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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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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Webnettraining announces new OSHA-compliant safety, health training Web site

April 8, 2004

Webnettraining LLC, Minneapolis, offers online safety and health training at www.webnettraining.com.Currently 18 programs are available, including blood-borne pathogens, back safety, lockout/tagout,...

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Howard Leight, Bilsom consolidate hearing protection products lines

April 8, 2004

Howard Leight and Bilsom have consolidated their hearing protection product lines under Bacou-Dalloz's Hearing Safety Group. Under the consolidation, which took effect in mid-2003, earplug products...

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ILMA signs alliance with OSHA

April 8, 2004

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA), Alexandria, Va., has formed an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will help the association move...

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Personality + Protection

April 6, 2004

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Being expected to wear more than one hat at work these days is commonplace??but not more than one welding helmet.

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Machine-guarding problems—one company's solution

April 6, 2004

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Editor's Note: Safety expert Cheryl Henderson is a member of the FMA/CNA Safety Committee. Watch for other committee-authored articles in upcoming issues of thefabricator.com.What would it take to have press guards in place, adjusted, secure, and working properly every day, through every part...

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Obesity—a problem for workers and employers

March 25, 2004

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Unless you have sworn off all media forms—which you haven't if you're reading this—you know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. It ranks No. 2, second only to smoking, as the leading cause of U.S. deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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Welding fume health hazards

March 11, 2004

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According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), more than 400,000 U.S. men and women are employed in welding and related occupations. Some studies suggest that these workers are at risk of serious respiratory, neurological, and reproductive effects. More and better data is needed to assess the risks.

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Gear up for welding

March 11, 2004

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I'm sitting here at this computer realizing how much I hate sitting here at this computer. I'm just not a sit-in-a-chair type of guy. I tried it once between jobs. I interviewed for an inside sales position for a company that sold welding supplies. I'll be danged if they didn't hire me, even...

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