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Hot Stick Probe

Utility Solutions Probe WEBUtility Solutions Inc. recently unveiled their latest hot stick probe – the Quick Grab Probe – which is a unique spline-end attachment that is specifically engineered to easily open fuse doors on overhead cutouts.

The most unique feature of the Quick Grab Probe is the additional probe on the side of the tool. Most hot stick probes have a single probe that can engage the ring on a fuse barrel. The Quick Grab Probe uses a dual-probe design so that a lineworker can easily find the fuse door pull-ring from a distance.

The Quick Grab Probe also uses an arched head that can slide against a fuse barrel. Locating that barrel with a long telescopic hot stick often is a struggle. Once the operator has found the barrel, the secondary probe is automatically positioned to find the pull-ring with just a slight turn.

Utility Solutions Inc.    www.utilitysolutionsinc.com

Smart Hearing Solution

Honeywell VeriShield WEBHoneywell offers a new smart hearing solution that combines cloud-based software and connected, protective headsets to monitor sound in real time and analyze patterns to help companies better protect workers from noise-induced hearing loss.

The VeriShield Smart Hearing Solution comprises a protective headset that reduces background noises to safe levels within the headset, allowing workers to communicate more clearly and easily. The headsets continuously collect and transmit noise-related data to Honeywell Safety Suite, a cloud-based service that automates and streamlines the collection and reporting of critical safety intelligence. Supervisors and workers can monitor and view noise exposure data – including noise peaks, patterns and unusual occurrences – on their smartphone or mobile computer using the Honeywell VeriShield mobile app.

Exposure to unsafe noise levels on job sites adversely affects millions of workers and accounts for 16% to 24% of all hearing-loss cases reported worldwide, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Honeywell    www.honeywell.com

Technical Service and Support Tools

Terex Tech Tips WEB2In 2019, Terex Utilities released or updated more than 50 Tech Tips and service presentations. Some Tech Tips are applicable to specific Terex digger derricks, aerial devices or auger drills, while others address frequently asked questions or common challenges faced by customers. Following are descriptions of just a few of the topics Terex Utilities covered in 2019.

The Hi-Ranger TM Series is a heavy-duty transmission aerial device used by line crews, offering working heights to 125 feet, basket capacities of up to 800 pounds and material-handling capacities of 1,500 pounds. Three of the new Tech Tips released in 2019 provide practical troubleshooting assistance in addition to manuals. Tech Tip #57 explains how to use the manual letdown system; Tech Tip #82 provides guidance on how to set zero on the TM Leveling Controller; and Tech Tip #77 assists in evaluating the cause of top controls not working.

Load Alert, Terex Utilities’ aerial device technology for monitoring jib and platform capacity and boom position, was updated in 2019 with new screen notifications for the operator. Two Tech Tips – #118 and #119 – explain what to do if sensor communication is lost or inaccurate.

Terex’s evolving chassis controller system interfaces between Terex equipment and the OEM chassis computer system for DC pump control, throttle control and remote stop/start. If service personnel need help with programming or want to refer to an easy cheat sheet of fault codes, Tech Tips #78 and #81 are useful.

These and other technical support documents are available online at the Technical Support tab at www.terex.com/utilities, or users can sign up to receive email notifications at www.terex.com/utilities/en/links/preferences.

Terex Utilities    www.terex.com/utilities

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Pettibone Lifts WEBPettibone has announced its entry into the mobile elevating work platform market. The company is immediately debuting a total of 13 models with work heights ranging from 18.4 to 46 feet.

Offered in electric or hydraulic drive configurations, Pettibone’s ANSI A92.20-compliant lifts provide personnel with reliable solutions for safely working at height in indoor or outdoor applications. Key features of the line include a universal drive control box with LED screen, platform extensions with foot pedal control, and large scissor arms for excellent stability and durability.

Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC    www.gopettibone.com

Rubber Insulating Gloves

Hubbell Rubber Insulating Gloves JOOMLACHANCE Lineman Grade Gloves are available in several ASTM voltage classes and a full range of sizes. Manufactured for your ultimate protection and comfort, CHANCE Lineman Grade Gloves deliver the innovation and dependability you demand.

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40-Cal Premium Suits

OEL Premium Suits WEBOEL 40 Cal Premium Suits are constructed and manufactured 100% in the USA. The suits consist of the lightest-weight textile materials available in the electrical safety industry (ASTM F1506). Each premium suit kit includes a clear lift-front hood featuring advanced color differentiation technology; 40-cal premium jacket; 40-cal premium bib overalls; safety glasses; hood storage bag; and large duffle bag. OEL ships 90% of orders the same day. As a powerhouse manufacturer of arc flash PPE and insulated tools, and a global leader in supplying dielectric rubber gloves, OEL prides itself on innovation, quality and being able to always deliver.

OEL Worldwide Industries    www.oelsales.com

Personal Lifeline System

Petzl Lifeline System WEBThe ASAP Personal Lifeline System is Petzl’s solution for protecting workers from at-height falls with the ASAP mobile fall arrester. An easy-to-use and effective PPE, the ASAP moves freely along the rope without manual intervention. In the case of a fall or sudden acceleration, the device locks onto the rope and stops the worker. One advantage of the ASAP is that the locking mechanism won’t be affected if the user grabs the rope above the device or the device itself.

The personal fall arrest system contains an ASAP mobile fall arrester, an ASAP’SORBER shock absorber, OXAN connectors and the RAY vertical lifeline. When used in conjunction, the system meets ANSI Z359.15 certification.

