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Arc-resistant and flame-resistant (FR) personal protective equipment (PPE) clothes are the first and the last line of defense against serious injury.
Articles about flame-resistant PPE, ROI efficiency, digital transformation, corrective maintenance and writing a maintenance task procedure were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 8-14, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Articles about the 2020 Salary Survey, flame-resistant PPE, corrective maintenance, writing a maintenance task procedure and Product of the Year finalists were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is essential for anyone who works on job sites or with equipment that comes with potential fire, combustion or electrical hazards.
Articles about improved mask filtration, machine learning and manufacturing, the factory of the future, effective plant turnarounds and disinfection robots were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 8-14, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Articles about improved mask filtration, motors and drives tips, effective plant turnarounds, the factory of the future and machine learning were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Surgical masks are the best personal protective equipment (PPE) option for being heard clearly according to University of Illinois researchers, which can be a challenge for engineers, manufacturers and other essential workers who operate in noisy environments.
North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) received a $400,000 grant to investigate improving the properties of materials they’re using for masks and respirators.
Articles about interchangeable masks, edge I/O, heated face masks, mini-brains for robots and collaborative robot optimization were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
A team of Texas A&M students bonded together to create the EASYMASK, which is designed to provide a reusable and inexpensive face mask for the general population.
Articles about heated face masks, R&D project performance, facility energy management, collaborative robot optimization and COVID-19 worker risks were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 19-25, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
The reusable mask includes a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene, which could help health care professionals and in other situations where social distancing is difficult.
Articles about mask filtration, global manufacturing, COVID-19 and digitalization, microgrid system design and hydrogen's growing importance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 28 to October 4, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Students at USC worked on robots, masks and droplet dispersion to better understand how to live with COVID-19 over the summer. See video.
The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.
Articles about a redesigned COVID-19 mask, the Leaders Under 40 winners, EAM systems, 3-phase squirrel cage motors and quality management system audits were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 14-20, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
A mask that combines barrier filtration material with a stretchable fabric for greater protection and comfort has been designed by Georgia Tech researchers.
University of Michigan engineers and physicians have created a testing system to evaluate the effectiveness of N95 and surgical masks to find ways to make them better.
University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student Rebecca Alcock is playing a leading role in a large-scale, U.N.-backed effort to mobilize production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and more in developing countries around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia Tech researchers found that ozone gas could provide a safe means for disinfecting certain types of PPE that are in high demand for shielding workers from COVID-19.
Texas A&M University researchers have developed a method to make PPE masks reusable by sending them through an electron beam facility to get rid of contaminants.
A Purdue University research team is working on extending the shelf life for an N95 mask, a crucial piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), by making the elastic band last longer.
Northwestern Engineering researchers received a $200,000 grant from the NSF to develop smart personal protective equipment (PPE) masks embedded with battery-free sensors to assess health for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Innovation Hub at West Virginia University is working with a Massachusetts-based 3D-printing company to produce medical swabs for COVID-19 testing.
Engineers at Northwestern University has found a way to retrofit a common commercial emergency ventilator into a device better-suited for COVID-19 patients.
High school students are using University of Missouri 3D printers to make face shields for health care workers in their area and U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
Houston-area hospitals asked Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to help manufacture medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Articles about Product of the Year winners, PPE mask production for COVID-19, acoustic imaging and maintenance technology were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 11-17, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Two recent PPE-related projects completed by NVision, Inc. demonstrate the growing role that non-contact scanning/measurement technologies are taking in the race to create new products and designs to minimize exposure to COVID-19.
Michigan Medicine and the U-M College of Engineering have offered a recommended design that is effective and straightforward to produce that addresses the PPE shortage for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are leveraging tools used to measure the particulate from combustion engines to measure the filtration efficiency for alternative N95 masks to help improve supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Northwestern University researcher has received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to develop a new self-sanitizing medical face mask that deactivates viruses on contact for better personal protective equipment (PPE).
An MIT team launched mass manufacturing of a new technique to meet the high demand for disposable face shields with a single-piece design that uses die cutting to create them quickly.
