This is no simple beanie. DragonWear’s new headwear, constructed from proprietary tri-blend FR fabric, brings a range of innovative features to provide the best in all-day comfort and protection. An increased CAT 3, 32 cal/cm2 arc rating and NFPA 70E certification keep you protected while the flat-lock seam construction ensures comfort under a hard hat.
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Cementex, the safety tool specialists, recently announced the availability of Cementex Belt Pouch Tool Combinations, featuring all tools designed for safe use in arc flash environments. With 13 different combinations to choose from, there is an ideal Cementex Belt Pouch Combo for any technician.
All tools in the Cementex Belt Pouch Combos feature innovative Cementex double-insulation technology. The double-insulated tools feature a yellow warning layer underneath the outer orange layer; if the outside insulation is damaged, posing a safety risk, the yellow layer begins to show, and technicians know that they must replace the tools.
The 13 different configurations of belt pouch and tool kits feature a wide range of tools, including Linesman’s universal crimping, needle nose and diagonal cutting pliers; various sizes of Phillips, Robertson and Cabinet screwdrivers; nut drivers; and various task-specialized tools. Customized configurations also are available.
Cementex double-insulated tools are tested to 10,000 VAC and rated for 1,000 VAC when working on or around live parts. The pliers comply with ASTM F1505 and IEC 60900 standards, and help meet the requirements of OSHA 1910.331-335, NFPA 70E and CSA-Z462.
The V-FLEX full body harness is the first in a new series of harnesses by MSA. Designed for superior comfort and mobility, the V-FLEX uses MSA’s new, exclusive racing-style design. This design routes webbing across the chest for a secure, more comfortable fit – reducing the need for adjustments throughout the day so workers can focus on the task at hand. The sleek foam padding follows the contours of the shoulder, while cooling airflow channels reduce heat stress for all-day comfort. Reduce time spent donning with the patent-pending RaceFLEX chest connection, designed to make donning intuitive and effortless while eliminating bulky chest straps – just like buckling a seat belt. Inspection is made simpler, with fewer, easy-to-identify stitch patterns, and a dedicated attachment point for personal fall limiters makes attaching them quick and easy.
The V-FLEX harness is suitable for use in multiple work-at-height applications in industries such as construction, general industry, and oil and gas.
Hubbell Power Systems currently offers Chance rubber insulating gloves. These gloves are manufactured with an aqueous dipping process to maintain excellent flexibility inherent to natural rubber. Chance rubber gloves are offered in sizes 7 to 12, with half sizes 8H to 10H. For low voltage, Classes 0 and 00, Hubbell offers 11-inch and 14-inch single-color gloves in red, yellow and black. Black-under-yellow low-voltage gloves also are offered in 14-inch length. For high voltage, Classes 1 to 4, Hubbell offers color selections of single-color black, red-under-black and yellow-under-black gloves. The cuff offerings for high voltage include straight, bell and contour. Hubbell also offers cowhide and goatskin leather protectors, cotton liners and canvas bags for proper storage of rubber gloves.
Hubbell Power Systems www.hubbell.com/hubbellpowersystems/en/
Safety professionals and administrators rely on Outfitters from Ritz Safety to provide a fast, simple and completely custom uniform solution for their workers. Features such as individual employee logins and allowances, corporate discounted pricing, custom embroidery and a dedicated account manager take the time and stress out of keeping workers equipped with what they need, on budget.
Workwear, flame-resistant clothing, work gloves and work boots from industry-leading manufacturers can be added or deleted from your custom catalog anytime to keep up with any changing needs. Added flexibility comes from having no contract period, so we work hard every day to earn and keep your business.
Contact us to learn how we simplify uniform programs, and schedule a short demo with your dedicated account manager.
Ritz Safety www.srsoutfitters.com
Emerson has announced the launch of the Sherman + Reilly i-press battery tool monitoring smartphone app.
The new i-press app allows crews to track their Next Generation Sherman + Reilly Battery Tools. Using the simple navigation display, workers can view the battery charge, last service date, last five pressure measurements, tool temperature and number of cycles completed with a connected tool.
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The BIG GRIP pad from Bigfoot can be installed on any of the company’s custom composite outrigger pads. Used facedown, the BIG GRIP’s teeth bite into ice, mud and snow to significantly reduce slipping on those and other slick surfaces.
Bigfoot also has built the Slick Willie, a new socket set that has never been built before anywhere. The set is made with and without a tool board. With no tool board on the back, we install rare earth magnets on the backside, which keep the set attached to metal objects. Other features include self-lubricating material that will extend the life of tools being stored in this socket set; crush resistant with 3000 psi values; and guaranteed for life under normal working conditions.
Bigfoot Outrigger Pads www.outriggerpads.com
Hi-Line Utility Supply is proud to present QUICKEEZE Adjustable Sleeve Straps (Item #HLQE-1000). These popular straps were designed by linemen Cody Hopkins and Dylan Morrill. Designed with high-quality, FR-rated materials, the straps are self-extinguishing, plus their easily adjustable and flexible design allows for all-day comfort. Check out a flame test at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iunNgx7Vpw&feature=youtu.be. A unique oval button design allows for quick and easy attachment and detachment. These American-made sleeve straps have been field-tested for durability and longevity.
Hi-Line Utility Supply www.hilineco.com/products/sleeve-strap-with-fr-buttons
The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced an industry-first virtual reality (VR) simulator to better prepare horizontal directional drill (HDD) operators for safe underground construction through cutting-edge training technology.
As the industry’s first simulator utilizing VR technology, it provides both novice and experienced HDD operators with a 360-degree view of a realistic job site – simulating a variety of soil conditions and installation applications so operators can learn how the drill reacts. Through a series of lessons that increase in difficulty, operators are evaluated and educated on machine functions, product location, damage prevention, extended bend radius and steering. The program emphasizes damage prevention by requiring operators to preplan, set up equipment correctly and test protective systems.
The full VR simulator kit includes a portable operator station, joystick, dongle, lead motion detector sensor and VR goggles. To truly simulate a real job site experience, the equipment is configured to replicate what operators see and feel, leveraging the same joysticks found on Ditch Witch HDD equipment.
Ditch Witch www.ditchwitch.com/training
When working with corrosive liquid chemicals, you need to be protected against chemical splashes. The right protective garment assists in reducing worker injury and minimizes the risk for accidental skin contact with chemicals. Choosing protective garments made with GORE Chemical Splash Fabric provides exceptional liquid splash protection without sacrificing comfort, meaning workers won’t resist wearing them. Lac-Mac protective garments made with GORE Chemical Splash Fabrics provide a barrier to several inorganic and organic liquid challenges. Garments made from this unique fabric provide the wearer time necessary to exit the area and follow emergency protocols in case of an accidental splash with a dangerous chemical. If your objective is to reduce potential injuries related to liquid chemical splash, then Lac-Mac’s NFPA 1992 certified garments are an excellent choice. Choose products made by an experienced manufacturer who understands the complexity involved in manufacturing high-performance PPE. For more than 30 years, Lac-Mac has been manufacturing high-quality, liquid-proof, durable, breathable protective garments used throughout various industries, for various applications.
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.