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June 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 dehydrated-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.

Reflect-A-Gard® RG-2005 Vests Deliver Visible Safety and Savings!

Summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes increased visibility hazards. Whether you work indoors or outside, high-visibility gear is a safety requirement for jobs near moving traffic or equipment. Saf-T-Gard can help keep you seen and safe on the job in the Reflect-A-Gard® RG-2005 Class 2 Hi-Viz Breakaway Safety Vest with the following features and benefits:

  • Fluorescent lime polyester mesh fabric offers high visibility and breathable comfort
  • Two (2) horizontal and two (2) vertical 2” reflective stripes deliver ANSI/ISEA-107 Class 2 Level 2 compliance
  • The vest is designed to separate harmlessly from the body in the event that it gets caught
  • The five (5) breakaway points include two (2) on the shoulders, two (2) on the sides and one (1) in the center
  • One (1) inner pocket at left chest for convenient storage and transportation of work materials
  • Hook-and-loop closure provides easy on/off and comfortable, secure fitting
  • Available in sizes Medium-5XL
  • Sold individually or 50 each/case by size
  • $4.25/each or $162.50/case of 50 each by size ($50 minimum order)

Call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) today with any questions or to place your order.

    URGENT NOTIFICATION of Legacy Rubber Insulating Gloves Transition to Electriflex

In 2014, Honeywell Salisbury launched Electriflex Gloves in order to offer lineman and other users improved flexibility without compromising safety, and market acceptance has risen greatly over the last 3+ years. According to Honeywell Salisbury data, Electriflex is 30% more flexible than legacy Salisbury gloves, and they are 82% preferred by linemen compared to legacy Salisbury gloves.

With this high rate of market acceptance and preference, Honeywell Salisbury has officially announced a transition to Electriflex and the discontinuation of legacy rubber gloves and mittens. This full transition affects legacy class 2, 3, and 4 high voltage gloves and mittens (all colors, sizes, and cuff styles).

As the world’s largest stocking distributor of Salisbury gloves, Saf-T-Gard is in the position to help our customers manage this transition as smoothly as possible. While Saf-T-Gard has a strong inventory position on the legacy product, Salisbury is limiting new production orders. Therefore, ongoing availability is limited, and Salisbury will soon cease production of legacy gloves altogether.

Saf-T-Gard has integrated limited styles of the premium Electriflex product into our inventory, and additionally, we have placed significant orders to continue to increase our stock position. 

Manufacturer discontinuations can be challenging, but by continuing to partner with Saf-T-Gard you are working with the market leader. The full Saf-T-Gard team is prepared to discuss the options available with you to manage your specific situation.

Please contact any of us at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) if you have any questions or need additional support.

Vendor Product Spotlight: Honeywell Miller 9099X/12 Relief Step Safety Device

The Miller Relief Step Safety Device alleviates the effects of orthostatic intolerance, also known as suspension trauma. If a fall occurs, a person becomes suspended in a harness and remains both vertical and sedentary for a period of time, causing blood to ‘pool’ in the veins of the legs. Subsequently, blood flow is restricted to the brain and other major organs that may initially result in unconsciousness. If not rescued promptly, serious injury or death may occur. The Miller Relief Step is designed to provide a short-term solution in preventing suspension trauma. Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • After a fall, provides ability to move and flex leg muscles, improving circulation
  • Alleviates the effects of orthostatic intolerance or suspension trauma
  • For greater comfort, use two of the devices, one for each leg
  • Simply pull tab to deploy and insert foot into loop
  • Attaches to any full-body harness
  • Reduces fall clearance requirements
  • Extremely lightweight and compact
  • Comparable to a shock-absorbing lanyard
  • High-impact nylon housing and abrasion-resistant webbing provide long service life
  • Maximum  load of the safety device is 400 lb. (includes the weight of the user and their equipment)
  • Black/orange color
  • One size only
  • Sold individually

Saf-T-Gard provides a comprehensive selection of Honeywell Miller fall protection products, including harnesses, lanyards, SRLs and other fall protection accessories. Click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information.

