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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Keep on truckin'

August 8, 2006

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Lack of safe operating procedures and safety rule enforcement, as well as insufficient or inadequate training, lead to tens of thousands of injuries each year. Safe forklift practices through proper use, adequate maintenance, sufficient clearing for travel, and correct load stability are the best way to prevent these injuries.

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A breath of fresh air

August 8, 2006

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Two standard laser assist gases are oxygen and nitrogen. However, a third gas — shop air — has become a viable alternative.

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Dust, smoke collector gathers medium- to fine-grain dust

July 11, 2006

Dustvent Inc. has introduced the V series of dust and smoke collectors that gather smoke and medium- to fine-grain dust.The units collect the pollutants in a first-stage filter and recirculate the...

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Protective screen improved

July 11, 2006

Wilson Industries has introduced an improved version of its Stur-D-Screen protective screen.The unit features scratch-resistant paint and a redesigned bracket for self-strengthening capability. A...

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Light-duty floor stand facilitates light curtain mounting

July 11, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc. has developed a light-duty floor stand designed for mounting the company's line of light curtains as well as the PA4600 perimeter access guarding device.The stand is...

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Control risk with lockout/tagout

July 11, 2006

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Lock-out/tag-out procedures are critical when you're dealing with equipment or machines powered by electricity, steam, hydraulics, gas, compressed air, or a combination of sources.

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Keyswitch module enhances safety gate switches

June 13, 2006

Fortress Interlocks has introduced an option pod with keyswitch for its amGard modular safety gate switches, which helps to ensure that an operator can enter a hazardous area only when it is safe.The...

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Perimeter guard provides four-sided protection

June 13, 2006

Sick Inc. offers the M4000 Advanced safeguarding system for point-of-entry applications for access protection to conveyor systems, palletizing equipment, and robotic workcells.Using corner mirrors...

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Saving money by spending on safety

June 13, 2006

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Although the upfront costs of installing machine safeguards can be expensive, it is far more expensive to put your company at risk for employee injury and the resulting medical expenses, lost production, fines, and lawsuits.

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Safety goggles offer splash, impact

May 9, 2006

Safety goggles from ArcOne offer splash and impact protection and are available in IR-5 and IR-3 protection or clear and smoke lens finishes.The foam lining with adjustable strap provides a snug,...

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Software assesses, manages vibration exposure

May 9, 2006

The HVManager™ human vibration meter software from Larson Davis assesses and manages vibration exposure. It is designed to provide instant tool assessments to all new standards, including the...

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Stop pickin' up bad vibrations

May 9, 2006

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Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), vibration white-finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome are all side effects of vibration overexposure, which can occur through using grinders often. Find out how to prevent these effects and reduce your overexposure to vibrations from using grinders and other power tools.

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OSHA's new hexavalent chromium standard

May 9, 2006

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Changes are necessary to make sure your welding operation is compliant with OSHA's new permissible exposure limit for hexavalent chromium.

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Emergency response—A critical component of workplace safety

May 9, 2006

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Accidents and injuries can occur in all workplaces. Having a well-thought-out emergency response plan and properly organized and trained team can help minimize trauma and damage. This article discusses one company's emergency response program and gives an example of its effectiveness.

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FMA/TPA announce 2005 Safety Award winners

April 17, 2006

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® have announced the 2005 Safety Award winners. The following member companies have achieved...

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