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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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Written safety plans help reduce OSHA inspection fears

February 8, 2005

According to Business and Legal Reports Inc. (BLR), one of the best ways to stay smiling when an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officer arrives at your business is to...

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Safety faux pas

February 8, 2005

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Figure 1 No Triggering Device Protection In the more than 25 years that I've been in the precision sheet metal trade, I have seen many examples of safety faux pas. Most were mistakes and oversights committed because of inattentiveness, lack of training, and inexperience. However,...

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Safety light curtains now available with 14-mm resolution

January 11, 2005

Scientific Technologies Inc. has added a 14-mm resolution version to its MegaSafe® MG4600 line of safety light curtains, which now offers detection capabilities from 14-mm finger detection to...

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Spill recovery kit simplifies liquid cleanup, transfer

January 11, 2005

Exair's model 6901 Spill Recovery Kit, when used with the stainless steel Reversible Drum Vac, simplifies spill cleanup and liquid transfer.The kit connects directly to any closed-head 55- or 30-gal....

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Antifatigue mats available in super-sized, wood-grained models

January 11, 2005

Wearwell® offers a line of antifatigue mats.The ErgoDeck™ is a super-sized modular tile. The ErgOasis™ has a wood-grain surface. Several models are made with CFR, a mineral...

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OSHA alliance focuses on machine automation industry

January 11, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed a national alliance Nov. 29 with the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) to advance safety and health for workers in the...

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J.J. Keller introduces newsletter for line supervisors

January 11, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has introduced "Supervisor Safety Alert," a monthly newsletter designed to help supervisors understand their role in improving worker safety awareness and holding...

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Audiologist joins Bacou-Dalloz

January 11, 2005

Brad K. Witt, an experienced audiologist well-known in occupational audiology and hearing conservation circles, has joined the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group as audiology and regulatory affairs...

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Safety professionals advised to use e-learning

January 11, 2005

Speaking at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety Training Symposium & Expo, e-learning expert Dr. Brandon Hall encouraged safety experts to use e-learning as a means to train...

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Tackling the costs of employer-provided health care

January 11, 2005

Editor's Note: This article is adapted from "Health Care Costs: Where Do We Go From Here?" presented by Neil Trautwein, assistant vice president, human resources policy, with the National Association of Manufacturers, at the association's Future of Manufacturing Forum July 21, 2004.

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Gloves are heat-, cut-, and abrasion-resistant

December 7, 2004

Perfect Fit Glove has developed the Carbtex® glove line suitable for welders and automobile manufacturers.Carbtex fiber consists of a proprietary thermoplastic core inside an oxidized outer shell...

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Torch tip kits provide double safety protection

December 7, 2004

Smith Equipment offers a line of Dual Guard™ cutting, welding, and heating outfits. The Dual Guard torch provides double safety protection with an in-head flash arrester and in-tip gas mixing...

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Guide focuses on power press safety

December 7, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Store offers the Power Press Safety Manual, which focuses on power press safety, setup, training, and maintenance safety.Other topics include ergonomics,...

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DOL renews partnership to protect Hispanic workers

December 7, 2004

First created in July 2001, the partnership formalizes a shared commitment by the DOL and the Consulate to educate Hispanics and immigrant workers about their rights and responsibilities in the work...

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Steel and crane company cited for safety violations

December 7, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a serious citation to Kaverit Steel and Crane, Edmonton, Alb., following the death of one of its employees...

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