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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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Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter

February 22, 2011

The Fronius Fazor 1000 welding helmet features a continuously adjustable autodarkening filter (9-13) and a switching time (bright to dark) of 0.22 ms. Sensitivity can be adjusted between active and inactive. The helmet weighs 1.3 lbs. and features an adjustable headband for proper...

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Dantherm Filtration joins Nederman Group

January 31, 2011

Dantherm Filtration has become a part of the Nederman Group, Sweden, and has changed its name to Nederman. According to the company, this merger creates the largest industrial air filtration company in the world. Nederman has sales offices in 25 countries and agents in 30 more. Its product line...

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Meeting the new EPA regulation head-on

January 25, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

On the wings of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) efforts to control the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of hexavalent chromium, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gone one step further. By July 25, 2011, the agency requires that metal fabricators comply with...

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Wading through the NFPA-51 standard - TheFabricator.com

Wading through the NFPA-51 standard

January 17, 2011 | By John Karpus

The NFPA-51 standard outlines how to properly store, transfer, and use industrial gases; how to handle such gases while they are in their gaseous or liquid phases; and how to implement storage, piping and distribution, and operating practices. While most safe practices are based on common sense, others may take volumes of technical reference, as specified in NFPA-51, to explain.

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Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress

January 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has extended its Arc Armor™ line of welding protection products with the release of two new welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress. The CoolBand™ is an integrated headgear cooling system that reduces the temperature under the hood...

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A feminine approach to PPE - TheFabricator.com

A feminine approach to PPE

January 10, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

Women welders face many challenges, and one of the most overlooked is finding PPE that fits women welders properly, while providing them with a safe level of protection and allowing them to showcase their own personalities. Recently, some equipment manufacturers have stepped up their efforts to address this.

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LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star - TheFabricator.com

LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star

January 3, 2011

LENOX®, a manufacturer of power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder, and band saw blades in East Longmeadow, Mass., has been recertified for an additional five years in OSHA's Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The company has maintained this certification for 10 years....

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Beam manipulator helps keep welders safe while working on beams - TheFabricator.com

Beam manipulator helps keep welders safe while working on beams

December 6, 2010

SMS Inc. has developed the Rimco Rotator for keeping welders safe while working on beams. It comprises a pair of clamshell wheels that mount and lock around the ends of a beam. The wheels sit in motorized rotator bases that can be fixed to the shop floor, mounted on rails, or left freestanding...

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Personal protection clothing line introduced

November 29, 2010

Lincoln has introduced a new personal protection clothing line, Red Line™ welding apparel. The line includes five types of welding gloves: premium leather GMAW/SMAW, traditional GMAW/SMAW, leather GTAW, heat-resistant, and full-leather Steel Worker™. Four jacket options protect the arms and...

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Camfil Farr APC opens sales, service office in Puerto Rico

November 8, 2010

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has opened a sales and service office in Gurabo, P.R., for support of customers in the Caribbean region. The office provides sales and technical support, as well as a warehouse that stocks...

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Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle - TheFabricator.com

Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle

October 11, 2010

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the OS32C Type 3 compact safety laser scanner. It has a 4.11-in. profile, 2.87-lb. weight, and 5-W power consumption. The detection zones are flexible and easily configured. The status display and eight patented individual sector indicators...

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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 | By Vicki Bell

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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