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OSHA Revised Recordkeeping Rule Takes Effect

Tuesday, January 8, 2002
On January 1, the OSHA revised recordkeeping rule went into effect, meaning metalformers with more than 10 employees at any time throughout the year must keep OSHA injury and illness records. The records must be kept on the new OSHA Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, which replaces the Form 200. In addition, OSHA has created Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report, and Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. Form 301 includes detailed information about how an injury or illness occurred, while Form 300A, which must be posted in a visible location in the workplace, is a separate summary that shows the totals for the year in each category. This summary must be posted from February 1 through April 30 in the year following the year covered by the form. For more information on these new recordkeeping requirements, visit

Fagor Installs Slitting Line for Glossy Stainless

Tuesday, January 8, 2002
The Birmingham (UK) facility of stainless-steel manufacturer Acerinox has completed its installation of a complete slitting line, provided by Fagor Arrasate. The line processes high-gloss stainless steel in coils to 30,000 lb., widths to 63 in., and thicknesses from 0.007 to 0.100 in. Line speed tops out at 700 ft./min. Included is a surface coil car, DC-controlled uncoiler, centering unit, and slitter with quick-change tooling. A belt bridle creates tension to the recoiler to ensure that the delicate surface will stay scratch-free.

Ulbrich Acquires Wire Producer

Monday, January 7, 2002
Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., North Haven, CT, has acquired the Flat Wire Division of Steel Heddle, Inc., Greenville, SC. The new company, called Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire LLC, will operate as a complement to Ulbrich Shaped Wire. The two will comprise the Ulbrich Specialty Wire Group. For more, visit


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