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Laser safety officer training to held Oct. 18-19

September 26, 2011

IPG Photonics Corp. will hold a two-day Industrial Laser Safety Officer training Oct. 18-19, 2011, at its Midwest operations in Novi, Mich. Available for a fee, the course uses a nonmathematical approach to teach the duties of LSOs as described in the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard to...

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Donaldson expands testing capabilities

August 29, 2011

Donaldson Co. Inc., a manufacturer of filtration systems and parts in Minneapolis, has opened three new test labs in China, India, and the U.S. The company has added a new testing lab in the Greater China R&D Center at its regional headquarters in Wuxi, China, to support the rapid expansion of...

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Survey finds high rate of worker noncompliance with PPE protocols

August 9, 2011

In a survey released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., 89 percent of safety professionals said they have observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been. Twenty-nine percent said this has happened on numerous occasions. "This high rate of noncompliance...

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Toyota Industrial Equipment receives National Safety Council award

July 18, 2011

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has been awarded the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council. The award is given to companies that have a lost-time injury rate of less than 50 percent of companies in the same business classification....

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Nordfab Ducting becomes independent operation

July 18, 2011

After years of being tied operationally to a sister dust-collection company, Nordfab Ducting now operates independently as Nordfab LLC. The company, which manufactures clamp-together ducting for dust, mist, and fume collection, now operates with management, financial, and software systems...

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Metals industry faces major OSHA crackdown, veteran OSHA defense attorney warns

June 30, 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is getting tough on hazards in the so-called primary metals industries, and this means just about any plant that extracts or refines metals like iron, lead, nickel or tin will face multiple OSHA inspections, wrote LeClairRyan attorney Joseph...

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Tube/pipe safety conference scheduled for September

June 14, 2011

The Extrusion, Drawing, and Tube Reducing (EDTR) Council of the Tube & Pipe Association (TPA), Rockford, Ill., will hold a roundtable event, "Linking Safety to Productivity With Pipe and Tube," Sept. 18-20 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside in Wilmington, N.C. "We will focus on safety and how it...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA receives SHARP accreditation

June 14, 2011

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, a provider of vacuum heat-treating and brazing services in Hermitage, Pa., has received Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) accreditation, the highest safety designation that OSHA gives to small businesses. An OSHA consultant performed a...

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Camfill Farr announces staff promotions

May 16, 2011

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has promoted John Dauber to the position of vice president of sales, U.S. and Canada, and Thomas Frungillo to vice president of sales, Latin America and focus markets. Dauber has 19 years...

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association names 2011 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

April 20, 2011

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) has announced the 2011 FMA/CNA Safety Awards winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety....

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Bisco Industries opens facility in Virginia

April 18, 2011

Continuing its aggressive expansion, Bisco Industries Inc., a global distributor of electronic components, fasteners, and distribution services based in Anaheim, Calif., has opened its 38th facility. The new facility is located in Richmond, Va. Glen Ceiley is the chairman and CEO, Don Wagner is...

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Omron provides robotics safety equipment for Alabama Robotics Technology Park

March 29, 2011

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., has partnered with the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) and is serving as the primary robotics safety provider for the project. The RTP is a three-phase project that will include individual training facilities targeted to specific industry...

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AK Tube plants recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 3, 2011

The Columbus, Indiana, and Walbridge, Ohio, plants of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, have been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) — a leading trade organization that serves the metal forming and fabricating...

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Dantherm Filtration joins Nederman Group

January 31, 2011

Dantherm Filtration has become a part of the Nederman Group, Sweden, and has changed its name to Nederman. According to the company, this merger creates the largest industrial air filtration company in the world. Nederman has sales offices in 25 countries and agents in 30 more. Its product line...

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LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star - TheFabricator.com

LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star

January 3, 2011

LENOX®, a manufacturer of power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder, and band saw blades in East Longmeadow, Mass., has been recertified for an additional five years in OSHA's Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The company has maintained this certification for 10 years....

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