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Modernizing Safety & PPE with Milwaukee NPS19

Continuing our coverage of Milwaukee’s 2019 NPS let’s look at the expanded line of PPE safety gear including new hard hats, safety glasses, high visibility safety vests, respirators, hearing protection, more tool lanyards, and cut resistant glove expansion. Check out our videos from the NPS and information below.

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FallTech UniDrive Rescue & Decent Solution

FallTech Unidrive

As many of you know this week (May 6-10) is National Safety Stand-Down Week! A big focus of this effort traditionally is on Fall Hazards and Fall Prevention, but for those not exposed to fall risk still a great time for employers to talk about safety hazards they face on the jobsite. Our friends at FallTech are extremely busy this week doing multiple presentations everyday in our area and across the country with partners like Ohio Power Tool, doing the ABCD’s of Fall Protection. This year showing off their new addition, the UniDriver Rescue System which is an impressive piece of life saving technology.

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Klein Tool Acquires Ergodyne Work Gear

Klein Tools Ergodyne

The commitment to a Safer Work Place is a shared goal for many companies and tool brands, Ergodyne has been a leader at the forefront of this push with one of the most extensive collection of tool tethering and storage solutions for working at heights. Klein Tools is the brand most trusted by electricians, many working at heights so this is a very logical partnership. Ergodyne has tons of tool storage solutions, FR clothing and other safety items that just make a lot of sense to work with existing Klein tools and help in new product development for both brands.

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Self-Retracting Lifelines – Class A or Class B?

When you or your workers are up in the air working at a height, it is imperative to ensure not only that you use fall protection equipment, but that you use the right fall protection equipment. A fall prevention system is composed of an Anchor, a Body harness, and a Connector, often being a lanyard with a deceleration or energy absorbing mechanism. In this article we will discuss some of the differences among SRLs (self-retracting lifelines), how to go about choosing the proper one for the job and the differences between Class A & Class B in SRLs. (more…)

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Finding the Best Disposable Gloves Built for Mechanics

Disposable Gloves for Grease

There are tons of brands out there selling disposable gloves with many different names and promises slapped on the side. Most are targeting the very high volume of usage in food processing, medial fields and other related industries. The trouble is finding the right heavy duty gloves for use in construction, mechanics, plumbing, repair and other professional trades which have pretty different requirements. You need something with finger dexterity, but tough and something that can handle grease and chemicals that would eat right through your typical food or medical grade nitrile gloves. See video below with the WD-40 chemical test on disposable gloves.

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Combo Glasses – 2 in 1 Eyes + Hearing Safety Solution

By now you may have figured out we are suckers for the “Guy with an Idea” type tool products and here is another good example. The company is www.ComboGlasses.com and they make Safety glasses with built in ear protection. Very simple idea but the design and execution are very good. When not need the ear plugs tuck into the glasses out of the way very easily. The glasses also have two adjustments which allow you to easily find the right fit when using the ear protection. Of course the glasses meet and/or exceed all ANSI standards for safety eye protection.

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Selecting the Right Safety Harness – FallTech


Safety equipment isn’t as fun to shop for and as a new table saw however for some people (more & more as OSHA regulations get tighter) it has become a daily part of life which means you are going to be spending plenty of hours each week in that harness. For this reason there are a wide range of styles and options available today. FallTech pretty much has whatever you are looking for in a Safety Harness, from the very basic (easy on the wallet) to meet OSHA requirements to Kevlar Harnesses with 10,000 lb webbing.

Above you will find the FallTech sizing chart, the “size fits most” section will work for 80-90% of the work force and are the harnesses you will find on www.ohiopowertool.com. Of course extra small and extra large sizes are no problem, simply call 800-242-4424 or email sales@ohiopowertool.com and they can help you. Below is a quick rundown of the available FallTech Harnesses:

FT Basic -1D 7007 $29 – 6300lb webbing, 3 Point size adjustment, basically the new guy special…

Contractor – 1D 7016 $40, 3D 7018 $48 – 6300lb webbing, 5 point adjustments, 9 position leg straps, lanyard keepers

Tradesman – 1D 7008 $55, 3D 7010 $60 –compare to contractor but 6800lb webbing & forged alloy, 2 lanyard keepers for Ys

Foreman – 1D 7070SM $68, 3D 7073SM $80 –compare to contractor but with improved comfort, shoulder pads, waist support & functional work belt, 6300lb webbing

Journeyman – 3D 7027 $73, 3D 7035L $108, 5D 7034L $113 – compare to Foreman with even more comfort, 7000lb webbing & forged alloy, 2 lanyard keepers, retrieval options

WeldTech – 1D 7039 $188, 3D 7038 $188 – 10,000lb webbing made with Kevlar & Nomex, resistance to cuts and heat.

ComforTech – 1D 7080SM $112, 1D 7082SM $126, 7081SM $138, 7083SM $152 – 7300lb webbing, silicone gel, memory foam, lumbar support, Cordura fabric, Maximum Comfort

If you are buying the harness for yourself and looking for comfort obviously the ComfotTech is the way to go, you can wear it for 8 hours and hardly notice you are wearing anything. The Journeyman is also a very popular harness for people purchasing their own equipment and while it doesn’t have all the bells & whistles still a comfortable harness. If you are purchasing for a crew it is a good idea to consider the Contractor over the FT Basic as it have 5 point adjustment and will fit a variety of body types much better.

For lanyard, SRL, lifelines, anchors and other FallTech safety products, Ohio Power Tool carries a wide range of option for all your fall protection needs.     

     

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