Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Buyers Guide
Eye ProtectionPRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR. Titmus has added the EXTS3 frame style to its Titanium Collection of prescription protective eyewear. Featuring a stainless steel â€œhidden rimâ€ and sleek titanium chassis, the oval-shaped, lightweight eyewear provides nickel-free plating and coloration and meets the ANSI Z87.1-2003 standard for impact protection. Titmus Optical, Bacou-Dalloz, Inc., Petersburg, VA.
ENHANCED EYE COVERAGE. The new Uvex XCâ„¢ eyewear provides up to 20 percent greater eye coverage with lenses that extend further down the wearerâ€™s cheek and rearward for enhanced peripheral protection. Featuring the patented Multi-Material Molding Technology, the Uvex XC cushions every point of contact with the workerâ€™s face and comes in a wide range of lens tints. Uvex Safety, Bacou-Dalloz, Inc., Smithfield, RI.
STYLISH EYE SAFETY. NASCARÂ® GT protective eyewear from Encon combines aesthetics, comfort and protection for a stylish eye safety solution. Featuring a one-piece wrap-around design, a colorful NASCAR temple logo and ultra-soft temple tips, the eyewear is available in assorted lens color combinations and is third-party certified by SEI to ANSI and CSA standards. Encon Safety Products, Houston, TX.
SAFETY READERS. Remington Safariâ„¢ industrial safety eyewear from Olympic Optical provides sleek styling while offering magnification. Safari is available with magnifying reader inserts of 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 powers, available in both clear and smoke-tinted lenses. Remington styling and comfort is now available to workers needing magnification. Olympic Optical, Inc., Memphis, TN.
PRECISE-FIT EYEWEAR. Nitrogenâ„¢ protective eyewear from Radians features a soft rubber nosepiece with self-adjusting â€œfingersâ€ to prevent slipping. The temple pieces extend for a precise fit, and the extended brow guard is molded into the top of the lens to give a near-perfect orbital seal against debris. The glasses are available in five different lens colors and two semi-opaque frame colors. Radians/Techna, Memphis, TN.
WRAP-AROUND EYEWEAR. Offering a distortion-free 9 base wrap-around lens, the Liberatorâ„¢ from American Allsafe provides expanded vision, protection and style. The lightweight, sporty eyewear features a soft, comfortable nosepiece that reduces slippage, and a ventilation channel keeps air flowing to help visibility. Frame imprinting is available. American Allsafe Co., Tonawanda, NY.
CONTOURED EYEWEAR. MSAâ€™s new Sedona eyewear offers extreme comfort while meeting the new ANSI Z87.1-2003 standard. The stylish, contoured lens provides excellent eye protection, and the temples adjust both vertically and horizontally to fit most users. Co-injected soft non-slip temple ends, padded and vented brow guard, and one-piece soft nose pad give added comfort. MSA Safety Products Division, Pittsburgh, PA.
DESIGNER GLASSES. CrewsÂ®â€™ stylish CK2Â® safety spectacle is equipped with a soft non-slip gel nosepiece and temple sleeves to ensure all-day comfort and a secure fit. The designer glasses provide a near-total orbital seal with flexible bayonet temples. The eyewear combines style and protection at an affordable price for a wide variety of wearers. Crews/MCR Safety, Memphis, TN.
FASHIONABLE EYEWEAR. AOSafetyÂ®â€™s 2003 X-FACTORâ„¢ Safety Sunwear Collection offers users five styles that combine fashion and eye protection. Featuring trendy unisex styles that are comfortable and lightweight, the OSHA-compliant eyewear incorporates tinted hard-coated lenses that resist scratching, flash mirror coatings, frame-free lenses and metal temples. AOSafetyÂ®/Aearo Co., Indianapolis, IN.
