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  1. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China

    2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China

    This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

    Situation Summary

    CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan and human infections with 2019-nCoV have been confirmed in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. The United States announced their first infection with 2019-nCoV detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan on January 21, 2020.

    Chinese health authorities were the first to post the full genome of the 2019-nCoV in GenBankexternal icon, the NIH genetic sequence database, and in the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) portal, an action which has facilitated detection of this virus.

    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen with MERS and SARS. When person-to-person spread has occurred with SARS and MERS, it is thought to have happened via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. Spread of SARS and MERS between people has generally occurred between close contacts. Past MERS and SARS outbreaks have been complex, requiring comprehensive public health responses.

    Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, suggesting person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people.

    Both MERS and SARS have been known to cause severe illness in people. The situation with regard to 2019-nCoV is still unclear. While severe illness, including illness resulting in a number of deaths has been reported in China, other patients have had milder illness and been discharged.

    There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

    Risk Assessment

    Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including whether and how well it spreads between people, the severity of resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, vaccine or treatment medications).

    Investigations are ongoing to learn more, but some degree of person-to-person spread of 2019-nCoV is occurring. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. It’s not clear yet how easily 2019-nCoV spreads from person-to-person. It’s important to know this in order to better assess the risk posed by this virus. While CDC considers this is a serious public health concern, based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time. Nevertheless, CDC is taking proactive preparedness precautions.
    What to Expect

    More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including possibly more cases in the United States. Given what has occurred previously with MERS and SARS, it’s likely that some person-to-person spread will continue to occur.

    CDC Response
    • CDC is closely monitoring this situation and is working with WHO.
    • CDC established a 2019-nCoV Incident Management Structure on January 7, 2020. On January 21, 2020, CDC activated its Emergency Response System to better provide ongoing support to the 2019-nCoV response.
    • On January 21, 2020, CDC again updated its interim travel health notice for this destination to provide information to people who may be traveling to Wuhan City and who may get sick. The travel notice was raised from Level 1; Practice Usual Precautions, to a Level 2: Practice Enhanced Precautions advising travelers that preliminary information suggests that older adults with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe disease.
    • CDC began entry screening of passengers on direct and connecting flights from Wuhan, China to the three main ports of entry in the United States on January 17, 2020. Entry screening will be expanded to airports in Atlanta and Chicago in the coming days.
    • CDC issued an updated interim Health Alert Notice (HAN) Advisory to inform state and local health departments and health care providers about this outbreak on January 17, 2020.
    • A CDC team has been deployed to support the ongoing investigation in the state of Washington in response to the first reported case of 2019-nCoV in the United States, including potentially tracing close contacts to determine if anyone else has become ill.
    • CDC has developed a real time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rRT-PCR) test that can diagnose 2019-nCoV. Currently, testing for this virus must take place at CDC, but in the coming days and weeks, CDC will share these tests with domestic and international partners through the agency’s International Reagent Resourceexternal icon.
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  2. The Best Anti-Fatigue Mats in 2020

    Below is a list of our top selling and most popular ergonomic anti-fatigue matting.


    Best Selling Anti-Fatigue Mats & Runners

    • Diamond-Plate
      • Diamond Tuf Sponge - Group: 452
      • Diamond-Plate - Group: 385
      • Diamond-Plate Military Switchboard - Group: 712
      • Diamond-Plate Select - Group: 495
      • Diamond-Plate SpongeCote - Group: 415
      • Diamond-Plate SpongeCote UltraSoft - Group: 414
      • Diamond-Plate SpongeCote with GRITSHIELD - Group: 416
      • Diamond-Plate Switchboard Matting - Group: 701
      • Electrically Conductive Diamond-Plate - Group: 786-DP
      • SMART Diamond-Plate - Group: 497
    • Rejuvenator
      • Rejuvenator Squared Workstation Mat - Group: 502-M
    • Tile-Top Matting
      • Tile-Top AM SpongeCote UltraSoft - Group: 419
      • Tile-Top AM SpongeCote - Group: 420
      • Tile-Top Select - Group: 494
      • Smart Tile Top - Group: 496

