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PWTV: Handling Gas Cylinders Safely

PWTV: Handling Gas Cylinders Safely

August 26, 2015

Gas cylinders can pose a huge safety risk if they are cared for and/or handled improperly. Samantha Noland of nexAir outlines a few best practices to make sure you are handling your cylinders safely.

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A welding ventilation overview

August 25, 2015 | By Benjamin Howell

Incredibly high temperatures and a bright arc flash aren’t the only two dangerous elements of welding. Harmful ultrafine particulate matter generated during welding operations can pose major health risks to welders. Modern extraction and filtration systems are designed to provide effective industrial safety. In many cases, fabricators find that the added filtration equipment contributes to increased productivity as well.

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CNA: Cyber-threats to the Manufacturing Supply Chain

CNA: Cyber-threats to the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

By: CNA

Manufacturers are not immune to the increasing hyper-connectivity of a world driven by technology trends such as the rapid migration to "the cloud", expanding automation of "things" both in their processes and products - increasingly described as the "Internet of Things", and the rising uses of "Big Data" analysis of processes and design of products.

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Aug. 20 webinar to focus on robot safety

August 11, 2015

Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on Aug. 20 that will describe advanced concepts in robotic safety. Presented by Pat Davison, director of standards development for RIA, the webinar will review the latest RIA 15.06 standard and describe its enhancements. The flexibility and...

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Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Thursday, October 22, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 2 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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Robovent: How Clean is Clean?

Robovent: How Clean is Clean?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 1 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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OSHA proposal would lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections

August 6, 2015

The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by OSHA. Currently OSHA’s eight-hour permissible exposure...

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Autodarkening helmet line rated value 1

August 4, 2015

Kemper GmbH has introduced the autodark® series of welding helmets comprising the professional 760 model, the basic 560i/560x, and advanced models 660i and 660x. The 760 has a 3.8-in. by 2.7-in. range of vision and has achieved value 1 in terms of optical quality, light diffusion,...

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Safe and round with tube and pipe handling?

August 4, 2015 | By Douglas Raff

Worker safety in U.S. manufacturing facilities has improved greatly over the past 25 years, but it's amazing the dangers that still exist in some operations. Tube and pipe facilities actually represent a segment of the fabricating world where some of these risks are most obvious. A look at a couple of tube and pipe scenarios proves what some companies try to get away with and how those safety risks can easily be addressed.

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System produces breathable air from existing air compressor

July 30, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers its Quality Air Breathing Systems to help users comply with the OSHA requirements for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the on-board...

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Trapped key interlocks prevent lockout/tagout circumvention

July 20, 2015

KIRK® trapped key interlocks enhance lockout/tagout to help ensure energy-isolation procedures cannot be circumvented. A written lockout/tagout procedure is used to document the steps to isolate the hazardous energy source. The trapped key interlocks can aid in isolating the energy source, and the...

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How employees drive a safe work environment

July 20, 2015 | By Dan Davis

The Dupps Co., Germantown, Ohio, is a fabricator of heavy-duty processing equipment that has managed to post 2 million work hours without a lost-time accident. For its outstanding safety record, the company was named the recipient of FMA's 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.

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Palm dip glove offers ANSI cut level 5 protection

July 14, 2015

Wells Lamont Industrial has introduced an ANSI cut level 5 palm dip glove with the FlexTech™ Y9216. It offers protection for applications such as metal fabrication, metal handling, metal stamping, automotive manufacturing, recycling and salvage, and HVAC. The palm is dipped in a sandy nitrile...

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Device tests flashback arresters

July 6, 2015

Witt-Gasetechnik offers stainless steel FBA testing device 722 for testing gas system flashback arresters and gas nonreturn valves up to the DN50 flange size. The device performs four different tests: leak-tightness, safety against reverse gas flow, functionality of the pressure-controlled...

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Kemper launches website

July 1, 2015

Kemper GmbH, a manufacturer of extraction and filter systems for the metal processing industry based in Vreden, Germany, has launched an information platform at www.safe-welding.com. Targeted to welders and their employers, the website focuses on hazards that exist in welding and how to prevent...

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