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Load-Trainer Software Upgrade

Utility Solutions Load Trainer WEBUtility Solutions Inc. launched their three-phase distribution simulator two years ago and recently released a software upgrade. The Load-Trainer II Transformer Simulator can now simulate more system voltages and transformer configurations, and it includes more troubleshooting modes.

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Triple-Vented FR Work Shirt

MCR Work Shirt WEBMCR Safety’s newest ANSI Class 3 FR work shirt offering is a high-visibility lime, button-down, long-sleeve shirt with 2-inch silver FR reflective stripes. The triple-vented design – combined with moisture-wicking 5.5-ounce inherent blend FR fabric – is the perfect solution to solve your heat-stress needs. The CAT 2 shirt has an ATPV rating of 8.9 cal/cm2.

Patented Summit Breeze technology is exclusively used on MCR Safety FR apparel. Its mesh venting is incorporated onto the back and under the arms, giving you one hardworking set of FR clothing.

In addition to better FR performance, Summit Breeze technology provides better heat-stress management for those working in hot environments, those who are performing labor-intensive tasks or a combination of the two. When working in environments where heat stress is a potential hazard, vented openings can literally be a lifesaver.

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Waterless Hand Cleaner

RR Lotion WEBR&R Lotion offers the only waterless hand cleaner that cleans, remoisturizes and kills 99.99% of germs – all at the same time. It remoisturizes and exfoliates your hands with shea and sunflower butters along with succulents and botanicals. The cleaner is formulated with benzalkonium chloride, which offers a broad spectrum of anti-microbial properties against bacteria, fungi and viruses. Call (480) 443-9255 for further information or to order samples. 

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FR Hi-Dex Gloves

Youngstown FR Gloves WEBYoungstown’s FR Hi-Dex Glove offers multihazard protection while maintaining excellent dexterity and comfort. This glove was developed with lineworkers who were seeking the most dexterous glove they could get that still met their company standards of Cut Level A3 with FR/AR properties.

To achieve this, we use a single-layer palm made of flexible, durable goat-grain leather. The entire interior of the glove is then lined with Kevlar fiber. The leather and Kevlar combination is sewn into an ergonomic, pre-curved, 3D pattern for superior fit and dexterity. The result is a glove that is lab tested to show Cut Level A3, Puncture Level 4, flame resistance and an arc rating of 27 cal/cm². FR Hi-Dex Gloves are lineworker tested and approved. Sizes range from XS to 3XL. 

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New E-Commerce Platform

Terex eCommerce Platform WEBTerex Utilities has launched a new e-commerce platform to support all customers and give them the type of online shopping experience today’s buyers have come to expect.

This new e-commerce platform offers one-stop shopping for tools and accessories used in the utilities industry and beyond. Many of these products had previously only been available through a traditional catalog. Hundreds of products can be ordered, from climbing equipment to traffic safety gear to Terex auger tools. New customers can self-register for an account, place orders by credit card, view order status, track shipments and see invoices.

For existing Terex customers – including rental partners and dealers who previously had access to an e-commerce platform – the new platform comes with a host of new and upgraded features. Online parts manuals for many of our units are now browsable from this website and allow for simple click-to-cart functionality. In addition, parts are searchable by keyword, part number and category, making part identification or discovery easier than ever.

For existing Terex account holders, request online access at https://parts.terex.com/. For new customer and retail sales, browse the catalog at https://myparts.terex.com/.

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Powered Ascender Training

Safety One Powered Ascender Training WEBSafety One is proud to be the first to offer manufacturer-endorsed training for powered ascenders. These devices are making an impact on our industry. It is our mission to make sure workers understand how to be safe and efficient while using them for personal ascending, descending and hoisting of equipment. When new devices are introduced into the workplace, people tend to get excited and come up with creative interpretations about how they can be used. With proper training of device capabilities, limitations and techniques, safety managers can ensure that employee well-being is not overlooked.

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Ratcheting Lineworker Wrenches

Klein Tools Lineman Wrenches WEBKlein Tools has introduced the next generation of wrenches for lineworkers, redesigned to improve durability and featuring fully integrated handles and non-slip grips for comfort.

The wrenches are up to 20% stronger than previous models. Additionally, the KT155HD and KT151T feature smaller gear teeth for shorter throws; the KT155T and KT155HD feature six sizes in one tool; and the KT151T and KT152T feature four sizes in one tool, plus tether holes for securing the tool.

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Equipment Operator Training

Terex Equipment Operator Training WEBThe Edge online training curriculum from Terex Utilities offers a convenient, self-paced training tool for operators seeking to document their understanding of aerial device and digger derrick operation. Each program, which takes six to eight hours to complete, includes an entrance exam to provide a benchmark for the incoming knowledge level of the operator. A quiz follows each learning section, and programs conclude with a final exam. Successful completion requires 85% or better, after which a certificate of completion and wallet card are issued.

The Aerial Device module covers topics such as personal protective equipment, explanation of insulated versus non-insulated devices, inspections, planning the job, understanding platform capacity, controls, lifting loads and basic rigging.

In addition to pre-shift inspections and setup, the Digger Derrick module covers setting outriggers, identifying obstructions, load charts, basic rigging, hand signals, electrical hazards and emergency operations. It also can be used as preparation for NCCCO digger derrick operator certification.