    Best Selling Anti-Fatigue Modular Flooring Tiles

    • ErgoDeck
      • ErgoDeck Smooth - Group: 568
      • ErgoDeck Illuminate System - Group: 566-ILL
      • ErgoDeck Smooth Heavy Duty - Group: 569
      • ErgoDeck Diamond-Plate - Group: 590
      • ErgoDeck with Integrated No-Slip Cleats, Solid - Group: 552
      • ErgoDeck General Purpose Solid with GRITSHIELD - Group: 567
      • ErgoDeck General Purpose Open with GRITSHIELD - Group: 565
      • ErgoDeck Heavy Duty Solid with GRITSHIELD - Group: 563
      • ErgoDeck Heavy Duty Open with GRITSHIELD - Group: 561
      • ErgoDeck Heavy Duty Solid - Group: 562
      • ErgoDeck Heavy Duty Open - Group: 560
      • ErgoDeck with Steel No-Slip Cleats, Open - Group: 555
      • ErgoDeck with Steel No-Slip Cleats, Solid - Group: 554
      • ErgoDeck ESD - Group: 557
    • Rejuvenator
      • Rejuvenator Squared Flooring - Group: 502-F
        Rejuvenator Squared Modular Runner - Group: 502-R
    • 24/Seven
      • 24/Seven® LockSafe® Drainage GR - Group: 578-GR
      • 24/Seven LockSafe Drainage NBR w/Gritshield - Group: 586-NBR
      • 24/Seven® LockSafe® solid GR - Group: 577-GR
      • 24/Seven® LockSafe® Solid NBR - Group: 577-NBR
      • 24/Seven® LockSafe® Drainage NBR - Group: 578-NBR
      • 24/Seven® LockSafe® Solid NBR w/Gritshield - Group: 584-NBR
      • 24/Seven WorkStation GR - Group: 588-GR
      • 24/Seven Solid GR - Group: 570-GR
      • 24/Seven Open GR - Group: 572-GR
      • 24/Seven Solid CFR - Group: 570-CFR
      • 24/Seven Open CFR - Group: 572-CFR
      • 24/Seven CFR with GRITSHIELD - Group: 576-CFR
      • 24/Seven Solid CFR with GRITSHIELD - Group: 574-CFR

    Product Highlight


    Diamond-Plate SpongeCote with GRITSHIELD

    Diamond-Plate with GRITSHIELD combines productivity improvement with slip prevention in oily overspray applications. A GRITSHIELD enhanced PVC surface improves coefficient of friction by 60%, protecting team members from dangerous falls. The Nitrile enhanced Nitricell sponge absorbs repeated compression and bounces back to its original form better than any PVC sponge alternative.

    • "Best" sponge base
    • Machine cut and beveled edges prevent tripping
    • The ONLY fully customizable Diamond-Plate matting product available
    • 2X the resilience and 3X the life of look-alikes
    • Maximized standing area
    • Overall thickness, Standard 9/16” (14 mm) or UltraSoft 15/16” (24 mm)

    24/Seven Open CFR

    24/Seven is a collection of high performance, 3’x3’ (91 x 91 cm), interconnecting rubber anti-fatigue mats. These resilient modular mats are 5/8” (16mm) thick and tough enough to handle 24/7 shift operations, but supple enough to provide cushioned support where it’s needed. Because of its modularity, 24/Seven can be positioned to cover large flooring areas, single workstations and assembly lines. For extra safety attach optional 3 x 39 in. (8 x 99 cm) beveled yellow safety edges.

