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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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Flashback arrester designed for medium gas consumption requirements

October 13, 2009

Witt-Gastechnik offers 85-20, a flashback arrester for medium gas consumption requirements in gas welding, cutting, and burning applications. It delivers up to 1,589 SCFH for acetylene and other oxyfuel gases.The arrester measures about 5.1 in. long and 2.4 in. in diameter. Two versions are...

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Door interlock allows exit even when door is locked

October 13, 2009

Fortress Interlocks' DM-I door interlock features an internal release mechanism that allows exit from a dangerous area, even when the door is locked.The unit is mounted on the outside of the guard, allowing normal entry and exit using a Fortress key. It is fitted to the doorpost and allows...

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Ace Industrial Products names sales representative

October 13, 2009

Ace Industrial Products, a manufacturer of welding fume extraction equipment in St. Louis, has appointed Derek Milner of Milner & Martin Associates as its manufacturer sales representative for the northeastern U.S.Milner has more than 24 years of professional experience in the welding, safety, and...

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OSHA issues final rule updating PPE standards

October 13, 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards concerning...

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Wintriss Controls agrees to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls

October 5, 2009

Wintriss Controls Group LLC has agreed to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls led by the current management team of Mark Hatch, Dick LaBelle, Andy Baker, Ashok Bhide and Dawn Whelpley. The transaction is expected to close on October 13, 2009. Wintriss Controls will continue to develop and...

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Ventilators designed for confined-space applications

September 9, 2009

Americ's ventilators are designed for most confined-space applications from individual cooling to hazardous space atmospheres.Manufactured of durable, high-density-polyethylene plastic, the VAF-Series is portable and lightweight. It features centrally located handles that allow fo balanced...

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Storage, dispensing system designed for corrosive chemicals, abrasive fluids

September 9, 2009

The IFH Group now offers a Special Product Package version of its fluid storage and dispensing system for lubricant storage.The package is designed for applications involving corrosive chemicals and other abrasive fluids that require special handling for safety and efficiency. The standard PVC...

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Foot switch for variable-speed motor drives meets IP56 specs

August 11, 2009

The Linemaster Hercules potentiometer foot switch was designed for use with variable-speed motor drives and is available in select 2-W linear values. It features a cast-iron housing, and most models are offered with a cast aluminum shield in sizes designed to accommodate the standard shoe size or...

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Cequent Performance Products plant logs one million hours without lost work day injury

July 20, 2009

TriMas Corp., a diversified manufacturer of engineered and applied products, today announced that its Cequent Performance Products manufacturing plant in Goshen, Ind., has passed the one millionth-hour mark without having an injury that resulted in a lost work day. This accomplishment represents...

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Cut-resistant gloves available in 24 styles

July 14, 2009

Showa Best Glove offers more than 24 styles of cut-resistant hand and arm protection, including Best's Zorb-IT®, T-Flex®, D-Flex®, and Nitty Gritty®gloves and Showa's Atlas® and high-performance lines. Choices include a number of DuPont Kevlar® glove models with a variety of...

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Farr APC appoints thermal spray market manager

July 14, 2009

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has appointed Scott R. Goodspeed to the newly created position of thermal spray market manager.Goodspeed has 36 years of sales, managerial, and technical experience in the thermal spray...

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Recessions and industrial safety—enemies? - TheFabricator.com

Recessions and industrial safety—enemies?

July 14, 2009 | By Kelly Langdon

As you steer your company through the recession, remember that at the end of the day, it really is all about the people. Making safety a priority, especially in tough times, can boost employee morale and increase productivity. A behavioral approach to safety that stresses positive reinforcement can achieve long-lasting safety goals.

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Venting on the subject of clean shop air

June 29, 2009 | By Pat Gilmour

A shop owner should want the best ventilating technology for its thermal cutting operations. It keeps employees safe and protects the company from potential liability situations. With that in mind, the feature poses five questions that every shop should ask itself about its ventilating efforts as it regards thermal cutting operations.

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Grip provides hand protection for operators who hold stamps

June 9, 2009

Durable Mecco's Safety First stamp grip acts as an extension of the hand stamp, providing hand protection for operators who prefer to hold stamps.The grip is molded from urethane, and the striking anvil is made from heat-treated shock steel. The grip provides a sturdy 4-in.-dia. shield to help...

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Slim, expandable light curtain guards multiple sides of machine with one pair of cables

June 9, 2009

Honeywell Wintriss has introduced Shadow® 8, a slim, expandable safety light curtain for such applications as metal stamping and forming. It can be used to guard multiple sides of a machine with only one pair of cables connected to a Wintriss clutch/brake control (WPC) or to an optional Shadow...

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