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July 2018


Don't Wait to Hydrate! Rapidly Refuel Your Workers This Summer with Sqwincher Electrolyte Replenishment Drinks from Saf-T-Gard!
    Dehydration is a threat in every season and especially during the summer months when the added heat and humidity can lead to elevated body temperatures and fluid loss. Water is necessary, but it does not contain the minerals lost during activity. Sqwincher contains an optimal balance of electrolytes that enhance wellness and productivity for year-round hydration. Saf-T-Gard can help ensure your industrial athletes remain hydrated and on top of their game this season  with reduced pricing on a variety

of Sqwincher products and flavors in addition to the following two promotions:


1. FREE DOUBLE COOLER when you PURCHASE 5 CASES of any flavor of Sqwincher 2.5 Gallon Powder Packs (ZERO or Regular) or 3 Gallon LITE Powder Packs.


2. FREE 7 CUBIC-FOOT FREEZER when you PURCHASE 60 CASES of Sqwincher Sqweeze Pops.


Why Sqwincher?

Sqwincher unique product formulations (Sqwincher, Sqwincher LITE and Sqwincher ZERO) are the result of research and development that goes well beyond quenching thirst to deliver rehydration for the toughest of work conditions in addition to the following:

  • Sqwincher contains twice the potassium and half the sodium compared to other sports drinks
  • Sqwincher provides bodies with an optimally-formulated supply of electrolytes; necessary components the body needs to stay hydrated, fueled and focused
  • Available in powder concentrate, liquid concentrate, ready-made drink and freeze pop configurations in regular, light-calorie or
    no-calorie formulations in a variety of flavors, packaging and yield sizes to provide peak performance in any high-heat environment
  • Multiple promotions may be ordered by the same customer on the first order

Understanding how worker performance and efficiency is affected by environmental conditions is critical to reducing dehydration-related illnesses and accidents. Sqwincher stands behind those who make it happen every day by increasing efficiency and minimizing dehydration dangers.

Click here to view a complete list of Sqwincher promo products, flavors and prices and visit or call customer service at
1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to order today.

  Join Saf-T-Gard for the e-Hazard Arc Flash and Low Voltage Qualified Electrical Safety Training Class 

Do you know all of the best work practices in electrical safety and how to apply them in real-world situations? Are you aware of the proposed changes for the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace?

Sign up for the Low Voltage Qualified (LV) Electrical Safety Training Class sponsored by the electrical safety experts e-Hazards and Voltgard® (a division of Saf-T-Gard International, Inc.) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT at the Courtyard by Marriott – Chicago Deerfield 800 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 to learn all of this and more, including how NFPA 70E page cuts your PPE training by 75%, common places for electrical arc flash, misunderstood arc concepts, fixable things you didn’t know about your electrical system that could wreck your plant, electrically-safe work habits, practical understanding of the NFPA 70E standard and great ideas from trainers who have implemented them!

Afterwards, take a tour of the Saf-T-Gard Voltgard® Test Lab, the largest, independent, NAIL4PET-accredited test lab for rubber insulating products in the United States!

The cost to attend the one-day seminar for Low Voltage Qualified (LV) Electrical Safety Training is $400 per person. If registering 5 or more individuals from the same company, a $50/person discount applies. Please contact e-Hazard at or (502) 716-7073 with any questions or concerns.

  Coming Soon - the New and Improved!
  Have you heard the news? Saf-T-Gard is launching a brand new website this summer. This improved site will include a host of new and exciting features and functionality, all aimed at improving the user experience, including the following features and benefits:
  • Sleek new design
  • Enhanced content and product imagery
  • Guided, smart navigation
  • “Responsive design” for use on your PC, tablet or smart phone
  • Access to Saf-T-Gard account, including the ability to view your complete order history, as well as view and pay invoices

Stay tuned for more details!

Register for the FREE Ansell and Safety+Health Informational Webinar on Preventing Occupational Exposure to Opioids and Fentanyl

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time (1:00 pm Eastern Time, 10:00 am Pacific Time), Ansell and Safety+Health magazine are hosting a FREE "Opioids and Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to New Threats" webinar.

Fentanyl represents one of the strongest opiate drugs that has transitioned from medicinal to illicit use. At 50 to 100 times the potency of morphine, even very low exposure levels can be dangerous, especially when unknowingly contracted. Join Derek Warneke, VP Research & Development of Ansell’s Healthcare Global Business Unit, as he discusses the common and uncommon exposure routes and how to ensure emergency responders, law enforcement officers and others on the front lines of the opioid epidemic are fully protected.

Key topics will include:

  • Opioids and fentanyl – how to identify the threats
  • Exposure methods and range of symptoms – be ready for the unexpected
  • Worker protection - ensuring emergency responders are safe, secure and able to perform critical tasks
  • Get the facts – straight forward data, CDC/NIOSH standards
  • Q&A

Click here to register.

