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Omron to acquire Adept Technology

September 16, 2015

Omron Corp., based in Kyoto, Japan, a provider of core sensing and control technology, has announced plans to acquire Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile robot systems. Omron plans to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of...

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OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

September 3, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and compiled product inquiries and web page...

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Bunzl Distribution acquires Steiner Industries

August 31, 2015

Bunzl Distribution, a St. Louis-based nonperishable goods supplier, has acquired Steiner Industries Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer and wholesaler of personal protection equipment (PPE) for U.S. industrial distributors supplying the welding and industrial sectors. This is Bunzl’s third...

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Aug. 20 webinar to focus on robot safety

August 11, 2015

Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on Aug. 20 that will describe advanced concepts in robotic safety. Presented by Pat Davison, director of standards development for RIA, the webinar will review the latest RIA 15.06 standard and describe its enhancements. The flexibility and...

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OSHA proposal would lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections

August 6, 2015

The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by OSHA. Currently OSHA’s eight-hour permissible exposure...

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Palm dip glove offers ANSI cut level 5 protection

July 14, 2015

Wells Lamont Industrial has introduced an ANSI cut level 5 palm dip glove with the FlexTech™ Y9216. It offers protection for applications such as metal fabrication, metal handling, metal stamping, automotive manufacturing, recycling and salvage, and HVAC. The palm is dipped in a sandy nitrile...

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Kemper launches website

July 1, 2015

Kemper GmbH, a manufacturer of extraction and filter systems for the metal processing industry based in Vreden, Germany, has launched an information platform at Targeted to welders and their employers, the website focuses on hazards that exist in welding and how to prevent...

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Walter Surface Technologies meets GHS compliancy in U.S., Mexico

June 23, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has announced that its chemical products, including its Bio-Circle environmental solutions line, are compliant with OSHA’s Global Harmonized System (GHS) in the U.S. and Mexico. GHS legislation, created by the United Nations, is a standardization of...

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Fabricated Products Inc. reaches 1.5 million safe hours

June 19, 2015

Fabricated Products Inc. (FPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Doe Run Co., has achieved 1.5 million hours without a lost-time accident. This milestone, reached in May 2015, represents more than 16 years of safe work at its Casa Grande, Ariz., facility and 10 years of safe work at its Vancouver,...

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Ergodyne to host 18th annual golf tournament to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

June 18, 2015

Safety products provider Ergodyne, St. Paul, Minn., will host its 18th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn., on July 20, 2015. This fundraiser brings together manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from all over the...

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Woven Wire Products Association promotes diamond mesh manufacturers

June 15, 2015

The Woven Wire Products Association (WWPA) represents manufacturers of diamond woven wire mesh products for security and safety guarding purposes in institutional, industrial, and architectural applications, as well as associate firms that supply materials and services to those manufacturers....

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KMF receives safety award for seven-year record

June 15, 2015

Fort Smith, Ark.-based KMF Metal Fabrication has been recognized for seven years without a lost day because of work-related accident or illness. The company employs 61 people. The custom metal fabrication shop handles production of high-volume part runs, as well as one-off custom parts and...

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Magid completes 700,000-sq.-ft. facility in Illinois

June 8, 2015

Magid, a manufacturer and supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), has completed a 700,000-sq.-ft. global headquarters in Romeoville, Ill. The family-owned company moves to the new location after being based in Chicago for nearly 70 years. The facility consolidates corporate offices,...

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Machine Safety Management wins ASSE Award for Innovation

June 4, 2015

Machine Safety Management Corp. (MSM), Minneapolis, has announced that it is the recipient of the 2015 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The company received the honor in recognition of its Machine Safety Management...

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