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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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Shop towels and the unseen danger

January 17, 2014

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Those freshly washed shop towels you may be using to clean your hands in the workplace might be doing more harm than good. A recent study shows just how contaminated these towels can be.

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PPE added to welding equipment line

January 13, 2014

Parweld has added personal protective equipment to its product line. New products include work wear, rainwear, and respiratory protection. The company, a member of the BSIF Registered Safety Supplier Scheme, reports that all products comply with relevant standards and...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Air guns engineered to minimize compressed air consumption

    January 9, 2014

    Exair's Super Blast safety air guns are available with 3- and 6-ft. extension pipes to provide strong blowing force to clean up large areas quickly and reach areas not easily accessible. The extension pipes are compliant with OSHA noise [29 CFR 1910.95(a)] and dead-end [29 CFR 1910.242(b)]...

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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

    TigerStop LLC

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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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