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OSHA Website Explains Recordkeeping Rules
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled a new interactive website to help users determine whether injuries and illnesses are work-related and recordable under the OSHA Recordkeeping rules. The website, called OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor
, is an interactive tool that simulates an employer’s interaction with a recordkeeping-rules expert. It relies on the user’s responses to questions and automatically adapts to the situation presented. Responses put into the program are strictly confidential and the system does not record or store any of the information. The advisor helps employers determine:
• Whether an injury or illness (or related event) is work-related;
• Whether an event or exposure at home or on travel is work-related;
• Whether an exception applies to the injury or illness;
• Whether a work-related injury or illness needs to be recorded; and
• Which provisions of the regulations apply when recording a work-related injury or illness.
Buffalo Stamper Adds Hydroforming Press
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Metal Craft Spinning and Stamping, Ltd., Buffalo, NY, has added a Verson hydroforming press to its arsenal, allowing the firm to provide low-volume runs of irregularly shaped parts at tight tolerances. The press complements the firm’s metal-spinning and deep-draw operations, used to manufacture parts from brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel and cold-rolled steel; www.metalcraftspinning.com
Lasers for Manufacturing Event
Slated for Late September
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Laser Institute of America presents the Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), September 27-28 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. A combination of technology exhibits and educational programs will allow attendees to learn about automation equipment, laser choices, beam delivery and more. Keynote presentations will address the impact of laser technology in the automotive, aerospace, medical-device and other industries.
Among the 1-hr. educational programs on the agenda:
• Properties and applications (cutting, welding and cladding) for the various types of lasers used in manufacturing
• Laser systems—key components and options
• Choosing the low-cost method for manufacturing
• Laser safety
Learn more and register to attend at www.lia.org/conferences/laserevent