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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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It's the small things

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.

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Modular perimeter guarding system introduced to North America

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...

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Safety glasses meet ANSI Z87.1 standards

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...

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CPC brings hazard and exposure plans online

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...

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Last chance: Read the sign!

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.

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New OSHA hexavalent chromium standards

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.

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Breathing easy

May 8, 2007

A manufacturer of hospital and nursing home furniture upgraded its air filtration systems in its London, Ont., Canada, manufacturing plant.

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Auto-darkening welding helmets introduced

April 10, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two auto-darkening welding helmet lines—the Pro-Hobby™ Series and Performance Series™. The Performance Series replaces the previous Xli and Xlix helmet lines. The Pro-Hobby Series is an entry-level line.Designed for professional and...

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Curtain protects against laser beam radiation

April 10, 2007

Wilson Industries' opaque Laz-R-Barrier curtain protects against the accidental and chronic occupational skin and eye exposure that results from reflected laser radiation and broad beam optical radiation generated by the laser plume.A single-layer barrier, LP200 has been scientifically formulated...

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Light work glove has enhanced strength

April 10, 2007

North Safety Products has combined Dyneema® and polyurethane to create its Light Task II™, a palm-coated glove designed to provide dexterity and tactility while maintaining cut, tear, and abrasion resistance. Weight for weight, Dyneema® is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel,...

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Compact dust collector introduced

April 10, 2007

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has introduced a new, compact dust collector with 1,000 CFM performance. The new Model RP-1 Twister™ features cartridge collection with a unique cyclonic drop-out design, 99.999 percent efficient fire-retardant cartridge filter, and quiet 72 DBA...

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Safety seminars announced

April 10, 2007

To help businesses meet their safety objectives and learn more about Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, American Safety Training, Inc. is holding "Essentials of Safety" seminars nationwide and has released its two- and four-day class schedule for April, May, and June,...

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Locking in safety

March 13, 2007 | By Shannon DeCamp

Assessing the work environment, creating programs, and training staff to abide by those programs are the keys to maintaining a safe work environment and avoiding steep fines, worker injury, or death.

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Interlocks as machine safety devices

March 13, 2007 | By Gary M. Hutter

Interlocks serve as safety devices on industrial equipment and many consumer products. This article explains some applications, describes different types of interlocks, and provides recommendations for resources that can help you determine the requirements for interlocks, along with their advantages and disadvantages.

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Gloves designed for assemblers, fabricators

March 13, 2007

A leather palm and Kevlar® knit construction combine to make North Safety Product's Kevlar LEA Series Glove suitable for assemblers and fabricators.The seamless knit glove reduces chafing and hand fatigue while providing the puncture, abrasion, and cut resistance necessary while performing...

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