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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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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LIA announces biennial conference

November 8, 2005

The Laser Institute of America has announced the 8th biennial International Laser Safety Conference will be held March 19-22, 2007, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in San Francisco.The four-day...

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Taking one step at a time

November 8, 2005

Automotive parts manufacturer Pridgeon & Clay was looking for a way to manage the growth it was forecasting. The company decided to buy several robotic welding workcells and modular air filtration systems so it could rearrange the facility's layout and give the company the opportunity to buy one piece of equipment at a time.

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Safety Bingo

November 8, 2005

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An effective safety awareness program keeps safety uppermost in employees' minds, reduces accidents, and has a positive impact on the bottom line. This article describes one company's program that's both effective and fun. It might be just what you need to help improve your company's safety record and bottom line

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Auto-darkening welding shields let user select sensitivity

October 11, 2005

3M has introduced its WS series of welding shields for protection against eye injuries caused by arc welding, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.The WS-320/37154 for SMAW, GMAW/MAG, and GTAW...

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Safety controller has enhanced functions, flexibility

October 11, 2005

SICK Inc. has introduced its UE 100 series safety controllers, which include the UE 440 and 470.The UE 440 is a configurable safety controller for comprehensive implementation of safety applications...

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Bacou-Dalloz launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, Smithfield, R.I., has launched a new Web site combining the informational assets of both Howard Leight® and Bilsom® brands.The new site features complete...

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OSHA, LIA form alliance

October 11, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Laser Institute of America have formed an alliance that focuses on providing access to training resources to help protect worker safety...

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Don't let your health go up in smoke

October 11, 2005

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Although the health effects of welding exposures often are difficult to predict, components of welding fumes have a range of toxicities that, under the right conditions, can affect many parts of the body adversely. Knowing what situations and welding process components can negatively impact your health is the first step toward learning how to protect yourself from those health hazards.

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