For jobs performed in the harshest winter weather conditions, Magid’s Dual-Hazard Duck Outerwear is UL certified to NFPA 2112 and protects against arc flash and flash fire as well as cold, wind and water. The line includes parkas, bomber jackets and bib overalls in brown or navy. All garments feature a 13-ounce 100% FR cotton fabric outer shell and trims that are UL certified to NFPA 2112; a tight weave that protects against wind and water; and a quilted 100% FR cotton lining that adds comfort. This outerwear is rated NFPA 70E CAT 4; the arc rating is ATPV 45 cal/cm².
Klein Tools has introduced a new line of cooling products designed to help reduce and manage heat stress. Klein’s new Cooling Towels and Cooling Bandana feature advanced PVA cooling technology to retain moisture and stay cooler than the surrounding air. In addition, they activate in under a minute, stay cool for hours and can be reactivated several times.
To activate or reuse a product, simply wet it and gently wring out the excess water. Products can be washed in a machine or by hand with a mild detergent, and then air-dried.
Klein Tools www.kleintools.com
NASCO ArcWear products have been a reliable solution for the foul weather needs of utility companies across North America for more than 25 years. Now, NASCO offers the ArcLite Air, designed to be the lightest-weight multihazard protective outerwear available.
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Iron Age Footwear has introduced its innovative Immortalizer work boot series. According to the company, the Immortalizer is the first and only boot on the planet to feature mortar- and lime-resistant leather as well as the Muckraker outsole cleaning system. These innovative durability features revolutionize footwear’s fight against leather and rubber creasing, cracking, delaminating and splitting created by concrete and mortar.
The Immortalizer Composite Toe Work Boot comes in a 6-inch lace-up and 10-inch Wellington version. Both models offer superior cushion with Iron Age’s own Bootbed durable memory-foam footbed. The crack-resistant leather is connected by direct-attached construction to a rubber slip-resistant outsole with Easy Clean grooves. Each version comes with a Muckraker metallic cleaning tool that scrapes wet mortar and mud out of the grooves, allowing for a much longer-lasting outsole.
Also helping to keep water away from the feet of workers is an abrasion-resistant toe guard that wraps around the top and side of the toe. On the inside of the boot, a Hydrotex waterproof liner wicks any penetrating moisture away from the foot while also allowing for breathability in the process. Any worker who deals with lime and fly ash will appreciate this innovative work boot that will keep concrete and mortar out while also elongating the life of their boots to help their boot budgets.
Iron Age Footwear https://ironagefootwear.com/immortalizer
The new Carhartt FeatherWeight FR rental workwear line, offered exclusively from Cintas, features GlenGuard FR fabric to provide the wearer with added comfort and durability. Offering a work shirt, carpenter pant and coverall, these new garments are designed to be lightweight, fade-resistant and moisture-wicking to help keep the wearer cool and comfortable throughout the day. Classified as ARC 2 and UL 2112 certified, with fabric weights of 5.3 ounces for the shirt/coverall and 6.4 ounces for the carpenter pant, you can feel confident wearing the Carhartt brand you trust, now paired with added comfort from GlenGuard fabric.
Petzl, manufacturer of professional safety equipment for over 25 years, recently showcased the new STRATO and updated VERTEX line of ANSI-compliant helmets with rated chinstraps, in addition to the JAG RESCUE KIT, at the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition.
The VERTEX helmet is designed with a six-point suspension system that conforms to the shape of the user’s head for maximum comfort. This webbing suspension allows for maximum breathability while ensuring separation between the user’s head and the external shell in case of impact.
The STRATO is a remarkably lightweight and comfortable helmet due its dual inner foam construction. The liner incorporates an expanded polypropylene and expanded polystyrene foam to reduce weight and achieve superb shock absorption. The helmet comes in vented and unvented versions, as well as in high-visibility colors of yellow and orange for increased visibility.
Both helmet models offer Petzl-exclusive CENTERFIT adjustment for quick sizing that allows the helmet to be perfectly centered on the head. A FLIP&FIT system on the headband can fold into the shell for easy storage and transport. Each helmet can be personally modified with an extensive line of accessories using the new EASYCLIP system, which makes adding or removing accessories, like eye and face shields, simple and intuitive.
