Magazine article Occupational Hazards

New Protection for Workers

Magazine article Occupational Hazards

New Protection for Workers

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FOR THE WHOLE PERSON

Look for garments from ISEA members that meet ANSI/ISEA 101-1996 (R2008) --American National Standard for Limited-Use and Disposable Coveralls--Size and Labeling Requirements, or ANSI/ ISEA 107-2004--American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear, or ANSI/ISEA 207-2008--American National Standard for High Visibility Public Safety Vests ...

From Ansell (800-800-0444 or www.ansellpro.com) comes The Online Safety Community (www.safetycommunity.com), a free social network where safety professionals can meet, share ideas and work together to pioneer new ways of making workplaces safer and more productive. The community is for anyone for whom workplace safety is a profession or passion, the company said.

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From Ergodyne (800-225-8238 or www.ergodyne.com) is an expansion of its GloWear, line of high-visibility apparel, including several foul-weather gear jackets, high-visibility accessories and a public safety vest. They include the 8350 Class 2 Wind Jacket, 8360 Class 3 Work Jacket, and 8385 Class 3 4-in-1 X-back Jacket.

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From Hagemeyer (843-745-1845 or www.hagemeyerna.com) is its 2008-2009 Safety Products catalog. The full-color, 652-page catalog features safety, industrial hygiene, and firefighting products from Hagemeyer's supplier partners in the safety market, the company said, adding that it includes products for the industrial, governmental and industrial hygiene communities.

From Klein Tools (800-553-4676 or www.kleintools.com) is a new line of 10 flashlights with advanced technology LEDs that provide superior light. For illumination in a variety of work environments, the flashlights are made of nearly indestructible polymers for years of service, the company said.

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From MCR Safety (800-955-6887 or www.mcrsafety.com) are:

* A strategic alliance with HexArmor[R], the maker of high-performance, cut-, abrasion-and needle-resistant personal protective equipment (PPE). The alliance will allow HexArmor and MCR to collaborate on product development, manufacturing, supply-chain efficiencies and distribution, the company said.

* An expanded West Coast operation out of a new 54,000-square-foot distribution center in Fontana, Calif. The new facility services nine surrounding states with overnight or second-day delivery, the company said.

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From Scott Health and Safety (800-247-7257 or www.scotthealthandsafety. com) is the Eagle Imager 320--a rugged, technologically advanced, feature-rich thermal imaging camera ideal for firefighter search-and-rescue applications, and as a valuable infrared detector for law enforcement, security, hazmat and industrial applications.

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AGAINST FALLS

Look for fall protection from ISEA members that meets ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007, Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components; ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007, Safety Requirements for Positioning and Travel Restraint Systems, and ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007, Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Systems and Components ...

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From the Miller Division of Sperian Protection (800-873-5242 or www.millerfallprotection.com) is the Miller Twin Turbo[TM] Fall Protection System, incorporating an innovative mounting bracket design with two TurboLite Personal Fall Limiters (PFLs) for 100-percent tie-off. The system reconfigures with two 6-foot TurboLite PFLs with a Twin Turbo mounting bracket for easy attachment to the back D-ring of the harness, Miller said.

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FOR THE HEAD, FACE AND EYES

Look for products from ISEA members that are marked and certified to the following standards: ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2003--American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, ANSI Z358. …

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