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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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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Annual machine safety checkup protects employees, equipment investment

September 21, 2015

Omron Safety Services offers manufacturers in the metal fabrication and forming industries an inspection service to help ensure that machines such as press brakes, presses, shears, and cutting machines are safeguarded to applicable regulations. With this service, an Omron safety system field...

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Magid opens location in Houston

September 17, 2015

Magid, a Romeoville, Ill.-based manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE) has opened a store in Houston. The new location offers more than 700 brands of safety products, including work gloves, respiratory protection, fall protection, safety glasses,...

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Omron to acquire Adept Technology

September 16, 2015

Omron Corp., based in Kyoto, Japan, a provider of core sensing and control technology, has announced plans to acquire Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile robot systems. Omron plans to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of...

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OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

September 3, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and ForConstructionPros.com compiled product inquiries and web page...

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