SPRING-HINGED SPECTACLES. Boutonâ€™s 6600 Springer is part of the companyâ€™s Shark Hunter Series safety spectacles. The contemporary eyewear features a unique spring-hinge hidden in the temple that provides added comfort and safety due to the snug fit it provides. The 6600 Springer is available in either a black or pewter frame with clear, gray, amber, trueview and mirror lenses. H.L. Bouton Company, Inc., Wareham, MA.
WRAP-AROUND FRAME. Impact Products offers the Proguard Cerberus II protective eyewear. This ultra-lightweight wrap-around frame is designed for comfort and balance, featuring a soft PVC insert on the nose bridge and temples for added comfort and protection. Impact Products, LLC, Toledo, OH.
UNIVERSAL SIDESHIELDS. Aye Mateâ„¢ universal sideshields are quickly adaptable to a wide range of metal and plastic frames, and can be installed or removed quickly without the use of tools. The polycarbonate Aye Mates simplify replacement of lost or broken OEM sideshields. UVS additive provides an ultraviolet barrier, which attenuates UV rays up to 380 nanometers. Safety Optical Service, Lewisville, TX.
Fall ProtectionSELF-RETRACTING LIFELINE. The new Miller Black Rhino Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) is said to be the smallest, lightest nine-foot cable lifeline available. Designed for harsh environments, the SRL employs a cable wire rope lifeline and stainless steel/aluminum components. The Black Rhino features a quick-activating, internal braking mechanism and arrests freefalls within inches. Miller Fall Protection, Bacou-Dalloz, Inc., Franklin, PA.
ROPE GRAB. DBI/SALAâ€™s new rope grab connects to a 5/8-in. rope lifeline and works on â€œreal-worldâ€ rope, which is often worn and swelled. This â€œunconfinedâ€ design eliminates nuisance lock-ups to help improve productivity. The mobile device automatically follows the user along the lifeline, allowing hands-free operation; it utilizes both inertia and cam locking systems. DBI/SALA, Red Wing, MN.
FALL PROTECTION BOOKLET. Sellstrom RTC offers the â€œFall Protection Tips Booklet,â€ written by one of the foremost authorities on fall protection, Dr. J. Nigel Ellis. The booklet, which serves as a handy safety reference manual, provides practical advice on how to achieve continuous, complete fall protection using personal protective equipment. Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Palatine, IL.
CONFINED SPACE SRL. The Fall Safe confined space Tripod, Pulley and 3-Way Self-Retracting Lifeline from Hy-Safe offers a complete solution for confined space applications. The 3-Way SRL functions as a normal self-retracting lifeline yet can also be used to raise or lower a worker into or out of the space. Collapsible for easy transport, the unit also allows for emergency rescue. Hy-Safe Technology, Union Grove, WI.
ECONOMICAL SRL. Protectaâ€™s AD212AG self-retracting lifeline features a 10-meter (33-ft.) working length and utilizes a 3/16-in. galvanized cable. With its thermoplastic housing, the economically priced AD212AG is compact and lightweight. The SRL begins fall arrest within two feet, includes a double locking snaphook on the end, and operates both horizontally and vertically. Protecta International, Inc., Houston, TX.
TIE-BACK LANYARD. The new FP5K Tie-Back Lanyard from MSA offers various innovative features including a 5,000-pound gate strength in any direction, which allows the user to tie the lanyard back to itself. The tie-back lanyard is available with Monster-Edgeâ„¢ webbing that offers increased abrasion resistance, and a 12,000-pound minimum breaking strength. MSA Fall Protection, Englewood, CO.
Foot ProtectionSAFETY SHOES. The Nautilus N1392 Steel Toe Hiker features water-resistant leather, rust-proof eyelets, an EVA midsole for maximum comfort, and a highly durable, non-marking, slip- and oil-resistant outsole. Available in dark moss/black, the work shoe includes an Athletech removable anti-fatigue polyurethane sockliner for adaptability for orthotics. Footwear Specialties International, Portland, OR.
