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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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CCAT hosts laser safety officer training

October 11, 2010

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) will host a laser safety officer training program at the CCAT Innovation Center in East Hartford, Conn. The program, being presented by the LaserVision Academy on Nov. 16-18, 2010, is designed for individuals using or working with lasers in...

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Grinder safety CD focuses on personal protection system for pedestal and bench grinders

October 11, 2010

MANCOMM has released a Grinder Safety Training CD to help workers improve safety and minimize risk. It focuses on a personal protection system for pedestal and bench grinders. Topics include personal protective equipment, grinder and grinding wheel RPM compatibility, ring tests, grinding wheel...

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Universal ball-and-socket shields make drills, grinders, and band saws safer - TheFabricator.com

Universal ball-and-socket shields make drills, grinders, and band saws safer

October 11, 2010

Universal ball-and-socket shields are available from Rockford Systems for use on drills, grinders, and band saws. The shields place a barrier between operators or other employees in the area and flying chips, sparks, and coolant generated from the tool. The shields are furnished with heavy...

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OSHA violations

Top OSHA violations increase; stricter enforcement program launched

September 13, 2010

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OSHA has announced that the top 10 violations for 2009 increased almost 30 percent over the same time period in 2008. It also has implemented more aggressive targeted enforcement and higher penalties.

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SAS Marketing, Optrel AG form strategic agency partnership

September 7, 2010

Optrel AG (Switzerland), formerly Sperian Welding Protection AG, has formed a strategic agency partnership with SAS Marketing LLC, located in Coventry, R.I. Resulting from Optrel AG's detachment from its parent company, Sperian Protection, SAS assumes the account management and growth initiative...

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Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects - TheFabricator.com

Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects

August 30, 2010

SICK has introduced the WL27-3 Reflex Array photoelectric sensor for leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects. The unit detects any object 0.47 in. or larger with its 1.97-in. detection height, regardless of object properties or position within the array — including clear...

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Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode

August 30, 2010

Lincoln Electric has launched its new, limited-edition Iron Man™ VIKING™ autodarkening welding helmet. This solar-powered helmet joins the 700G series and features authorized graphics inspired by the "Iron Man 2" movie and comic books by Marvel®. In addition to the Iron...

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Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign

August 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the EPA Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air...

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New line of personal protection equipment introduced - TheFabricator.com

New line of personal protection equipment introduced

August 23, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the new Weld Warrior line of personal protection equipment. The line includes welding helmets, safety glasses and goggles, protective clothing, and welding gloves. New-Tech™ ADC Plus autodarkening reactive welding helmets are lightweight and...

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Welding station available in many configurations - TheFabricator.com

Welding station available in many configurations

August 23, 2010

RoboVent WeldBooths provide a complete welding station for educational facilities and production welding operations. The booths are available with a variety of optional configurations and accessories. They come with a built-in, 36- by 60-in., adjustable-height workbench and a top shelf that can...

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Freestanding welding, grinding workcells block 100 percent UV light - TheFabricator.com

Freestanding welding, grinding workcells block 100 percent UV light

August 23, 2010

Goff's freestanding workcells are designed to isolate and contain welding fumes and sparks while blocking 100 percent UV light, according to the company. Constructed with weld- and spark-resistant 14-oz. vinyl and 14-mil weld view materials, the weld/grind cells come with galvanized steel...

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Ace Industrial Products names new sales representatives

August 17, 2010

Ace Industrial Products, a manufacturer of welding fume extraction equipment in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of three new sales representatives. Brian Stockton of Stockton Enterprises is the manufacturer sales representative for Wisconsin, eastern Iowa, and northern Illinois, including...

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Warning sign identifies, warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks - TheFabricator.com

Warning sign identifies, warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks

August 17, 2010

Danray Products LLC has released a copyrighted warning sign that identifies and warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks, which restrict hazardous movement of a machine or die members during adjustment, repair, or cleaning. The sign also outlines several requirements for...

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Nanofiber dust collector filter has MERV 14 efficiency rating

July 26, 2010

A new HemiPleat® nanofiber dust collector filter is offered by Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control. The manufacturer applies a thick layer of nanofibers to the surface of the patented HemiPleat...

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Bluff Mfg. buys B&L Structures

July 19, 2010

Bluff Mfg. Inc., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired B&L Structures Inc., a Dallas-based steel manufacturer. The B&L Structures brand...

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