Hot News, Cool Tools and Welding Tips for June 2010

Did you know that June is National Safety Month?

When I was a kid working with my Dad and Grandfather in their shops, they’d say something like “A Clean Shop is a Safe Shop.”  Like any kid I’d roll my eyes but as an adult, I now know how true it is.

As fabricators, we work with all kinds of things that can potentially harm us:  flames, fumes, electricity, molten metal, hot surfaces, chemicals, cables and cords, not to mention sharp objects!

There’s a ton of safety items out there to protect us, and at we use only the highest quality, modern gear.  In fact, we’ve just added Miller’s line of  Safety Apparel and Equipment:  Classic looking Arc Amor Apparel, Top-Of-The-Line Miller Helmets with replacement parts (in stock and ready to ship!), PAPR systems (for respiratory safety) that work with Miller Helmets, and Heat Stress equipment so you can keep your cool.  We even carry a full line of replacement parts for the respiratory safety and heat stress equipment.

At Arc-Zone we KNOW safety is important.  On our site you’ll find links to Operations Guides (using the equipment properly is the first step to safe operation) and MSDS sheets, and in this newsletter you’ll find a list of resources, including Safety Sheets from the American Welding Society and Safety Tips from the major manufacturers.

Don’t forget to let us know if you have a special request, something you don’t see on our website, or information you need to get your hands on.  a kit you’d like customized and give us a call–  TollFree at 800.944.2243 (US) or 1.760.931.1500 (worldwide).


Jim Watson, President & Founder, Inc.

Breathe Easy (and Weld Safely!) with Miller

Miller’s Arc Armor™ PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) features a blower that is 1.3 lbs. lighter than the leading competitor and incorporates a Miller-exclusive belt/shoulder strap design for maximum comfort. The Arc Armor PAPR features a lithium ion battery with no memory retention from frequent charging, dual air speeds for maximum comfort in varied work environments and audible and vibrating alarms for use in noisy workplaces. The PAPR comes with a Miller Elite™ Series auto-darkening helmet (non-auto-darkening lens model also available) and is certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH, 42 CFR Part 84), which covers requirements for respiratory protective devices. Miller’s PAPR has an assigned protection factor of 25.  FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PAPR SYSTEM–>

Welding Safety Resources

With the internet, it’s easy to stay on top of the latest safety information, not to mention regulations.  This list of resources should get you started:

American Welding Society:

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