    • Available in 3 different rubber compounds based on environmental exposures:
      • GR- Water or dry debris
      • CFR- Mineral oil-based fluids
      • NBR- Petroleum-based fluids
    • Hidden interlocks
    • Choice of solid or drainage styles
    • Choose GRITSHIELD for increased traction
    • Custom widths or unique configurations are available in 12" (30 cm) increments
    • Overall thickness 5/8" (16 mm)
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  3. Reviewing the Classes of an ANSI Safety Vest

    Class 1 Safety Vests


    Class 1 vests are for those working in low-impact areas. According to OSHA, this includes areas where traffic flow does not exceed 25 mph. Workers should also be stationed a good distance away from the traffic to prevent injury. Class 1 vests are typically used by parking attendants, delivery drivers, and roadside assistance personnel in low traffic areas.

    All class 1 vests should have a minimum of 155 square inches of reflective tape. Dimensions of the reflective tape can be either 6.46 linear feet of 2-inch tape or 9.39 linear feet of 1 3/8-inch tape. The reflective stripes should be around the middle in a 360º stripe and above each shoulder. These vests should also have a bright yellow or orange color.


    Class 2 Safety Vests


    Those working near heavier traffic and in low visibility areas will need to wear class 2 safety vests. The weather may reduce visibility in these areas and traffic flow may exceed 25 mph. Workers should still be stationed a good distance away from the traffic. Class 2 vests are typically worn by airport workers, high-volume parking or toll booth operators, and forest workers.

    Class 2 vests must have a minimum of 201 square inches of reflective tape. Dimensions of the reflective tape can be 8.373 linear feet of 2-inch tape or 12.2 linear feet of 1 3/8-inch tape. Reflective stripes should be over the shoulders and around the middle in either one or two 360º horizontal stripes.


    Class 3 Safety Vests


    Class 3 vests are reserved for those that are close to high-traffic areas, including site inspectors, emergency responders, railway workers, and utility crews. Traffic in these areas may be close to or exceed 50 mph. Workers typically work right next to the road or in other hazardous areas, so they should be as visible as possible to prevent injury.

    These vests must have a minimum of 310 square inches of reflective tape that is 12.92 linear feet and 2-inches wide. This includes a requirement that the worker have a full silhouette outline. Headlights approaching a worker should make plain that this is a person. This means reflective materials on the arms and legs, which far exceeds the standards for Class 1 and Class 2 safety vests.


    Type O Safety Vests


    Type O high visibility apparel is Class 1 gear, which provides the minimum amount of reflective materials required to visually differentiate the wearer from non-complex backgrounds. For Type O gear to be appropriate, vehicle and equipment speeds should not exceed 25 mph and there should be ample separation between workers and vehicular traffic.

    Applications where Type O hi-vis apparel may be appropriate:

    • Warehouse workers
    • Mining
    • PetroChem
    • Type R

    This type of gear may be Class 2 or 3 safety apparel. Class 2 uses additional amounts of high visibility materials that may define the human form more effectively, while Class 3 offers greater worker visibility through a full range of body motions and where the background is more complex. A sleeveless garment (like a vest) cannot be considered Class 3.


    Applications for Class 2 hi-vis safety apparel:

    Roadway construction worker
    Municipalities
    Airline ramp personnel
    Applications for Class 3 hi-vis safety apparel:

    Flaggers
    Department of Transportation
    Night-time work
    Municipalities or state work


    Type P Safety Apparel

    Type P high visibility apparel may be Class 2 or 3 and provides visual conspicuity during both day and night operations. It is particularly well suited for emergency responders and law enforcement personnel who work in environments with exposure to traffic, including temporary traffic control zones. Type P hi-vis safety apparel provides additional options for workers who have competing hazards or require access to special equipment.

    Applications where Type P apparel is suitable:

    Police
    Fire
    EMS
    Sheriff

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  4. 3M Versaflo TR-300 vs TR-600 vs TR-800

    3Mâ„¢ Versafloâ„¢ TR-300, TR-300+, TR-600 and TR-800 Powered Air Purifying Respirators

    Choose the system that works best for your environment.

