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.
March 13, 2007
Interlocks serve as safety devices on industrial equipment and many consumer products. This article explains some applications, describes different types of interlocks, and provides recommendations for resources that can help you determine the requirements for interlocks, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
January 9, 2007
For Heinz Gall, functional safety division manager for TUV Rheinland of North America, a provider of compliance testing and certification, management system auditing and certification, field...
January 4, 2007
Fortress Interlocks has introduced an AS-interface (AS-i) control and safety base module for its eGard system that allows the system to be connected easily to an AS-i Safety at Work control network in...
November 7, 2006
Now that OSHA's new ruling on hexavalent chromium is official, fabricators and manufacturers across the country are examining their plants, monitoring their air, and making adjustments to reduce their permissible exposure limits (PELs) to the fumes produced specifically by stainless steel welding.
October 26, 2006
The Lincoln Electric Co. and 3M Welding are sponsoring a safety seminar at the 2006 FABTECH International/AWS Welding Show in Atlanta. The free workshop, Best Practices for Welding Safely in Today's...
October 10, 2006
The "Welding Wire" e-newsletter asked subscribers their opinions about who is responsible for ensuring welder health and safety. This article describes the hazards inherent in welding and contains insight from a welding instructor, a business owner, and individuals with personal knowledge of unsafe operations.
October 10, 2006
Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the LazerSafe™ LZS-003 safeguarding system for hydraulic press brakes.The system uses two flat bands of 40-mm-wide laser light to monitor the zone...