Petzl    www.petzl.com

FR Hi-Dex Glove

Youngstown FR Glove WEBYoungstown’s new FR Hi-Dex Glove (Item 12-3475-60) is designed for maximum comfort and dexterity while still offering next-level protection. We took our premium-grade goat-grain leather and lined every part of it with 100% Kevlar fiber. The result is a glove that is ANSI Cut Level A3, Puncture Level 4, flame resistant and arc rated to 27 cal/cm². The entire glove is sewn into a pre-curved, 3D pattern that fits perfectly over the worker’s hands. This streamlined design has a single-layer palm and top of hand for increased breathability, comfort and dexterity. This is our latest design in our full offering of technical work gloves and is available in XS-3XL.

Youngstown Glove Co.    https://ytgloves.com/all-gloves/fr-hi-dex-glove

UltraSoft Hi-Viz Work Shirt

Radians FR Shirt WEBHistorically, FR clothing was constructed with stiff and heavy fabrics that were rather uncomfortable to wear. The new Neese FR UltraSoft Hi-Viz Class 3 Shirt (VU7HS3FY) makes uncomfortable FR a thing of the past while offering both flame resistance and high-visibility protection.

Engineered with 7-ounce Westex UltraSoft FR fabric and double-shrunk technology, this work shirt offers flame resistance for the life of the garment and keeps you visible in low-light conditions with 2-inch 3M segmented reflective tape, which also aids in comfort and worker mobility.

This CAT 2 shirt, which is NFPA 2112 Certified and UL listed, is meticulously crafted and engineered with features that improve the garment’s durability, comfort and performance. It features a placket front with button-up closure; breast pockets with flap closures to keep your essentials close and secure; sleeve placket with two button cuffs; and a rounded tail and hemmed bottom for a more tailored look. The shirt is available in sizes small to 6X.

Radians    www.radians.com

Hi-Grip Xtreme Glove Protectors

Hi Line Glove Protectors WEBAs the use of technology expands daily into many aspects of our lives, the message of safety and incident prevention is more important than ever. Technology use places increasing demands on the electrical infrastructure and the individuals who must maintain and expand it.

Individuals in the field continually provide important feedback regarding safety and productivity, and this inspired the team at Hi-Line to pursue important design upgrades to their Hi-Grip Xtreme glove protectors.

The Hi-Grip Xtreme glove protectors are now arc rated to ASTM F2675/F2675M-19 standards. They offer protection up to 28 cal/cm² and ANSI Level 2 cut resistance. In addition to the all-leather cuff, the secure straps have been upgraded to reinforced leather.

New sizes and mitt-style protectors are now available with an improved thumb design that provides greater dexterity. The Hi-Grip Xtreme glove protectors still feature a full silicone-grip palm that provides supreme control, along with a Kevlar underlay and Kevlar stitching for maximum strength. They have been rigorously field tested for durability and include a wear guard on the top of the hand for extra protection.

Hi-Line Utility Supply    www.hilineco.com/manufacturers/Hi-Line

Voltage and Current Detector

Safeguard Voltage Detector WEBCompass is a lightweight, non-contact high-voltage and current detector. Once attached to the underside brim of any standard hard hat, its advanced notification system will quickly alert the user to the presence of voltage and current on any work site.

Compass detects both overhead and underground high-voltage sources. Once a field is detected, users are notified of their proximity and direction toward the energized source using visual and audible alerts. Unlike other non-contact detectors in the market, Compass has a digital interface that allows users to choose between four different sensitivity settings, effectively giving them the ability to customize the tool to virtually any work environment. Its placement on the hard hat also delivers two important benefits: instant visual notifications of any nearby threat and 360-degree threat detection around the user.

At Safeguard Equipment, safety is a lifestyle. We take it seriously for our customers and their families. To date in 2019, the Compass has saved eight lives. As a result, numerous major utilities have mandated its use among their workforce.

Safeguard Equipment    www.safeguardequipment.com

AboveView Hard Hat

Bullard Hard Hat WEBBullard, the inventor of the hard hat, offers workers an innovative hard hat design that helps them see potential hazards above. The AboveView Hard Hat, with its see-through replaceable visor, increases workers' upper peripheral view by more than 50%.

AboveView provides workers with three replaceable visors in clear, gray and yellow lenses that provide optical clarity for increased visibility. Featuring a full 360-degree brim for additional protection from the elements, the AboveView meets ANSI/ISEA Classification Z89.1, Type I, Class E and G requirements.

In addition, the AboveView comes with all the standard Bullard hard hat comfort features, including 3/4-inch seamless suspension; large absorbent cotton or easy-to-clean vinyl brow pad; Flex-Gear ratchet suspension; and front, side and rear vertical height adjustment settings. AboveView sits below the nape portion of the user’s head, ensuring a secure fit and lessening the possibility of the hat falling off while working. Like all Bullard hard hats, the AboveView is designed for users to experience the ultimate comfort while on the job.

Bullard    www.bullard.com/aboveview

Welding Glove

PIP Welding Glove WEBWelding is a dangerous job. Gas, flame, sparks and blinding light – nothing can be left to chance. It is important that you choose the right safety product for the job. High-performance safety products not only help prevent injury but can help maximize worker productivity and the quality of your welds.

Initially designed with welders from automotive assembly, PIP’s Ironcat 6144 Tig Glove delivers a high level of burn protection from flames, flashes and sparks without compromising dexterity or precision. This PPE CAT 3 glove has an ATPV rating of 39 cal/cm2 and is stitched with Kevlar for added strength. It also features a gauntlet cuff extra forearm burn protection.

Aside from advanced burn protection, the Ironcat 6144 is fully lined with Kevlar to provide ANSI A4 cut resistance and tensile strength, and it is inherently fire resistant. Covered by a top-grain kidskin leather, it is lightweight and more supple than goatskin.

Protective Industrial Products    www.pipusa.com

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