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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OSHA offers shipyard safety e-tool

September 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers an e-tool describing common shipyard work hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process.The e-tool...

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NIOSH investigates metal exposure

September 13, 2005

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a 28-page report documenting a health hazard evaluation (HHE) of metal exposure at the OmniSource Corp., Lima,...

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FMA/CNA Safety Award winners announced

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and CNA Safety Committee recently presented awards to FMA and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), member companies that made...

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Shipyard work safety —

September 13, 2005

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Shipyard work is among the most hazardous occupations. Researching possible dangers and following standards and recommended guidelines can reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent OSHA fines.

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Metal spinner takes on OSHA

August 9, 2005

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On May 10 Jerrold Dodd was not spinning a yarn about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The general manager and chief operating officer of a spinning company warned a congressional subcommittee about OSHA's aggressive action against his small company.

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Key modules enhance machine access safety

August 9, 2005

Fortress Interlocks offers access key and safety key modules for its AmGard modular safety gate switches. The safety key module enables an operator to retain the machine activation key while entering...

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Safeguarding system designed for hydraulic press brakes

August 9, 2005

The LazerSafe LZS-003 Safeguarding System from Scientific Technologies Inc. (STI) has been developed exclusively for hydraulic press brakes.The system uses a flat laser light band that continuously...

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Coins promote safety

August 9, 2005

Custom coins from Osborne Coinage can be used in safety programs.Employees who follow safety guidelines can be rewarded with coins that later can be traded in for prizes. Besides motivating individual...

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LIA announces safety events

August 9, 2005

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has announced its safety training courses for the remainder of 2005. The schedule includes the following courses:Laser Safety Officer...

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Louisiana shipyards under OSHA scrutiny

August 9, 2005

Bollinger Gulf Repair, New Orleans, and Kody Marine Inc., Harvey, La., have been fined $65,000 and $45,300 respectively by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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OSHA fines washer, dryer manufacturer

August 9, 2005

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Maytag Searcy Laundry Products in Searcy, Ark., and proposed penalties totaling $67,500 for failing to...

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Orchid Intl. facility reaches safety milestone

August 9, 2005

On May 14, Orchid Intl.'s Gordonsville, Tenn., assembly facility celebrated achieving one year of operation without a lost-time accident by providing cookouts for all three shifts.Feeling that there...

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Grabber cups protect against metal cuts and scrapes

July 12, 2005

Vi-Cas Mfg. has introduced a line of grabber cups designed to protect users from cuts and scrapes when handling sheet metal.The grabbers are available in diameters up to 4.75 in. with a 25-lb. lifting...

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System protects plasma torches from collision

July 12, 2005

MG Systems and Welding’s SureStop magnetic torch collision sensor system is designed to hold plasma torches rigidly in place and protect them from collision damage that results from programming...

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Alabama equipment manufacturer cited for safety hazards

July 12, 2005

The U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited PSI Sales Inc., a wood handling equipment manufacturer, for exposing workers to safety hazards at its Theodore,...

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