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Voltage Detection Network

HDE LOOKOUT JoomlaHD Electric Co., a Textron Inc. company, has added the LOOKOUT Voltage Detection Network to its product offering. The LOOKOUT is a network of voltage detectors that detect strong electric fields surrounding high-voltage conductors and fleet equipment and alert users to nearby dangerous energized conductors before an incident occurs. 

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Lineworker Training Materials

Alexander Training Materials JoomlaAlexander Publications has the industry's most complete collection of books, manuals and videos to train lineworkers, meter technicians, substation builders and operators, and T&D engineers.

Visit www.alexanderpublications.com for details on more than 500 manuals, videos – DVDs and streaming online – and downloadable safety topic sheets. Also on the website: Hotline Club members can watch more than 200 full-length training videos and learn from the industry's largest Q&A database – Ask Mr. Hotwire – all for only $19 per month.

Alexander Publications does not do soft skills or sell canned training programs. It focuses on top-quality technical training materials. Instructors choose what they want to fit their individual training needs.

Alexander Publications’ books and videos are used throughout the U.S. and Canada at more than 10,000 locations. Users include large and small utilities, IBEW lineworker training centers, community colleges, co-op statewide organizations and motivated individuals.

Alexander Publications    www.alexanderpublications.com

Advanced Sealed Eye Protection

Bolle Ultim8 JoomlaBollé 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

FR Button-Down Work Shirt

Tyndale Work Shirt JoomlaTyndale'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.

Tyndale    www.tyndaleusa.com/versa

Leading-Edge Fall Protection Solution

MSA SRLs JoomlaThe new V-EDGE series from MSA simplifies SRL selection for workers as they are designed specifically for overhead and foot-level tie-off – and where leading-edge hazards are a concern.

Using state-of-the-art materials and technology for enhanced user comfort and productivity, the V-EDGE SRLs are available in an 8-foot/2.4-meter galvanized cable unit as well as our first-ever web unit for leading edge. MSA's patent-pending FibreShield web technology now provides a lighter-weight solution for leading-edge applications. For longer lengths, the V-EDGE also is available in a 20-foot/6-meter SRL.

Certified to ANSI Z359.14-2014 leading-edge requirements, the V-EDGE series delivers improved features, increased comfort and a more durable product, ensuring businesses get more value from their investment – and more protection for their people.

MSA    http://msasafety.com/leadingedgefallprotection

Mechanical Advantage Kit

Safety One Mechanical Advantage Kit JoomlaThe SafetyOne 4:1 Pick Off Tool is the most innovative, versatile, easy-to-use and cost-effective mechanical advantage kit on the market. Developed based on years of hands-on experience and feedback from rope access and tower professionals, the SafetyOne 4:1 will make your rescue kit complete.

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Virtual Reality Training Tool

PIXO VR Virtual Reality JoomlaOSHA Safety Compliance by PIXO VR is a groundbreaking virtual reality training tool with applications for instruction, practice and qualification. Our hands-on, 3D, active learning environment teaches and reinforces better than any classroom exercise or online course.

Trainees are fully immersed in a 360-degree virtual world just like the real one but without the cost or physical danger. There they explore photo-realistic workspaces featuring real-world sights and sounds.

In SafetySweep, trainees are exposed to millions of randomized scenarios, identifying potential OSHA violations such as faulty equipment, improper storage of hazardous materials or even fellow employees who may not be compliant. After finding a violation, trainees recommend fixes from a list of corrective actions. Answers are reflected in their scores, providing visibility into what they know and what they need to work on.

OSHA Safety Compliance offers multiuser functionality for team learning, collaboration and even competition, and can be run with or without an instructor present.

For companies looking to train the next-generation workforce, improve current employee performance and create a culture of safety, there is no better solution than OSHA Safety Compliance Training from PIXO VR.

