Safety Equipment and Apparel
Published: May 2011
1 Ladder Pad > Rick Steven’s nonskid LadderWrap prevents slippage and protects the surface it leans against. Made of silicon with a black nylon strap and buckle, it attaches to the top of any ladder. The adjustable strap, which runs all the way through the silicon so that it cannot be separated, allows the LadderWrap system to fit a wide variety of ladder types, and it can be used indoors or outdoors. It can also be used as a knee pad.
2 Ear Muffs > Elvex’s QuickSnap ear muffs for attachment to safety helmets have a choice of NRR levels: 24, 25, 27 and 28 dB. The universal blade fits most slotted safety caps and can be attached to nonslotted safety caps. They also integrate with a variety of face shields.
3 Eyewash Station > SAS safety’s portable eyewash station protects employees and guards against personal injury claims. It holds up to 14 gallons of potable water (which must be changed every 90 days) and comes with water preservative. It does not require plumbing, has a 15-minute flow time, measures 25-in.-by-9½-in.-by-11½-in. and is portable.
4 Clothing > DRIFIRE’s flame-resistant quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt with ribbed cuffs provides extra insulation in cooler climates. It can be worn alone or as part of layering system for increased protection and warmth. It has antimicrobial protection to resist odor and is moisture-wicking and fast-drying.
5 Fall Restrictor > Bashlin’s Pole Lariat is a lightweight, portable, temporary anchor that allows a lineworker to climb and maneuver safely. It works with the user’s own belt and pole strap and weighs less than 3 lbs. It has only one point of adjustment, field-replaceable components and is easy to use when wearing lineman’s gloves and protectors.
6 Boots > Red Wing Shoes’ steel-toed Chukka boots come in smoke traction leather and have a Texon with SD foam insole. They come in sizes 9B to 14EEE.
7 Eyewear > Gateway Safety’s StarLite MAG safety eyewear is available in five diopter strengths: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0. Bifocal safety eyewear allows workers needing extra magnification to clearly read instrumentation and documents, work with small parts, or perform other close-at-hand tasks without having to switch between regular safety glasses and reading glasses. They are comfortable and have all-around impact-protection.
8 Personal Protective Equipment Kit > A+ Electrical Safety Equipment’s 8 cal/cm2 PPE jacket kit comes with Blue Class 0 gloves size 9 and a garment size large. It also comes with glove bag and protectors, face shield, hard hat and bracket, safety glasses and storage bag.
9 Pole Strap > Capital Safety’s fall-restricting DBI-SALA Cynch-Lok pole strap offers lineworkers easy adjustment while climbing. It is lightweight and durable and has strap-interchangability, ergonomic strap ends, an abrasion-resistance sleeve and DBI-SALA’s I-Safe identification tags.
10 Fall Limiter > Miller Fall Protection’s Miller Turbo TBAK personal fall limiter (PFL) is a self-retracting lifeline designed to tie back anywhere along the lifeline for mobility and convenience. It features an all-in-one design that incorporates a web retractable with 7.5-ft. working capacity and anchorage connector. Two T-BAK PFLs adapt to the Twin Turbo harness back D-ring connector for continuous, 100 percent tie-off fall protection. It has a Miller 5K locking snap hook for tieback use and provides 5,000 lbs. gate-load capacity from any angle.
11 Gloves > Klein Tools’ journeyman framer gloves have a fingerless design on the thumb, index and middle finger for increased sensitivity for handling wire connectors, screws, nails and small parts. The DURA-FIT synthetic leather palm offers comfort and durability. Nonslip rubberized Zeus Clarino finger grippers improve grip and control; Lycra panels between fingers add comfort and ventilation. The Neoprene cuffs can be adjusted with the thermal plastic rubber cuff strap with a hook-and-loop closure.
12 Eyewear > Liberty Glove and Safety’s Catalyst safety glasses have blue mirrored lens with black frames. The temples are lightweight adjustable nylon. They are also available with clear, gray, gold mirrored, silver mirrored and indoor/outdoor mirrored lenses.
13 Clothing > Codet Big Bill/Polartec’s flame-resistant (FR) layering solutions include baselayer shirts made using Polartec Power Dry FR fabric. Midlayer jackets and hoodies are made with lightweight Polartec Thermal FR insulation. Big Bill Active FR outerwear and weather-protection garments are made with Polartec Wind Pro FR and Polartec Power Shield FR.
14 Ladder Extension > Safe T Climb’s extra-reach parapet wall extension legs for its ladder antifall devices accommodate walls up to 16 in. wide for increased stability and safety. They are available in reaches of 8 to 10½ in., 10 to 12½ in., 12 to 14½ in. and 14 to 16½ in.
15 Boot > Timberland’s TM88116 women’s steel toe work boot is electrical-hazard rated and has a waterproof full grain leather upper, Goodyear welt cast-bond construction for a mechanical and chemical bond, and Titan alloy toe cap. It features an antifatigue conical polyurethane midsole, contoured single-density open-cell polyurethane footbed, moisture management antibacterial eco bamboo collar, and mesh lining with Agion antimicrobial treatment.
16 Defogger > Nanofilm’s Clarity DeFog It antifog solution is available as a liquid or towelettes to stop fog on glasses, goggles, safety glasses, shooting glasses, faceshields and other optics. It is safe and effective on all lens types and coatings, including antireflective lenses. A single application of the one-step cleaner and antifog treatment, which goes on clear with no haze, lasts all day.
17 Welding Apparel > Lincoln Electric’s Red Line welding apparel line includes five types of welding gloves: premium leather MIG/stick, traditional MIG/stick, leather TIG, heat-resistant, and full leather steel worker gloves. Four jacket options offer flame-retardant cloth panels to keep the welder cool as well as heavy-duty leather panels in high spatter exposure, high wear areas. Customers can choose from cloth, heavy-duty leather or hybrid cloth/ leather jackets. Four styles of indoor safety glasses and four for outdoor applications have a choice of clear, shaded and mirrored lenses.