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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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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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Contact mat shuts down machines

June 14, 2005

ASN Safety Solutions' ASK safety contact mat is designed to safeguard hazardous areas in which working machinery can present a potential danger by stopping machinery.Pressure on the mat triggers a...

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OSHA fines foundry following fatal accident investigation

June 14, 2005

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited United States Pipe and Foundry Co. and proposed penalties totaling $71,000 following inspections at the...

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Company fined for improper welding protection

June 14, 2005

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Lee Mechanical Contractors Inc., Park Hills, Mo., for allegedly failing to ensure appropriate protective...

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J.J. Keller accepting international orders online

June 14, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. now has the capability to accept international orders on its Web site.During the ordering process, a drop-down box allows the customer to choose "bill to" and "ship to"...

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How sleep deprivation affects work performance

June 14, 2005

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2003 the average U.S. male slept 8.48 hours in a 24-hour period. The average U.S. female slept 8.65 hours. While both averages surpass the recommended eight hours for adults, recent studies indicate that the vast majority of...

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System integrates safety interlocks, machine controls

May 10, 2005

Fortress Interlocks has developed eGard, a compact, lightweight system that enables modules, including both mechanical trapped key interlocks and electrical safety gate switch interlocks, and simple...

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Back safety program available on video

May 10, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates' new video-based training program entitled "Back Safety: A User's Guide" is designed to teach employees how to protect their backs on and off the job.The video teaches...

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Metals manufacturing plant faces OSHA fines

May 10, 2005

An Attleboro, Mass., metals manufacturing plant faces $89,100 in fines from the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following an Oct. 10, 2004, accident in...

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ASN Safety Solutions opens new office

May 10, 2005

ASN Safety Solutions has announced the opening of its new Rockaway, N.J., corporate office and production facility. The company manufactures safety mats, safety contact edges, and safety bumpers.

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J.J. Keller receives international video award

May 10, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. recently received a bronze world medal in the New York Festivals (NYF) 2005 International Film and Video Competition for its video-based training program, "Forklift...

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