ID device can summon emergency aid
SoloProtect® Worker Safety Solutions has made available SoloProtect ID, a mobile communications device designed
to help protect employees who are working alone. SoloProtect ID is styled as an ID badge for comfortable wear and
discreet use. When faced with a social or environmental risk, a user can press a button to initiate a communication
channel with SoloProtect Worker Safety Solutions' in-house emergency dispatch center, which monitors calls 24/7.
Equipped with GPS location tracking, the device also reportedly has a Yellow Alert function enabling a user to record
a 30-second message containing exact location details, such as floor number and other situationally important
information, before beginning work. And SoloProtect ID's Man Down feature monitors tilt, nonmovement and impact and
automatically will contact the dispatch center if necessary.
Roof membrane products are odorless
SOPREMA® Inc. has introduced its SURE-STICK™ line of odorless, self-adhering roof membrane products
for commercial roofing applications. SURE-STICK Nail Base is an SBS polymer-modified anchor sheet designed for
application over wood roof decks and other nailable substrates. ELASTOPHENE SURE-STICK, a fiberglass-reinforced base
ply, and SOPRALENE SURE-STICK, a polyester-reinforced base ply, feature film surfaces that reportedly do not require
priming during installation of cap sheets. ELASTOPHENE SURE-STICK FR GR is a fire-retardant cap sheet with a granulated
surface featuring a side lap film and split-back release film underneath said to make application easier. All
SURE-STICK self-adhering products reportedly feature a specially formulated underside compound designed for reliable
application in cold temperatures.
View job sites from the air
Nearmap has introduced Nearmap Oblique,™ an aerial imagery and photo measurement tool said to give users
instant access to high-resolution, multiple-perspective aerial views of urban areas in the U.S. Major cities are
photographed multiple times per year, and the photos are made available online within days of capture. Contractors
can use Nearmap Oblique to view and precisely measure job sites, reportedly increasing the accuracy of material
estimates while reducing site visits. Nearmap Oblique also includes access to MapBrowser,™ a web-based
application that enables users to view Nearmap's library of current and historical aerial photos.
Concrete tile hues are beach-inspired
Boral Roofing LLC has added six colors to its line of concrete roof tiles. Inspired by beach landscapes, Ashen Blend,
Café Sand Blend, Mottled White Blend, Atmosphere Blend, Oceana Blend and Beach Blonde Blend each reflect a seaside
element. With cool tones and undertones of gray, the hues are said to complement houses with contemporary and
transitional architectural styles. The tiles reportedly are durable, Class A fire-rated, energy-efficient and said to
reduce a building's heating and cooling demands.
Drill screws are corrosion-resistant
Triangle Fastener Corp. has expanded its line of BLAZER® Drill Screws with new sizes designed to attach metal
panels over rigid insulation. The screws feature two threads with an unthreaded section in between said to eliminate
panel jacking during installation. A 1/4-inch thread under the screw head reportedly helps tightly secure a metal
panel against the head. The screws also feature BLAZER 3 drill points for quick penetrations and a TRI-SEAL®
salt-spray coating said to provide enhanced corrosion protection. BLAZER Drill Screws now are available in lengths of
1 7/8 inches, 2 3/8 inches, 3 1/4 inches or 4 inches with zinc alloy or stainless-steel caps.
Ladder is safety green
Little Giant Ladder Systems has made available its HyperLite™ SumoStance® extension ladder designed for
safe, stable use on job sites. HyperLite SumoStance's leveling outrigger system reportedly doubles the ladder's base
width and increases side-tip stability. Additional safety features include nonconductive green rails for increased
visibility; a side-to-side bubble level and front-to-back angle indicator; and a side-mounted, dual-pulley system
said to reduce the effort required to lift the fly section, removing a potential trip hazard. Wide rungs and
Sure-Set™ foot rests allow a user to set his or her feet in a flat or spike position to work comfortably
without foot fatigue.