July 24, 2013 - An aggressive lockout/tagout (LOTO) system ensures machinery or other equipment poses no danger to employees while under maintenance or repair, but the best LOTO system cannot protect them when duplicate locks or keys are in circulation. LifeGuard from Master Lock takes the safety of your employees to a whole new level, says the company, explaining this no-charge service ensures there is only one unique key for each Master Lock. This means every LOTO lock at your location has only one lock(s) assigned to a specific individual.
July 10, 2013 - Allegro’s air bag blower system is designed with zippered ends that allow blower use without removing the blower from the heavy-duty polyester carry bag. Additional zipper openings allow for plug/cord inlet and outlet, while handles and a shoulder strap attachment make the unit portable. The air bag features an 8-in. or a 12-in. metal blower system complete with a 15-ft duct. The blowers feature a 9-blade fan, steel construction with powder-coated housing and grill. The Allegro Air Bag 8 will deliver up to 760 Free Air. This AC model features a 1/4-hp motor, 115V, 1.4A and weighs 25lb. The 12 blower delivers 1840 Free Air, has a 1/2-hp motor and weighs 35 lb. Both units contain single-ply, lightweight vinyl/polyester PVC-coated ducting. The ducting is yellow with black wear strip, and features an integrated nylon attachment strap on one end.
June 19, 2013 - Honeywell Safety Products has unveiled a collection of safety footwear in conjunction with Oliver Safety Footwear. The boots boast premium leather and direct-attach construction, chemical-resistant exteriors, and a wide range of sole, toecap and other special features. Oliver Footwear is suited for workers in mining, oil and gas, heavy metal fabrication and construction.
May 29, 2013 - Brady is striving to streamline lockout/tagout and reliability procedures across entire organizations with its new Link360 2.1 software update. The new cloud-based software platform features a checklist feature for a step-by-step guide to lockout procedures, where users can also access a printed list of lockout devices to be used when performing the lockout procedure. Users can also save a scanned copy of a completed checklist, search for previous checklists and delete old checklists. The new update also offers the capabilities to add company logos to lockout procedure templates, change the password from the home page and transfer file ownership.
May 25, 2013 - Peakworks says the T-Line Safety System facilitates both horizontal and vertical freedom for the user. The self-retracting and self-tensioning comes in two models: one that will span up to 40 ft and the XL version that will span up to 80. T-Line can be installed at a fraction of the cost of an engineered horizontal lifeline, boasts Peakworks, with shorter fall arrest distances while preventing the pendulum effect. It features an integrated rescue winch and lets you work around overhead obstructions. After a fall, the system can be serviced and reused. It is certified to EN 360 and ANSI Z359.1, and meets or exceeds CSA Z259.2.2.
April 30, 2013 - Safety equipment manufacturer MSA says wearers of V-Gard hard hats now have the option of wearing one in which the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is sourced entirely from sugarcane. Developed and manufactured by MSA in Brazil, the new MSA V-Gard GRN hard hat promises the same level of head protection, and is expected to attract customers who desire yet another way “to demonstrate their commitment to preserving the planet”. (Photo shows MSN V-Gard Protective Cap)
April 16, 2013 - Brady officially launched Edit This Sign functionality at www.BradyID.com: with the addition of more than 13,000 stock signs to its offering, the feature allows you to quickly edit text and sign headers on stock signs at no additional cost. The functionality is available to customers for a variety of signs, ranging from electrical hazard to confined space signage. Once a user clicks on the Edit This Sign button, they will be routed to Brady’s Safety Sign Custom Design Tool, where the stock sign is automatically pre-loaded with attributes so the user can quickly make changes.
March 26, 2013 - With engineering advancements in suspension design, a lightweight shell and a patented UV indicator, 3M says its new H-800 series full-brim hard hat helps “alleviate workers’ frustrations with hard hats on the job”. The H-800 series offers full-brim protection, a smooth ratchet suspension and boasts optional 3M Uvicator Sensor that changes colour when the hard hat is exposed to UV light, which helps alert the wearer when it’s time to replace the hat due to UV overexposure. The H-800 series full-brim hard hat is available in 11 different colours and can be customized with company logos.
