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Wearable Safety Sensor

Safeguard Compass JOOMLASafeguard Equipment is the first company to develop an adaptive, smart, wearable safety product – Compass – which helps to eliminate human error when working around energized surfaces and conductors.

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Load-Break and Pickup Tool

Utility Solutions Load Break Tool JOOMLAUtility Solutions Inc. has introduced another load-break tool specifically designed for 38-kV systems. The new 38-kV/300-amp portable load-break and pickup tool is the latest version in the company’s popular BREAK-SAFE line. This version introduces continued improvements to the product line and represents the most advanced BREAK-SAFE in Utility Solutions’ 20-year history.

Many utility customers with 38-kV systems have limited options for portable load-break and pickup tools. The BREAK-SAFE is a popular and proven method for hot-line workers to safely install and manage temporary switching capabilities at the job site.

Since its introduction in the late 1990s, the BREAK-SAFE has become an industry standard. Hot-line crews can safely isolate work areas in between installed switches with a lightweight and portable device. Utility Solutions now has five models, including 15, 27, 38 and 46 kV.

The engineering team at Utility Solutions made the 38-kV version as small and light as possible. It is 33 inches long and available in both a floating head model for glove work and a duckbill head for hot sticks.

Utility Solutions Inc.    www.utilitysolutionsinc.com

Foul Weather Bomber and Bib

NSA Bomber JOOMLAThe Targo FR Foul Weather Bomber and Bib features breathable, waterproof and windproof 7-ounce, two-layer GORE-TEX PYRAD. Lightweight and fast drying, Targo keeps you comfortable even in the toughest conditions. It delivers premium protection by resisting hot liquid, steam, petroleum and oil-based mud. Available in sizes S-3X, both the bomber and bib are compliant to NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 and meet ANSI/ISEA 107.

National Safety Apparel    www.thinknsa.com

Arc-Rated Face Shields

Cementex Face Shield JOOMLACementex, the safety tool specialists, recently announced that the color of the company’s Arc Flash Resistant PPE Task Wear Face Shield has changed from green to gray. Providing exceptional visible light transfer, the Cementex Hundred Series are constructed with a True Color Gray Arc Rated Face Shield, improving technician vision over prior green models.

The Cementex Hundred Series Arc Rated Face Shields feature a molded shape to minimize vision distortion. The long length, chin cup and sides provide superior coverage and protection, while the brow shield works to deflect the impact of an arc blast in the event of an arc flash incident.

The new gray Arc Rated Face Shields feature translucent sides and chin area, providing improved peripheral vision for technicians working on energized equipment. The face shields meet the requirements of NFPA 70E and ASTM F2178.

Cementex    www.cementexusa.com

Next-Generation Safety Harnesses

Pure Safety Harness JOOMLAPure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has unveiled its Guardian Fall Protection S1 safety harness. The S1 is the first in a series of innovative new harnesses designed with three levels of features for various real-life work scenarios. All harnesses meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards and are CSA certified.

The S1 Harness is a rugged utility option for users who need to grab their fall protection gear and safely get to work. It is designed with water-resistant contrasting core webbing, label cover and impact indicators for easy inspection, dual lanyard keepers and durable rubber web keepers. The S1 features steel hardware that includes a three-bar torso adjustment for quick and proper fitting, various connection point options for use in multiple applications and a chest strap captivation for performance. The S1 Harness is available in four sizes for optimal fit.

Building on the S1 Harness, the S3 Harness and the S5 Harness, each with additional, enhanced feature sets and innovative components, will launch in the first quarter of 2019. The harnesses in the S series can be customized.

The S harness series is one of the first major product launches to come from PSG since it combined its Guardian Fall Protection, Checkmate and Ty-Flot companies under one innovation strategy, made up of top engineers, designers and manufacturing experts from around the world.

Pure Safety Group    www.puresafetygroup.com

BuckLag Stick

Buckingham BuckLag JOOMLAThe all-new BuckLag from Buckingham Manufacturing was designed with ease and efficiency for lineworkers in mind. The BuckLag allows you to securely store lags while climbing.

