Sospes safety management software makes it easy for you and your workers to conduct inspections; report workplace incidents, near misses and hazards of all types; perform detailed incident investigations; manage corrective actions; and build a workplace safety culture focused on prevention.
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Altec Sentry offers OSHA- and ANSI-compliant operator training courses online with 24/7 access from any computer, tablet or mobile device. Altec Sentry Online includes more than 80 online courses for cranes, aerial devices, digger derricks and chippers. Through a simple dashboard and storefront, operators can receive ANSI- and OSHA-compliant General Training and Familiarization without the need for traditional classroom sessions. With Sentry Online, you can get required training and a completion record while you’re at home or the job site, without tying up company instructors or training rooms. Easy access to courses and results helps you build and manage a consistent training program, even if you have many different Altec units. Altec Sentry provides industry-leading training to match Altec’s industry-leading equipment. Sentry Online is one more way we’re making it easier for you to train and qualify your operators.
For nearly 20 years, Altec Sentry has helped employers train and certify Altec equipment operators on safe and proper operation. Altec Sentry offers online training, on-site Sentry instructor-led courses and train the trainer programs to help you comply with OSHA, ANSI and ASME requirements.
Altec Sentry www.altec.com/safety
MCR Safety has expanded its high-visibility line to include flame-resistant safety vests made with GlenGuard lime modacrylic/aramid blended fabric with 2-inch FR reflective stripes. GlenGuard’s inherently flame-resistant fabrics are made using solution-dyed fibers that increase color retention. Unlike polyester vests, GlenGuard’s patented No Melt, No Drip technology is integrated into every fiber so that wearers have the ultimate protection when they need it most. The FRMBCL2L is an ANSI/ISEA 107 Type R, Class 2 five-point breakaway vest that features durable gray binding and an FR hook-and-loop front closure. Also available are safety vests in solid and mesh fabrics as well a Class 3 option. This vest also meets ASTM F1506 and conforms to NFPA 70E HRC1 specifications with an arc rating of 5.4 cal/cm².
MCR Safety www.mcrsafety.com/search?s=frm
As the seasons change and temperatures drop, a warm and durable jacket is an essential piece of your wardrobe when working outside. Tyndale’s new Versa Insulated Bomber Jacket (K64MT) is comfortable and protective – and stylish to boot. It features a weather-resistant outer shell, with a stylish and functional quilted pattern stitched using durable thread that keeps you warm with lightweight freedom of movement. Designed with the worker in mind, the jacket features an insulated lining, and the collar, cuffs and waistline are constructed from double-layered rib knit material to keep drafts out. Essentials stay secure with two zippered pouch pockets on the front of the jacket and Tyndale’s signature arm pocket on the sleeve. The Versa Insulated Bomber 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 40 ATPV (CAT 4) arc flash and NFPA 2112 certified flash fire protection.
Cementex, a national leader in the manufacture of electrical safety solutions, recently announced the availability of its PPE storage canisters, which provide ultimate protection for arc flash suits with hoods or face shields, thanks to the canisters’ oversized 14-inch diameter.
These extra-large, ultra-durable, hard-sided arc flash storage canisters are designed to withstand the harshest environments and safely store technicians’ most delicate and valuable PPE items. At 14 inches in diameter and 16 inches tall, the canister’s extra-large dimensions enable storage of large PPE items, such as a complete Category 4 arc flash PPE kit with a ventilated hood.
The canisters also feature a stackable design for easy, orderly storage in shops and equipment rooms. Their seal-tight lids ensure secure, reliable closure, and durable rope handles include a comfort grip for easy transport.
Cementex PPE storage canisters are available separately or as an upgrade to most Cementex PPE task wear kits. Additionally, the canisters are available with a fixed, 12-pocket tool wrap to include all of a technician’s most critical tools along with their task wear.
The new VolCore FR Workwear by Radians helps protect workers from short-term thermal incidents, including arc flash and flash fire, because it self-extinguishes and does not melt when exposed to flame, dramatically reducing the severity of burn injuries.
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Designed for ergonomic, safe MRO service on utility truck engines, this ladder also works on all Class 8 diesel trucks and service trucks used for concrete, waste management and similar activities.
Benefits include the following: a stable platform for engine maintenance and overhauls; base fits around tires to allow close proximity; provides easy reach to windshield and running lights; can support two people working side by side; OSHA 375-pound rated; patented 6061-grade industrial aluminum base; field tested and designed by mechanics; and made one at a time by craftsmen in the USA.
Utility Solutions Inc. has a new three-phase distribution simulator specifically designed to teach transformer banking to lineworkers. The updated Load-Trainer II Transformer Simulator combines a physical wiring environment with powerful computer simulation. The new one-piece design is very portable and weighs just 16 pounds. Several new features came directly from training professionals who use the Load-Trainer in their classrooms.
While most houses receive electricity from a single transformer, larger facilities use three-phase power, which requires banking multiple transformers. Lineworkers must have specialized training in order to build and maintain transformer banks on today's modern power grid.
