Bashlin Industries has introduced the ZEUS lightweight arc-flash tower-climbing harness. At just 7.5 pounds, this full-body H-style harness with integral body belt has stacked aluminum D-rings, quick-release buckles and a Dri-Lex moisture-wicking pad.
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Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL 7/16” Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench with ONE-KEY. The industry’s only cordless impact wrench made specifically for lineworkers, this is also the world’s fastest-drilling cordless 7/16-inch impact wrench, delivering 30 percent faster drilling than other cordless options available. The new tool also provides up to 750 foot-pounds max torque for powerful breakaway capability and has features uniquely designed to offer lineworkers maximum control, such as an extended handle and QUIK-LOK chuck.
This new tool features three Milwaukee-exclusive innovations: the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack, and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence Hardware and Software. Together, these innovations deliver unmatched performance and durability for the most demanding applications on the line, as well as the runtime to drill up to 40 holes per charge.
The impact wrench’s lightweight design offers improved balance, and its elongated handle was made to fit high-voltage rubber safety gloves, providing maximum grip and maneuverability in demanding environments. Additionally, the tool’s unique QUIK-LOK chuck is an industry first for a 7/16-inch utility impact and allows for single-handed bit insertion. Lineworkers now can quickly swap between augers and sockets without taking their hand off the tool’s handle during installations, reducing the risk of drops. An integrated lanyard loop provides convenient transfer and storage. As an added benefit, ONE-KEY provides the ability to customize, track and manage this impact wrench.
Milwaukee Tool www.milwaukeetool.com
Hard work doesn’t have to be a pain. Protect your hands and connect easier with the 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector. This connector is built for workers who need to connect and disconnect efficiently and comfortably in multiple orientations from anchorages used in fall protection applications. This connector is designed to keep your fingers out of the way while allowing the gate to be opened completely. In the event of a fall impact event, the hand-guard pin will shear to allow the connector to align with the direction of the fall and remain securely connected to the anchor.
Radians, a leading manufacturer of high-performance personal protective equipment, recently demonstrated their premium IQuity anti-fog safety eyewear at the 2019 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
According to Radians, IQuity is an intelligent, breakthrough technology that provides one of the most superior and long-lasting anti-fog coatings in the marketplace, outperforming other mainstream hydrophobic coatings.
IQuity anti-fog coating is currently available in four pieces of popular ANSI Z87.1 impact-resistant safety eyewear. Each safety glass is sealed in an airtight bag for longer shelf life and packaged in a designer box. The eyewear includes Rad-Sequel IQ, Dagger IQ, Optima IQ, and the recently introduced Obliterator IQ with foam lining and adjustable head strap.
To see an online demonstration of the IQuity difference, watch the YouTube video at http://bit.ly/2prcDbS.
FallTech has introduced the latest addition to their leading-edge lineup: the DuraTech Personal Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifeline series. These SRLs are uniquely designed for applications where sharp and abrasive leading edges commonly present fall hazards beyond typical at-height concerns. The lightweight and impact-resistant nylon polymer housing ensures durability, while the proprietary integrated dorsal connector provides quick and straightforward triple-action harness attachment. The DuraTech Personal LE SRLs are designed for overhead anchorage and up to 5 feet below the user’s D-ring. They meet ANSI Z359.11 LE standards and comply with OSHA 1926.502 and 1910.66 regulations. In addition, they feature a 9-foot working length for users weighing up to 310 pounds and are available in single- and twin-leg configurations with steel snap-hook, steel and aluminum rebar hook, and aluminum carabiner lifeline connector options.
Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) now offers training for employers who need to qualify individuals to do crane operator evaluations, according to new OSHA requirements. In addition, CIS staff can provide third-party crane operator evaluations to assist companies that need extra help getting them done.
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IndustrySafe, a leader in safety management software, has released its incident investigation form to the IndustrySafe mobile app. This app, first launched in December 2017, now allows workers to conduct incident investigations from their mobile devices, with or without internet access.
Designed for field use, the IndustrySafe mobile app provides employees with the ability to record safety inspections and incidents at job sites and remote locations. With this update, users now have the option to perform detailed investigations of multiple types of incidents, including near misses, employee and non-employee injuries, and vehicle and environmental incidents. When investigating an incident, employees can capture important data on the fly, record witness accounts, and take and attach photos of the incident scene in real time.
Incident investigation forms can be submitted to the IndustrySafe software for further analysis by key team members as soon as web access is available. Safety professionals can then generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA record-keeping logs and DOT accident registers. Using the data provided by the IndustrySafe mobile app, companies can compare safety and health indicators across modules, calculate incident rates, view inspection completion rates and more.
The mobile app and its new incident investigation recording feature are available at no additional cost to subscribers of IndustrySafe’s Incident module. Customers may download the app from the App Store and Google Play for iPhone and Android devices.
Buckingham’s new Retrofit Back Pad is designed to easily retrofit onto any Buckingham harness and most other manufacturers’ harnesses as well. It is great for someone who wants to add more comfort to an existing harness with minimal padding. The pad provides you with a lightweight, comfortable, breathable and – most importantly – functional back pad that provides all-day relief on the back and shoulders. Made of a cotton/nylon blend with high-density thermoformed foam inner, the pad features heavy-duty snaps that keep it securely attached to your harness and in place. It meets or exceeds ASTM F887 electric arc performance requirements and ANSI Z359 when used with an equivalently rated harness. Buckingham’s Retrofit Back Pad also is universal in size.
