Security Bars Provide Fall Protection

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Fall protection for roofers is an important topic in the roofing industry. California Code of Regulations oversees fall protection codes and has ruled on a groundbreaking issue. Security Bars have been approved for Title 8, Section 3212 Fall Protection Codes.

Rooftop safety and security products and practices are essential for a safe work environment. Roofing Contractors spend a lot of time ensuring they comply with codes and standards. Title 8, Section 3212 states:

  • “Every floor and roof opening shall be guarded by a cover, a guardrail, or equivalent on all open sides. While the cover is not in place, the openings shall be constantly attended by someone or shall be protected by guardrails. Toe-boards shall be installed around the edges at opening where persons may pass below the opening.”

SKYCO Skylights led the push by manufacturers to update the standards so their customers could save time and money with a universal, code compliant product.

Some exceptions apply but for the most part an opening on a roof needs to have fall protections. Properly covering each hole can be time consuming for contractors. Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability and give building owners and occupants the security they need.

Most building owners require security bars for their building, it can lower insurance costs and liabilities, so installing a security bar that doubles as fall protection is a practical concept. For a 500k square foot warehouse you can have upwards of 400 skylight openings.

Not all security bars are approved for Title 8, Section 3212. They need to withstand an impact test of 400 pounds minimum, no opening can be larger than 12 inches horizontally, the lip cannot be higher than 1 inch, and in the case of broken skylight glazing no impalement hazard for worker who has fallen through.

SKYCO Skylights’ team is knowledgeable in rooftop safety topics and codes but it is best practice to speak directly with a code official. For the entire detailed requirements and regulations contact SKYCO Skylights or go to the California Department of Industrial Relations website

Eye Protection Channels Sweat Away

Orange Crush eye protection features channels along the brow line to move water and sweat away from the eyes.

Orange Crush eye protection features channels along the brow line to move water and sweat away from the eyes.

When rain or sweat is pouring down, don’t live with it—channel it! Introducing the Brass Knuckle Orange Crush eye protection. Channels along the brow line move water and sweat away from the eyes, while the rubber gasket seals the glasses against the face. So when members of your team are working out in the elements or working up a sweat, there’s no need to stop what they’re doing and wipe off. Their eye protection stays on their faces, where it belongs. Plus, the soft rubber gasket is removable, allowing for conversion to standard protective eyewear.

Orange Crush features a type of liquid splash protection compared to a traditional dust goggle. Coupled with our N-FOG PLUS anti-fog technology, standard on every pair, Orange Crush is the see-clearly work wear.

Orange Crush is loaded with the other features you expect from Brass Knuckle: flex temples that hug any size face and TempleTouch technology that grips the sides of the head comfortably with molded-in nibs for non-slip performance. Each pair comes with an optional strap that locks into the temple for a secure fit.

Every Brass Knuckle product is the result of passion for compliance and safety.

Molded Rubber Tile Features Turf Surface

Turf Tile, a molded rubber tile, features a turf surface that looks like real grass.

Turf Tile, a molded rubber tile, features a turf surface that looks like real grass.

PlayGuard Safety Surfacing, which is manufactured by Ecore and is designed to reduce the risk of injury associated with falls from playground equipment, is proud to announce the launch of Turf Tile, a molded rubber tile.

Manufactured in the U.S., the tile features a turf surface that looks like real grass. It measures 24-inches-by-24-inches and is 2.5-inches thick. Turf Tile can be used inside or outdoors on playgrounds, patios, or rooftops. Installation is completed using PlayGuard’s Quad Blok interlocking connectors, which feature openings that interface with the corner leg understructure PlayGuard tiles.

Solar Solution Can Be Used with Third-party Tile Hooks

EcoFasten Solar has released the newest product in its line of solar roof mount solutions: The Tile Hook Flashing was designed specifically for use with third-party tile hooks.

EcoFasten Solar has released the newest product in its line of solar roof mount solutions: The Tile Hook Flashing was designed specifically for use with third-party tile hooks.

EcoFasten Solar has released the newest product in its line of solar roof mount solutions: The Tile Hook Flashing was designed specifically for use with third-party tile hooks. Because it replaces one complete tile, the need for cutting, grinding or replacing of tiles is eliminated. The Tile Hook Flashing is currently available in profiles for flat, S and W tile roofs in mill finish or sierra tan.

