August 15, 2012 - The Light Brigade, AFL's training division, has announced a menu-based staff development DVD, titled Fiber Optic Safety, as a training tool to help enhance fiber optic safety for those working with optical fibers and lasers, or installing and operating fiber optic communication systems. DVD bonus materials include a student quiz with matching instructor version, written in Microsoft Word format which can be customized for specific safety needs. DVD chapters include laser types and classifications; optical fiber handling and safety; safety in confined spaces; and chemicals and right-to-know documentation.THE LIGHT BRIGADE
May 24, 2012 - Terex Utilities now offers a range of tools and solutions for work on energized power lines to electrical industry, electric cooperative and municipal utility customers in North America. Terex hot line tools are specifically designed for use by linemen, electricians and workers in the construction and maintenance of live power lines up to 800kV. The tools help electrical generation, transmission & distribution customers reduce the risk of working with live power lines and the cost associated with shutting down electrical networks for maintenance services. The equipment includes all the necessary tools—as well as personal and collective protection equipment—for different hot line working methods, including hot stick and bare hand methods. In addition to selling these specialty tools and solutions separately, Terex also offers customers the ability to custom-fit their Terex utility trucks with the hot line equipment electric crews need the most.
February 29, 2012 - Greenlee has launched a new line of rugged safety products to provide protection, comfort and convenience to users, it says. The line of accessories includes three styles of high visibility Class 2 Hi-Vis vests, eight styles of indoor and outdoor ANSI compliant eyewear, and three styles of top quality, high dexterity gloves to prevent injury, protect hands, improve comfort and reduce fatigue, adds Greenlee. GREENLEE
September 8, 2011 - “Are you listening, Jim?” is a new DVD that follows the actions of one worker, Jim, during a typical day where his “inner voices” encourage him to take better care of his hearing – all to tackle the subject of hearing loss in an amusing way, says Electrolab. The DVD is produced by CLMI, a producer of health and safety training, and is available in Canada through Electrolab Training Systems.ELECTROLAB TRAINING SYSTEMS
August 30, 2011 - Capital Safety has introduced the DBI-SALA 85 and 130-foot Sealed-Blok Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL), which it says are designed to withstand the harshest operating environments and include features that maximize work site versatility and lower the cost of ownership. According to Capital Safety, “industry-first features” new to the products include an optional RSQ dual-mode rescue capability, a Fast-Line field replaceable lifeline, IP68 sealed rating certification and a secondary fall arrest rated anchor point. Additionally, the SRL comes with an i-Safe Intelligent Safety System RFID tag built into the unit to track inspections, control inventory and manage product information, says the company. CAPITAL SAFETY
August 17, 2011 - Carhartt’s new F11 flame-resistant clothing collection for men and women is now available which it claims is suitable for many electrical, petrochemical and general industry workers who are at risk of electric arc flashes and flash fires on the job. Choose from twill, chambray, crewneck and plaid shirts, pants, denim, overalls and jackets such as the: Flame-Resistant Chambray Shirt (FRS004), a 6-ounce FR Chambray; a blend of 88% cotton and 12& high-tenacity nylon shirt layered under a Flame-Resistant Midweight Active Jac / Quilt Lined (FRJ237), a 8.5-ounce FR canvas; a blend of 88% cotton and 12% high-tenacity nylon with a 6.5-ounce lining.CARHARTT
August 8, 2011 - Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) says it has developed a comprehensive skin care solution in the away-from-home washroom category with its new ProRx Industrial Skin Care System. Designed for manufacturing facilities, automotive shops and maintenance or housekeeping areas, it claims the system allows for the highest number of hand washes – up to 3,333 per refill – and the adjustable portion control helps provide a superior hand washing experience, at a lower cost-per-use. According to RCP, the program was designed around three pillars of health – personal, economic and environmental.    RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
June 17, 2011 - Capital Safety has released the i-Safe 3.0 Intelligent Safety System, an upgrade to the existing i-Safe 2.0 system, which was launched in 2006. System upgrades include: four software options that allow the user to decide if they want Capital Safety to host their data or if they want to manage the data themselves; a list of standard and customized end-user prompted inspection checklists to ensure more consistent inspections; management reports; and inspection scheduling and trigger alerts. All of this adds up to a more user-friendly system that offers more consistent safety compliance and the benefits of mitigating active and future risks, says Capital Safety. CAPITAL SAFETY
April 15, 2011 Codet's Big Bill brand, a manufacturer of work wear for the oil, gas, petrochemical, electrical utility, power generation, mining and industrial markets, has partnered with Polartec to produce a full layering system of high performance garments using Polartec’s flame resistant (FR) fabric technology. This layering system includes baselayer shirts made using Power Dry FR–which it claims to be the industry's best moisture-managing next-to-skin fabric; midlayer jackets and hoodies use “highly breathable and lightweight” Thermal FR insulation; and outerwear and weather protection garments use Wind Pro FR.
