New Products

April 1, 2008
High-Visibility Suit MCR's new high-visibility lime rain jacket and waist pants offer the latest in rainwear technology. The breathable PU-coated oxford

High-Visibility Suit

MCR's new high-visibility lime rain jacket and waist pants offer the latest in rainwear technology. The breathable PU-coated oxford polyester fabric is trimmed with Reflexite micro-prismatic material to provide maximum comfort and visibility in foul weather conditions. The jacket features an attached hood; a zipper-front closure with a Velcro storm flap; covered zipper slant pockets; Velcro/elastic take-up wrist closures; and double stitched and taped seams. The pants feature a thick, durable elastic waist with a drawstring; two side pockets; a rear zipper pocket with a Velcro storm flap; and expandable zipper ankle gussets. MCR Safety
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Eye Protection

The new Neutron safety glasses from Elvex feature co-injected rubber temples with angle adjustment; an integrated brow guard; a soft rubber nose bridge; polycarbonate lenses that offer 99 percent UV protection; and burgundy-colored temple tips to create a contemporary look. These ANSI Z87-compliant glasses offer both versatility and style and are available in clear, clear anti-fog, indoor/outdoor, gray and silver mirror lenses. Elvex
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Ball and Socket Shields

These versatile universal ball and socket shields are ideal for mills, drills, grinders, band saws, woodworking machines and other equipment. The universal shield places a barrier between employees and flying chips, sparks and coolant. Shields are constructed of impact-resistant, 3/16-inch clear polycarbonate and include holes in the left and right corners so the arm can conveniently be mounted on either side of the machine. The shields feature heavy, universal ball and socket arms to provide simple movement and adjustment; large, polypropylene plastic handles used for positioning and locking; and arms that mount easily to the machine's frame or column. Rockford Systems Inc.
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Foot Protection

The new Timberland Pro Valor series is an innovative line of footwear designed to meet the needs of public safety professionals by offering advanced levels of support, comfort and durability. The Valor series is available in three styles, including boots specifically designed for winter wear, durable boots for wet or dry environments and lightweight styles that provide quick reaction and movement. All styles features contain Timberland's exclusive PreciseFit system, technology that uses footbed inserts to ensure optimal fit. Timberland Pro
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Downflow Workstation

The new DWS downflow workstations from Air Science operate at low noise levels and do not exhaust expensive conditioned or heated air into the atmosphere. The downflow action takes contaminated air away from the operator, and an alarm sounds when the airflow falls to an unacceptable level. The workstations are designed to provide a small, bench-mounted unit with unrestricted access for operations that are difficult to perform in a conventional fume hood. Air Science USA
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Breathable Air System

The Model 50 single-line hose system from Martech provides grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator and works with the existing compressed air supply. The provided 54-inch tool air hose will supply air for a spray gun via the included single-line hose assembly. The four-stage filtration system filters the air, and the on-board carbon monoxide monitor continuously monitors the air quality for compliance with current OSHA standards in a system ideal for painters, blasters and welders. Martech Services Co.
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Safety Video/DVD

ERI's latest release, “Brian's Story: You Can Make A Difference,” explains how and why developing a safety culture that involves all employees is so important. In the video, Jeff Bell receives the phone call that every parent fears: His son Brian has been killed on the job. In this powerful presentation, Bell introduces his son and takes the audience step by step through the events leading to his death. Bell, an experienced safety facilitator for a large paper mill, takes every opportunity to explain what is required to prevent such tragedies. ERI Safety Video
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Dust Collectors

This line of dust collectors features a low-maintenance, safety-first design that places all serviceable components outside the casing to permit inspections and part replacement without requiring human entry inside the unit, which protects workers from exposure to harmful situations. These PAC Sonic Jet dust collectors include a front-loading filter cartridge array that enables one person to perform filter inspection and replacement from outside the unit with no tools by simply sliding the cartridge in and out like a file drawer. The line includes seven different units, ranging in capacity from 12 to 64 filters, and features a modular design that allows the capacity to be quickly expanded or reduced to accommodate changing processing demands. Precision AirConvey
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LED Headlamp

This EOS II headlamp from Princeton Tec emits a bright 50 lumens of light and has a burn time of 60 hours. The sturdy headlamp runs on one Maxbright Rebel LED and produces constant output, is waterproof, has high and low settings and includes an easy-to-use strap for hard hat use. Built with tough tasks in mind, the EOS II's body housing is constructed of durable Xylex for maximum chemical resistance. It operates on three AAA batteries and includes an easy-to-find on/off switch design that is simple to locate and adjust with gloves. Princeton Tec
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Gas Detection Docking Station

