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Keyswitch module enhances safety gate switches

June 13, 2006

Fortress Interlocks has introduced an option pod with keyswitch for its amGard modular safety gate switches, which helps to ensure that an operator can enter a hazardous area only when it is safe.The switches combine both trapped key and gate switch technology to control access to equipment...

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Perimeter guard provides four-sided protection

June 13, 2006

Sick Inc. offers the M4000 Advanced safeguarding system for point-of-entry applications for access protection to conveyor systems, palletizing equipment, and robotic workcells.Using corner mirrors enables the system to protect up to four-sided applications such as an entire robot cell. No PC is...

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Saving money by spending on safety

June 13, 2006 | By Ashley Hildreth

Although the upfront costs of installing machine safeguards can be expensive, it is far more expensive to put your company at risk for employee injury and the resulting medical expenses, lost production, fines, and lawsuits.

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Safety goggles offer splash, impact

May 9, 2006

Safety goggles from ArcOne offer splash and impact protection and are available in IR-5 and IR-3 protection or clear and smoke lens finishes.The foam lining with adjustable strap provides a snug, comfortable fit to help keep dust and particles out. Select models include an adjustable strap and...

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Software assesses, manages vibration exposure

May 9, 2006

The HVManager™ human vibration meter software from Larson Davis assesses and manages vibration exposure. It is designed to provide instant tool assessments to all new standards, including the HSE recommended points system, EU physical agents directive 2002/44/EC, ISO 5349, and ISO 2631.Data...

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Stop pickin' up bad vibrations

May 9, 2006 | By Mitch Burdick

Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), vibration white-finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome are all side effects of vibration overexposure, which can occur through using grinders often. Find out how to prevent these effects and reduce your overexposure to vibrations from using grinders and other power tools.

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OSHA's new hexavalent chromium standard

May 9, 2006 | By Shannon DeCamp

Changes are necessary to make sure your welding operation is compliant with OSHA's new permissible exposure limit for hexavalent chromium.

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Emergency response—A critical component of workplace safety

May 9, 2006 | By Kelly Langdon

Accidents and injuries can occur in all workplaces. Having a well-thought-out emergency response plan and properly organized and trained team can help minimize trauma and damage. This article discusses one company's emergency response program and gives an example of its effectiveness.

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FMA/TPA announce 2005 Safety Award winners

April 17, 2006

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® have announced the 2005 Safety Award winners. The following member companies have achieved outstanding safety records:10-year Winner: B. Walter & Co. Inc., Wabash, Ind.5-year Winner: Voss...

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Daylen Solutions adds to sales staff

April 11, 2006

Daylen Solutions LLC, Indiana, Pa., has added Larry Rarig to its sales force for eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.Rarig assists customers looking to increase productivity, accuracy, and safety by offering technology from Finn-Power; Virtek Laser Inspection Systems; ISB Safety Products; Pat Mooney...

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Safety limit switch available in various configurations

February 7, 2006

The SL (Safety Lock) series of interlock switches from Scientific Technologies Inc. includes a large selection of actuator configurations with plastic or die-cast housings.A rotatable head provides four actuator mounting positions for installation. A NEMA 4 enclosure allows the switches to...

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Hazmat training program available

February 7, 2006

The Hazmat Training Made Easier For All Employeesprogram from J.J. Keller & Associates helps companies conduct required general awareness hazmat training and address function-specific and safety training needs.A 25-minute, closed-captioned video (VHS or DVD) anchors the program by introducing basic...

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Norcross acquires Fibre-Metal Products capital stock

February 7, 2006

Norcross Safety Products LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Fibre-Metal Products Co., Concordville, Pa., a privately held designer and manufacturer of head protection equipment.Fibre-Metal, which has additional locations in Aston, Pa., and Mississauga, Ont.,...

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Machine safeguarding with optoelectronic sensors

February 7, 2006 | By Israel E. Alguindigue

Optoelectronic sensing devices safeguard machine access and prevent injuries related to hazardous machine motion. The ultimate goals are to prevent access to the hazard, eliminate the hazard before access is attained, and prevent the unintended operation of a machine.

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Protective eyewear is lightweight

January 10, 2006

Bacou-Dalloz offers the Uvex® Protg™ line of lightweight safety eyewear.Weighing 27.5 g, the eyewear features a secure, wraparound brow that expands to accommodate a variety of users. The proprietary Floating Lens™ increases flexibility for better fit, the company reports.The...

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