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This article will identify the most common stainless steel finishes recognized by the sheet metal industry, and explain both how they are created by the manufacturer and how to best replicate the finish in the field using hand-held tools.

Ongoing exposure to airborne silica dust can pose significant health hazards, and over time, it can even prove fatal. To increase concrete worker safety on construction sites, the OSHA is instituting more stringent concrete dust collection regulations. Proper containment of silica-containing concrete dust is one of the most important safety precautions that employers can take to protect their workers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a new set of construction safety regulations going into force September 23, 2017 with the intent of limiting drywall construction worker exposure to crystalline silica dust. Learn more about the best practices and how to stay safe.

Designing, fabricating, assembling, finishing, and cleaning equipment for food-grade applications, regardless of the alloy used, has myriad requirements that must be met every step of the way. The term food grade and its many variants refers to surfaces that have, in the federal government’s terminology, a sanitary finish—a finish that is safe for processing food products and can easily and reliably be cleaned and sanitized.

The proper finish is important for product quality and durability. This article discusses the steps required to brush- and mirror-finish stainless steel, nonferrous metals, and aluminum using both linear and angle grinders.

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