PIXO VR    http://pixovr.com

Crane Safety and Operation Training

Crane Industry Services Training JoomlaCrane Industry Services, based in Carrollton, Georgia, provides safety and operation training for companies serving energy, manufacturing and utility markets. Programs are designed to assess relevant job-specific skills and knowledge to improve safety and productivity. At the core of their services are training, qualification and NCCER certification of crane operators and rigging crews. In addition, the company has announced two new programs.

Site Supervision & Safety for Crane & Rigging Operations teaches participants when crane owners, site managers, lift directors and supervisors assume compliance accountability. Site safety is fundamental to prevent injury, run efficient operations and achieve the best in productivity. Site management objectives focus on how to prepare for and maintain safe, compliant, efficient job sites.

The Leadership Initiative Workshop provides teams with tools to create actionable results for lowering costs of operations and reducing accidents. The program combines both people and business strategies so that superintendents, project managers, supervisors and crew foremen understand the part their work plays in their company’s strategic and operating plans.

Crane Industry Services    http://centeredonsafety.com

Cooling Vests and T-Shirts

Radians Cooling Apparel JoomlaRadians, 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.

Radians    www.radians.com

Zero-Band Headlamps

Nightstick Headlamps JoomlaIn 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.

Nightstick    www.nightstick.com

Dielectric H-Style Harness

Buckingham Harness JoomlaBuckingham’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

Rumble Strip Handling Machine

PSS Raptor JoomlaPSS, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of roadway and pedestrian safety systems, has announced the launch of its newest product, the RoadQuake RAPTOR Rumble Strip Handling Machine.

The RAPTOR transports, deploys, realigns and retrieves the RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) in work zones, improving operational efficiency and increasing worker safety. The machine mounts to the front of a vehicle for ease of operation and has a capacity of 12 RoadQuake TPRS. The product provides portable positive protection when deploying and retrieving RoadQuake TPRS, and it is ideal for short-duration, short-term and mobile operations.

In January 2018, PSS kicked off the RAP-Tour, a cross-country demonstration of the RAPTOR's ability to improve work zone safety. To see the RAPTOR in action or to request a list of tour dates, contact National Sales Manager Dave McKee at 216-403-0898 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PSS    http://pss-innovations.com

Quick-Switch Tool Tether

Ty Flot Tool Tether JoomlaDropped objects threaten workers’ lives and cost businesses thousands of dollars in labor hours and repair costs. Tool tethers help to increase safety and reduce the costs associated with dropped-objects injuries. The Quick-Switch Tool Tether from Ty-Flot Inc. is the most advanced tool tether on the market, allowing users to quickly switch tools from one location to another without ever being untied. Not only does the tether prevent dropped tools, but it also prevents some of the hazards associated with tool tethering. No more swinging tools, less snagging and no more risk of dropping a tool during a transfer.

With over 30 years of experience in tethering tools and an extensive partnership with industries working at height, Ty-Flot provides a full solution for preventing dropped objects. The company is owned and operated by people who have worked in the industry and have extensive experience in testing and certification.

Ty-Flot Inc.    www.ty-flot.com

Bull-Pin/Bolt Bag with Drain Holes

Klein Tools Bolt Bag JoomlaKlein Tools has introduced the Bull-Pin/Bolt Bag with Drain Holes for easy release of excess water.

The bag (Cat. No. 5416TSR) offers a variety of features. It is made of sturdy No. 4 canvas for increased durability; has drain holes at the bottom of the bag to release any built-up water; accommodates two different bull-pin sizes (1'' and 1-5/16''); has a tunnel loop that fits belts up to 3 inches wide; is stitched and riveted to ensure a longer life; has a double-reinforced bottom that adds extra protection on the job; and is assembled in the U.S. of U.S. and imported materials.

“Through rain or shine, linemen bring electricity from the plant to our homes, working to keep the power on,” said Vanessa Amaya, associate channel sales specialist at Klein Tools. “Klein’s new Bull-Pin/Bolt Bag features two drain holes, helping to release any built-up water and making necessary work in adverse weather conditions easier.”

Klein Tools    www.kleintools.com/new-products

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