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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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Full-brim hard hat includes UV exposure indicator - TheFabricator.com

Full-brim hard hat includes UV exposure indicator

May 13, 2013

3M™ has introduced the H-800 series full-brim hard hat, featuring a smooth ratchet suspension and an optional Uvicator™ sensor that changes color when the hard hat is exposed to UV light. The UV sensor helps provide an observable indication of when it is time to take the hard hat out...

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Welding helmet shape helps keep wearer cooler

May 9, 2013

Save Phace has introduced the Extreme Face Protector (EFP) Gen Y series of welding helmets, offering welding, grinding, and splash protection. The helmets offer an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter with grind mode integrated into a 180-degree viewing lens. The face-forming design helps the...

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Safety light curtains available - TheFabricator.com

Safety light curtains available

May 9, 2013

A new line of compact, low-profile safety light curtains from ifm can provide finger, hand, and body protection in a variety of industrial applications. The Type 4 light curtains provide a multibeam barrier of infrared light in front of a hazardous area. If any of the beams are blocked by an...

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OSHA launches initiative to protect temporary workers

May 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced an initiative to further protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. OSHA has sent a memorandum, viewable at http://s.dol.gov/zm, to its regional administrators directing field inspectors to...

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Keeping up with hazardous communications regulations - TheFabricator.com

Keeping up with hazardous communications regulations

April 24, 2013

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On May 25, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration decided to align its hazard communication standards with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Most metal fabricators don't realize that they need to update their own shop hazard communications—and they need to do it soon.

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Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications - TheFabricator.com

Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications

April 9, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced two new dust collector hoppers for use in constrained-space applications. Depending on the model, the low-profile hoppers can reduce overall collector height by as much as 36 in. Designed to fit Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust collectors, the Low Pro hopper...

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FMA announces 2013 Safety Award winners

March 26, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2013 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. The awards, sponsored by property and casualty insurance company CNA, recognize company members of FMA and Tube & Pipe Intl. (TPA) that have demonstrated a...

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Lockout/tagout video addresses global regulations, best practices - TheFabricator.com

Lockout/tagout video addresses global regulations, best practices

March 21, 2013

Brady Corp. has released a safety training video, "Lockout/Tagout: Global Best Practice Training." This 25-minute training video addresses the many global regulations that focus on lockout and the importance of implementing a comprehensive plan. The video covers lockout, the benefits of...

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Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons - TheFabricator.com

Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons

March 21, 2013

Exair has introduced the 110-gal. Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system, an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry material rapidly. The compressed-air-powered unit has no motors or impellers, so it is suitable for the cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel...

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Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks - TheFabricator.com

Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks

March 19, 2013

Rockford Systems Inc. offers chip shields for Bridgeport milling machines. The shields place a barrier between flying chips, sparks, and machine coolant and the operators or other employees in the area. They can be moved in or out of position quickly for tool and part changes. The shields are...

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J.J. Keller launches business services website

March 18, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned business services website at www.jjkellerservices.com. The site showcases the company's regulatory compliance services for the transportation, human resources, and workplace safety industries. The new site includes a brief...

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Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment - TheFabricator.com

Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment

March 14, 2013

Denray downdraft tables help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and particles generated during grinding, welding, or sanding operations. They are designed to pass the pollutants and sparks over water pans to protect the filters and reduce any fire risk. Flame-retardant cartridge filters are...

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Reels install in variety of configurations for welding cable handling - TheFabricator.com

Reels install in variety of configurations for welding cable handling

March 12, 2013

Reelcraft's Safe-T-Reels are compact, stackable reels designed to handle hoses and cords in applications requiring the use of welding cable, welding gases, air or water hoses, or electric cords. They can be installed in a variety of configurations. Equipped with high-flow swivels, the reel has...

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Static holding brake includes emergency-stop function - TheFabricator.com

Static holding brake includes emergency-stop function

March 11, 2013

Desch Canada Ltd. has introduced the new Servox® brake for press manufacturing. Suitable for use in mechanical servo presses, or as a static holding brake with emergency-stop function or dynamic safety brake, the unit provides a low inner-mass moment of inertia and is free of friction...

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Welding helmet manufacturer Optrel announces Facebook sweepstakes drawing

March 7, 2013

Swiss precision helmet manufacturer Optrel is offering welders the opportunity to win a free trip to Switzerland, along with other monthly prizes, through the company's new Facebook sweepstakes drawing. Beginning on Friday March 8, 2013 and available only through the Optrel Facebook page...

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