  Vendor Product Spotlight: Cordova Nitri-Cor Platinum 4097 Nitrile Disposable Gloves

These gloves are industrial grade, making them a great choice for mechanics, maintenance, and other jobs. Since they are nitrile, they are resistant to petroleum products, like oil, gasoline, and solvents. Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • Nitrile industrial/food service grade
  • Powder free
  • 8-mil palm thickness
  • 245mm length (9.6”)
  • Beaded cuff
  • Latex free
  • Component materials comply with all federal regulations for food contact. (U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 21CFR, Parts 170- 199)
  • Soft, form-fitting and comfortable
  • Snag and puncture resistant
  • Textured finish for extra gripping power
  • Available in sizes S-XL
  • Sold by the case of 1000 gloves

Saf-T-Gard also offers several additional styles of Cordova gloves, including coated cut-resistant gloves, leather driver’s gloves and disposable gloves. Click here to view them online, or call customer service at
1-800-548-GARD (4273)
for more information.

Vendor Product Spotlight: PIP Bouton Optical Zenon Z12 250-01-0000 Rimless Safety Glasses

The Bouton Optical Zenon Z12 standard safety glasses are made of polycarbonate, are packaged 12 pair per dozen, 12 dozen per case and meet ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3 standards. Proper sizing is important when buying the Zenon Z12 safety glasses. The size for this product is universal. These types of parts are designed for specific applications which feature ways of safeguarding and shielding itself and/or the user. The Zenon Z12 safety glasses are  designed and manufactured such that they offer impact resistance, scratch resistance and UV protection. Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • This popular style comes in a variety of different polycarbonate lenses to fit your application
  • Lightweight, rimless design provides all-day user comfort
  • Black temple, clear lens and anti-scratch coating
  • Thin, flexible temples provide a secure fit without uncomfortable pressure points
  • Molded nose bridge design to fit the vast majority of users
  • 9.5 base curve lens
  • Meets ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 standards
  • 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. Click here to view them online, or call customer service at
1-800-548-GARD (4273)
for more information.

    Trade in Your Old AED When You Purchase a New One at Saf-T-Gard and Receive up to a $600.00 Rebate during CPR and AED Awareness Week

Each year June 1–7 is recognized as National CPR and AED Awareness week. This annual event, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council, aims to foster awareness and emphasize how high-quality CPR with the use of an AED can save more lives. The event also seeks to make AEDs more publicly accessible.

The AHA reports that each year more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Approximately 50% of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims require defibrillation; all require CPR. If you perform CPR immediately and use an AED within the first few minutes of SCA, you can double or triple a person’s chance of survival according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation website.

Whether you already have an AED or are looking to purchase one for the first time, Saf-T-Gard can help you revive your first aid program with the latest AED technology. Additionally, you can receive up to $600.00* when you trade in your old AED model for the ZOLL AED Plus® at Saf-T-Gard from January 1 - June 30, 2018.

ZOLL AED Plus features and benefits include the following:

  • Real CPR Help provides unique assistance to rescuers with feedback in real-time on CPR compression depth and rate
  • 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 

*Rebate value varies by competitive unit.

Click here for more information about the promotion and to access the trade-in coupon.

Offer 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 

Call customer service today at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for a custom price quote or to place your order, and see for yourself how it definitely pays to be safe with ZOLL and Saf-T-Gard!

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

Hazardous Chemical Safety Guide


Hundreds of industries use chemicals at some point during their production and service processes. Some of these chemical uses are obvious – massive amounts of chemicals are used in plastic and rubber production and to refine oil and natural gas. But even industries that use only moderate amounts of chemicals need safe handling processes and secure storage options. We've put together some helpful educational information all in one place. Click here to view, and let Saf-T-Gard know how we can help you.

Safety Tips  

1. PROMOTE SAFETY - Highlight your safety record with a sign featuring the number of days since a lost-time accident or injury

2. PROMOTE SAFETY - Recognize your company's safety champions with gold-color safety caps or similar awards

3. PROMOTE SAFETY - Take advantage of training tools available from OSHA, the National Safety Council and similar organizations

4. PROMOTE SAFETY - Recognize that the total cost of safety is not unit prices on a product, but includes the benefit of reducing lost time accidents, reductions in workman's compensation insurance premiums and improved productivity and morale

5. PROMOTE SAFETY - Remember, there's a human face to safety - every worker goes home at the end of the workday - safe and healthy




Question - What is the difference between medical or medical-grade disposable exam gloves and non-medical or industrial-grade disposable gloves?


