Bollé Safety is well-known for combining innovative technology and superior product design to fashion the ultimate in protective eyewear for the industrial safety market. They’ve done it again with the introduction of the Ultim8, the most advanced sealed eye protection for use in extreme work environments.
Developed exclusively to prevent debris of any sort from entering the eye, the Ultim8 is a combination spectacle and goggle that completely seals the orbital area of the eye. With a versatile conversion kit as part of the package, this frame features PC/TPR pivoting temples, TPR waterproof foam and a removable adjustable strap. Available with a clear or smoke lens and featuring exclusive Platinum anti-fog/anti-scratch coating, this fully sealed eyewear provides the maximum in protection, comfort and performance. When worn with retainer strap, this frame is rated D3/D4/D5 for protection against liquid splash, dust and fine dust.
Bollé Safety www.bollesafety-usa.com
Tyndale's new Versa Button Down Work Shirt (M15MT) delivers performance and protection, without sacrificing comfort and style. It's constructed with 7-ounce inherently flame-resistant fabric, providing lasting protection from workplace hazards. Thoughtful details – like double-layered fabric on the forearms and reinforced stitching – ensure durability in the field, while the extended back-hem and center-back gusset allow for full mobility and comfort in a range of environments. With a fitted silhouette and classic styling, this shirt is sure to become a wardrobe staple on and off the job. The Versa Button Down Work Shirt is proudly made in the USA by Tyndale, featuring a patriotic flag patch on the left shoulder and exterior FR labeling. It provides 9.1-cal (CAT 2) arc flash protection.
The Button Down Work Shirt is part of the new Versa Collection by Tyndale. This contemporary collection delivers performance pieces with modern styling that can be worn separately or layered together to keep you comfortable, dry and safe.
Radians, a leading manufacturer of high-quality safety products, has expanded their Arctic RadWear line with the introduction of their new cooling vests and cooling T-shirts.
Radians new cooling vests are made with Advanced ARCTIC Technology that uses a unique three-layer laminated fabric system that absorbs, stores and releases water to keep workers cool for hours. The layering system is waterproof and breathable, so your shirt remains dry during the cooling process.
The cooling vests feature an adjustable Velcro stretch waist that provides a comfortable, snug fit without restricting mobility. Available in blue (RCV10), red (RCV11) and yellow (RCV12), the vests are treated with SilverPlus anti-microbial protection to resist mold buildup and odors.
To keep workers cool, comfortable and dry, Radians’ new Class 2 (ST31-2) and Class 3 (ST31-3) cooling T-shirts in high-visibility green feature RadCool technology that self-activates when perspiration is present. The technology moves moisture away from the skin and circulates it through the fabric to keep you cooler, longer. The cooling T-shirts are designed with a mesh side-seam insert and Max-Dri Technology. Both features maximize airflow to evaporate moisture quickly.
In the world of headlamps, you’ll see plenty of heavy-duty straps that fasten a headlamp to a helmet or hard hat. However, Nightstick believes that shouldn’t be the only option available. After all, even the best headbands and straps can wear down due to extensive use and constant exposure to the elements. So, Nightstick has introduced an entire series of Zero-Band Headlamps and includes a secure mounting mechanism with every light.
Until now, helmet mounting brackets historically have increased the overall cost of a headlamp. However, Nightstick’s addition of the model NS-HMC4 Hard Hat Clip Mount with every light effectively addresses this need. It also prevents the user from having to spend additional money and time searching for an aftermarket solution that securely fastens the light to their hard hat.
The NS-HMC4 easily and securely bonds to a hard hat using a sturdy, industry-approved PSA material. Inspired by attachment methods consistently used in mining industry cap lamps, each included helmet lamp bracket is designed to be lightweight and durable. The tilting-head design allows the user to change the light position without having to readjust. The Zero-Band Series offers users different functionality options, including four Intrinsically Safe Dual-Light (spotlight/floodlight) Headlamps and one Dual-Function (high-/low-beam) Headlamp model. No drilling is required.
The Zero-Band Headlamps feature models NSP-4608BC, XPP-5460GCX, XPP-5454GC, XPP-5452GC and XPP-5450GC. All five models are IP-X7 rated waterproof and feature an integrated stainless-steel clip that makes it possible to wear the headlamp securely. As a bonus, three AAA batteries are included to power each light.
Used by utility workers, firefighters and construction crews, ICEpodz is now the most widely used and most effective cooling product on the market, according to the company.
