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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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PAPR designed for welding in extreme conditions

May 7, 2014

Optrel Inc., a provider of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets, has introduced the new e3000, a NIOSH-approved, powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) designed for welders working in extreme conditions. Two-channel air distribution inside the helmet presents clean air to both...

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FMA names 2014 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

May 1, 2014

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2014 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in safety....

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AK Tube plants recognized with Safety Award of Merit

April 29, 2014

The Columbus, Ind., and Walbridge, Ohio, plants of AK Tube LLC, a producer of carbon and stainless ERW tubular steel products for the truck and automotive markets, have each received the Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. With a...

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Selling safety

April 28, 2014

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If the attendees at the sixth annual FMA Safety Conference could agree on one thing, it was the fact that a safety-first work environment needs management buy-in to be successful.

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AK Steel's Coshocton Works recognized for outstanding safety performance

April 24, 2014

AK Steel's Coshocton Works in Ohio has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Coshocton County Safety Council and Chamber...

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Protective safety eyewear offers bifocal vision

April 23, 2014

Conqueror® MAG by Gateway Safety is bifocal safety eyewear that provides protection for those who have trouble focusing on small things up-close, such as blueprints, schematics, small parts, equipment settings, and tools. The eyewear features a soft rubber nosepiece and ergonomic, contoured...

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ABB’s PLCs allow zoned safety guarding at Sandviken plant

April 17, 2014

ABB’s new safety PLC has provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold-rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden. The mill is a key part of the production line for precision strip steel at the plant. Safety PLC modules from ABB’s...

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Work gloves feature HPPE fiber blend for comfort

April 8, 2014

Magid offers the new GPD780 HPPE work gloves. The company developed an HPPE blend specifically for the gloves to provide ANSI Cut Level 4 protection, along with breathability and comfort. The gloves also feature NitriX® Grip Technology sandy nitrile palm coating, which channels away oils...

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Respirator upgrade protects workers exposed at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

April 8, 2014

3M has announced the launch of its Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade, a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) system that provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft. The system is designed to compensate for air-density changes that occur...

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Revised ANSI Z136.1 standard promotes safer facilities

April 1, 2014

Updated for the first time in the last seven years, the new American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers is available from the Laser Institute of America, secretariat of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, which develops the laser safety standards. The ANSI Z136.1 standard guides...

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AK Steel's Zanesville Works recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 25, 2014

AK Steel’s Zanesville Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Muskingum County Safety Council and Chamber of...

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Safety eyewear helps eliminate pinch points

March 25, 2014

Gateway Safety’s ultralightweight Luminary® safety eyewear is designed to target the pinch point areas behind the ears and at the bridge of the nose to help increase wearer comfort. The flexible temples self-adjust to accommodate wide or narrow faces, relieving pressure behind the ears. A...

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Attacking welding fume at the source

March 24, 2014

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Fume extraction guns are a viable alternative for collecting harmful welding fumes and particulate right at the source. They can be used in tandem with another source-capture device or with a localized filtration system. Knowing how they work and how to use them will help yield the best results.

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Combustible Dust Strategies - Meeting OSHA Requirements for Your Operation 4-16-14

Date: April-16-2014

Sponsored by Donaldson Torit / Donaldson Co. Inc.

Length: 60:00

Do you own or operate an industrial dust collector? Do you wonder how OSHA's regulations surrounding combustible dust influence your dust collector choice and strategy? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, this informative webinar is for you.

Impact gloves deliver Level 4 cut resistance

March 4, 2014

Magid® Glove & Safety has introduced the T-REX™ TRX540 impact glove with ANSI Level 4 cut resistance and abrasion resistance and ANSI Level 5 puncture resistance. The 13-ga. shell comprises HPPE, polyester, and glass and nylon fiber for dexterity. The proprietary NitriX™ sandy...

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