With a commitment to providing intuitive and dependable work-at-height equipment, Petzl also has introduced an updated JAG RESCUE KIT, a ready-to-use rope rescue system. The kit makes for efficient pickoffs and lowering of casualties with an integrated 4:1 mechanical advantage. Included in the kit is everything needed to easily transfer the weight of a casualty from the lanyard to the rescue system and lower them to a safe level.
The Red Wing Burnside boot collection for men offers best-in-class performance attributes without sacrificing ultimate comfort. Handcrafted in Red Wing, Minnesota, the Burnside collection features a new Vibram outsole for excellent slip and heat resistance. Memory foam padding along the tongue and collar minimizes pressure points around the ankle, and a four-layer removable footbed with polyurethane midsole, thermoplastic polyurethane arch and gel-pod heel strike creates unmatched comfort and protection against abrasion. The direct-attach welt construction allows for flexibility while a Nano composite toe cap provides superior protection with less weight and bulk. Designed for workers in heavy industrial, construction and indoor/outdoor work environments, the waterproof Burnside collection offers unmatched comfort, protection and slip resistance.
Red Wing www.redwingsafety.com
Princeton Tec, makers of industry-leading personal lighting products, has introduced the EOS-360 hard-hat light, created to enhance job performance and worker safety.
Built around Princeton Tec’s EOS headlamp, the EOS-360 improves upon the best-selling EOS, connecting it to a durable, rubberized hard-hat band comprised of LEDs and reflective strips. A slip-resistant design keeps the EOS-360’s LED band in place on both standard and wide-brim hard hats. The LED band includes constant-on and safety flash modes, set bright enough to draw attention but not so overwhelmingly bright that the light negatively impacts professionals working in the immediate area.
The EOS headlamp comes standard with spot high, low and strobe modes. The headlamp and the LED band function independently from one another, allowing workers to choose and easily switch between which combination of task lighting and safety lighting they need in various situations.
The EOS-360 gives off 165 lumens from the headlamp’s spot beam, runs on three AAA batteries, is waterproof and weighs 5.75 ounces.
Princeton Tec www.princetontec.com
Radians, a leading manufacturer of high-performance personal protective equipment, recently demonstrated their premium IQuity anti-fog safety eyewear at the 2019 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
According to Radians, IQuity is an intelligent, breakthrough technology that provides one of the most superior and long-lasting anti-fog coatings in the marketplace, outperforming other mainstream hydrophobic coatings.
IQuity anti-fog coating is currently available in four pieces of popular ANSI Z87.1 impact-resistant safety eyewear. Each safety glass is sealed in an airtight bag for longer shelf life and packaged in a designer box. The eyewear includes Rad-Sequel IQ, Dagger IQ, Optima IQ, and the recently introduced Obliterator IQ with foam lining and adjustable head strap.
To see an online demonstration of the IQuity difference, watch the YouTube video at http://bit.ly/2prcDbS.
Radians Inc., a top-tier manufacturer and supplier of quality personal protective equipment, has added particulate respirators to the company’s product mix.
Approved by NIOSH, the RADN95V (with valve) and RADN95 Particulate Respirators help improve lung health by reducing the risk of inhaling hazardous airborne particles by filtering out at least 95 percent of particulate matter. These disposable respirators are ideal for job sites where sanding, grinding, blasting or landscaping occur or in warehouses where dust and allergens cause respiratory irritation.
The RADN95V is packaged with 10 respirators per box while the RADN95 has 20 respirators per box. Both styles feature a soft liner, a nose clip and two comfort straps for a secure fit. The RADN95V is engineered with the Arctic Valve that quickly dispels heat, improving comfort and wearability.
Radians Inc. www.radians.com
The 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 small through 3X, both the bomber and bib are flash-fire compliant to ASTM F2733, anti-static and meet ANSI/ISEA 107 visibility requirements.
National Safety Apparel www.thinknsa.com
Cementex, 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.
Youngstown 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
More 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.
Radians, 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.