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Hard-Hat Light

Princeton Tec Hard Hat Light JOOMLAPrinceton 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

Crane Control Management System

Venturo Crane Management System JOOMLAVenturo, a leading producer of truck- and van-equipped cranes, has released an advanced control system that provides safety, control and reliability for its line of fully hydraulic service cranes. The new Venturo Logic Controls crane control management system provides enhanced control of capacities throughout a crane’s load operation.

Benefits of the VLC system include overload protection, vehicle stability and grade indications, real-time load and status updates, safety alerts, and wireless or CAN communication. These features keep operators on top of crane operation and prevent potential damage to loads and injuries to job site staff.

Features like overload protection offer additional benefits, such as increased payload capacity on service trucks and decreased waiting time on job sites, which accounts for 63% of total labor time. This improved efficiency helps crews move a greater amount of material with fewer people, saving money and protecting workers.

Standard for the new VLC system, operators receive a wireless-remote, pistol-grip controller. This controller offers less fatigue and increased comfort with over 60 hours of battery life; a four-line, 20-character screen display; seven two-way toggle switches; and four momentary push buttons. It also keeps the user experience intuitive in either 2.4-GHz wireless or wired cable operation.

Venturo’s VLC crane control management system will become a standard feature on the entire Venturo hydraulic service crane product line.

Venturo    http://venturo.com/products/venturo-logic-controls

Rechargeable Hot-Stick Light

Milwaukee Hot Stick Light JOOMLAMilwaukee Tool has introduced the USB Rechargeable Utility Hot Stick Light, which attaches to any universal hot stick.

Powered by REDLITHIUM USB, the new light delivers up to 350 lumens of halo lighting, and adjustable output levels light the fuse for up to eight hours off one battery charge. Its advanced TRUEVIEW high-output lighting and optical design deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail, leading to a more productive work area.

Built to thrive in the toughest conditions, the USB Rechargeable Utility Hot Stick Light is built with a durable, high-impact polycarbonate lens that can survive up to a 40-foot drop. Its high-impact aluminum body is also IP67 rated for protection from water and dust. As with all Milwaukee high-output LEDs, the new light also features a limited lifetime LED warranty, and a five-year warranty on the product.

Milwaukee Tool    www.milwaukeetool.com

Self-Retracting Lifelines

Pure Safety Group SRLs JOOMLAPure Safety Group, the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has unveiled a new lineup of three self-retracting lifelines. The SRLs – which meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards and will be CSA certified – include the GR11, GR6 and GR6 Tie-Back, all under the company’s Guardian Fall Protection brand. The SRLs feature HPME webbing, which is lightweight and highly resistant to cuts and abrasions.

The Guardian GR11 SRL has a capacity of 11 feet and maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features durable housing that protects its internal assembly; rubber housing grips for comfort; ergonomic handling and impact resistance; an external shock absorber designed to minimize arrest forces; and multiple snap, rebar hook options that are made of steel or aluminum. The GR11 user capacity is 130-310 pounds.

The Guardian GR6 SRL has a capacity of 6 feet with a maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features a double-locking carabiner with a 3,600-pound strength gate; durable housing that protects its internal assembly and is sealed and tamperproof; a fall-indicating attachment point that swivels 360 degrees and pivots 180 degrees for optimal orientation; indicator that displays red if the SRL has been exposed to a fall; and multiple snap, rebar hook options. The GR6 SRL user capacity is 130-420 pounds.

The Guardian GR6 Tie-Back SRL has a minimum fall clearance of 6 feet, average arresting force of 1,350 pounds and maximum deceleration distance of 24 inches. It features a double-locking carabiner; durable housing that protects its internal assembly and prevents against contaminants; a load-bearing steel chassis with a structural metallic core; and a fall arrest indicator that shows if the SRL has been exposed to impact.

The Guardian SRLs have a minimum web breaking load of 5,000 pounds and are 3,600-pound gate-rated. All are manufactured in Houston, Texas.

Pure Safety Group    www.puresafetygroup.com

Tower-Climbing Harness

Bashlin Tower Climbing Harness JOOMLABashlin Industries has introduced the ZEUS lightweight arc-flash tower-climbing harness. At just 7.5 pounds, this full-body H-style harness with integral body belt has stacked aluminum D-rings, quick-release buckles and a Dri-Lex moisture-wicking pad.

Read more: Tower-Climbing Harness

Utility Impact Wrench for Lineworkers

Milwaukee Lineman Wrench JOOMLAMilwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL 7/16” Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench with ONE-KEY. The industry’s only cordless impact wrench made specifically for lineworkers, this is also the world’s fastest-drilling cordless 7/16-inch impact wrench, delivering 30 percent faster drilling than other cordless options available. The new tool also provides up to 750 foot-pounds max torque for powerful breakaway capability and has features uniquely designed to offer lineworkers maximum control, such as an extended handle and QUIK-LOK chuck.

This new tool features three Milwaukee-exclusive innovations: the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack, and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence Hardware and Software. Together, these innovations deliver unmatched performance and durability for the most demanding applications on the line, as well as the runtime to drill up to 40 holes per charge.

The impact wrench’s lightweight design offers improved balance, and its elongated handle was made to fit high-voltage rubber safety gloves, providing maximum grip and maneuverability in demanding environments. Additionally, the tool’s unique QUIK-LOK chuck is an industry first for a 7/16-inch utility impact and allows for single-handed bit insertion. Lineworkers now can quickly swap between augers and sockets without taking their hand off the tool’s handle during installations, reducing the risk of drops. An integrated lanyard loop provides convenient transfer and storage. As an added benefit, ONE-KEY provides the ability to customize, track and manage this impact wrench.

