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.
October 9, 2007
The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...
September 11, 2007
Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has introduced an energy-saving control panel for its line of dust collectors.The Intelli-Touch® control panel reduces energy consumption with a built-in, variable-frequency drive that automatically controls motor RPM based on CFM required at the running static...
September 11, 2007 | By Amanda Carlson
In the wake of the implementation of OSHA's hexavalent chromium standard, read three fab shops' efforts to provide safe breathing conditions for its welders.
September 11, 2007 | By Tom Sommers
Autodarkening helmets do more than just protect welders from infrared and ultraviolet light the second the arc is struck. By allowing users to keep the helmet down over the face, the helmets help to prevent unnecessary neck strain, which can lead to long-term repetitive stress injury.
August 8, 2007 | By RoboVent
Many welding manufacturers today have experienced a great disappointment with fume extraction systems for their welding processes. Often this problem has little to do with the actual filtration equipment itself, but with the way it is applied to the application. Improper sizing and misapplication...
August 8, 2007
3M's new Speedglas™ Super Light (SL) Welding Helmet and Auto-Darkening Filter (ADF) set a new standard for comfort and lightweight. The SL helmet is our lightest helmet today, weighing 25% lighter than our other Speedglas helmets.State-of-the-art liquid crystal design. The new SL model...
July 24, 2007
Farr Air Pollution Control now offers its Gold Series® dust collector with a new explosion vent for applications involving explosive dust capture.The X-vent is NFPA-approved and CD- and ATEX-certified. It has a multiribbed vent with negative static operating pressure of -80 in. and is...
July 10, 2007 | By Michael Ladd
Welders who ignore healthy work practices today are putting their long-term health in jeopardy. Being aware of some of the less obvious health hazards can help to ensure healthy living later in life.
June 26, 2007 | By Kelly Langdon
Many times industrial safety programs focus solely on safe equipment operation and other obvious hazards while ignoring simpler concerns. Addressing these concerns can make an important difference in worker safety, morale, and productivity. This article provides examples of common concerns and how you might address them.
June 12, 2007
North American Safety Products Inc. has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to provide a modular perimeter guarding system, manufactured by SATECH Safety Technology, Milan, Italy, to customers in North America.The guarding system includes a comprehensive range of panels, posts, access...
June 12, 2007
Galeton has introduced its Shield safety glasses, which meet ANSI Z87.1 protection standards.The glasses feature three-position-adjustable temples and a black frame. Three lens options are available䛉clear, smoke, and...
June 12, 2007
Compliance Publishing Corp., a publisher of employee safety compliance information, has released a program that allows online creation, modification, and publication of the OSHA-required Hazard Communication Program and Exposure Control Plan.In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace and...
May 22, 2007 | By Russ Butchko
Appropriate warning signage is a critical component of industrial safety—often the last reminder regarding some aspect of safe machine operation. Labels have come a long way since "Keep Off" and "Keep Out." Various standards are having an impact on new labeling, making these messages more effective in risk reduction.
May 8, 2007 | By The 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division
Compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] standards requires certain industries, including steel fabrication, to meet specific respiratory protection requirements. This Q and A article identifies affected industries and applications and discusses how to determine exposure and comply.
May 8, 2007
A manufacturer of hospital and nursing home furniture upgraded its air filtration systems in its London, Ont., Canada, manufacturing plant.