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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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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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Improved earplugs more comfortable, easier to insert

September 14, 2004

Howard Leight® Industries has introduced an improved version of its MAX® earplug designed to be easier to insert and more comfortable to wear while providing an NRR of 33 dB.The new version is...

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Book explains equipment safeguards

September 14, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA), offers Safeguarding Concepts Illustrated, 7th edition, by the National Safety Council.Described as a must-have manual for any job...

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Bifocal safety glasses combine style, protection, magnification

September 14, 2004

Wizard Industries has released the Safety Sport Specs, which combine a sporting look, comfort, protection, and a built-in bifocal reading segment.The ANSI Z87.1-2003-compliant glasses offer full...

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ASHI, OSHA to educate, train workers to respond to workplace emergencies

September 14, 2004

The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) has joined with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to educate and train workers to respond to workplace emergency situations.ASHI...

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Metals plant faces fines for failing to safeguard workers from cadmium

September 14, 2004

Ansonia Copper and Brass Inc., Ansonia, Conn., faces $55,500 in fines from the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to safeguard workers...

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OSHA issues final respiratory protection rule, adds fit-testing protocol

September 14, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Respiratory Protection Standard and added a new fit-testing procedure to help workers and employers select proper-fitting...

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SMACNA aligns with OSHA

September 14, 2004

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) has signed an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The alliance will address fall...

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Portable fume extractor handles light- to medium-duty arc welding

August 10, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. offers the Mini Flex, a portable welding fume extractor with primary LongLife-H® and secondary HEPA filters, designed to handle most common light- and medium-duty arc...

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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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