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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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Wireless-enabled, multigas detection system named Product of the Year

October 30, 2012

The Accenture Life Safety Solution, a wireless-enabled, multigas detection system that helps protect workers in potentially hazardous environments, has received the Industrial Hygiene Product of the Year Award from Occupational Health & Safety magazine. Developed by Accenture, Industrial...

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Eberl Iron Works adds staff

October 22, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, a provider of custom metal fabrication, Unistrut metal framing products, traffic safety products, rooftop support systems, and systems installation in Buffalo, N.Y., has announced the addition of two new staff members. Corey Beck has joined the company's metal fabrication...

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Cintas website updates employers on safety standards, compliance

October 16, 2012

Cintas, Cincinnati, has launched a new website dedicated to its flame-resistant clothing line. The site also serves as an online resource to update employers regarding standards and guidelines for safety and compliance in the workplace. Two separate lines of flame-resistant clothing are offered:...

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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping receives two safety awards

October 10, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has received two awards from the Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) in recognition of its commitment to safety in the workplace. Kenmode received the 2011 Safety Award for having achieved an outstanding safety record that exceeds the...

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RoboVent launches new website

October 10, 2012

RoboVent has established a new website at featuring up-to-date information on the company's ventilation equipment and finishing systems. Also included are product demonstration videos and streamlined product groupings. The company provides ventilation and filtration equipment for...

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Lincoln Electric announces staff appointments

October 9, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has appointed Frank Armao as director of aluminum welding technology. In this position, he provides leadership in aluminum welding customer support and applications engineering insight. He collaborates with the aluminum welding technology teams at the company's...

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Four new OSHA Training Institute education centers selected

October 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced the establishment of four new nonprofit OSHA Training Institute (OTI) education centers and the renewal of 24 existing OTI education centers. The new centers are located at...

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Fatal work injuries decreased slightly in 2011

September 27, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., has released preliminary results from its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related...

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Metabo's job site training highlights safe tool, accessory use

August 29, 2012

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa., a manufacturer of portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications, now offers an on-site safety and support program to review proper tool and accessory use. The safety training seminar, which can last anywhere from...

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Sellstrom Mfg. names director of international, government sales

August 27, 2012

PPE provider Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced the appointment of Christopher Sedgwick as the new director of international and government sales. He brings to the company a knowledge of welding products from his work at Genstar Technologies Inc., as well as 20 years of experience...

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RoboVent expands Ohio offices

August 8, 2012

RoboVent, Sterling Heights, Mich., a U.S. supplier of ventilation and filtration equipment for manufacturing facilities, has expanded its Columbus, Ohio, office and added five employees. The new facility is 15,000 sq. ft., almost tripling the size of the first branch office. The company's services...

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3M study reveals PPE use varies by geography

July 30, 2012

China offers the greatest growth potential for the application of personal protection equipment (PPE) because of its booming manufacturing sector, combined with a relatively recent focus on workplace safety. That is one of the findings of 3M's newly released market study, which offers safety and...

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Miller picks Pickwick as Arc Armor welder protection makeover winner

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that Pickwick Mfg. Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover. Pickwick received $15,000 worth of equipment, including CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ welding heat stress-relief products,...

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