April 6, 2011 Oberon has developed a coverall (style #CCN) for Electrical and Instrumentation workers, which it says features a new design that has reduced the potential of the worker's coverall features from further contributing to an E/I worker injury in the event of an electrical accident. The coverall has CSA Z96 day/night high visibility stripping, non-conductive zippers and snaps, leg zippers with safety gusset and improved sizing and neck opening for full body coverage, among other features. It is available in 10 different fabric options.
February 14, 2011ESPS (Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc.) CEO and senior management consultant, Terry Becker, P.Eng., announced the launch of a web-based Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS) for the electrical worker based on the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety standard for electric arc flash and shock qualification training. The training system allows electrical workers to identify and quantify the arc flash and shock hazards and help to establish preventive and protective control measures that can be used to mitigate arc flash and shock risk exposure. The training system features interactive and adult learning methods with full narration using scenarios in a unique 3-D Virtual Electrical Workplace classroom.Survivor testimonials and a printable resource toolbox with supporting documentation are value-added features. Individual Module knowledge checks and a final assessment requiring 100% passing grade allow for a Certificate of Completion to be awarded. The ESTS course content is SCORM-compliant allowing it to be embedded into a client’s Learning Management System (LMS) or deployed on a reseller's website. The ESTS can also be customized with an optional Module outlining a company’s Electrical Safety Program requirements.ESPS ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING SYSTEMELECTRICAL SAFETY PROGRAM SOLUTIONS INC.
Arc Flash: Live To Tell has recently been translated and is now available in both English and French. Produced by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, the program covers safety documentation and regulations, qualified versus unqualified persons, job planning and hazard analysis, lockout/tagout procedures and proper ppe application, and more. It is available through Electrolab Training Systems in DVD format (English only) or an as online course in both French and English.
February 07, 2011Brady debuted its new eLearning training program: a series of web-based training courses on workplace safety and productivity. Brady launched the eLearning platform with two training modules: a lockout/tagout (LOTO) compliance program and a visual workplace program ($29.95 US per course). Brady’s eLearning courses include interactive features, such as real-life application situations and on-the-spot quizzes. With graphics, flash animation and photographs from actual facilities, the courses provide tangible examples that participants can relate to in their existing job responsibilities.BRADY ELEARNING
Brady Corporation has published an updated 2011 Canadian product catalogue, which contains 16 pages of new products and updated pricing. Those interested in receiving a free print copy can contact Brady Canada at 800-263-6179 or request it online HERE. In addition to the Canadian catalog, Brady has also published its new S-30 Safety, Facility and Equipment Identification Catalogue, a 249-page U.S. product catalogue which features new product information, compliance updates and pricing on its line of safety, facility and equipment identification solutions. Available in print and digital versions, the 2011 catalogue also highlights new products in categories including: lean manufacturing; maintenance and reliability; arc flash; hazard communication; lockout/tagout; fall prevention; spill containment; voice and data communications; exit routes; and pipe marking. Check out the interactive version of it HERE. BRADY CORPORATION
Electrolab Training Systems offers the “Electrical Safety: What Everyone Should Know”; this DVD program covers what electricity is and how it works, terminology, as well as the effects of electricity on the body. The DVD also discusses how to work safely with electricity, and specifically discusses ground fault protection, circuit loading, care of power and extension cords, wet locations and recognizing current-carrying conductors. The DVD is produced by CLMI Safety Training.ELECTROLAB TRAINING SYSTEMS

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