Eye Protection

SAFETY GLASSESDeuce safety glasses from Crews are available in two size options with a 15 percent difference in proportion, providing a more comfortable, more accurate fit for most head sizes.Crews, Inc., Memphis, TN.

EYEWASH STATION Encon Safety Products offers its gravity fed eyewash station (model #01104050). The self-contained station requires only 14 gallons of flushing fluid to meet the ANSI Z358.1-1998 standard. Its low weight (138 lbs. full) and thin profile make the most of application space. A container of Encon's Hydrosep is included as the water treatment additive to help prevent bacterial growth for over 60 days. Encon Safety Products, Houston, TX.

EYE & FACE PROTECTION North Safety Products offers a line of eye and face protection products, including safety glasses, goggles, faceshields, welding helmets and accessories. Safety glasses such as the Edge and Wave feature adjustable temples and include a 4A coating (anti-fog, anti-static, anti-scratch and anti-UV). North Safety Products, Cranston, RI.

SAFETY SPECTACLE The sleek and stylish CudaSpree spectacle offers comfort for many sizes with adjustable cable temple and nosepiece. The CudaSpree meets ANSI Z97.1 and CSA standards for safety. It is available from Jackson Products and American Allsafe in nine shades including clear, mirror, indoor/outdoor and more. Jackson Products, Inc., Chesterfield, MO.

COMFORT FEATURES The uvex genesis protective eyewear uses MMT - Multi-Material Technology - to simultaneously create a lightweight but resilient "external" polycarbonate frame coupled with a soft elastomer "internal" frame that provides comfort at all points of contact with the face. The result is a combination frame that can withstand high impact velocities while providing improved comfort for all-day wear. Uvex Safety, Smithfield, RI.

WRAPAROUND GLASSES Sphere-X safety glasses from Elvex offer style, coverage and protection. A dual lens construction, with base 9.75 lenses, allows for optimal optics and extreme coverage. Temples adjust in four positions. Elvex Corp., Bethel, CT.

PROTECTIVE SPECTACLES American Allsafe's Covering Force spectacles come in three models. Models LBC7 with seven-base curve (shown) and JJW8 with eight-base curve are designed to be stylish and lightweight. Model SMW7 offers the above features with a designer look. American Allsafe Co., Tonawanda, NY.

WELDING LENS The new NexGen EQC from Jackson Products offers welding lens technology that is versatile enough to detect welds down to less than 5 amps. The NexGen contains an LCD digital display, weld, grind and cut modes and variable shade protection. Jackson Products, Inc., Chesterfield, MO.

PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR The Trendsetters Collection from Titmus is a line of contemporary frame styles that meet ANSI standards for impact protection but do not look like traditional prescription protective eyewear. Trendsetters includes five frames designed in the newest materials and styled in smaller contemporary sizes and fashionable colors. Titmus Optical, Inc., Petersburg, VA.

EYEWEAR CLEANING PRODUCTS Allegro Industries offers a complete line of eyewear cleaning products called Allegro Optics. Included in the line are four different metal refillable cleaning stations, some with mirrors for ease of use. Two wall-mounted, disposable cardboard stations and a disposable plastic station are also offered. Allegro Industries, Garden Grove, CA.

SPLASH GOGGLE AOSafety has launched Splash GoggleGear for Lexa eyewear, a comfortable, anti-fog chemical splash goggle. Available in medium and large sizes with an adjustable, elastic headstrap, the goggles are designed for a custom fit. AOSafety, Indianapolis, IN.

SPORTY EYEWEAR The Veratti Prowler adds style, function, and safety to the Encon Eyewear product line. This sporty style incorporates modern styling, adjustable temples, and replaceable lenses. An indoor/outdoor lens provides a more smooth transition between the outdoors and indoor environments. Encon Safety Products, Houston, TX.

IMPACT-RESISTANT LENS Designed to fit comfortably over prescription eyewear, CoverAlls from Gateway Safety offer complete eye protection without the cost of prescription safety eyeglasses. The impact-resistant, one-piece polycarbonate lens with integral sideshields provides a clear, wide field of vision. Gateway Safety, Inc., Cleveland, OH.

LASER EYEWEAR GPT Glendale has developed the Telecom-Diode 900-1600 nm filter, an anti-laser filter for those working with and handling fiber optic cable. With an optical density of >3 from 840 to 1700 nm, the filter offers protection, visibility and undistorted natural color perception. GPT Glendale, Inc., Lakeland, FL.

