NRCA Releases Roof Application Training Program

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released its Roof Application Training Program.

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released its Roof Application Training Program.

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released its Roof Application Training Program. The package provides all the necessary tools for contractors to conduct effective training with their workers, including two DVD programs with two hours of video content, instructors’ guides, student handouts and exams, and 15-minute modules designed to demonstrate effective training skills for program facilitators. The Roof Application Training Program package contains the following training programs:

    • Foundations of Roofing
    • Equipment, Setup and Tear-off

The programs are available in English and Spanish.

Lighting and Security System Powered by Renewable Energy

Liberated Energy Inc.'s Guard-Lite, a hybrid lighting and security system.

Liberated Energy Inc.’s Guard-Lite, a hybrid lighting and security system powered by renewable energy.

Liberated Energy Inc. has released the Guard-Lite, a revolutionary hybrid lighting and security system. Its unique self-powered design enables it to be installed at any location without wiring or an electrical permit. With an increasing need for security and the demand for alternative energy growing, the Guard Lite provides a complete solution.

A wireless solar and wind powered construction camera fills a void in remote areas where security and surveillance couldn’t be performed before because of the costly expense in trying to provide power and an Internet connection to those areas. Liberated Energy makes this void a thing of the past by offering a cellular construction camera that is indefinitely powered by a solar panel and wind turbine and controlled by a web-based User Interface. Visit the topics below and see how a Liberated Energy Guard Lite can help your construction business:

    * Construction Camera
    * Stay Up To Date On Progress
    * Prevent Jobsite Theft
    * Verify Jobsite Deliveries
    * Ensure OSHA Procedures Compliance
    * View Multiple Jobsites Without Travel
    * Simple Installation & Examples
    * Prevent Jobsite Vandalism
    * Weatherproof Construction Camera
    * Solar Powered Construction Camera
    * Get A LIVE Picture Of The Jobsite
    * Create Time Lapse Videos
    * Outdated Construction Cameras
    * Customer & Investor Updates
    * Jobsite Current Conditions
    * Protect Against Sub-Contractor Claims

Earplugs Offer More Comfortable Fit

Honeywell's new Howard Leight FirmFit™ earplugs

Honeywell’s new Howard Leight FirmFit™ earplugs

Honeywell’s new Howard Leight FirmFit™ earplugs feature a softer, more comfortable fit and better noise protection than most leading classic-style foam earplugs.

A welcome advance in classic-style foam earplugs, Howard Leight FirmFit was engineered to enhance the wearing experience for individuals who prefer a firmer fit to “feel” their earplugs in their ears and who are accustomed to the familiar cylindrical or barrel-shaped earplug.

The new Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs are significantly more comfortable, provide more effective hearing protection, and exert less pressure in your ear canal than most older foam models that workers have used for years. “The bottom line is this: The more comfortable the earplug, the longer workers will wear it. That’s more protection for employees and greater compliance for safety managers—a win-win for everyone.

Independent lab tests revealed the new Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs are 40 percent softer with 29 percent lower expansion pressure than most leading classic-style earplugs.

FirmFit earplugs provide effective 30 NRR dB hearing protection and are easy to roll down and insert, with plenty of time to adjust for a proper fit; bright orange in color for high-visibility identification; and available in corded and uncorded versions.

Workers are urged to try, compare, and feel the difference of FirmFit earplugs for themselves by requesting a complimentary “Ear-To-Ear Challenge” kit online. Each kit contains a week’s worth, or five pair, of FirmFit earplugs. Workers are encouraged to wear FirmFit for a week in place of their current foam earplugs and share their experience online.

Anchor for Fall Protection and Accessory Attachment

Qualcraft Industries’ HitchClip

Qualcraft Industries’ HitchClip

Qualcraft Industries’ HitchClip functions as a permanently installed anchor point. Made from durable and lightweight powder coated aluminum, the HitchClip requires six screws or six nails for installation. Available in black, gray or brown, the product’s sleek design blends in with nearly any roof. Its patented “key-hole” connection point allows it to be used as a standard fall-protection anchor and with numerous attachment accessories, such as Qualcraft’s Bunk Jack, Roof Jack, Guardrails, Workbench and more.

Lens Cleaning Products Maintain Anti-scratch and -fog Coatings

Gateway Safety's Kleen View lens cleaning products

Gateway Safety’s Kleen View lens cleaning products

In most work environments, safety glasses have a way of getting dusty, dirty and smudged. Frequently, employees just use a t-shirt or facial tissue to clean their protective eyewear. There’s a problem with that method of cleaning: The worker is actually wiping off the anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings that were originally applied to the surface of the lens during the manufacturing process.

Gateway Safety has a solution to that problem with its improved line of Kleen View Lens Cleaning products. Kleen View lens cleaning products feature a fast-drying, silicone-free formula that actually includes an anti-fog, anti-static ingredient that helps extend the life of safety glasses. Workers love the functionality of the anti-fog coating and the dust and dirt resistance gained from the anti-static coating, while employers love the cost savings associated with longer-lasting safety products.