Milwaukee Tool    www.milwaukeetool.com

Comfort Grip Connector

3M Comfort Grip Connector JOOMLAHard work doesn’t have to be a pain. Protect your hands and connect easier with the 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector. This connector is built for workers who need to connect and disconnect efficiently and comfortably in multiple orientations from anchorages used in fall protection applications. This connector is designed to keep your fingers out of the way while allowing the gate to be opened completely. In the event of a fall impact event, the hand-guard pin will shear to allow the connector to align with the direction of the fall and remain securely connected to the anchor.

3M    www.3m.com/3M/en_US/worker-health-safety-us/solutions/industrial-safety-products/energy-utilities-ppe/

Anti-Fog Safety Eyewear

Radians Anti Fog Eyewear JOOMLARadians, 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    www.radians.com

Self-Retracting Lifeline Series

FallTech SRL Series JOOMLAFallTech has introduced the latest addition to their leading-edge lineup: the DuraTech Personal Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifeline series. These SRLs are uniquely designed for applications where sharp and abrasive leading edges commonly present fall hazards beyond typical at-height concerns. The lightweight and impact-resistant nylon polymer housing ensures durability, while the proprietary integrated dorsal connector provides quick and straightforward triple-action harness attachment. The DuraTech Personal LE SRLs are designed for overhead anchorage and up to 5 feet below the user’s D-ring. They meet ANSI Z359.11 LE standards and comply with OSHA 1926.502 and 1910.66 regulations. In addition, they feature a 9-foot working length for users weighing up to 310 pounds and are available in single- and twin-leg configurations with steel snap-hook, steel and aluminum rebar hook, and aluminum carabiner lifeline connector options.

FallTech    http://falltech.com/SearchResult.aspx?q=83909

Crane Operator Evaluation Services

CIS Crane Operator Evaluations JOOMLACrane Industry Services LLC (CIS) now offers training for employers who need to qualify individuals to do crane operator evaluations, according to new OSHA requirements. In addition, CIS staff can provide third-party crane operator evaluations to assist companies that need extra help getting them done.

Read more: Crane Operator Evaluation Services

Mobile Safety App

IndustrySafe Mobile App JOOMLAIndustrySafe, a leader in safety management software, has released its incident investigation form to the IndustrySafe mobile app. This app, first launched in December 2017, now allows workers to conduct incident investigations from their mobile devices, with or without internet access.

Designed for field use, the IndustrySafe mobile app provides employees with the ability to record safety inspections and incidents at job sites and remote locations. With this update, users now have the option to perform detailed investigations of multiple types of incidents, including near misses, employee and non-employee injuries, and vehicle and environmental incidents. When investigating an incident, employees can capture important data on the fly, record witness accounts, and take and attach photos of the incident scene in real time.

Incident investigation forms can be submitted to the IndustrySafe software for further analysis by key team members as soon as web access is available. Safety professionals can then generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA record-keeping logs and DOT accident registers. Using the data provided by the IndustrySafe mobile app, companies can compare safety and health indicators across modules, calculate incident rates, view inspection completion rates and more.

The mobile app and its new incident investigation recording feature are available at no additional cost to subscribers of IndustrySafe’s Incident module. Customers may download the app from the App Store and Google Play for iPhone and Android devices.

IndustrySafe    www.industrysafe.com

Retrofit Back Pad

Buckingham Back Pad JOOMLABuckingham’s new Retrofit Back Pad is designed to easily retrofit onto any Buckingham harness and most other manufacturers’ harnesses as well. It is great for someone who wants to add more comfort to an existing harness with minimal padding. The pad provides you with a lightweight, comfortable, breathable and – most importantly – functional back pad that provides all-day relief on the back and shoulders. Made of a cotton/nylon blend with high-density thermoformed foam inner, the pad features heavy-duty snaps that keep it securely attached to your harness and in place. It meets or exceeds ASTM F887 electric arc performance requirements and ANSI Z359 when used with an equivalently rated harness. Buckingham’s Retrofit Back Pad also is universal in size.

Buckingham Manufacturing    www.buckinghammfg.com/products/buckingham-retro-back-pad-k9retro/

Particulate Respirators

Radians Respirators JOOMLARadians 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

Heavy-Duty Camera

ASA Heavy Duty Camera JOOMLAASA Electronics is expanding its line of Voyager observation and safety equipment with the VCAHD140i Heavy Duty Camera. This surface-mount camera is easy to install for a variety of applications. The resolution of the VCAHD140i is three times higher than ASA’s VCMS140i camera, delivering an unprecedented high-definition picture using high-performance color optics. The VCAHD140i also utilizes IR low-light assist to keep the image clear and bright any time of day. The 146-degree viewing angle and mirror-image orientation provide a full picture of vehicle blind spots or when backing up.

ASA’s newest Voyager camera pairs innovative CMOS technology with a heavy-duty exterior. The VCAHD140i camera features waterproof and impact- and corrosion-resistant aluminum housing designed to withstand any conditions you may encounter on the job site.

The VCAHD140i is compatible with all Voyager monitors to complete your observation system.

ASA Electronics    www.asaelectronics.com

 

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