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The safety technology area has information for protecting workers directly with personal protection equipment and indirectly with interlocks, light curtains, machine guards, barriers, safety curtains, sensors, and ventilation systems.

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Rug absorbs oil to prevent slips, falls

June 4, 2015

The new Oil Eater Tuff Rug from Kafko Intl. is designed to prevent slips and falls by quickly absorbing oil leaks, dirt, and grime in forklift aisles, around equipment, and in high-traffic areas in manufacturing plants and warehouses. Made of 100 percent recycled materials, the rug is...

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Polyurethane-coated glove delivers cut 5 level protection

June 2, 2015

The new DPU115 glove from Aquila® offers cut 5 level personal protection with a flexible polyurethane coating, making it supple and sensitive for use in dexterous handling of small components and assemblies. The Alkimos® spiral-wound yarn offers a close fit with a high level of detail finish....

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Marlin Steel earns SHARP Award from OSHA

June 1, 2015

Custom metal basket manufacturer Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has been recognized by OSHA for maintaining “exemplary injury and illness prevention programs” as per OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The fifth company in Maryland to earn the distinction,...

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Safety in the hands of the next generation

May 28, 2015

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One fabricator suggests that younger workers in a metal fabricating setting are more likely to follow safety rules and regulations because they don't want to cut corners. That may bode well for boosting manufacturing's image in the eyes of others who may associate death and dismemberment with manufacturing.

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Omron Automation and Safety appoints president/COO

May 28, 2015

Omron Corp.’s Automation and Safety business, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has named Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president/COO. He has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck, and Rockwell Automation. Before joining the...

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Kion North America wins safety championship

May 26, 2015

Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has won first place in the Kion Group’s 2014 cross-brand, interregional safety competition. More than 40 groups from around the world took part in the first corporate competition of its kind. The purpose of the Kion Group Safety Championship was...

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Safety eyewear protects wearer from laser light

May 18, 2015

Laservision USA offers F29 laser safety eyewear. The eyewear is available in two polycarbonate laser safety filter styles: P1M01 for UV, IR, and CO2 lasers; and P5H01 for UV, IR, and diode lasers. Features include lightweight construction, a wraparound design for improved field of view,...

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Going beyond OSHA regulations for manganese exposure

May 11, 2015

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Complying with OSHA guidelines for manganese exposure during welding may not be doing welders any favors. One Oregon metal fabricator invited OSHA into its shop and to look for ways to reduce the potential of manganese exposure. The combination of low-manganese welding wire and proper ventilation positioning appears to have cleared the air on this subject.

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Cooling vests maintain 58 degrees F for four hours

May 8, 2015

Ergodyne has added three new cooling vests to its Chill-Its® phase change series. They offer a honeycomb cooling pack design for flexibility and a short, wide design for improved mobility for wearers. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure on the shoulders and waist allows for a customizable fit....

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Safety as a value

May 1, 2015

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The FMA Safety Conference is an annual reminder that keeping workers safe on the job should be a company value, not just an organizational priority.

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System connects baseball hat to welding helmet

May 1, 2015

ArcOne® offers CapGear™ to allow wearers to add comfort while showing off their favorite team. With the patent-pending rack-and-pinion system, forward and back adjustments are simplified. The wearer can change between a welding helmet and grinding visor by just sliding one out and the other...

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Work gloves offer ANSI level 4 cut protection

April 29, 2015

Safety Today Inc. has introduced Brass Knuckle® CR4300 work gloves, featuring ANSI cut level 4 protection and a latex coating on the fingers and palm. The crinkle grip pattern allows dexterity, while the high-density polyethylene yarn provides strength greater than steel on an equal-weight basis,...

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Wrist supports, wraps, and sleeves updated

April 23, 2015

Ergodyne has updated its ProFlex® line of wrist supports, wrist wraps, knee sleeves, and elbow supports and sleeves. Changes include new material colors, improved fabrics, lower-profile buckles, larger thumb loops, new binding and precurve design, and pull tabs for simplified...

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Powered air system blows fresh, filtered air over wearer’s face

April 22, 2015

ArcOne® has introduced the third generation of its AirPlus™ powered air system. The motorized, battery-operated respiratory system blows a constant supply of fresh, filtered air over the user’s face. The protective pressure inside the respirator protects the wearer from harmful gases,...

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Optrel establishes online shop

April 21, 2015

East Greenwich, R.I.-based Optrel has launched a new online shop at www.optrel.com/usa. The shop offers autodarkening welding helmets and powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) systems, replacement ADF lenses, and replacement parts. Visitors can search products by a variety of criteria,...

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