Safety

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.

Filter Content

Magid announces recent award wins

November 2, 2015

Magid®, a manufacturer of safety products and personal protective equipment in Romeoville, Ill., has been recognized for new-product innovation for the third time in the ASSE Safety Attendee Choice and ISHN Reader’s Choice Awards. Its products won the following awards: D-ROC® high-visibility...

Continue Reading

How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

Date: October 29, 2015

Sponsored by RoboVent

Length: 58:14

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 4

Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

Light curtain designed for applications that don’t require blanking, muting

November 2, 2015

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced the F3SG-RE global safety light curtain designed for machine guarding operations that do not require blanking or muting capabilities. The unit provides simple on/off detection for straightforward applications. Finger- and hand-protection models are...

Continue Reading

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employer-reported workplace injury, illness results

October 30, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the results of its "Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)," which show that private industry employers reported nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. The rate reported for 2014 continues a pattern of decline...

Continue Reading

Autodarkening filter provides natural-looking color for welders

October 29, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Speedglas™ autodarkening filter (ADF) kit 9100XXi. The optics provide detail, contrast, and natural-looking color for welders. An external grinding feature enables welders to switch into a grinding mode. They can access two preset welding modes by pushing the external...

Continue Reading

Marlin Steel keeps factory floor safe for more than 2,500 days

October 28, 2015

Custom steel form manufacturing company Marlin Steel, Baltimore, Md., has announced it has exceeded 2,504 consecutive days of operation without a lost-time safety incident occurring on the factory floor. This announcement follows an OSHA SHARP safety designation for the company just a few months...

Continue Reading

Guide helps companies assess facility safety

October 26, 2015

Visual Workplace Inc. offers “Visual Management Techniques to Define Organized, Productive, Safe Territories and Work Areas,” a free, downloadable PDF to help employers assess their facilities and create a safe workplace using visual management techniques. The guide discusses personal...

Continue Reading

Victaulic receives International Business Award for foundry protective apparel

October 26, 2015

Easton, Pa.-based Victaulic, a provider of mechanical pipe joining technology, has been recognized by the International Business Awards with an International Silver Stevie® award for Best New Product of the Year – Industrial Products for its foundry worker safety coat. After years of...

Continue Reading

Know your press brake safeguarding options

October 26, 2015

Press brake users should know how to work with their machine safely, and part of this is knowing what safeguards are available, and what each can and cannot do.

Continue Reading

Cut-resistant gloves designed to provide thermal protection in cold weather

October 21, 2015

Magid® has expanded its line of work gloves to include thermal protection for cold weather conditions, paired with cut resistance to protect workers against sharp materials. ROC® and D-ROC® cut-resistant, thermal, coated styles are available in black to hide dirt and grime or bright colors...

Continue Reading

Autodarkening helmet offers brightest view in light state

October 19, 2015

The vegaview2.5 autodarkening welding helmet from optrel inc. offers the brightest view in light state with a shade level 2.5, says the company. Shade level 2.5 offers welders a 400 percent brighter view of their environment than a typical shade level 4 in light state, according to the...

Continue Reading

Analyzing the near miss

October 15, 2015

By:

If a company doesn’t record its near misses, it’s missing a wealth of predictive information that could help prevent serious safety problems. For this reason, employees should be trained to identify near misses, and reporting these instances should be as quick and simple as possible.

Continue Reading

MSCI sponsors National Safety Council’s Journey to Safety Excellence campaign

October 13, 2015

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced it will sponsor the Journey to Safety Excellence campaign of the National Safety Council as one part of a broader program effort to elevate the importance of safety in the metals industry. More than 10 workers die...

Continue Reading

Safety signs come in variety of styles, materials

October 13, 2015

Visual Workplace Inc. offers premade and custom high-impact safety signs to help communicate standards and process changes, standardize workflow, reduce injury/danger, correct abnormal situations, and sustain lean operations. Signs are available in a variety of materials depending on the...

Continue Reading

Software system simplifies PPE management

October 6, 2015

3M has developed Active Safety, a PPE management software system. The software is designed to help environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals reduce the time they spend on paperwork, access data when and where they need it, and identify trends. The system uses RFID tags and...

Continue Reading