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Arc-Rated Leather Protectors

Youngstown Leather Protectors JOOMLAYoungstown Glove is proud to introduce a full line of Arc Rated Leather Protectors. We use the highest-quality grain leather along with an innovative pattern to create a leather protector with unmatched fit, dexterity and quality. The ergonomic, 3D pattern fits perfectly over rubber-insulating gloves, so you can do your work more easily. The High Voltage models use a thick, tacky and flexible cow grain while our Low Voltage Protectors feature a thin, tacky and flexible goat-grain leather. Each model features an FR Strap System to ensure that nothing on the glove will drip, melt or ignite if exposed to an arc flash. These gloves are available in 10-inch, 12-inch, 13-inch and 14-inch sizes. Each model also is available in a cut-resistant, Kevlar-lined version, where every inch of the glove is lined with Kevlar fiber by DuPont. The glove shown here is our 10-inch leather protector lined with Kevlar. This protector is arc rated to 36 cal and offers Cut Level A3 and Puncture Level 4 protection.

Youngstown Glove    https://ytgloves.com/cat-leather-protectors

Fleece Shirt Jacket

Tyndale Shirt Jacket JOOMLAMore than a work shirt, but more lightweight than a jacket, Tyndale’s new Versa Fleece Shirt Jacket (T78MT) is an essential addition to your fall and winter wardrobe. The Versa Fleece Shirt Jacket has a button-down silhouette, complete with traditional collar and cuffs, but it is made with a midweight fleece fabric that is warm without adding bulk. Comfortable and easy to layer, this garment also has a moisture-wicking and fast-drying finish. The practical features continue with weather-resistant, contrasting fabric on the sleeves, ensuring durability, while the same material on the zippered chest pocket keeps your valuables protected from the elements. It can be worn as an outer layer in cool weather, and is a warm, comfortable layer when the temperature drops. The Versa Fleece Shirt Jacket is proudly made in the USA by Tyndale, featuring a tonal U.S. flag patch on the left sleeve and exterior FR labeling. It provides 17 ATPV (CAT 2) arc flash and NFPA-2112 certified flash fire protection.

Tyndale    http://tyndaleusa.com

High-Visibility Vests

Radians Hi Vis Vests JOOMLARadians, a global leader and manufacturer of personal protective equipment, recently launched five new RadWear vests with high-visibility features and black styling.

Radians’ new selection hides dirt and grime in areas that commonly show signs of soiling. Traditionally, high-visibility safety gear is made completely with fluorescent materials that enhance the view of the worker at a distance. These conventional styles also hold dirt and stains, diminishing the fluorescence and the time in service.

The five new RadWear styles are the SV6B-2, a Type R, Class 2, two-tone surveyor vest; the SV22-1ZBM, a Type O, Class 1, economy two-tone vest; the SV55-1ZBD, a Type O, Class 1, two-tone engineer vest; the SV59-1ZBM, a Type O, Class 1, heavy-duty surveyor vest; and the SV59B-2, a Type R, Class 2, heavy-duty surveyor vest.

Radians    www.radians.com

Proximity Sensor System

ASA Sensor System JOOMLAASA Electronics has expanded its line of sensor systems with the CVPS18 four-channel system. The CVPS18 is an easy, economical way to outfit virtually any vehicle with the latest safety technology. The four ultrasonic, weatherproof sensors are easy to install and can be painted to match the color of the vehicle, making them a universal solution for aftermarket application.

The CVPS18 sensors are designed to detect objects within a 5-foot range of the rear bumper without requiring any calibration to aid in backing up or parking the vehicle. When the vehicle is in reverse, the sensors will trigger a speaker in the cab to emit an audible alert if an object should happen to get too close.

As the vehicle continues to back up, or as the object moves closer, the beeping will become more frequent. If the object comes within 16 inches of the bumper, a solid tone will sound. The audio speaker has three volume levels – low, high and off – to suit driver preferences.

The CVPS18 sensor system can be used in conjunction with other Voyager observation products, like backup cameras and monitors, to create a comprehensive safety system.

