Analysis of OSHA violations
A Sound Source™ bulletin from
Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group
titled “OSHA Hearing Conservation
Violations” reports on a study the
company recently conducted with the
assistance of OSHA’s Office of
Information and Technology on compliance actions between 2000 and
2004 relating to hearing conservation.
The bulletins are designed to
address the questions and concerns of
safety professionals engaged in the
development and implementation of
hearing conservation programs.
According to the report, the general lack of a hearing conservation program ranked as the top violation of
$1,910.95. Nearly one-fourth ( 2,358)
of the more than 10,000 OSHA top
violation citations were for lack of a
continuing, effective conservation
program when warranted by noise
levels of more than 85 dBA time-weighted average. This violation was
cited nearly twice as often as any
other component of the standard and
resulted in penalties of more than
$3.6 million, according to the report.
Other common citations were for
lack of audiometric testing, lack of
sound monitoring, and lack of training. The lack of appropriate hearing
protectors—although cited less frequently than expected—was deemed
more serious than any other violation, according to the report.
Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group |
800-430-5490 | www.hearingportal.com
Welding fume extraction
Lincoln Electric offers a new environmental system selection guide for companies looking to purchase their first
welding fume extraction system or upgrade or enhance their current system.
The guide starts with the company’s six low-vacuum mobile and stationary units, which offer nonfiltra-
tion, disposable filter, and self-cleaning filter options, as well as the flexible extraction arms and fans available
on these products.
Next, the guide highlights the five
high-vacuum portable and stationary
units—available with disposable filters, manual filter cleaning, and fume
gun capacity—and corresponding
accessories, including extraction nozzles and fume guns. It finishes with an
illustration of the low-vacuum central
system, high-vacuum central system,
and robotic cell with fume extraction.
Lincoln Electric | 216-481-8100 |
Enter code FC437 at www.ffid.net
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Dadco has updated
its product catalog
for the LJ series of
springs. They are
available in three
force models ( 3, 5,
and 7. 5 kN) with
stroke lengths from 0.512 to 4. 92 in.
The springs may be operated self-contained or linked using the company’s MiniLink™ system, which provides users with a compact piping system that includes minifittings,
MINIFLEX™ hose, and a mini control panel.
The 16-page catalog includes new
solid model cylinder and mount drawings, as well as gas spring specifications, force charts, accessories, tools,
and ordering information.
Dadco | 800-323-2687 | www.dadco.net
The FABRICATOR | An FMA Publication
March 2007 | www.thefabricator.com