Adjustable Torque Screwgun Features Versa-Clutch System

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT has announced the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622). Featuring the Versa-Clutch system, the screwgun dials in the proper torque needed to drive fasteners. For metal-to-metal fastening and commercial roofing and framing, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) with 0-2000 RPMs has enough power to drive heavy-duty fasteners into metal and wood.

The brushless motor limits the necessity of repairs and provides long life. The screwgun provides a cordless solution for applications. Whether the application is pre-fabricated metal, installations, or even deck work, the screwgun limits damage of fasteners.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) advances DEWALT’s line of cordless fastening capabilities. With a focus on ergonomics, the screwgun is balanced from front to back and protected with a rubber over-mold that helps the user grip the tool comfortably. Featuring a quick release chuck, easy clutch and depth setting, an LED work light, lock on and belt hook, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) completes a variety of applications on the jobsite, including post frame building and metal roofing.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) will be available in September 2016 where DEWALT products are sold. Kitted with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger (DCF622M2) or sold as a bare option (DCF622B), the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun will be sold at (MSRP) $329 and $199 respectively and comes standard with a three year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and one year free service contract.

Use Your Smartphone to Control Bluetooth-Enabled Heating Products

ThermaCELL Heated Insoles ProFLEX Heavy Duty operate through any smartphone via Bluetooth.

ThermaCELL Heated Insoles ProFLEX Heavy Duty operate through any smartphone via Bluetooth.

ThermaCELL Heated Products’ ThermaCELL Heated Insoles ProFLEX Heavy Duty and ThermaCELL Heat Packs Bluetooth Pocket Warmers offer temperature control via Bluetooth smartphone connectivity on both iOS and Android devices, as well as the ability to check the battery life through the free application.

ThermaCELL offers solutions to those seeking warmth in cold environments. Outdoor workers and enthusiasts can work and play in harsh elements.

The first of these products, ThermaCELL Heated Insoles ProFLEX Heavy Duty, operate through any smartphone via Bluetooth. The heated insoles have a 30% higher capacity battery, providing up to 8.5 hours of foot-warming comfort on a single charge. They’re rugged, and also recharge quickly, acquiring a full charge in about 2 hours. The insoles have been tested to over 1 million footsteps. The ProFLEX Heavy Duty Insoles provide up to 27 degrees of protection beyond a footwear’s insulation rating.

A ProFLEX Extended Life Battery Pack is available for those trying to extend their time in the outdoors. This new battery pack will power either the standard or Heavy Duty ProFLEX insoles for up to 8.5 hours per charge.

The second generation of ThermaCELL Heat Packs-Pocket Warmer is Bluetooth-enabled and can be operated with a smartphone while remaining in the pocket. Features of this heated product include a 50% faster battery recharge and an embedded eyelet in the corner to allow for hanging from a lanyard. An adjustable lanyard is included with each ThermaCELL Heat Packs–Bluetooth Pocket Warmer retail package.

For those who want to do double warming duty this winter season, the ThermaCELL Heat Packs–Bluetooth Pocket Warmers and ThermaCELL Heated Insoles ProFLEX Heavy Duty function through an interface on the same application.

Industrial Skylights With Capped System Meet Code Requirements

ICC-ES Evaluation Reports provide a basis for using or approving industrial skylights in construction projects.

ICC-ES Evaluation Reports provide a basis for using or approving industrial skylights in construction projects.

Using ICC-ES code compliant industrial skylights is an effective way to insure performance and rooftop safety for any roof or re-roofing project.
 
What sets an industrial skylight apart from other skylights? SKYCO Skylights believes using quality material and innovative designs when building natural lighting products is going to continue to set them apart from other manufacturers.
 
The skylight manufacturer commits to building its industrial skylights with a capped system, polycarbonate dome and proprietary wave design to ensure performance and durability. Capped industrial skylight systems are known for eliminating the common cracking that occurs in the domes of a capless system.
 
Code compliance for skylight manufacturers is an important accreditation to achieve. When specifying a skylight for construction or re-roofing it’s paramount for the architects and roofers/contractors to be sure they are using code compliant skylight models.
 
It is important that if the skylight is not a capped system then issues of code compliance come into play. Currently, there are no registered capless units that comply with ICC code requirements. In some cases, capless units have been misrepresented as ICC-ES listed when they in fact aren’t. A simple process to ensure compliance is requesting the ESR Number (SKYCO Skylights ESR is 3837) and conducting a google search. The skylight details should align with all the features listed to that number.
 