March 21, 2013 - Pyramex Safety Products LLC and Carhartt have partnered to launch Carhartt Safety Eyewear. The range will initially feature seven distinct styles named after some of North America’s cities and towns. The eyewear will be available beginning in the second quarter of 2013 through Pyramex’s network of distributors, Carhartt retailers across North America and online at www.carhartt.com.
March 13, 2013 - 3M says its Peltor X Series earmuffs are its first to provide Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) values up to 31 decibels (dB). Built with foam cushion technology and ear cups that tilt for comfort and efficiency, the Peltor X Series earmuffs combines a lightweight design with soft, wide ear cushions that improve attenuation and create a better seal. The series also incorporates an electrically insulated twin headband design that reduces heat buildup. The earmuffs are available in both standard headband and hard hat-attached models, and are made with easy-to-replace cushions and inserts.
February 27, 2013 - 3M says its newest line of safety eyewear—3M SecureFit—enhances comfort and wearability by integrating self-adjusting temples and a secure fit into a single product. Designed with proprietary pressure diffusion temple technology, SecureFit eyewear naturally adjusts to individual head sizes to help reduce eyewear slippage and discomfort. 3M says company researchers developed the pressure diffusion temple technology after completing a study that examined different face shapes and sizes from around the world. That study identified about 600 different touch points on the human face, which then guided the design and fit of the protective eyewear line. The design of SecureFit weighs in at less than one ounce, is available in three shades (clear, amber and grey) and comes with either anti-fog or anti-scratch lens coatings to best adapt to an individual’s working environment.
December 6, 2012 - The Oberon Company has launched an arc flash faceshield to address what it calls the biggest issue with arc-rated PPE (personal protective equipment): the inability to see colours. This clear grey faceshield uses a special IR dye in a proprietary compound that produces a true colour lens. Unlike the traditional green faceshields, says Oberon, grey is a medium-density filter that allows 100% colour acuity. This is the first true grey faceshield (not requiring a laminated lens) to be available in Canada, adds the company. The shield is manufactured with polycarbonate material for high-impact and high-mass performance. An 8.2 cal/cm2 model is available right now, with higher levels of protection currently being tested.
November 20, 2012 - Brady has released its new Electrical Product Solutions brochure, a four-page guide looking at trends impacting the industry, as well as products and services to help individuals execute electrical identification projects. The brochure addresses ways managers can help identify and track wires and cables; inform employees about electrical hazards; meet energy control compliance standards; keep visual information effective and current; and reduce costs with appropriate technology. BRADY
October 1, 2012 - Two arc flash DVDs from ERI Safety Videos have recently been updated for Canada. 2012 CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety is based on the most recent CSA standard, and explains the dual hazards of electric shock and arc flash, highlighted with "dramatic arc flash footage and realistic reenactments", said ERI. The Mark Standifer Story: Lessons Learned from an Arc Flash Tragedy has also recently been updated. Mark Standifer received 2nd and 3rd degree burns on 40% of his body and was nearly killed when he was engulfed in an arc blast when performing an electrical task at a wastewater treatment plant. This DVD is also available in French. ELECTROLAB TRAINING SYSTEMS
September 14, 2012 - Electrolab Training Systems has released Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the latest in a series of compliance training DVDs adapted for SafeStart. The SafeStart adaptation of the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (formerly Coastal Training Technologies) DVD incorporates human factors into the training by adding the SafeStart concepts and techniques—"providing a more complete learning experience and a refreshing take on PPE training", it describes. PPE Adapted for SafeStart includes video content to convey the traditional compliance requirements. Presentation slides, notes, exercises and SafeStart practice cards are also available for both on- and off-the-job activities. ELECTROLAB TRAINING SYSTEMSSAFESTART
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