Hastings, a worldwide manufacturer of hot-line tools and equipment, recently introduced load pickup/break switch products in single- and three-phase versions to its diverse catalog. The break switches allow a lineworker to install a temporary switch anywhere on their system.
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Designed specifically to fit padmount transformers, the Andax Pad Mount Transformer Sac is a complete containment and spill control solution. Once opened, it lies flat, ready for installation. Just lift the transformer inches off the ground and slip the Transformer Sac up and around it.
Other product features include: contains all leaks and reduces cleanup time for equipment and on-site; no more bulky trays or tubs; avoid PCB exposure; compact storage size; and customizable to your exact specs.
Also, be sure to ask about Andax’s Pole Mount Transformer Sacs.
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.
Operating a successful workplace hearing conservation program is just one of many challenging tasks health and safety managers face. Each day, they must enforce all applicable rules and regulations while providing the right equipment, training and support for their noise-exposed workforce. To help make this task easier, 3M Personal Safety Division has launched a new online resource, the 3M Center for Hearing Conservation. Safety managers can find articles and details about the seven elements of a hearing loss prevention program, as well as helpful videos, toolkits, fast facts and more.
Created by 3M audiologists and occupational health and safety specialists, the 3M Center for Hearing Conservation can help companies as they work to ensure that legal requirements are met and that workers remain engaged and motivated.
Holehat – which was recently voted New Product of the Year by the American Public Works Association – is a utility manhole safety cover providing structural fall protection and mist suppression.
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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
Utility Solutions Inc. has created a new telescopic hot stick for live-line work. Unlike standard telescopic hot sticks, the BLUE STRIPE Take-Apart Hot Stick features removable sections and a stronger torque value.
Today's lineworkers build and maintain complex distribution networks that offer diverse challenges. A lineworker will operate switches and equipment from the ground, bucket and pole itself, all relying on a fiberglass stick for safety. From replacing fuses to occasional tree trimming, lineworkers may carry several different styles of hot sticks on their truck to ensure they have the right tool for the job. Utility Solutions’ Take-Apart Hot Stick was created to be stronger, easier to use and more versatile than standard hot sticks. A lineworker can simply remove two to three sections and adjust the length as needed.
The BLUE STRIPE line uses a unique non-woven fiberglass design created in Utility Solutions’ Hickory, N.C., facility.
Utility Solutions Inc. www.utilitysolutionsinc.com
Buckingham Manufacturing’s Buck Big Mouth Bag is a large equipment bag specifically designed with an extended wide mouth – 15.5 inches by 22 inches – to make it easier and faster for workers to store all their PPE, tools, gear and other items. Available in high-visibility green or black, the Buck Big Mouth features all the quality aspects you expect from Buckingham, including a wide-mouth, heavy-duty steel frame for durability; heavy vinyl-coated nylon construction; hard rubber bottom; molded rubber lip to keep water from seeping into the bottom of the bag; adjustable shoulder straps for comfort; two pockets featuring elastic tool holders for organization; and top-grain reinforced leather straps for closure.
Buckingham Manufacturing www.buckinghammfg.com
Working at height requires movement. Workers may need to connect and reconnect their snap hooks dozens of times each day. The new 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector from 3M Fall Protection improves connecting and disconnecting while providing flexibility to anchor efficiently and comfortably.
Designed and certified to arrest a fall when loaded in multiple orientations, the Comfort Grip Connector helps provide a 5,000-pound tensile strength as well as up to 3,600 pounds in transverse and gate strengths. When connected to a vertical or transverse application, such as a pipe, the hand-guard pin shears in the event of a fall to allow the connector to align with the direction of the fall and remain securely anchored.
The 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector is available on some of 3M Fall Protection’s most popular products, including the EZ-STOP Lanyard, Shockwave2 Lanyard, Nano-Lok Personal SRL and Nano-Lok Edge Personal SRP.