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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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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, to its regional administrators directing field inspectors to...

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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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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 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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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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Fortress Interlocks unveils new U.S. facility

February 20, 2013

Fortress Interlocks, a U.K.-based safety access and control systems manufacturer, has opened a new facility in Erlanger, Ky. With additional square footage and warehouse space, the new facility makes it possible to perform some light manufacturing locally to reduce lead-times on common assemblies....

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Camfil Farr APC changes name

February 18, 2013

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a producer of dust and fume collectors, has changed its name to Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC). The new web address for the company is The company is the dust collection part of air filter manufacturer Camfil. In 2000...

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Monthly seminar provides safeguarding tips

January 22, 2013

Rockford Systems offers a monthly machine safeguarding seminar at its training center in Rockford, Ill. This 2.5-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA regulations and the ANSI B-11 series of 24 safety standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also...

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J. J. Keller celebrates 60 years in business

January 17, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. marks its 60th anniversary in 2013. John "Jack" Keller established the company in downtown Neenah, Wis., in 1953 as a one-man regulatory consulting, warehousing, and insurance underwriting operation. As government regulations evolved and new compliance challenges...

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U.S. Dept. of Labor announces winners of Worker Safety and Health App Challenge

January 16, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., has announced the winners of its Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. Prizes totaling $30,000 are being awarded to four entrants who submitted tools that best demonstrate the importance of recognizing and preventing workplace safety and health hazards...

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Sellstrom Mfg. names director of business development

January 9, 2013

Sellstrom Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of personal protective equipment in Schaumburg, Ill., has appointed Chris Gill as the new director of business development. Gill has extensive manufacturing and distribution experience, as well as account management and market research awareness. Gill previously...

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Sellstrom Mfg. launches two new websites

January 7, 2013

Sellstrom Mfg. Co. has completed a new company website at and a subsidiary site at The sites present products and services offered by the company through its Safeguard and RTC divisions. Sellstrom Mfg. Co. offers personal protective equipment, from goggles...

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CGA, GAWDA announce winners of Distributor Safety Awards

November 7, 2012

The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) have announced the winners of the inaugural CGA/GAWDA Distributor Safety Awards. Coastal Welding Supply Inc., Beaumont, Texas, won the award for companies with more than 100,000 employee exposure hours....

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