The Edge training materials are not manufacturer specific, so information is applicable to all operators of aerial devices and digger derricks. The cost is $150 per person per module.

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Retractable Horizontal Lifeline

PSG Horizontal Lifeline WEBPure Safety Group has introduced the Guardian Retractable HLL for use in either fall arrest or fall restraint applications.

During a fall, the Retractable HLL will deploy an extending metal energy absorber designed to reduce peak loads to anchorage structures.

The new Retractable HLL also can be used as part of a fall restraint system, which prevents the worker from reaching the leading edge of a fall hazard.

The main component of the HLL is a 60-foot galvanized cable horizontal lifeline, which is extremely durable yet portable and designed for temporary use. When it has been involved in a fall, its energy absorber clearly indicates that to the user.

This product also features a single-direction tensioner handle that prevents accidental releases and folds down to lay flat along the unit, secured by a magnet to prevent work interference.

The HLL’s hex shaft can connect to a drill to speed retrieval of the lifeline, and its extremely low deflections create low fall clearance for users. The stainless-steel housing and handles are corrosion resistant, which extends the life of the product.

Quick and easy to install, the HLL can accommodate two workers at the same time, at a weight of 130-310 pounds per worker.

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Self-Retracting Lifeline

FallTech Technora WEBFallTech has introduced the 45-foot Technora Rope DuraTech SRL-R. Characteristics of Technora rope are higher temperature resistance, lower weight, lower electrical conductivity and interference properties, no corrosion, excellent cut resistance, lower stretch, superior dynamic load handling and higher strength.

The 45-foot Technora Rope DuraTech SRL-R is designed for long-lasting performance in fall arrest applications where emergency rescue and retrieval also are required in a single device. It features powder-coated, durable aluminum alloy housing with built-in carrying for easy mobility. The carrying handle can serve as an anchorage connection point for overhead use. Included is a mounting bracket for quick and easy connection to tripod or davit systems. This product complies with ANSI Z359.14-2014 Class B, OSHA 1910.140 and OSHA 1926.502.

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Virtual Injury Prevention Training

CIP Solutions Virtual Training WEBInjury-free performance of heavy or very heavy job tasks strongly corresponds to an individual’s physical abilities and health habits. Through our Virtual Industrial Athlete Injury Prevention Training series, CIP Solutions Inc. provides your team with the knowledge and skills to avoid on-the-job ergonomic injuries and improve their personal health and wellness. Our modules are presented at a level that is clear and targeted to the audience in attendance. The long-term net result of these efforts is a healthier workforce. Your employees are better educated on soft-tissue injury prevention, and personal issues are less likely to become an exacerbated condition while on the job.

The Virtual Industrial Athlete Injury Prevention Trainings are hour-long virtual sessions with one of our specialists and customizable to your needs. We will cover one or all of the following topics: The Power Zone, Fitness and Nutrition, Pre-Shift Stretch and Warm-Up, and The Aging Workforce or Office Ergonomics. Each individual will be provided with course material and a certificate of completion. Class sizes are minimum five/maximum 25 people per session and $50 per attendee per session. Please call (855) 215-2477 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule.

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PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook

PIP Safety Book WEBProtective Industrial Products Inc., a leading supplier of hand protection and PPE, has announced the launch of the PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook, a succinct best practices guide featuring basic protocols related to safe distancing, hygiene and new PPE.

The PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook is a collaboration between key members of PIP’s operations, marketing and product management teams. It utilizes their firsthand experience with procedures related to working while maintaining safe distances and practicing proper hygiene to help minimize the spread of contagious disease in a workplace setting. The book was designed to be freely shared with PIP’s distributor partners as a tool to help advise their customers as they engage in preparations to reopen their businesses. 

The PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook marks the second phase of the PIP ESSENTIALS program, which focuses on PIP doing its part to help restart and reopen America. Additional elements of phase two of the PIP ESSENTIALS program include a complementary SafetyBook Checklist that companies can use to manage adherence with the protocols, procedures and best practices outlined in the PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook, as well as a curated list of hand-selected PPE from PIP’s product management team. 

Read the PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook from Protective Industrial Products Inc.

Pole Stabilization System

LineWise Stabilization System WEBThe patent-pending Direct Embed Pole Stabilization (DEPS) system from LineWise is a new bracing system for holding concrete or steel poles in place while pouring concrete or FlowFill. This cost-effective solution offers a quick and easy setup that significantly reduces equipment and labor costs, in addition to other benefits, during the installation of direct embed poles.

The DEPS system consists of two adjustable pole braces for each pole that is being stabilized. The pole braces are first chained or strapped to the base section of a pole. Then, the anchor plates are staked into the ground, and the pole is then plumbed by simply extending or retracting the braces. The entire process can be completed in several minutes.

Compared to the traditional alternatives of using forklifts, telehandlers or dead-man concrete anchors to support poles during construction, the DEPS system eliminates the cost of equipment rentals, machine maintenance, fuel and other various tools. The system also offers a lower environmental footprint, as it helps cut job-site emissions and results in fewer ruts created on rights-of-way due to less vehicle and equipment traffic.

Fully contracted, the DEPS system is 7.5 feet in length, allowing it to be transported in a pickup bed or on a gooseneck trailer. It requires no routine maintenance, provides a long service life and is made of 100% recyclable material.

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