Safety Railing System Provides Fall Protection around Roof Hatch Openings

The BILCO Co. has introduced the BIL-Guard 2.0, the second generation of its safety railing system.

The BILCO Co. has introduced the BIL-Guard 2.0, the second generation of its safety railing system.

The BILCO Co. has introduced the BIL-Guard 2.0, the second generation of its safety railing system. The BIL-Guard 2.0, like its predecessor, is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection around roof hatch openings. The new and improved model will be available this summer and boasts aluminum construction for increased strength and rigidity, a redesigned self-closing hinge and positive latching system, and stainless steel hardware throughout. The product is available in mill finish aluminum and with a safety yellow powder-coat paint finish.

Also compliant with OSHA fall protection standards (29 CFR 1910.23), the BIL-Guard 2.0 features an innovative mounting system that does not penetrate the roofing membrane. The new system is easy to install and does not require special training or certification for proper installation. The design features quick-mount curb brackets for a fast, secure attachment and pivoting mounting sleeves with compression fittings to lock the railing system into place. The BIL-Guard 2.0 is also equipped with a standard self-closing gate to maintain continuous fall protection to ensure that OSHA compliance is preserved.

Safety Gloves Feature Strength-to-weight Ratio up to 15 Times Higher than Steel

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves.

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves.

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves provide high levels of cross-functional protection and a glove construction that utilizes the company’s Fit, Form and Function standard.

The BKCR4499 begins with a machine-knit, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene shell that offers ANSI cut level 4 protection, which has a strength-to-weight ratio that’s eight to 15 times higher than steel. The glove’s layered construction is designed to conform to the natural contours of the hand and includes flex points in the fingers, wrist and palm, helping to ensure maximum comfort and increase compliance. Thermoplastic rubber padding is sonically welded to the back of the glove and offers protection from contusions, smash injuries, punctures and object strikes, with pinch protection extending to each fingertip. The sandy finish of the black nitrile palm coating offers excellent wet grip and slip resistance along with abrasion resistance.

For long-lasting durability, the BKCR4499 is double-stitched in high-wear areas, such as the fingertips, index finger and palm. It offers flexibility and an ergonomic design. The bright lime green shell color meets the requirements of American National Standard (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010) for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear Devices.

The BKCR4499 is recommended for assembly, agriculture, construction, forestry and logging, heavy equipment, machine operation, manufacturing, oil and gas and other petro-based refining, mining, rigging, and other heavy-duty work environments.

Lifeline Works Like a Seatbelt

Latchways has introduced the next-generation ManSafe Mini Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its portfolio.

Latchways has introduced the next-generation ManSafe Mini Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its portfolio.

Latchways has introduced the next-generation ManSafe Mini Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its portfolio. Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the product features a patented, frictionless braking system and multiple spring radial energy-absorbing technology. Weighing a little more than 2 pounds when fitted with a double-locking snap hook, the mini is 6 feet in length. It can be used with a forged-steel snaphook, carabiner/hook and aluminum scaffolding hook. SRLs work in a similar manner to a seatbelt, permitting normal movement to facilitate work but in the event of a sudden fall, the mechanism locks, preventing any further movement. The SRL accommodates users from 132 to 309 pounds, including tools.

Guardrail System Provides Safety and Mounts to Any Vertical Surface

Acro Building Systems introduces its vertical guardrail system #12045.

Acro Building Systems introduces its vertical guardrail system #12045.

Acro Building Systems introduces its vertical guardrail system #12045. The versatile system was initially designed for being fixtured on the outside of parapet walls to allow clearance for cap replacement. The guardrail provides a fall protection system that leaves everyone free to work and doesn’t have to be moved or get in the way. The system can be used when installing and working with skylights, elevator shafts, stairwells, open edges and more.

Vertical Guardrail System #12045:

  • Mounts to any vertical surface: parapets, headers, joists, studs, trusses.
  • Bracket can be screwed or bolted to lumber or masonry.
  • Post holder is recessed 2 inches; for clearance of parapet cap and drip edges.
  • Tested to comply with OSHA regulations.
  • #12055 posts are interchangeable with all Acro Guardrail systems.

Fall-protection Attachment for Standing Seam

Fall Protection Distributors LLC has released its SSRA1, a patented, non-penetrating life-saving device.

Fall Protection Distributors LLC has released its SSRA1, a patented, non-penetrating life-saving device.


