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
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.
Fluke Corp.’s CLKTO 3-in. infrared window is designed to facilitate IR and visual inspections of indoor switchgear and electrical installations. It incorporates a clear, impact-resistant viewing pane that complies fully with IEEE and ANSI requirements for indoor switchgear rated at up to 72kV. With Quadraband optics, this pane allows visual inspection of electrical equipment even with the cover closed. (The twist-off magnetic cover is impact-resistant to ANSI requirements.) Quadraband multispectral optics allows inspection with any thermal imaging camera. (For outdoor applications, Fluke offers the CLKT C-Range, certified by UL and CSA for type 3/12 environments in Canada.)FLUKE ELECTRONICS CANADA
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

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