In Focus – PPE
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YakTrax user-friendly, cleatless traction devices for shoes are made of a stretchy material that is easy to put on and take off and conforms to the length and width of nearly all types of shoes and boots. The hand-wound, abrasion-resistant coils provide 360 degrees of traction on ice and snow. YakTrax are made for everyone, from children and the elderly to runners, walkers, workers or anyone who faces winter elements.
Andax Industries, St. Mary’s, Kan.
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Lightweight, seamless gloves from American Safety Vest are knit in acrylic yarns. The gloves increase visibility for crossing guards, police, highway crews, airfield workers, joggers, outdoorsmen, event and parking personnel and others who need to be seen. One size fits all.
American Safety Vest, East Providence, R.I.
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Designed primarily for firefighters, the new Handi Klip uses a ball and socket joint that holds up to the brief flash temperatures of a fire and features oversized jaws to fit even the largest gloves. When a safety breakaway is not needed, Handi Klip provides an alternative.
Glove Guard, Highlands, Texas
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Emergency equipment line
H.L. Bouton’s new line of emergency equipment includes shower and wash units to meet any emergency situation. The product line includes: eye-wash units; eye- and face-wash units; and combination stations, showers and drench hoses. All of these units meet ANSI Z358.1.
H.L. Bouton Co., Wareham, Mass.
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Auto-darkening welding helmet
The Digital Elite Series offers the flexibility of using one helmet for welding, cutting and grinding, allowing the user to quickly switch between four modes — welding, cutting, grinding and X-Mode — while retaining preferences for shade, sensitivity and delay. The X-Mode electromagnetically senses the arc, providing full protection for those instances when there is an arc present but the sensors are obstructed. X-Mode eliminates interference from sunlight and out-of-position welding angles. The helmets are available in standard black as well as a variety of popular designs.
Miller Electric, Appleton, Wis.
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The AirHawk II air mask offers either the Ultra Elite face piece or the new industrial Advantage 4000 face piece. The Advantage 4000 face piece provides adapters for twin-cartridge respirator conversion (using Advantage cartridges) or an RD40 face piece. The AirHawk II air mask now incorporates as standard the same Audi-Larm audible alarm end-of-service time indicator as the fire service FireHawk M7 air mask. Air Hawk II air masks also offer both low-pressure and high-pressure versions.
MSA, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Using three separate layers of protection, Polar-Gard cold-temperature leather gloves keep hands warm and dry in sub-zero temperatures. They have a combination of 3M Thinsulate with a waterproof inner layer that offers protection from cold and moisture. The gloves boast water-repellent suede, a high-visibility yellow-fabric back and a 2½-inch safety cuff. They are available in bright blue or forest green.
Saf-T-Gard International, Northbrook, Ill.
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The Viking PS76 Series suit features Nomex Crusader outer fabric with a heavy-duty Gore RT 7100 moisture barrier and an extra-light thermal layer. A Velcro-attached lining enables simple maintenance and replacement. The jacket has raglan sleeves, pre-bent arms and a contoured storm flap that prevents water penetration. Nomex tube knitting wristlets, a reinforced MIC strap and bellow and radio pockets, as well as a durable drag rescue device, all come standard. Viking PS76 Series turnout pants offer an elastic intake to help evenly distribute weight and conserve energy. A diamond crotch insert provides flexibility and padded knees protect against compression burns. The pants also include low-profile suspender attachments and Arashield cuffs.
Viking Life-Saving Equipment, Miami, Fla.
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The I-MET Metguard provides metatarsal protection that is invisible to the eye. The internal location eliminates potential trip hazards common with many designs. I-Met technology is integrated into the shoe to be more stable, lightweight and flexible. It is incorporated into the Work One High Heat Pot Room boots and (Thorogood) Hellfire Structural/Technical Rescue Fire Fighting boots, and is light enough to be used in Weinbrenner’s Thorogood I-MET Work Hiker. The Metguard flexes with the foot, and cushioning is increased by memory foam padding.
Weinbrenner Shoe Co., Merrill, Wis.
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Model E2 IHP532C metal-detectable disposable earplugs are corded and bright blue in color. Made from soft, hypo-allergenic polyurethane foam, the earplugs’ tapered design provides a secure, comfortable fit that packs a noise-reduction rating of 32. The earplugs are corded to help keep them in place. The highly visible bright blue color and embedded, metal-detectable, small brass ball allow for enhanced visual and automatic detection for safe location and removal if they do fall. The earplugs are packed one pair per sealed polybag and come 200 pairs per dispenser.
Magid Glove & Safety, Chicago, Ill.
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