport, La.,...

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Orchid Intl. facility reaches safety milestone

August 9, 2005

On May 14, Orchid Intl.'s Gordonsville, Tenn., assembly facility celebrated achieving one year of operation without a lost-time accident by providing cookouts for all three shifts.Feeling that there was room for improvement in its safety program and lost-time accidents, the plant implemented a Zero...

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OSHA fines washer, dryer manufacturer

August 9, 2005

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Maytag Searcy Laundry Products in Searcy, Ark., and proposed penalties totaling $67,500 for failing to protect workers from improperly maintained and guarded machinery.OSHA cited the company for one...

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