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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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Robot Safety Conference scheduled for March

February 13, 2007

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are cosponsoring the North American Robot Safety Conference in Toronto, Ontario, March 26-28, 2007. Some 175 participants are expected to attend the conference, workshops, and tabletop trade fair.The annual spring...

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TUV Rheinland N.A. participates in workplace safety campaign

January 9, 2007

For Heinz Gall, functional safety division manager for TUV Rheinland of North America, a provider of compliance testing and certification, management system auditing and certification, field evaluation services, and consumer product services, workplace safety is a passion. When Siemens Energy and...

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Benefits of autodarkening helmets come to light

January 9, 2007 | By Derek Baker

Autodarkening technology has established a firm place in the welding industry not only as a piece of equipment that provides excellent protection, but also as a means to improve welding performance.

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Safety base module connects to control network in minutes

January 4, 2007

Fortress Interlocks has introduced an AS-interface (AS-i) control and safety base module for its eGard system that allows the system to be connected easily to an AS-i Safety at Work control network in minutes, the company says.eGard is a modular system that can control access to hazardous machinery...

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