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Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employer-reported workplace injury, illness results

October 30, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the results of its "Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)," which show that private industry employers reported nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. The rate reported for 2014 continues a pattern of decline...

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Autodarkening filter provides natural-looking color for welders

October 29, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Speedglas™ autodarkening filter (ADF) kit 9100XXi. The optics provide detail, contrast, and natural-looking color for welders. An external grinding feature enables welders to switch into a grinding mode. They can access two preset welding modes by pushing the external...

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Marlin Steel keeps factory floor safe for more than 2,500 days

October 28, 2015

Custom steel form manufacturing company Marlin Steel, Baltimore, Md., has announced it has exceeded 2,504 consecutive days of operation without a lost-time safety incident occurring on the factory floor. This announcement follows an OSHA SHARP safety designation for the company just a few months...

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Guide helps companies assess facility safety

October 26, 2015

Visual Workplace Inc. offers “Visual Management Techniques to Define Organized, Productive, Safe Territories and Work Areas,” a free, downloadable PDF to help employers assess their facilities and create a safe workplace using visual management techniques. The guide discusses personal...

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Victaulic receives International Business Award for foundry protective apparel

October 26, 2015

Easton, Pa.-based Victaulic, a provider of mechanical pipe joining technology, has been recognized by the International Business Awards with an International Silver Stevie® award for Best New Product of the Year – Industrial Products for its foundry worker safety coat. After years of...

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Know your press brake safeguarding options

October 26, 2015

Press brake users should know how to work with their machine safely, and part of this is knowing what safeguards are available, and what each can and cannot do.

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Cut-resistant gloves designed to provide thermal protection in cold weather

October 21, 2015

Magid® has expanded its line of work gloves to include thermal protection for cold weather conditions, paired with cut resistance to protect workers against sharp materials. ROC® and D-ROC® cut-resistant, thermal, coated styles are available in black to hide dirt and grime or bright colors...

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Autodarkening helmet offers brightest view in light state

October 19, 2015

The vegaview2.5 autodarkening welding helmet from optrel inc. offers the brightest view in light state with a shade level 2.5, says the company. Shade level 2.5 offers welders a 400 percent brighter view of their environment than a typical shade level 4 in light state, according to the...

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Analyzing the near miss

October 15, 2015 | By Rob Sweeney

If a company doesn’t record its near misses, it’s missing a wealth of predictive information that could help prevent serious safety problems. For this reason, employees should be trained to identify near misses, and reporting these instances should be as quick and simple as possible.

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MSCI sponsors National Safety Council’s Journey to Safety Excellence campaign

October 13, 2015

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced it will sponsor the Journey to Safety Excellence campaign of the National Safety Council as one part of a broader program effort to elevate the importance of safety in the metals industry. More than 10 workers die...

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Safety signs come in variety of styles, materials

October 13, 2015

Visual Workplace Inc. offers premade and custom high-impact safety signs to help communicate standards and process changes, standardize workflow, reduce injury/danger, correct abnormal situations, and sustain lean operations. Signs are available in a variety of materials depending on the...

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Software system simplifies PPE management

October 6, 2015

3M has developed Active Safety, a PPE management software system. The software is designed to help environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals reduce the time they spend on paperwork, access data when and where they need it, and identify trends. The system uses RFID tags and...

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Pepperl+Fuchs launches online ordering of more than 2,000 items

September 28, 2015

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced that online ordering is available for more than 2,000 commonly stocked items, including sensors, intrinsic safety barriers, and select accessories for purge and pressurization systems. Orders can be placed 24/7 at...

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Creating a safe welding environment

September 28, 2015 | By Stephanie Lowney

Implementing safety measures in the welding environment doesn’t need to be a top-down activity. Involving employees and encouraging them to provide insight can go far in establishing a safe welding operation and maintaining it. Choosing dependable safety equipment is also important. More durable products last longer, which reduces costs. Safety products that fit well and are easy to use also reduce downtime and increase worker acceptance.

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Fatal occupational injuries rate remains unchanged from 2013 to 2014

September 21, 2015

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries was an increase of 2...

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