    Feature TR-300+ TR-600 TR-800
    NIOSH Approved
    configurations available
    Yes Yes

    Yes

    HE Filter Yes Yes Yes
    Chemical Cartridges No Yes Yes
    Battery Run Time TR-330 Standard Battery:
    4-6 hours*
    TR-332 High Capacity Battery:
    8-12 hours*
    TR-630 Standard Battery:
    7-10 hours*
    TR-632 High Capacity Battery:
    10.5-19 hours*
    TR-830 Standard Battery:
    Approximately 6-10 hours*
    Battery Charge Time TR-330 Standard Battery:
    <3.0 hours
    TR-332 High Capacity Battery:
    <3.5 hours
    TR-630 Standard Battery:
    <4 hours
    TR-632 High Capacity Battery:
    <4 hours
    TR-830 Standard Battery:
    <3.5 hours
    Approximate Airflow
    (loose fitting)
    Standard: 6.5 cfm (185 lpm)
    High: 7.2 cfm (205 lpm)
    Standard: 6.7 cfm (190 lpm)
    Medium: 7.2 cfm (205 lpm)
    High: 7.8 cfm (220 lpm)
    Standard: 6.7 cfm (190 lpm)
    Medium: 7.2 cfm (205 lpm)
    High: 7.8 cfm (220 lpm)
    Cleaning (blower only) Wipe down only Wipe down or rinse or submerge
    with use of TR-653 Cleaning &
    Storage Kit
    Wipe down or rinse or submerge
    with use of TR-653 Cleaning &
    Storage Kit
    Corded battery vs all-inone
    unit
    All-in-one All-in-one All-in-one
    Ingress Protection IP-53 Rating in use** IP-54 Rating in use***
    IP-67 with cleaning & storage kit
    in place***
    IP-54 Rating in use***
    IP-67 with cleaning & storage kit
    in place***
    Elevation Limits -100m (-328 ft) to 4300m
    (14107 ft)
    -100m (-328 ft) to 5000m
    (16404 ft)
    -100m (-328 ft) to 5000m
    (16404 ft)
    Belt Options TR-325 Standard Belt
    TR-326 High Durability Belt
    TR-327 Easy Clean Belt
    TR-626 High Durability Belt
    TR-627 Easy Clean Belt
    TR-626 High Durability Belt
    TR-627 Easy Clean Belt
    Blower Alarms Visual/Audible Visual/Audible/Vibratory Visual/Audible
    User Interface Battery charge, filter loading &
    airflow status alarm
    Battery charge, filter loading &
    airflow status alarm
    Battery charge, filter loading &
    airflow status alarm
    Batteries 2 batteries, Standard and High
    Capacity, both include
    On-Board battery gauge
    2 batteries, Standard and High
    Capacity, both include
    On-Board battery gauge
    1 standard battery, includes on
    board battery gauge
    Battery Cycles Approx. 250 – Full charge/
    discharge cycles
    Approx. 250 – Full charge/
    discharge cycles
    Approx. 750 – Full charge/
    discharge cycles
    Battery Type Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion
    Headtops M-Series, S-Series, H-Series,
    L-Series SG, BE-Series
    M-Series, S-Series, L-Series &
    Speedglasâ„¢ Welding Helmets &
    H-Series
    M-Series, S-Series
    Approximate Motor
    Blower Weight
    TR-300+ motor/blower – no
    battery pack – ~0.85 lbs
    TR-600 motor/blower – no
    battery pack – ~1.4 lbs
    TR-800 motor/blower – no
    battery pack – ~1.5 lbs
    Approximate Battery
    Weight
    TR-330 Standard Battery:
    0.5 lbs.
    TR-332 High Capacity Battery:
    0.8 lbs.
    TR-630 Standard Battery:
    1 lb.
    TR-632 High Capacity Battery:
    1.3 lbs.
    TR-830 Standard Battery:
    1.5 lbs
    Approximate Blower
    Dimensions
    With HE filter and cover
    8” w x 7” h x 3” d 10” w x 8” h x 3” d 10” w x 8” h x 3” d
    Shelf Life Motor/blower – 5 years******
    Battery pack – 9 months****
    HE Filter – 5 years
    Motor/blower – 5 years******
    Battery pack – 1 year*****
    HE Filter – 5 years
    Motor/blower – 5 years******
    Battery pack – 6 months*****
    HE Filter – 5 years
    User Instructions &
    Warranty Info
    https://multimedia.3m.com/
    mws/media/1490017O/3mversaflo-
    papr-assembly-tr-300-
    series-user-instruction.pdf
    https://multimedia.3m.com/
    mws/media/1091774O/tr-600-
    papr-user-instruction.pdf
    https://multimedia.3m.com/
    mws/media/1458326O/3mversaflo-
    powered-air-purifyingrespirator-
    assembly-tr-800-
    series-user-instruction.pdf
    Intrinsically Safe and
    standard
    No No Yes - Blower with battery certified
    to UL/IEC 60079 (2013)
    Link to Purchase

