New Safety Helmets Designed for Comfort and Protection

Malta Dynamics announces the release of its new safety helmets, which feature an innovative design that aims to maximize both safety and comfort on the jobsite. The new Malta Dynamics Safety Helmets meet ANSI Z89.1-2014 Type 1 Class C standards and can optionally come equipped with an attached clear or tinted visor.

The Malta Dynamics Safety Helmet features sliding adjustable vents to help with air circulation. The helmet’s six-point suspension system and adjustable chin strap improve comfort and provide greater protection in the event of an impact or fall. The low-profile design allows a more secure fit that sits lower on the crown of your head, which provides better coverage and makes wearing the helmet more comfortable than a higher-profile sitting hard hat.

“We’re excited to introduce our new safety helmet that offers a fantastic mix of protection and comfort,” says Damian Lang, owner and CEO of Malta Dynamics. “Because we use these products ourselves, we know how important it is for PPE to fit comfortably when you wear it around a jobsite all day. Workers have to be comfortable wearing it so that they keep it on at all times and are protected when they need it.”

For more information, visit maltadynamics.com.

Safety Reading Glasses Designed for the Jobsite

Pyramex offers a series of reading glasses designed specifically for the workplace. Built to be ultra-lightweight and weighing only 25 grams, the Carhartt Braswell Readers have a half-frame design, with features including an adjustable nosepiece constructed of a unique thermoplastic rubber (TPR) and ratcheting temples made with polycarbonate, with temple tips from TPR. According to the company, these technically designed additions work together to make for a more comfortable fit and the long-lasting durability of the glasses

Carhartt Braswell Readers are built to last and be one of the safest glasses on the market. The hard-wearing frame and lens are made from polycarbonate, a material originally invented for the aerospace industry for its strong, durable and virtually shatter-resistant properties. Lab and field-tested, the glasses are ANSI and CSA rated for high impact.The Braswell Readers are available in a Black and Tan frame in three variations including +1.5 magnification (CHB1110TR15); +2.0 magnification (CHB1110TR20); and +2.5 magnification (CHB1110TR25). 


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Reusable Parapet Anchors

Malta Dynamics introduces its reusable parapet anchor, designed specifically for flat roofs surrounded by parapet walls. These parapet anchors are fully adjustable and can be installed on wall thicknesses from 2.36 inches all the way up to 14.1 inches. Parapet walls must be at least 9 inches high to install this anchor, which supports workers up to 310 pounds.

This anchorage device is non-penetrating and requires no tools to install. The dual tightening handles allow for even force distribution, and rubber protective pads eliminate damage to the parapet wall.

“Our parapet anchors are so easy to install, you can be up and running in just a few minutes,” said Damian Lang, owner and CEO of Malta Dynamics. “They provide a great cost savings because these reusable anchor points can be transferred from one jobsite to another.”

For more information, visit www.maltadynamics.com

Reusable Mask Inserts Designed to Improve the Comfort Level of Mask Wearers

HeartFormSF offers an innovative product designed to improve the comfort level of mask-wearers in the era of COVID-19. HeartForm’s lightweight, heart-shaped shields — called HeartForm — hold the mask fabric just a few millimeters away from the nose and mouth. According to the manufacturer, this simple action makes breathing easier, blocks the face mask from entering the mouth, making it easier to talk while keeping the face cool and its users comfortable. 

HeartForm works equally well with paper and fabric masks. Made of smooth, FDA approved medical-grade polypropylene, these shields are reusable and recyclable. You can easily 

wash or sanitize the product between uses. Each one weighs just 1/8 of an ounce. 

HeartFormSF is donating a portion of each order to the not for profit World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 relief program to feed victims of the pandemic across the United States. In addition to fulfilling individual orders, the company also supplies the product in bulk to businesses and organizations. Bulk orders can include the choice of a variety of colors and branding with company names and slogans. 

For more information, visit www.heartformsf.com

Swivel Metal Roof Anchor

Dynamic Fastener offers a swivel metal roof anchor for use with lifelines, rope/cable grabs or retractors. It offers continuous protection and freedom of movement with the 360 degree swivel and 180-plus degree flip movement of the D-ring, keeping the connection point in line with your work. According to the company, the unique design keeps the anchor point above the high point of the panels. The swivel metal roof anchor is designed for temporary or permanent application. It is designed to fit in the valleys of lighter R panels and capture the purlin below. The product is supplied with 14-14 x 11/2 inch T4 fasteners.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Full-Body Harnesses Available in Extra Small Sizes

Malta Dynamics offers Extra Small sizes for six of the company’s full-body fall protection harness models. The Extra Small (XS) harnesses are designed to better fit workers for whom small and medium harnesses may be too big and fit too loosely. 

The XS harnesses are designed to fit comfortably for heights ranging from 4’10”–5’8” (1.47–1.73 m) and weights of 130–180 pounds (59–73 kg). The belt sizing on the XS harness is optimized for waists measuring 26”–36” (66–91 cm).

Proper sizing is critical in fall protection harnesses. If a worker wears a harness that doesn’t fit snugly, they risk slipping out of the harness at the critical moment when the fall protection system arrests a fall. Adding the XS option to the full body harness catalog offers a better fit to a wider range of workers.  