PVC-COATED BOOTS. West Chesterâ€™s extra-tall 17-in. PVC-coated boot slides on easily over work shoes and features a comfortable nylon-knit lining, a rugged cleated sole for superior traction and an adjustable buckle strap. Ideal for industrial applications, the heavy-duty waterproof 8200 series slush boot is offered in bright safety yellow and in sizes 9 to 17. West Chester Holdings, Inc., Monroe, OH.
WORK SHOES & BOOTS. New styles in Wolverineâ€™s 2004 spring work line feature the companyâ€™s All Weather Welt, which offers slip-resistance, durability and is waterproof. Wolverine DuraShocksÂ® Comfort Technology system absorbs shock and returns energy to maximize comfort and reduce foot fatigue. The spring footwear selection also incorporates GORE-TEXÂ® waterproof linings. Wolverine Footwear Group, Rockford, MI.
SLIP-RESISTANT SOLES. WORXâ„¢ By Red Wingâ€™s new Super Slip Resistant Tread Sole (SSRT) provides workers in uniform occupations the comfort of regular footwear while offering slips/falls protection. Lightweight cement construction is combined with a dual-density, polyurethane SSRT sole for high grip performance. Red Wing Shoe Co., Red Wing, MN.
PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR. A new product catalog from Weinbrenner depicts a wide range of occupational, fire and rescue, uniform and safety footwear, complete with color photographs and concise details of each shoe or bootâ€™s features. Weinbrenner produces the American-made Thorogood brand of protective footwear. Features include fire-resistant leathers, waterproof barriers, metatarsal guards and more. Weinbrenner Shoe Co., Merrill, WI.
STYLISH WORK BOOT. The Denali from CAT Footwear is a stylish 6-in. hiking boot featuring an ANSI Class 75 steel toe, premium soft leathers, and a padded collar that wraps all the way around to the back. The lightweight, comfortable boot is rugged, durable and offers rich colors. CAT Footwear, Rockford, MI.
HIGH-TRACTION FOOTWEAR. ICEGRIPSÂ® High Tractionâ„¢ Footwear from Jordan David reduces slips and falls outdoors in harsh environments. ICEGRIPS fit conveniently over work shoes and boots utilizing 36 hex-head screws that bite into ice and snow to provide maximum traction. Patented Advanced Angle TreadÂ® design facilitates the flow of contaminants away from ICEGRIPS. Jordan David, Horsham, PA.
HEAVY-DUTY WADERS. LaCrosse offers three new styles of heavy-duty rubber waders suitable for such industries as wastewater, mining and commercial fishing. The Premium Chest Wader is available in steel toe/steel midsole or plain toe and is 100-percent waterproof and ozone-resistant. The Premium 32-in. Hip Wader features rubber reinforced legs and skirt and a canvas lining. LaCrosse Safety & Industrial, Portland, OR.
Hand ProtectionNITRILE-COATED GLOVES. MarigoldÂ®â€™s premium-quality, nitrile-coated Nitrotoughâ„¢ glove range includes three gauntlet styles that protect against many physical and chemical hazards. Available in 12-, 14- and 24-in. lengths and two sizes, these tough, flexible gloves feature an interlock cotton liner and a textured finish. The nitrile coating resists fuels, lubricants, acids and more. Marigold Industrial, Norcross, GA.
WARM WORK GLOVE. The Atlas Thermafit combines flexibility and dexterity with a thicker, warmer poly/cotton knit liner. Offering a sure grip, these protective gloves feature a uniquely formulated textured rubber coating on the palm and fingertips that stays flexible even in cold conditions. Shaped like a relaxed hand for added comfort, Thermafit comes in a range of sizes. LFS Glove & Safety, Bellingham, WA.
COATED GLOVES. PIPâ€™s new GripTek seamless knit, coated gloves offer superior fit, comfort and dexterity, featuring styles with nylon, cotton/polyester, KevlarÂ® and DyneemaÂ® liners. These seamless knit liners are coated in latex, polyurethane or nitrile for excellent grip. GripTek gloves are ideal for inspecting products or working with oily auto parts. Protective Industrial Products (PIP), Guilderland Center, NY.