    Vendor Product Spotlight: Accuform Digi-Day® 3 Electronic Scoreboards

Accuform’s Digi-Day® Electronic Scoreboards that have dominated the industry for years are upgraded! The newest model, Digi-Day 3, combines the best features from the previous Digi-Day line into a slimmer, more versatile unit.

Gone are the days of searching for remotes to program multiple boards. You can now control up to five displays with one easy-to-use remote. The innovative, durable, frameless design has a 1" low profile for a distinctive impact for digitally counting days both inside and out. Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • A slimmer board style
  • Indoor or outdoor placement including wet or damp conditions
  • No more multiple remotes for setting your displays
  • Control up to 5 digital displays with one remote

Saf-T-Gard provides a comprehensive selection of Accuform facility identification products including signs, tags, labels and lockout/tagout. Click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information.

Vendor Product Spotlight: PIP Bouton Optical Zenon Z12R 250-27-0020 Readers Safety Glasses

The Bouton Optical Zenon Z12R 250-27-0020 Readers feature a clear/gray polycarbonate +2.00 diopter scratch-resistant one-piece lens that meets Z871.1-2015 High Impact Safety Standards and blocks 99.9% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These safety glasses are ideal for general use applications requiring magnification and protection from projectiles and impact. Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • +2.00 diopter reader glasses are for the worker who needs to see up close
  • The 28 mm wide reading magnifier provides the worker with enough lens area to view his work throughout the day
  • Due to its lightweight, rimless design and thin, rubberized temples, the Z12R is one of the best-fitting readers on the market today
  • Gray rubber co-molded temples provide a secure fit
  • Molded nose bridge design to fit the vast majority of users
  • 9.25 base curve lens
  • Sold individually

Saf-T-Gard carries a complete line of PIP eye protection products including safety glasses goggles, faceshields and accessories in a variety of your favorite colors and styles. Click here to view them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information.

     Vendor Product Spotlight: SHOWA® 6784/10 Neoprene-Coated Chemical-Resistant Gloves

Forged with rugged neoprene and a 14" gauntlet cuff combined with cotton lining, SHOWA® 6784/10 Gloves are designed for comfort in hot or cold environments while providing protection against acids and caustics.

Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • Cotton liner helps keep hands cool and comfortable in hot conditions or warm in cold conditions
  • Provides protection against acids, caustics, oils, greases and many solvents
  • Excellent all-around protection against physical hazards such as cuts and abrasions
  • Suitable for many heavy-duty applications including but not limited to pellet-blasting and sandblasting
  • Gauntlet cuff extends protection past the wrist
  • Smooth finish grip enhances gripping power
  • Available in size 10
  • Sold by the dozen

Saf-T-Gard also offers several additional styles of SHOWA gloves, including coated general purpose gloves, coated cut-resistant gloves, chemical-resistant gloves and disposable gloves. Click here to view them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information

    Get a FREE Wall Cabinet When You Purchase a Zoll AED Plus® Package 

Did you know sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) claims a life every two minutes or that SCA strikes nearly 326,000 people in the U.S. annually?1 And SCA can strike anyone at any time. In fact, SCA claims one life every two minutes, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer or AIDS. However, if the availability of timely and appropriate care such as CPR or the use of an AED is increased, survival rates will improve. To further illustrate this point, the average survival rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year is 7%. If an AED is used by a bystander, the rate increases to 38%.

To help you ensure your facility's 3-5 minute drop-to-shock response time, Zoll is offering a FREE AED Wall Cabinet ($199 value) when you purchase an AED Plus® Package from Saf-T-Gard now through September  30, 2018.

Only Zoll’s AED Plus is equipped with Real CPR Help® technology, giving the rescuer real-time feedback on the depth and rate of chest compressions during CPR. The sensor in the pads lets the AED see each chest compression and guides the rescuer, with prompts and a real-time bar gauge, to the recommended depth and rate of compressions. The Zoll AED Plus is available in semi-automatic and fully-automatic versions, and each package includes a Zoll AED Plus with AED cover, an adult electrode pad (CPR-D-padz®), (1) sleeve of lithium 123A batteries, medical prescription and a soft carrying case.

