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Visit Oil Skimmers, Inc. at PMTS 2019 in Cleveland

Posted by Guy Flynn on Mar 25, 2019 12:31:58 PM

Presented by the Precision Machined Products Association and co-presented by Production Machining, Products Finishing and Modern Machine Shop, the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) is the only show in North America dedicated to the precision machining industry.

PMTS brings together more than 300 exhibitors and 6,000 manufacturing professionals to address product technology, process innovation and business development in the precision machined parts industry.

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Topics: tramp oil, metal machining, parts washer, coolant maintenance, coolant management, coolskim, trade show

Making Safety a Priority in the Metal Machining Industry

Posted by Ken Gray on Aug 19, 2015 11:58:44 AM

In industrial machining and grinding operations, metalworking fluids are used to reduce heat and friction and remove metal particles. Fluids can be water-based, including soluble oils and semisynthetic fluids, oil-based, such as petroleum oils, or a mixture containing anything from oils, emulsifiers and anti-weld agents to corrosion inhibitors and biocides, among others.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are 1.2 million workers in the U.S. in metalworking and metal-forming operations who may be exposed to metalworking fluids. Exposure can happen by skin contact during parts and equipment handling or by breathing aerosols generated during grinding and machining operations.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), states occupational exposures to metalworking fluids may cause several health conditions, including:

  • Allergic and contact dermatitis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, chronic bronchitis, impaired lung function, asthma, and other respiratory issues 

What can employers do?

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Topics: dermatitis, metal working, metal machining, safety

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