The FR Utility Henley is a newer addition to Rasco’s knit line and comes in heather gray, khaki or burnt orange. This long-sleeved T-shirt can be worn as a base layer or stand-alone garment. The Utility Henley provides durable CAT 2 protection while made from 100% flame-resistant cotton. It features two pleated chest pockets with flap button closure and pleated back for enhanced mobility. Equipped with a mic tab and two locations for pen slot pockets, the Utility Henley is a garment that is practical for the workday. With an ATPV of 8.7 cal/cm2, this 6.1-ounce lightweight knit is perfect to wear both on and off the clock.
DICA has debuted a new addition to the ProStack Cribbing product line. ProStack Slot Lock Cribbing Blocks are engineered to stack and lock together, giving users the ability to safely gain needed cribbing height in unlevel conditions. Developed with customer input, the new lighter-weight and lower-cost ProStack product is designed for use with the types of equipment used in utility, tree care, concrete construction, and crane and rigging markets.
The setup of a SafetyTech Base Pad and two ProStack Blocks has a 100,000-pound working load limit and a maximum allowable pressure of 500 psi. Slot Lock flanges interlock with a DICA SafetyTech base pad and with each subsequent block layer when positioned in alternating directions. Each layer increases cribbing height by 5 inches, and the surface allows room for outrigger feet measuring up to 18 inches by 18 inches.
Each ProStack Slot Lock block weighs less than 30 pounds, which minimizes operator fatigue and provides quick setup and breakdown times. Molded grips make it easy for one person to carry and position blocks, even when wearing gloves. TuffGrip handles can be added as an option to facilitate carrying two blocks at once. DICA’s Hi-Viz orange TuffGrip handles are waterproof and resistant to UV light, hydraulic fluids and road chemicals.
Unlike most cribbing solutions commonly deployed in the field, ProStack’s engineered material is extremely strong and impervious to weather and job site conditions. ProStack Cribbing is made from a combination of post-consumer recycled material and additives to produce a strong, reliable and environmentally friendly solution. All ProStack cribbing products are warrantied for 25 years against rot, insect infestation, splitting, cracking and splintering.
Guardian Fall Protection, a Pure Safety Group brand, has unveiled its new HTL Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) for use in fall protection systems. The horizontal anchorage accommodates two workers in fall arrest at 30-, 60- and 100-foot lengths.
The HLL is ultra-lightweight and extremely durable. Due to the double-braided polyester rope functioning as the shock absorber, no inline shock absorber is required. Its built-in, inline tension swivel prevents tangling and keeps the HLL in an optimal position. It features nylon thimbles that protect the rope against wear and prevents loops. The HTL’s lower dynamic sag provides exceptional fall clearances.
The HTL kit includes the rope; tensioner to tighten and secure the lifeline; two O-rings for easy connection and smooth movement along the rope; two double-locking carabiners; two 6-foot crossarm straps; and a convenient carrying and storage bag.
The capacity of the Guardian HTL HLL is 130-310 pounds per worker. This product meets OSHA 1926 Subpart M and OSHA 1910 requirements and is assembled in the USA.
Pure Safety Group www.puresafetygroup.com
Steel Grip Inc. manufactures personal protective equipment of all kinds, from arc flash and chemical protection to high-heat and molten metal protection. Our new arc flash 40-cal lightweight garments with lift-front hood and fan pack offer top-of-the-line protection and comfort. Combined with the new lift-front hood design, our patented fan pack attaches to the back and provides a quiet, steady flow of air for the user. These garments and hoods can be ordered individually or as a kit. Our kits offer every aspect a user needs to be protected from an arc flash exposure in a ready-to-go bag. We keep stock of these items in select sizes. All materials, designs and findings meet the full requirements of NFPA 70E.
Steel Grip Inc. www.steelgripinc.com
Bigfoot Construction Equipment now offers an outrigger pad made of their custom composite beneath a strong wooden pad. This layering process enables the wood to last longer since the plastic composite keeps the upper wooden pad away from water.
Youngstown's 16” Lineman Bag is designed to carry rubber insulating gloves, Youngstown leather protectors and Youngstown work gloves. The super-duty 20-ounce water-resistant canvas bag features two covered main storage pockets and a side pocket for securely storing the daily glove inspection tool. Reinforced leather handles are attached to easy-to-open Velcro flaps. Both main compartments feature brass grommets for added ventilation. The bag is finished with a heavy-duty 360 locking carabiner.
Youngstown Glove Co. https://ytgloves.com
The Pole Hog from Precise Machine Works offers a solution to remove pole stumps in one piece by simultaneously spinning and pulling. There is no need for backhoes, rods, jacks or pullers. The Pole Hog relieves stress on boom trucks, does not widen the original hole, and works in mud and rock.
Made of steel, the Pole Hog can remove a pole up to 13 inches. The Pole Hog itself is 48 inches long, 18 inches OD, 13.3 inches ID and weighs 450 pounds. It comes with eight 8-¾-inch lag screws, as well as a kelly bar attachment to fit the boom truck.
Precise Machine Works https://precisemachineworks.com
For jobs performed in the harshest winter weather conditions, Magid’s Dual-Hazard Duck Outerwear is UL certified to NFPA 2112 and protects against arc flash and flash fire as well as cold, wind and water. The line includes parkas, bomber jackets and bib overalls in brown or navy. All garments feature a 13-ounce 100% FR cotton fabric outer shell and trims that are UL certified to NFPA 2112; a tight weave that protects against wind and water; and a quilted 100% FR cotton lining that adds comfort. This outerwear is rated NFPA 70E CAT 4; the arc rating is ATPV 45 cal/cm².
Klein Tools has introduced a new line of cooling products designed to help reduce and manage heat stress. Klein’s new Cooling Towels and Cooling Bandana feature advanced PVA cooling technology to retain moisture and stay cooler than the surrounding air. In addition, they activate in under a minute, stay cool for hours and can be reactivated several times.
To activate or reuse a product, simply wet it and gently wring out the excess water. Products can be washed in a machine or by hand with a mild detergent, and then air-dried.
Klein Tools www.kleintools.com
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.
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.
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