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Mechanical Advantage Kit

Safety One Mechanical Advantage Kit JoomlaThe SafetyOne 4:1 Pick Off Tool is the most innovative, versatile, easy-to-use and cost-effective mechanical advantage kit on the market. Developed based on years of hands-on experience and feedback from rope access and tower professionals, the SafetyOne 4:1 will make your rescue kit complete.

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Virtual Reality Training Tool

PIXO VR Virtual Reality JoomlaOSHA Safety Compliance by PIXO VR is a groundbreaking virtual reality training tool with applications for instruction, practice and qualification. Our hands-on, 3D, active learning environment teaches and reinforces better than any classroom exercise or online course.

Trainees are fully immersed in a 360-degree virtual world just like the real one but without the cost or physical danger. There they explore photo-realistic workspaces featuring real-world sights and sounds.

In SafetySweep, trainees are exposed to millions of randomized scenarios, identifying potential OSHA violations such as faulty equipment, improper storage of hazardous materials or even fellow employees who may not be compliant. After finding a violation, trainees recommend fixes from a list of corrective actions. Answers are reflected in their scores, providing visibility into what they know and what they need to work on.

OSHA Safety Compliance offers multiuser functionality for team learning, collaboration and even competition, and can be run with or without an instructor present.

For companies looking to train the next-generation workforce, improve current employee performance and create a culture of safety, there is no better solution than OSHA Safety Compliance Training from PIXO VR.

PIXO VR    http://pixovr.com

Crane Safety and Operation Training

Crane Industry Services Training JoomlaCrane Industry Services, based in Carrollton, Georgia, provides safety and operation training for companies serving energy, manufacturing and utility markets. Programs are designed to assess relevant job-specific skills and knowledge to improve safety and productivity. At the core of their services are training, qualification and NCCER certification of crane operators and rigging crews. In addition, the company has announced two new programs.

Site Supervision & Safety for Crane & Rigging Operations teaches participants when crane owners, site managers, lift directors and supervisors assume compliance accountability. Site safety is fundamental to prevent injury, run efficient operations and achieve the best in productivity. Site management objectives focus on how to prepare for and maintain safe, compliant, efficient job sites.

The Leadership Initiative Workshop provides teams with tools to create actionable results for lowering costs of operations and reducing accidents. The program combines both people and business strategies so that superintendents, project managers, supervisors and crew foremen understand the part their work plays in their company’s strategic and operating plans.

Crane Industry Services    http://centeredonsafety.com

Cooling Vests and T-Shirts

Radians Cooling Apparel JoomlaRadians, a leading manufacturer of high-quality safety products, has expanded their Arctic RadWear line with the introduction of their new cooling vests and cooling T-shirts.

Radians new cooling vests are made with Advanced ARCTIC Technology that uses a unique three-layer laminated fabric system that absorbs, stores and releases water to keep workers cool for hours. The layering system is waterproof and breathable, so your shirt remains dry during the cooling process.

The cooling vests feature an adjustable Velcro stretch waist that provides a comfortable, snug fit without restricting mobility. Available in blue (RCV10), red (RCV11) and yellow (RCV12), the vests are treated with SilverPlus anti-microbial protection to resist mold buildup and odors.

To keep workers cool, comfortable and dry, Radians’ new Class 2 (ST31-2) and Class 3 (ST31-3) cooling T-shirts in high-visibility green feature RadCool technology that self-activates when perspiration is present. The technology moves moisture away from the skin and circulates it through the fabric to keep you cooler, longer. The cooling T-shirts are designed with a mesh side-seam insert and Max-Dri Technology. Both features maximize airflow to evaporate moisture quickly.

Radians    www.radians.com

Zero-Band Headlamps

Nightstick Headlamps JoomlaIn the world of headlamps, you’ll see plenty of heavy-duty straps that fasten a headlamp to a helmet or hard hat. However, Nightstick believes that shouldn’t be the only option available. After all, even the best headbands and straps can wear down due to extensive use and constant exposure to the elements. So, Nightstick has introduced an entire series of Zero-Band Headlamps and includes a secure mounting mechanism with every light.

Until now, helmet mounting brackets historically have increased the overall cost of a headlamp. However, Nightstick’s addition of the model NS-HMC4 Hard Hat Clip Mount with every light effectively addresses this need. It also prevents the user from having to spend additional money and time searching for an aftermarket solution that securely fastens the light to their hard hat.

