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Self-Retracting Lifeline

FallTech Technora WEBFallTech has introduced the 45-foot Technora Rope DuraTech SRL-R. Characteristics of Technora rope are higher temperature resistance, lower weight, lower electrical conductivity and interference properties, no corrosion, excellent cut resistance, lower stretch, superior dynamic load handling and higher strength.

The 45-foot Technora Rope DuraTech SRL-R is designed for long-lasting performance in fall arrest applications where emergency rescue and retrieval also are required in a single device. It features powder-coated, durable aluminum alloy housing with built-in carrying for easy mobility. The carrying handle can serve as an anchorage connection point for overhead use. Included is a mounting bracket for quick and easy connection to tripod or davit systems. This product complies with ANSI Z359.14-2014 Class B, OSHA 1910.140 and OSHA 1926.502.

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Virtual Injury Prevention Training

CIP Solutions Virtual Training WEBInjury-free performance of heavy or very heavy job tasks strongly corresponds to an individual’s physical abilities and health habits. Through our Virtual Industrial Athlete Injury Prevention Training series, CIP Solutions Inc. provides your team with the knowledge and skills to avoid on-the-job ergonomic injuries and improve their personal health and wellness. Our modules are presented at a level that is clear and targeted to the audience in attendance. The long-term net result of these efforts is a healthier workforce. Your employees are better educated on soft-tissue injury prevention, and personal issues are less likely to become an exacerbated condition while on the job.

The Virtual Industrial Athlete Injury Prevention Trainings are hour-long virtual sessions with one of our specialists and customizable to your needs. We will cover one or all of the following topics: The Power Zone, Fitness and Nutrition, Pre-Shift Stretch and Warm-Up, and The Aging Workforce or Office Ergonomics. Each individual will be provided with course material and a certificate of completion. Class sizes are minimum five/maximum 25 people per session and $50 per attendee per session. Please call (855) 215-2477 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule.

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PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook

PIP Safety Book WEBProtective Industrial Products Inc., a leading supplier of hand protection and PPE, has announced the launch of the PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook, a succinct best practices guide featuring basic protocols related to safe distancing, hygiene and new PPE.

The PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook is a collaboration between key members of PIP’s operations, marketing and product management teams. It utilizes their firsthand experience with procedures related to working while maintaining safe distances and practicing proper hygiene to help minimize the spread of contagious disease in a workplace setting. The book was designed to be freely shared with PIP’s distributor partners as a tool to help advise their customers as they engage in preparations to reopen their businesses. 

The PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook marks the second phase of the PIP ESSENTIALS program, which focuses on PIP doing its part to help restart and reopen America. Additional elements of phase two of the PIP ESSENTIALS program include a complementary SafetyBook Checklist that companies can use to manage adherence with the protocols, procedures and best practices outlined in the PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook, as well as a curated list of hand-selected PPE from PIP’s product management team. 

Read the PIP ESSENTIALS SafetyBook from Protective Industrial Products Inc.

Pole Stabilization System

LineWise Stabilization System WEBThe patent-pending Direct Embed Pole Stabilization (DEPS) system from LineWise is a new bracing system for holding concrete or steel poles in place while pouring concrete or FlowFill. This cost-effective solution offers a quick and easy setup that significantly reduces equipment and labor costs, in addition to other benefits, during the installation of direct embed poles.

The DEPS system consists of two adjustable pole braces for each pole that is being stabilized. The pole braces are first chained or strapped to the base section of a pole. Then, the anchor plates are staked into the ground, and the pole is then plumbed by simply extending or retracting the braces. The entire process can be completed in several minutes.

Compared to the traditional alternatives of using forklifts, telehandlers or dead-man concrete anchors to support poles during construction, the DEPS system eliminates the cost of equipment rentals, machine maintenance, fuel and other various tools. The system also offers a lower environmental footprint, as it helps cut job-site emissions and results in fewer ruts created on rights-of-way due to less vehicle and equipment traffic.

Fully contracted, the DEPS system is 7.5 feet in length, allowing it to be transported in a pickup bed or on a gooseneck trailer. It requires no routine maintenance, provides a long service life and is made of 100% recyclable material.

