Lakeland Industries Inc. has introduced a new line of FR protective apparel with enhanced, industry-leading moisture-wicking technology designed specifically for electrical utility workers. Incorporating a 55/45 high-performance FR blend and 3M Scotchlite segmented reflective trim for high-visibility options, the apparel line is NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 UL certified with a lightweight, high-performance design. The new line protects utility workers by absorbing moisture seven times faster than traditional FR cotton; moves an average 50 percent more moisture to the exterior of the fabric, creating a drier zone next to the skin; and maintains moisture movement capabilities at a rate five times faster than other brands.
Designed by linemen for linemen, Lakeland’s new FR high-performance apparel line combines superior moisture-wicking fibers, style and functionality in addition to these key features: a 55/45 blend (data shows this is the best blend for moisture-wicking and transport); tag-free back collar; seamless underarm gussets designed to eliminate seam pull and shirt rise; and flat-seam construction with contrast design.
Lakeland is providing further assistance for electrical utility workers with a Lineman Safety & Performance Guide. The free guide will help men and women learn how to climb stronger, work more safely, and select and layer FR apparel to optimize job performance. The guide is available for download at http://promo.lakeland.com/fr-knit-press-kit.
Lakeland Industries Inc. www.lakeland.com
National Safety Apparel offers ArcGuard Rubber Voltage Gloves in a variety of classes, colors and sizes. Whatever your need, our gloves fit the bill, and you’ll have the testing data for each pair of gloves at your fingertips. To receive testing data, use your smartphone’s QR reader app to scan your gloves’ code. After you scan the QR code, you’ll receive quick and easy access to your glove test report. We’ve got the sizes you need: NSA carries sizes 8 to 12. To make sure you are ordering the correct size, measure the circumference around your palm. Between sizes? We recommend ordering the next largest size. ArcGuard gloves come in three different levels of protection: Class 00 for maximum voltage of 500V AC/750V DC; Class 0 for maximum voltage of 1000V AC/1500V DC; and Class 2 for maximum voltage of 17000V AC/25500V DC. Our voltage-rated gloves come in yellow, black and red, alone or in kits. Kits include voltage-rated gloves, 10-inch leather protectors and ArcGuard FR knit gloves that can be used as liners. A handy bag keeps it all in one place and ready for the next job.
National Safety Apparel www.thinknsa.com
When the temperature drops and you need protection from the weather, the J-TEK Polartec Hoodie will keep you warm and comfortable throughout the day. It’s made of Polartec Wind Pro FR fleece, which is a highly compact knit that improves wind and water repellency while retaining a soft and comfortable feel throughout the fabric. As with all Justin FR products, this Polartec Hoodie is dual-certified to NFPA 2112 and 70E, and has an ATPV rating of 16. Key design features include adjustable hoodie with a mock neck collar, two front pockets with zip closure and contrast, flatlock stitching at seams for added durability and a modern look.
Justin FR www.justinfr.com
Utility workers have a chance to win a free pair of Quatro Dielectric Safety Boots valued at $200. To enter, complete a short quiz at www.quiz-maker.com/QRD55IN to find your best boot.
One winner will be randomly selected from all quiz participants to win a free pair of Quatro Dielectric Safety Boots. The contest ends November 20, 2017, at midnight, and is open only to utility workers in the U.S. Please visit https://winquatroboots.com/ for more information.
Pioneered in New Zealand, and designed specifically for the U.S. market, natural-rubber Quatro Boots provide maximum comfort under a wide range of conditions. They can be ordered through Bag Man, Ben Meadows, Conewango, GEMPLER’S, NASCO and other U.S. dealers.
Skellerup Footwear www.skellerupfootwear.us
The new Honeywell Salisbury Premium Light Weight Lift Front Hood and Face Shields deliver industry-leading comfort and safety on the job, plus CE certification.
The new 40 cal/cm2 Premium Light Weight Lift Front Hood doubles the vertical peripheral vision of – and is 30 percent lighter weight than – standard arc flash hoods. A new bracket design improves CO2 and heat ventilation. Its dual lens offers increased protection against fogging and scratches.