NITRILE GLOVES. FreeFormÂ® SE gloves from Microflex utilize a super-soft nitrile formulation that gives wearers a latex-like fit and feel. Available with an extended cuff, these latex-free, powder-free exam gloves feature micro-textured fingertips for a secure grip and modulated elasticity to allow for a full range of motion. Microflex, Reno, NV.
HEAT-RESISTANT GLOVES. A wool-lined, heavyweight KevlarÂ® terrycloth glove from Wells Lamont protects against temperatures as high as 900Â°F. The model 305KWL glove is ideal for automotive, foundry, plastics and other industries, providing protection from burns and cuts. A full virgin wool lining is naturally flame-resistant and offers extra insulation. Wells Lamont, Niles, IL.
ACCELERATOR-FREE NITRILE. Ideal for EMT, EMS and paramedic professionals, N-DEXÂ® Free Ultimate is an accelerator-free, high-visibility green disposable nitrile glove that features a longer and wider cuff, 5-mil thickness and textured fingertips. The 11-in. glove eliminates worries about Type IV allergic reactions while meeting all NFPA 1999 requirements. Best Glove, Menlo, GA.
ASSEMBLY GLOVE. The 380 PURE FITâ„¢ from Perfect Fit provides the dexterity, grip and protection against abrasion and light punctures needed for assembly, general-use and light industrial applications. Black nitrile coating on black nylon liner hides soiling. PURE FIT gloves feature nylon, DyneemaÂ® and stretchable KevlarÂ® liners with polyurethane and nitrile coatings. Perfect Fit Glove Co., Buffalo, NY.
OIL-REPELLENT GLOVE. Ideal for the automotive, metal fabrication and electronics industries, Ansellâ€™s new HyFlexÂ® NBR glove provides superb abrasion resistance and oil repellency along with excellent dry grip for handling small- to medium-sized parts. HyFlex NBR is available with a nitrile-dipped palm coat or a traditional palm coat for added back-of-the-hand protection. Ansell Occupational Healthcare, Coshocton, OH.
NITRILE-IMPREGNATED GLOVE. Aquila brand gloves from Contego include the nitrile-impregnated NB3003 cotton glove with interlock knit lining. An economic alternative to cotton or leather gloves, the NB3003 features lightweight construction for day-long comfort. Applications include material handling, light manufacturing and light welding. Available in sizes S - XL. Contego, Milwaukee, WI.
NYLON SHELL GLOVES. Memphis Glove offers UltraTech, a nitrile-dipped, 13-gauge nylon shell glove series that includes both an air-infused and polyurethane styles. The air-infused style features a more uniform pattern in the nitrile coating for superior wet-grip performance. The polyurethane styles come in both gray and white colors. Memphis Glove/MCR Safety, Memphis, TN.
â€œOILY GRIPâ€ PERFORMANCE. Global Glove & Safetyâ€™s new Tsunamiâ„¢ Grip glove uses the latest air-injected nitrile technology to provide superb â€œoily gripâ€ performance. A lightweight nylon shell combines with the porous, nitrile coating to create excellent grip characteristics, stretchability and breathability. The glove is ideal for handling small parts. Global Glove & Safety Mfg., Minneapolis, MN.
EXAM GLOVES. SemperCAREâ„¢ CRX powder-free, non-latex examination gloves provide a quality solution for workers sensitive to natural rubber latex. Manufactured using an advanced synthetic formula, the blue-colored gloves feature thicker fingertips and longer cuffs than standard exam gloves for added protection. A textured surface offers a secure grip, wet or dry. Sempermed USA, Inc., Palm Harbor, FL.