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Real-Time Worker Heat Monitoring System

Kenzen Heat Monitoring System WEBKenzen, the smart PPE innovator focused on physiological monitoring and the prevention of heat injury and death among workers, has launched a real-time worker heat monitoring system. The cloud-based software-as-a-service system includes a wearable device worn by a worker on their arm, which alerts both the worker and their supervisor when core body temperature is too high. Real-time alerts allow for immediate intervention and worker safety from heat injuries.

The wearable device monitors multiple physiological and environmental metrics, including heart rate, activity, skin and ambient temperatures. Together, this data allows for the real-time prediction of core body temperature, providing alerts to workers and supervisors when temperatures approach unsafe levels.

Kenzen’s multi-level alerts are sent to workers via device vibration or iOS or Android app notification, and to supervisors via a web dashboard alert signaling that the worker should take a break and allow their temperature to return to a safe level. Alerts are accompanied by actionable recommendations, such as advising the worker to take a break, find shade, drink water, or remove any excess clothing and equipment to decrease body heat. A second “back to work” alert then indicates when the worker’s core body temperature has returned to a safe level.

Kenzen     www.kenzen.com

Industrial Full-Body Harness

PSG Harness WEBPure Safety Group, manufacturer of fall protection equipment used by workers at height, has introduced the new Checkmate Xplorer industrial full-body harness for fall protection to the U.S. market.

The harness – designed to be more comfortable than conventional harnesses during periods of suspension and frequent loading – features visual alert stitching, an intuitive way for the user to understand the correct way to wear the harness. Its limited-slip dorsal D-ring has a precise amount of vertical adjustment built in and is designed to keep the D-ring in place after multiple loadings. Its large front ring allows for multiple attachments and uses a lightweight aluminum quick-connect buckle to ensure a safe final connection.

Hardware on the Xplorer is specifically designed to be ergonomically suited to the product’s functions, reducing wear on the webbing, allowing easy connections and providing critical pivot points for a greater range of motion. For maximum comfort, the harness features unique curved webbing that follows the contours of the body for a closer fit and an innovative sub-pelvic assembly for greater support and increased comfort during suspension. The Xplorer meets or exceeds the requirements of OSHA 1910.140, OSHA 1926.502, ANSI Z359.11-2014, EN 361:2002, EN 12277:2007 Type A and EN 358:2000.

Pure Safety Group    www.puresafetygroup.com

Safety Glasses

Radians Safety Glasses WEBRadians, a top-tier manufacturer of performance and premium safety products, recently launched four new styles of safety glasses.

The CROSSFIRE CK7 has a classic design that appeals to workers who often wear their safety glasses as sunglasses. It also offers several comfort and premium features to promote all-day wearability, including a lightweight frame, insulated wire core temples and indirect lens venting.

The DEWALT Supervisor meets work requirements with a flair. This stylish, iconic full-frame design was engineered with 100% visually correct plano lenses to enhance clarity. The lightweight design and integrated nosepiece enhance comfort during long workdays.

The dielectric DEWALT Renovator has a wraparound design and provides superior protection. The cushioned, removable and washable TPR padded brow guard prevents job-site debris from falling behind the lens.

The new RADIANS Tecona safety eyewear features extra-long rubberized temples that self-adjust to a large range of head sizes and dissipate temple pressure for long-term comfort and safety.

All four glasses comply with ANSI Z87.1, protect against 99.9% of harmful UV rays and include a hard-coat polycarbonate lens to protect against scratches.

Radians    www.radians.com

Advantage Helmet

PMI Helmet WEBWith classic European styling, the PMI Advantage helmet is designed for professional rescuers with a reinforced Kevlar composite shell. It offers the utmost head protection while still achieving plenty of all-day comfort. The high-gloss and UV-resistant exterior is safe for stickers, and the ratchet headband and straps make each helmet fully adjustable for any head size. The PMI Advantage helmet meets NFPA 1951 as a utility technical rescue protective helmet.