Vision, ease of wear and safety are emphasized in both of the new 10-cal/cm2 and 12-cal/cm2 face shields with anti-fog coatings and new technology frames that reduce neck strain, lower CO2 levels and improve comfort for users.
Honeywell Salisbury www.salisburybyhoneywell.com
Youngstown Glove has introduced the world’s first FR Rain Glove featuring Outdry technology. This glove is specifically designed for use in heavy rain conditions while also being loaded with safety features. The FR Rain Glove is cut resistant, puncture resistant, flame resistant and arc rated to 53 cal. It is made of a waterproof-treated goatskin outer shell, Outdry membrane and 100 percent Kevlar liner. The palm is reinforced with suede leather to increase grip in wet conditions while also increasing the durability of the glove.
Youngstown Glove http://ytgloves.com/gloves/flame_resistant
ICEpodz-FR is cooling technology offering the only tested and approved PPE preventive solution to heat. The two-component cooling system was tested by Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear, using ASTM F2621-12 standards and achieving an ARC2 8.7cal/cm² rating. ICEpodz-FR is field tested, endorsed and currently used by utility workers, fire and rescue, electricians and more. The product is designed to function in the harsh conditions of the work environment, delivering immediate cooling through intermittent preventive use and for longer wear if heat illness occurs. Unlike evaporative cooling towels and phase-change products, ICEpodz-FR is the only product on the market that combines effective dry frozen cooling with an FR-rated protective sleeve. The tested and approved ARC2-rated PPE delivers rapid heat relief even in high humidity, with a proven track record of reducing the risk of heat-related illness and injury. Its sleek design features and anatomical design ensure maximum skin surface contact. Lightweight, durable, effective and nontoxic, ICEpodz-FR uses neodymium magnets to secure around the neck and comes in navy, khaki or high-visibility yellow. Dynamic custom branding is available and comes with a manufacturer warranty.
Workrite Uniform Co. has expanded its selection of Dickies FR products to include two additional denim pant styles, a new plaid shirt and a balaclava. These new items are now available for wear trials and/or purchase.
The new denim pant styles combine FR protection with the popular look and relaxed fit of the Dickies X-Series. They include a lightweight option featuring 1 percent Spandex for added comfort and an option with a higher arc rating that is designed for harsher work environments. Both options are built with double-stitched seams and bar-tacks at stress points for added durability.
The new plaid shirt is made from lightweight, 5.3-ounce GlenGuard fabric, which is solution dyed instead of piece dyed to better retain color through laundering and sun exposure. The shirt is available in two different color combinations: navy/tan and cool blue/medium gray.
Each of the two jean styles and the shirt are UL certified to NFPA 2112 and built to withstand industrial laundering.
The balaclava, made from TenCate Tecasafe Plus fabric, features a double-layer hood and a single-ply bib in the front and back. It stretches to fit the face opening under most standard hard hats.
Workrite Uniform Co. www.workrite.com
Carhartt is adding eight new women’s styles to its flame-resistant line. The new assortment – which includes a jacket, a denim pant and canvas pant, a coverall, a woven shirt and three knit shirts – focuses on fabric and fit, while mirroring the sizing of Carhartt’s non-FR women’s styles.
Purpose-built for women working in the electric utility and oil and gas industries, these functional products will change the way women dress anywhere FR products are necessary, according to the company.
The new styles will be available July 1 at select Carhartt company stores, and also will be available online at Carhartt.com on August 1.
The NEWTON EASYFIT HI-VIZ fall arrest harness from Petzl has a fluorescent-colored vest with reflective strips, making the worker highly visible. It is easily donned thanks to its EASYFIT design. A vest ensures the harness keeps its shape, and the FAST automatic buckles (sternal and leg loop) allow the harness to be donned with both feet on the ground. It offers ergonomic stowage of MGO connectors and has fall indicators. The harness also is certified to North American, European and Russian standards.
Wrangler FR and Mount Vernon FR have partnered to launch a breakthrough collection of Wrangler FR jeans with revolutionary Cool Vantage technology. Made with Mount Vernon FR’s Cooleemee FR fabric, the jeans feature enhanced comfort due to proprietary cooling technology that wicks perspiration, pulling moisture to the outside of the garment where it can evaporate quickly. This technology increases comfort without sacrificing the protection or durability that a great pair of FR jeans can provide, and it is the first-ever application of cooling or moisture-wicking features to an FR denim jean.
