Safety

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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Coiled tool lanyards reduce snags, trip hazards

May 13, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3130 coiled cable lanyard in small and medium sizes. The compact system keeps the length of the lanyard close to the anchoring point, reducing snags and trip hazards. Suitable for those working at heights and in tight areas where snag hazards are a...

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Spot-on safety tips

May 12, 2014

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Operating a spot welding machine safely requires operator care, proper training, and appropriate safety devices. Without these, you put yourself as risk for myriad injuries.

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New faceseal properties help improve respirator's effectiveness

May 7, 2014

3M has introduced the Rugged Comfort 6500 series half facepiece reusable respirator, designed to withstand long hours and extreme conditions. The over-molded design also helps simplify respirator cleaning and maintenance. The soft but firm silicone faceseal holds up in high-heat environments to...

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PAPR designed for welding in extreme conditions

May 7, 2014

Optrel Inc., a provider of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets, has introduced the new e3000, a NIOSH-approved, powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) designed for welders working in extreme conditions. Two-channel air distribution inside the helmet presents clean air to both...

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FMA names 2014 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

May 1, 2014

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2014 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in safety....

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AK Tube plants recognized with Safety Award of Merit

April 29, 2014

The Columbus, Ind., and Walbridge, Ohio, plants of AK Tube LLC, a producer of carbon and stainless ERW tubular steel products for the truck and automotive markets, have each received the Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. With a...

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Selling safety

April 28, 2014

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If the attendees at the sixth annual FMA Safety Conference could agree on one thing, it was the fact that a safety-first work environment needs management buy-in to be successful.

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AK Steel's Coshocton Works recognized for outstanding safety performance

April 24, 2014

AK Steel's Coshocton Works in Ohio has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Coshocton County Safety Council and Chamber...

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Protective safety eyewear offers bifocal vision

April 23, 2014

Conqueror® MAG by Gateway Safety is bifocal safety eyewear that provides protection for those who have trouble focusing on small things up-close, such as blueprints, schematics, small parts, equipment settings, and tools. The eyewear features a soft rubber nosepiece and ergonomic, contoured...

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ABB’s PLCs allow zoned safety guarding at Sandviken plant

April 17, 2014

ABB’s new safety PLC has provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold-rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden. The mill is a key part of the production line for precision strip steel at the plant. Safety PLC modules from ABB’s...

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Work gloves feature HPPE fiber blend for comfort

April 8, 2014

Magid offers the new GPD780 HPPE work gloves. The company developed an HPPE blend specifically for the gloves to provide ANSI Cut Level 4 protection, along with breathability and comfort. The gloves also feature NitriX® Grip Technology sandy nitrile palm coating, which channels away oils...

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Respirator upgrade protects workers exposed at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

April 8, 2014

3M has announced the launch of its Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade, a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) system that provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft. The system is designed to compensate for air-density changes that occur...

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CNA: Human Factors - The Aging Workforce

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:00 PM (CST)

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?

Revised ANSI Z136.1 standard promotes safer facilities

April 1, 2014

Updated for the first time in the last seven years, the new American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers is available from the Laser Institute of America, secretariat of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, which develops the laser safety standards. The ANSI Z136.1 standard guides...

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AK Steel's Zanesville Works recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 25, 2014

AK Steel’s Zanesville Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Muskingum County Safety Council and Chamber of...

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