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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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Welding protection products to be rated by new standard

August 10, 2004

FM Approvals a testing laboratory has introduced Approval Standard 4950, "Welding Pads, Welding Blankets, and Welding Curtains for Hot Work Operations." The standard was developed following a...

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OSHA-compliant safety training now available in Spanish

August 10, 2004

Webnettraining, a provider of Web-based, online OSHA-compliant safety and health training, has begun converting programs and tests to Spanish. Participants now will be able to choose to view programs...

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OSHA requests input on employer payment for PPE record

August 10, 2004

On March 31, 1999, OSHA issued a proposed rule to require employers to pay for all personal protective equipment (PPE) (with a few specific exceptions) used by their employees. Public comments were...

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Ohio firm fined for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts

August 10, 2004

Norse Dairy Systems, a division of Interbake Foods Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, is facing $122,000 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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OSHA forms alliance with steel group

August 10, 2004

Enhancing worker safety and health in the nation's steel industry and downstream manufacturers is the focus of a new Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and three...

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Safety and health bulletin focuses on pipeline safety

August 10, 2004

Preventing fatal accidents or injuries for workers involved in dewatering pipelines is the subject of a new Safety and Health Information Bulletin issued by the Occupational Safety and Health...

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Infrared thermography—its role in maintenance and loss prevention

August 10, 2004

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Unexpected production interruption is intolerable in today's business environment, in which little time or money is available for taking chances. Sophisticated production processes, just-in-time delivery, and increased productivity demands require using every tool available to prevent disrupting...

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Earmuffs filter harmful noise, allow voices and alarms to be heard

July 13, 2004

Bilsom, part of the Bacou-Dalloz™ Hearing Safety Group, has introduced a new, improved version of its Clarity™ line of earmuffs. The earmuffs feature patented uniform attenuation...

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Dust collection system is self-cleaning

July 13, 2004

United Air Specialists Inc., a Clarcor Company, has introduced a new, compact, versatile collector that the company says can handle almost any manufacturing dust. Model BDC is a self-cleaning,...

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Bacou-Dalloz appoints new CEO

July 13, 2004

Henri-Dominique Petit assumed the CEO position at Bacou-Dalloz June 7. He also became a company director at the company's May shareholders' meeting.Petit has a master's degree in engineering from the...

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Industry leader calls for new approach to hearing protection

July 13, 2004

Citing a National Health Interview Survey that shows hearing problems among individuals aged 45-64 are up 26 percent over the past 30 years and calling for a new approach by safety professionals, Bill...

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In-running nip point hazards

July 13, 2004

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In-running nip points are frequent sites of injuries from machinery. Nip points exist where material enters a gradually narrowing opening, for example, pulling rolls, and the material is strong enough to pull body parts, such as fingers, hands, arms, and hair, into the pinch point.U.S. Department...

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Gloves offer improved chemical, liquid resistance

June 8, 2004

Perfect Fit Glove, a Bacou-Dalloz Company, has introduced the PowerCoat™ line of general-purpose PVC, nitrile, neoprene, and natural latex liquidproof, chemical-resistant gloves. The flexible...

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Autodarkening helmet has 30 percent larger window, improved out-of-position welding

June 8, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s Big Window Elite™ autodarkening helmets feature a 30 percent larger lens window than the company’s standard helmets and four independent arc sensors. The...

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Industrial fan comes with four mounting options

June 8, 2004

Airmaster® Fan Co. offers the 4-IN-1 Direct Drive Mancooler® with four mounting options shipped in one box. Included with the fan is the chain hanging mount, the ceiling mount, the wall mount,...

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