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Top Distractions in the Warehouse: 10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Them

August 28, 2014 12:23 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist at Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve the safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.                     

So You've Been Hacked... Now What?

August 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Laurie Segall explains the simple steps you can take if one of your online accounts has been...

Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

August 27, 2014 3:41 pm | by MIT | Articles | Comments

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NTN, NCIS Conduct Raid To Fight Counterfeit Bearings

August 11, 2014 10:24 am | by Jack Keough, ID Contributing Editor | News | Comments

NTN Bearing has announced the results of a joint raid that it participated in with the Naval...

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5 Things Employers Should Know About Prescription Painkiller Use

August 6, 2014 4:52 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.                  

New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules

August 6, 2014 10:56 am | by Paul Weber and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republicans and industry groups welcomed the revisions a month after slamming the first draft of the bill as overzealous.                                     

RPM Intl Agrees To $797.5M Deal On Asbestos Claims

July 28, 2014 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rust-Oleum's parent company plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims.                

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Protection for High Particulate Environments

July 25, 2014 10:44 am | by Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

The eyewear’s large unilens design offers a wide field of unobstructed peripheral vision while its soft foam subframe ensures a comfortable, gap-free fit.

Oil Eater Expands Line Of Floor Cleaners

July 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Oil Eater | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to keep waste to a minimum, this 38 lb. economy size tub of powder can be used in a mop bucket, auto scrubber, or even in spray bottles for pennies per use, says the company.

How Can Heat Illness Be Prevented?

July 10, 2014 3:09 pm | by Julia Dozier, OSHA Training Center | Blogs | Comments

Thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat every year, and some even die. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable, and employers must take responsibility for protecting their employees while they are working under conditions of excessive heat.

Locks Meet Installation Standards For Hurricane Regions

July 10, 2014 11:43 am | by Kaba Access Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Both the E-Plex 2000 and PowerPlex 2000 Series Mortise locks with deadbolt and auto-deadbolt are certified for use in the highest level High Velocity Hurricane Zone areas, including Miami-Dade and Broward counties of Florida.

Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets

July 10, 2014 11:39 am | by JOBOX | Product Releases | Comments

The cabinets feature double wall construction, durable powder-coat paint, and two-and-a-half-inch thick doors.

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Portable Work Light

July 9, 2014 2:59 pm | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The LED light head on this unit produces a brilliant flood pattern of light that is ideal for illuminating enclosed areas such as warehouses or construction sites where a portable, reliable light source is needed, says the company.

Aircore Harness Provides Wind Turbine Workers With Fall Protection Safety

July 1, 2014 2:09 pm | by Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

The advanced design of the new AirCore Wind Energy Harness combines lightweight comfort with superior fall protection for workers who build and service wind turbines.

Peel & Stick Solution For Slippery Ladders

July 1, 2014 9:47 am | by GripAll | Product Releases | Comments

LavaRungs are a peel and stick anti-slip traction product, pre-formed with a radius to fit around round stock ladders and scaffolding rungs.

Senator Wants To Tighten Controls On Radioactive Material

June 30, 2014 10:42 am | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. senator is urging the Obama administration to tighten procedures after a congressional audit found security problems at companies using radioactive material.                

New Pallet Safety Gate

June 20, 2014 12:47 pm | by FabEnCo, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Customers can now order specialized “clamp-on” or “bolt-on” self-closing Pallet Safety Gates from FabEnCo that come equipped with impact-resistant bumpers to protect materials being transported by a forklift from damage.

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Cut-Resistant Gloves

June 20, 2014 12:44 pm | by Revco | Product Releases | Comments

The GX102 cut-resistant mechanic’s glove features HPPE lining for superior cut-resistance and protective finger guards for metacarpal protection.

Your Motto: Be Prepared

June 20, 2014 11:51 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @industrialanna | Blogs | Comments

The scary thing about emergency preparedness is that you need to be prepared for anything. For many industrial companies, this applies not only to protecting your equipment and your productivity, but also your people.             

Industrial Strength Dry Dust Control

June 19, 2014 10:09 am | by Tennant Company | Product Releases | Comments

The S30 provides innovative indoor and outdoor sweeping performance with optimized dust control in both light and heavy dust applications using its patented SweepMax Plus cyclonic system, says the company.

Feet First: Best Practices To Ensure Safe Flooring

June 19, 2014 9:56 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @industrialanna | Articles | Comments

According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.               

Trapped Key Interlock Systems

June 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Kirk Key | Product Releases | Comments

Kirk’s interlock systems protect personnel and equipment by ensuring a pre-determined safety sequence is followed each time hazardous equipment is accessed in the power industry.

Report Calls For More Protection For Chemical Workers

June 17, 2014 3:00 pm | by Tom Raum, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government on Friday vowed to take a stronger role in protecting chemical-industry workers and local residents from accidents and explosions at chemical plants in the aftermath of a deadly April 2013 explosion in TX.    

Q&A: Environmental Health and Safety Programs

June 17, 2014 9:58 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | Articles | Comments

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs cover a broad range of disciplines including industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, and general safety. The goal of a program is to protect the health and safety of employees, the local community, and the environment from potential hazards that are presented by the operations conducted at the facility.

Longer Tractor-Trailers Could Be On Their Way

June 16, 2014 10:38 am | by CBS | Videos | Comments

Some companies want to extend semi trailers from 28 feet to 33 feet - but will these longer trucks pose more safety risks?                       

U.S. Senator Wants Tighter Trucking Regulations

June 16, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

What do you think? Will tighter restrictions - and the installation of electronic logging devices - keep tired drivers off the road?                                    

Wide Format Print Station

June 13, 2014 10:31 am | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

This standalone unit enables users to create 9” inch wide signs and labels without a computer – eliminating worries about IT department and network security concerns.

The Price Tag for Corporate Negligence

June 13, 2014 10:07 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

GM is in the crosshairs for a delayed recall that caused at least 13 deaths. How much might it have to pay out as a result?                      

Radians Enters Cooling Products Marketplace With Arctic Skull

June 10, 2014 9:37 am | by Radians, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new cooling products are made with Advanced Arctic Technology that accelerates the evaporative cooling process to keep users cool for up to five hours.

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