Available this month, DragonWear introduces Dri Pro, our new base layer series for men and women. Our short-sleeved shirts are CAT 1 and meet relevant industry certifications for the utility and industrial safety markets. Made in the USA with new DragonWear Inherent Tri-Blend FR Fabric that was originally developed and tested by the U.S. military, this shirt offers unmatched comfort and superior, always-permanent moisture management. Increased fabric strength and proven wash-and-wear performance provide long-lasting durability, while True-Flat high-density seams, tagless garment labels and improved stretch give the wearer a true comfort experience all day long. Odor-resistant, anti-microbial fabric that is highly breathable and fast-drying makes this shirt a must-have for any environment. Offered in navy and tan. Shirts are available in both men and women’s fits (navy only). CAT 1, arc rating 5.5 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E.
Honeywell has announced an innovative new face shield technology with more optical clarity to better protect electrical workers from potentially deadly electrocution and arc flash.
Salisbury by Honeywell’s new PrismShield arc flash protective face shield incorporates proprietary nanotechnology that allows a wider spectrum of light to enter the lens of the face shield. This greatly improves color recognition and color sharpness for electrical workers and reduces the need to lift the shield to see wires more clearly, particularly in dim light.
PrismShield makes use of a bronze lens tint, which improves color recognition for the electrical worker in poorly lit areas, particularly indoors. A premium anti-scratch, anti-fog lens coating also enhances visibility for the worker over the life of the product.
In addition, Honeywell has developed an exclusive weight-balancing frame for the face shield that reduces the likelihood of the shield moving or tipping, which reduces neck strain and increases comfort.
The PrismShield technology meets ASTM F2178 and ANSI Z87.1 standards and will be available on all Salisbury by Honeywell 12- and 20-cal face shields for all switch hoods and in both 20- and 40-cal versions of the lift front hood models.
Salisbury by Honeywell www.salisburybyhoneywell.com
MSA is excited to offer the new line of Nexus Climbing Helmets in partnership with Centurion Safety Products. Nexus Climbing Helmets provide users with Type I impact protection in a low-profile, modern design that includes a replaceable four-point adjustable chinstrap.
Two models are available – Heightmaster and Linesman – which include a Dry-Tech sweatband for increased user comfort and retro-reflective striping for increased visibility in low-light applications. The Heightmaster model is suitable for use primarily in work-at-height applications for workers in industries such as utilities, oil, gas and petrochemical, and meets ANSI Z89.1-2014 as well as EN 12492 standards. The Linesman model is recommended for confined space entry and rescue applications.
Youngstown Glove is proud to announce the launch of the FR Rain Glove with Outdry. This unique work glove is designed specifically for work in heavy rain.
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DragonWear is a manufacturer of innovative, performance-based FR and arc-rated clothing for the utilities, industrial safety and petrochemical industries. All DragonWear fabrics are inherently flame-resistant and proudly made in the USA. We strive to give our customers the pinnacle in performance, comfort and protection by developing new fabric technologies and advanced product designs. The products we create are the result of extensive conversations with customers and field experts to ensure solutions and innovations in the gear our customers depend on in the field.
Certain DragonWear garments are made utilizing Polartec FR fabrics, a unique blend of jersey/mesh fibers that creates permanent flame resistance. Their FR properties are inherent, not chemically treated, and will never wear out or melt on skin when exposed to extreme heat or flame. The entire Polartec FR fabric line meets and exceeds NFPA 70E. DragonWear has been partnering with Polartec on innovative fabric options for nearly a decade, and the durability and protection our garments provide are proof of this successful partnership.
The Halo is 360-degree personal lighting that attaches to any standard hard hat and produces a ring of light around the wearer, enabling him or her to see and be seen. It is visible over a quarter-mile away in all directions and floods the wearer’s task area with light for improved work efficiency.
The Halo provides up to 202 lumens of power and has four light modes: Halo (full brightness in 360 degrees); HI-Alert (rotating/pulsing light); Task (200 percent power to the front third of the Halo); and Dim (low-power 360-degree illumination). A single button at the front of the Halo controls the light modes and turns the Halo on/off. The Halo was built tough to survive in rough construction environments and has an IP rating of 67 to protect against dust, dirt and water. It is powered by a single, rechargeable 18650 lithium-ion battery that provides 5.5 to 34 hours of runtime (mode dependent) and is easily swapped out.
Hi-Line is proud to present QuickEeze FR-Rated Adjustable Sleeve Straps. These popular sleeve straps were designed by linemen Cody Hopkins and Dylan Morrill for lineworkers. They are made of high-quality, FR-rated, self-extinguishing materials. In addition, the straps are easily adjustable, and their flexible design allows for comfort all day. A unique oval button design allows for quick and easy attachment with no extra hassles in attaching and detaching. The straps are field-tested for durability and longevity, and they’re made in the USA.
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