SAFETY GLASSES Magid has added the Zircon, style Y70, to its eyewear line. The glasses comply with ANSI standards and are designed to block out 99.9 percent of ultraviolet light. Other features include a wraparound design and soft nosepiece. Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Co., LLC, Chicago, IL.

Fall Protection

LANYARDThe FP Diamond Lanyard from MSA features a lightweight, streamlined design with a strong and durable sheath for increased abrasion and UV resistance. It utilizes an Aquaseal coating to provide resistance to water, stains and mildew. The lanyard is available in a single- or twin-leg configuration.MSA/Rose, Englewood, CO.

FALL PROTECTION CATALOG Protecta International has introduced its 2001 Fall Protection Catalog. The 56-page, full-color catalog incorporates many new features. Color-coded category dividers, clear product family separations, easy-to-read charts and a part number/page number reference are included. Protecta International, Houston, TX.

SAFETY HARNESS The ExoFit harness from DBI/SALA is designed as a single piece of material, constructed in the shape of an "X" that wraps around the worker. It features soft, lightweight webbing on the outside and padding and vents on the inside. DBI/SALA, Red Wing, MN.

HORIZONTAL LIFELINE The Miller DeltaForce horizontal lifeline from Dalloz Fall Protection incorporates design advancements that make the system easier to use. An ideal fall protection solution, the system can also be used as a perimeter warning line for controlled access zones. Dalloz Fall Protection, Franklin, PA.

Foot Protection

SAFETY BOOTGeorgia Boot has introduced a proprietary "Wide Load" steel toe in a series of lightweight work boots to help alleviate foot pain and blisters that can be caused by tightly fit steel toe caps. The wide toe cap provides adequate room for the toes to move freely.Georgia Boot, Franklin, TN.

WORK BOOT Danner's multi-purpose Granite 8-in. work boot is available in a non-insulated model, a 600 gram Thinsulate Ultra insulated model, an ANSI-approved steel toe version and a 600 gram Thinsulate steel toe version. Granite features a full-grain leather upper, Gore-Tex liner and Vibram outsole. Danner Shoe Mfg. Co., Portland, OR.

PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR Red Wing Shoe Company can help you implement and sustain your own footwear program. Our premium Red Wing Shoes brand and value-priced WORX brand offer the ultimate in footwear quality, value, and selection. Visit www.redwingshoes.com. Red Wing Shoe Co., Red Wing, MN.

LEATHER BOOT The Alterra from LaCrosse Footwear is a stylish, full-grain leather work boot that can double as a casual wear boot. A padded tongue and collar, along with a nylon-covered, compression-molded EVA removable insole, provide all-day comfort. LaCrosse Footwear, Inc., La Crosse, WI.

LEATHER SHOE This men's black leather hi-top athletic style 757 shoe from Iron Age features cushioned midsoles and the company's new Cushion Response System, designed for comfort and shock absorption even during the most intense activity. High-density comfort linings and the cushioned collar and tongue further enhance comfort. Iron Age Shoes, Pittsburgh, PA.

FOOTWEAR SYSTEM Wolverine Compressor with DuraShocks Comfort Technology is a footwear comfort system available from Wolverine Boots and Shoes. Patented compression chambers in the heel and forefoot of the insole work with the DuraShocks technology to absorb shock and return more energy. Wolverine Boots and Shoes, Rockford, MI.

SLIP-RESISTANT SHOE The Renegade is made of water-resistant, full-grain leather and features the patented SFC III slip-resistant outsole. The ankle-high work shoe has a stitched moccasin toe, padded lining and more. Shoes For Crews, West Palm Beach, FL.

INDUSTRIAL BOOTS Dr. Martens Industrial lines are designed to be durable, dependable and distinctive. D-ring eyelets, steel toes, and the patented Dr. Martens sole exceed ANSI safety standards. Signature details, like the yellow stitch, reflect main line styles. Dr. Martens AirWairUSA, Los Angeles, CA.

Hand Protection

LIGHTWEIGHT GLOVEAnsell has introduced the HyFlex CR, an ultra-light glove designed to provide cut resistance, oil grip, comfort and dexterity for sheet metal assembly and for handling small, sharp and pointed parts. HyFlex CR features a stretch Kevlar lining for cut resistance. Ansell's patented foam nitrile coating provides a good dry or light oil grip.Ansell, Coshocton, OH.