Industrial Skylights, manufactured by SKYCO Skylights have an evaluation report ESR#3837 from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that SKYCO Skylights industrial skylight, as a curb mounted, self-flashing and with a Vortex louvered curb, meets code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving industrial skylights in construction projects under the International Building Code (IBC).

Drain Is Drop-in Ready

SpeedTite is installed from the rooftop so it will not disrupt building occupants. The drop in ready drain has a one-piece seamless body for strength and durability as well as a cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring.

SpeedTite is installed from the rooftop so it will not disrupt building occupants. The drop-in ready drain has a one-piece seamless body for strength and durability as well as a cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring.

OMG Roofing Products introduces the SpeedTite Roof Drain, a drop-in ready drain that can be installed in seconds in new or retrofit applications.

Contractors insert the drain stem into the existing drain leader and hand-tighten the mechanical seal to create a symmetrical watertight seal. Since no special tools are required, the SpeedTite Drain installs in half the time of other insert drains for enhanced contractor productivity. It is also faster than re-working a drain which can take up to two hours of time.

SpeedTite is installed from the rooftop so it will not disrupt building occupants. The drop in ready drain has a one-piece seamless body for strength and durability as well as a cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring. The 10-inch long drain stem accommodates most existing conditions and can be field if needed or obtained in longer lengths. An extra large flange allows positive attachment of roof flashing membrane, and flanges are also available with TPO or PVC coatings for direct hot-air welding.

Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG Roofing Products features specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, drains, pipe supports, emergency repair tape, edge metal systems and productivity tools. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.

Protective Film Sheet Saves Contractors Time and Money

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film can save contractors time and money while helping them deliver a quality finished product to their customers.

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film can save contractors time and money while helping them deliver a quality finished product to their customers.

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film from Mule-Hide Products Co. saves contractors time and money. The final step in any TPO job is removing the dirt and scuffs that are inevitably left behind during installation. Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film from Mule-Hide Products Co. makes this task fast and simple.

The CLEAN Film protects the membrane during installation and then is easily removed, revealing a roof ready for inspection. No cleaning is required and there is no loss of initial solar reflectivity caused by dirt and scuffs that have accumulated during installation.

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film can be used in re-cover, re-roof and new construction jobs. It is an ideal solution when a reliable water source is unavailable, or when water conservation or water containment/runoff regulations make cleaning with water impractical.

It does not shift and will withstand heat, rain, wind and exposure to ultraviolet radiation without deteriorating. The 5-foot-wide sheets can be easily pulled up by a single crew member splinter-free removal ensured for 90 days after installation.

The CLEAN Film’s gray color also reduces the glare that can make working with white TPO membranes difficult on sunny days. It also enables moisture to evaporate quickly, enhancing crew safety.

Tradesman Clothing Collection Includes Jackets, Pants Technical Tees and Vests

Helly Hansen’s flagship Chelsea tradesman collection features jackets, pants, technical tees and vests.

Helly Hansen’s flagship Chelsea tradesman collection features jackets, pants, technical tees and vests.

Norway-based Helly Hansen—a workwear manufacturer—offers an on-the-job clothing collection that helps workers stay comfortable.

Helly Hansen’s flagship Chelsea tradesman clothing collection features jackets, pants, technical tees and vests.

Designed for tradesmen, the lightweight cotton/poly blend trousers are fashioned with reinforced nylon, slots for kneepads, and built-in tool holsters that can be tucked away in the front pockets. This modern alternative offers freedom of movement, breathability, functionality and increased lifespan.

The complementary Chelsea Jacket is forged with the same cotton/poly blend. The jacket is detailed with nylon reinforcements on the shoulders, elbows, cuffs and hem, and has a soft, brushed polyester finish on the inside of the collar and cuffs. Extra shoulder padding, multiple pockets and a back expansion detail make the Chelsea a tough and functional tradesman jacket.

Helly Hansen’s Workwear collection includes tradesman apparel, a HI-VIZ series, insulated jackets and rugged rainwear designed for tough environments. The products are available for purchase through local retailers, as well as online dealers, including Amazon, Work ‘N Gear, West Marine and Grainger Industrial Supply.