Head ProtectionRATCHET ALTERNATIVE. The Quickslideâ„¢ helmet from American Allsafe provides users a cost-effective ratchet alternative. Regardless of the wearerâ€™s head size, Quickslide changes quickly and easily to provide the right fit. Made in the U.S., the affordably priced head protection product is light and comfortable, which helps encourage compliance. American Allsafe Co., Tonawanda, NY.
WELDING HELMET. A new welding helmet/respirator system from Hornell, the SpeedglasÂ® FlexView with AdfloÂ®, combines a retractable auto-darkening Speedglas lens with an advanced powered air purifying respirator (PAPR). Full eye, face and respiratory protection is provided for both welding and very low light weld preparation conditions. The clear lens meets ANSI standards. Hornell, Inc., Twinsburg, OH.
HARD HAT DECORATION. Bullard offers custom hard hat decoration through a program that is quick and easy. The custom decoration program requires no artwork charges and no set-up charges. In addition, proofs are provided free of charge for every new logo. The program includes quick delivery of the decorated hard hats. Bullard, Cynthiana, KY.
SAFETY CAPS. Advanceâ„¢ Caps from MSA are now designed with and without cooling vents. The vented model features six large cooling vents for improved air circulation, and a new non-vented cap provides the Advance styling â€” with rain gutter and lateral contour above the ear â€” and di-electric head protection. MSA Safety Products Division, Pittsburgh, PA.
Hearing ProtectionEAR CUSHIONS. Sellstromâ€™s TonedownÂ® 200 hearing protection is designed to reduce harmful noise. The lightweight, comfortable polyfoam ear cushions produce an NRR of 26 and feature easily adjustable earcups, a comfortable tension band and are di-electric. Available in bright safety yellow with black trim, the product meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standards. Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Palatine, IL.
REUSABLE EARPLUG. The Howard Leight SmartFitâ„¢ reusable earplug uses Conforming Material Technologyâ„¢ to adapt its original form to the unique shape of the individualâ€™s ear. The result is exceptional comfort and a custom-like fit with an off-the-shelf product. Heat-activated materials sense the contours of the userâ€™s ear canal and adjust their shape accordingly. Howard Leight Industries, Bacou-Dalloz, Inc., San Diego, CA.
EARPLUGS WITH CASE. RocketsÂ® reusable earplugs from Moldex slip easily into the ear because the grip doesnâ€™t bend. An air pocket in the tip makes the earplugs easy to wear, providing cushioned comfort. Pocket-PakÂ® carrying case provides hygienic storage between uses. The brightly colored NRR 26-rated earplugs are available with or without cord and metal detectable. Moldex-Metric, Inc., Culver City, CA.
PUSH-IN EARPLUGS. New Push-Insâ„¢ reusable earplugs from E-A-RÂ® provide an NRR of 28 dB, and the push-in style eliminates the hassle of rolling down earplugs for fitting and also alleviates hand-to-ear contamination associated with roll-down earplugs. The handle helps users easily fit and remove the earplug, and the soft foam tip provides comfort and performance. Aearo Co., Indianapolis, IN.
COMMUNICATIONS EARMUFFS. Elvex DeTune electronic earmuffs improve communications as the user can adjust the frequency range transmitted through the circuitry and speakers. The sound level inside the headset can be set up to 85 dB. Two control knobs are used to filter out the high and low frequencies. When the filters are set to â€œinactive,â€ the user hears as if no protection was being worn, except for the maximum sound limiter. Elvex Corp., Bethel, CT.
ADJUSTABLE EARMUFFS. SoundSeriesâ„¢ Earmuffs from Gateway consist of three styles of earmuffs, each fully adjustable and versatile. A rotating headband allows them to be worn over or behind the head or under the chin, and with or without head protection. The di-electric SoundOut model provides a 28 NRR; economical SoundDecision earmuffs have a 25 NRR; and SoundChoice offers 22 NRR. Gateway Safety, Inc., Cleveland, OH.