NYLON GLOVE Perfect Fit's Pure Fit NY12-SIZE-CL-10 features Class 10 cleanroom processed lightweight nylon for enhanced ventilation and tactile sensitivity. It offers extreme levels of particle/fiber control for critical environment applications such as semi-conductor, biomedical, pharmaceutical, film processing, electronics and automotive paint rooms. Perfect Fit Glove Co., LLC, Buffalo, NY.

PROTECTIVE GLOVE ComfortGuard cut-resistant glove from Wells Lamont is designed for meat processing applications where extra softness and warmth are desired. It features a patented double-strand construction of high strength fibers and is available in two versions: lightweight for increased flexibility and heavyweight for increased cut protection. Wells Lamont Industry Group, Morton Grove, IL.

CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVE The Marigold Industrial G07B is a 13 in., 8.8 mil, unlined, hand-specific (left and right hands), unsupported nitrile (NBR) glove featuring a raised-diamond grip. It's chlorinated for added chemical resistance and ease of donning. Marigold Industrial, Norcross, GA.

NITRILE GLOVE SemperCARE nitrile non-latex examination gloves provide a solution for professionals who are at risk of becoming sensitive to natural rubber latex. The powder-free protection eliminates the potential for aerosolization of glove powder and associated transfer of chemical allergens. Sempermed USA, Inc., Palm Harbor, FL.

ABRASION-RESISTANT GLOVES Memphis Glove's new "Red Tech" series combines the comfort of cotton with the abrasion resistance of nitrile. This 100% cotton knit shell is lightly coated with nitrile to provide tactical sensitivity and greater dexterity. Memphis Glove, Memphis, TN.

FREE SAFETY CATALOG Conney Safety Products provides complete order fulfillment for all your urgent safety and first aid requests. According to the company, it has a 98%+ fill rate. For a copy of Conney's Buyers Guide, visit www.conney.com. Conney Safety Products, Madison, WI.

MECHANIC'S GLOVES Valeo mechanic's gloves feature double-layered, heat blocking palms and stretch-knit padded backs. They come in standard, pull-on and anti-vibration styles. Standard and pull-on styles are available in black, royal blue and red colors. All styles are machine washable. Valeo, Inc., Sussex, WI.

EXAMINATION GLOVES Fisherbrand powder-free nitrile examination gloves offer a combination of tactile sensitivity, dexterity, fit and comfort. Textured fingertips provide grip for dry and wet working conditions. The gloves resist permeation by a wide range of chemicals. Fisher Safety, Pittsburgh, PA.

Head Protection

PATRIOTIC HARD HATThe "Proud to be an American" hard hat is preprinted with dual American flags. Made of tough high-density polyethylene, the helmet features a six-point woven nylon suspension that is angled downward for a secure fit. Ratchet suspension allows for maximum comfort.Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Palatine, IL.

FACESHIELD FRAME MSA's new Defender faceshield frame, for use with slotted cap-style hard hats and an appropriate visor, helps increase above-the-neck protection. It is available in three versions to accommodate either MSA's V-Gard or Topgard caps or any other slotted cap. MSA, Pittsburgh, PA.

QUICK SLIDE RATCHET Incorporating a ratcheting mechanism into a one-piece design, the Quick Slide is an ideal alternative to pin-lock headgear. Single-handed adjustment allows for instant tightening and loosening and a secure fit. Available from both Jackson Products and American Allsafe Co. Jackson Products, Inc., Chesterfield, MO.

HARD HAT Dalloz Safety's Willson full brim hard hat is specially designed to offer greater protection against the sun and rain. Two different suspension styles - nylon web with Preslok and nylon web with ratchet - offer versatility and easy adjustment. Dalloz Safety, Reading, PA.

Hearing Protection

DIELECTRIC EARMUFFThe Cyclone dielectric earmuff from Howard Leight features a non-metal yoke, which prevents the conduction of electricity. It has a noise reduction rating of 29 dB. The earmuff is specially designed to alleviate pressure on the head and surrounding ear area.Howard Leight Industries, San Diego, CA.