ASA Electronics    www.asaelectronics.com

Flame-Resistant Beanie

DragonWear Beanie JOOMLAThis is no simple beanie. DragonWear’s new headwear, constructed from proprietary tri-blend FR fabric, brings a range of innovative features to provide the best in all-day comfort and protection. An increased CAT 3, 32 cal/cm2 arc rating and NFPA 70E certification keep you protected while the flat-lock seam construction ensures comfort under a hard hat. 

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Belt Pouch Tool Combinations

Cementex Belt Pouches JOOMLACementex, the safety tool specialists, recently announced the availability of Cementex Belt Pouch Tool Combinations, featuring all tools designed for safe use in arc flash environments. With 13 different combinations to choose from, there is an ideal Cementex Belt Pouch Combo for any technician.

All tools in the Cementex Belt Pouch Combos feature innovative Cementex double-insulation technology. The double-insulated tools feature a yellow warning layer underneath the outer orange layer; if the outside insulation is damaged, posing a safety risk, the yellow layer begins to show, and technicians know that they must replace the tools.

The 13 different configurations of belt pouch and tool kits feature a wide range of tools, including Linesman’s universal crimping, needle nose and diagonal cutting pliers; various sizes of Phillips, Robertson and Cabinet screwdrivers; nut drivers; and various task-specialized tools. Customized configurations also are available.

Cementex double-insulated tools are tested to 10,000 VAC and rated for 1,000 VAC when working on or around live parts. The pliers comply with ASTM F1505 and IEC 60900 standards, and help meet the requirements of OSHA 1910.331-335, NFPA 70E and CSA-Z462.

Cementex    www.cementexusa.com/catalog/tool-kits-rolls-pouches/

Full Body Harness

MSA Full Body Harness JOOMLAThe V-FLEX full body harness is the first in a new series of harnesses by MSA. Designed for superior comfort and mobility, the V-FLEX uses MSA’s new, exclusive racing-style design. This design routes webbing across the chest for a secure, more comfortable fit – reducing the need for adjustments throughout the day so workers can focus on the task at hand. The sleek foam padding follows the contours of the shoulder, while cooling airflow channels reduce heat stress for all-day comfort. Reduce time spent donning with the patent-pending RaceFLEX chest connection, designed to make donning intuitive and effortless while eliminating bulky chest straps – just like buckling a seat belt. Inspection is made simpler, with fewer, easy-to-identify stitch patterns, and a dedicated attachment point for personal fall limiters makes attaching them quick and easy.

The V-FLEX harness is suitable for use in multiple work-at-height applications in industries such as construction, general industry, and oil and gas.

MSA    www.msasafety.com/p/0002300002W0001080

Rubber Insulating Gloves

Hubbell Insulating Gloves JOOMLAHubbell Power Systems currently offers Chance rubber insulating gloves. These gloves are manufactured with an aqueous dipping process to maintain excellent flexibility inherent to natural rubber. Chance rubber gloves are offered in sizes 7 to 12, with half sizes 8H to 10H. For low voltage, Classes 0 and 00, Hubbell offers 11-inch and 14-inch single-color gloves in red, yellow and black. Black-under-yellow low-voltage gloves also are offered in 14-inch length. For high voltage, Classes 1 to 4, Hubbell offers color selections of single-color black, red-under-black and yellow-under-black gloves. The cuff offerings for high voltage include straight, bell and contour. Hubbell also offers cowhide and goatskin leather protectors, cotton liners and canvas bags for proper storage of rubber gloves.

Hubbell Power Systems    www.hubbell.com/hubbellpowersystems/en/

Custom Uniform Solutions

Ritz Safety Uniform Solutions JOOMLASafety professionals and administrators rely on Outfitters from Ritz Safety to provide a fast, simple and completely custom uniform solution for their workers. Features such as individual employee logins and allowances, corporate discounted pricing, custom embroidery and a dedicated account manager take the time and stress out of keeping workers equipped with what they need, on budget.

Workwear, flame-resistant clothing, work gloves and work boots from industry-leading manufacturers can be added or deleted from your custom catalog anytime to keep up with any changing needs. Added flexibility comes from having no contract period, so we work hard every day to earn and keep your business.

Contact us to learn how we simplify uniform programs, and schedule a short demo with your dedicated account manager.

Ritz Safety    www.srsoutfitters.com

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