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OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

September 3, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and compiled product inquiries and web page...

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Automated barrier door, steel fencing form safety cell around robots

August 31, 2015

The Rite-Hite Machine Guarding Defender Cell restricts access and provides guarding around potentially dangerous automated and automatic processes, including stretch-wrap machine operations. The four-sided safety cell incorporates RoboGuard steel wire fencing; point-of-operation guarding; and a...

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Bunzl Distribution acquires Steiner Industries

August 31, 2015

Bunzl Distribution, a St. Louis-based nonperishable goods supplier, has acquired Steiner Industries Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer and wholesaler of personal protection equipment (PPE) for U.S. industrial distributors supplying the welding and industrial sectors. This is Bunzl’s third...

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PWTV: Handling Gas Cylinders Safely

Presented by Practical Welding Today®

Length: 5:31

Gas cylinders can pose a huge safety risk if they are cared for and/or handled improperly. Samantha Noland of nexAir outlines a few best practices to make sure you are handling your cylinders safely.

A welding ventilation overview

August 25, 2015


Incredibly high temperatures and a bright arc flash aren’t the only two dangerous elements of welding. Harmful ultrafine particulate matter generated during welding operations can pose major health risks to welders. Modern extraction and filtration systems are designed to provide effective industrial safety. In many cases, fabricators find that the added filtration equipment contributes to increased productivity as well.

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CNA: Cyber-threats to the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by CNA

Length: 60:00

Manufacturers are not immune to the increasing hyper-connectivity of a world driven by technology trends such as the rapid migration to "the cloud", expanding automation of "things" both in their processes and products - increasingly described as the "Internet of Things", and the rising uses of "Big Data" analysis of processes and design of products.

Aug. 20 webinar to focus on robot safety

August 11, 2015

Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on Aug. 20 that will describe advanced concepts in robotic safety. Presented by Pat Davison, director of standards development for RIA, the webinar will review the latest RIA 15.06 standard and describe its enhancements. The flexibility and...

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Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sponsored by RoboVent

Length: 50:00

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 2

Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

Robovent: How Clean is Clean?

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sponsored by RoboVent

Length: 26:52

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 1

Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

OSHA proposal would lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections

August 6, 2015

The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by OSHA. Currently OSHA’s eight-hour permissible exposure...

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Autodarkening helmet line rated value 1

August 4, 2015

Kemper GmbH has introduced the autodark® series of welding helmets comprising the professional 760 model, the basic 560i/560x, and advanced models 660i and 660x. The 760 has a 3.8-in. by 2.7-in. range of vision and has achieved value 1 in terms of optical quality, light diffusion,...

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Safe and round with tube and pipe handling?

August 4, 2015


Worker safety in U.S. manufacturing facilities has improved greatly over the past 25 years, but it's amazing the dangers that still exist in some operations. Tube and pipe facilities actually represent a segment of the fabricating world where some of these risks are most obvious. A look at a couple of tube and pipe scenarios proves what some companies try to get away with and how those safety risks can easily be addressed.

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System produces breathable air from existing air compressor

July 30, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers its Quality Air Breathing Systems to help users comply with the OSHA requirements for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the on-board...

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Trapped key interlocks prevent lockout/tagout circumvention

July 20, 2015

KIRK® trapped key interlocks enhance lockout/tagout to help ensure energy-isolation procedures cannot be circumvented. A written lockout/tagout procedure is used to document the steps to isolate the hazardous energy source. The trapped key interlocks can aid in isolating the energy source, and the...

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