Safety Equipment and Apparel
Published: May 2010
1 Face Shield > Salisbury by Honeywell’s AS1200HAT weight-balancing arc flash protection face shield has an ATPV rating of 12 cal/cm2 and includes ventilation ribs that allow a natural convection air flow through the top of the face shield, which reduces fogging of the visor, lowers CO2 levels and improves comfort.
2 Vest > Duluth Trading Co.’s lightweight work vest is made of highly breathable flexible poly mesh on the back and along the side panels. It has multiple interior and exterior pockets that securely hold the wearer’s items. The mesh is dyed to match the rest of the vest, for a “client appropriate” look. The 70 percent cotton/30 percent nylon fabric is light and durable.
3 Eyewear > Gateway Safety’s Scorpion SM safety eyewear (top) is designed for people with narrow faces. Adjustable-length, four-position ratcheting temples provide a custom fit. A soft fingertip nosepiece helps minimize slipping, while a venting system between the frame and lens helps minimize fogging. Lens options include clear, gray, clear anti-fog, clear in/out mirror, and silver mirror. Wheelz safety eyewear (bottom) is available with an optional foam edge that absorbs perspiration.
4 Earmuffs > NoiseBuster’s active noise reduction safety earmuffs reduce the low-frequency noise generated by engines, generators, blowers, vacuums, fans and pumps. It has soft, pliable ear cushions and an adjustable comfort headband. It has an audio input jack and, where permitted, can be used with a portable audio player for listening at a safer, less-amplified level; an audio cable is provided. Over-the-head, behind-the-head and hard hat cap-mounted configurations are available.
5 Gloves > Saf-T-Gard International Inc.’s Voltgard leather protector gloves, VLP-100 and VLP-300, are available for low- and high-voltage situations. Series 100 protectors are made of gold-colored grain goatskin. Series 300 protectors are made of beige grain cowhide and have been treated to be water-repellent—the first such protector in the market. Styles 11–in. in length and longer also feature high-visibility cuffs, for maximum conspicuousness.
6 Boots > Timberland PRO Endurance PR boots have a polyurethane midsole that uses molded, inverted cone shapes that increase the midsole’s ability to support, collapse and return when pressure is applied, delivering better shock attenuation and higher energy return to reduce fatigue. They have a steel puncture plate for protection, a rubber cupsole for durability and traction, and rubber in the toe for abrasion resistance. They have antimicrobial lining, a mesh collar, a contoured OrthoLite footbed and a fiberglass midfoot shank.
7 Fall Protection/Tool Belt > Duckbill LLC’s heavy-duty MobilityMax platform integrates fall protection compliance with a tool belt. It has more than 150 rugged, interchangeable, lightweight tool-carrying modules. The MaxCon module docking technology allows any combination of more than 150 complex or standard tool-carrying modules, both small and large, to be docked on or off and exchanged or repositioned anywhere on the harness. The tool belt portion of the rig can be disconnected from the fall protection harness and worn as a stand-alone tool belt.
8 Work Jeans > Diamond Gusset’s carpenter jeans have a diamond-shaped piece of material sewn into the crotch of the jean. This allows stress to be redistributed, allowing greater freedom of movement, comfort and strength. It has a hammer loop and a number of pockets.
9 Ice Cleat > Jordan David Spare Spike ice cleat is a 4-oz., compact ice and snow walking device that fits over all types of shoes and boots. It has an extra replacement cleat that travels with the user. It has 16 carbonized steel studs for traction, a dual rear pull-tab for easy on and off and an aggressively treaded sole. The Trim Line feature allows the user to remove the heel portion if required.
10 Anti-Fall Device > Safe T Climb Inc.’s extension ladder anti-fall device prevents ladders from becoming displaced while climbing or when left unattended. It weighs 9 lbs. and can be attached to the ladder at the roof line in less than 30 seconds. It prevents lateral movement or kick-out when accessing a building or climbing below grade. It has a built-in extension ladder angle verification device.
11 Eyewear Retainer > Chums’ Kevlar Original Retainer (top) fits most standard safety glass temples, meets NFPA 70E requirements, is resistant to sparks and welding spatter, and will not ignite or smolder. The Orbiter Retainer (bottom) has an ultralight stainless cable available in black, royal and clear. The universal temple design fits large and small frames and low-profile flat temples eliminate pressure points.
12 Gloves > 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 against abrasion and to ensure durability. The patented knitted variable stitch design releases tension in high stress zones. Padded cuffs offer added comfort and protection with a soft feel and sweat absorption inside around the wrist area. They are silicone- and latex-free.