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 controller has enhanced functions, flexibility

October 11, 2005

SICK Inc. has introduced its UE 100 series safety controllers, which include the UE 440 and 470.The UE 440 is a configurable safety controller for comprehensive implementation of safety applications such as safeguarding multiple robot cells at the same time. The UE 470 is designed specifically for...

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Bacou-Dalloz launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, Smithfield, R.I., has launched a new Web site combining the informational assets of both Howard Leight® and Bilsom® brands.The new site features complete product information for both product brands and includes all recognized attenuation ratings (NRR, SNR,...

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OSHA, LIA form alliance

October 11, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Laser Institute of America have formed an alliance that focuses on providing access to training resources to help protect worker safety and health, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in...

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Don't let your health go up in smoke

October 11, 2005 | By Clifford Frey

Although the health effects of welding exposures often are difficult to predict, components of welding fumes have a range of toxicities that, under the right conditions, can affect many parts of the body adversely. Knowing what situations and welding process components can negatively impact your health is the first step toward learning how to protect yourself from those health hazards.

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Safety scanner adapts to dynamic, irregular environments

September 13, 2005

Scientific Technologies Inc.'s OptoShield OS3100 laser light safety scanner adapts to both dynamic and irregular hazardous environments.The scanner features two detection zone sets that can be selected externally to monitor changing hazardous areas, without the need for additional external...

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Press brake safety kit developed by SMACNA

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® Store offers the Press Brake Safety Compliance Kit created by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA).Intended to help employers effectively train employees, provide protection, and comply with the...

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Welding protection fabrics are FM-approved

September 13, 2005

Auburn Manufacturing Inc. offers a CD-ROM entitled "Are You Using FM Approved Fabrics in Your Facility," that targets those responsible for hot-work safety practices.The CD gives an overview of the new hot-work product safety standard (FM Approval Standard 4950) and outlines the steps necessary to...

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OSHA fines pipe company for safety, health violations

September 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Pipe Co. and proposed penalties totaling $197,500 for exposing employees to safety and health hazards.The citations alleged 38 serious safety violations, 15 serious health violations, and two...

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OSHA offers shipyard safety e-tool

September 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers an e-tool describing common shipyard work hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process.The e-tool covers access; cleaning and other cold work; confined or enclosed spaces and other dangerous...

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NIOSH investigates metal exposure

September 13, 2005

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a 28-page report documenting a health hazard evaluation (HHE) of metal exposure at the OmniSource Corp., Lima, Ohio.The company requested the organization's assistance in assessing the need for showers for employees...

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FMA/CNA Safety Award winners announced

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and CNA Safety Committee recently presented awards to FMA and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), member companies that made safety a No. 1 priority in 2004.The Award of Honor, presented to companies having perfect safety...

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Shipyard work safety —

September 13, 2005 | By Vicki Bell

Shipyard work is among the most hazardous occupations. Researching possible dangers and following standards and recommended guidelines can reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent OSHA fines.

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Key modules enhance machine access safety

August 9, 2005

Fortress Interlocks offers access key and safety key modules for its AmGard modular safety gate switches. The safety key module enables an operator to retain the machine activation key while entering a potentially hazardous area. The access key module ensures that only authorized personnel can...

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Safeguarding system designed for hydraulic press brakes

August 9, 2005

The LazerSafe LZS-003 Safeguarding System from Scientific Technologies Inc. (STI) has been developed exclusively for hydraulic press brakes.The system uses a flat laser light band that continuously covers the zone below the punch over a 40-mm width. The operator can work within 20 mm of the punch...

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Coins promote safety

August 9, 2005

Custom coins from Osborne Coinage can be used in safety programs.Employees who follow safety guidelines can be rewarded with coins that later can be traded in for prizes. Besides motivating individual safe practices, custom coins and medallions also can be used to reward departments or whole plants...

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