PMI    https://pmirope.com/product/pmi-advantage-helmet/

T-Line Safety System

Elk River Safety System WEBElk River’s T-Line Safety System is a horizontal and vertical lifeline system in one. The installation is quick and easy with spans up to 40 or 80 feet, with no tensioning or adjusting required. The T-Line is suitable for permanent or temporary locations and is very easy to reinstall or move to other locations. The innovative design of the system allows two lifelines on separate self-retracting and self-locking spools. The reels move in opposite directions as the user moves horizontally or vertically. One line pays out while the other retracts. The T-Line will not lock at low speed, allowing the user to move about freely. However, if the user should fall, the pulley brake grips the line and prevents pendular swings. The unit has an integrated rescue winch for easy rescue if a fall should occur. A video is available at www.elkriver.com/cat-81-1-237/t-line-systems.htm. The T-Line is a great horizontal fall protection device for working off platforms with no handrails; storage tanks; and tops of trucks, airplanes, buses and service bays.

Elk River    www.elkriver.com

Personal Protective Grounding Simulator

Utility Solutions Simulator WEBUtility Solutions Inc. has introduced a new grounding simulator specifically designed for utilities and lineworkers. Following their successful Load-Trainer II Transformer Simulator product, USI has developed a new desktop trainer called the Grounds-Trainer Personal Protective Grounding Simulator that combines hands-on jumper connections with a powerful computer simulation.

Personal protective grounding is a highly complex and often misunderstood subject. Textbooks have difficulty illustrating the effects of a fault on a distribution system. The Grounds-Trainer simulates an overhead distribution system with several variables. Lineworkers can learn the principles of grounding as well as proper work methods, and simulate the effects of a fault at a work site.

Although several industry standards exist for grounding, there is still confusion and misunderstanding as to what occurs during a fault. The variables that affect a work site are difficult to predict and measure. The Grounds-Trainer includes options for many variables, such as system voltages and fault currents, power pole types and distances from a substation, and even the length and type of jumpers used at the work site.

Each jumper connection and variable is displayed on a 7-inch touch screen. The unit includes an HDMI connection, allowing a projector or big screen to display to an entire classroom. Live online demonstrations are available now.

Utility Solutions Inc.    www.utilitysolutionsinc.com

Wearable Cooling Product

Cool eez ICEpodz WEBServing the utility industry for over five years, ICEpodz-FR fills a critical need: combating heat and humidity to help alleviate and prevent heat-related illness and injury. Our field-tested and approved ARC2-rated PPE delivers dry, frozen, rapid and effective heat relief, helping to protect your workers on the job.

As the only product that begins cooling from a frozen solid state of 32 degrees, ICEpodz-FR provides the optimal cooling mechanics to maximize results, dissipating heat from the body to manage heat stress, even in 100% humidity. Our anatomical design impacts the critical circulatory system in the neck, delivering hands-free cooling that helps workers focus more on their job and less on the heat.

ICEpodz-FR is the only product that meets all utility industry criteria, according to the company, while exceeding the cooling ability, efficiency and durability of similar products. All components come with a manufacturer’s warranty and are available with custom branding for your company.

ICEpodz    www.icepodz.com

TrueFit Harnesses

Buckingham Harnesses WEBBuckingham’s TrueFit Harnesses truly are universal harnesses. Unique adjustment features on both the front and back of each harness make them a perfect choice. The company is now offering the harness in an Economy version and a BuckOhm Dielectric version. Buckingham’s TrueFit line of harnesses are the only universal harnesses on the market and can fit sizes S-3X. Whether you’re 5′1″ and 130 pounds or 6′6″ and 325 pounds, these harnesses will fit you. Economy TrueFit Harnesses are perfect for those who do not need the BuckOhm dielectric hardware and are available in an assortment of options. Features include a dorsal web loop, steel dorsal D-ring, or padded back pad and dorsal web loop. The BuckOhm TrueFit Harnesses feature all the same attributes as the Economy TrueFit Harnesses, except that they are outfitted with all 9-kV-rated dielectric hardware. BuckOhm TrueFit Harnesses also are available in an assortment of options. Features include either a dorsal web loop, dorsal dielectric D-ring or pigtail. Harnesses are available in black or BuckViz Safety Green.

Buckingham Manufacturing    https://buckinghammfg.com/truefit-harnesses/

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