The new Load-Trainer II allows an instructor to control each of the three transformer simulators via a 7-inch touchscreen or by using the wireless mouse, which comes standard.
Another feature of the Load-Trainer II is the HDMI connection, allowing a projector or big screen to display demonstrations to a whole classroom.
Utility Solutions Inc. is targeting lineworker schools, utilities and contractors that service overhead distribution systems. Demo units currently are traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Utility Solutions Inc. www.utilitysolutionsinc.com
MAXBLUE lens technology blocks 41 percent of ISO 12312-1 blue light, yet it allows 88 percent of visible light to pass through.
There are many jobs that demand the use of hand-held devices, RF scanners or other portable devices. All of these devices emit blue light, which has been known to cause eye fatigue, headaches and migraines. Many of these jobs also are indoors and, until recently, a wearer that needed to block a good portion of blue light had to resort to amber lenses. The downside of amber lenses, other than the yellow shade, is that they distort color recognition. With MAXBLUE lens technology, a worker can wear a clear lens that has a very faint mirror hue, while still blocking 41 percent of blue light. Other features of these lenses include an athletic-inspired design; a streamlined three-point ratcheting temple; comfortable TPR nosepieces; and hybrid temple.
MCR Safety www.mcrsafety.com
As announced in May of this year, the new V-EDGE series from MSA simplifies SRL selection for workers as they are designed specifically for overhead and foot-level tie off – and where leading-edge hazards are a concern.
Using state-of-the-art materials and technology for enhanced user comfort and productivity, the V-EDGE personal fall limiters are available in an 8-foot/2.4-meter galvanized cable unit as well as MSA’s first-ever web unit for leading edge. This web technology, which provides a lighter-weight solution for leading-edge applications, is now available in tie-back versions.
Certified to ANSI Z359.14 leading-edge requirements, the V-EDGE series delivers improved features, increased comfort and a more durable product, ensuring businesses get more value from their investment – and more protection for their people.
Youngstown Glove Co. is proud to introduce their new USA Ground Glove. This high-performance leather work glove is made from start to finish at their wholly owned factory located in the USA, with all USA materials. This glove is made with extra-high-quality cow-grain leather and sewn into an ergonomic, 3D glove pattern for peak performance.
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The award-winning Train the Trainer (TTT) Program from e-Hazard is specially designed to prepare qualified trainers to deliver instruction to others based on safety requirements from NFPA 70E, OSHA and/or NESC. Our TTT format and all teaching materials are based on best practices from a professional adult education specialist. Through group discussion, demonstration of teaching techniques and hands-on application, attendees receive a comprehensive understanding of the materials and extensive teacher and peer evaluations of their own instruction.
The EZ Squeeze with Tough Rope is the latest innovation from Buckingham Manufacturing. This new EZ Squeeze model features a reinforced handle for more rigidity, Buckingham’s WebGrab with the new BuckHorn Adjustment Lever that allows the user to make easy one-handed adjustments, and the all-new Tough Rope. Buckingham’s new wear-resistant TrebleKern Tough Rope is constructed with an energy-absorbing nylon core, red braided polyester inner cover (red wear indicator), and an abrasion- and heat-resistant Technora outer cover that eliminates the need for a wear guard.
Buckingham Manufacturing https://buckinghammfg.com
Tyndale's new Versa Long Sleeve Henley (J06MT) fits and feels like your favorite shirt – and even looks good enough to wear out after work. It’s constructed with lightweight, 100 percent FR cotton, so it’s breathable on hot days and light enough to use as a layering piece when temperatures are cooler. High-stress areas like side-seams and shoulders are cover-stitched in contrasting thread for extra durability and a touch of style – and the same goes for the contrasting left pocket, secured with a button to keep your essentials close at hand. The Versa Long Sleeve Henley is proudly made in the USA by Tyndale and features a signature American flag patch on the left sleeve. It provides 8.9-cal (CAT 2) arc flash and NFPA 2112-certified flash fire protection.
3DInternet is a leading developer of interactive computer-based and virtual reality training simulations. The company’s Tabletop Simulator for Electric Utilities allows users to create custom overhead transmission and distribution scenes.
Completed scenes can be used for pre-job briefings and tailboards, safety meetings, group instruction, and accident reconstruction and investigation.
Users create scenes by dragging and dropping items, such as trucks or other vehicles; power poles and towers; live-line equipment, grounding cables, ladders and tools; people or workers in different poses and positions; and personal protective equipment. Items in the scenes are positioned and rotated into specific areas. Unique worksite scenarios can be created based on the utility’s needs, specifications, procedures and regulations.
Other key features of the Tabletop Simulator include the ability to add and customize attachments, such as cover-up, switches and jumpers; add minimum approach distances, limits of approach and reach distances; save and print images; share scenes with other users; and display accurate distance measurements between objects. The Tabletop Simulator also can include your utility’s specific requirements.