NASCO ArcWear products have been a reliable solution for the foul weather needs of utility companies across North America for more than 25 years. Now, NASCO offers the ArcLite Air, designed to be the lightest-weight multihazard protective outerwear available.
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Cementex has announced the availability of updated insulated torque wrenches featuring the company’s industry-leading double-insulation technology. Made of top-grade materials, calibrated according to ASME B107 standards (traceable to NIST) and manufactured according to ISO standards, Cementex double-insulated torque wrenches are designed to provide protection in potentially hazardous electrical work environments.
Cementex insulated torque wrenches feature two separate layers of insulation for twice the protection. A yellow undercoat is covered by an orange overcoating to create a high-voltage barrier. The impact-resistant, flame-retardant insulation provides protection against flashover, shock, burns and dropped tool shorts. It prevents dangerous accidents and injury that can occur with standard tools.
Use of Cementex double-insulated torque wrenches ensures that technicians will be free from risk of high-voltage exposure on the job. These calibrated torque wrenches are specifically designed in accordance with National Electrical Code 2017-110.14 (D) requirements for installation applications where a tightening torque is indicated as a numeric value on the equipment or in the installation instructions provided by equipment manufacturers. They also can be used to comply with NEC requirements for mounting electrical panels, as well as meeting NFPA 78 standards for tools required to protect workers in proximity to electrical equipment.
New updates feature a range of modified ratchet head profile styles that allow workers to access hard-to-reach areas quicker and easier without incident. The large lever control makes adjustments easy, even while wearing insulated gloves. Available options now include standard, low-profile, clockwise-only and short-drive models, as well as a fixed-head style. Three additional sizes have been added to the line, which now includes seven sizes.
Iron Age Footwear has introduced its innovative Immortalizer work boot series. According to the company, the Immortalizer is the first and only boot on the planet to feature mortar- and lime-resistant leather as well as the Muckraker outsole cleaning system. These innovative durability features revolutionize footwear’s fight against leather and rubber creasing, cracking, delaminating and splitting created by concrete and mortar.
The Immortalizer Composite Toe Work Boot comes in a 6-inch lace-up and 10-inch Wellington version. Both models offer superior cushion with Iron Age’s own Bootbed durable memory-foam footbed. The crack-resistant leather is connected by direct-attached construction to a rubber slip-resistant outsole with Easy Clean grooves. Each version comes with a Muckraker metallic cleaning tool that scrapes wet mortar and mud out of the grooves, allowing for a much longer-lasting outsole.
Also helping to keep water away from the feet of workers is an abrasion-resistant toe guard that wraps around the top and side of the toe. On the inside of the boot, a Hydrotex waterproof liner wicks any penetrating moisture away from the foot while also allowing for breathability in the process. Any worker who deals with lime and fly ash will appreciate this innovative work boot that will keep concrete and mortar out while also elongating the life of their boots to help their boot budgets.
Iron Age Footwear https://ironagefootwear.com/immortalizer
The new Carhartt FeatherWeight FR rental workwear line, offered exclusively from Cintas, features GlenGuard FR fabric to provide the wearer with added comfort and durability. Offering a work shirt, carpenter pant and coverall, these new garments are designed to be lightweight, fade-resistant and moisture-wicking to help keep the wearer cool and comfortable throughout the day. Classified as ARC 2 and UL 2112 certified, with fabric weights of 5.3 ounces for the shirt/coverall and 6.4 ounces for the carpenter pant, you can feel confident wearing the Carhartt brand you trust, now paired with added comfort from GlenGuard fabric.
Petzl, manufacturer of professional safety equipment for over 25 years, recently showcased the new STRATO and updated VERTEX line of ANSI-compliant helmets with rated chinstraps, in addition to the JAG RESCUE KIT, at the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition.
The VERTEX helmet is designed with a six-point suspension system that conforms to the shape of the user’s head for maximum comfort. This webbing suspension allows for maximum breathability while ensuring separation between the user’s head and the external shell in case of impact.
The STRATO is a remarkably lightweight and comfortable helmet due its dual inner foam construction. The liner incorporates an expanded polypropylene and expanded polystyrene foam to reduce weight and achieve superb shock absorption. The helmet comes in vented and unvented versions, as well as in high-visibility colors of yellow and orange for increased visibility.