Zoll AED Plus features and benefits include the following:

  • Novel electrode design delivers a five-year shelf life and fits 99% of the population’s chest anatomy
  • Pull-tabs expose the conductive gel on each pad only when it is in direct contact with the skin, limiting the chance of gel contamination
  • CPR-D-padz meet applicable ANSI/AAMI/ISO DF-39-1993 requirements and offer clear anatomical placement illustrations as well as a CPR hand positioning landmark and comes complete with a rescue accessory package, including a barrier mask, razor, scissors, disposable gloves and a towelette
  • Display screen presents the elapsed time and number of shocks delivered
  • Back-lit display screen provides simultaneous text with every audio prompt and a circle of lighted graphical icons that show what to do 

Offer for the FREE AED Wall Cabinet includes the following Zoll AED Plus part numbers:

  • 8000-00-4000-01 - AED Plus Semi-Automatic Package with Medical Prescription
  • 8000-00-4003-01 - AED Plus Semi-Automatic Package with PlusTrac Professional1
  • 8000-00-4004-01 - AED Plus Semi-Automatic Package with PlusTrac Professional5
  • 8000-00-4007-01 - AED Plus Fully-Automatic Package with Medical Prescription
  • 8000-00-4010-01 - AED Plus Fully-Automatic Package with PlusTrac Professional1
  • 8000-00-4011-01 - AED Plus Fully-Automatic Package with PlusTrac Professional5 

Click here for details about the FREE AED Wall Cabinet promotion, click here to download, reach and share the free “SCA Do You Know the Facts?” infographic, and click here to shop the Zoll AEDs online. Call 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for a custom price quote or to place your order and take advantage of the FREE AED Wall Cabinet (PN# 8000-0855).

Saf-T-Gard Catalog

The time for better safety is now!

Click here to request a FREE copy of our current, full-line, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. catalog today, and learn how to better GARD yourself with Saf-T-Gard.

Featuring more than 3,900 different line items from more than 100 different brands and 14 different product categories, this catalog is an excellent resource and provides a wealth of information to keep you safe and productive for even the most rigorous applications!

Closeout Corner - Don't Miss These Great Deals!


Saf-T-Gard is making it easier than ever to save big on your favorite safety items with the “Closeout Corner” featured monthly in the Saf-T-Gardian newsletter.


Click here to view the reduced pricing on all of your must-have items to take advantage of this limited-time pricing and inventory.


Be sure to check back next month for even more products and savings!

Spin the Wheel of Misfortune to See How You Can Better Your Safety with Saf-T-Gard


Hazards exist in every workplace. Common examples include slips, trips, falls, exposure to loud noises, working from heights, vibrations and unguarded machinery. The best way to protect your employees is to recognize the hazards that exist on the job, and control them by utilizing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the application.


This is where Saf-T-Gard can help! We've been bringing workers home safely since 1936 with our finest industrial safety products and PPE, and we can do the same for you. Stop by our booth at the any of the following trade shows to check out our comprehensive selection of safety products and services that directly address every workplace safety hazard.


While you're there, take a spin on our "Wheel of Misfortune" to learn more about the different safety products that protect against specific work hazards, win free prizes and see how it pays to avoid costly fines and work injuries when you partner with Saf-T-Gard!


Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Northern Illinois University (Naperville Campus), Naperville, Illinois, Booth #TBD

International Lineman's Rodeo & Expo 2018 - Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas, Booth #530

Download the Power of High-Quality CPR Infographic


The Zoll® AED Plus® ensures rescuers are performing high-quality CPR with its Real CPR Help® technology, providing real-time CPR feedback and guiding the rescuer each step of the way. Only 50% of SCA victims will initially require a shock, but all victims require high-quality CPR.

Share the Power of High-quality CPR infographic with your customers.

Safety Tips  

1. SUMMERTIME SAFETY STRATEGY - Use SPF 15 or higher sunscreen for basic protection

2. SUMMERTIME SAFETY STRATEGY - Drink plenty of water and electrolyte fluid replacement beverages to replenish fluids lost during warm weather activities

3. SUMMERTIME SAFETY STRATEGY - Protect against West Nile Virus and other inspect-borne diseases by using an effective insect repellent with a high DEET content

4. SUMMERTIME SAFETY STRATEGY - Cooling bandanas, helmet liners and caps contain special chemical crystals that enhance cool comfort through evaporation

5. SUMMERTIME SAFETY STRATEGY - Consider a full-brim safety hat to provide shade to the back of your neck if you are wearing a safety cap




Question - Employees at times perform various tasks on construction equipment being used at a construction site, such as checking fluid levels. Sometimes this work is done while the employee is on the vehicle at heights over more than 6'. Do any OSHA construction standards require fall protection for employees who are on construction equipment, such as excavators, dump trucks, and bulldozers at heights in excess of 6'?


Answer - The OSHA standards for fall protection in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M do not apply in this situation because Subpart M explicitly excludes vehicles. 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(1) states: Each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical) with an unprotected side or edge which is 6' (1.8 m) or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. The phrase "walking/working surface" is defined at 29 CFR 1926.500(b)(2) as: Any surface, whether horizontal or vertical, on which an employee walks or works, including, but not limited to, floors, roofs, ramps, bridges, runways, formwork and concrete reinforcing steel but not including ladders, vehicles, or trailers, on which employees must be located in order to perform their job duties. [Emphasis added]. Therefore, Subpart M does not require fall protection for an employee who is on a vehicle in order to perform his or her job duties because 1926.500(b)(2) expressly excludes vehicles from the definition of "walking/working surface."  

