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September 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.

Vendor Product Spotlight: Accuform Viz-Kit Reflective Hard Hat Kits

Keep your employees safe and visible during low-light and night-time conditions. Accuform’s universal Viz-Kits fit most standard hard hat styles. Use all the decals or only a few, the choice is yours! Choose model-specific or universal styles to increase visibility in dark or low-light conditions. With the universal Viz-Kit, you can create unique reflective designs directly on your hard hat!

Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • Manufactured from non-conductive reflective material
  • Engineer-grade reflective stickers are peel-and-stick, conformable, and available in blue, orange, red, yellow and white colors
  • Pre-mask (transfer tape) overlay makes application a breeze
  • Sheets measure 6-inch x 9-inch with pre-cut stickers designed to fit contours of each specific model for easy application
  • Available in a variety of styles including wires, lightning, flames, geometric shapes and skulls
  • Model-specific kits are available for 3M H700P and R Series Cap Style, MSA V-Gard Standard Medium Cap, Pyramex Ridgeline Full Brim HP54 Series, Bullard® Classic C-30 Cap Style, and ERB™ Americana Full Brim 192-Series hard hats
  • Available individually or in a package of 10

Saf-T-Gard offers a wide range of Accuform facility identification and construction safety 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.

    DuPont SafeSPEC Tips and Tricks for Finding Product Details by Protective Garment Design

By doing a garment design search in DuPont SafeSPEC, you can quickly see what specific garment options are available in the design you're interested in.

You can do this search at a high level (frontal body protection) or at a deeper, more specific level (sleeved aprons).


  1. From the SafeSPEC home page, click on CHEMICAL PROTECTION & CLEANROOM
  2. On the PRODUCTS page, select VIEW ALL PRODUCTS
  3. In the Products By tool bar, the Design button will be highlighted

Click here to visit the DuPont Resource Center for more information.

Saf-T-Gard carries a comprehensive line of DuPont protective garments in several different fabrics, including coveralls, pants, shirts, aprons, sleeves, lab coats and hazmat suits. Click here to view them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information.

Vendor Product Spotlight: Support the Cause for Safety with PIP Bouton Optical Eva® Safety Glasses

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and PIP is donating a portion of all proceeds from their Eva® eyewear to organizations with a mission of combating cancer. Cancer has impacted everyone in one way or another, and Eva eyewear provides a great venue to promote awareness. Eva is the first safety eyewear designed specifically for women in the workforce, so perhaps one more woman will get a mammogram because she sees the pink ribbons on all of her co-workers' safety glasses.

Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • Smaller and more narrow than standard safety glasses
  • Eva's construction allows the eyewear to better fit the facial structure of a woman
  • Provides a more secure fit on the nose
  • Lightweight, rimless design delivers all-day user comfort
  • Pink rubber co-molded temples offer ideal fitting
  • Molded nose bridge design fits the vast majority of users
  • 10 base curve lens
  • Meets ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3 safety standards 

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.

     3M Publishes New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Standard White Paper

Protecting workers takes more than just keeping them from falling. Their tools also need to be protected when working at heights. For decades, leading causes of death on construction jobsites in the United States have been “Falls” and “Struck by Object” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In 2015, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recorded 364 deaths from falls (38.8% of the total construction deaths) and 90 deaths from being struck by objects (9.6% of the total construction deaths). That’s a total of 454 workers whose lives could have been saved with the right training and equipment.

And that’s why the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced that the long anticipated “Dropped Objects Standard” has been approved. ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions establishes minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for product solutions that prevent falling objects and guidelines for testing that equipment.

