Foot protection for tough terrain, an up-close look at a safety training facility filled with real-world simulations and an affordable but functional welding helmet were among the top occupational safety and health products and services featured on ISHN.com this week.
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products launched its new SAVAGE A40 automatic welding helmet at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. Inspired by the radical SENTINEL™ A50, the new SAVAGE A40 automatic welding helmet provides ideal functionality for the occasional and professional welder at an attractive price.
It only takes a cursory examination of a welding torch to understand there are some real safety concerns with this craft. Welding is a 100-plus-year-old practice that's still a fundamental component of machine work and industry today. Proficient welders are becoming harder and harder to find, which is another excellent reason to learn the craft. It's also a handy thing to know how to do.
Professional welding can be one of the lucrative and rewarding fields but the welders persistently at risk on the job. Welders are exposed to high temperatures and electrical current for several hours of every day. Therefore, proper safety is a must and finding the best safety equipment is the key.
Enhanced performance with ANSI A6 and A7 cut resistance delivered in a very comfortable family of gloves
May 29, 2019
Tillman, a leader in personal protective solutions for welders and the industrial market announces the introduction of the OilShield™ line of oil resistant and ANSI cut resistant gloves. “No one likes to feel liquid seeping through their leather gloves; to combat this, Tillman developed a family of top grain Goatskin gloves with OilShield, a molecular additive that repels oil, grease and liquids from penetrating leather” said Jeff Shipley, Director of Marketing for Tillman.
A worker suffered severe burns in an explosion while he was repairing a semitrailer in DeKalb County, GA.
The explosion occurred at a tractor-trailer repair factory in the 4300 block of Old McDonough Road, DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesman Dion Bentley said from the scene.
Initially, officials said the fire started after the semitrailer crashed into the building.
A 57-year-old man was killed in an accidental welding explosion while working on a boat at a Kemah, TX business.
According to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, the blast happened at Gulf Coast Trawl Doors in the 900 block of Lawrence Road. Witnesses say the shop owner was welding on a gas tank of a small off-shore boat at the time of the accident.
One person was taken to the hospital after an explosion broke out at home in Westerlo, NY.
Seven different fire departments were called to respond to an explosion at 8 Slade Road in Westerlo. Firefighters said the fire was a tough blaze to put out.
"When we arrived we had numerous bottles of oxygen and assetline exploding in the structure itself," said Chief Don Filkins, assistant chief at Westerlo fire department.
New gray shields offer true color and improved peripheral vision for electricians servicing energized equipment
January 9, 2019
Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces that the color of the company’s Arc Flash Resistant PPE Task Wear Face Shield has changed from green to gray. Providing exceptional Visible Light Transfer (VLT), the Cementex Hundred Series are constructed with a True Color Gray (TCG) Arc Rated Face Shield, improving technician vision over prior green models.
Among the articles in the March 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we feature a special report on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and ways to prevent, we look at the 'fatal four' top causes of construction worker fatalities, read the Q&A with Robin Fleming, CEO of ANVL, about giving frontline workers a voice, and much more.