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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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Emergency response—A critical component of workplace safety

May 9, 2006

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Accidents and injuries can occur in all workplaces. Having a well-thought-out emergency response plan and properly organized and trained team can help minimize trauma and damage. This article discusses one company's emergency response program and gives an example of its effectiveness.

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FMA/TPA announce 2005 Safety Award winners

April 17, 2006

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® have announced the 2005 Safety Award winners. The following member companies have achieved...

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Daylen Solutions adds to sales staff

April 11, 2006

Daylen Solutions LLC, Indiana, Pa., has added Larry Rarig to its sales force for eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.Rarig assists customers looking to increase productivity, accuracy, and safety by...

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Safety limit switch available in various configurations

February 7, 2006

The SL (Safety Lock) series of interlock switches from Scientific Technologies Inc. includes a large selection of actuator configurations with plastic or die-cast housings.A rotatable head provides...

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Hazmat training program available

February 7, 2006

The Hazmat Training Made Easier For All Employeesprogram from J.J. Keller & Associates helps companies conduct required general awareness hazmat training and address function-specific and safety...

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Norcross acquires Fibre-Metal Products capital stock

February 7, 2006

Norcross Safety Products LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Fibre-Metal Products Co., Concordville, Pa., a privately held designer and manufacturer of head...

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Machine safeguarding with optoelectronic sensors

February 7, 2006

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Optoelectronic sensing devices safeguard machine access and prevent injuries related to hazardous machine motion. The ultimate goals are to prevent access to the hazard, eliminate the hazard before access is attained, and prevent the unintended operation of a machine.

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Protective eyewear is lightweight

January 10, 2006

Bacou-Dalloz offers the Uvex® Protg™ line of lightweight safety eyewear.Weighing 27.5 g, the eyewear features a secure, wraparound brow that expands to accommodate a variety of users. The...

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Don't fall down on the job

January 10, 2006

Companies should develop a written fall protection plan and maintain it on the job site. The plan must describe how your company will protect workers on a given work site when employees are working 10 feet or more above the ground, other work surfaces, or water.

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Hearing protection designed for outdoor, low-light applications

December 13, 2005

Bilsom® Leightning® Hi-Visibility earmuffs from Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group provide high attenuation and visibility in outdoor or low-light applications. They utilize Bilsom's Air Flow...

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Flexible-mount light beam safety device protects up to 70 m

December 13, 2005

The M4000 standard multiple light beam safety device from Sick Inc. offers mounting flexibility via three groove housing and swivel mount end caps. It protects a perimeter up to 70 m with beam spacing...

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OSHA proposes fines on Illinois manufacturer

December 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $418,200 in fines for Midwest Racking Mfg. Inc., Madison, Ill., for failing to protect workers from numerous workplace hazards...

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OSHA hands down fines to railroad car manufacturer

December 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down $130,500 in fines to Alstom Transportation Inc., Hornell, N.Y., resulting from an inspection conducted in April 2005.Alstom, a...

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Ergonomic injuries and the workplace

December 13, 2005

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Work-related ergonomic injuries can exact a high price from employers and employees in both factory and office environments. Even a few incidents can deal a severe financial blow to small and medium-sized companies. Identifying potential risks and developing and implementing an effective ergonomics program can help reduce injuries and costs.

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Light curtain system designed for type 2 applications

November 8, 2005

Banner Engineering Corp. offers its EZ-SCREEN® type 2 light screen system for lower-risk type 2 applications—those which will not cause serious bodily harm.The light screen includes visible...

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