Dec. 7, 2015 - The JET Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sellstrom Manufacturing Co., a leading U.S. brand of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) safety products based in Schaumburg, Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Oct. 5, 2015 - Capital Safety has launched its latest fall protection and safety innovation, the DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness. This harness is the first full-body safety harness designed and tested with data-driven, third-party research, resulting in a harness that is more comfortable, cooler and lighter to wear. DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA features a number of solutions-based elements including a first-of-its-kind LIFTech Load Distribution System. LIFTech takes the weight off a worker’s shoulders and redistributes it down to the hips, reducing forces on the shoulders up to 85 percent when compared to leading harnesses. PolarMesh padding keeps users’ backs cooler with greater air flow. A Revolver Vertical Torso Adjuster and Tri-Lock Revolver Connectors which offer added security around the legs, have both been added to help workers adjust their harness to the perfect fit. An EZ-Link Quick SRL Adapter helps workers efficiently attach their personal SRL—such as theDBI-SALA Nano-Lok SRL—reducing the time it takes to connect and disconnect by up to 80 percent. Tech-Lite Aluminum D-Rings allow for optimal reliability without adding significant weight to the harness.“We work to maximize safety protection for at-height workers and provide solutions that complement the everyday work and demands of the job,” says Tim Thompson, soft goods product manager at Capital Safety. “Not only do workers need to be protected in the event of a fall, but they also need to be effective and comfortable during long hours on the job in all environments, and under all conditions. ExoFit STRATA is a harness that supports wearers 100 percent of the time because it provides them with the mobility and comfort they need to function on the job.”In July 2015, Capital Safety partnered with ergonomics specialists from the Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics at Northwestern Health Sciences University to create data-driven research to further validate the need for greater innovation in harness development. The research looked at key worker complaints such as the load on the back and shoulders, limited range of motion, and body temperature while wearing the harness. The results confirmed that each of the first-of-a-kind innovations incorporated into the ExoFit STRATA directly addressed these issues in a measureable way.“When testing leading harnesses we were looking to find measureable solutions for key issues that have become barriers to worker safety,” said Bradford C. Bennett, PhD, lead investigator of the study. “Is it comfortable enough to wear all day? Does it allow for ease of movement? Is it adjustable enough to allow for a proper fit? Is the worker comfortable even after taking it off? We quickly discovered that not all harnesses measure up to the task. ExoFit STRATA truly excelled at solving these issues that historically, have been inadequately addressed.”For more informationwww.capitalsafety.comwww.exofitstrata.com
May 6, 2015 - Capital Safett has announced that it has acquired Python Safety, Inc., a Woodstock, Georgia-based company that is a leading provider of dropped object prevention solutions for tools and equipment.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) safety clothing is apparel that is tagged with uniquely programmed passive RFID tags. RFID equipped vests are fitted with multiple RFID tags, discreetly sewn in behind 3M reflective tape.
Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool tethering systems, has announced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy tools and instruments. Both new anchored tethers are designed for attachment to a fixed structure rather than to a person. The TL1-3025 Fixed Loop Tether and TL1-4025 Fixed Loop Tether are rated at 15 and 25 pounds respectively to keep drills, power drivers, electronic meters and other heavy tools and instruments safely tethered to avoid injury to the worker or the work site.