The DS2 Docking Station is a fully automated maintenance and management solution for any gas detection program. It recognizes individual instrument serial numbers and performs calibration and bump testing according to specific schedules set by the user. The DS2 features a multilingual display, three status LEDs and an audible alarm. Instrument diagnostics and recordkeeping functions also limit safety hazards and liability concerns for additional peace of mind. Two-way wireless and/or Ethernet connectivity allows DS2s to communicate from remote locations to a central database. Industrial Scientific Corp.
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Rescue Harness

The ExoFit XP rescue harness from Capital Safety combines the comfort of a fall arrest harness with the essential features needed for rope access, positioning and suspension. The harness features connection points on the waist and chest that provide attachments for high- and low-angle rope rescue; a five-inch hip pad with tool rings to provide a convenient method for carrying and accessing equipment while at heights; and a sub-pelvic strap that absorbs forces in the event of a fall. The vest-style harness with removable padding prevents uncomfortable chaffing and rubbing commonly found with crossover styles, while the 3-D mesh lining wicks moisture to keep workers cool. Capital Safety
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Powered Stacker

The versatile, ergonomically designed PowerStak counterbalance stacker from Presto Lifts works with any style pallet or skid and is ideal for servicing racks, loading/unloading trucks and feeding machinery. With a load capacity of 1,100 pounds, a load center of 15 inches and a lift height of 62 inches, the unit has a short but stable wheelbase to maximize maneuverability in tight quarters or on uneven floors and ramps. Presto Lifts Inc.
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Mechanical Isolation Valve

BS&B's Type IVE mechanical isolation valve prevents explosions by protecting against the passage of hot particles, glowing embers and flames that may ignite a deflagration or fire from one vessel to the next. The valve remains open until receiving a signal from a pressure responder or optical sensor and then responds quickly, closing in milliseconds. This quick reaction prevents the passage of hot particles, embers, flames or pressure from continuing to flow through the pipeline. BS&B Pressure Safety Management
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AED Companion

The emergency oxygen SoftPac from Life Corp. is a lightweight, portable AED companion to provide supplemental oxygen to a breathing victim before the onset of fibrillation; oxygen-enriched CPR to a non-breathing victim; or continued supplemental oxygen after successful defibrillation. It weighs only 6 pounds and features a constant reading supply gauge visible through clear window; a shoulder strap and foam handle for easy carrying; and a wall-mount hook. The CPR mask universally fits adults and children and includes a one-way valve and filter to prevent disease transmission. Life Corp.
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Hazcom Video/DVD

The “Hazard Communication: Informed for Safety Training” video/DVD safety program from Summit Training Source provides information to help sites maintain a compliant hazcom program. The comprehensive video covers potential injuries resulting from hazardous chemical contact; material safety data sheets; container labeling; and best safety practices for working with chemicals. The program follows a step-by-step process, making it easy to understand the necessary precautions to prevent hazardous injuries caused by dangerous chemicals at worksites. Summit Training Source
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Cooling Vest

The new Chill-Its phase change cooling vest from Ergodyne keeps the core body temperature in the safe zone by maintaining 58 degrees F in a cooling cycle of up to 4 hours. Designed for workers in intense heat environments for long periods of time, the vest increases productivity and recovery times. The vest is available in khaki or high-visibility orange and is made of flame-resistant material that lasts up to 50 washings. It also features an adjustable hook and loop closure for optimal fit and exceeds FTMS 191-5903. Ergodyne
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Compact Track Loader

Model MTL312 is the most compact track loader in the Mustang line and features the same agility, durability and comfort as other loaders. MTL312 has a dedicated track design, built with a heavy-duty undercarriage system for strength. With an operating weight of 5,952 pounds and a width of just under 58 inches, the MTL312 gives operators the tight squeeze they need while still offering a spacious, comfortable workstation. The fingertip-controlled joystick system ensures a fatigue-free, highly productive day on the job. Mustang Mfg. Co.
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Lens Cleaning Products

H.L. Bouton's new and expanded line of lens and PPE cleaning products includes pre-moistened towelettes and disposable- and permanent-mount lens cleaning stations. Large or small permanent cleaning stations are refillable and can be fixed in key locations. The large metal dispenser contains a 16-oz. spray bottle of liquid cleaner, a spray pump and approximately 760 tissues. The small dispenser holds 300 rayon tissues for dry applications. H.L. Bouton Co.
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Laser Safety Handbook

A team of 20 certified laser safety officers (CLSO) created this new book from Laser Institute of America, CLSO's Best Practices in Laser Safety. The book offers procedures, policies and practical advice to detail the safe use of Class 3B and Class 4 lasers. The text covers safety practices for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of laser hazards, as well as the rules and regulations established to minimize the risk. Case histories, training tools and a CD-ROM presentation are included. Laser Institute of America
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About the Author

Laura Walter

Laura Walter was formerly senior editor of EHS Today. She is a subject matter expert in EHS compliance and government issues and has covered a variety of topics relating to occupational safety and health. Her writing has earned awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI) and APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Her debut novel, Body of Stars (Dutton) was published in 2021.

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