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August 2019


  Try out the New Moldex® Soothers 6680 Earplugs That Won't Dry out Your Ears for FREE from Saf-T-Gard

The most powerful hearing protection products don't just protect, and the new Moldex® Soothers 6680 Disposable Earplugs deliver a high NRR 33 dB rating while pampering workers' ears with moisturizing hydration for all-day comfort and compliance!

Do your employees complain about dry ear canals from wearing regular foam earplugs? Click below to request a FREE sample of the new Soothers Earplugs from Saf-T-Gard today, and receive a special offer on your first order too!

6680 additional features and benefits include the following:

  • First and only earplug to moisturize and hydrate ear canals while delivering all-day comfort and protection
  • NRR 33 dB - the highest, independently-tested rating suitable for most noisy environments
  • Extra-soft, extra-light, low-pressure foam material further enhances comfort
  • Tapered shape allows for easy insertion and removal and even fits very small ear canals
  • Smooth outer surface is non-irritating
  • 100% PVC-free for a greener alternative
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A.
  • Sold by the box of 200 pairs

Click here to request your FREE sample today, click here to view them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an order.

  Make Saf-T-Gard Your Summer Hydration Headquarters and Save as Much as 51% on Select Sqwincher Products and So Much More

Dehydration can happen anytime, anywhere, but Sqwincher is the only electrolyte replacement drink designed specifically to battle the high-heat environment of the workplace.

Motor speed and attention start to decline after losing just 2% of body weight from sweating, which affects productivity and creates hazards that can lead to injury or illness. Water is necessary, but it does not contain the minerals lost during activity. 


Only Sqwincher provides workers’ bodies with an optimally-formulated supply of electrolytes to stay hydrated, fueled and focused! Saf-T-Gard can help you keep your workers at the top of their game this summer by offering value-added savings (as much as 51%) on a variety of Sqwincher products and flavors in addition to the following two promotions:


1. TWO FREE SQWINCHER 5-GALLON COOLERS when you PURCHASE 5 CASES of any available flavor of Sqwincher 2.5 Gallon Yield ZERO Powder Packs or 10 CASES of any available flavor of Sqwincher 2.5 Gallon Yield ZERO Ultra Liquid Concentrate

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

Why Sqwincher?

  • Sqwincher unique product formulations (Sqwincher, EveryLyteand Sqwincher ZERO) are the result of research and development that goes well beyond quenching thirst to deliver rehydration for the toughest of work conditions
  • 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
  • Sqwincher is 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

Understanding how worker performance and efficiency is affected by environmental conditions is critical to reducing dehydration-related illnesses and accidents. So when the job heats up, cool it down fast with Sqwincher Hydration Solutions and realize the rapid workplace rehydration today.

Click here to download the flyer for a complete listing of Sqwincher promotional products, click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an order.

  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 current on the 2018 edition of the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace?

Sign up for the Low Voltage Qualified (LV) Electrical Safety Training Class (including OSHA and NFPA 70E – version 2018) sponsored by the electrical safety experts e-Hazard and Voltgard® (a division of Saf-T-Gard International, Inc.) on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 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 the following:

  • How NFPA 70E page cuts your PPE training by 75%
  • Common places for arc flash
  • Misunderstood NFPA 70E concepts
  • Fixable things you didn’t know about your electrical system that could wreck your plant
  • Electrical safe work habits
  • Practical understanding of the NFPA 70E standard (and great ideas from trainers who have implemented it)

Afterward, 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 Class is $400 per person. Please contact e-Hazard at or (502) 716-7073 with any questions or concerns.

  Accuform Tough-Mark Strips: The Smart Choice for Heavy-Duty Floor Marking

Easily create highly visible pathways for employees, visitors, forklift traffic, or material handling equipment! Mark it once, and mark it right with Tough-Mark Strips, Shapes, and Printed Messages.