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are working with Madison-area manufacturers to make medical face shields, which is an important piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients.
Researchers from Georgia Tech and other universities are racing to develop “do-it-yourself” health care gear that can be assembled where it’s needed from locally available components to try and get out in front of the coronavirus spread to help hospitals and medical healthcare facilities. See video.
Articles about overcurrent protection technologies, predictive maintenance in oil and gas, collaborative robots and manufacturing, the PMI May 2019 report, and electrical safety culture were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 3-9. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Articles about overcurrent protection technologies, the human factor in change management, Mitsubishi Electric acquiring Iconics, electrical safety culture, , and protecting the production line were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 20-26. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Advanced solutions for effective maintenance programs address staffing challenges, lower costs, and can help plants avoid trips and shutdowns.
Worker protection also delivers productivity gains.
Wireless monitoring systems save money compared to wired solutions.
Despite changing politics, OSHA violations have largely remained the same. However, when measured using the Liberty Mutual Worker Safety Index, cost of injuries is down $2B from 2016. Whichever way you measure it, safety remains one of the biggest challenges in today's workplace.
Protecting employees against weld fumes is critical to providing a safe working environment. Choosing the right welding solution involves many key factors including the welding process, the type of fumes produced, and the OSHA standards relevant to the manufacturing process.
With all the safety hazards posed by electrical equipment, proper training is imperative to the well-being of employees.
Herman Miller, Inc.’s people-centric focus and its focus on Lean manufacturing has helped the company through rough patches and has helped the company's culture.
Safety is paramount with electrical test instruments and great care must be taken when using equipment or understanding the codes involved.
Make your company’s electrical safety program NFPA 70E-compliant by following eight best practices to make sure that the electrical safety programs drives the development of safety habits.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: October 24-30: process improvements, arc flash relays, CMMS adoption, more
Articles about permanent process improvements, arc flash relays reducing costs, CMMS adoption enhancing maintenance, mobile manufacturing maintenance, and OSHA's annual safety violation report were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 24-30. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Fall protection once again leads the way as violations increase by almost 2% for 2016. Three categories in the top 10 reported considerable improvements compared to their 2015 numbers.
Wire manufacturer finds a way to eliminate hazard and control labor spending.
Companies need to take necessary steps to prevent an arc flash incident such as identifying potential areas where an incident might occur and ensuring workers have access to proper safety equipment like personal protective equipment (PPE).
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Safety Study identified seven high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries,
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 30-December 6: Manufacturing index, Product of the Year Finalists, industrial wireless, more.
Articles about manufacturing index, Product of the Year finalists, industrial wireless, OEE, and FDI drives were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 30-December 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
The leading cause, contact with an electric current, is something construction employees are exposed to on a regular basis. These injuries commonly come from incidences of arc flash energy.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 9-15: 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, more.
Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, arc flash NFPA 70E, and STEM education were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, November 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 2-8: Improving hydraulic control, arc flash energy analysis, the ‘perfect’ bearing fit, more
Articles about improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system, supporting arc flash incident energy analysis, the quest to find the 'perfect' bearing fit, arc flash NFPA 70E, and arc flash safety measures were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, November 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Webcast presenter Brian Downie answered additional questions about topics such as reviewing the arc flash program, labeling requirements, PPE, and reducing dangerous levels of arc flash.
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Safety Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.
The standard for safety begins at the front door of your plant. You and your employees set the standard for safety.
These 10 essential steps after receipt of an arc-flash-incident energy analysis will help enhance personnel and equipment protection, and help support compliance with NFPA and OSHA standards.
Seven ways to limit the exposure of workers to the risk of arc flash incidents.
The latest updates to NFPA 70E require plant managers to re-examine their electrical safety programs.
Fall protection, lockout/tagout lead the way as overall violations increase by 4%.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 29 to July 5: VFD trends and solutions, HVAC maintenance tips, manufacturing maintenance, more
Articles about VFD trends and solutions for drive systems, making HVAC maintenance more effective, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, NFPA 70E PPE challenges, and predictive maintenance data analysis were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 29 to July 5. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Hugh Hoagland, Senior Consultant for ArcWear, was the presenter at the June 18 Plant Engineering Webcast, “Arc Flash University: NFPA 70E PPE Challenges and Solutions.”
