Safety Equipment and Apparel
Published: May 2012
1 Beacons > E2S’s BEx explosion-proof beacons and MB Series marine beacons can be specified with an array of high intensity LEDs, which lets users specifiy nine modes of operation. The protective dome color matches the wavelength of the relevant LED light source: amber, red, blue, green and clear. The devices provide three remotely selectable visual alarm stages. In addition to the stand-alone beacon, they are available combined with a 112 dB(A) sounder in a single housing.
2 Bundle Lifter > Diversified Products’ bundle lifter enables line workers to maintaining a yoke plate in an upright position, rather than having to straighten it up using hot sticks while reconnecting the plate to an insulator string. It is constructed of high-strength steel and 10-ft. clear span fiberglass. It weighs 125 lbs., has a load capacity of 3,500 lbs. and is rated to 240 kV.
3 Ladder Caddy > U-TECK’s Rung Runner ladder caddy has a universal tether that enables users to carry ladders of any type and size, including large extension ladders with solid rails. It offsets nearly 90 percent of the ladder’s weight, reducing worker fatigue and helping prevent injuries. It has a durable framework constructed of lightweight polymer and stainless steel.
4 Safety Light Curtain > Automation Systems Interconnect Inc.’s Type 4 finger safety light curtains have a maximum operating distance of 6 m, controlled heights from 150 to 1,800 mm and a 14 mm resolution. The SG4-Finger series has a 32-mm-by-37-mm profile with selectable EDM and manual/automatic restart.
5 Arc Flash Suit > A+ Electrical Safety Equipment’s ArcGuard Revolite durable, lightweight 10.7-oz. multilayer triblend arc flash suit is designed to be worn over daily wear and provide protection for hazard risk category (HRC) 4. It is inherently flame-resistant with FR hook-and-loop closures and knit wrists. It has adjustable drawstring with cord locks for a custom fit and a heavy-duty suspender system with quick release for easy on/off. The hood, which can be laundered, has an anti-fog removable faceshield with a visual light transmittance of up to 50 percent.
6 Voltage Detector > HD Electric Co.’s V-Watch personal voltage detector is worn on the outside of clothing at mid-torso to detect and alert the user to the presence of electrical fields or energized electrical equipment. Audible and visible alarms increase in frequency the closer the user gets to energized equipment. Typical warning distance is about 7 ft. from a 4 kV AC conductor.
7 Glasses > Greenlee of Textron Inc.’s eight styles of indoor and outdoor ANSI-compliant eyewear offers maximum protection and view for trade professionals. Varieties block out sunshine, enhance light on overcast days or offer bifocal lenses.
8 Tool Lanyard > Capital Safety’s DBI-SALA Tool Lanyards connect tools to tool belt or harnesses. Models can hold a variety of tools from 15 lbs. or 30 lbs. They extend to 50 in. and retract to 34 in. and feature stainless-steel hooks and/or choker-style connectors.
9 Mask > Gateway Safety’s PeakFit respirator is a NIOSH-approved N95 air-purifying respirator. It has a large, contoured shape with ample coverage area. Dual adjustable cloth head straps help wearers customize the fit without metal staples. The molded, cushioned nose bridge fits most faces. It comes in three versions: original PeakFit (filtration against aerosols free of oils below permissible exposure limit [PEL]); PeakFit OV (additional filtration against aerosols free of organic vapors below PEL); and PeakFit AG (additional filtration against aerosols free of organic vapors and acid gases below PEL).
10 Lifeline > Miller Fall Protection’s ShockFusion horizontal lifeline system minimizes deflection while effectively managing system forces to maintain a safe connection. It adapts to a variety of roof structures and can be used for installation and maintenance of satellite dishes and other communication systems as well as roof inspection and maintenance and air conditioning, ventilation fan and solar panel maintenance. The nontipover design absorbs energy.