Tough-Mark Strips additional features and benefits include the following:

  • Applies and bonds easily to a variety of clean sealed, and non-coated surfaces
  • Strips are made with 55-mil thick polyethylene with 9.4-mil thick polypropylene adhesive backing
  • Strips are easily trimmed to needed length or to create corners
  • Beveled edges reduce tears and lifts from pallet dragging
  • Removes easily while staying in one piece
  • Strips measure: 2” x 48”
  • Available in yellow, green and red colors
  • Sold as a pack of 10 strips

Saf-T-Gard offers a complete line of Accuform facility identification products, including signs, tags and labels as well as several lockout/tagout devises. Click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an order.

  Vendor Product Spotlight: Lakeland MicroMax® NS COL428 Cool Suit Coveralls

The Lakeland MicroMax® NS COL428 Cool Suit Coveralls deliver all the protection you need from dirt, dust, grease, grime and light chemical splash with the addition of a breathable back panel for the most comfortable coverall around, and they include serged seams, an attached hood and elastic wrists and ankles. Ideal applications for use include paint spray, sandblasting/abrasives, and power washing.

COL428 additional features and benefits include the following:

  • SMS back panel increases breathability and provides a barrier to particulates and aerosol mist
  • Elastic back waist provides improved comfort
  • Front and sides composed of microporous film over a polypropylene substrate provides barrier protection
  • Material for front and sides provides protection from dirt, liquids and light chemical splash
  • Storm flap over zipper protects against splashes
  • Attached hood fits perfectly around most respirators
  • Elastic cuffs on sleeves and ankles help seal out spray-over
  • Available in sizes medium-5XL
  • Sold by the case of 25 each

Saf-T-Gard carries a full line of Lakeland products including disposable clothing, chemical-resistant and Hazmat clothing, aprons, shoe and boot covers, sleeves, Hi-Viz clothing and arc flash clothing. Click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an order.

  Vendor Product Spotlight: Honeywell North® N75001L Organic Vapor Air Purifying Respirator Cartridge

The Honeywell North® N Series N75001L Air Purifying Respirator Cartridge is the optimal solution for organic vapor relief, but will not prevent particles from entering. This air purifying organic vapor cartridge uses sorbents to purify the inhaled air to provide respiratory protection in such industries as chemical, oil and gas, government manufacturing.

N75001L additional features and benefits include the following:

  • Black color
  • Lower profile so cartridges don't intrude into the work zone
  • Easy user seal check
  • Threaded connector fits North Half Masks and Full Facepiece Respirators
  • Use with 5400, RU6500 and 7600 Series Full Facepiece Respirators, and 5500, RU8500 and 7700 Series Half Mask Respirators
  • Meets NIOSH 42 CFR 84 standards to provide protection against certain organic vapors
  • Sold two per pack

Saf-T-Gard also offers several additional styles of Honeywell North respiratory protection products, including cartridges and filters, PAPR, supplied air, SCBA, Escape and EEBA respirators. Click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an order.

  PPE Assessments Deliver Real Cost Savings

Proper PPE assessments can lead to significant benefits for companies, including saved time, money and resources. For expansive or global companies, assessments can help standardize PPE across all industries and market segments – and solve worker PPE and safety needs once and for all.

For example, the employees of a multinational mass media corporation were recently noting a lack of dexterity, standardization and proper cut-resistant protection with current PPE products. Ansell’s Guardian assessment team conducted a complete PPE assessment, including preliminary interviews with employees to better understand tasks and hazards, inventory of current products and analysis of workplace findings and performance.

The assessment revealed overall needs for dexterity, abrasion, ergonomic fit and oil grip. Identifying these needs allowed a better PPE solution to be designed and implemented that delivered all needed benefits while reducing SKUs was achieved. MICROFLEX XCEED XC-310 was one of the key disposable products implemented which was able to deliver dexterity and ergonomic benefits in janitorial and hospitality environments.

The assessment also standardized PPE across the company’s business units with total cost performance savings of more than $100k and growing an estimated total cost performance savings of $200k and growing.

Click here for more information about how an Ansell Guardian® assessment can help your company.

Saf-T-Gard has an extensive portfolio of Ansell and Microflex disposable gloves as well as many additional hand protection products, including general purpose gloves, cut-resistant gloves, mechanic’s gloves, chemical-resistant gloves and more. Click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an order.

