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Safety: The never-ending battle - TheFabricator.com

Safety: The never-ending battle

August 1, 2013

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A fabricating shop floor can be a very dangerous place even when all types of safety precautions are taken. Fab shops that ignore safety are putting their employees--and ultimately the business--at great risk.

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Welding helmets offered with new graphics designs

July 30, 2013

3M Personal Safety Division has introduced new graphics options for its Speedglas graphic welding helmet 100 series. The helmets, which feature smooth ratchet suspension, high optical quality, and light-to-dark switching, now come in two new graphics styles. The Tribute helmet has a patriotic...

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Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses - TheFabricator.com

Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses

July 29, 2013

Extreme Air downdraft tables from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems are self-contained, powered downdraft tables that do not require external exhaust hoses, offering flexibility and portability without the need for ducting. The tables are designed for welding, grinding, soldering, sanding,...

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Protective eyewear designed for all-day wear - TheFabricator.com

Protective eyewear designed for all-day wear

July 29, 2013

Laservision has introduced the new Ice protective eyewear. The white frames come in a variety of laser protective filters. The lightweight, strong frame provides comfort and durability for all-day wear, the company...

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Welding helmet has adjustable 4/9-13 ADF integrated into 180-degree viewing lens

July 15, 2013

Save Phace has introduced two new additions to its Extreme Face Protector (EFP) series of welding helmets: the Tagged series and the Imposter series. The Tagged series is custom-airbrushed by hand. It offers an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter (ADF) integrated into a 180-degree viewing...

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SMAW glove resists cuts - TheFabricator.com

SMAW glove resists cuts

July 8, 2013

John Tillman Co. has introduced a cut-resistant SMAW glove. The 1080K features side-split cowhide with a cotton/foam lining for moisture absorption and heat protection. An additional Kevlar® palm lining provides cut protection and meets ANSI cut resistance level 2. Kevlar stitching and...

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Matheson wins Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award

July 8, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has received the Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award for Group 1 (more than 5 million employee exposure hours) from the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The awards honor the memory of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder and former chief executive of Air Products and...

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Cartridge filters offer efficiency rating of 15

June 12, 2013

Imperial Systems Inc. has introduced its DeltaMAXX cartridge filter. Using nanofiber filtration technology to help increase service life, the filter has an ASHRAE MERV of 15. Engineered primarily for use within the company's CMAXX dust collector, it comes in a variety of sizes that fit in units...

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AK Tube plant recognized for safety performance

June 4, 2013

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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OSHA to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

May 28, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in...

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3M names Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship winners

May 28, 2013

3M's Personal Safety Division (PSD), St. Paul, Minn., has announced the winners of its 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program. They are: James Dietrich – University of Cincinnati Pamela Dopart – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Christopher J. Fraser –...

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ANSI approves new RIA robot safety standard

May 23, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a new U.S. national robot safety standard. Developed by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard has been updated for the first time since 1999 and now is harmonized with the ISO...

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Camfil APC opens U.K. manufacturing facility

May 23, 2013

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Heywood, Greater Manchester, U.K. The facility has a current staff of 40, with plans to grow to 100 employees in engineering, manufacturing, and...

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Mobile app presents respiratory protection resources

May 21, 2013

3M™ has developed a free respiratory protection resource guide mobile app for industrial hygienists and safety professionals. App users can get answers to frequently asked respiratory questions; check the company's respirator selection guide; identify the company's facepieces, cartridges, and...

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Boots, eyewear protect workers - TheFabricator.com

Boots, eyewear protect workers

May 19, 2013

Honeywell Safety Products has introduced new safety products to protect workers. Oliver® Boots industrial safety footwear features chemical-resistant exteriors, PORON® technology, NATUREform wide-profile steel toe caps, NANOlite footbeds, and direct-attach leather construction....

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