DISPOSABLE EARPLUGS Bilsom 202 NST disposable earplugs combine hearing protection with enhanced communication allowing speech and other sounds to be heard in a natural way. The combination of increased comfort and uniform attenuation is designed to ensure predictable performance in all types of noise environments. Dalloz Safety, Reading, PA.

REUSABLE EARPLUGS Rockets reusable earplugs from Moldex feature an easy grip handle that allows easy insertion. An air bubble in the tip provides cushioned comfort. The washable earplugs come with a Pocket-Pak carrying case. Moldex-Metric, Inc., Culver City, CA.

HEARING PROTECTION BAND The Rad Band from Radians is a hearing protection band designed for those exposed to high decibel levels who need to remove their earplugs repeatedly. When used as directed, the device has a NRR of 23 dB. It features a durable, lightweight band with replaceable Jelli earplugs on each end. Radians, Inc., Memphis, TN.

SOUND LEVEL METER Quest Technologies' 2800M Metrosonics brand integrating sound level meter provides measurements of SPL, Lmax, Lmin, Leq, SEL and elapsed time. Selectable response time constants include slow, fast, impulse and peak. Measurement ranges include 80 to 140, 60 to 120, 40 to 100, and 20 to 80 dB. A choice of two optional octave band filter sets may be added to the 2800M at any time. Quest Technologies, Inc., Oconomowoc, WI.

LOW-PROFILE MUFF 3M has introduced the model 1425 earmuff with a low-profile design and a noise reduction rating of 22 dB. Soft, foam-filled cushions are designed to fit comfortably and securely over the ear. Adjustable swivel cups enhance comfort and fit. 3M OH&ESD, St. Paul, MN.

Protective Clothing

COVERALLSKimberly-Clark's KleenGuard Extra Coveralls, made with the company's patented MicroForce technology, is designed for optimum breathability, durability and particle barrier protection. Available in white hooded and non-hooded versions, the coveralls feature a zipper front with elastic back, wrists and ankles.Kimberly-Clark, Alpharetta, GA.

FLAME-RESISTANT JACKET The Workrite Thermal FR jacket is made of Polartec Thermal FR fabric that will not melt or drip under intense heat. The fabric is ideal for the firefighting, military, law enforcement and industrial environments. Workrite Uniform Co., Oxnard, CA.

PROTECTIVE APPAREL Bulwark Protective Apparel offers ComforTouch, constructed from Indura UltraSoft by Westex, Inc. Flame-resistant work shirts, pants and unlined coveralls are available in a variety of colors. Bulwark Protective Apparel, Nashville, TN.

FOOTWEAR & CLOTHING CATALOG LaCrosse Rainfair Safety Products recently introduced their new 2001/2002 Protective Clothing and Footwear catalog. New features in the catalog are: Market Icons; glossary of technical terms; quick find listing of products and a quick reference guide to footwear outsoles. To receive a copy, visit www.lacrosserainfair.com. LaCrosse Rainfair Safety Products, Racine, WI.

HEAVY-DUTY GARMENTS Kappler Durables heavy-duty garments are ideal for day-in, day-out protection against known hazards in chemical handling and maintenance operations. The complete line includes Durables 1 and Durables 2, Kappler's proprietary PVC and CPE products, along with traditional Butyl. Kappler Protective Apparel & Fabrics, Guntersville, AL.

FLAME-RESISTANT FABRICS Westex recently published a 20-page, full-color brochure on its proprietary INDURA, and INDURA Ultra Soft, flame-resistant fabrics. The brochure emphasizes the characteristics of these fabrics in balancing three factors - protection, comfort and value. Westex, Inc., Chicago, IL.

RAIN JACKET Developed by Arbill, this jacket features a clear, vinyl hood that lets the wearer see equipment and vehicles coming from the side. It helps operators turn and see to the rear. The hood includes a stripe of reflective material for extra visibility. The jacket is a sturdy 35 mil, 3-layer PVC/polyester scrim. Arbill Glove & Safety Products, Philadelphia, PA.

FREE SAFETY CATALOG Conney Safety Products provides complete order fulfillment for all your urgent safety and first aid requests. According to the company, it has a 98%+ fill rate. For a copy of Conney's Buyers Guide, visit www.conney.com. Conney Safety Products, Madison, WI.

