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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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Bench grinder safety gauge aids OSHA compliance

June 21, 2010

Rockford Systems offers a bench grinder safety gauge for adjusting the tongue and work rest openings on bench grinders to be in compliance with OSHA standards. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215 specifies that work rests must be adjusted close to the wheel with a maximum opening of 0.125 in. to prevent the...

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Autodarkening helmet has 2.5 light state, 10.5 dark state

June 21, 2010

A new addition to the ArcOne® Carrera™ program is the Tradesman® single-shade, autodarkening helmet. It packs a light state of 2.5 with a dark state of 10.5. The racing-style helmet weighs 14 oz. and has the highest level of eye protection, the company...

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Kemper America moves to larger warehouse

June 7, 2010

Kemper America Inc. has relocated to a larger warehouse in Alpharetta, Ga., and added new staff. The company provides central and mobile welding smoke and dust collectors....

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forklift safety

Developing and implementing a successful forklift training program: Six tips

May 25, 2010 | By Kelly Langdon

Have all potential operators in your facility been properly trained in forklift safety? Follow the tips in this article to tailor your training for your specific operation. Your employees and bottom line will thank you.

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Attendees learn about combustible dust hazards at symposium - TheFabricator

Attendees learn about combustible dust hazards at symposium

May 17, 2010

Dantherm Filtration held its first symposium on combustible dust at its Thomasville, N.C., headquarters in March. More than 50 attendees learned about the causes of combustible dust fires and explosions and how to prevent them. They also learned about how NFPA requirements are applied to dust...

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OSHA establishes severe violator program, increased penalties

May 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., in an effort to address urgent safety and health problems facing Americans in the workplace, is implementing a new Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) and increasing civil penalty...

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fume extractor

Don't let your equipment leave you fuming

April 27, 2010 | By Al Hilbert

Stricter hexavalent chromium standards are just one reason to invest in a welding fume extractor. Providing a healthier work environment also can help you protect and retain your skilled workers. What should you consider when selecting an extractor?

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Kimberly-Clark Professional establishes Jackson Safety brand

April 15, 2010

Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., has added Jackson Safety to its roster of global brands. The rebranding effort includes a new product logo that will begin appearing this spring on respiratory, hearing protection, and glove products. As part of a broader branding initiative,...

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Air filtration units offer variety of bolt-on intake options

March 24, 2010

The Module-Air AF-1000 series air filtration units from Tanis Technologies offers a variety of bolt-on intake options, including multidirectional angled intakes, standard straight intakes, hood pans, and curtain enclosures. All options offer standard two-stage filtration, as well as optional spark...

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Safety bumper integrates with existing control system to provide Category 3 system

March 23, 2010

Rockford Systems offers a safety bumper system designed to provide protection from hazardous machine conditions. The industrial-grade, pressure-sensitive, four-wire safety device has a built-in sensor. When a person or object comes in contact with the safety bumper, a signal is sent to stop the...

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Kimberly Clark invites metal manufacturers to enter FAT BOB™ motorcycle sweepstakes

March 8, 2010

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a nationwide promotion inviting metal manufacturing professionals to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2010 Harley-Davidson® DYNA® FAT BOB™ motorcycle. The promotion is called Stand Up For American Iron. Learn more by visiting...

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Small footprint dust, fume collection system available in units up to 10,000 CFM

March 5, 2010

The Torit® PowerCore® TG series from Donaldson Co. Inc. is designed for the collection of dust generated in thermal processes, such as welding, laser cutting, plasma cutting, and thermal spray application. It has a footprint that is up to 65 percent smaller than most cartridge collectors...

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foreign body eye injury

Heading off health hazards

March 1, 2010 | By Derek Baker

Each year more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work equating to more than 2,000 eye injuries each day. About 90 percent of which could have been prevented if proper eye protection were used. Safe work practices, along with properly selected and worn PPE can help reduce many of these potential health hazards and help you to make sure you don't become a statistic.

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Redesigned safety glasses come in eight different configurations

February 8, 2010

ArcOne's® redesigned 5000 Series safety glasses combine style and comfort in a lightweight frame. The 5000 series comes in eight different configurations including IR3 and IR5 for cutting, and polarized for outdoor activities. Outdoor mirrored versions are available in ice blue, red Revo, and...

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Hard hat respiratory system retrofits to welding helmets

February 8, 2010

ArcOne's® new Clean-Air Flow™ respiratory system with hard hat is the first of its kind allowing welders to retrofit any ArcOne welding helmet into a hard hat respiratory system, the company says. Available in different configurations, the system has been developed from the ground-up...

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