    *  Estimated system run time based on testing with a new battery and a new clean filter at 68ºF (20ºC). Actual system run time may be extended or shortened depending on system configuration and environment.

    ** Suitable for use in a decontamination shower with a spray angle of up to 60 degrees from vertical

    ***  The IP54 rating indicates the unit is protected against infiltration of dusts and water splash that would interfere with normal operation

    ****  Battery packs should be charged immediately and fully upon receipt. The battery should be recharged after each use and at least every 9 months

    ***** Battery packs should be charged immediately and fully upon receipt. The battery should be recharged after each use and at least every 9-12 months

    ****** The motor must be run for at least 5 minutes annually to ensure proper lubrication and operation

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  5. West Chester Gloves Now Available at IndustrialSafety.com!

    West Chester Gloves Now Available at IndustrialSafety.com!

    Since 1978, West Chester Protective Gear has provided high performance solutions for industrial customers to ensure workers stay safe and perform at their best.

    West Chester Protective Gear is one of the largest importers of work gloves in Western Hemisphere. The extensive industrial hand protection product line includes dipped/coated, cut resistant, leather, high dexterity/performance, cotton, chemical resistant, welding and disposable gloves. The protective apparel line includes disposable clothing, aprons and sleeves, rainwear, and welding apparel.

    Industrial customers depend on West Chester as a trusted partner to deliver the right products at the right value with guaranteed on time delivery. West Chester Protective Gear is passionately committed to serving its customers and has been successful building long term relationships based on service, quality, innovation, and value. Highly experienced tenured sales and operations teams are knowledgeable and responsive, providing innovative solutions that fit customer needs. That’s why over 1,600 industrial distributers including 7 of the 10 largest in the USA depend on West Chester to serve their protective gear needs.

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  6. 3M Cartridge and Filter Replacement Guide

