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Honeywell Wintriss announces Canadian Master Distributor

October 11, 2008

Honeywell Wintriss has appointed Veugen Integrated Technologies (VIT) as its Canadian Master Distributor. VIT handles sales, installation, and service for the Honeywell Wintriss product line for Ontario and all Canadian provinces west of Ontario.VIT is recognized throughout the metal forming...

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Slip-resistant strips adhere to sponge-backed mats placed on smooth, polished, or painted floors

September 16, 2008

Wearwell has introduced Grip Strips, which are slip-resistant strips that adhere to sponge-backed mats placed on smooth, polished, or painted floors. The antimicrobial polymer is permanently tacky. Only a few strips are needed, even in high traffic areas, states the manufacturer.The strips are...

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Lightweight hearing protection rated at 31 decibels

September 16, 2008

SensGard® SG31 combines a noise-reduction rating of 31 decibels with a lightweight design. The hearing protection is suitable for use in extreme-noise environments, including manufacturing plants, construction sites, airfields, and power and utility plants.The equipment, which weighs less than...

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Morton Manufacturing Co. acquires YSD

September 16, 2008

Morton Manufacturing Co., Libertyville, Ill., has acquired all the assets of YSD LLC. Morton provides metal safety gratings and flooring for industrial, OEM, railroad freight car, and locomotive end users. YSD produces railroad running boards, end platforms, and brake steps, as well as industrial...

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LIA conference addresses laser safety

September 16, 2008

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will present the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), an event that addresses all aspects of laser safety, March 23-26, 2009, at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev. The event will include instruction on practical activities of...

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Frost & Sullivan presents Omron with Company of the Year award

August 12, 2008

Frost & Sullivan recently presented Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year award.Frost & Sullivan says the award acknowledges Omron's market share and product line. Omron's products serve industries such as automotive,...

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Safety coordinator manufacturing

Building relationships, ensuring safety

August 12, 2008 | By Kelly Langdon

Safety should be a business priority beginning with the employee hiring process. Once you have hired the right people, you can ensure the success of your safety program by building relationships, giving employees' safety concerns the attention they deserve, and resolving issues in a timely manner.

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Welding torch fire hazard

Preventing torch fires in welding and cutting operations

July 15, 2008 | By Michael Bishop

Welding and cutting, which accounts for 1 percent of structure fires and 4 percent of nonhousehold property damage, is the most dangerous type of hot work, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Companies that weld and cut should take specific steps to increase safety and minimize the risk of torch fires. Hot work, by its nature, has a lot of hazards. Companies and their hot-work operators can protect their safety and their facilities by keeping combustibles away from welding and cutting operations; using new safety features; staying aware of conditions; and knowing and following instructions provided on the precautionary labels and in OSHA, ANSI, and NFPA standards.

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Safety guard switching unit supports auto-, manual switching functions

June 17, 2008

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the G9SX-GS safety guard switching unit. External outputs enable status indication of two safety input devices; auxiliary outputs enable monitoring of safety inputs, safety outputs, and errors; and detailed LED status indicators provide quick, easy...

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Fiber-constructed gloves have enhanced cut-resistance

June 17, 2008

Galeton has introduced a new line of fiber-constructed gloves for cut protection. The ATA® (Advanced Technology Aramid) glove is made from a spun fiber that is 2.5 times more cut-resistant than Kevlar®, the company states, yet provides the dexterity and flexibility needed for detailed,...

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Sperian Hearing Protection establishes Hearing Conservation Dept.

June 17, 2008

Sperian Hearing Protection LLC, Smithfield, R.I., has announced the formation of a Hearing Conservation Dept. to act as a focal point for the company's initiatives in research, training, and education, as well as to enhance its advisory role in standards regulation.With headquarters at the Howard...

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Protective welding clothes

Clothes before woes

May 13, 2008 | By Tom Kijewski

Welding injuries, from minor welding flash burns to serious third-degree burns, can be painful and, in extreme cases, can cause disfigurement and lead to career-ending disabilities. Wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is an easy way welders can help protect themselves against these risks and preserve their livelihood.

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Manufacturing Machine

What not to leave at work

May 13, 2008 | By Vicki Bell

The metal fabricating industry is among the employment sectors with the highest rates of amputations from on-the-job accidents. Many are caused by improperly safeguarded machinery, hand tools, forklifts, and other equipment. Preventing workplace amputations requires adhering to strict safety guidelines, including making amputation awareness a part of your safety program.

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FMA announces 2008 Safety Award winners

May 5, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA) recently announced the winners of its 2008 Safety Award competition.Eleven companies received Honor Awards for having no recordable illnesses or injuries in 2007:AK Tube LLC, Columbus, Ind.B. Walter & Company Inc., Wabash,...

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Multiple-use earplugs provide attenuation for low levels of hazardous noise

April 15, 2008

Howard Leight's Clarity® multiple-use earplugs are designed to block hazardous noise while allowing voice and signal frequencies to be heard more naturally. Using Bilsom® Technology's patented Sound Management Technology™ (SMT), the earplug provides uniform attenuation that blocks...

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