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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Pepperl+Fuchs launches online ordering of more than 2,000 items

September 28, 2015

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced that online ordering is available for more than 2,000 commonly stocked items, including sensors, intrinsic safety barriers, and select accessories for purge and pressurization systems. Orders can be placed 24/7 at...

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Creating a safe welding environment

September 28, 2015

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Implementing safety measures in the welding environment doesn’t need to be a top-down activity. Involving employees and encouraging them to provide insight can go far in establishing a safe welding operation and maintaining it. Choosing dependable safety equipment is also important. More durable products last longer, which reduces costs. Safety products that fit well and are easy to use also reduce downtime and increase worker acceptance.

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Fatal occupational injuries rate remains unchanged from 2013 to 2014

September 21, 2015

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries was an increase of 2...

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Annual machine safety checkup protects employees, equipment investment

September 21, 2015

Omron Safety Services offers manufacturers in the metal fabrication and forming industries an inspection service to help ensure that machines such as press brakes, presses, shears, and cutting machines are safeguarded to applicable regulations. With this service, an Omron safety system field...

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Magid opens location in Houston

September 17, 2015

Magid, a Romeoville, Ill.-based manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE) has opened a store in Houston. The new location offers more than 700 brands of safety products, including work gloves, respiratory protection, fall protection, safety glasses,...

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Omron to acquire Adept Technology

September 16, 2015

Omron Corp., based in Kyoto, Japan, a provider of core sensing and control technology, has announced plans to acquire Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile robot systems. Omron plans to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of...

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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 ForConstructionPros.com 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

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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.