Safety

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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LIA conference addresses laser safety

September 16, 2008

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will present the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), an event that addresses all aspects of laser safety, March 23-26, 2009, at John...

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Frost & Sullivan presents Omron with Company of the Year award

August 12, 2008

Frost & Sullivan recently presented Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year award.Frost & Sullivan says the award...

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Safety coordinator manufacturing

Building relationships, ensuring safety

August 12, 2008

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Safety should be a business priority beginning with the employee hiring process. Once you have hired the right people, you can ensure the success of your safety program by building relationships, giving employees' safety concerns the attention they deserve, and resolving issues in a timely manner.

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Welding torch fire hazard

Preventing torch fires in welding and cutting operations

July 15, 2008

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Welding and cutting, which accounts for 1 percent of structure fires and 4 percent of nonhousehold property damage, is the most dangerous type of hot work, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Companies that weld and cut should take specific steps to increase safety and minimize the risk of torch fires. Hot work, by its nature, has a lot of hazards. Companies and their hot-work operators can protect their safety and their facilities by keeping combustibles away from welding and cutting operations; using new safety features; staying aware of conditions; and knowing and following instructions provided on the precautionary labels and in OSHA, ANSI, and NFPA standards.

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Safety guard switching unit supports auto-, manual switching functions

June 17, 2008

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the G9SX-GS safety guard switching unit. External outputs enable status indication of two safety input devices; auxiliary outputs enable monitoring of...

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Fiber-constructed gloves have enhanced cut-resistance

June 17, 2008

Galeton has introduced a new line of fiber-constructed gloves for cut protection. The ATA® (Advanced Technology Aramid) glove is made from a spun fiber that is 2.5 times more cut-resistant than...

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Sperian Hearing Protection establishes Hearing Conservation Dept.

June 17, 2008

Sperian Hearing Protection LLC, Smithfield, R.I., has announced the formation of a Hearing Conservation Dept. to act as a focal point for the company's initiatives in research, training, and...

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Protective welding clothes

Clothes before woes

May 13, 2008

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Welding injuries, from minor welding flash burns to serious third-degree burns, can be painful and, in extreme cases, can cause disfigurement and lead to career-ending disabilities. Wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is an easy way welders can help protect themselves against these risks and preserve their livelihood.

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Manufacturing Machine

What not to leave at work

May 13, 2008

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The metal fabricating industry is among the employment sectors with the highest rates of amputations from on-the-job accidents. Many are caused by improperly safeguarded machinery, hand tools, forklifts, and other equipment. Preventing workplace amputations requires adhering to strict safety guidelines, including making amputation awareness a part of your safety program.

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FMA announces 2008 Safety Award winners

May 5, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA) recently announced the winners of its 2008 Safety Award competition.Eleven companies received Honor Awards for having no...

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Multiple-use earplugs provide attenuation for low levels of hazardous noise

April 15, 2008

Howard Leight's Clarity® multiple-use earplugs are designed to block hazardous noise while allowing voice and signal frequencies to be heard more naturally. Using Bilsom® Technology's patented...

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Welding machine plugs, receptacles improve safety, code compliance

April 15, 2008

Meltric Corp.'s switch-rated welding machine plugs and receptacles are designed to help facilities improve electrical safety and code compliance. The plugs and receptacles are UL/CSA-approved for...

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Coil feeder

Predicting and preventing workplace accidents

April 15, 2008

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Can workplace accidents be predicted and prevented? Aeroglide safety professional Kelly Langdon believes it's not only possible, but that doing so is critical for a company's success. In this article, Langdon explains the three-step process he uses to ensure his company's employees' well-being.

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3M welding helmet wins international design award

March 11, 2008

The Speedglas™ SL (super-light) welding helmet and autodarkening filter (ADF) from 3M™, St. Paul, Minn., recently received an international Red Dot Design award. With more than 7,000...

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Automotive Stamper

Cleaning the air, boosting morale

March 11, 2008

An automotive stamping plant located in Plymouth, Mich., recently integrated more welding cells. In an effort to continue with its aggressive stance on employee health, the company integrated RoboVent™ air filtration systems from Great Lakes Air Systems.

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