“We know much of the apparel in our industry tends to run large, and some workers have a hard time finding safety equipment that’s made to work with their body type,” said Damian Lang, owner and CEO of Malta Dynamics. “We’re excited to offer harnesses that provide a safe and comfortable fit for workers of all shapes and sizes.”

For more information, visit www.maltadynamics.com.

New Line of ANSI-Rated Safety Helmets

Protecting workers on the job from potential head injuries is vital to most workforce safety plans. Whether you’re restoring power at great heights or working daily on the construction site, you rely on your safety helmet to keep you safe while on the job. The new line of Ridgeline XR7 Safety Helmets from Pyramex Safety is the company’s latest addition to its trusted Ridgeline series, incorporating expertly designed features like a comfortable breakaway chin strap which secures the hat and offers protection from strangulation should a major fall occur, as well as the ability to attach earmuff and face shield accessories to adapt to the needs of any work environment.

The new Ridgeline XR7 Safety Helmet is constructed of ABS/PC material that’s not only ultra-lightweight, it offers superior strength and increased heat resistance. It’s easy to adjust with a 6-point ratchet suspension system ensuring a personalized fit. A soft four-point PU breakaway chin strap ensures all-day wearing comfort while keeping the helmet securely fastened. Removal is simple with a quick release of the breakaway clip. Easily adjust height and angle options for the suspension, as well as adjust it from 6-1/2 to 8 head size via an easy to grasp knob to help you find the most comfortable position on your head.

The Ridgeline XR7 meets ANSI Z89.1-2014 Type I, Class E and CE EN 397:2012 +A1:2012 safety standards, so wearers can be confident they are well protected while on the job. Safety helmet adapter, earmuff and face shield accessories are also available (sold separately) to customize the Ridgeline XR7 and adapt to individual working conditions. The Ridgeline XR7 is available in a wide variety of colors including: White, Slate Gray, Black Graphite, Yellow, Hi-vis Lime and Blue. Custom imprinting is also available.

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New Line of Cleaning and Disinfecting Products

The Garland Company, Inc. launches its innovative Defense Force line of high-performance products designed to either clean, disinfect and/or protect commercial facilities. The flagship Defense Force product is D7, a safe and effective EPA-registered antimicrobial disinfectant that kills bacteria, fungi, germs and viruses in minutes and has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the coronavirus/COVID-19. It can be applied to hard, non-porous interior and exterior surfaces, providing the assurance of clean and safe facilities. D7 is easily mixed and applied with standard sprayers. There is no specialized training required for the application of D7, so disinfection can take place almost immediately.

The Defense Force product line also includes Clear-Shield, a patented, clear acrylic water-based solution designed to protect a roof’s existing surface. The nontoxic solution includes antimicrobial products that, in turn, protect the coating itself. Clear-Shield can be sprayed or roller applied to gravel and mineral-surfaced modified bitumen and single-ply roofs. Clean-Shieldrounds out the line and is a biodegradable, nontoxic cleaning solution formulated to safely and effectively clean, brighten and restore a variety of masonry substrates. Clean-Shield penetrates the surface and chemically reacts to remove contaminants and deposits like hard water stains, efflorescence, dirt, algae, mold, mildew, rust and other hard to remove contaminants.

For more information, visit www.garlandco.com

Skylight Fall Protection System

Dynamic Fastener offers fall protection systems for flat and domed skylights. Ideal for R-panel, standing seam, or curb mount skylights, the system utilizes an OSHA-compliant galvanized steel safety screen with a maximum 4-inch-by-4-inch opening. The screen is secured with zinc-coated carbon steel clips and long-life, self-drilling fasteners. All of the required mounting hardware and supports are included in the kit for a complete installation. 

According to the manufacturer, all systems are factory-sized to install quickly. Roof-mounted models maintain a low profile to create a clean and finished look. Curb-mount applications are hidden beneath the domed skylight. The system can be custom painted to match the building’s exterior.

 For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Dipped Gloves Designed for Safety and Comfort

Pyramex Safety’s new dipped gloves are constructed from Polyurethane, Latex or Nitrile, each designed be the safest, most comfortable work gloves available. All new dipped gloves meet ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 cut standards (with ratings from A1-A9 depending on model) as well as CE EN388:2016 (with levels A-F depending on model), which further rates cut.

Two new Polyurethane models in the line are the new GL403C and GL404C gloves. Both models incorporate a Polyurethane palm coating and outstanding dexterity for when handling small parts. Both also include a 13-gauge HPPE liner for cut resistance, ample touch sensitivity and low particulate shed. The GL404C comes in a hi-vis orange color for better visibility in low light conditions.

The GL503 Latex Dipped Glove features a Latex crinkle palm coating with a 10-gauge polyester liner which offers better traction, as well as tear and abrasion resistance. Four new Nitrile glove models (GL607C, GL608C, GL609C and GL610C) deliver superior tear, cut, puncture and abrasion resistance. Each glove incorporates a Nitrile palm coating, which provides extra absorption to ensure an outstanding grip in dry, wet and oily conditions. A 13-gauge cut resistant HPPE liner provides excellent cut resistance. GL609C and GL610C also incorporate additional features to ensure there’s a glove available to suit any need including: a reinforced thumb, TPR and touch screen capability (GL610C only).

All new Pyramex dipped gloves are available in sizes small through 2XL.
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