Revised NEC 240.87 requirements make mitigation easier to achieve.
Recent changes to the National Electric Code are getting us closer to the ultimate goal of preventing damage from arc flash.
One of the generational barriers we all face is the need to adapt to the changes around us, according to Plant Engineering Content Manager, Bob Vavra in his monthly column.
Creating a safety automation system is a step-by-step process. NFPA 79 is one place to start to understand U.S. standards.
A lack of consistent or proper use of PPE leads to injuries and changing best practices and the culture are key to reducing these potential injuries
The Miller AirCore Front D-ring Harness meets OSHA and CSA requirements and is rated to 400 lbs. capacity
Complying with FEB and NRTL standards are vital to ensuring worker safety and standards for electrical products and systems
The MG-9850 and MG-9855 mechanic gloves feature rubber protection and padded palms for impact protection and to absorb shocks and vibrations
From analysis to equipment; you can reduce the exposure to a dangerous event
Finalists in the Electrical Safety category for the Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year competition.
Finalists in the Safety category for the Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year competition.
The Speedglas Graphic Welding Helmet 100 Series has been expanded to include two additional graphic designs Tribute and Future Combatant
Maintaining and inspecting MIG guns regularly are a couple of ways to get more life and more productivity out of every tool
Never allow unauthorized personnel to handle equipment, never put your hands or fingers in front of the nozzle, and other helpful safety tips on washdown stations.
Proper grounding and bonding is critical for electrical workplace safety
Will they help make your plant and workers safer?
Steps on how to prevent arc flash and arc blast hazards and dispelling some popular myths about how they occur
Implementing a fall protection system, regardless of size, requires considering a number of factors to ensure optimal worker safety.
The Katapult wire stripper and cutter cuts 8-22 AWG wire with a tension-loaded wire-grip, and can be used in settings where multiple wire sizes and types are present.
Real time, just in time: Masco Cabinetry reduces lead time, waste, energy costs, and downtime.
Growth in the medical equipment and commercial markets will help to buoy the stepper systems market as machinery cools.
17 videos on proper use of respirators have been posted. Nine are in English and eight in Spanish.
In light of the PV industry taking a hit in 2011 IMS Research revisits some of their past predictions and what they project for the industry in 2012.
Piping Technology and Products has been cited for intentionally misleading OSHA about amputation hazards.
Finalists in Safety in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
A recent study found that many workers aren’t wearing necessary personal protective equipment. Which leaves a question: Why?
Eye injuries among citations; $950,000 in proposed fines
Aixtron today cut its 2011 guidance, lowering its 2011 revenue outlook from €800- €900M to just €600- €650M, that is a dramatic 26% decline. It also lowered its EBIT margin guidance from 35% to 25-30%. What happened to Aixtron and what does this mean for the MOCVD and LED markets?
The top 10 citations issued by OSHA against construction and general industry seldom change, but they are always worth reviewing as the most frequently overlooked areas of compliance
Plant Engineering announces Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award winners for products debuting in the 2010 calendar year.
Industrial vacuum cleaners help mitigate environmental hazards, OSHA violations
U.S. Minerals could get $1.25 million in fines after inspections find 'extremely high levels of hazardous dust and other dangers'
Plant Engineering's 2010 Product of the Year finalists featured in the Safety category.
Better training and awareness and advanced technology help reduce the risks of forklift-pedestrian collisions
The American Society of Safety Engineers has published a new book that the association says gives safety professionals a reference for time-saving solutions to complex problems. Applied Mathematics for Safety Professionals: Tips, Tools and Techniques to Solve Everyday Problems is now available at the ASSE Website, www.
OSHA estimates that approximately 680,400 lift truck accidents occur each year. The hard fact is that most of these accidents can be prevented with proper training and the adoption of best practices and safe work habits. Here are six primary areas businesses should focus on to help create a safe environment for lift truck operation.
