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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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Dust collector filters handle metalworking fumes

January 9, 2014

Imperial Systems offers DeltaMaxx dust collector filters for the metal industry. Their nanofiber filtration technology incorporates a very fine surface layer of synthetic fibers to prevent particulates from embedding into the media. According to the manufacturer, the filters provide the...

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Steel lathe chuck shields safeguard workers

January 7, 2014

Danray Products LLC has introduced 12-, 18-, and 24-in. steel lathe chuck shields for lathes and similar machines. The heavy-duty, 14-ga. shields provide a safeguard between individuals and point-of-operation or rotating hazards, and they protect individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant,...

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PPE in fabricating shops

January 2, 2014

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical in a fabricating shop for several reasons, and it is difficult to understand why some people detest and refuse to use it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been instrumental in forcing companies to adhere to safety...

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TigerStop: Built Metal Tough

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The TigerStop is part of TigerStop's Built Metal Tough line of products. These are products with features and durability that metal working shops and plants have come to expect from their equipment.

New OSHA rule updates mechanical power press standards

December 3, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., has announced a new rule from OSHA that updates and streamlines the standards for the use of mechanical power presses. The new rule eliminates a requirement for employers to document mandatory weekly inspections of the presses while clarifying the...

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Protective gloves feature thermal properties for winter use

November 26, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® offers Mechani-Gard® MG-9860 winter mechanic's gloves. Featuring a 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation lining, these gloves offer hand protection that also shields against wind and cold temperatures. Made from a gold, goatskin leather, the gloves provide flexibility and softness and...

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Protective eyewear features dual-injected padded temples, adjustable nosepads

November 25, 2013

3M offers SecureFit™ 400 series protective eyewear with adjustable nosepads and proprietary, self-adjusting pressure diffusion temple technology. The technology allows for a secure, comfortable fit with reduced frame slippage, and it self-adjusts to a variety of head sizes. The eyewear features...

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Brochure highlights dust collectors - TheFabricator.com

Brochure highlights dust collectors

November 21, 2013

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has released a brochure showcasing its dust collectors. Photos and illustrations show how the units help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and other manufacturing pollutants. The brochure also includes specifications to help users determine the correct...

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Saf-T-Gard Intl. acquires Dunn Safety Products

November 20, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® Intl. has acquired certain assets and the continuing business of Dunn Safety Products, a family-owned, full-line distributor of industrial safety products in Chicago. Saf-T-Gard now serves Dunn customers from its 80,000-sq.-ft. Northbrook, Ill., facility. Saf-T-Gard Intl. is a...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet designed for students, recreational welders

November 19, 2013

3M has launched the Welding Helmet 10 with auto-darkening filter, designed for nonprofessional welders. The auto-darkening filter has three user-selectable dark shades and two sensitivity levels. The lightweight helmet comes with adjustable ratchet headgear and can be paired with the company's...

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OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

November 15, 2013

OSHA, Washington, D.C., has issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that 3...

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Dual-purpose gloves eliminate need for multiple pairs - TheFabricator.com

Dual-purpose gloves eliminate need for multiple pairs

November 14, 2013

New Roll Cage™ welding and rigging gloves from Lincoln Electric deliver complete hand protection for both welding and rigging, eliminating the need for a separate pair of gloves for each task. They also provide protection for cutting and grinding. The gloves are constructed with...

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Control emissions with proper hood design - TheFabricator.com

Control emissions with proper hood design

November 6, 2013

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By effectively controlling harmful process emissions with capture hoods, fabricators can achieve a safe environment for workers as well as obtain process and operational benefits.

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Flashback arresters protect hydrogen users - TheFabricator.com

Flashback arresters protect hydrogen users

November 6, 2013

Witt Gas Controls LP offers its flashback arresters designed for use with hydrogen, according to EN 730-1/ISO 5175. Using sealing material that is optimized for hydrogen applications, as well as a stainless steel flame arrester with a large surface area, they provide protection against reverse...

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New robotic standards to improve safety and productivity - TheFabricator.com

New robotic standards to improve safety and productivity

November 6, 2013

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As technology has changed and improved, it became necessary to update robotic safety standards. The new R15.06 standard is designed to move to a more quantitative approach to safety and to improve production efficiency by streamlining interactions between users and robotic systems.

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