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Honeywell Safety Products names president

May 22, 2014

Honeywell has appointed Sach Sankpal as president for Honeywell Safety Products, a part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions’ Life Safety business. HSP manufactures PPE including head, hearing, eye/face, respiratory, and hand protection; footwear; clothing; and fall protection....

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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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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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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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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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Frommelt Safety to streamline product line

February 25, 2014

Frommelt Safety Products, Milwaukee, has announced that it will streamline its product line beginning April 1. From that date forward, the company will concentrate manufacturing efforts on its machine-guarding products, which include automated barrier doors, industrial fencing, and retractable...

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LIA releases revised ANSI Z136.1 standard

February 18, 2014

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

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Camfil to acquire Handte

February 11, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., has announced that its parent company in Stockholm, Camfil, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Handte Umwelttechnik GmbH in Germany and Handte’s operations in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and China. The acquisition is...

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Apache receives 2013 Safety Excellence Award

February 11, 2014

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp., Beaver Dam, Wis., has received the 2013 Safety Excellence Award from Iowa-based Dexter-Apache Holdings Inc. for the fewest OSHA-recordable injuries — six — among Dexter-Apache companies for the year. Apache also won the award in 2010. In addition to...

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Tyco Fire Protection Products wins two awards at 2013 National Slag Association Conference

January 31, 2014

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), Marinette, Wis., has been recognized with two awards — Allied Member of the Year, and Best Practices — from the National Slag Association (NSA). The Allied Member of the Year recognizes the company’s work in total fire suppression systems for...

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United Air Specialists launches new website

January 24, 2014

United Air Specialists Inc. (UAS), Cincinnati, has announced the launch of its new website at www.uasinc.com. Designed with a new look and user-friendly navigation, the website highlights the company’s industrial air cleaning and air filtration systems. A new Explore UAS Filtration Solutions...

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New OSHA rule updates mechanical power press standards

December 3, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., has announced a new rule from OSHA that updates and streamlines the standards for the use of mechanical power presses. The new rule eliminates a requirement for employers to document mandatory weekly inspections of the presses while clarifying the...

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Saf-T-Gard Intl. acquires Dunn Safety Products

November 20, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® Intl. has acquired certain assets and the continuing business of Dunn Safety Products, a family-owned, full-line distributor of industrial safety products in Chicago. Saf-T-Gard now serves Dunn customers from its 80,000-sq.-ft. Northbrook, Ill., facility. Saf-T-Gard Intl. is a...

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OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

November 15, 2013

OSHA, Washington, D.C., has issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that 3...

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