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Lakeland Protective Apparel JoomlaLakeland 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 Hot Stick JoomlaUtility 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 Big Mouth Bag JoomlBuckingham 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

3M Grip Connector JoomlaWorking 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.

3M    www.3m.com/workersafety

Buckingham Black Climber Kit JOOMLABuckingham Manufacturing’s BuckAlloy Black Climber Kit was developed after listening to customers who wanted a black climber. Given the interest in this type of kit, Buckingham developed a new climber kit to bring all the features of the popular BuckAlloy climbers into one kit.

Read more: Black Climber Kit

TD PowerSkills Training Program JOOMLAT&D PowerSkills is a comprehensive video- and workbook-based lineworker training program that focuses on safety-related work practices that lineworkers need to know. All T&D PowerSkills course units are arranged in a comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum is divided into 78 units that represent major components of lineworker career tracks. Important fundamentals are covered in Maintenance Basics, such as electrical safety and basic climbing skills, moving on to more advanced topics in Overhead Distribution, such as pole-top equipment replacement and transformer troubleshooting. Specialized training is offered in Underground, Transmission and Substations.

Each course unit includes one DVD or online access to the video via computer or mobile device, one instructor’s guide and one student workbook. Customization for site-specific training is available upon request. Single courses, group packs or the entire program can be purchased.

T&D PowerSkills    www.tdpowerskills.com

NSA Rubber Voltage Gloves JOOMLANational Safety Apparel offers ArcGuard Rubber Voltage Gloves in a variety of classes, colors and sizes. Whatever your need, our gloves fit the bill, and you’ll have the testing data for each pair of gloves at your fingertips. To receive testing data, use your smartphone’s QR reader app to scan your gloves’ code. After you scan the QR code, you’ll receive quick and easy access to your glove test report. We’ve got the sizes you need: NSA carries sizes 8 to 12. To make sure you are ordering the correct size, measure the circumference around your palm. Between sizes? We recommend ordering the next largest size. ArcGuard gloves come in three different levels of protection: Class 00 for maximum voltage of 500V AC/750V DC; Class 0 for maximum voltage of 1000V AC/1500V DC; and Class 2 for maximum voltage of 17000V AC/25500V DC. Our voltage-rated gloves come in yellow, black and red, alone or in kits. Kits include voltage-rated gloves, 10-inch leather protectors and ArcGuard FR knit gloves that can be used as liners. A handy bag keeps it all in one place and ready for the next job.

National Safety Apparel    www.thinknsa.com

Justin FR Hoodie JOOMLAWhen the temperature drops and you need protection from the weather, the J-TEK Polartec Hoodie will keep you warm and comfortable throughout the day. It’s made of Polartec Wind Pro FR fleece, which is a highly compact knit that improves wind and water repellency while retaining a soft and comfortable feel throughout the fabric. As with all Justin FR products, this Polartec Hoodie is dual-certified to NFPA 2112 and 70E, and has an ATPV rating of 16. Key design features include adjustable hoodie with a mock neck collar, two front pockets with zip closure and contrast, flatlock stitching at seams for added durability and a modern look.

Justin FR    www.justinfr.com

Quatro Boot Contest JOOMLAUtility workers have a chance to win a free pair of Quatro Dielectric Safety Boots valued at $200. To enter, complete a short quiz at www.quiz-maker.com/QRD55IN to find your best boot.

One winner will be randomly selected from all quiz participants to win a free pair of Quatro Dielectric Safety Boots. The contest ends November 20, 2017, at midnight, and is open only to utility workers in the U.S. Please visit https://winquatroboots.com/ for more information.

Pioneered in New Zealand, and designed specifically for the U.S. market, natural-rubber Quatro Boots provide maximum comfort under a wide range of conditions. They can be ordered through Bag Man, Ben Meadows, Conewango, GEMPLER’S, NASCO and other U.S. dealers.

Skellerup Footwear    www.skellerupfootwear.us

ARI Scorecarding JoomlaWhen it comes to motor vehicle records checks, no news isn’t necessarily good news. Running an annual MVR check in the hopes that nothing has changed in the past 12 months is no longer good enough. Without regular MVR monitoring that flags violations closer to when they actually occur, fleet operators can remain exposed.
 
ARI’s responsive MVR monitoring automatically checks for new violations, DUI and DWI convictions, invalid licenses, and other infractions sooner and without manual scheduling. When an infraction is found, the system reacts by automatically assigning online training targeted to the driver and the specific infraction.
 
All MVR events are tracked through the ARI Driver Scorecard. MVR data is analyzed along with telematics, risk, claims and fuel data to provide a comprehensive view of driver behavior. The Driver Scorecard assigns a risk score, highlighting those drivers who may require extra training or attention, as well as those who pose significant risks to their organizations. ARI’s responsive monitoring, coupled with reactive training and comprehensive scorecarding, can help identify and mitigate risk sooner.

ARI    www.arifleet.com

Milwaukee Imager JoomlaMilwaukee Tool continues to deliver productivity-enhancing solutions for the trades with the new 102x77 Spot Infrared Imager. With instant start-up for scanning large areas quickly, a high-resolution image on-screen and precise single-spot measurement, the new imager is ideal for fast, accurate troubleshooting.

Designed for the professional tradesman, the 102x77 Spot Infrared Imager provides users with unmatched visibility into maintenance issues so they can quickly diagnosis the problem. Exclusive DUAL SENSE Pixel Technology allows the imager to individually optimize pixels to eliminate the blurring of hot and cold details in crowded areas. Equipped with 56:1 single-spot performance, a 15-second image hold and an infrared range of 14 degrees to 646 degrees Fahrenheit, users are able to scan, target and receive one simple on-screen temperature reading from a long distance or up close for greater detail.

Backed by a five-year warranty, the 102x77 Spot Infrared Imager confirms Milwaukee’s continued commitment to delivering solutions that save time, increase productivity and address frequent user frustrations.

Milwaukee Tool    www.milwaukeetool.com

Honeywell Lift Front Hood JoomlaThe new Honeywell Salisbury Premium Light Weight Lift Front Hood and Face Shields deliver industry-leading comfort and safety on the job, plus CE certification.

The new 40 cal/cm2  Premium Light Weight Lift Front Hood doubles the vertical peripheral vision of – and is 30 percent lighter weight than – standard arc flash hoods. A new bracket design improves CO2 and heat ventilation. Its dual lens offers increased protection against fogging and scratches.

Vision, ease of wear and safety are emphasized in both of the new 10-cal/cm2 and 12-cal/cm2 face shields with anti-fog coatings and new technology frames that reduce neck strain, lower CO2 levels and improve comfort for users.

Honeywell Salisbury    www.salisburybyhoneywell.com

HDE Underground Tester JoomlaHD Electric Co., a Textron Inc. company, now offers its new Underground Cable Fault Tester, the UCT-8, a lightweight one-piece tool that is used to test underground, de-energized, primary-shielded voltage cables for faults.

Test results for underground DC leakage are clearly displayed as an analog bar graph along with an indication of a good or faulted cable. A self-contained, 8-kV high-voltage source powers the tester using a 9-V lithium battery, making the UCT-8 a compact, single hot-stick operation tool for testing cable. There also is an integrated safety circuitry that detects cables that have not been properly de-energized, alerts the user of the problem and shuts down the test to prevent system damage. An automatic shutoff feature helps the battery to last longer.

HD Electric Co.    www.hdelectriccompany.com

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