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Dangers of Welding Fumes in the Workplace

Posted by Flexaust on Feb 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Welding continues to be an excellent career choice, as the demand continues to rise with the older generation aging out of the workforce. Filling these positions is a concern, while welding shops and business continue to grow. With this sort of turnover and growth, one of the primary areas that needs to be paid attention to is safety. The hazards for welders can be high, and individuals and companies have to meet these safety issues head-on.

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Topics: IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Welding, Welding Fume Extraction, Welding Fumes, Ventilation Systems

The Hazards of Grain Dust Accumulation

Posted by Flexaust on Jan 19, 2017 3:07:09 PM

One of the significant aspects of the world economy is the grain trade.  Grains make up a large portion of the world’s food supply, and there are many facilities devoted to grain handling. Within these grain facilities there are numerous occupational hazards that could be potentially dangerous to employees if they are not addressed.

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Topics: OSHA, Combustible Dust, Safety, Dust, Grain Dust, Grain, Ventilation Systems

Why is it Important to Choose the Correct Flexible Hose?

Posted by Flexaust on Nov 21, 2016 10:22:47 AM

A common misconception is that any flexible hose can be used for any application.  In actuality different types of flexible hose are designed to meet the needs of different applications.  This makes it extremely important that the correct hose is chosen to meet the needs of the task you are trying to achieve. Choosing the wrong hose could lead to safety hazards and problems like increased expenses and lost production time depending on the industry.

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Topics: UL 94V-0, Flexible Hose, Application, Size, Temperature, Media, Pressure, Choosing Flexible Hose

Dust Threat in the Woodworking Industry

Posted by Flexaust on Oct 26, 2016 5:00:00 PM

All manufacturing industries have workplace hazards, and the woodworking sector is no different. Even though the raw material in this instance is completely natural, the various processes involved in cutting, turning, sanding and shaping the wood lead to the production of large volumes of dust which is a marked problem for the safety of workers as well as the factory in general.

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Topics: OSHA, Indoor Air Quality, Hoses, Woodworking Industry, Dust, Flx-Thane, Woodworking, Wood Dust

Autumn Cleanup

Posted by Flexaust on Oct 7, 2016 4:26:37 PM

The autumn season has arrived, which means after the fall foliage season is complete, the fallen leaves must be cleaned up.  This is a big responsibility for local municipalities and towns, commercial property owners, and residential home owners who must make sure their properties are clean in advance of the winter season.  To make the cleaning process quick and easy, having the correct tools is important, and at Flexaust we offer a variety of leaf collection hoses that can be used at all levels to make sure all properties are cleaned properly.

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Topics: Hoses, Flex-Tube PV, Flx-Thane HD, Flex-Tube PU, Autumn, Cleanup, Flexadux HT-W, Flx-Thane VHD, Flexadux LCDC

Construction Industry Hazards

Posted by Flexaust on Sep 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The construction industry can be dangerous for workers if the correct precautions are not taken. Potential hazards construction workers may face include exposure to harmful chemicals, harmful air quality and dust buildup among many others.  In an effort to limit and reduce these threats to worker’s safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put together rules and regulations to assure safe and healthful working conditions for employees in the construction field.  Below are some specific construction applications where flexible hose and ducting can assist in the safety process.

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Topics: OSHA, FX-400, FX-180, FX-550, Safety

National Safety Month

Posted by Flexaust on Jun 17, 2016 12:51:33 PM

Workplace safety should always be on our minds. Many of us spend one-third or more of our day at work, with it coming in only behind your home as where you spend the most time. Every work place should strive to provide the safest working conditions possible, but not everyone keeps it in the front of their minds. This is where National Safety Month comes in.

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Topics: Safety, National Safety Month, Static Shock, Hoses

What’s new at Flexaust In 2016?

Posted by Flexaust on May 11, 2016 11:51:16 AM

As the leading manufacturer of flexible hose and ducting products, we have been expanding our product lines to meet the growing demand for innovative solutions. As with all of our products, these new products deliver outstanding value to all applications.    

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Topics: FX-400, Flexaust Connect, FX-180, FX-550, Vacuum Cleaner Hose Kit

What Exactly is UL 94V-0?

Posted by Flexaust on Apr 7, 2016 3:59:02 PM

You have most likely heard of the UL 94V-0 standard but do you really know what it is? We offer a wide variety of hoses that meet or exceed UL 94V-0 requirements, but we have found that not everyone understands the importance of this rating.

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Topics: UL 94V-0

Air Ducts and Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Flexaust on Mar 1, 2016 2:08:27 PM

The air quality in a building or structure is usually an afterthought for most people.  In reality, though, indoor air quality (IAQ) is extremely important for the health and comfort of the inhabitants of a building. Proper IAQ is maintained through ventilation systems and air ducting, and Flexaust manufactures the flexible hoses that can help make sure these systems are running efficiently.

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Topics: Air Ducts, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality

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