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Outerwear to Withstand Severe Canadian Winters
December 17, 2013

Maintaining safe work conditions and wearing the proper personal protective equipment is important all year round. In the winter, not only are you concerned about safety, but there is the added concern of exposure to Canada’s harsh winter when working in the field. To ensure you’re warm, dry and visible, we carry a superior line of apparel that not only comply with Hi-Viz CSA Z96 standards, but also have an Arc-flash hazard rati ...Read More

What You Need to Know About Maintaining Your Substation to Ensure Optimum Performance
December 04, 2013

Can you imagine how your car would run if you never took it in for an oil change or tune-up? It’s probably not a good idea and it’s definitely not an appointment you would skip. Just as your car needs a regular oil change and tune-up to run efficiently, so does your substation. Early detection of electrical equipment weakness or potential hazard through annual substation maintenance helps to keep operational and associated c ...Read More

Best Practices for Live Line Tool Field Inspection and Testing
November 26, 2013

“All live line tools, rubber gloves and protective equipment must be clean and visually inspected each day prior to use” E&USA Rule 134 (IHSA) Adding live line tool inspection to your daily safety practices can help protect you against harm from electrical shock while on the job. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Visually inspect the tool for a smooth glossy surface. Check for deep cuts, scratches, nicks, gouges or ...Read More

Infrared Scanning Means Cost Savings For Your Business
November 19, 2013

Equipment damage or malfunction can cost your business thousands of dollars due to production downtime or lost time incidents. Preventative measures, such as Infrared Scanning (Infrared Thermography) should be in place in order to: improve plant safety prevent costly downtime reduce operating costs and increase equipment reliability (Right: Infrared image indicating the hot spot locations ...Read More

4 Simple Steps to Protect Your Rubber Gloves So They Can Protect You
November 12, 2013

We’ve all heard horror stories about workers suffering from electrical injuries while on the job. Oftentimes these injuries could have been avoided, or the severity minimized, with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). One of the most important articles of protection in your PPE kit are insulating rubber gloves. As Canada’s largest stocking supplier of insulating rubber gloves and PPE, one question we are frequent ...Read More

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