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Bluff Mfg. buys B&L Structures

July 19, 2010

Bluff Mfg. Inc., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired B&L Structures Inc., a Dallas-based steel manufacturer. The B&L Structures brand will be retained, and production of its products, previously outsourced, will be moved to Bluff's...

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Update on press and press brake safety standards - TheFabricator

Update on press and press brake safety standards

July 15, 2010 | By Jeff Ashcroft

Updates to the ANSI standards are meant to harmonize press and press brake safety standards from all parts of the world. Once accomplished, a manufacturer can feel confident that its plants meet the latest safety standards no matter where those facilities are in the world.

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Safety gate expands panel by panel and rotates - TheFabricator

Safety gate expands panel by panel and rotates

July 12, 2010

Slide-A-Matic from Deken Power is a safety gate composed of a series of interlocking sliding panels that rotate into position and then extend, panel by panel, to a latch post, where the gate is firmly secured. A single gate can close off up to 14 ft., and two gates can be brought together from...

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Stepping it up - TheFabricator

Stepping it up

July 8, 2010 | By Shannon DeCamp

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is stepping up its efforts to enforce regulation compliance. A new agenda calls for more emphasis and resources geared toward enforcement tactics such as increasing inspections, penalties, and fines. Familiarizing yourself with some of OSHAís recent and planned actions will help you to better understand what is happening now and what to expect in the future.

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Dust collector retrofit can be applied to all reverse-pulse-jet baghouses

July 7, 2010

Scientific Dust Collectors has introduced a new retrofit system for existing baghouse dust collectors. The retrofit can be applied to all reverse-pulse-jet baghouses. If the blowpipes can be removed, the company's supersonic nozzles can replace the old cleaning...

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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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