Both helmet models offer Petzl-exclusive CENTERFIT adjustment for quick sizing that allows the helmet to be perfectly centered on the head. A FLIP&FIT system on the headband can fold into the shell for easy storage and transport. Each helmet can be personally modified with an extensive line of accessories using the new EASYCLIP system, which makes adding or removing accessories, like eye and face shields, simple and intuitive.
With a commitment to providing intuitive and dependable work-at-height equipment, Petzl also has introduced an updated JAG RESCUE KIT, a ready-to-use rope rescue system. The kit makes for efficient pickoffs and lowering of casualties with an integrated 4:1 mechanical advantage. Included in the kit is everything needed to easily transfer the weight of a casualty from the lanyard to the rescue system and lower them to a safe level.
Designed and built by CM Labs Simulations, Vortex equipment training simulators provide operators with the real-world skills they need to operate equipment safely and efficiently. They are powered by Smart Training Technology that includes an abundance of training recommendations, intelligent information and other actionable data, all leading to the highest level of transferable operator skills outside the real equipment.
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Assess My Team provides easy access to the assessment tools and training you need to ensure your team is working to their full potential. Our tests take fewer than 10 minutes for an individual to complete but provide organizational leaders with a wealth of measurable and actionable profile data.
Each of the five core assessments measures a different yet important core style: behavioral, motivational, thinking, emotional and learning. Used individually or in a variety of combinations, the five core assessments offer individuals and organizations alike the opportunity to enhance self-awareness and boost professional performance beyond anything previously available within the assessment industry – by exploring the whole person.
Whether you want to develop more self-aware leaders, assemble top-performing teams, improve performance, enhance training initiatives or provide benchmarks, the core assessments provide the foundation for dependable human performance answers.
Assess My Team https://assessmyteam.com
SET Solutions offers OSHA 30- and 10-hour Electric Power Comprehensive Safety Compliance courses. These courses are taught by authorized OTI instructors with years of electric power experience. Each course is designed specifically for the electric power industry to provide in-depth training on current electric OSHA standards and to provide specific safety management guidance for both new and existing electric power personnel. A sampling of topics offered in the courses include hazard prevention and control; personal protective equipment; OSHA 1910.269 application; electric flames and arcs; minimum approach distances; grounding for protection of employees; material handling; walking and working surfaces; fall protection; incident investigation; de-energizing lines and equipment; lockout/tagout; confined spaces; excavations; and safety management systems. The 30-hour course is offered twice a year in Lexington, South Carolina, or SET personnel can conduct either course at your company specifically for your personnel and operations.
SET Solutions https://setsolutionsllc.com/electric-power-training/osha-training/
Utilities already know the value of energizing their training yards, but until now they may have been unaware that there is a safe solution. The Timpson High Voltage Training Unit provides a way to allow real energized high voltages to be applied to aerial and underground primaries at a nonlethal current level in your training yard. These voltages allow the trainee to know they made a mistake and trainers to identify training opportunities.
The training unit is designed to energize your yard to full voltage, automatically de-energize in fewer than 60ms with a current threshold of 1.5mA, and measure current changes down to 60 microamps. The unit is incorporated into the training yard and includes an accompanying HMI display that monitors opening times and trip currents, recording the number of shorts and keeping historical track of test records. Tracking this data allows your users to analyze each mistake by each individual for follow-up instruction, develop an overall database that will help you to determine the most common sources of errors, and refine your training curriculum to focus on the problem areas and improve safety outcomes.
Timpson Electrical & Aerial Services http://timpsontraining.com
Altec Sentry operator safety courses teach you to operate Altec units safely. Each aerial and digger derrick includes five free Sentry course uses, making it simple to complete the classroom portion of ANSI general training and familiarization requirements.
To complete your training, a qualified person also must evaluate hands-on proficiency in actual operation. Altec Sentry’s instructor-led training options make that easy. Our instructors can teach you about the safety features, control functions, operating characteristics and inspection requirements for your Altec unit. Ultimately, that helps you avoid accidents and prevent injury and equipment damage.
Our train-the-trainer courses can give your instructors the firsthand knowledge to start training your operators immediately. You'll also get access to our Sentry Online training system to assign courses and view training results.
We can come to your location and train on the equipment your operators use every day. Or, come train with us at our St. Joseph, Missouri, or Birmingham, Alabama, facilities. For cranes, digger derricks, aerials or chippers, there's a flexible scheduling option to fit your training needs.
