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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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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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Gloves combine comfort and protection - TheFabricator.com

Gloves combine comfort and protection

November 4, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® has expanded its line of Mechani-Gard® mechanic's gloves with the MG-9850 deerskin leather mechanic's gloves and the MG-9855 DuPont™ Kevlar®-lined deerskin leather mechanic's gloves. Both gloves are constructed using soft gold deerskin leather palms and include...

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Omron Automation and Safety honored as Volunteer of the Year - TheFabricator.com

Omron Automation and Safety honored as Volunteer of the Year

November 4, 2013

Omron Automation and Safety, Schaumburg, Ill., has received the Exceptional Merit Award as a Clearbrook Volunteer of the Year for 2013. "For the past 16 years, Omron has been supporting Clearbrook in various ways," said Laura Warren, director of marketing at Clearbrook. "Clearbrook is an agency...

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OSHA releases web resources about chemical safety

October 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe from exposure to hazardous chemicals. The first resource is a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used in place of...

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Safety glasses double as goggles - TheFabricator.com

Safety glasses double as goggles

October 31, 2013

Swap® safety eyewear from Gateway Safety is designed for workers who need both safety glasses and goggles. The eyewear fills both roles with a switch of the temples for the goggle head strap, included with each pair. Venting channels around the frame reduce the hot air buildup that causes...

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Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz. - TheFabricator.com

Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz.

October 30, 2013

The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 series auto-darkening welding helmet is available from Lincoln Electric. Weighing 18.6 oz., the entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off switch. A continuously variable, internal, 9-13 shade...

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Work gloves feature goatskin palms - TheFabricator.com

Work gloves feature goatskin palms

October 29, 2013

Galeton has introduced #11824 Trooper goatskin-palm, canvas-back gloves. The palm is made of soft goatskin to provide flexibility and durability. Designed for general industrial, construction, and maintenance work, the gloves also feature a heavy canvas back that stands up to everyday wear and...

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Access control system protects operators from hazardous equipment - TheFabricator.com

Access control system protects operators from hazardous equipment

October 29, 2013

Fortress Interlocks offers the new tGard system for controlling access to hazardous machinery and equipment. The compact, metal-bodied safety system enables the custom configuration of multiple safety products, including electrical safety gate switches, mechanical trapped key interlocks, and...

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