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January 2016

New Welding Safety Video Series and Resources!

Welding Safety Video Series

Arc welding is a safe occupation when sufficient measures are taken to protect the welder from potential hazards. When these measures are overlooked, welders can encounter such dangers as electric shock, overexposure to fumes and gases, arc radiation, and fire and explosion. Keeping the arc welding operator in mind, our new Welding Safety Video Series offers both mandatory safety practices and those based on shop experience. MORE

One Glove Does the Job for Rigging and Welding

Many employees of large-scale manufacturers are involved in both rigging and welding  functions, requiring them to switch between gloves that are purpose-built for each function. One major U.S. shipbuilder saw the inherent waste and potential safety issues with this practice and asked Lincoln Electric to help. MORE

The Primacy of OSHA

Modern industrial welding is typically not performed as a standalone manufacturing process. The majority of companies that utilize some form of welding automation have other equipment and processes in the same facilities alongside the equipment. Whether directly welding related or otherwise, all are subject to the same rules and regulations propagated by OSHA and state-equivalent OSHA organizations. This article from Welding Productivity Magazine looks at the history of manufacturing safety in the United States. MORE 

New Global Standards for Protective Gloves Are Coming

Proposed changes have been submitted for both the ANSI/ISEA 105 Hand Protection Selection Criteria and the EN 388 European regulatory standard for protective gloves. According to OH&S Magazine, everyone involved in the design, development, and specification of cut-resistant apparel and PPE needs to understand the impact of these changes on their selection and purchasing decisions. MORE 

How to Jumpstart a Stalled Improvement Effort

Continuous improvement initiatives often lack organizational structure and defined responsibilities. This piece from The FABRICATOR describes three components needed to correct these problems and prevent continuous improvement from stalling. MORE 

How Choosing the Right Shoes Can Ensure Safety in the Workplace

Finding the right shoes for work is an important task everyone goes through. Your footwear plays a significant role in keeping you safe while you work. You might not realize how important your shoes are, but because you have to wear them everyday, they're very important. OH&S Magazine looks at how choosing the right shoes can help reduce accidents in the workplace. MORE 

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