Ergonomic manipulator The zeroG4 Arm is an ergonomic manipulator for holding tools, parts and materials. The manipulator allows objects to be maneuvered as if in zero gravity with full range of motion. The unit uses a spring, cam and gimbal-based architecture to “float” objects while allowing them to be effortlessly maneuvered.
The Cedar River is an old, meandering soul that weaves its way through Iowa’s cornfields on its way to the Mississippi River.
While many of the best welding safety practices seem like common sense, a survey of attendees at the National Safety Council’s 2007 Congress & Expo found that non-compliance with personal protective equipment protocols remains an issue. Some of the leading reasons: safety gear that fits poorly and looks ugly. Fortunately, recent efforts by PPE providers address these issues.
Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched Symbiosis Man, an interactive, virtual model that allows customers to “try on” personal protective equipment products before purchase.
The Protect-O-Gate dock gate prevents falls from loading docks or ledges.
The portable access ladder has a 9x5-foot stationary base section with a top landing measuring 1-foot, 6-inch by 2-feet.
To increase job-safety training and awareness among younger Americans, scientists from the Georgia Tech Research Institute have joined with OSHA and other groups to introduce health and safety training to Georgia high schools. The aim: to ensure that young workers grasp the basics of job safety before they ever reach the workplace.
Three years ago, on his first day as plant manager at Ocean Spray’s Bordentown, NJ facility, Tim Haggerty tried to anonymously roam through the 500,000 square-foot facility. He succeeded. And that was the problem. “I went through totally unnoticed,” said Haggerty. “No one challenged me as to who I was.
The control of fumes and gases in arc welding is an important workplace health and safety issue. Fortunately, many solutions are available to improve fume control, providing users with a number of options to comply with applicable exposure limits. Before selecting a solution, however, users need to evaluate each individual application to determine the best control method.
There are some misconceptions in the application of OSHA regulations, NFPA Standards and IEEE guidelines relating to arc flash hazards and associated safety practices. If plant managers don’t properly apply these standards, they may compromise worker safety and risk OSHA violations.
For more than three years the latest revision of NFPA 70E, “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace,” has delivered a simple message: to work safely on electrical installations, turn off the power. And if you can’t avoid working on energized systems, put on the appropriate personal protective equipment to protect against the hazards of shock and arc flash. Sounds easy. But for some in the industry, it’s just not happening.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week unveiled new workplace safety and health guidance to help employers prepare for an influenza pandemic. Developed in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services , Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic provides general guidance for most types of workplaces, describes the differences between seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza and presents information on the nature of a potential pandemic, how the virus is likely to spread and how exposure is likely to occur. "In anticipation of a flu pandemic, our top priority is protecting the safety and health of America's working men and women,” said Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. "Employers and employees should use this guidance to help identify risk levels and implement appropriate control measures to prevent illness in the workplace.” To help employers determine appropriate workplace practices and precautions, the guidance divides workplaces and work operations into four risk zones, according to the likelihood of employees' occupational exposure to pandemic influenza.
The 505 adjustable wire stripper/cutter is a compact, industrial-duty wire stripper and cutter that locks closed for easy storage and features a thumb-adjustable cam for matching the wire gauge size. It accommodates different wire gauge sizes and fits into a pocket, pouch or tool kit when not in use.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association recently renewed an alliance to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that help protect employee health and safety. "We appreciate SMACNA 's contributions to our motor vehicle safety and health topics page and other materials," said OSHA administrator Ed Foulke, Jr. "We are pleased to continue working with them to further protect employee health and safety." Established more than two years ago, the alliance will continue to focus on motor vehicle safety, fall protection and personal protective equipment. It includes an emphasis on cuts and eye injuries, and reducing and preventing exposure to amputation and welding hazards. "We are enthusiastic about our ongoing alliance with OSHA because it ensures continuity and structure for the development of new safety information and tools to make American workplaces safer,” said Richard J.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Monday issued safety and health guidance to help small businesses comply with the Agency's new hexavalent chromium requirements for general industry, construction and shipyards. "This new resource is aimed at helping small businesses comply with the new standards, while helping them reduce the risk to employees potentially exposed to these compounds," said OSHA administrator Edwin Foulke. The guide describes the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees from hazards associated with exposure to hexavalent chromium. It is divided into sections that address the major provisions of the standards, and it follows the same organization as the corresponding paragraph of the standards. However, the guide provides more detail than the standards to help employers better understand the requirements. Permissible Exposure Limits, exposure determination, regulated areas, methods of compliance, respiratory protection, protective work clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, and medical surveillance are the major topics included in the guide. Hexavalent chromium compounds are widely used in the chemical industry as ingredients and catalysts in pigments, metal plating and chemical synthesis.