Fall Protection Distributors LLC has released its SSRA1, a patented, non-penetrating life-saving device. It consists of a solid 6061-T6 aluminum body with 12 stainless-steel set screws. The standard assembly also includes a 5,000-pound certified d-ring for single-man attachment. The SSRA1 weighs 4 1/2 pounds and installs with basic hand tools. It can be used for temporary or permanent attachment without penetrating standing-seam panels. The design, which works on more than 500 standing-seam panel profiles, allows for attachment of devices from various fall-protection manufacturers.

Roof Bracket Supports Materials and Tradesmen

The SeamSafe Roof Bracket easily attaches to SeamSafe Roof Anchors and adjusts to multiple angles to provide secure support.

The SeamSafe Roof Bracket easily attaches to SeamSafe Roof Anchors and adjusts to multiple angles to provide secure support.


The SeamSafe Roof Bracket easily attaches to SeamSafe Roof Anchors and adjusts to multiple angles to provide secure support for everything from materials and tools to tradesmen. The bracket provides an additional workspace and stability for workers in areas where this may not have been possible in the past. A minimum of two SeamSafe Roof Anchors and two Roof Brackets are required for all bracket applications; however, some applications may require more than two.

Tether Tools Ergonomically

The ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014.

The ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014.


The objective of personal tool tethering is to secure tools to prevent injury and damage to people and equipment below. It is equally important the tether be ergonomically designed to maximize worker safety, productivity and convenience. The ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014, tether for tools up to 15 pounds employs a low stretch force to avoid causing fatigue at full extension while providing the proper degree of comfortable recoil. With its 33-inch retracted length and 53-inch extension, the tether avoids entanglement when climbing or working in close quarters. Gear Keeper tool tethers are load tested with a built-in safety margin beyond the breaking point.

Dual-use Goggles Feature Protection Against Impacts and Splashing

Gateway Safety's Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts — the secret behind the easy impact-to-splash conversion. When the Double-Take inserts are added at the top and bottom of the goggle frame, Cyclone Impact becomes Cyclone Splash, a highly effective impact-plus-splash goggle. This two-in-one solution offers convenience for workers who require both types of goggles during one day or shift, as well as great savings for employers.

Another Gateway Safety innovation—the patented Whirlwind anti-fog ventilation system—helps prevent or reduce fogging when Cyclone is used as an impact goggle only. According to industry experts, goggles can present a greater concern for fogging than regular safety glasses because their snug fit may reduce ventilation. However, the movement of air within safety eyewear can help to lower the temperature and evaporate humidity, reducing the fogging risk.

The Whirlwind anti-fog system not only reduces the risk of fogging but also improves user comfort. Ten unique, conical air intake chambers open to the user’s brow, and ten additional ventilation ports line the underside of the frame, where secondary air enters the goggle. These openings allow air to enter, which circulates through the inner frame and helps reduce fogging.

Cyclone’s styling and lightweight design encourage compliance, even for those who wear prescription eyewear. An adjustable headband ensures a comfortable yet secure fit. Cyclone safety goggles provide impact protection at all times. Cyclone meets ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 impact standards.

One Lanyard Suits Workers of Different Weights

Honeywell has released its Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard.

Honeywell has released its Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard.

Honeywell has released its Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard, which eliminates the guesswork involved in choosing the appropriate lanyard for workers of different weights. The lanyard is Canadian Standards Association certified for Class E4 lanyards, which are designed for lighter workers (100 – 254 pounds), and Class E6 lanyards, which are for heavier workers (200 – 386 pounds). The Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard, which is available in a variety of styles, increases worker safety by eliminating the need to stock and choose between two types of lanyards.

Safety Eyewear Is Comfortable

Gateway Safety</a> has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear.

Gateway Safety has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear.

Gateway Safety has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear. Parallax features a patented temple design that allows for superior comfort for all-day wear. The eyewear’s temple is composed of two parallel temple pieces, with a rigid, top temple component providing stability and the lower temple component – made from a flexible polymer – acting as a cushion, minimizing pressure behind the ears. The temple’s two distinct components work together to maximize comfort without sacrificing safety. They also provide a distinguishing style.

Parallax has a single, large, wrap-around lens for exceptional protective coverage, and an integrated brow guard protects against debris from above. Its soft gel nosepiece works with the temples to ensure the glasses stay securely in place. These safety glasses meet ANSI Z87+, CSA Z94.3, as well as the ballistic impact resistance requirements for eyewear as per U.S. military performance specification MIL PRF-31013.