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.

Using AI in Smart Robotic Palletizing Operations

Yaskawa Motoman robots perform logistics that were not practical or could not previously provide a suitable ROI for part induction, bin picking, kitting, and random and unstructured depalletizing.
Experts
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.
Dust Filtration Systems

Media Mist Collection for Metalworking

The SHM SmogHog Media Mist Collector from CLARCOR Industrial Air uses a three-stage filtration process that progressively reduces the mist concentration, resulting in greater than 99 percent particle removal efficiency.
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

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.
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

Physical Barriers Protect People and Machinery

Booth N-2523: Strong and economical Machine Guarding Systems from WireCrafters provide ideal physical barriers in robotic welding cells and around machinery where employee safety and protecting critical equipment are required.
Strong and economic Machine Guarding Systems from WireCrafters are used in robotic welding cells and around machinery where employee safety and protecting critical equipment are required.

FABTECH 2016: Welding

Booth N-2511: Incorporating two work stations with a common load/unload area, the compact robotic welding cell from igm Robotic Systems uses a new RTE 499-S 7-axis robot and RP2 two-axis tilt/rotate servo-controlled workpiece positioner to weld jobs that require moderate flexibility.
Take a closer look at some of the welding technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Warmth, Versatility, Durability in Extreme Working Conditions

The M12 Heated Gear Family from Milwaukee Tool provides all day heat on a single battery charge for use in all seasons in outdoor environments. M12 REDLITHIUM Batteries are compatible with 70+ power tool solutions from Milwaukee.
Heated jackets, vests and hoodies from Milwaukee Tool redefine layering to increase mobility when working in the shop or on the jobsite.