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Earplugs to shout about with 3M

by Paul Skade

Have you heard? There’s a revolutionary new earplug available. According to Bryan Myers – 3M’s Business Director with responsibility for hearing protection – it’s the first in more than 20 years to offer ‘multiple new, innovative and patented benefits to the user.’ So why exactly is it such a big noise?

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Loctite help to ensure you don't slip up on safety

by Jon Whitehouse

‘It’s okay – I only tripped up.’ ‘I slipped but it’s nothing.’ ‘I fell over at work.’ Now imagine hearing that over 217,000 times in one year. That’s approximately the number of times slips, trips and falls were reported as causes of non-fatal injuries in the workplace, in the latest HSE statistics*. And those avoidable accidents led to an incredible 11.25 million lost working days in the same year. Clearly it’s time to take steps to stop slips.

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The customer is always, empowered, informed and supported.

by Russell Williams

The ERIKS WebShop is more than just an online shop. It’s a digital customer interface where ERIKS customers can find what they need and get the help they want. Faster, easier and with total control of budgets and traceability.

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How can a spotted tie improve safety and hygiene?

by Tom Morgan

A carefully chosen tie is ideal for making you smarter. And if you want to be really smart, you’ll choose cable ties from Panduit – because they’re designed to be easily spotted for improved safety and hygiene.

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Introducing the new wave of water flow meters

by Chris Dixon

The Covid pandemic has had major effects on the pharmaceutical industry. One of the more positive has been growth in demand for laboratory diagnostic products. At the same time, the sector has increasingly been looking to adopt new technology to improve efficiency and productivity, to reduce costs and simplify installation. All these factors came together in the recent major expansion of production at a healthcare diagnostics manufacturing plant. 

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Keeping your brands reputation 'stainless'

by Jon Whitehouse

It can’t be bought, it can only be grown. It takes years to create, yet can be destroyed in minutes. It’s your brand’s reputation, of course. In the food or pharmacy sectors, just one safety incident and product recall can do untold reputational damage. But a significant step towards protecting your most valuable brand asset is – literally – in your hands.

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NSK show us life under the hygiene regime

by James Goodgame

Hygiene is the key ingredient in food and beverage manufacturing. Complying with stringent hygiene standards demands frequent thorough washdowns to remove dirt and unwanted grease, often at high pressure with chemical cleaning agents. This can often damage sealing systems – allowing water and cleaning solutions into the bearing cavity, and leading to grease washout, corrosion, and – ultimately – reduced bearing life.

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Engineered Reliability with SKF's Food Line Blue Range

by Amy Jasper

We have one expectation of the food business. Perfect hygiene. And rightly so too. Despite the dazzling surfaces on the outside of our processing equipment, the hidden bearings and housings are typically the source of significant problems.

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Saying 'hear hear' to better noise protection from 3M

by Paul Skade

From the obvious culprits such as construction and heavy manufacturing, to automated production lines in the food and pharmaceutical sectors, noisy workplaces are common in industry. And noise isn’t just a nuisance. At best it can reduce productivity. At worst it can be a long-term health hazard or a critical safety risk. 

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Expanding the food safe menu with SKF

by James Goodgame

To meet the increasing demand for hygienic design in all food processing assets, SKF has added another innovative product to its range: a standard Deep Groove Ball Bearing in a food safe configuration.

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Earplugs to shout about with 3M

Paul Skade

Have you heard? There’s a revolutionary new earplug available. According to Bryan Myers – 3M’s Busin...

Loctite help to ensure you don't slip up on safety

Jon Whitehouse

‘It’s okay – I only tripped up.’ ‘I slipped but it’s nothing.’ ‘I fell over at work.’ Now imagine he...

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