Kleen View Lens Cleaning products are safe to use on any Gateway Safety eye- or face-protection product. Kleen View is available as a spray solution packaged with soft, non-abrasive tissues or as convenient single-use towelettes for quick lens cleaning.

Add a Glazed Natural Ventilator to the Roof

Colt Group</a>'s Firelight glazed natural ventilator

Colt Group’s Firelight glazed natural ventilator

Colt Group‘s Firelight glazed natural ventilator installs easily in a glass atrium or directly onto the roof of a building. This dual-purpose product provides buildings with day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire. Firelight is available in single- or double-leaf design and with control options for automated climate control in a building. This innovative product is now available from The Bilco Company in all North American markets.

Naturally ventilated buildings are generally less expensive to construct and maintain than those that are mechanically ventilated alone. They offer a lower environmental impact through reduced energy demand, which results in lower emissions of carbon dioxide and other combustion products. Further, the addition of fresh air and natural daylight creates a more pleasant, productive, and healthy working environment for building occupants.

Firelight glazed natural ventilators are designed for high aerodynamic, acoustic and thermal performance. The product provides ventilation for most kinds of industrial and commercial buildings and is particularly suited for installation into atriums and glazing systems.

The Firelight is available in several standard designs, each offering a unique appearance and performance to meet the design requirements of any building. Models are available in single or double-leaf construction that can be specified with a powder coat finish to complement or blend into any roof exterior. The product features a thermally broken design to minimize heat loss for reduced carbon emissions into the environment and maximum energy efficiency.

In addition to the standard manual operation, the Firelight can be specified for electric or pneumatic operation and set to open and close as required for proper mixed mode ventilation. With a small initial investment, these systems can provide a highly energy-efficient solution to maintain a good internal climate, low humidity levels and extremely low running and maintenance costs. In addition to climate control, the Firelight control options allow the product to be used as a smoke control system in an emergency situation. These systems save lives by providing smoke-free escape and access routes for building occupants and improving visibility to aid firefighting efforts. They also protect building contents from smoke damage and reduce the overall risk of damage to the building.

Firelight glazed natural ventilators are custom-fabricated to meet virtually any size or building ventilation requirements. Products feature aluminum construction and are available with a number of cover and finish options.

Underlayment Provides Traction During Roof Installation

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment.

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment that helps make installation safe for contractors working on the roof. The product’s design is engineered with SureStep Technology, which features a non-abrasive surface, providing excellent traction to help roofing crews reduce the potential for slippage. As part of the Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System, WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment acts as a secondary water shedding layer under shingles to deliver the weather protection that homeowners expect, while featuring the self-adhering, lightweight and versatile design contractors need for convenient and safe installation.

Residential Fall-protection Anchor Is Permanent

Qualcraft Industries' HitchClip

Qualcraft Industries’ HitchClip

Qualcraft Industries, a division of Guardian Fall Protection, has released a versatile residential fall-protection anchor: the HitchClip. Made from durable and lightweight powder-coated aluminum, the HitchClip is quick and easy to install (with six screws or six nails), and functions as a permanent anchor point. Because it may be permanently installed, the HitchClip not only adds value to any home, but also helps reduce costs for contractors by allowing them to save money on temporary or one-use anchor options.

The HitchClip, which is now fully available to purchase, comes in black, gray or brown, and its sleek design allows it to easily blend in with nearly any roof. Its patented “key-hole” connection point allows it to be used as a standard fall-protection anchor and also in combination with numerous attachment accessories, such as Qualcraft’s Bunk Jack, Roof Jack, Guardrails, Workbench, Platform Stage, Solar Panel Rack Bracket, and many more.

Fall-arrest System Includes Pneumatic Air Hose

USP Structural Connectors' MAX X-Line fall-arrest system

USP Structural Connectors’ MAX X-Line fall-arrest system

USP Structural Connectors has made its MAX X-Line fall-arrest system nationally available. The fall-arrest system reduces job-site tripping hazards by incorporating a pneumatic air hose within the fall-arrest system’s lifeline, allowing contractors to eliminate the unsafe presence of a pneumatic air hose in addition to a lifeline beneath their feet. The MAX X-Line lifeline also can be clipped into a USP permanent, gasketed anchor that can be attached to the structure’s framing.

(800) 328-5934

Lanyard Restrains Hardhat from Falls

GearKeeper's RT5-5601 Hardhat Lanyard System

GearKeeper’s RT5-5601 Hardhat Lanyard System

In the event of a fall, a fall-arrest harness will protect the worker but not the worker’s hardhat. The retractable RT5-5601 Hardhat Lanyard System is attached with Velcro strap loops and cinches around the fall-protection harness strap, ring or tri-bar. It is designed to stay close to the body to avoid discomfort and entanglement. The lanyard features an industrial-grade spectra/nylon line that extends up to 14 inches and a 2.5-ounce retraction force that mitigates slack. The product also allows a worker to drape his or her hardhat over a shoulder during breaks.

(888) 588-9981