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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Cut-resistant work glove offers outstanding grip

January 21, 2015

Magid® has developed the CutMaster® Aramax® XT AX5100 cut-resistant work glove. The seamless machine-knit glove combines high-level cut protection with a crinkle latex palm coating for outstanding grip, the company states. The glove is suitable for handling extremely sharp-edged materials in...

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1+1+1+1 = Clarity

January 21, 2015

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Selecting a helmet involves more than just pulling one off of a shelf, putting it on, and getting to work. A number of considerations come into play during the selection process — personal safety, wearer comfort, and optical clarity. The latter has moved from something hard to determine without guesswork to something that has true quantifiable benchmarks with the advent of the European Standard EN 379 1/1/1/1.

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Rotary encoders suitable for safety-related applications

January 19, 2015

Heidenhain’s new-generation absolute inductive rotary encoders with functional safety are now available. The Generation 3 ExI 1100 and 1300 series encoders are suitable for use in industries such as packaging, automation, and robotics. They are designed for safety-related applications up to SIL...

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J. J. Keller to host Jan. 14 webcast on OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping rule

January 13, 2015

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., will host a webcast on Jan. 14 at 10:00 a.m. CST titled “Updates to OSHA’s Injury & Illness Recordkeeping: How These Changes Apply to You.” The company’s workplace safety experts—Robert Ernst, editor, workplace safety, and Lisa Neuberger, associate editor,...

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OSHA, LIA renew alliance to protect workers from exposure to laser hazards

January 6, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has renewed an alliance with the Laser Institute of America (LIA) to help protect workers from exposure to beam and nonbeam laser hazards in industrial, construction, medical, and research workplaces. During the...

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Compressed air filter provides point-of-use filtration

January 5, 2015

Walmec North America’s two-stage compressed air filter is designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use. Featuring a 5-micron rating, it is available in flows from 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. The air filter is suitable for a variety of...

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Safety goggles go from impact to splash protection in seconds

December 22, 2014

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone® goggles offer two types of protection in one product. Users can wear the goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Then they can add the optional, patented Double-Take™ inserts at the top and bottom of the...

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International SOS, Beacon OHSS announce strategic affiliation to serve industrial, energy sectors

December 16, 2014

International SOS, a provider of medical and travel security risk services, and Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHSS), a provider of medical, safety and training services to employers, have announced a strategic affiliation. The two organizations will deliver occupational health and...

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Safety expert training class introduced

December 9, 2014

Pilz Automation Safety has introduced the CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert training class. This international qualification in the field of machinery safety deals with the complex technical issues surrounding machinery safety and enables an understanding of the safety life cycle, from...

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Welding helmet delivers filtered air into breathing zone

December 1, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the VIKING™ PAPR (powered air-purifying respirator) 3350 welding helmet. The PAPR draws air from the environment through a HEPA filter located on the belt and delivers filtered air in the breathing zone of the auto-darkening helmet. This model, which offers...

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Floor signs promote safety

November 18, 2014

Visual Workplace Inc. offers floor signs for communicating critical safety instructions clearly. The peel-and-stick signs are made of durable, high-bond acrylic that withstands forklift and heavy foot traffic. Signs are available in three sizes: 12 and 17 in. round or 14- by 20-in. rectangles with...

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Metal fabrication, efficiency, and safety

November 6, 2014

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Morality and fear often drive safety investments. People don’t want to see people get hurt, and they don’t want fines from a terrible accident to put them out of business. But there’s another driver that’s sometimes overlooked: efficiency. Safety is an important part of the foundation for efficiency and operational improvement.

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Driving profitability while protecting employees

November 6, 2014

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Developing a total solutions approach to safety, health, and wellness is going to be critical to every employer’s business survival in the future. The best companies will be those that create a culture where everyone feels responsible for identifying, reporting, and reducing potential risks, greatly improving their ability to take proactive corrective action before anything bad happens.

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The bright side of proper fume extraction

October 30, 2014

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All Rite Industries, Lake Zurich, Ill., found success when it added robotic welding capabilities to its high-volume stamping business, but also found that its older fume extraction system couldn't keep up with the new cells. A new ventilation system helped to remove the shop floor haze.

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Lightweight helmets feature adjustable autodarkening filter

October 29, 2014

Matheson has added two welding helmets to its Select® line. The Freedom 180 model features a stars-and-stripes design, while the Blaze 180 model incorporates bright orange and yellow flames. Both include two bonus front cover protective lenses and a helmet bag. The 13-oz. helmets feature a...

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