Answer - Disposable gloves made of natural latex, nitrile, vinyl or other synthetic materials are classified according to their quality level (AQL by statistical sampling for defects found). If the word "exam" or "examination" glove appears in the product packaging to describe the gloves, they must meet the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patient examination gloves. The FDA minimum AQL is 2.5. Sampled shipments with a higher level of defects are rejected and cannot be sold as medical or medical-grade exam gloves. The FDA recommends that exam gloves also meet applicable ASTM standard specifications which cover thickness, length, size and other attributes. There are other regulatory requirements for medical or medical-grade exam gloves as well including the filing of FDA pre-market notification forms [510(k)], registration of the manufacturer or importer as an FDA medical device establishment, random inspections of manufacturing facilities and random sampling of shipments of imported gloves. Non-medical or industrial grade disposable gloves are generally manufactured as medical gloves but were identified and segregated during post-production testing as having a higher AQL meaning a higher level of defects. There are no minimum AQL requirements for non-medical disposable gloves. [ed. note Ambi-Gard® brand exam gloves are manufactured, sampled, and tested to a higher AQL than the FDA minimum and Ambi-Gard non-medical disposable gloves are also sampled and tested to a specific AQL level to assure consistent quality.]

Saf-T-Gard Spotlight  


Ania Rodriguez Escobales is the Telecom Administrative Assistant, and she joined Saf-T-Gard in April 2018.

What Ania likes about Saf-T-Gard:

"I like the professional work environment and that the company is directed to results."

What makes Ania's day:

"Being able to fulfill my daily goals."

Ania's outside interests are:

"I enjoy sharing time with my family and exercising."

Anything else:

"I am from Puerto Rico, and I love the music!”



What is OSHA's position regarding the required "quiet time" before audiometric testing is done? Can an employee's audiometric testing be conducted after the employee has worked a full-shift in a noisy environment and was wearing hearing protection?

The Occupational Noise standard at 29 CFR 1910.95(g)(5)(iii) states that testing to establish a baseline must immediately be preceded by fourteen (14) hours without workplace noise. There is no requirement for fourteen (14) hours without exposure to workplace noise for annual audiograms as there is for baseline audiograms.

However, please be aware that a temporary threshold shift (TTS) could possibly contaminate an annual audiogram if an employee was exposed to noise prior to taking the audiogram. It is this audiogram which is compared to the baseline audiogram to determine whether a Standard Threshold Shift (STS) has occurred. The audiologist, otolaryngologist or physician cannot override this STS determination simply because of possible TTS contamination. Only a retest audiogram, taken within 30 days of the annual audiogram, can be used to replace the annual audiogram and the STS determination.

An employer may substitute the use of hearing protection when the fourteen hours of quiet time cannot be met. If TTS contamination is a problem, the retest audiogram should be preceded by 14 hours free from workplace noise, (but this is not required by the standard). If no retest is done, the annual audiogram and its STS determination are conclusive, and the follow-up procedures and written notification of the STS determination to the employee must be done. 

As I See It  


It is June 2018, almost mid-year. So what is so important about the year? When, in our industrial safety world, we have product specifications and test methods developed by industry consensus groups like ASTM and ISEA and IEC. In the US, most or all such specifications are also designated as ANSI or American National Standards. So back to the question – what about the year? Such documents (which are usually referenced in OSHA regulations) must be reviewed on a periodic basis, generally every 5 years or so. This ensures that product specifications and test methods do not become stale and can incorporate new developments and new technology. So what does this mean to you and your workers? Using the example of hand protection, the first ANSI/ISEA-105 American National Standard for Hand Protection Criteria was published in 2000 as a user guide. It was subsequently updated, as required, in 2005 and 2011. This document was significantly updated in 2016 and renamed American National Standard for Hand Protection Classification, reflecting a desire of users and suppliers for more quantitative classifications covering a wider range of performance criteria. As members of ISEA and ASTM, we remain significantly and often passionately involved in the continuous development of the standards and test methods that cover the products we supply for the protection of your workers and the safety of your workplace. 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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