The NS-HMC4 easily and securely bonds to a hard hat using a sturdy, industry-approved PSA material. Inspired by attachment methods consistently used in mining industry cap lamps, each included helmet lamp bracket is designed to be lightweight and durable. The tilting-head design allows the user to change the light position without having to readjust. The Zero-Band Series offers users different functionality options, including four Intrinsically Safe Dual-Light (spotlight/floodlight) Headlamps and one Dual-Function (high-/low-beam) Headlamp model. No drilling is required.

The Zero-Band Headlamps feature models NSP-4608BC, XPP-5460GCX, XPP-5454GC, XPP-5452GC and XPP-5450GC. All five models are IP-X7 rated waterproof and feature an integrated stainless-steel clip that makes it possible to wear the headlamp securely. As a bonus, three AAA batteries are included to power each light.

Nightstick    www.nightstick.com

Dielectric H-Style Harness

Buckingham Harness JoomlaBuckingham’s new Dielectric H-Style Harness is covered with 9-kV-rated dielectric hardware from top to bottom, including a dorsal D-ring, quick-connect buckles and friction buckles. Dielectric hardware eliminates the potential of static electricity being transferred through steel hardware if working around an energized conductor in wet or damp conditions. The dielectric hardware included on this harness also provides greater resistance to corrosion in extreme conditions, such as hot/humid and salty air environments. In addition, the harness features dual trauma straps, dual parking attachments and arc-rated shoulder pads. It meets ASTM F887 electric arc performance requirements and ANSI Z359, and is available immediately in sizes S-XL.

Buckingham Manufacturing    https://buckinghammfg.com

Rumble Strip Handling Machine

PSS Raptor JoomlaPSS, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of roadway and pedestrian safety systems, has announced the launch of its newest product, the RoadQuake RAPTOR Rumble Strip Handling Machine.

The RAPTOR transports, deploys, realigns and retrieves the RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) in work zones, improving operational efficiency and increasing worker safety. The machine mounts to the front of a vehicle for ease of operation and has a capacity of 12 RoadQuake TPRS. The product provides portable positive protection when deploying and retrieving RoadQuake TPRS, and it is ideal for short-duration, short-term and mobile operations.

In January 2018, PSS kicked off the RAP-Tour, a cross-country demonstration of the RAPTOR's ability to improve work zone safety. To see the RAPTOR in action or to request a list of tour dates, contact National Sales Manager Dave McKee at 216-403-0898 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PSS    http://pss-innovations.com

Quick-Switch Tool Tether

Ty Flot Tool Tether JoomlaDropped objects threaten workers’ lives and cost businesses thousands of dollars in labor hours and repair costs. Tool tethers help to increase safety and reduce the costs associated with dropped-objects injuries. The Quick-Switch Tool Tether from Ty-Flot Inc. is the most advanced tool tether on the market, allowing users to quickly switch tools from one location to another without ever being untied. Not only does the tether prevent dropped tools, but it also prevents some of the hazards associated with tool tethering. No more swinging tools, less snagging and no more risk of dropping a tool during a transfer.

With over 30 years of experience in tethering tools and an extensive partnership with industries working at height, Ty-Flot provides a full solution for preventing dropped objects. The company is owned and operated by people who have worked in the industry and have extensive experience in testing and certification.

Ty-Flot Inc.    www.ty-flot.com

Bull-Pin/Bolt Bag with Drain Holes

Klein Tools Bolt Bag JoomlaKlein Tools has introduced the Bull-Pin/Bolt Bag with Drain Holes for easy release of excess water.

The bag (Cat. No. 5416TSR) offers a variety of features. It is made of sturdy No. 4 canvas for increased durability; has drain holes at the bottom of the bag to release any built-up water; accommodates two different bull-pin sizes (1'' and 1-5/16''); has a tunnel loop that fits belts up to 3 inches wide; is stitched and riveted to ensure a longer life; has a double-reinforced bottom that adds extra protection on the job; and is assembled in the U.S. of U.S. and imported materials.

“Through rain or shine, linemen bring electricity from the plant to our homes, working to keep the power on,” said Vanessa Amaya, associate channel sales specialist at Klein Tools. “Klein’s new Bull-Pin/Bolt Bag features two drain holes, helping to release any built-up water and making necessary work in adverse weather conditions easier.”

Klein Tools    www.kleintools.com/new-products

Mobile Access Kit

Atlas Devices technologies enable professionals in specialized, high-risk occupations to work higher, faster and safer. With over a decade of innovation in military systems helping warfighters reach previously unobtainable heights, Atlas is now focusing on the utility industry to help lineworkers complete jobs faster, meet OSHA compliance, and increase rescue capability while reducing significant cost and risk.

