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FMA/CNA announce Safety Award winners

March 24, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) and CNA have announced the recipients of its 2016 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the awards program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have an ongoing commitment to excellence...

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Kemper ventilation system named best welding product at STOM trade fair

March 24, 2016

Vreden, Germany-based Kemper’s CleanAirTower general ventilation system has been named the best product in the field of welding at the STOM trade fair in Poland. The system, designed according to the displacement flow principle, features patented contamination-free dust disposal. It extracts...

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SureWerx named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

March 11, 2016

SureWerx, a supplier of tool, equipment, and safety products based in Vancouver, B.C., has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015. The program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums, recognizes Canadian-owned and...

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PPE market to reach $62 billion by 2022, says report

February 16, 2016

According to "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Analysis by Product, by End-Use, and Segment Forecasts To 2022," a report offered by Dublin-based Research and Markets, the global PPE market, valued at nearly $36 billion in 2014, is expected to reach more than $62 billion by 2022, growing...

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Marlin Steel earns CNA's Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award

January 22, 2016

Baltimore-based Marlin Steel has received the Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award from commercial insurance writer CNA. CNA’s Risk Control unit assessed Marlin’s safety training, OSHA compliance, return-to-work procedures, fire safety and protection, and first aid procedures. At the...

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Wildeck marks 40th anniversary in 2016

December 21, 2015

Wildeck Inc., a material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer based in Waukesha, Wis., will celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout 2016. The company, established in 1976, is the only U.S. manufacturer of structural steel platforms, vertical lifts, and safety guarding products....

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JET Group acquires Sellstrom Mfg.

November 6, 2015

JET Group, Vancouver, B.C., has announced the acquisition of Sellstrom Mfg. Co., a provider of PPE safety products based in Schaumburg, Ill. The acquisition of Sellstrom significantly broadens JET Group’s Canadian safety portfolio by adding several categories of professional PPE products to...

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Magid announces recent award wins

November 2, 2015

Magid®, a manufacturer of safety products and personal protective equipment in Romeoville, Ill., has been recognized for new-product innovation for the third time in the ASSE Safety Attendee Choice and ISHN Reader’s Choice Awards. Its products won the following awards: D-ROC® high-visibility...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employer-reported workplace injury, illness results

October 30, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the results of its "Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)," which show that private industry employers reported nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. The rate reported for 2014 continues a pattern of decline...

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Marlin Steel keeps factory floor safe for more than 2,500 days

October 28, 2015

Custom steel form manufacturing company Marlin Steel, Baltimore, Md., has announced it has exceeded 2,504 consecutive days of operation without a lost-time safety incident occurring on the factory floor. This announcement follows an OSHA SHARP safety designation for the company just a few months...

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Victaulic receives International Business Award for foundry protective apparel

October 26, 2015

Easton, Pa.-based Victaulic, a provider of mechanical pipe joining technology, has been recognized by the International Business Awards with an International Silver Stevie® award for Best New Product of the Year – Industrial Products for its foundry worker safety coat. After years of...

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MSCI sponsors National Safety Council’s Journey to Safety Excellence campaign

October 13, 2015

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced it will sponsor the Journey to Safety Excellence campaign of the National Safety Council as one part of a broader program effort to elevate the importance of safety in the metals industry. More than 10 workers die...

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Pepperl+Fuchs launches online ordering of more than 2,000 items

September 28, 2015

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced that online ordering is available for more than 2,000 commonly stocked items, including sensors, intrinsic safety barriers, and select accessories for purge and pressurization systems. Orders can be placed 24/7 at...

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Fatal occupational injuries rate remains unchanged from 2013 to 2014

September 21, 2015

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries was an increase of 2...

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Magid opens location in Houston

September 17, 2015

Magid, a Romeoville, Ill.-based manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE) has opened a store in Houston. The new location offers more than 700 brands of safety products, including work gloves, respiratory protection, fall protection, safety glasses,...

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