Saf-T-Gard Spotlight  


Kevin Ingraham has been with Saf-T-Gard for more than 15 years as a buyer in our purchasing department.

What Kevin likes about Saf-T-Gard:

"The overall effort that we all make toward supplying competitively-priced, quality products."

What makes Kevin's day:

"Positive news from vendors and manufacturers."

Kevin's outside interests:

"Golfing, running and my four grandchildren."

Anything else:

"I've enjoyed the friendships that have built throughout years that have an association with Saf-T-Gard."



Responsibility for Certain OSHA Safety Requirements between a Temporary Staffing Agency and its Client 

Both the temporary agency and the host employer have the responsibility to ensure that training, hazard communication, and recordkeeping requirements are fulfilled. To ensure that there is clear understanding of each employer's role in protecting employees, OSHA recommends that the temporary staffing agency and the host employer set out their respective responsibilities for compliance with applicable OSHA standards in their contract. Including such terms in a contract will ensure that each employer complies with all relevant regulatory requirements, thereby avoiding confusion as to the employer's obligations.

In general, it is the responsibility of the temporary agency to ensure that employees have received proper training. In practice, even when the temporary agency has provided basic training, the host employer provides the workplace-specific training appropriate to the employees' particular tasks. In order to fulfill its obligation under such circumstances, the temporary agency must have a reasonable basis for believing that the host employer's training adequately addresses potential hazards that employees may be exposed to at the host worksite.

Both the temporary agency and the host employer are responsible for ensuring that employees are effectively informed and trained regarding exposure to hazardous chemicals. The host-employer holds the primary responsibility for training since the host employer uses or produces chemicals, creates and controls the hazards, and is, therefore, best suited to inform employees of the chemical hazards specific to the workplace environment. The temporary agency, in turn, maintains a continuing relationship with its employees, and would be, at a minimum, expected to inform employees of the requirements of the standard.

The OSHA injury and illness recording and reporting regulation, 29 CFR § 1904.31, requires that an employer "record on the OSHA 300 Log the recordable injuries and illnesses of all employees on [the employer's] payroll" and of "employees who are not on [the employer's] payroll if [the employer] supervise[s] these employees on a day-to-day basis." 29 CFR § 1904.31(a). The regulation goes on to reiterate that if an employer "obtain[s] employees from a temporary help service, employee leasing service, or personnel supply service," that the host employer is obligated to record any recordable injuries and illnesses if it "supervise[s] these employees on a day-to-day basis." Id. § 1904.31(b)(2). Therefore, if the host employer has full supervisory control over employees, the host employer is responsible for injury and illness recording and reporting. In cases where the temporary staffing agency exercises day-to-day supervision over employees, the temporary staffing agency is responsible for injury and illness recording. In other situations, the temporary staffing agency and host employer share the supervisory role, so OSHA advises that the two employers reach an agreement regarding the responsibilities in question. Please note that only one employer's log should contain a record of injuries and illnesses of the employees.

As I See It  


It is July 2018, and the sounds of summer are in the air. Those are beautiful sounds – birds chirping, baseballs being hit and soccer balls being kicked, children playing and so much more. But there are other sounds that we should be aware of as well – the sounds that surround us in the workplace. Hearing loss is an accumulated latent injury. It’s not like a cut or burn or scrape where the injury is immediately known. Noise-induced latent hearing loss is a risk – and it is for each employer to determine the extent of that risk. According to OSHA, excessive noise levels are a serious and pervasive health problem. The intensity of the noise and the duration of the exposure determine the extent of damage. Employers are required to provide hearing protectors when the Time-Weighted Average noise levels equal or exceed 86 dB for an eight-hour period of time. However, hearing protectors in the box or on the shelf provide no protection at all! That’s why it is sound advice to recognize the human factor – hearing protection must be comfortable as well as protective. Industrial hearing protection comes in a wide variety of styles (earplugs, earmuffs, etc.) and in a wide range of NRR (noise reduction ratings) levels. Identifying and analyzing the hazards with both human and regulatory perspectives are where the safety professionals at Saf-T-Gard can help. We listen first, so you and your workers can hear later. That is our commitment to you, because we are Saf-T-Gard International - Bringing Workers Home Safely Since 1936.

Proud to partner with: Saf-T-Gard International, Inc.
205 Huehl Road
Northbrook, IL USA
Phone: 1-847-291-1600
Fax: 1-847-291-1610
  Saf-T-Gard is a major manufacturer, distributor, importer and exporter of safety solutions for industry since 1936.
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