Protective ClothingFLAME-RESISTANT APPAREL. Cool, lightweight and soft, Workrite flame-resistant garments of CXPâ„¢ fabric, featuring NomexÂ®IIIA as its foundation, provide ideal arc and flash-fire protection with all-day comfort. The durable, smart-looking CXP apparel offers exceptional quality and complies with all FR workwear standards including NFPA, ASTM and OSHA. Workrite Uniform Co., Oxnard, CA.
HIGH-VISIBILITY RAINWEAR. Tingley Rubberâ€™s Comfort-Brite fluorescent yellow-green .35mm PVC-on-polyester suit with two-inch reflective tape is an affordable solution for high-visibility rainwear that complies with the ANSI/ISEA 107-1999 standard. Features include a zipper fly front, Velcro take-up straps, fall protection access, hood-in collar and vented cape back. Tingley Rubber Corp., South Plainfield, NJ.
ALL-WEATHER FR FABRIC. Westexâ€™s INDURAÂ® Ultra SoftÂ® flame-resistant fabric is now available with EPICâ„¢ by Nextec. The new â€œsoft shellâ€ cotton/high-tenacity nylon FR clothing products are water- and wind-resistant, breathable, washable and functional in virtually all weather conditions. Patented EPICâ„¢ technology encapsulates fabric fibers with a micro-thin polymer to create a breathable barrier inside the fabric. Westex Inc., Chicago, IL.
POLYCOATED GARMENTS. TychemÂ® QC polyethylene-coated garments from Lakeland provide lightweight splash protection from inorganic acids and other liquid chemicals. Combining TyvekÂ® fabric and a 1.25-mil PE coating, TychemÂ® QC is an economical choice for use in industrial plants and chemical cleanup operations. Garments are available in yellow or gray and with serged, bound or heat-sealed seams. Lakeland Industries, Ronkonkoma, NY.
CHEMICAL PROTECTION. The HAZARD-GARDÂ® line of protective apparel from Kimberly-Clark provides resistance to liquid and dry particulate chemicals. HAZARD-GARDÂ® I garments are laminated with a 1.3-mil exterior polyethylene film, while HAZARD-GARDÂ® IIâ€™s exterior is laminated with SARANEXÂ® 23-P film. The interiors of both garments offer a comfortable cloth-like feel. Kimberly-Clark Safety Division, Alpharetta, GA.
THERMAL PROTECTION. New apparel from DuPont provides thermal protection against molten cryolite and aluminum splash. Pants and shirts made with BodyshieldÂ® fabric from Cleyn & Tinker are designed to protect foundry workers exposed to molten metals splash. The comfortable garments provide outstanding shedding protection to help reduce the transfer of heat and the potential for burns. DuPont Personal Protection, Richmond, VA.
SHIRTS & COVERALL LINE. Bulwarkâ€™s Cool TouchÂ® shirts and coverall are lightweight and airy with all the protection of ComfortBlendâ„¢, a 65-percent NomexÂ® / 35-percent Lenzing FR blended fabric and part of DuPontâ€™s Nomex ComfortWear collection. Cool Touch shirts and coverall offer superb softness and durability. Bulwark, Nashville, TN.
FR DENIM JEANS. Carharttâ€™s new flame-resistant denim jeans meet ASTM, OSHA and NFPA 70E requirements. The FR jeans have an ATPV of 12.7 and are U.S.A. union-made with 14.75-oz. InduraÂ® Ultra SoftÂ®. Styled with a leg opening that fits over work boots, the soft, garment-washed jeans feature a relaxed fit and an arc-resistant high-tension waist snap closure. Carhartt, Dearborn, MI.
INSULATED EARMUFFS. Fashionable, comfortable, bandless Ear MittsÂ® earmuffs eliminate static and keep ears warm in cold conditions. Ear Mitts are made with fleece and lined with a Thinsulateâ„¢ Thermal Insulation interior that keeps warm air in and cold air out. The compact earmuffs can be toted in a jacket pocket when not being worn. Available in a variety of colors. SG Marketing, Inc., Dallas, TX.
