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Gateway Safety’s Serpent vented safety helmet “breathes” to help prevent heat-related illness

SerpentAccording to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. You don’t have to tell workers during this record heat wave of 2012 that wearing uncomfortable, hot safety helmets on the jobsite can literally make them sick. To combat heat buildup under the helmet that can cause fatigue and heat stress, Gateway Safety’s Serpent® Vented Safety Helmet does the job with a CoolSense airflow system, along with six vents along the peak of the helmet, that promotes heat release and keeps workers cool. Other beneficial features include a cushioned brow pad that absorbs moisture and perspiration and a rain trough to divert water from workers’ faces.

Serpent is the ideal safety helmet choice for employers who want to fulfill their duty under the OSH Act to protect workers from heat-related hazards. In addition, its ultra-light weight of just 13.1 ounces ensures comfort for all-day wear. For a customized, secure fit, Serpent features a six-point nylon suspension and a rotating ratchet adjustment system.

The Serpent shell is made of a sturdy high-density polyethylene material that provides exceptional impact protection without adding weight. Gateway Safety’s Serpent complies with the ANSI Z89.1 Standard for Type I, Class C helmets. Serpent’s sleek snakehead shell style also keeps workers looking good while staying safe. Comfort, light weight, and excellent ventilation combine with optimal head injury protection to make Serpent the ideal hot-environment helmet.

About Gateway Safety, Inc.

For more than 65 years, Gateway Safety has been designing and manufacturing award-winning, cost-effective safety products in eye, face, head, hearing, and respiratory protection. Gateway Safety works hard to provide personal protective equipment that workers want to wear––helping companies increase safety compliance, improve the overall welfare of their employees, and reduce the high costs associated with workplace injuries. With many products independently certified to meet ANSI and CSA standards, Gateway Safety ensures its products are safe, durable and of the highest quality. For more information, contact: Gateway Safety, Inc., 11111 Memphis Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Phone: 800-822-5347. Fax: 216-889-1200. Web: www.GatewaySafety.com/PR. E-mail: marketing@gatewaysafety.com.

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