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ROSS CONTROLS acquires DECCO

January 24, 2012

ROSS CONTROLS®, Troy, Mich., has acquired the assets of the Detroit Coil Co. (DECCO®), Ferndale, Mich., a supplier to ROSS for many decades. ROSS designs and manufactures precision pneumatic valves, control systems, and related products to the general fluid power, metal forming, aluminum, glass...

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Webinar to explain EPA NESHAP Rule 6X

January 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., will host a free educational Webinar Feb. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST. Titled "The New EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), Rule 6X: Are You...

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Dealing with high forces, metal in motion, hot parts? - TheFabricator.com

Dealing with high forces, metal in motion, hot parts?

December 21, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

The main topic at the 2011 EDTR Roundtable conference in Wilmington, NC, was safety. Many of the issues involve high forces, metals in motion, and red-hot parts—in other words, topics relevant to any and all tube and pipe producers and fabricators. Editor Eric Lundin summarizes the main hazards and recommended practices for mitigating them.

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Low-profile safety light curtain designed for use on smaller production machines

December 20, 2011

Banner Engineering Corp. has introduced the EZ-SCREEN® low-profile safety light curtain with integral muting. Designed for use on smaller production machines, the Type 4 safety light curtain performs in compact spaces. Integral muting adds flexibility for mounting, hookup options, and...

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Industrial heat-resistant protective blankets introduced

November 21, 2011

A new line of industrial heat-resistant blankets has been introduced by Torch Wear. The blankets are designed to protect workers from severe heat injuries from molten metal splash, metal cutting, welding, arc flash, and exposure to intense heat. This personal protective equipment has applications...

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System protects cords, cables that run across the floor

November 10, 2011

The Ultra-Sidewinder Cable Protection System™ from UltraTech Intl. Inc. protects cables that run across a floor. The new design articulates left and right, allowing the system to turn corners and adapt to the layout of the room while maintaining full protection for the cables and trip protection...

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Cut-resistant gloves, sleeve introduced - TheFabricator.com

Cut-resistant gloves, sleeve introduced

November 10, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced two new Jackson Safety brand cut-resistant gloves and a cut-resistant sleeve. The G60 Level 5 cut-resistant gloves with Dyneema® fiber — spun from glass, stainless steel, and spandex — meet ANSI Level 4/EN 388 Level 5 cut resistance....

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Fiberglass hard hat designed for extreme work environments - TheFabricator.com

Fiberglass hard hat designed for extreme work environments

November 7, 2011

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) has introduced the Fibre-Metal® Roughneck® P2A hard hat for extreme work environments. The lightweight hard hat has a smooth, round design and matte finish. Suitable for workers on construction sites and heavy industry job sites such as steel plants,...

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Workplace injuries, illnesses declined in 2010

October 31, 2011

The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private-sector industry employers declined in 2010 to 3.1 million, down from 3.3 million reported in 2009. "We are encouraged by the reported decline in incidence rates for...

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Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip - TheFabricator.com

Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip

October 24, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers updated Jackson Safety G40 nitrile foam-coated gloves that are washable and silicone-free. The enhanced gloves, now colored blue instead of the former purple, feature improved oil and industrial grease grip and maintain EN388 ratings through at least five wash...

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Wet dust collection snuffs hazards of industrial dusts - TheFabricator.com

Wet dust collection snuffs hazards of industrial dusts

October 20, 2011 | By Mike Sweezy

Metal manufacturers use wet filter systems for two reasons: to collect combustible metal dust and to filter particulate in heavy-sparking applications. Applications like deburring and grinding can involve both combustible metal particulate and heavy sparking--and for these applications wet dust collection systems can help mitigate inherent health and safety risks.

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Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback - TheFabricator.com

Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback

October 3, 2011

ArcOne offers the iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter, developed with feedback from welders. Features include standard and auto-variable shade adjustment of 3/5-14, special GTAW mode with upslope and downslope control, and eight unique memory settings to customize each helmet. The filter...

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Moldex-Metric respirator wins new product of the year award

October 3, 2011

The 9000 reusable full-face respirator from Moldex-Metric, Culver City, Calif., has won the OH&S 2011 New Product of the Year Award. The overmolded lens design creates a full face with light weight, fewer parts, expanded field of vision, and minimal maintenance. The respirator is free of metal...

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Laser safety officer training to held Oct. 18-19

September 26, 2011

IPG Photonics Corp. will hold a two-day Industrial Laser Safety Officer training Oct. 18-19, 2011, at its Midwest operations in Novi, Mich. Available for a fee, the course uses a nonmathematical approach to teach the duties of LSOs as described in the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard to...

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Goggle retainer for hard hats introduced - TheFabricator.com

Goggle retainer for hard hats introduced

September 26, 2011

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) has introduced the Uvex Stealth® goggle retainer for hard hats. Designed to attach to most hard hats, the adjustable-fit goggle retainer helps ensure workers’ eyes are protected by creating a gap-free seal around the eyes. When not in use, the goggles...

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