Product Focus: Safety Equipment and Attire
Twenty-foot self retracting lifeline
The latest Protecta Rebel cable SRL retains all the benefits of a Rebel in a lightweight 20-foot version, ideal for commercial and residential construction and refinery maintenance. With compact, durable thermoplastic housing—stackable on work surfaces—and an ergonomic carrying handle, it’s easy to transport, set up and store this lightweight SRL. The new SRL expands the Rebel cable line to include lengths from 20 feet to 100 feet. Additionally, the side cable exit design enables smooth operation and reduces cable wear.
Fiberglass extension ladders
The Compact Three-Piece Fiberglass Extension Ladder series was developed specifically with professionals in mind. The three-piece design lets extension ladders work around tight corners, into elevators and through narrow stairwells. The new Compact Extension Ladder, which comes in five sizes between 16 to 32 feet, delivers tangible benefits without compromising the quality, safety and reach of a traditional two-piece extension ladder. The compact ladders were developed specifically for contracting, telecommunications, electrical and mechanical professionals where the maneuverability and transportation of ladders is extremely important. The compact design provides an ideal solution for transporting ladders both inside full size vans and on top of compact vans. They are also convenient for urban contractors who need to secure equipment and materials inside their vehicles.
Serpent safety helmet
Sleek shell design provides attractive style while offering durable protection. High-density polyethylene is incredibly light. Eight-point, six-strap nylon suspension is comfortable and provides exceptional impact absorption. Soft, cushioned brow pad also helps to absorb moisture. Available with an adjustable rotating ratchet suspension. Independently tested to meet the voluntary ANSI Z89.1-2009 standards for high visibility (hi-viz shell colors only), lower temperature, and reverse donning.
Bosch Power Tools
Bosch Power Tools is heating up job sites this fall with the launch of the company’s first 12V Max heated jacket and battery holster/controller USB power backup. The jacket is water and wind resistant for maximum warmth and flexibility, while also offering a convenient built-in battery backup power source to keep USB-compatible cell phones and other important electronics charged and ready to go. This product also features three quick warming core heat zones that start warming in a matter of minutes and provide up to six hours of heated runtime on low heat level. A three-level heat controller button on the jacket’s chest lights up in red, green and blue to denote heat levels of high, medium and low.
Dust level sensing unit
Oneida Air Systems Inc.
The Oneida Dust Sentry with adjustable infrared-sensing technology has a strobe light to alert the operator when the dust reaches a preset level, indicating when it’s time to empty the container. The operator will not have to unpack a filter full of chips again because someone forgot to empty the dust drum.