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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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New robotic standards to improve safety and productivity - TheFabricator.com

New robotic standards to improve safety and productivity

November 6, 2013

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As technology has changed and improved, it became necessary to update robotic safety standards. The new R15.06 standard is designed to move to a more quantitative approach to safety and to improve production efficiency by streamlining interactions between users and robotic systems.

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Gloves combine comfort and protection - TheFabricator.com

Gloves combine comfort and protection

November 4, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® has expanded its line of Mechani-Gard® mechanic's gloves with the MG-9850 deerskin leather mechanic's gloves and the MG-9855 DuPont™ Kevlar®-lined deerskin leather mechanic's gloves. Both gloves are constructed using soft gold deerskin leather palms and include...

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Omron Automation and Safety honored as Volunteer of the Year - TheFabricator.com

Omron Automation and Safety honored as Volunteer of the Year

November 4, 2013

Omron Automation and Safety, Schaumburg, Ill., has received the Exceptional Merit Award as a Clearbrook Volunteer of the Year for 2013. "For the past 16 years, Omron has been supporting Clearbrook in various ways," said Laura Warren, director of marketing at Clearbrook. "Clearbrook is an agency...

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OSHA releases web resources about chemical safety

October 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe from exposure to hazardous chemicals. The first resource is a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used in place of...

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Safety glasses double as goggles - TheFabricator.com

Safety glasses double as goggles

October 31, 2013

Swap® safety eyewear from Gateway Safety is designed for workers who need both safety glasses and goggles. The eyewear fills both roles with a switch of the temples for the goggle head strap, included with each pair. Venting channels around the frame reduce the hot air buildup that causes...

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Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz. - TheFabricator.com

Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz.

October 30, 2013

The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 series auto-darkening welding helmet is available from Lincoln Electric. Weighing 18.6 oz., the entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off switch. A continuously variable, internal, 9-13 shade...

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Work gloves feature goatskin palms - TheFabricator.com

Work gloves feature goatskin palms

October 29, 2013

Galeton has introduced #11824 Trooper goatskin-palm, canvas-back gloves. The palm is made of soft goatskin to provide flexibility and durability. Designed for general industrial, construction, and maintenance work, the gloves also feature a heavy canvas back that stands up to everyday wear and...

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Access control system protects operators from hazardous equipment - TheFabricator.com

Access control system protects operators from hazardous equipment

October 29, 2013

Fortress Interlocks offers the new tGard system for controlling access to hazardous machinery and equipment. The compact, metal-bodied safety system enables the custom configuration of multiple safety products, including electrical safety gate switches, mechanical trapped key interlocks, and...

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Protective eyewear, welding helmet introduced - TheFabricator.com

Protective eyewear, welding helmet introduced

October 29, 2013

3M has added two new products to its line of personal protective equipment. SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear 400 series is designed to adjust naturally to individual head sizes to help reduce eyewear slippage and discomfort. It incorporates soft, adjustable nosepads and features padded...

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Machine-knit gloves combine dexterity, impact protection - TheFabricator.com

Machine-knit gloves combine dexterity, impact protection

October 28, 2013

Magid® T-REX™ machine-knit impact gloves feature a shell that provides workers with form-fitting, breathable comfort and a large range of motion. Heavy-duty TPR pads protect the back of the hand and fingers, while the flexible, scored design allows the glove to bend with the hand. The...

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System controls airflow in dust collectors - TheFabricator.com

System controls airflow in dust collectors

October 23, 2013

Keller USA's ProFix is a modular option for centralized or cell dust and mist collection systems. With a rapidly shutting damper, the unit readjusts automatically to any airflow variations inside the system. Maximum and minimum airflow parameters can be set individually, with gradual adjustment...

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Desktop software replaces lockout procedure writing software - TheFabricator.com

Desktop software replaces lockout procedure writing software

October 21, 2013

Brady Corp. has released the LINK360® desktop software for lockout/tagout programs. This software, which replaces the manufacturer’s current LockoutPro software, allows users to create, edit, save, and print lockout/tagout procedures using templates for standardized procedures. The...

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Dust collectors designed for high-volume air cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Dust collectors designed for high-volume air cleaning

October 17, 2013

Large-capacity dust collectors from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems provide high-volume air cleaning to control process dust and powders. A modular design allows multiple units to be bolted together to handle large air cleaning requirements or to accommodate future facility expansion. The dust...

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Safety system big enough to protect large gas supplies - TheFabricator.com

Safety system big enough to protect large gas supplies

October 10, 2013

Witt Gas Controls LP has introduced the Safety Group 645 for accident protection. It combines several individual safety devices and switches them in parallel to protect against the hazards of uncontrolled gas mixtures. Two, four, or five safety devices can be combined on parallel in the...

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Mobile app helps occupational health and safety professionals manage hearing conservation

October 8, 2013

3M has created a new mobile application that provides hearing protection and conservation information for iOS and Android™ devices. Using the free app, industrial hygienists and safety professionals can perform a quick, preliminary assessment of sound levels in an environment; get answers to...

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