    • What is the shelf life of 3M Cartridges?
      • Provided they are stored unopened in the original packaging, cartridges will last five years from manufacture date.
    • How should I store my 3M Respirator Cartridges and Filters?
      • When not in use, your 3M Respirator, Cartridges and Filters should be kept clean and dry, away from contaminated atmospheres to avoid deterioration. A storage container or bag that can be sealed can be utilized for this purpose.
    • Why do I need to use a 3M Particulate Filter with my 3M Gas & Vapor Cartridges for some applications?
      • The particulate filter removes the tiny droplets or particles in the air (e.g., mists from spray painting). The gas and vapor cartridges do not filter these particles. If no particulate filter is used, they could be breathed in.
    • What is a Fit Test?
      • Because everyone’s face is different, a fit test is used to determine an adequate match between the faceseal of a respirator and the face of the wearer. Ideally this should be done before the respirator is first issued and then at least annually.
    • Can I wear a respirator with a beard?
      • 3M recommends respirator wearers are clean-shaven. Do not use respirator with beards or other facial hair or other conditions that prevent a good seal between the face and the faceseal of the respirator.
    • What is the definition of Cartridge Change Schedule?
      • Change schedule is a specified time period after which the chemical cartridge will be replaced. This time period may be established after consideration of the service life estimate, workplace conditions such as contaminant concentration, relative humidity, temperature, work activities, respirator use pattern (e.g., continuous or intermittent use), presence of other materials, potential for contaminant migration/desorption, health effects of the gas or vapor, and quality of warning properties, if any.
    • What is the definition of Service Life?
      • Service life is the measured or estimated period of time before breakthrough of a contaminant (gas or vapor) for a specific chemical cartridge under specified conditions of the test or estimate.
    • Why can't I use warning properties to determine chemical cartridge change-out?
      • When OSHA revised 1910.134, it changed the standard requiring that change-out schedules be determined using objective data. In the past, warning properties such as odor, eye irritation, and respiratory irritation were relied on almost completely for indicating when chemical cartridge breakthrough was starting. In fact, organic vapor chemical cartridges were only approved by NIOSH for those organic vapors with good warning properties. However, warning properties rely upon human senses that are not foolproof. The 1987 NIOSH Respirator Decision Logic described the typical wide variation of odor threshold in the general population (greater than two orders of magnitude). Other problems exist: shift in odor threshold due to extended low exposures, shifts due to simple colds and other illnesses, and failure to recognize odor because of distraction of the workplace competing for worker attention. Given the variability among people with respect to detection of odors and differences in measuring odor thresholds, a better practice is to establish cartridge change-out schedules even for chemicals with “adequate warning properties”. Because of this fact, when OSHA revised its respiratory protection standard, it prohibited the reliance on warning properties as the primary means for indicating when it was time to change the chemical cartridges. Instead, OSHA requires that a change schedule be established that identifies how long a chemical cartridge can be used in a particular workplace before being replaced. OSHA has indicated that if an effective change-out schedule can be established for chemicals with poor warning properties, chemical cartridges could be used for these chemicals as well.
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  7. Miller TurboLite Edge Personal Fall Limiters

    In work sites of every variety, edges are much more common than people realize – and they pose a greater risk than you’d expect. Without protection designed for edges, traditional lifelines risk being severed. Designed for performance in sharp and smooth edge applications, the TurboLite Edge offers versatility, enhanced user mobility and maximum safety. The TurboLite Edge ensures workers are safe in applications requiring foot-level tie-off or working near edges.

    Please contact us for quotes!

    Details

    MFLEC-3/6FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC-4/6FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC-11/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC-12/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC-18/6FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiner
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC2-3/6FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC2-4/6FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC2-11/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC2-12/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC2-18/6FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiners
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEC-3/9FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC-4/9FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC-11/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC-12/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC-18/9FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiner
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC2-3/9FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC2-4/9FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC2-11/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC2-12/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC2-18/9FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiners
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEC-20/8FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hook
    Single Configuration, 8-ft

    MFLEC2-20/8FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 8-ft

    MFLEC-20/11FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hook
    Single Configuration, 11-ft

    MFLEC2-20/11FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 11-ft

    MFLEW-3/6FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW-4/6FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW-11/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW-12/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW-18/6FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiner
    Single Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW2-3/6FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW2-4/6FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW2-11/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW2-12/6FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW2-18/6FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiners
    Twin Configuration, 6-ft

    MFLEW-3/9FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW-4/9FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW-11/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW-12/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW-18/9FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiner
    Single Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW2-3/9FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW2-4/9FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW2-11/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW2-12/9FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW2-18/9FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiners
    Twin Configuration, 9-ft

    MFLEW-3/12FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW-4/12FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW-11/12FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hook
    Single Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW-12/12FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hook
    Single Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW-18/12FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiner
    Single Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW2-3/12FT

