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Follow These Easy Steps to Ensure the Integrity of Your Live Line Tools
October 02, 2017

Inspect your tools daily Before and after use each day, make sure to inspect the surface of the tool for: Contaminants such as dirt, creosote, grease, oil, gas/fuel, moisture, or any other foreign material. If contaminated, a quick rag wipe may be required to improve the integrity of the fiberglass Deep cuts, scratches, nicks, gouges or signs of bruising or crushing. Pay special attention to the tip or working section of t ...Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Vinyl Tape
August 25, 2017

Electrical tape (or insulating tape) is a type of pressure-sensitive tape used to insulate electrical wires and other materials that conduct electricity. It can be made of many plastics, but vinyl is most popular, as it stretches well and provides effective and long lasting insulation. Although vinyl electrical tape has been around a long time, today you will find a variety of vinyl electrical tape available for nearly every application. ...Read More

How To: Rubber Glove Care & Maintenance
August 03, 2017

Did you know that cleaning your insulating rubber gloves incorrectly or folding them for storage can increase the risk of injury? Follow these simple steps to maintain the highest level of insulating protection and extend the life of your gloves: 1. Remove all jewelry and sharp objects from your arms or hands before cleaning gloves; they may cause damage to the rubber gloves which will affect glove safety and performance 2. Visually ...Read More

3 Reasons to Use an Accredited Testing/Re-Certification Laboratory
July 04, 2017

For your high voltage personal protective safety equipment and tools WORKER SAFETY • COMPLIANCE • EFFICIENCY Regulations mandate that all personal protective equipment (“PPE”) is to be tested by a certified laboratory on a regular basis. Using equipment that has been tested by an accredited or certified laboratory will help to ensure both worker safety and timely completion of tasks while on the job. An acc ...Read More

Beat the heat: 5 tips for outdoor workers
June 26, 2017

Exposure to rising temperatures can be dangerous for your health and well-being. When working outside, take precautions to protect yourself from all heat-related illnesses with these helpful tips. 1. Wear sun block UV rays can be very damaging for your skin without any protection so it is important to wear sun block with SPF coverage so your skin doesn’t burn. 2. Drink plenty of water It is important ...Read More

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