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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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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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Magid Glove & Safety recognized for product innovation

July 18, 2014

Chicago-based Magid® Glove & Safety, a manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE), has been recognized by environmental safety and health professionals in two independent award competitions conducted by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) magazine....

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Linde launches global initiative to improve safe handling of acetylene gas

July 17, 2014

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, Munich, has launched a worldwide safety program to help improve the safe storage and transportation of acetylene cylinders by customers. Packaged acetylene is commonly used for welding and cutting applications. When combined with oxygen, it can...

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Welding helmet adjusts shade automatically

July 17, 2014

The e684 welding helmet from optrel features an adaptive shade autopilot based on a newly developed sensor concept that measures the brightness of the welding arc and automatically adjusts the shade level. This prevents welders from having to interrupt the welding process, even when the welding...

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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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