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Posters teach correct earmuff fitting

January 28, 2016

Honeywell Industrial Safety has introduced free printable posters that feature step-by-step instructions and illustrations on proper earmuff fitting. The posters, available for download at the company’s website, also include tips on wearing, selecting, and maintaining hearing-protection...

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Impact-, slip-resistant glove features HPPE CR level 4 shell

January 26, 2016

Safety Today Inc. has introduced Brass Knuckle® SmartShell™ BKCR4599, a heavy-duty protective glove offering protection for extreme jobs. The glove provides ANSI level 4 cut resistance, light oil and moisture resistance, nontacky slip resistance, and shock-absorbing impact protection while...

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Marlin Steel earns CNA's Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award

January 22, 2016

Baltimore-based Marlin Steel has received the Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award from commercial insurance writer CNA. CNA’s Risk Control unit assessed Marlin’s safety training, OSHA compliance, return-to-work procedures, fire safety and protection, and first aid procedures. At the...

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Lightweight glove offers high level of cut protection, oil grip

January 12, 2016

Magid® has expanded its line of D-ROC® gloves to include lightweight cut protection paired with NitriX® grip technology palm coating to ensure grip in oily conditions. The GPD820 work gloves offer 360-degree ANSI Cut Level 5 protection, a sandy nitrile option, a 13-ga. HPPE blended shell,...

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Welding filter has 6-in. viewing area

January 11, 2016

The 1000F filter from ArcOne, which fits in the Carrera™ welding helmet, now has a 6-in. viewing area—20 percent larger than previous models. The filter offers a light state of 4, dark state of 9 to 13, variable sensitivity, delay, a GTAW rating of 25, and two...

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Slim safety relay unit installs quickly

January 6, 2016

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced the G9SE safety relay unit. The unit’s screwless push-in terminal helps simplify installation, and the slim profile requires less panel space. Intuitive diagnostic LEDs assist the troubleshooting process. The unit is suitable for a variety of safety...

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Cloud-based control system monitors dust collector units

December 30, 2015

RoboVent offers patent-pending eTell™ Intelligent Controls for monitoring dust collector maintenance requirements. The cloud-based software informs the user if a dust collector needs immediate attention and sends timely maintenance reminders. It also explains how to perform maintenance tasks with...

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Wildeck marks 40th anniversary in 2016

December 21, 2015

Wildeck Inc., a material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer based in Waukesha, Wis., will celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout 2016. The company, established in 1976, is the only U.S. manufacturer of structural steel platforms, vertical lifts, and safety guarding products....

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Do safety incentives work?

December 15, 2015 | By Dan Davis

Incentives can be a good tool to draw awareness to a particular effort in a safety program, but they need to be implemented only after careful thought. Sometimes negative results can emerge from incentives created with the best intentions.

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Bladeless blowers extract dust and fumes with no moving parts

December 7, 2015

Vortec offers Air Flow Amplifiers for extracting smoke, dust, and debris. The high-flow, bladeless blowers take ordinary compressed air and amplify it by up to 60 times in unducted applications with no moving parts. Airflow and output are adjustable. They do not require electricity, so they can...

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Antifog coating keeps safety eyewear clear

December 2, 2015

3M has added its Scotchgard™ antifog coating technology to two new safety eyewear models: the Solus™ 1000 series safety eyewear and the Goggle Gear 500 series splash goggle. The coating keeps the safety eyewear lenses clear of fog and steam, even when workers are in hot and humid conditions...

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Glove offers cross-functional protection

November 23, 2015

Safety Today has introduced Brass Knuckle® SmartShell™ BKCR4499 gloves, which provide cross-functional protection with a glove construction that uses the company’s Fit, Form, and Function™ standard. The gloves’ machine-knit, ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene shell offers ANSI cut...

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Facility-wide fume capture and ventilation

Facility-wide fume capture and ventilation

November 4, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 5 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.

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JET Group acquires Sellstrom Mfg.

November 6, 2015

JET Group, Vancouver, B.C., has announced the acquisition of Sellstrom Mfg. Co., a provider of PPE safety products based in Schaumburg, Ill. The acquisition of Sellstrom significantly broadens JET Group’s Canadian safety portfolio by adding several categories of professional PPE products to...

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Reel slows retraction speeds up to 80 percent

November 3, 2015

Coxreels® offers the patented EZ-Coil® safety system that retracts up to 80 percent slower than conventional reels. The unit works unidirectionally without any increase in the amount of resistance when pulling out the hose, cord, or cable. When engaged upon recoil, the reel controls the...

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