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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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Book addresses confined spaces safety

November 9, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) online bookstore offers the Complete Confined Spaces Handbook.The book is designed to aid the development of confined space programs. It...

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Specialty application earmuffs introduced

November 9, 2004

Bilsom® has introduced earmuffs to meet a variety of specialty applications. The Thunder®, Leightning®, and Clarity™ series earmuffs now can mount directly on hard hats or fold away...

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OSHA proposes revised rule on hexavalent chromium

November 9, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium (CrVI) in the October...

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OSHA cites metal container manufacturer

November 9, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations and proposed $114,300 in penalties to Durable Inc., a Wheeling Ill.-based metal container...

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OSHA Web page focuses on workplace substance abuse

November 9, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted a Web page that provides information on programs and approaches to help foster drug-free workplaces.The Workplace Substance Abuse...

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Survivair, Willson consolidate respirator lines

November 9, 2004

Survivair® and Willson®, divisions of Bacou-Dalloz™, have announced the consolidation of their respirator lines in the Americas.Reusable respirators now will be offered under only the...

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Pay Attention! To safety

November 9, 2004

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Boredom may not appear to be a significant obstacle to a safe workplace, but the problem is that boredom usually translates into poor retention and learning. Workers who are bored by the safety training programs don't learn as well as those who find their training programs interesting and exciting. Failure to retain safety education material can make all the difference on the shop floor or out at the job site.

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Having a safe office party

November 8, 2004

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Editor's Note: Originally published on December 11, 2003.It's that time of year when companies celebrate the holidays. Whether the celebration involves a lavish holiday party held off-site or a casual get-together in the office, both party organizers and attendees should follow safe practices, not...

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Face shield protects during grinding, cutting, brazing

October 12, 2004

The new DP4 face shield from Sellstrom Mfg. Co. combines a clear window with a flip-down shade 5 IR window and provides uninterrupted protection for grinding, cutting, and brazing.Other available...

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Safety light curtain designed for automated material transport areas

October 12, 2004

SICK Inc. has introduced its C 4000 entry/exit safety light curtain for advanced safety applications. It is designed for use in areas where material is automatically transported into a hazardous zone...

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Safety, health bulletin focuses on fall protection

October 12, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a safety and health information bulletin to prevent fatal accidents and injuries for workers using wire form anchorage connectors...

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New workplace fatality data released

October 12, 2004

Commenting on workplace fatality data released Sept. 22, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health John Henshaw said, "American workers remain safer than they were just a...

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NIOSH DVD focuses on preventing workplace violence

October 12, 2004

A new training and educational DVD from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides employers, employees, safety professionals, and others with recommendations and...

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Welding hazards affect nonwelders too

October 12, 2004

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Although a fully clad welder can appear somewhat overdressed, each piece of protective clothing is necessary to ensure personal safety. Welders who shun safety equipment often have scars or health problems as reminders of shortcuts they took.

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Preventing welding-related fires

October 12, 2004

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Before welding, professional and hobbyist welders must be knowledgeable about potential fire hazards and safe practices. They also must examine the work area and adjacent areas, welding equipment, and consumables for hazards and take appropriate measures to ensure safety.

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