LEVEL A ENCAPSULATED SUITS New Tychem TK chemical protective suits from Lakeland Industries offer a softer feel and more comfortable wear, extending the time that employees can spend in hazmat cleanup. The Tychem TK is manufactured by DuPont and claims the broadest temperature range for limited use garments, -25F to +225F (-32C to +90C). It is available in NFPA 1991-94 certified versions when worn with an aluminized overcover. Lakeland Industries, Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY.

COOLING VEST The high-visibility Steele Evaporator cooling vest by Steele supplements the body's natural sweating process by providing water for additional evaporation to help keep the wearer cooler and hydrated. To use, simply dip in water, wipe the inner surface dry, and wear. Steele, Kingston, WA.

NEW TYVEK A new, more breathable DuPont Tyvek fabric has been introduced to provide greater worker comfort and to reduce the potential for heat stress. Garments made from the fabric offer a softer, more cloth-like feel. Developed by scientists at DuPont, New Tyvek is designed to provide four times the breathability of the original Tyvek. DuPont Tyvek, Wilmington, DE.

METAL MESH APPAREL Saf-T-Gard has launched a full line of metal mesh apparel for the meat processor. The line includes shirts, pants, aprons, and bolero vests. All metal mesh apparel is available in standard 7.0mm diameter rings or in 4.2mm diameter rings for added protection. Saf-T-Gard International, Inc., Northbrook, IL.

FIRE-RESISTANT APPAREL Rehab Plus Safety, a manufacturer of 100+ industrial safety products, has introduced Dragon Gear fire-resistant safety apparel (Nomex & Indura). Dragon Gear is designed to safeguard against flash fires, heat, and electric arcs. Rehab Plus Safety, Lubbock, TX.

LAUNDRY BAGS Water-soluble laundry bags from Associated Bag Co. reduce the risk of contamination from potentially infectious linens and clothing. The puncture-resistant bags can hold wet or damp linens or clothing for hours without leaks. The sealed bag of articles can be put directly into the washing machine and will completely dissolve in 140 degrees F water. Associated Bag Co., Milwaukee, WI.

Respiratory Protection

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMScott Health & Safety has introduced the Talk-Around communications system for use with Scott's AV-2000 facemask. A facepiece-mounted radio has four wireless communications channels. The system features a mask-mounted microphone, flexible ear boom and PTT (push-to-talk) capability.Scott Health & Safety, Monroe, NC.

DUST MONITOR The DustTrak aerosol monitor measures PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0, and respirable size fractions in real time. In addition to battery- or AC-operation and long-term, unattended data logging, the DustTrak features remote data acquisition via an analog output port. The optional environmental enclosure provides protection in harsh industrial and outdoor applications. TSI Inc., St. Paul, MN.

ESCBA/SAR COMBINATION 3M OH&ESD offers the Air-Mate combination escape self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)/supplied air respirator (SAR). The NIOSH-approved system offers respiratory protection for environments that are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). 3M OH&ESD, St. Paul, MN.

LIGHTWEIGHT RESPIRATOR A blue facepiece is designed to subtract 25% of the weight and add noticeable softness to MSA's Advantage-style respirator for increased worker comfort. MSA constructed the facepiece from a clear blue formulation of the thermoplastic rubber used for the Advantage 200 respirator. MSA, Pittsburgh, PA.

SMOKE SIMULATOR Draeger Safety offers the Smoky, a smoke simulation product for training in non-smoke environments. The unit clips onto the wearer's breathing apparatus facepiece and, via remote control, simulates smoke conditions for training workers in the firefighting, mine rescue, emergency response and industrial arena. Draeger Safety, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.

AIRLINE RESPIRATOR The CC20 Series airline respirator provides a variety of options for supplied air or powered air respiratory protection. Approved by NIOSH as a continuous flow airline respirator hood, the CC20 Series is used in a wide variety of industries including pharmaceutical manufacturing, spray painting, chemical handling and nuclear operations. Bullard, Cynthiana, KY.

RESPIRATOR ACCESSORIES Allegro Industries offers a complete line of respirator cleaning, storage and testing accessories. Among the products included in the line are wall cases and storage bags, wipes, cleaning kits and respirator fit test kits. Allegro Industries, Garden Grove, CA.

ONLINE SERVICE OMI's online service lets users medically evaluate employees for respirator use. Simply log on to http://www.occupational.com/ and fill out a corporate profile. Employees can then complete the mandated OSHA questionnaire from any computer with Internet access and know within minutes if they are cleared to wear a respirator. OMI, Houston, TX.