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Slide Pad

The Slide Pad – a new item from Bigfoot Construction Equipment – is built for rear-lot carts, backyard machines and small manlifts. The back stop bar is removable; you then place the outrigger pad on the machine’s boot/float/shoe and reinstall the back stop bar. This allows the outrigger pad to stay on the equipment for multiple setups at one job location. This is not intended for road transportation.

Bigfoot Construction Equipment  www.outriggerpads.com

Cable-Pulling Tools for Lineworkers

Klein Tools has introduced two new tools designed specifically with lineworkers in mind: the Howe Wire Tool with Handle and the Parallel Jaw Grip. The Howe Wire Tool provides an easier grip when pulling cable, while the Parallel Jaw Grip offers a lighter-weight option for Klein’s innovative, high-traction solution for HDPE-coated cable. These two new U.S.-made products are designed to provide professional lineworkers with more convenient and reliable pulling power.

The Howe Wire Tool with Handle (Cat. No. 1702-20HH) is a versatile tool that quickly sags service connections. Other features include an added handle that provides an easier grip during pulling; a double-locking snap hook that makes switching between grips convenient; a forged-steel swivel hook that can reach under insulators with a large opening and long shank; safely pulls loads up to 500 pounds; strap that is built to last with tough nylon webbing; and galvanized metal parts that increase durability.

The Parallel Jaw Grip (Cat. No. 1716-70) securely pulls HDPE-coated cable, commonly known as tree wire. Other features include an innovative, high-traction surface that grips cable without damaging the outer jacket; pulls cable diameters 0.625” to 1.362”; spring-loaded for convenient one-handed operation and easy placement on conductors; tough carbide grit technology that withstands harsh job site conditions; and wider cable diameter range and 3 pounds lighter than alternate model (Cat. No. 1716-60).

Klein Tools  www.kleintools.com

Wood Pole Fall Restriction Device

The Bashlin Patriot Wood Pole Fall Restriction Device is the newest and most innovative device of its kind currently on the market. Recently an independent ergonomic comparison test was performed with similar devices by a certified ergonomist with a comprehensive background in utility ergonomics. This side-by-side testing showed the Patriot offers significant ergonomic benefits. The Patriot is lighter than other fall-restricting devices and reduces the overall muscle effort of the user while climbing. The fixed handles minimize wrist deviation and encourage a more neutral wrist position. The outer rope and the rollers on the inner rope reduce surface area on the pole and lessen pole drag when climbing and descending poles both new and old. The Bashlin Patriot’s lightweight, ergonomic design reduces stress on the upper body by allowing classically proper climbing techniques; proper spacing from the pole, knees out and hips back resulted in the Bashlin Patriot being validated as ergonomist approved. The device can be configured for left- or right-handed users and is available for both distribution and transmission applications.

Bashlin Industries  http://bashlinpatriot.com

Arc Flash PPE Task Wear

Cementex, a national leader in the manufacture of electrical safety solutions, has released the updated UltraLite Series of Arc Flash PPE Task Wear, designed to combine comfort with complete safety. Available in both 11- and 12-cal/cm2 and 40 cal/cm2, the UltraLite Series is ideal for a wide range of uses.

Developed after years of firsthand market research, the UltraLite Series garments are designed for use by qualified persons trained in proper arc flash safety in any situation where the risk of exposure to an arc flash is present. The updated line of garments now features a standard color gray, which reflects sunlight for heat reduction in outdoor applications. Additionally, the gray garments allow for easier identification of contamination, as well as any dirt or debris that may compromise the safety of the garment.

The 11- and 12-cal/cm2 UltraLite garments include a balaclava-hooded long-sleeved T-shirt and simple high-waisted pants, made to fit comfortably over daily-wear clothing. With kits available that include gloves, a helmet and face shield, and a basic tool kit, UltraLite Task Wear ensures that technicians are completely safe and prepared for the job.

The breakthrough technology used to create the 40-cal/cm2 UltraLite joins two different materials to produce highly protective garments that are 37 percent lighter than typical 40-cal/cm2 garments, while maintaining premium comfort, durability and wearability. The UltraLite line of garments includes a coat/coverall, pants with a bib and a 40-cal hood. The hood now can be upgraded with an optional ventilation fan system or hood lamp. The line is available as separate garments or in kits that include garments, a suit hood, safety glasses, gloves and a basic tool kit.

All Cementex products are made in the USA to the highest standards of quality. The UltraLite Series meets current ASTM F1506 standards and ASTM F1959/F1959M-99.

Cementex  www.cementexusa.com/categories/ppe-equipment/

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