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Fatal work injuries decreased slightly in 2011

September 27, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., has released preliminary results from its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related...

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Metabo's job site training highlights safe tool, accessory use

August 29, 2012

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa., a manufacturer of portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications, now offers an on-site safety and support program to review proper tool and accessory use. The safety training seminar, which can last anywhere from...

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Sellstrom Mfg. names director of international, government sales

August 27, 2012

PPE provider Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced the appointment of Christopher Sedgwick as the new director of international and government sales. He brings to the company a knowledge of welding products from his work at Genstar Technologies Inc., as well as 20 years of experience...

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RoboVent expands Ohio offices

August 8, 2012

RoboVent, Sterling Heights, Mich., a U.S. supplier of ventilation and filtration equipment for manufacturing facilities, has expanded its Columbus, Ohio, office and added five employees. The new facility is 15,000 sq. ft., almost tripling the size of the first branch office. The company's services...

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3M study reveals PPE use varies by geography

July 30, 2012

China offers the greatest growth potential for the application of personal protection equipment (PPE) because of its booming manufacturing sector, combined with a relatively recent focus on workplace safety. That is one of the findings of 3M's newly released market study, which offers safety and...

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Miller picks Pickwick as Arc Armor welder protection makeover winner

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that Pickwick Mfg. Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover. Pickwick received $15,000 worth of equipment, including CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ welding heat stress-relief products,...

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Health risk assessment clears shop towels of toxicity claims

July 10, 2012

An initial health risk assessment of laundered, reusable shop towels by the international environmental engineering firm Arcadis indicates that using laundered, reusable shop towels creates no health hazard. Arcadis' risk assessment indicates that metals that remain on shop towels after laundering...

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Avani Environmental Intl. announces scholarship opportunity

June 25, 2012

Avani Environmental Intl. Inc., Youngsville, N.C., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and smoke extraction and filtration equipment, has announced a scholarship opportunity for current welding students. Participants are asked to weld the Avani Environmental logo in 2-D or 3-D and submit their designs...

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RoboVent opens office in Indianapolis

June 12, 2012

RoboVent, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based U.S. supplier of ventilation and filtration equipment for manufacturing facilities, has opened a suburban Indianapolis office. Besides the long-established automotive manufacturing and transportation companies in the Indianapolis area, RoboVent has...

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AK Tube plant recognized for outstanding safety performance

June 12, 2012

AK Tube LLC's Walbridge, Ohio, plant has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest Ohio Safety Council. The plant...

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Kemper America launches website for fume extraction products

June 8, 2012

Kemper America, a supplier of welding exhaust systems in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new website at www.kemperamerica.com. The new website features a comprehensive product catalog that provides details on all of the company's OSHA-compliant welding smoke removal products, including pricing and...

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OSHA, LIA renew alliance to protect workers from laser hazards

May 11, 2012

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Laser Institute of America (LIA) to reduce and prevent worker exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in industrial, research, and medical workplaces. The organizations also will share information on laser regulations and standards, the effects of lasers on...

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Safety Today named exclusive U.S. distributor for PPSS cut-resistant clothing

May 3, 2012

Grove City, Ohio-based Safety Today Inc. has been selected as the exclusive licensed distributor for PPSS Group cut-resistant clothing in all U.S. industrial applications and sectors. PPSS Group, Knaresborough, U.K., designs, develops, and manufactures cut-resistant clothing made of its own...

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Camfil releases video case study

April 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has published its first video case study at www.farrapc.com/videos/1010. The 6-min. video testimonial describes how Toyo Seat USA, an automotive seat manufacturer, used Gold Series® fume...

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RoboVent opens Minneapolis office

April 12, 2012

RoboVent, a U.S. manufacturer of ventilation and filtration equipment for industry, has opened an office in suburban Minneapolis. Proximity to key industries including defense contractors, marine manufacturing, food processing, and composites manufacturing prompted the company to open the new...

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