    Steel Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW2-4/12FT

    Steel Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW2-11/12FT

    Aluminum Locking Snap Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW2-12/12FT

    Aluminum Locking Rebar Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLEW2-18/12FT

    Aluminum Captive Eye Carabiners
    Twin Configuration, 12-ft

    MFLET-1/7.5FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hook
    Single Configuration, 7.5-ft

    MFLET2-1/7.5FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 7.5-ft

    MFLET-1/10.5FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hook
    Single Configuration, 10.5-ft

    MFLET2-1/10.5FT

    5K® Steel Locking Tie-Back Hooks
    Twin Configuration, 10.5-ft

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  8. Tingley Rubber Footwear, Clothing and Accessories

    We are proud to now offer Tingley rubber footwear, clothing and accessories.   Tingley offers the broadest selection of injection molded over-the-shoe footwear in the industry.  Their line offers options of materials and styles to meet a wide range of protection and application requirements.  They offer injection molded overshoes in Natural Rubber and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride).  They complement this offering with both steel toe safety and slip resistant ice traction overshoe products.

    Their overshoe products allow users to wear their normal work shoes, while having protection against the environment. Overshoes are the perfect choice when the protective requirements are intermittent or weather driven.

    • Material Selection: Before choosing a material where contact with a given chemical may occur, the users should perform their own tests. If highly toxic chemicals are present, special care must be taken into consideration when choosing the correct protective product. This care should include daily inspections to ensure that normal wear and tear have not reduced the integrity of the product. Depending on the toxicity level of the chemical, products should be disposed of if intimate contact with the chemical has occurred.
    • Natural Rubber: Has outstanding stretch for easier on and off, and excellent low temperature properties allow the material to stay supple in cold temperatures. It has superior slip, puncture, and cut resistance as compared to PVC. Rubber resists bases, acids, alcohols, and diluted water solutions of most chemicals that are water-soluble. It is a hydrocarbon and does not withstand constant contact with petroleum and oil based solvents. 
    • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): Is a synthetic thermoplastic polymer that provides good protection against animal fats, many acids, alcohols, alkalies, bases, oils, and petroleum hydrocarbons. PVC is not recommended for use in ketones, aldehydes, and many solvents. Our Frigiflex® formula, used in our Workbrutes overshoe line, has good stretch and low temperature properties to stay supple in cold weather.

    INJECTION MOLDED OVERSHOE FEATURES

    1. Seamless construction for 100% waterproof protection.

    2. More material in heel, toe, and sole for longer wear.

    3. Less material in the upper results in lighter weight for improved flexibility and less leg fatigue.

    4. Sturdy molded button on boot styles for secure closure. No hardware to corrode, conduct, tear, or snag.

    5. Full opening gusset on boot styles for easy on and off.

    6. Heavy duty heel kick for easy off.

    7. No lining. Completely washable. Wipes dry quickly.

    8. Deep cleated outsole spits out debris for good slip resistance and longer wear.


    Signature Brands Include

    • Airgoâ„¢
    • American
    • Boot Saver®
    • Comfort Tuff®
    • DuraBlastâ„¢
    • DuraScrimâ„¢
    • Eagleâ„¢
    • Fliteâ„¢
    • HazProof®
    • Iron Eagle®
    • Job Sightâ„¢
    • Job Sight FRâ„¢
    • Magnapreneâ„¢
    • Orion®
    • Pilotâ„¢
    • Premier G2â„¢
    • Profileâ„¢
    • Pylonâ„¢
    • Safetyflex®
    • Sigmaâ„¢
    • Steplite X®
    • Storm-Champ®
    • StormFlex®
    • StormTracks®
    • SYNC System
    • Tingley FRâ„¢
    • Triumphâ„¢
    • Tuff-Enuffâ„¢
    • Tuff-Enuff Plusâ„¢
    • Webdri®
    • Winter-Tuff®
    • Workbrute®
    • Workreationâ„¢
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  9. A Guide to OSHA Regulations for First Aid Kits

    OSHA (U.S Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA regulations regarding first aid kits are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations under section 29 CFR 1910.151 and in Appendix A. OSHA does not provide specifications for first aid kit contents per se but defines mandatory requirements for availability of kits on worksites. In Appendix A of the OHSA guidelines,

    ANSI is referenced as the originator of first aid kit specifications and minimum contents requirements (see ANSI requirements in more detail below).