Altec Sentry www.altecsentry.com
Emerson is now offering professionals four new models of Greenlee battery hydraulic crimpers and cutters: the In-Line Quad Point Indenter (EK6ATILX, EK6FTILX), the 6-Ton Underground Indenting Crimper (EK6IDCLX) and the In-Line ACSR and Guy Wire Cutter (ESC25LX).
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The ClampStar solution is a practical, inexpensive strategy to help utilities reduce wire-down incidents and unplanned outages.
ClampStar is an engineered electrical and mechanical shunt that significantly reduces whole-span wire replacement costs when installed over a failed splice or on a damaged portion of conductor, functioning as a permanent bypass electrical connection for virtually all overhead transmission- and distribution-class conductors from 6 AWG to 2515 kcmil.
This solution eliminates replacement of overhead splices and repairs damaged bare conductors through a quick, easy, permanent fix. ClampStar also is used to increase the performance rating of existing splices and other connectors, clamps and fittings for the purpose of increasing line ampacity that may presently be limited by such devices.
With ClampStar, splices, dead-ends and suspension clamps are repaired with no power interruption; connector replacement is no longer required. It easily installs over the existing connector.
The Red Wing Burnside boot collection for men offers best-in-class performance attributes without sacrificing ultimate comfort. Handcrafted in Red Wing, Minnesota, the Burnside collection features a new Vibram outsole for excellent slip and heat resistance. Memory foam padding along the tongue and collar minimizes pressure points around the ankle, and a four-layer removable footbed with polyurethane midsole, thermoplastic polyurethane arch and gel-pod heel strike creates unmatched comfort and protection against abrasion. The direct-attach welt construction allows for flexibility while a Nano composite toe cap provides superior protection with less weight and bulk. Designed for workers in heavy industrial, construction and indoor/outdoor work environments, the waterproof Burnside collection offers unmatched comfort, protection and slip resistance.
Red Wing www.redwingsafety.com
LineWise has introduced its new TLL-500A Triple Line Lifter for subtransmission applications. The new product is designed to be a low-cost, lightweight solution for supporting three phases of energized conductors from 34.5 kV to 72.5 kV.
The four main components of the TLL-500A are easy to assemble on the job site. The steel mast, which contains a turntable that allows it to swivel up to 15 degrees left or right, quickly pins to digger derrick adapters. The heavy-duty steel crossarm includes wear pads for maximum durability. Aluminum extension arms allow adjustment of the polymer insulators in 3-inch increments from a minimum overall span of 7 feet 4 inches to a maximum span of 16 feet. Insulators can be spaced a minimum of 3 feet 8 inches apart or a maximum of 8 feet apart.
The TLL-500A can be used in a horizontal or vertical configuration. It supports a maximum load of 500 pounds per position with a maximum side load of 200 pounds per position. An optional delta configuration allows operators to hang insulators in a downward position from the insulator sliders. Insulator extender attachments can extend insulators to accommodate pole structures with one conductor that is higher than the rest. A static arm attachment also is available to pick the static line at the same time as the conductors.
The TLL-500A comes in a convenient skid container that allows forklift loading from any side and will fit into standard full-size pickup beds.
Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has introduced the Checkmate TR3 Tripod, used as personal protective equipment to access workers and provide fall protection in confined space environments. The tripod features an innovative new crown and foot design that makes it stronger yet more lightweight than other tripods.
The TR3 is one of 20 new fall protection products PSG is launching in 2019 into the construction, oil and gas, energy, utilities, telecom, mining and transportation industries. It is the first Checkmate product to be launched in North America.
The TR3 tripod legs lock in the open position automatically during use, easily disengage for folding and are adjusted for proper height with captive pins. Detent pins secure them to the tripod using PVC-coated keeper wires. The tripod’s pivoting spiked feet and rubber soles allow for its use on soft or hard surfaces. Its anti-splay webbing, which prevents the tripod legs from splaying under a load, can be neatly tucked into its own housing slot for storage.
When used in conjunction with other Checkmate equipment, the TR3 can be used as an anchorage for suspended work and winch operations and as a secure fall arrest point.
The tripod’s maximum single-user weight for fall arrest, with one operator, is 310 pounds. When used in assisted rescue, the maximum combined capacity load for workers is 620 pounds, and it’s 550 pounds for carrying goods. The tripod meets OSHA standards, exceeds ANSI standards and will be CSA certified.
Pure Safety Group www.checkmateuk.com/products/tr3-tripod/