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 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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Ball Metal Beverage Container Group recognized by OSHA

July 12, 2005

The Ball Metal Beverage Container Group has been recognized by the U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) site for excellence...

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Automotive parts plant fined for recordkeeping violations

July 12, 2005

Automotive parts manufacturer Delphi Thermal & Interior, Lockport, N.Y., has received $42,000 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for...

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Alliance protects workers restoring Old Ironsides

July 12, 2005

Enhancing workplace safety for the workers who repair and restore the U.S.'s oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is the goal of a newly signed alliance between the U.S....

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Changing workplace raises safety and health questions

July 12, 2005

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The current economy has altered the organization of work. This article discusses the changes and their impact on the work force in terms of job safety and health.

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The most important welding lesson

July 12, 2005

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Relating personal experiences, welding professional and instructor Marty Rice discusses welding hazards and stresses the importance of learning and following all welding safety practices.

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Overall employment up; manufacturing continues to decline

July 8, 2005

Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 in June, and the unemployment rate continued to trend down, reaching 5.0 percent—the lowest in almost four years—the Bureau of Labor Statistics of...

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Lotion forms skin-protecting barrier

June 14, 2005

Gloves In A Bottle lotion is designed to turn the skin's outer layer into an invisible pair of gloves, forming a barrier to keep moisture-robbing irritants out while retaining the skin's natural...

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Glove relieves CTS symptoms

June 14, 2005

TherAid Mfg.'s Carpal Glove Orthosis II is designed to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to prevent the condition in workers not yet suffering from CTS.The noncumbersome gloves...

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