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association provides free educational resources on fiber glass and mineral wool insulation for workers through its Health and Safety Partnership Program, a voluntary program designed in cooperation with OSHA to assure greater worker protection. The free resources include a safe work practices video and practical, informative literature.
The news this week at OSHA involves the hearings on the proposed Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment standard. This proposed standard was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2005. The proposed rule would update the standards on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution and on electrical protective equipment for gen...
Safety is an idea. Like truth and beauty, it is elusive to recognize and define. We do know, however, what the absence of safety looks and feels like. American workplace deaths and injuries are at an all-time low. Yet unsafe workplaces still proliferate. It a more cynical time, workplace hazards were seen as a cost of doing business.
Trash bin lid activated by motion Ultra-SmartBin features a motion-activated lid that opens automatically so that hands stay safe from biohazards and other wastes, as infrared sensors detect motion and provide touchless opening. Lid closes 3 sec after hand/object is removed from the area. Liner-bag holder keeps liners from falling in and prevents them from sticking out under the lid. UltraTech International : getsmartbin.com TO VOTE, WRITE 10 ON BALLOT For more information, write 10 on card Reverse air filter allows for simple operation RAF-IS is a special design reverse air filter using a simple, effective cleaning mechanism to sweep the filter bag plate.
Dangerous tip With over 20 years in industry, I have accumulated a binder of useful Tips & Tricks for just about any situation. The Tip (#230) in your August issue is one of the most dangerous you can attempt. Striking two hardened surfaces together like that of the ball peen hammers is an invitation to disaster.
Foam allows for safe installation Chico SpeedSeal is a two-part, high- density foam that expands, then hardens like cement resulting in an inexpensive, safe, explosion-proof seal in electrical conduit and other tubing. It is packaged in an injectable delivery system and replaces manual measuring and mixing of cement compounds and water. The installation takes less than 5 min and sets up in less than 20 min.
Hazardous gas detection Sentry WebServer combines the power and flexibility of the Sentry gas-risk management system with the interoperability strength of the FieldServer WebServer. The server provides a graphical display of hazardous gas conditions using the Microsoft web browser. Sierra Monitor Corp. sierramonitor.com Write 319 on PE card Monitoring device The Pac Ex 2 is a handheld combustible gas and oxygen monitoring device featuring an LCD concentration display with audible, visual, and vibrating alarms.
For those who work with it daily, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance is synonymous with long, confusing, and stressful hours of sorting through paperwork and regulations.
Excessive mold growth in indoor environments has become an increasing health and environmental concern, as well as the subject of controversy and litigation. While human response to mold varies widely, no official medical relationship exists between exposure and human response.
No other standards in the United States exist for air quality inside industrial plants aside from OSHA's Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs). OSHA laws on interior air pollution control concern air contaminants inside industrial buildings. The laws establish permissible exposure limits for over 500 regulated substances.
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Respirator kits A guide to respirators for abatement and mold remediation includes product and ordering information on respirators, filters, and cartridges. The Half Facepiece respirator 7500 series ultimate reusable mold remediation respirator kit and powered air purifying respirator kit are among the products featured. 3M 3M.com/occsafety Write 317 on PE card Risk management Risk Management Planning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Hazard Assessment, Accidental Release Prevention, and Consequence Analysis takes businesses with more than 100 hazardous or toxic materials onsite through the process of creating an effective risk management plan and explores the requirements for everyday decision making.
Bearing fixer Industrial Services' repair capabilities now includes reclamation services on bearings between 3 and 8 in. OD. Bearings are refurbished, typically in sets of 20 or more.
