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Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced

August 15, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced the limited-edition Captain America™ VIKING™ 2450 series welding helmet. It features Marvel®'s Captain America comic character bearing an American flag motif and armed with his shield. The solar-powered helmet is battery-assisted with...

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Survey finds high rate of worker noncompliance with PPE protocols

August 9, 2011

In a survey released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., 89 percent of safety professionals said they have observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been. Twenty-nine percent said this has happened on numerous occasions. "This high rate of noncompliance...

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Light curtains feature quick-mount brackets and reduced wiring - TheFabricator.com

Light curtains feature quick-mount brackets and reduced wiring

August 1, 2011

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced F3SJ-E safety light curtains, which provide hand-intrusion detection for use in stand-alone devices and machines. Quick-mount brackets and reduced wiring combine, along with easily viewable alignment indicators, enable mounting in half the time...

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Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors - TheFabricator.com

Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors

July 25, 2011

The PA4000 photoacoustic infrared gas monitor from General Monitors provides gas monitoring while eliminating interference from water vapors. Designed with a photoacoustic, infrared (IR) sensor to monitor gases including hydrocarbons, solvents, alcohols, CO2, and CO, the unit is selective to...

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Toyota Industrial Equipment receives National Safety Council award

July 18, 2011

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has been awarded the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council. The award is given to companies that have a lost-time injury rate of less than 50 percent of companies in the same business classification....

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Wheeled, extendable light tower for use in hazardous locations introduced

July 18, 2011

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the production of a new line of light towers for use in hazardous locations. The HAL-2X400MCE extendable light tower incorporates a tilting-base design that allows operators to extend the unit to its full height with reduced effort. Two 400-W metal...

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Nordfab Ducting becomes independent operation

July 18, 2011

After years of being tied operationally to a sister dust-collection company, Nordfab Ducting now operates independently as Nordfab LLC. The company, which manufactures clamp-together ducting for dust, mist, and fume collection, now operates with management, financial, and software systems...

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Metals industry faces major OSHA crackdown, veteran OSHA defense attorney warns

June 30, 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is getting tough on hazards in the so-called primary metals industries, and this means just about any plant that extracts or refines metals like iron, lead, nickel or tin will face multiple OSHA inspections, wrote LeClairRyan attorney Joseph...

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Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter - TheFabricator.com

Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter

June 27, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers the new Jackson Safety brand R60 Airmax powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR). It features a NIOSH-approved HE filter that locks into place for particulate contaminants. According to the manufacturer, the PAPR can help provide protection in accordance with...

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Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode

June 27, 2011

Weldmark® has introduced the 8VS9-13H autodarkening welding helmet. Its internal filter offers shades from 9 to 13, with customizable sensitivity and delay adjustments. It also is equipped with grind mode for visibility and safety. The helmet offers a 5-amp GTAW rating and features a...

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Tube/pipe safety conference scheduled for September

June 14, 2011

The Extrusion, Drawing, and Tube Reducing (EDTR) Council of the Tube & Pipe Association (TPA), Rockford, Ill., will hold a roundtable event, "Linking Safety to Productivity With Pipe and Tube," Sept. 18-20 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside in Wilmington, N.C. "We will focus on safety and how it...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA receives SHARP accreditation

June 14, 2011

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, a provider of vacuum heat-treating and brazing services in Hermitage, Pa., has received Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) accreditation, the highest safety designation that OSHA gives to small businesses. An OSHA consultant performed a...

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Safety controller touchscreen facilitates resetting up to four zones - TheFabricator.com

Safety controller touchscreen facilitates resetting up to four zones

June 14, 2011

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced a status display touchscreen for G9SP programmable safety controllers. This plug-and-play touchscreen displays safety I/O error codes and enables users to view the status of safety inputs and outputs without the cost of installing and wiring...

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Safety glasses designed for all-day wearability with no slipping - TheFabricator.com

Safety glasses designed for all-day wearability with no slipping

June 3, 2011

Gateway Safety has introduced Conqueror™ contemporary-design protective eyewear. The safety glasses feature a soft rubber nosepiece and contoured temple tips that don’t pinch, helping to ensure all-day wearability with no slipping. The lightweight frame is available in a glossy...

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Dust collectors for metalworking, mining handle airflows of 5,000 to 50,000 CFM

May 31, 2011

Donaldson Co. Inc. has introduced the VH series of Torit® brand PowerCore® dust collectors for applications with abrasive dust in the metalworking and mining markets. The collectors are designed to use up to 70 percent less floor space than some baghouses and cartridge collectors. No confined...

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