    The 2015 ANSI revision introduces two classes of first aid kits

    Class A kits with contents designed to deal with most common types of workplace injuries.

    Class B kits with a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments. ANSI Z308.1-2015 Required Contents

    In order to be ANSI compliant, First Aid Kits must contain the following components


    2015 ANSI Class A Minimum Fill Requirements

    QTY    Item and Minimum Size or Volume
    16    Adhesive Bandages, 1" x 3"
    1    Adhesive Tape, 2.5 yd.
    10    Antibiotic Treatment, 0.14 fl. oz. (0.5g) applications
    10    Antiseptic, 0.14 fl. oz. (0.5g) applications
    1    Breathing Barrier
    1    Burn Dressing, 4" x 4"
    10    Burn Treatment, 1/32 oz. (0.9g) applications
    1    Cold Pack, 4" x 5"
    2    Eye Coverings
    1    Eye Wash, 1 oz.
    1    First Aid Guide
    6    Hand Sanitizer, 1/32 oz. (0.9g) applications
    4    Medical Exam Gloves
    1    Roller Bandage, 2" x 4 yd.
    1    Scissors    
    2    Sterile Pads, 3" x 3"
    2    Trauma Pads, 5" x 9"
    1    Triangular Bandage, 40" x 40" x 56"


    2015 ANSI Class B Minimum Fill Requirements

    QTY    Item and Minimum Size or Volume
    50    Adhesive Bandages, 1" x 3"
    2    Adhesive Tape, 2.5 yd.
    25    Antibiotic Treatment, 0.14 fl. oz. (0.5g) applications
    50    Antiseptic, 0.14 fl. oz. (0.5g) applications
    1    Breathing Barrier
    2    Burn Dressing, 4" x 4"
    25    Burn Treatment, 1/32 oz. (0.9g) applications
    2    Cold Pack, 4" x 5"
    2    Eye Coverings
    1    Eye Wash, 4 oz.
    1    First Aid Guide
    10    Hand Sanitizer, 1/32 oz. (0.9g) applications
    8    Medical Exam Gloves
    2    Roller Bandage, 2" x 4 yd.
    1    Roller Bandage, 4" x 4 yd.
    1    Scissors    
    1    Padded Splint, 4" x 24"
    4    Sterile Pads, 3" x 3"
    1    Tourniquet, 1"
    4    Trauma Pads, 5" x 9"
    2    Triangular Bandage, 40" x 40" x 56"

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  10. KAMORI RWG50 Cut Protection Work Glove by Radians

    The KAMORIâ„¢ RWG50 Cut Protection Work Glove by Radians has an ANSI Cut rating of A4 and an EN388 cut rating of 5. The white grain goat skin glove with an Aramid lining provides excellent cut protection. The dense TPR overlays on the back of the hand provide added impact protection.

    • White grain goat skin driver with Aramid lining
    • Slip-on cuff design provides a comfortable fit.
    • TPR overlays provide added impact protection. (Patent # 9,241,519)
    • Load weight of 1851g
    • Tested to EN 388 standards for Abrasion Resistance, Blade Cut, Tear, and Puncture (3 5 2 3).
    • ANSI Cut Level A4, EN388 Cut Level 5.

    Part Numbers:

    • RWG50S  Small
    • RWG50M  Medium
    • RWG50L  Large
    • RWG50XL  X-Large
    • RWG50XXL  2X-Large

    Radians RWG50 Gloves

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