Device helps protect lone workers
Blackline Safety Corp. has made available Loner® M6, a monitoring device designed to help protect workers in the
field. The device attaches to a worker's clothing and features a combination of automatic and manual safety triggers
that initiate an emergency response process when needed. Loner M6's SOS latch is bright red and reportedly is easy to
open, ensuring a worker in distress can quickly trigger an alert. The device can be placed in silent alert mode if a
lone worker is facing a risk of physical assault. A blue LiveResponse light is activated when the live monitoring
team has received an alert and initiated an emergency response. Loner M6's True Fall Detection® feature
reportedly senses worker falls and nonmovement, triggering an alert if necessary. With traditional GPS technology and
Blackline Safety's Location Beacon indoor location technology installed in the device, emergency responders can be
directed to a lone worker's precise location.
Portable speaker wirelessly streams music
DEWALT® has added the 12V/20V MAX Jobsite Bluetooth® Speaker to its line of 20V MAX products. Featuring dual
3-inch subwoofers, the portable speaker is said to deliver premium sound while wirelessly streaming music and
podcasts from a Bluetooth-equipped mobile device from a distance up to 100 feet. The impact-resistant speaker also
features a carrying handle that can be used as a mobile phone stand, a storage tray under the handle and an
integrated USB charging port for mobile devices. The 12V/20V MAX Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker can be powered with DEWALT
12V MAX, 20V MAX or FLEXVOLT® batteries or plugged into a 120-volt wall outlet using the speaker's standard
detachable power cord.
Roof coatings are durable
SOPREMA® Inc. has introduced ALSAN Coating AC 401, a water-based, acrylic elastomeric roof coating, and ALSAN
Coating SIL 402, a high-solids, single-component silicone roof coating. ALSAN Coating AC 401 is said to be a highly
reflective, flexible coating that can be applied over existing single-ply, polymer-modified bitumen, built-up roofing
and metal roof systems to enhance weather resistance. ALSAN Coating SIL 402 reportedly is a durable, low-volatile
organic compound coating that provides protection from ultraviolet rays and resists standing water. ALSAN Coating AC
401 and ALSAN Coating SIL 402 are available in white and custom colors.
Coatings extend lives of roof systems
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has added A-300 Base and A-300 Base TPO to its line of acrylic coatings. When top-coated
with A-300 Finish, the base coatings are said to extend the lives of existing roof systems. A-300 Base is tinted gray
and A-300 Base TPO is tinted light blue so users easily can differentiate between base- and top-coated roof areas.
A-300 Base can be applied to metal, asphaltic built-up roof systems, polymer-modified bitumen, concrete, PVC,
polyurethane foam and EPDM. A-300 Base TPO can be applied to weathered TPO membrane roof systems. The durable base
coatings' rubber-like elasticities reportedly allow the coatings to remain flexible in low temperatures and withstand
building movement from settling and seismic activity, and the coatings' resistance to ultraviolet light enables their
use in sunny environments. A-300 Base and A-300 Base TPO can be applied with a brush, roller or airless spray rig,
and the coatings are available in 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums and 275-gallon totes.
Knee pads are abrasion-resistant
Ergodyne has introduced ProFlex® 230LTR Leather Knee Pads designed to help protect workers from common knee
injuries. Made with soft leather, the knee pads are said to resist heat, slips, punctures and abrasions. Nitrile
rubber foam padding inside the knee pads reportedly holds its shape over time, and the inner fabric is protected by
an anti-odor treatment. Built wider and longer than traditional knee pads for enhanced comfort and knee protection,
ProFlex 230 LTR Leather Knee Pads also feature dual nonslip straps that can be adjusted for most leg sizes and buckle
closures that keep the knee pads in place without restricting circulation.
Pneumatic nailer is lightweight
PORTER-CABLE® has introduced the 15-Degree Pneumatic Coil Roofing Nailer. Designed to drive 3/4-inch to 1 3/4-inch
nails, the nailer reportedly sets nails properly during a variety of roofing applications. The lightweight nailer
features a new engine design and feedback system for enhanced performance and durability, a new grip design for
better handling, a dual-door magazine for quick loading and a steel contact safety with carbide inserts said to