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Wet collector captures combustible dust

September 10, 2014

Micro Air HydroMax™ dust collectors are designed to address the problem of dust explosions in manufacturing plants and recent related OSHA and NFPA regulations. The wet collectors feature engineered water streams to drop out and filter the combustible dust, containing it in the bottom of the...

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RoboVent celebrates 25th anniversary

September 2, 2014

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based RoboVent is celebrating 25 years of providing fume extraction and air filtration equipment. Incorporated Aug. 23, 1989, with two staff members in a 12- by 12-ft. room, the company began as a small distributor of filtration equipment. Today the company manufactures...

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Ergodyne hires CFO/VP of finance

August 28, 2014

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne, a provider of safety gear and work wear, has announced the addition of Sue Horvath as chief financial officer and vice president of finance. Horvath has more than 30 years of finance and operations experience, most recently serving as CFO for two privately held...

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3M names VP of Personal Safety Division

August 27, 2014

3M, St. Paul, Minn., has named Jose Varela vice president and general manager of its Personal Safety Division. In this role, Varela oversees the company’s global safety business and more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, protective...

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How to prepare for the aging workforce

August 27, 2014

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The aging workforce is a complex, multifaceted issue, but it has one immutable fact: There will be more older people working than ever before. Older workers can be incredibly valuable to a manufacturer. They have the experience and skill that this industry craves. But you can’t escape biology. As we get older, the body changes, and the workplace needs to account for these changes. The good news is that these changes not only help older workers, but every employee at the company.

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Telescoping arm designed for fume extraction in limited space

August 20, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced a telescoping arm as an option on the FILTAIR® SWX series of stationary fume extractors and the FILTAIR 2000-12000 centralized system models. It is available in 8 in. dia. for the SWX series or in 6 or 8 in. dia. for the industrial centralized fume...

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Safety eyewear offers parallel temple design for comfort, style

August 13, 2014

Gateway Safety’s Parallax™, the latest model in its line of Temple Technology® safety eyewear, is intended to provide comfort for all-day wear. The temple comprises two parallel pieces with a rigid, top temple component providing stability and the lower component—made from a flexible...

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Micro Air offers drawings for free welding helmets

August 12, 2014

As part of its new welding school program, Micro Air Clean Air Systems is offering the chance to win a free welding helmet throughout 2014. Drawings will be held each month. To participate, sign up at www.microairschool.com. The company is a provider of clean air systems, including downdraft...

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Fume collection hood can be installed above robotic welding processes

August 8, 2014

The Industrial Maid RH series weld fume collection hood is designed to collect the smoke and fumes from automated weld cells. The nonproprietary filters handle oily welding particulate. A thermal safety switch helps prevent fires by shutting the motor blower system down at 180 degrees F. The...

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CNA: Human Factors - The Aging Workforce

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sponsored by CNA

Length: 60:00

Are you prepared for the impact the aging workforce will have on your company's productivity and efficiency levels, as well as the cost of managing your workers' compensation program?

Safety industry raises more than $200K at charity golf tournament

July 28, 2014

Safety products provider Ergodyne, based in St. Paul, Minn., hosted its 17th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ on July 14 at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn. Bringing together manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from all over the country, the safety...

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UniCarriers Americas participates in inaugural Forklift Safety Day

July 24, 2014

Representatives from UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, joined other members of the Industrial Truck Association in Washington, D.C., on June 10 for the inaugural Forklift Safety Day. Members in attendance met with House members and senators to...

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United Performance Metals’ West Coast branch reaches safety milestone

July 22, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its West Coast branch in La Mirada, Calif., has marked six years without a lost-time injury. The West Coast branch was first established in 2008 with a facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. In 2011 the branch grew into a...

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Safety laser scanners help increase safety monitoring flexibility

July 22, 2014

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced OS32C-4M safety laser scanners. The Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 13.12-ft. safety range, 49.21-ft. warning zones, and a 270-degree detection angle for safeguarding large robotic cells and body entry detection. The scanners can be mounted...

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Safety first at McAlpin Industries

July 21, 2014

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A consultant told the management of McAlpin Industries, Rochester, N.Y., that it was only a matter of time before the metal fabricator suffered a major safety incident. That spurred the shop to take steps to create a safety-first environment. Today, McAlpin Industries has been recognized with one of the top safety awards in manufacturing: the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.

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