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.
August 31, 2015
The Rite-Hite Machine Guarding Defender Cell restricts access and provides guarding around potentially dangerous automated and automatic processes, including stretch-wrap machine operations. The four-sided safety cell incorporates RoboGuard steel wire fencing; point-of-operation guarding; and a...
August 31, 2015
Bunzl Distribution, a St. Louis-based nonperishable goods supplier, has acquired Steiner Industries Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer and wholesaler of personal protection equipment (PPE) for U.S. industrial distributors supplying the welding and industrial sectors. This is Bunzl’s third...
August 26, 2015
Gas cylinders can pose a huge safety risk if they are cared for and/or handled improperly. Samantha Noland of nexAir outlines a few best practices to make sure you are handling your cylinders safely.
August 25, 2015 | By Benjamin Howell
Incredibly high temperatures and a bright arc flash aren’t the only two dangerous elements of welding. Harmful ultrafine particulate matter generated during welding operations can pose major health risks to welders. Modern extraction and filtration systems are designed to provide effective industrial safety. In many cases, fabricators find that the added filtration equipment contributes to increased productivity as well.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)By: CNA
Manufacturers are not immune to the increasing hyper-connectivity of a world driven by technology trends such as the rapid migration to "the cloud", expanding automation of "things" both in their processes and products - increasingly described as the "Internet of Things", and the rising uses of "Big Data" analysis of processes and design of products.
August 11, 2015
Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on Aug. 20 that will describe advanced concepts in robotic safety. Presented by Pat Davison, director of standards development for RIA, the webinar will review the latest RIA 15.06 standard and describe its enhancements. The flexibility and...
Thursday, October 22, 2015By: RoboVent
Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 2 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.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015By: RoboVent
Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 1 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.
August 6, 2015
The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by OSHA. Currently OSHA’s eight-hour permissible exposure...
August 4, 2015
Kemper GmbH has introduced the autodark® series of welding helmets comprising the professional 760 model, the basic 560i/560x, and advanced models 660i and 660x. The 760 has a 3.8-in. by 2.7-in. range of vision and has achieved value 1 in terms of optical quality, light diffusion,...
August 4, 2015 | By Douglas Raff
Worker safety in U.S. manufacturing facilities has improved greatly over the past 25 years, but it's amazing the dangers that still exist in some operations. Tube and pipe facilities actually represent a segment of the fabricating world where some of these risks are most obvious. A look at a couple of tube and pipe scenarios proves what some companies try to get away with and how those safety risks can easily be addressed.
July 30, 2015
Martech Services Co. offers its Quality Air Breathing Systems to help users comply with the OSHA requirements for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the on-board...
July 20, 2015
KIRK® trapped key interlocks enhance lockout/tagout to help ensure energy-isolation procedures cannot be circumvented. A written lockout/tagout procedure is used to document the steps to isolate the hazardous energy source. The trapped key interlocks can aid in isolating the energy source, and the...
July 20, 2015 | By Dan Davis
The Dupps Co., Germantown, Ohio, is a fabricator of heavy-duty processing equipment that has managed to post 2 million work hours without a lost-time accident. For its outstanding safety record, the company was named the recipient of FMA's 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.
July 14, 2015
Wells Lamont Industrial has introduced an ANSI cut level 5 palm dip glove with the FlexTech™ Y9216. It offers protection for applications such as metal fabrication, metal handling, metal stamping, automotive manufacturing, recycling and salvage, and HVAC. The palm is dipped in a sandy nitrile...