Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:22
Devisys Heel Stop’s North American distributor Geroline Inc. says this product “fills a critical void” in the market because of its many beneficial features that do not currently exist in available anti-slip products. The Intrinsic Devisys Heel Stop is easy to put on and take off and covers the most important part of the foot — the heel. The heel is where the most dangerous slips and falls originate, Geroline said. The Intrinsic Devisys Heel Stop also offers convenience for the user as it does not have to be taken off when either driving or climbing ladders. The product is made of industrial quality TR Rubber compound that remains flexible even in extreme cold temperatures, and long-lasting tungsten carbide studs for spark resistance, the company said. This product comes in small, medium, large, extra large and double extra large sizes. Extension straps are available for those with larger feet.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:30
Honeywell Safety Products new special version of the Howard Leight Impact Sport MIL sound amplification earmuff, provides passive hearing protection from firearms and other hazardous noise with enhanced situational awareness. On the range and in the field, personal hearing protection from firearms and other hazardous noises must be balanced with one’s ability to hear range commands and maintain full situational awareness. Through sound management technologies, the Howard Leight Impact Sport MIL enables wearers to safely protect themselves from a wide range of noise and to stay connected with their environment without compromising their target performance. Impact Sport employs built-in directional microphones that amplify range commands and other ambient sounds up to a safe 82 dBA, providing more natural listening and enhancing communication. When ambient sound is above 82 dBA, the listening circuit automatically compresses the ambient sound down to a safe listening level.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:29
Electrolab's new DVD, Hearing conservation: Noise under control, will help you understand the long-term importance of proper hearing protection, the company said. Often, hearing loss happens gradually and by the time it's diagnosed, it's too late to turn back the clock. With all of the noise that associated with the machinery and technology surrounding workers every day, it is critical to be alert to hazardous noise. This DVD discusses how to recognize high noise hazards, identify actions to take for preventing hearing loss and the importance of wearing proper hearing protection. The DVD depicts two different individuals whose quality of life was severely affected because of a devastating loss of hearing and stresses the point that people's choices today can have everlasting effect on their future. Hearing conservation: Noise under control is produced by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. To arrange a free preview call 1-800-267-7482 or visit www.electrolab.ca.
Published in Training Products
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:27
The Alaska RF001 boots from U.K.-based Rock Fall Ltd. features rubber outsoles able to withstand temperatures down to –40°c. It uses 3M Thinsulate B600 Insulation Thermal Lining, a material commonly used by outdoor workers. Alaska RF001 consists of a “Fursulate” lining, creating warmth and comfort, while the breathable mid-lining ensures maximum moisture wicking properties, the company said. The protective composite toecap and midsole enhance the thermal and safety properties of this boot. Because of these features, the boot offers huge benefits to individuals working in construction in cold climates, offshore settings, cold storage and other hazardous, low temperature environments. The Alaska Boot surpasses the EN ISO 20345:2004 S3 CI European Safety Standards, the company said. Developed with the wearer and their cold working environments in mind, the Alaska RF001’s upper material is made of anti-cracking full grain leather and an SRC Slip Resistant Rating. It features a composite toe-cap and anti penetration composite internal midsole, the company said.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:44
Proper selection of safety gloves is the result of a process that takes into consideration many criteria — from level of protection and durability to hand shape and breathability. Yet, while the process seems complicated, the goal is straightforward: to provide the worker with gloves that combine functionality with as much protection as possible.
Published in PPE Stories
Friday, 19 February 2010 13:13
Dentec Safety Specialists introduces the Tri-Grip pre-molded earplugs from Tasco. The Tri-Grip has a unique triangular stem that assures better control when workers insert the plug into their ear canal, providing better fit, according to the company. The Tri-Grip has a 27decibels noise reduction rating when a higher protection is required. Its spherically curved flange design gives it the most comfortable fit among reusable plugs, Dentec says. Unlike foam plugs, it needs no rolling to insert and it can be washed for better hygiene. The Tri-Grip conforms to the oval shape of the ear canal for greater comfort.
Thursday, 10 September 2009 15:36
UniTech Services Group’s MAXAIR Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) provides superior respiratory protection anywhere workers may be exposed to heat stress or contaminated air, the company said. Its proprietary design provides complete protection from airborne particulates and splashes. UniTech is the exclusive authorized nuclear industry distributor of the NIOSH-approved powered air-purifying respirator. MAXAIR system features a helmet, disposable HE filter, filter cover, and choice of disposable cuff or shroud. LED visual safety indicators display real-time information on remaining battery life and airflow. Compared to traditional PAPRs, MAXAIR is 33 per cent lighter, making it more comfortable to wear for longer periods. Its patented hose-free design allows for increased freedom of movement and prevents workers from getting caught or snagged on objects in the work area.
Monday, 04 May 2009 16:13
Gateway Safety’s Venom line of face protection products has a contemporary design at a price range that fits any budget, the company says. Venom Visors and the Venom Headgear unit are available separately or as a combo-pak, and are all ANSI Z87.1+ certified and CSA Z94.3 certified by Underwriters Laboratories. Venom Visors are made of a .060-inch thick polycarbonate material that’s been molded into a “fang” shape for complete facial coverage. Venom Visors are available in clear, clear anti-fog, and gray, as well as 3.0 and 5.0 IR filter shades for excellent protection when cutting, brazing, or gas welding. The Venom Headgear unit has an extra-soft brow pad and nape strap, and features a three-part comfort adjustment system to ensure that visors will stay in place when raised.
Monday, 04 May 2009 16:11
Sperian Protection has added two new lens tints to its popular Uvex Protégé XC line, a safety eyewear product that combines sports styling with lightweight comfort and a flexible design, the company says. In addition to the current offerings of clear, gray and SCT-Reflect 50 mirrored lens tints, Uvex Protégé XC is now offered with an amber lens tint, which provides enhanced contrast in lower light applications, such as working outdoors at dusk or in fog, and an SCT-Blue lens tint, specifically designed for use in areas with high levels of yellow or sodium vapor lighting, such as in the semi-conductor industry. Uvex Protégé proprietary Floating Lens design offers increased flexibility and fit with a secure wrap-around brow, while the expanded comfort and adjustability features include a soft cushioned nose bridge, flexible browbar, padded temple tips and an ultra-lightweight package of less than one ounce with a lifetime frame guarantee, Sperian says. Performance features include a wide range of lens tints, the highest available impact protection, complying with ANSI Z87+ (High Impact), CSA Z94.3, and Military V0 ballistic tests for impact (7x greater than ANSI), as well as durable long-lasting UvextraTM anti-fog and Hardcoat anti-scratch coatings.
Monday, 04 May 2009 16:08
Protective apparel provider Kappler announces the new Frontline 300, which combines chemical and flash-fire protection in a multi-use, single-exposure garment. This innovative garment is ideal for petrochemical line break situations, and was developed with detailed input from petrochemical safety officers, the company says. The result is a single-fabric solution for combined chemical/flash-fire protection, with an ensemble garment design that provides great versatility. Incorporating comparable protection to Kappler’s Zytron 300 chemical apparel, Frontline 300 provides excellent holdout for the most common hazards found in petrochemical industries. Kappler claims the new Frontline apparel also offers radiant heat protection that is far superior to other chemical/flash garments. This is a tremendous advantage to workers who can be exposed to temperatures reaching 1,900 degrees F (1,038 C) during a chemical flash-fire incident. Frontline 300 features an ensemble of hood, jacket and bib pants, which has proven to be the most versatile garment during line break and similar applications.
Published in Hygiene Products