Buckingham Manufacturing www.buckinghammfg.com/products/buckingham-retro-back-pad-k9retro/
Radians Inc., a top-tier manufacturer and supplier of quality personal protective equipment, has added particulate respirators to the company’s product mix.
Approved by NIOSH, the RADN95V (with valve) and RADN95 Particulate Respirators help improve lung health by reducing the risk of inhaling hazardous airborne particles by filtering out at least 95 percent of particulate matter. These disposable respirators are ideal for job sites where sanding, grinding, blasting or landscaping occur or in warehouses where dust and allergens cause respiratory irritation.
The RADN95V is packaged with 10 respirators per box while the RADN95 has 20 respirators per box. Both styles feature a soft liner, a nose clip and two comfort straps for a secure fit. The RADN95V is engineered with the Arctic Valve that quickly dispels heat, improving comfort and wearability.
Radians Inc. www.radians.com
ASA Electronics is expanding its line of Voyager observation and safety equipment with the VCAHD140i Heavy Duty Camera. This surface-mount camera is easy to install for a variety of applications. The resolution of the VCAHD140i is three times higher than ASA’s VCMS140i camera, delivering an unprecedented high-definition picture using high-performance color optics. The VCAHD140i also utilizes IR low-light assist to keep the image clear and bright any time of day. The 146-degree viewing angle and mirror-image orientation provide a full picture of vehicle blind spots or when backing up.
ASA’s newest Voyager camera pairs innovative CMOS technology with a heavy-duty exterior. The VCAHD140i camera features waterproof and impact- and corrosion-resistant aluminum housing designed to withstand any conditions you may encounter on the job site.
The VCAHD140i is compatible with all Voyager monitors to complete your observation system.
ASA Electronics www.asaelectronics.com
Safeguard Equipment is the first company to develop an adaptive, smart, wearable safety product – Compass – which helps to eliminate human error when working around energized surfaces and conductors.
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Utility Solutions Inc. has introduced another load-break tool specifically designed for 38-kV systems. The new 38-kV/300-amp portable load-break and pickup tool is the latest version in the company’s popular BREAK-SAFE line. This version introduces continued improvements to the product line and represents the most advanced BREAK-SAFE in Utility Solutions’ 20-year history.
Many utility customers with 38-kV systems have limited options for portable load-break and pickup tools. The BREAK-SAFE is a popular and proven method for hot-line workers to safely install and manage temporary switching capabilities at the job site.
Since its introduction in the late 1990s, the BREAK-SAFE has become an industry standard. Hot-line crews can safely isolate work areas in between installed switches with a lightweight and portable device. Utility Solutions now has five models, including 15, 27, 38 and 46 kV.
The engineering team at Utility Solutions made the 38-kV version as small and light as possible. It is 33 inches long and available in both a floating head model for glove work and a duckbill head for hot sticks.
Utility Solutions Inc. www.utilitysolutionsinc.com
The Targo FR Foul Weather Bomber and Bib features breathable, waterproof and windproof 7-ounce, two-layer GORE-TEX PYRAD. Lightweight and fast drying, Targo keeps you comfortable even in the toughest conditions. It delivers premium protection by resisting hot liquid, steam, petroleum and oil-based mud. Available in sizes small through 3X, both the bomber and bib are flash-fire compliant to ASTM F2733, anti-static and meet ANSI/ISEA 107 visibility requirements.
National Safety Apparel www.thinknsa.com
Cementex, the safety tool specialists, recently announced that the color of the company’s Arc Flash Resistant PPE Task Wear Face Shield has changed from green to gray. Providing exceptional visible light transfer, the Cementex Hundred Series are constructed with a True Color Gray Arc Rated Face Shield, improving technician vision over prior green models.
The Cementex Hundred Series Arc Rated Face Shields feature a molded shape to minimize vision distortion. The long length, chin cup and sides provide superior coverage and protection, while the brow shield works to deflect the impact of an arc blast in the event of an arc flash incident.
The new gray Arc Rated Face Shields feature translucent sides and chin area, providing improved peripheral vision for technicians working on energized equipment. The face shields meet the requirements of NFPA 70E and ASTM F2178.
Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has unveiled its Guardian Fall Protection S1 safety harness. The S1 is the first in a series of innovative new harnesses designed with three levels of features for various real-life work scenarios. All harnesses meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards and are CSA certified.
The S1 Harness is a rugged utility option for users who need to grab their fall protection gear and safely get to work. It is designed with water-resistant contrasting core webbing, label cover and impact indicators for easy inspection, dual lanyard keepers and durable rubber web keepers. The S1 features steel hardware that includes a three-bar torso adjustment for quick and proper fitting, various connection point options for use in multiple applications and a chest strap captivation for performance. The S1 Harness is available in four sizes for optimal fit.
Building on the S1 Harness, the S3 Harness and the S5 Harness, each with additional, enhanced feature sets and innovative components, will launch in the first quarter of 2019. The harnesses in the S series can be customized.
The S harness series is one of the first major product launches to come from PSG since it combined its Guardian Fall Protection, Checkmate and Ty-Flot companies under one innovation strategy, made up of top engineers, designers and manufacturing experts from around the world.
Pure Safety Group www.puresafetygroup.com