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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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FMA announces safety award winners

April 2, 2009

The following companies are winners of the 2009 FMA/CNA Safety Award competition, which was based on 2008 safety results:Safety Award of HonorAeroglide Corporation—Cary, NCAK Tube...

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Two AK Steel coke plants receive industry's highest safety award

March 18, 2009

AK Steel said today that, for the first time in history, the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI) bestowed its highest award for safety on two cokemaking plants in the same year, both of...

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Welding Shop

Fumes + Weld students = Bad news

March 14, 2009

A welding program in northeastern Arizona, looking to improve the air quality in its welding lab, replaced its fume extraction equipment.

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Air foot switches conform to UL standards for wet, dry environments

March 10, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp. has introduced air foot switches designed to conform with UL standards and to operate in a variety of environments, both wet and dry. Air impulse bulbs are positioned on the...

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Autodarkening welding helmet suitable for maintenance and construction workers, hobbyists

March 10, 2009

3M has introduced the 3M™ Speedglas™ 100 welding helmet and welding filter series. It is available in several graphic patterns or standard black.The helmet is suitable for maintenance or...

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Guard Gate Interlocking Switches

Safeguarding against robotic welding hazards

February 10, 2009

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Safety light screens, safety interlock switches, and two-hand controls are three types of safeguarding devices that can be used as part of a comprehensive safety system for robotic welding setups in your shop.

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Cut-resistant work gloves rated at ANSI level 4

February 10, 2009

Magid Glove & Safety offers CutMaster® XKS™ work gloves. Manufactured from the company's XKS yarn, these machine-knit gloves earn an ANSI cut level 4 rating, which the company says is as...

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Clutch/brake safety controller developed for eddy current-controlled presses

January 13, 2009

CIECO has released the Automator II press safety clutch/brake controller. The dedicated system provides safety-compliant operation for presses using eddy current clutch/brake controllers.According to...

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Robotic safety mount useful for applications that integrate crash protection with software

January 13, 2009

The ArcSafe™-SW robotic safety mount from American Weldquip is designed for use in applications in which crash protection is integrated into the robotic software package.Most integrated robotic...

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Survey shows lack of PPE use by U.S. workers

January 13, 2009

U.S. workers are risking workplace injuries by not complying with important safety procedures, according to a survey released by Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga.The survey found that 89...

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Safety eyewear features flexible temples that relieve behind-the-ear pressure

December 16, 2008

Gateway Safety's Luminary™ safety eyewear features an ultralightweight frame and a contemporary, patent-pending design.Translucent temple insets match the lens color, and the soft, flexible...

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Lockout scissor hasp accommodates multiple padlocks

December 16, 2008

Fortress Interlocks has introduced the lockout scissor hasp for locking off dangerous machinery in the workplace.Employees who use the lockout/tagout safety procedure can lock multiple padlocks onto...

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Donaldson Co. offers new white paper on controlling hexavalent chromium

December 16, 2008

A new technical article entitled "Hexavalent Chromium: What You Need to Know," authored by Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, has been released for industrial manufacturers involved in welding,...

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Moldex® hires VP of North American sales

November 11, 2008

Moldex®-Metric Inc., Culver City, Calif., has hired John Ambrosio as vice president of North America sales and Marv Maddox as international sales manager.Ambrosio has served as the vice president...

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Safety signs

Safety update

October 28, 2008

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A little more than a year after implementing stricter hexavalent chromium standards to the metalworking industry, OSHA has gone a step further and released respirator fit testing guidelines to complement the existing standard.

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