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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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Welding machine plugs, receptacles improve safety, code compliance

April 15, 2008

Meltric Corp.'s switch-rated welding machine plugs and receptacles are designed to help facilities improve electrical safety and code compliance. The plugs and receptacles are UL/CSA-approved for branch circuit disconnect switching and rated to safely make and break under full load up to 200 amps....

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Coil feeder

Predicting and preventing workplace accidents

April 15, 2008 | By Kelly Langdon

Can workplace accidents be predicted and prevented? Aeroglide safety professional Kelly Langdon believes it's not only possible, but that doing so is critical for a company's success. In this article, Langdon explains the three-step process he uses to ensure his company's employees' well-being.

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3M welding helmet wins international design award

March 11, 2008

The Speedglas™ SL (super-light) welding helmet and autodarkening filter (ADF) from 3M™, St. Paul, Minn., recently received an international Red Dot Design award. With more than 7,000 submissions from 60 countries, the international Red Dot program ranks among the largest and most...

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Automotive Stamper

Cleaning the air, boosting morale

March 11, 2008

An automotive stamping plant located in Plymouth, Mich., recently integrated more welding cells. In an effort to continue with its aggressive stance on employee health, the company integrated RoboVent™ air filtration systems from Great Lakes Air Systems.

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Bench grinder safety scale facilitates OSHA, ANSI compliance

February 12, 2008

Danray Products LLC has introduced a bench grinder safety scale designed to check the openings between the grinding wheels and tongues and work rests for compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215, ANSI B11.9, and ANSI B7.1 grinder safety standards. A 0.25-in.-dia. hole allows users to attach the scale...

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Full-brim hard hat deflects falling objects

February 12, 2008

Fibre-Metal SUPEREIGHT® E1 full-brim hard hats from North Safety Products protect workers from rain, falling debris, and UV rays. The crown design deflects falling objects, and an eight-point suspension protects the worker's head.The company ships the hard hats fully...

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