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AR/FR Workwear

Radians VolCore JoomlaThe new VolCore FR Workwear by Radians helps protect workers from short-term thermal incidents, including arc flash and flash fire, because it self-extinguishes and does not melt when exposed to flame, dramatically reducing the severity of burn injuries.

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Ergonomic Truck Ladder

LockNClimb Ladder JoomlaDesigned for ergonomic, safe MRO service on utility truck engines, this ladder also works on all Class 8 diesel trucks and service trucks used for concrete, waste management and similar activities.

Benefits include the following: a stable platform for engine maintenance and overhauls; base fits around tires to allow close proximity; provides easy reach to windshield and running lights; can support two people working side by side; OSHA 375-pound rated; patented 6061-grade industrial aluminum base; field tested and designed by mechanics; and made one at a time by craftsmen in the USA.

LockNClimb    www.locknclimb.com

Desktop Transformer Simulator

Utility Solutions Transformer Simulator JoomlaUtility Solutions Inc. has a new three-phase distribution simulator specifically designed to teach transformer banking to lineworkers. The updated Load-Trainer II Transformer Simulator combines a physical wiring environment with powerful computer simulation. The new one-piece design is very portable and weighs just 16 pounds. Several new features came directly from training professionals who use the Load-Trainer in their classrooms.

While most houses receive electricity from a single transformer, larger facilities use three-phase power, which requires banking multiple transformers. Lineworkers must have specialized training in order to build and maintain transformer banks on today's modern power grid.

The new Load-Trainer II allows an instructor to control each of the three transformer simulators via a 7-inch touchscreen or by using the wireless mouse, which comes standard.

Another feature of the Load-Trainer II is the HDMI connection, allowing a projector or big screen to display demonstrations to a whole classroom.

Utility Solutions Inc. is targeting lineworker schools, utilities and contractors that service overhead distribution systems. Demo units currently are traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Utility Solutions Inc.    www.utilitysolutionsinc.com

MAXBLUE Lens Technology

MCR Safety MAXBLUE JoomlaMAXBLUE lens technology blocks 41 percent of ISO 12312-1 blue light, yet it allows 88 percent of visible light to pass through.

There are many jobs that demand the use of hand-held devices, RF scanners or other portable devices. All of these devices emit blue light, which has been known to cause eye fatigue, headaches and migraines. Many of these jobs also are indoors and, until recently, a wearer that needed to block a good portion of blue light had to resort to amber lenses. The downside of amber lenses, other than the yellow shade, is that they distort color recognition. With MAXBLUE lens technology, a worker can wear a clear lens that has a very faint mirror hue, while still blocking 41 percent of blue light. Other features of these lenses include an athletic-inspired design; a streamlined three-point ratcheting temple; comfortable TPR nosepieces; and hybrid temple.

MCR Safety    www.mcrsafety.com

Self-Retracting Lifelines

MSA V EDGE JoomlaAs announced in May of this year, the 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 personal fall limiters are available in an 8-foot/2.4-meter galvanized cable unit as well as MSA’s first-ever web unit for leading edge. This web technology, which provides a lighter-weight solution for leading-edge applications, is now available in tie-back versions.

Certified to ANSI Z359.14 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    www.msasafety.com/leadingedgefallprotection

High-Performance Leather Work Glove

Youngstown Ground Glove JoomlaYoungstown Glove Co. is proud to introduce their new USA Ground Glove. This high-performance leather work glove is made from start to finish at their wholly owned factory located in the USA, with all USA materials. This glove is made with extra-high-quality cow-grain leather and sewn into an ergonomic, 3D glove pattern for peak performance.

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Train the Trainer for Electrical Safety Classes

e Hazard JoomlaThe award-winning Train the Trainer (TTT) Program from e-Hazard is specially designed to prepare qualified trainers to deliver instruction to others based on safety requirements from NFPA 70E, OSHA and/or NESC. Our TTT format and all teaching materials are based on best practices from a professional adult education specialist. Through group discussion, demonstration of teaching techniques and hands-on application, attendees receive a comprehensive understanding of the materials and extensive teacher and peer evaluations of their own instruction.

e-Hazard    www.e-hazard.com/arc-flash-training/train-the-trainer.php

EZ Squeeze with Tough Rope

Buckingham EZ Squeeze JoomlaThe EZ Squeeze with Tough Rope is the latest innovation from Buckingham Manufacturing. This new EZ Squeeze model features a reinforced handle for more rigidity, Buckingham’s WebGrab with the new BuckHorn Adjustment Lever that allows the user to make easy one-handed adjustments, and the all-new Tough Rope. Buckingham’s new wear-resistant TrebleKern Tough Rope is constructed with an energy-absorbing nylon core, red braided polyester inner cover (red wear indicator), and an abrasion- and heat-resistant Technora outer cover that eliminates the need for a wear guard.

Buckingham Manufacturing    https://buckinghammfg.com

Long-Sleeved FR Shirt

Tyndale Henley JoomlaTyndale's new Versa Long Sleeve Henley (J06MT) fits and feels like your favorite shirt – and even looks good enough to wear out after work. It’s constructed with lightweight, 100 percent FR cotton, so it’s breathable on hot days and light enough to use as a layering piece when temperatures are cooler. High-stress areas like side-seams and shoulders are cover-stitched in contrasting thread for extra durability and a touch of style – and the same goes for the contrasting left pocket, secured with a button to keep your essentials close at hand. The Versa Long Sleeve Henley is proudly made in the USA by Tyndale and features a signature American flag patch on the left sleeve. It provides 8.9-cal (CAT 2) arc flash and NFPA 2112-certified flash fire protection.

Tyndale    www.tyndaleusa.com/versa

Tabletop Simulator for Electric Utilities

3DInternet Tabletop Simulator Joomla3DInternet is a leading developer of interactive computer-based and virtual reality training simulations. The company’s Tabletop Simulator for Electric Utilities allows users to create custom overhead transmission and distribution scenes.

Completed scenes can be used for pre-job briefings and tailboards, safety meetings, group instruction, and accident reconstruction and investigation.

Users create scenes by dragging and dropping items, such as trucks or other vehicles; power poles and towers; live-line equipment, grounding cables, ladders and tools; people or workers in different poses and positions; and personal protective equipment. Items in the scenes are positioned and rotated into specific areas. Unique worksite scenarios can be created based on the utility’s needs, specifications, procedures and regulations.

Other key features of the Tabletop Simulator include the ability to add and customize attachments, such as cover-up, switches and jumpers; add minimum approach distances, limits of approach and reach distances; save and print images; share scenes with other users; and display accurate distance measurements between objects. The Tabletop Simulator also can include your utility’s specific requirements.

3DInternet    www.3dinternet.com/tabletop/tabletop.mp4

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

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