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Covers protect against hot chips, weld spatter

April 12, 2005

CQM Inc.'s spatter barrier, bellows, and way covers with metal plates are designed to protect against extremely hot chips and weld spatter that might damage traditional fabric covers.Mounting...

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NIOSH Web page addresses demanding work schedules

April 12, 2005

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently unveiled a new Web topic page titled "Work Schedules: Shift Work and Long Work Hours."  The page contains links to...

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Addressing behavior-based safety issues

April 11, 2005

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Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared in the Jan./Feb. issue of Connections, FMA's member newsletter.

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Dust collectors designed for open-area use

March 8, 2005

Donaldson® Torit® has introduced the Downflo® WorkStations (DWS) dust collectors, designed for in-plant areas where dirty and noisy operations are out in the open.The modular,...

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OSHA Recordkeeping Handbookavailable online

March 8, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made its Recordkeeping Handbookavailable online.The handbook combines information from the agency's recordkeeping rule, the recordkeeping...

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Bobcat plant recognized for safety, health excellence

March 8, 2005

The U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recognized the Bobcat Co. for excellence in occupational safety and health. The company was designated a "Merit" site on...

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Airplane parts manufacturer faces OSHA fines

March 8, 2005

Smiths Aerospace Components faces $116,000 in fines from the U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety and health hazards at its 255 Sheldon Rd. plant in...

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ALSCO wins 2004 NCCA Safety Award

March 8, 2005

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has presented its 2004 Best Safety Practices Award to ALSCO Metals Corp. of Roxboro, N.C. The award was announced at NCCA's Fall Technical Meeting in...

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

March 8, 2005

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a musculoskeletal disorder, is the compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which can cause numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. CTS affects both white- and blue-collar workers.How CTS OccursEight bones in the wrist, called...

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Light curtain controllers come in IP65-rated, lockable metal enclosure

February 8, 2005

Scientific Technologies Inc.'s LCM-100 series light curtain controllers come in a lockable metal enclosure that carries an environmental rating of NEMA 4, 12 (IP65).The controllers are protected from...

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System prevents finger injury on spot welders

February 8, 2005

Unitrol Electronics Inc. has introduced Soft Touch, a passive process to its Solution series controls designed to protect fingers from electrode pinch points on spot welding machines.The system lets...

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Hearing protection device reduces noise across all frequencies

February 8, 2005

SensGard Sensory Protection Solutions LLC has purchased the patent for the Zwislocki Ear Muffler (ZEM) that deadens excessive noise across all frequencies. Syracuse University's Jozef John Zwislocki,...

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SPFA honors safety excellence, achievement award winners

February 8, 2005

The Steel Plate Fabricators Association, a division of STI/SPFA, has announced its Safety Award of Excellence and Safety Award of Achievement awards for 2003-2004. The awards are presented annually by...

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OSHA offers Hispanic outreach Web tool

February 8, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled a new Hispanic Outreach Module for its Compliance Assistance Quick Start Web tool, the agency's Web-based tool that provides a...

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OSHA supports National Response Plan

February 8, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its support for the National Response Plan unveiled Jan. 6 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes a new...

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