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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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OSHA shines spotlight on metal fabricating

February 10, 2015

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For the sake of maintaining a safe work environment and keeping the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigators out of business operations, metal fabricators should be aware of the areas where they can improve their own safety performance. OSHA’s citations provide a guide to where the focus should go.

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Protective clothing protects wearer from arcs, flame

February 4, 2015

Magid® has introduced three new products that provide arc-rated and flame-resistant protection. The AR Defense™ relaxed-fit base layer shirts and balaclava address a need for arc-rated protection following revised National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for workplace safety. The...

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Air-purifying respirator withstands heavy use

January 30, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Versaflo™ TR-600 powered air-purifying respirator, designed to endure heavy use and long wear. The ergonomic design fits close to the body, allowing for greater movement in tight workspaces. It offers multiple airflow rate options, and the belts are designed to be...

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Disposable coveralls protect against dusts, liquids

January 29, 2015

Basic and Type 5/6 nonwoven, disposable coveralls are offered by Parweld. Both styles are lightweight and breathable, featuring elasticized cuffs, ankles, and hood, along with a zip front. The basic coverall offers protection against everyday nontoxic dusts and powders. The Type 5/6 uncoated...

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Respiratory system protects wearers from welding fumes

January 29, 2015

Parweld has introduced a new PAPR clean air respiratory system that protects wearers against welding fume, dust particles, and aerosols. The portable, lightweight, battery-powered system is belt-mounted. The system filters out contaminated air, allowing clean, purified air to be supplied to the...

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Breathing system monitors air quality for OSHA standard compliance

January 29, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which the company says helps users comply with the OSHA requirement for Grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed-air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air,...

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Gateway Safety receives President’s Club Award for Achievement in 2014

January 28, 2015

Gateway Safety, Cleveland, has received the President’s Club Recognition for Achievement in 2014 from the Industrial Buyers Group (IBC). Suppliers and distributors are recognized by IBC for their contributions over the year and rated on percentage growth. Gateway Safety has been an IBC...

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Safety catchers protect hydraulic, pneumatic press

January 28, 2015

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Safety catchers prevent a load from crashing down at any position of ascent if a hydraulic or pneumatic pressure system fails, or if a rope, chain, belt, or toothed drive breaks.

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Laser safety window offers improved visibility

January 26, 2015

Laservision offers the P5P10 blue polycarbonate laser safety window. According to the manufacturer, the window provides improved visibility and color recognition, higher protection, and better impact resistance compared to conventional green laser safety windows. The new window allows users to...

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Laser safety literature revised

January 26, 2015

The Laser Institute of America has updated its “Laser Safety Guide” for the first time since 2007. The literature has been revised to comply with the new terminology and guidelines of the 2014 edition of the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can be used in conjunction with or as a...

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Coil hard hat lanyard secures hat to worker

January 21, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3157 coil hard hat lanyard with buckle and Squids 3158 coil hard hat lanyard with clamp. They secure a hard hat to a worker, preventing the hard hat from falling at heights, while the coil design reduces lanyard length to prevent snag and tangle hazards. The...

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Cut-resistant work glove offers outstanding grip

January 21, 2015

Magid® has developed the CutMaster® Aramax® XT AX5100 cut-resistant work glove. The seamless machine-knit glove combines high-level cut protection with a crinkle latex palm coating for outstanding grip, the company states. The glove is suitable for handling extremely sharp-edged materials in...

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1+1+1+1 = Clarity

January 21, 2015

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Selecting a helmet involves more than just pulling one off of a shelf, putting it on, and getting to work. A number of considerations come into play during the selection process — personal safety, wearer comfort, and optical clarity. The latter has moved from something hard to determine without guesswork to something that has true quantifiable benchmarks with the advent of the European Standard EN 379 1/1/1/1.

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Rotary encoders suitable for safety-related applications

January 19, 2015

Heidenhain’s new-generation absolute inductive rotary encoders with functional safety are now available. The Generation 3 ExI 1100 and 1300 series encoders are suitable for use in industries such as packaging, automation, and robotics. They are designed for safety-related applications up to SIL...

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J. J. Keller to host Jan. 14 webcast on OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping rule

January 13, 2015

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., will host a webcast on Jan. 14 at 10:00 a.m. CST titled “Updates to OSHA’s Injury & Illness Recordkeeping: How These Changes Apply to You.” The company’s workplace safety experts—Robert Ernst, editor, workplace safety, and Lisa Neuberger, associate editor,...

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