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Buckingham’s new Dielectric H-Style Harness is covered with 9-kV-rated dielectric hardware from top to bottom, including a dorsal D-ring, quick-connect buckles and friction buckles. Dielectric hardware eliminates the potential of static electricity being transferred through steel hardware if working around an energized conductor in wet or damp conditions. The dielectric hardware included on this harness also provides greater resistance to corrosion in extreme conditions, such as hot/humid and salty air environments. In addition, the harness features dual trauma straps, dual parking attachments and arc-rated shoulder pads. It meets ASTM F887 electric arc performance requirements and ANSI Z359, and is available immediately in sizes S-XL.
Buckingham Manufacturing https://buckinghammfg.com
Cementex, a national leader in the manufacture of electrical safety solutions, has released the updated UltraLite Series of Arc Flash PPE Task Wear, designed to combine comfort with complete safety. Available in both 11- and 12-cal/cm2 and 40 cal/cm2, the UltraLite Series is ideal for a wide range of uses.
Developed after years of firsthand market research, the UltraLite Series garments are designed for use by qualified persons trained in proper arc flash safety in any situation where the risk of exposure to an arc flash is present. The updated line of garments now features a standard color gray, which reflects sunlight for heat reduction in outdoor applications. Additionally, the gray garments allow for easier identification of contamination, as well as any dirt or debris that may compromise the safety of the garment.
The 11- and 12-cal/cm2 UltraLite garments include a balaclava-hooded long-sleeved T-shirt and simple high-waisted pants, made to fit comfortably over daily-wear clothing. With kits available that include gloves, a helmet and face shield, and a basic tool kit, UltraLite Task Wear ensures that technicians are completely safe and prepared for the job.
The breakthrough technology used to create the 40-cal/cm2 UltraLite joins two different materials to produce highly protective garments that are 37 percent lighter than typical 40-cal/cm2 garments, while maintaining premium comfort, durability and wearability. The UltraLite line of garments includes a coat/coverall, pants with a bib and a 40-cal hood. The hood now can be upgraded with an optional ventilation fan system or hood lamp. The line is available as separate garments or in kits that include garments, a suit hood, safety glasses, gloves and a basic tool kit.
All Cementex products are made in the USA to the highest standards of quality. The UltraLite Series meets current ASTM F1506 standards and ASTM F1959/F1959M-99.
U.S. manufacturer National Safety Apparel has released ArcGuard Lift Front Arc Flash Hoods featuring the latest arc flash industry innovations in one superior product.
The lift-front arc flash face shields were designed to solve the common problems of poor ventilation and overheating that often came with traditional hood designs. The lift-front design allows the wearer to easily obtain fresh air when out of the hazard risk zone by simply lifting a latch. The easy-to-raise window provides fresh air without having to remove the entire hood. Before returning to the hazard risk zone, the wearer can quickly regain compliance by securing the shield back to the lowered and locked position. The latch makes an audible click to alert the wearer that the shield is safely secured.
When the shield is down and the wearer is at work, the lift-front hood features specially designed indirect vents. With built-in vents at the front, sides and top, ArcGuard Lift Front Arc Flash Hoods deliver more ventilation than similar products on the market. These vents also serve as auditory ports for improved two-way communication, even when the window is secured.
The lift-front design is currently available in two 40-cal options. ArcGuard Compliance, made with Westex UltraSoft, is a perfect upgrade to your classic arc flash suit. For a premium solution, the ArcGuard RevoLite is made from lightweight, inherently flame-resistant material that is 50 percent lighter than traditional 40-cal options.
National Safety Apparel www.thinknsa.com/product-category/arc-flash
Coming in early 2018, DragonWear will introduce its formidable Elements Cyclone Pull-Over Hoodie in two colors for the utilities, industrial safety and petrochemical markets. Constructed from DragonWear Inherent Tri-Blend Elements FR Fabric, a wind-repelling outer surface and durable water-resistant finish guard against fierce weather. Developed to provide superior comfort and freedom of movement in nonstop work environments, this four-way-stretch hoodie with stylish contrast stitching and a modern fit is an ideal mid-layer or outerwear garment for the demands of any season. Functionality and useful design stay at the top of the list with a three-panel, hard-hat-friendly hood design that can be adjusted to ensure unobstructed peripheral vision; a hidden cellphone pocket inside the front kangaroo pocket; and extra-long sleeves with knit cuffs that prevent wind gusts up the arm. This powerhouse hoodie levels up with advanced air permeability technology for a true comfort experience in the windiest of environments. The Elements Cyclone gives two times greater wind protection than other fleece-style garments with a cfm air permeability specification of 60 cfm, allowing the wearer to be exposed to high winds all while staying warm and comfortable. The hoodie is offered in navy and gray. CAT 3, arc rating 28 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112.