Research continues to point to noisy machinery as a culprit in poor communication, lost-time accidents and higher insurance costs in plant operations. Constant exposure to noise creates employee stress and fatigue, and noisy operations can cause noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). But machines don't have to bear the blame.
Safety gloves The GP150 and PU50 styles are the first in a line of general purpose gloves. The GP150 style has an extra-heavy coated palm for abrasion, cut, and oil resistance, while the PU50 has a silicone-free polyurethane coating for lint-related problems. Styles are ideal for the metal, electronic, and clean room industries.
Have a good time PTC-20 Series multiprogrammable LED timers have four-digit, dual line displays that indicate set and time values. All models offer multiple field programmable modes for operation and time ranges. There are multiple levels of security to prevent unauthorized set value or parameter changes.
Bundle wire and cable better The 100 Hook and Loop Mechanical Fastener enables assemblers to bundle wire and cable faster, with less effort and strain than with plastic ties, wire ties, or string. These fasteners incorporate flexibility, a thin profile, and superior strength for cable bundling, harnessing, and wire fastening systems. Fasteners can be reused up to 10 times, eliminating waste and saving costs.
Flowmeter uses HART technology FlexMASSter ST98 flowmeter series combines superior performance with digital communications flexibility, due to HART Bus compatible electronics. The advanced thermal mass sensing element provides an accuracy of Fluid Components Intl. fluidcomponents.com Circle 371 Switch has easy-to-read pressure N-series pressure switch, with a big, bright LED display, eliminates the struggle to read operating pressures accurately.
Aerial work platforms provide a safe and efficient means of getting to hard-to-reach overhead areas. They can quickly carry an operator, with tools and materials, to places that would require setting up ladders or scaffolding.An advantage of the aerial work platform is its ability to maneuver in tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas.
A guide to energy savings Super-E premium efficient motors will be identified with an "EnergyGuide" label. Similar to the yellow tags used on home appliances, the label informs electric motor buyers of the energy savings and dollar savings they can achieve from installing these motors. Electricity accounts for over 97% of the lifetime cost of an industrial motor.
Can you reject a recall based on a possible problem? Maintenance Utility Man Joe Fenning had a history of back trouble. When he and others had been laid off, Foreman Harry Nadler's undisguised feeling was "Good riddance!" Now with a recall in the works, Nadler wanted to avoid rehiring Fenning if possible.
Choosing the most appropriate protective apparel is a job in itself. With differing standards and guidelines, changing regulations, and a checklist of criteria including design, fit, and cost, there's a lot to consider. Of course, the primary responsibility of protective clothing is to protect the wearer - the critical factor in selecting proper apparel.
Noise is unwanted sound. That statement seems pretty simple. But sound, in turn, is pressure, frequency, intensity, amplitude, wavelength, and a few other things. Noise is also aggravating, dangerous, and expensive. And if not properly controlled in the workplace, noise can be illegal. Excessive exposure can result in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), hypertension, and elevated blood pressur...
Tool installs drive belts quickly A special tool installs a belt in place in as little as 20 sec and typically pays for itself in the first day of use. Speedy Belt Installer gets twisted conveyor roller belts back in operation up to ten times faster than traditional methods, and its easy-to-use design helps eliminate carpal tunnel syndrome.
Lubricant consolidation New fluid consolidation program reduces overall maintenance costs and extends equipment life. The program is a combination of Molykote high-performance synthetic and mineral-based products and support services. It features lubrication management software, integrated oil analysis service, and immediate access to a wide supply distribution network.
Don't take a fall Fall Prevention & Protection Training ToolBox provides a comprehensive package that includes a CD-ROM, 20-min video entitled Gravity Kills-Defy It!, instructor and participant training manuals, and certificates and posters. The kit helps instructors address all the components of fall prevention and protection with a goal of reducing the risk of serious injuries and fatalities at work sites. Dalloz Fall Protection www.cdalloz.com Circle 251 Find motor and drive info fast Version 6.0 of the interactive Electronic Catalog on CD-ROM allows users to instantly access a wide variety of technical information on over 5500 different motors and drives. Product information includes nameplate data, dimension drawings, performance and test data, replacement parts, and installation and operating manuals. Baldor Electric Co.
