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OSHA releases updated recommended practices to improve workplace safety

October 19, 2016

OSHA has released a set of recommended practices for safety and health programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces.The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety...

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Single-hose breathable air system works with compressed air supply

October 13, 2016

The Quality Air Breathing System model 50 SL, manufactured by Martech Services Co., works with the existing compressed air supply to provide grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose, it can supply air for a spray gun. The system is available...

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The big implications tied to new manganese recommendations

October 11, 2016 | By Frank Cea

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists recently recommended a tenfold decrease in exposure limits for manganese, which are present in welding fumes. This is big news because OSHA typically uses these recommendations as the basis for future regulation updates. Big changes could be coming for metal fabricators

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ASHRAE releases new performance standard for dust collectors

October 10, 2016

Metal fabricators now have a consensus standard to use in evaluating dust collection systems. Dust collection is critical in facilities that generate hazardous substances during welding, laser and plasma cutting, and thermal spray applications. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016 is a voluntary test...

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Hammering out the return on investment in safety

October 7, 2016 | By John Peabody

The first step in making the case for a return on investment on safety equipment and training is understanding the real costs associated with accidents and illnesses that occur as a result of the workplace environment.

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Autodarkening helmet features blue-optical coating technology for clarity

October 6, 2016

Weldcote Metals offers the UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmet. High-definition true-color filter optics allow the user to see the full spectrum of colors. Blue-optical coating technology provides optical clarity in a 12.93-sq.-in. viewing area.The helmet uses standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover...

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Grinding visor offers large viewing area

October 3, 2016

ArcOne’s new AirShield® full-coverage grinding visor features high durability, a large viewing area, sturdy headgear, and quick visor installation and removal. The visor can be used with the company’s Vision® and Carrera™ welding helmets, with optional...

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Secondary locking mechanism increases toggle clamp safety

October 3, 2016

DESTACO® has added Toggle-Lock Plus® technology to its 5000 series manual toggle clamps to help provide increased safety for heavy-duty applications. This secondary locking mechanism is suitable for applications with high safety requirements, such as grinding, welding, assembly, machining, and...

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Rockford Systems appoints VP of marketing

September 19, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has hired Carrie Halle as vice president marketing. She has more than 25 years of B2B marketing experience, as well as global experience in planning, branding, product management, segmentation, and...

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Evolving robotic welding fume extraction

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

RoboVent’s Spire filtration system for robotic welding applications endeavors to be the small, easy-to-use, and relatively hands-off version of its predecessor.

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Rockford Systems to offer machine safeguarding seminars

September 15, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has announced it will offer machine safeguarding seminars at its Rockford, Ill., training center on Sept. 20-22, Oct. 18-20, and Nov. 15-17, 2016. Each seminar combines classroom discussion with live demonstrations on a...

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Welding jacket combines flame resistance with breathability

September 7, 2016

Magid® has expanded its clothing line to include a flame-resistant welding jacket. It features Aramax® fabric sleeves for ANSI Cut Level 4 protection and a breathable mesh back panel to help prevent heat exhaustion. The flame-resistant mesh material provides protection while allowing body heat to...

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J. J. Keller launches redesigned website

August 29, 2016

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., a provider of compliance products and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.jjkeller.com. Content has been enhanced, and the site has been optimized for mobile devices. The website is designed to help safety professionals in transportation,...

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Autodarkening helmets available for beginner to professional welders

August 24, 2016

Forney Industries has expanded its line of autodarkening welding helmets. They provide protection and comfort with custom designs, says the company. Three helmet varieties are available for different welder skill levels: the Premier Series™ for the basic needs of hobbyists, DIY, and beginner...

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Cabinet, locker protect gas cylinders

August 24, 2016

Illinois Engineered Products has introduced the Saf-T-Gas™ cabinet and the VUE™ locker. The cylinder cabinet is 65 in. tall and 33.5 in. deep, in widths of 30 or 60 in. It complies with OSHA and NFPA requirements, protecting gas cylinders from unauthorized access. No assembly is required. The...

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