Youngstown Glove has introduced the world's first arc-rated anti-vibration and impact protective work glove. We took our top-selling Ground Glove design and added FR gel to both the palm and top of hand. The palm-side gel reduces vibration caused by impact tools, while the top-of-hand gel dampens against unexpected impacts. The glove is made of a double-layered goatskin and sewn into an ergonomic, 3-D pattern for superior grip, comfort and dexterity. This glove will not drip, melt or ignite if exposed to sparks or flames. It is arc rated to 23 cal/cm². MSRP $49; size range S-2XL; part number 11-3210-10.
Youngstown Glove www.ytgloves.com
Youngstown Glove is proud to introduce a dual-hazard fleece glove liner that is both inherently flame-resistant and arc-rated and designed to keep you warmer on cool workdays.
Read more: FR Fleece Glove Liner
National Safety Apparel offers the Arcguard TECGEN CC 55 Cal Arc Flash Kit for the ultimate in protection and comfort. Constructed of lightweight 7.5-ounce TECGEN CC inherently FR fabric with a 7-ounce quilted Nomex lining, this arc flash kit is 30 percent lighter than traditional arc suits – providing a high level of protection without the added weight. It also offers superior moisture-wicking for a dry, comfortable fit. The arc hood features a removable, replaceable anti-fog and anti-abrasion-coated face shield that is highly transparent for better color recognition and improved visibility. This 55 Cal Arc Flash Kit includes a short coat, bib overalls and arc flash hood, along with rubber voltage gloves and 10-inch leather protectors. A separate glove bag, hood bag and large deluxe gear bag ensure that the necessary protection is all in one place.
National Safety Apparel www.thinknsa.com
Heat stress, though often considered during the summer months, is problematic in some industries – including electric utilities – throughout the year. Vortec Personal Air Conditioning Vests (PACs) circulate cool air to minimize temperature-related stress and fatigue, thus improving comfort and productivity.
Vortec PACs use a vortex tube to reduce the temperature of the air circulating through their vests, which diffuses the airflow around the worker’s torso. The circulating air is up to 60 degrees cooler than ambient, keeping workers comfortable even in oppressive environments. Durable, plasticized vests are available in three sizes and provide continuous cooled or warmed air through the perforated lining. They do not restrict movement or absorb sweat or other contaminants, and they can be worn under other protective clothing. Dual-action PACs can easily switch from cold to hot to provide comfort in all seasons.
Available this month, DragonWear introduces Dri Pro, our new base layer series for men and women. Our short-sleeved shirts are CAT 1 and meet relevant industry certifications for the utility and industrial safety markets. Made in the USA with new DragonWear Inherent Tri-Blend FR Fabric that was originally developed and tested by the U.S. military, this shirt offers unmatched comfort and superior, always-permanent moisture management. Increased fabric strength and proven wash-and-wear performance provide long-lasting durability, while True-Flat high-density seams, tagless garment labels and improved stretch give the wearer a true comfort experience all day long. Odor-resistant, anti-microbial fabric that is highly breathable and fast-drying makes this shirt a must-have for any environment. Offered in navy and tan. Shirts are available in both men and women’s fits (navy only). CAT 1, arc rating 5.5 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E.
Honeywell has announced an innovative new face shield technology with more optical clarity to better protect electrical workers from potentially deadly electrocution and arc flash.
Salisbury by Honeywell’s new PrismShield arc flash protective face shield incorporates proprietary nanotechnology that allows a wider spectrum of light to enter the lens of the face shield. This greatly improves color recognition and color sharpness for electrical workers and reduces the need to lift the shield to see wires more clearly, particularly in dim light.
PrismShield makes use of a bronze lens tint, which improves color recognition for the electrical worker in poorly lit areas, particularly indoors. A premium anti-scratch, anti-fog lens coating also enhances visibility for the worker over the life of the product.
In addition, Honeywell has developed an exclusive weight-balancing frame for the face shield that reduces the likelihood of the shield moving or tipping, which reduces neck strain and increases comfort.
The PrismShield technology meets ASTM F2178 and ANSI Z87.1 standards and will be available on all Salisbury by Honeywell 12- and 20-cal face shields for all switch hoods and in both 20- and 40-cal versions of the lift front hood models.
Salisbury by Honeywell www.salisburybyhoneywell.com