Going linear Product information on brushless linear motors, linear stepper motors, ac linear induction motors, linear positioning stages, linear motor controls, and motion control programming language and software is available in a free 242-p catalog. Information includes linear motor and control dimensions, technical data, connection data, keypad instructions, and catalog identification. Baldor Electric Co. www.baldor.com Circle 251 Speaking of dehumidification... A free, comprehensive glossary of desiccant dehumidification terms and a dew point conversion chart highlight a 20-p booklet. This popular glossary-of-terms booklet has been expanded to contain more than 50 definitions and an informative 2-p description of humidity controls. Air Technology Systems Circle 252 Motorize jib cranes A retrofit package is available to upgrade manual jib cranes to motorized units complete with electrical controls and pendant.
Key concepts It's not possible to tell whether tiles contain asbestos by appearance, size, or when installed. If asbestos is present, regulatory and removal issues must be faced.
MiniLite fall limiter has a self-retracting lanyard that arrests a free fall within inches, reducing the risk of injury and making rescue easier. The product meets OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standards. Miller-Dalloz Fall Protection www.cdalloz.
Some well-known difficulties have plagued painting projects for generations.
CF2000 Series respirators feature an interchangeable breathing tube that converts a half mask or full facepiece air purifying respirator into a continuous flow airline respirator.
Fresh-air II SA 9000 respiratory system is appropriate for many welding applications that generate high levels of particle fumes and gases. User-adjustable, belt-mounted airflow valves supply from 6-15 cfm of filtered air. Supply hoses up to 100-ft.
A broad range of eye, head, face, hearing, respiratory, and welding protection equipment is presented in a 32-p catalog. Also offered are traffic control and floor warning devices.
A service life estimation CD-ROM and accompanying reference table for respiratory cartridges assist users in complying with the revised OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.134.
Line of custom designed and integrated fall arrest systems that reflect site specific variables and performance requirements assure maximum safety without compromising worker productivity. All products meet applicable OSHA requirements.
Pre-engineered arching-breaking hoppers outperform standard conical products by a factor of two, increase production rates, eliminate process downtime, and easily retrofit to most existing hoppers.
It didn't happen all at once. Gradually, over a period of time, the possible cause dawned on Project Supervisor Bob Sherman. Mechanical Engineer Mark Hammer had been acting -- and looking -- funny these past weeks.
OSHA's final rule amending the standard on permit-required confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146) became effective February 1.
This month's 1998 National Safety Congress & Exposition in Los Angeles promises to provide valuable information on hundreds of aspects of safety in the workplace.
On April 8, 1998, the revised OSHA respiratory protection standard went into effect, with extended compliance dates of Sept. 8, 1998, for determining whether respirator use is required, and Oct. 5, 1998, for all other provisions.
Two upgraded Windows respirator selection/compliance programs on CD-ROM provide information required to match airborne contaminants and their concentration levels with the appropriate respirator and then manage a safety regulation compliance program in a timely manner. A new package simplifies the management of an employee hearing protection program in compliance with OSHA regulations. 3M.
There is no need to read hundreds of pages of technical data or to review computer databases to learn about personal protective equipment.
Confined spaces are an exception to the rule that you should never assume anything in life. In this case, always assume the worst -- that the space contains an unseen, unexpected hazard.
Under a revised respiratory standard published Jan. 8 by OSHA, employers will have to develop a written program to protect workers that wear respirators.
In your December 1997 Human Side of Engineering article, "Is Hearing Loss Due to Job Noise Compensable?," I believe that the company involved is making a serious mistake if they simply "reassign him and hope that's the end of it.
There are powerful economic and safety reasons for properly specifying and handling steam hose assemblies.
Network grounding systemsA 60-p catalog covers copper and mechanical grounding components for network applications. The publication provides features, benefits, and complete specifications, including materials, dimensions, sizes, part numbers, and illustrations. Information charts and a cross-reference guide are included in the literature.