Environmental Health & Safety

Electronic and non-electronic machine guarding systems related to the operation of metal forming and fabricating machinery, welding systems and metal cutting equipment. Also personal protective equipment (PPE), air handling systems, scrap and waste disposal systems, reporting systems and other devices and techniques used for OSHA and EPA regulatory compliance.

Hearing Conservation: Fit Testing for Heavy Fabrication

Fit testing advances hearing protection at the steel mill: even the best earplugs won’t work — if they’re not properly worn.
Body Protection

Hidden Danger: Laundered Shop Towels

Millions of workers may be exposed to potentially harmful metals by using laundered shop towels that retain measurable levels of metals after commercial laundering.
Eye and Face Protection

How to Identify Safe and Effective Emergency Eyewash — and the Hidden Dangers to Avoid

While the FDA states that ophthalmic drug products should be sterile, ANSI does not require that emergency eyewash solution or its delivery mechanism be sterile. Yet the dangers of administering non-sterile eyewash can have profoundly negative impacts on injured individuals, as well as their employers.
Head Protection

Zero Injuries: How Safety and Productivity Find Common Ground

TO meet the ANSI 87.1 regulation for shops regarding PPE compliance around eye, face and head protection, here are some ways on to ensure there is no compromise of workplace safety or productivity in eliminating PPE gaps in safety.
Hearing Protection

Lend Us Your Ears

When mobile workers in lean shops move into and out of noise-hazardous areas, they can’t simply wear maximum protection at all times to block out every hazardous noise. Here are some tips on selecting the right protector for any situation that can solve these problems.
Machine Safeguarding

Safeguarding the Shop: Piping Job Shops for Oxy-fuel Efficiency, Safety and Performance

Ensuring optimal oxy-fuel operations safety and performance is dependent on proper equipment selection and adherence to sound practices.
Regulatory Compliance

The Brave New World of Obamacare

In the midst of a U.S. manufacturing renaissance, the disastrous rollout of Obamacare could put a crimp on manufacturers – particularly small shops. Of the nearly 11,000 pages (and counting) of new regulations imposed by this new law, no one really understands the full impact that lies ahead, what new regulations will be added, or how other arcane portions of the law will be changed in the future. Here is a general review of what we do know so far. 
Environmental Health & Safety: Products

Curtains for Machine Guarding

Booth S-2117: Strong stainless steel mesh safety curtains from North American Safety Products can be added to any REAR-GUARD product to maintain flow-through ventilation and visibility for monitoring operations while capturing flying debris and preventing hands, fingers and other objects from entering the guarded area.
Expandable REAR-GUARD perimeter guarding from North American Safety Products provides ideal barriers for welding and machine tool operations.

Machine Guarding Systems for Welding Cells

Strong, reliable and extremely versatile MachineGuard barriers from WireCrafters are an effective and economical way to protect personnel and machinery from the dangers posed by automated equipment. These barriers, which are always on duty, unaffected by power outages or electrical problems, allow easy integration of access doors or material-handling openings with system controls.
WireCrafters offers their Machine Guarding Systems for robotic welding cells and around machinery where employee safety and protecting critical equipment is key.

New Name for Enclosed Rigid Rail Fall Protection

Anchor Track comes standard with its patented Anchor Trolley technology, an unmatched system  that offers effortless movement, decreased post-fall drift, and increased self-rescue capability. (first view)
Anchor Track from Rigid Lifelines can be easily customized to accommodate curves or slopes, making it perfect for anywhere fall protection is required.