The first step in developing a safer work environment, says Ideal—especially for employees working on or near energized electrical equipment—is a complete set of lockout/tagout (LOTO) solutions. To help, Ideal offers a plant facility lockout/tagout kit that keeps all necessary devices in one place. Housed in a red polypropylene plastic toolbox, the kit contains lockouts for 277/480/600V breakers, plugs, valves, wall switches, and multi-pole breakers; fuse blockouts, safety hasps, and multiple “Do Not Operate” lockout tags. The toolbox resists oil and chemicals.IDEAL INDUSTRIES
Norguard Industries says its new line of ergonomic fall arrest harnesses, Octoguard, comes with “superior ergonomic shoulder and legs pads, adding comfort and better energy absorption”. The harnesses have integrated kwik-connect buckles, combination buckles for easy adjustment, a lanyard keeper and oversized D-ring, all “while keeping the overall weight impressively light”. Available is the Group-A fall arrest harness with back D-ring, as well as the Group-ADELP (which includes a back D-ring, side D-rings for positioning, shoulder D-rings for limited access, front D-ring for ladder climbing and dorsal D-ring for control descent). The harnesses are available in jet black webbing with high-visibility green stitching.NORGUARD INDUSTRIES INC.
Capital Safety offers a new fall-restricting pole strap. Cynch-Lok was engineered to be the “most user-friendly device of its kind, offering pole workers effortless adjustment while climbing”. The design cinches around a pole to limit fall distances, providing linemen a simple fall-restricting system for a variety of wood poles. Other features include strap interchangeability, ergonomic strap ends, an abrasion-resistance sleeve and DBI-Sala’s I-Safe identification tags. Cynch-Lok meets CSA Z259.14 for type A straps, and its gated connectors are ANSI Z359 approved.CAPITAL SAFETY
August 10, 2010 - Capital Safety – a manufacturer of fall protection, confined space and rescue equipment – expanded its line of Sealed-Blok self-retracting lines (SRL) with the DBI-SALA 50-Foot Sealed-Blok SRL. The new SRL is designed to “withstand the harshest operating environments” and “industry-first features” such as the optional RSQ dual-mode rescue capability, FAST-Line field replaceable lifeline, 420-pound weight capacity, and IP68 certification, says Capital Safety.
DBI-Sala, a Capital Safety brand, says its Saflok pole anchor system allows linemen to free-climb poles with 100% fall protection. It enables workers to climb into position around common pole obstructions, such as multiple conductors, equipment, vines and foliage. After connecting the installation/removal tool to a standard hot stick pole, the tool is inserted into the end of the anchor tube. The worker raises the tube to a secure anchorage at or near the top of the utility pole and attaches the rope-grab with integrated shock-absorbing lanyard to the dorsal D-ring on his harness, then climbs into position around virtually any obstruction. The basic system comes in a kit that contains an anchor tube, 24.4-m dielectric rope lifeline, installation/removal tool, carabiner and rope grab with integrated shock-absorbing lanyard (all stored in a weatherproof bag).CAPITAL SAFETY
Ansell’s HyFlex 11-510 gloves feature a patented design with nylon and DuPont Kevlar zonal plaiting on the palm and back of the hand to protect workers against abrasion. They provide ANSI Level 2 cut protection, with a proprietary black foam nitrile coating for longer wear and surer grip in light oil and dry applications. HyFlex 11-511 gloves, meantime, include Intercept Technology in the liner to provide ANSI Level 4 cut protection, along with comfort and durability. Developed by Ansell and DuPont, Intercept Technology is a yarn incorporating Kevlar stretch armour technology. 11-511 gloves are lightweight and offer the added protection of an extended cuff in the wrist area. They also provide tactility and grip in light oil and dry applications.ANSELL HYFLEX
Stablebase has developed a patented line of ladder stabilizer products, saying they are compact, easy to use and adaptable to all site conditions. By increasing the ladder’s base from 17 in. to 60 in., Stablebase’s extension ladder stabilizer promises to reduce the ladder’s tendency to slip or tip, and improve safety in all environments.STABLEBASE USA
Met at APPrO 2009... CBS ArcSafe has developed a remote racking system for 600V through 38kV circuit breakers, and related draw-out electrical equipment. In addition, the company developed remote switching actuators that allow service personnel to charge, close and/or trip manually operated electrical devices (600V through 38kV). These products enhance safety by allowing service personnel to stand outside of the arc flash boundary, and are integral to CSA Z462 guidelines for arc flash safety.CBS ARCSAFE
January 23, 2010 - From Dynamic Safety comes a line of safety footwear without any metal inside: the Zero-Metal boot line.
Dyna-Spike footwear from Dynamic Safety is designed with ‘Vibram’ soles that provide you with “aggressive ice-gripper, sharp metal spikes for extreme outdoor conditions” as well as ice-grabber metal spikes for better stability and adherence on icy surfaces. Each pair has a street cap for times when the spikes are not required.DYNAMIC SAFETY
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