Safety

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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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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OSHA, AIHA renew alliance

June 8, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended its alliance with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for two additional years, saying the collaborative...

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New OSHA fact sheets available

June 8, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has added seven new items to its ongoing series of fact sheets on various safety and health topics.The new additions include Planning and...

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Safety makes good business sense

June 8, 2004

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Editor's Note: Charlie McCarthy is a member of the FMA/CNA Safety Committee, an organization devoted to improving safety in the metal manufacturing environment.As a businessperson performing your normal responsibilities, you think about many things during your average workday. The demands relating...

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Safeguarding machines with an ergonomic spin

June 8, 2004

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Human factors contain elements of psychology, engineering, statistics, and observation. Safety codes and standards often are written based on some aspect of human factors, and it may be critical to have a full understanding of the human factors behind the code or standard before applying the same concept to other equipment.

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Safety relay designed for two-hand applications

May 4, 2004

Norstat Inc. offers the Safe Z.2 series safety relay from Riese Electronic, designed specifically for use with two-hand control applications, such as presses or other hazardous machinery in which a...

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Book offers suggestion for controlling workers' comp costs

May 4, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) Store offers CompControl – The Secrets of Reducing Workers' Compensation Costsby Edward J. Priz, an insurance expert. Billed as an action guide,...

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OSHA targets 4,000 high-hazard work sites for unannounced inspections in 2004

May 4, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that its site-specific targeting (SST) plan for 2004 will focus on approximately 4,000 high-hazard work sites for unannounced...

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Trinational occupational safety, health group launches Web site

May 4, 2004

The Trinational Occupational Safety and Health Working Group, comprising of technical experts from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, has launched a Web site, www.naalcosh.org.The group, formed under the...

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Working safely in busy times

May 4, 2004

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It may be premature to say that manufacturing has turned the economic corner to recovery, but signs at the end of first-quarter 2004 look promising. Overall, nonfarm payrolls increased by over 500,000 in the first quarter, according to recent U.S. Labor Department reports, and factory payrolls in...

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Gas mask respirators offered

April 8, 2004

3M offers National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved gas mask respirators for use in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) environments.The full-facepiece FR-M40B...

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OSHA bulletin focuses on suspension trauma

April 8, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a safety and health bulletin that describes the signs and symptoms of orthostatic intolerance—pooling of blood in the veins...

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