HIGH-VISIBILITY MATERIAL. The NASCO ArcLiteâ„¢ HiVisâ„¢ ProSeriesâ„¢ is a fluorescent-background material with 3M ScotchliteÂ® reflective trim. The protective raingear features a three-piece hood-in collar, â€œBreathable by Designâ€ NomexÂ® mesh ventilation system, â€œFall Protection Friendlyâ€ lanyard access system and other desired features. NASCO Industries, Inc., Washington, IN.
Respiratory ProtectionDISPOSABLE RESPIRATORS. N95 disposable respirators from Moldex come in various styles and feature the Dura-MeshÂ® shell, which provides exceptional filter media protection and resists collapsing, even in heat and humidity. Available with the convenient HandyStrapÂ®, the N95 line is ideal for such jobs as grinding, sanding, metal machining, soldering and brazing. Moldex-Metric, Inc., Culver City, CA.
COMPACT PAPR. MSAâ€™s lightweight OptimAirÂ® MM 2K PAPR with Type HE OptiFilterÂ® XL Cartridge is well suited for abatement, nuclear, lead and some mold remediation, and other hazardous particulate environments. The new plastic water-resistant filter has an optional pre-filter and cover. Low-profile NiMH battery pack provides eight hours of continuous use. MSA Safety Products Division, Pittsburgh, PA.
MOLD RESPIRATOR KIT. The 3M Mold Remediation Respirator Kit contains everything needed for full-facepiece respiratory protection for mold remediation. The kit includes one 3M full-facepiece respirator 6000 series, two pairs of 2097 filters and an educational brochure. The 2097 filters reduce exposure to mold spores and feature a carbon layer for protection from VOCs. 3M OH&ESD, St. Paul, MN.
ESCAPE HOOD RESPIRATOR. Northâ€™s new ER1000 hood-style escape respirator provides a minimum of 30 minutes of respiratory and face protection during emergency evacuations. The easy-to-don unit protects against nuclear, chemical and toxic industrial materials as well as biological agents using Northâ€™s Defender Plusâ„¢ cartridges with ASZM-TEDA carbon. North Safety Products, Cranston, RI.
VOICE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM. The AOSafety Voice Transmission System provides clear, on-the-job verbal communication when half-mask respirators are required. The NIOSH-approved system features a Peltorâ„¢ noise-canceling microphone sealed to an AOSafety QuickLatchâ„¢ exhalation valve cover. The system can be used with Peltor headsets, voice amplifiers, earpieces and most standard two-way radios. AOSafety/Aearo Co., Indianapolis, IN.
PAPR SERIES. The PA30 Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) from Bullard offers up to ten hours of performance using NiMH batteries, and eliminates the â€œmemoryâ€ concern that reduces overall battery service life. Voltage regulation circuitry assures consistent airflow (8.5 CFM) throughout the work cycle. Audible alarm indicates low voltage. Bullard, Cynthiana, KY.
SCBA HOOD. Survivair has upgraded its Puma SCBA hood to provide a better fit with improved chemical compatibility. Enhancements include a new 20-mil PVC lens for better clarity and chemical resistance, and the use of blue ResponderÂ® material made by DuPont. The NIOSH-certified hooded pressure-demand SCBA is designed to fit over beards and glasses. Survivair, Bacou-Dalloz, Inc., Santa Ana, CA.
FULL FACEPIECE RESPIRATOR. The Promask 25 full facepiece APR from Scott offers extreme comfort via a wide sealing surface of the halo butyl facepiece and the adjustable five-point head harness. Available in two sizes, the twin-cartridge unit features a non-allergenic clear silicone nose cup and a centrally located speech diaphragm for enhanced communications. Scott Health & Safety, Monroe, NC.