The 3M Dropped Objects Standard ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 White Paper examines the importance of this new standard and what is addressed, including the four individual categories that have been established to address specific solutions:

  1. TOOL TETHERS – Lanyards or materials designed to connect tools to approved anchor points
  2. TOOL ATTACHMENTS – Attachment points designed to be field installed onto tools or equipment to provide appropriate connection points for tethering
  3. ANCHOR ATTACHMENTS – Attachment points designed to be field installed on structures, equipment or workers, to provide appropriate connection points for tethering
  4. CONTAINERS and BAGS – Devices designed to carry or transport tools and equipment to and from heights

Click here to download and read this white paper, and visit when you’re ready to consider purchasing 3M fall protection for tools. From pullaway wristbands, single and dual holsters, buckets, retractors, D-ring attachments and tethers, Saf-T-Gard has all the 3M DBI-SALA® products you need for compliance with the new Dropped Objects Standard ANSI/ISEA 121-2018. Call Saf-T-Gard 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? 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 

The 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, and click here to shop the Zoll AEDs online. Call customer service at 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) before the offer expires! 

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!

Congressman Schneider Visits Saf-T-Gard 


Bradley Scott Schneider is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district since 2017, previously holding the position from 2013 to 2015.


In late August, he stopped by Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. to learn more about our company and our efforts for keeping workers safe. Here he is pictured in our warehouse with Richard A. Rivkin, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. President and CEO.

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


New UltraTech Tool Provides a Path to the Perfect Spill Protection Product


Check out this free tool from UltraTech that will help you find the best solution for your facility’s spill containment needs. Whether you need help containing spills, responding to spills or removing pollutants from storm water – it’s all here for you.


There's nothing super-fancy about this new program, but it will be very helpful in navigating through the many UltraTech products that are available. Think of it as your "GPS" in the "jungle" of stormwater. Just click here.

Safety Tips  

1. SIGN HERE - OSHA and ANSI require the use of safety signs to indicate and define specific hazards

2. SIGN HERE - Signs must have color-coded headers, text and symbols or pictograms

3. SIGN HERE - Use bilingual signs where appropriate to ensure worker understanding and compliance

4. SIGN HERE - Emergency signs should be "glow-in-the-dark" for location of exits and fire extinguishers

5. SIGN HERE - New technology now enables users to custom design their own signs




Question: What are the requirements for products like gloves that come in contact with food?

Answer: The Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Government has published extensive regulations in 21CFR parts 170-199 identifying acceptable food additives, indirect food additives, and substances generally recognized as safe. Gloves are considered indirect food additives and therefore all components must comply with the acceptable food additives or substances generally recognized as safe.

Saf-T-Gard Spotlight  


Ellie McGivern is our marketing specialist. She has worked at Saf-T-Gard since September 2014, starting first as a marketing intern before being promoted to marketing coordinator in May 2015 and marketing specialist in August 2018.

What Ellie likes about Saf-T-Gard:

“I enjoy the creative freedom I have in designing graphics that reflect Saf-T-Gard’s established brand and learning all the ins and outs about the company.”

What makes Ellie's day:

“Getting everything on my to-do list accomplished!”

Ellie’s outside interests:

“I enjoy spending my time cooking up new recipes and listening to music.”

Anything else?

“I am glad to be a part of the Saf-T-Gard team, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds!”



Interpretation of First Aid Standard 29 CFR 1910.151

Must an employer have individuals trained to render first aid?

Yes. The OSHA requirement at 29 CFR 1910.151(b) states, "In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.”

As I See It  


It is September 2018. This month started with Labor Day weekend - traditionally the end of summer although autumn doesn't officially start until September 22. Way back in the last millennium, school didn’t start until after Labor Day, but most schools have already started. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in 1882. As a national holiday, we celebrate Labor Day to honor American workers and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. Closer to home, we have double reasons to celebrate and honor Labor Day. First and foremost, it is a reminder to thank all Saf-T-Gard associates for your dedication, loyalty, teamwork, and commitment to always doing the best job possible for our customers and therefore for our company. We’re glad you are here and we appreciate your work. Secondly, Labor Day reminds us of why we do what we do - to provide safety products and services for our customers and their workers. Labor Day gives us reason to pause and reflect on who will be wearing and using the products that we recommend, sell, service, repair, inspect and test. Every pair of gloves, respirator, hard hat or other product is designed to protect real people with real lives and real families and friends to go home to after their work shift. We strive to keep that in mind as we process orders, inspect, test and repair products and ship orders. We never lose sight of the fact that the first P in PPE stands for Personal, 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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