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Dust collectors designed for high-volume air cleaning -

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 -

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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Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration -

Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration

October 2, 2013

Imperial Systems Inc. offers DeltaMaxx cartridge filters. They employ nanofiber filtration technology with an ASHRAE MERV rating of 15. Engineered for use within the company's CMaxx dust collector and offered in a variety of sizes, the filters also fit into models from other manufacturers,...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet features four welding arc sensors -

Auto-darkening welding helmet features four welding arc sensors

October 1, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products now offers the new Warrior™ Tech 9-13 auto-darkening welding helmet for use in all welding applications. The lightweight helmet protects the wearer from UV/IR radiation, heat, and spatter. Four welding arc sensors in the lens provide high response...

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Face protection includes features for comfort -

Face protection includes features for comfort

September 30, 2013

Gateway Safety offers Venom® face protection with several features to help improve comfort to increase employee. The headgear unit, available as a combination with or separate from the visor, has an extra-soft cloth brow pad to help absorb moisture. A three-part adjustment system, which...

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Light curtains, grids work for all applications -

Light curtains, grids work for all applications

September 26, 2013

ABB Jokab Safety has introduced Focus II light curtains and light grids. According to the company, a single model can be used for all applications, eliminating the need for multiple versions to meet varying machines’ safety requirements. The products include a transmitter and receiver...

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Saf-T-Gard names marketing director

September 26, 2013

Saf-T-Gard® Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of industrial safety products in Northbrook, Ill., has hired Lisa Bucki as marketing director. She leads key print and electronic marketing initiatives, including catalog and web development, e-blast campaigns, and product launches. Bucki has more than 12...

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Compact light curtain fits in tight spaces -

Compact light curtain fits in tight spaces

September 25, 2013

Keyence has introduced the GL-S safety light curtain. The compact unit is suitable for applications with space constraints. Front- and side-view designs are available for installation into equipment with tight dimension restrictions. Three color status indicators allow users to see the...

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Antifog coating retains effectiveness for 25 eyewear washings

September 18, 2013

3M has added Scotchgard™ antifog coating to its safety eyewear. According to the company, the proprietary coating provides at least 12 times longer-lasting fog resistance than traditional antifog coatings to help increase eyewear performance in rugged, dusty, steamy, and wet work environments....

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Eliminating gaps in PPE -

Eliminating gaps in PPE

September 13, 2013


Approximately 100,000 Americans suffer serious head injuries on the job each year, and nearly 1,000 American workers suffer job-related eye injuries each day. A common challenge when it comes to PPE compliance for the head, face, and eyes is to ensure health and safety are not sacrificed for efficiency and productivity, or vice versa. Increasingly higher noncompliance rates with PPE protocols is an alarming trend and a serious threat to your overall health and safety. Whether due to economic conditions, flawed safety programs, or attitudes that result in at-risk behaviors, these safety gaps must be addressed.

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Welding coat is machine-washable -

Welding coat is machine-washable

September 12, 2013

Torch Wear has introduced what it says is the first truly washable welding coat. The Torch Wear® Utility II welding coat weighs less than 2 lbs., provides a thermal performance value (ATPV) of 12 cal./cm2, and is machine-washable in cold water. The abrasion-resistant coat repels sparks,...

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Solenoid controller designed for pulse-cleaned dust collectors -

Solenoid controller designed for pulse-cleaned dust collectors

September 12, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced the Smart Solenoid STR controller for applications in which dust collector filters are pulse-cleaned based on timed intervals. The timer controls that regulate pulsing are embedded within the solenoids, eliminating the need to wire a remote timer board to the solenoid...

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Gateway Safety helmet wins Product of the Year Award -

Gateway Safety helmet wins Product of the Year Award

September 11, 2013

Gateway Safety Inc., Cleveland, has announced that its Serpent® safety helmet has been named the winner in the head protection category in Occupational Health & Safety magazine's fifth annual New Product of the Year contest. The 13-oz. helmet is available in Class C (vented) and Class E...

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Laser Institute of America releases new laser safety standard

September 11, 2013

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has unveiled the ANSI Z136.9 Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments standard. The latest in the line of laser safety guidelines stemming from the parent ANSI Z136.1, the standard provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems...

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