The evaporative cooling process works in harmony with the body’s natural cooling mechanisms to regulate body temperature in hot conditions or during periods of physical exertion. With cooling benefits woven into the fabric that will not wash out over time, Wrangler FR jeans with Cool Vantage technology are developed to last for the wear life of the garment.
Wrangler FR Cool Vantage jeans are offered in a variety of fits and finishes for both men and women. The jeans are NFPA 2112 certified, featuring ASTM F1506-compliant fabric with an arc rating of 15 cal/cm2.
Mount Vernon FR www.mvmfr.com
Job sites are unpredictable, with environmental conditions and tasks that can vary widely from day to day. In response, 3M Personal Safety Division has expanded its SecureFit Protective Eyewear line by offering more features and deeper personalization with the debut of the new 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear 600 Series.
New options with the 600 Series include Scotchgard anti-fog coating that helps provide long-lasting clarity to help the eyewear retain its effectiveness for at least 25 washings with water; rugged anti-scratch coating to help extend the life of the lens; photochromic lenses that darken when exposed to UV light outdoors and lighten when removed from UV exposure indoors; polarized lens to reduce reflective glare; task-specific lens tints that help reduce glare, eye stress and fatigue in a variety of applications; lens options in various colors and shades; and readers with Scotchgard anti-fog coating that come in a range of diopters.
Features such as 3M Pressure Diffusion Temple Technology – allowing for a secure, comfortable fit and the ability to self-adjust to a wide array of head sizes – come standard with every piece of SecureFit eyewear.
The clear lens, clear lens with a foam gasket and grey lens products from the SecureFit 600 series are available now, with the entire series set to release in May 2017.
Optimize safety, optical clarity, comfort and style with the new ES6 Crossfire by Radians. This premium eyewear is ANSI Z87.1+ rated for protection against high-mass and high-velocity impact and provides 99.9 percent UV protection.
Designed with inlaid temple grips and a soft rubber nosepiece for better stability and comfort, the ES6 is lightweight, sleek and stylish. It is offered in several frame and lens choices, including high-definition lenses for enhanced clarity, polarized lenses for glare protection and other trending lens colors like blue mirror. Like all Crossfire eyewear, the ES6 is engineered with advanced lens coatings and de-centered cut lenses to match the focal point with actual line of sight to ensure uncompromised optical clarity.
Constructed with GORE-TEX PYRAD fabric from the inventors of GORE-TEX Products, the HYDROlite FR Storm Jacket and HYDROlite FR Bib Overall have been storm shower tested and field proven to keep workers dry. The 3M Scotchlite FR segmented silver reflective trim and covered D-ring opening will help keep workers safe on the job. Fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets and a zip-off hood make the storm jacket functional, while the heavy-duty quick-release suspender system makes the bib overalls easily accessible. The lightweight, fast-drying fabric offers waterproof and breathable performance beyond ASTM F1891 and ANSI 107 requirements. Wear trials revealed that over 90 percent of the participants from the East and West Coast would purchase this rainwear with money out of their own pocket, if the company they worked for didn’t purchase it for them.
National Safety Apparel www.thinknsa.com
The POWER GRIPZ are the only leather protectors designed by lineworkers for lineworkers. End users across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom have made THE POWER GRIPZ their protectors and work gloves of choice.
THE POWER GRIPZ offers the only gloves tested and proven to be superior for grip, arc protection, heat penetration and all-weather dexterity. The company offers a full line of low- and high-voltage protectors, as well as a complete line of work gloves. Every POWER GRIPZ protector meets or exceeds ASTM F696/ASTM F2675 standards for leather protector glove design, and blocks 94 percent of heat penetration in EBT testing. All protectors and work gloves are 40 cal/cm2.
THE POWER GRIPZ also recently began offering Kevlar-lined Category A4 cut-resistant high- and low-voltage protectors.
THE POWER GRIPZ www.thepowergripz.com