  Get a FREE Wall Cabinet When You Purchase a ZOLL AED Plus® Package from Saf-T-Gard

Did you know that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) claims a life every two minutes, or that SCA strikes nearly 326,000 people in the U.S. annually? SCA can strike anyone at any time, and it takes 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 a ZOLL AED Plus® Package (semi-automatic or fully-automatic) from Saf-T-Gard now through September 30, 2019.

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 an AED cover, an adult electrode pad (CPR-D-padz®), (1) sleeve of lithium 123A batteries, a medical prescription and a soft carrying case.

Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • Real CPR Help provides unique assistance to rescuers with real-time feedback 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

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

Click here for details about the FREE AED Wall Cabinet promotion, click here to shop the ZOLL AEDs online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an 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 e-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!


Stay Seen, Stay Safe: The Guide to Hi-Viz Apparel


Download this infographic from Tingley to learn more about the following:

  • ANSI classes
  • Types/codes
  • Apparel options
  • Wear and care

Saf-T-Gard supplies a wide range of Tingley Hi-Viz apparel, including vests, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, overalls, rain coats, rain jackets and rain overalls in several different materials, colors, constructions and sizes. Click here to shop them online, or call customer service at 1-800-548-GARD (4273) for more information or to place an order.

Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP): Why It's Important for Safety Professionals


HAZOP studies are ideal for complex processes in high hazard facilities, such as chemical plants, nuclear facilities, and oil and gas operations. A Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) is a systematic investigation of a present or planned process or operation. It was originally designed to assess chemical plants and the procedure and processes used in them but is now applied more widely.

The goal of a HAZOP study is to identify and evaluate any problems within a plant or work environment that could pose a risk to the employees or equipment. It also looks at processes that might prevent the facility from running as efficiently as it should.

Click here to read the complete article and learn more about what a HAZOP study involves, as well as tips and advice for those who will be involved in conducting one.

Take the "Saf-T-Toss Challenge" Today  


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 following trade show to check out our comprehensive selection of safety products and services that directly address every workplace safety hazard.


While you're there, be sure to take the
“Saf-T-Toss Challenge" 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


2019 Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Northern Illinois University (Naperville Campus), Naperville, Illinois, Booth #TBD

Safety Tips  

1. GOT THE HEAT? - ZetexPlus® treated fiberglass gloves and mittens with wool linings withstand temperatures up to 2000°F

2. GOT THE TOUCH? - Polyurethane-coated nylon gloves such as Versa-Gard® Flex P VGF-5500 provide maximum tactile sensitivity, particularly when handling small parts

3. GOT THE SMELL? - Not if you are using a properly fitted air purifying respirator, as all users of negative-pressure air purifying respirators must be fit-tested

4. GOT THE VIEW? - New wide-angle goggles combine superior peripheral vision with impact and splash protection, and there are styles available to fit over prescription eyewear too

5. GOT THE SOUND? - 3M Peltor PTL Earmuffs feature a unique Push-To-Listen button so that workers can hear instructions and conversation without removing their protective earmuffs





Question - What is OSHA's policy on skin cancer as a risk to outdoor workers?

Answer - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does address worker exposure to the sun's radiation indirectly under our 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.132(a) pertaining to personal protective equipment. Employers are to use effective forms of protection such as wide-brim hats and long sleeve clothing. In situations where the only effective means of protection is sun screen, then it too may be used. Saf-T-Gard proudly offers a full line of CoreTex skin care products, including SunX® Sunscreens, BugX® Insect Repellents and IvyX® Poisonous Plant Pre and Post-Contact Treatments. Click here to view them online.

Saf-T-Gard Spotlight  


Christina Santiago is a member of our Key Accounts team, and she has been with Saf-T-Gard for more than 5 years.

What Christina likes about Saf-T-Gard:

"I like that I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job."

What makes Christina’s day:

"Knowing that I have made a contribution to help my team/company achieve our goals for the day."

Christina’s outside interests:

"Outside of work I love spending time with my family, creating new memories with my three kids and dancing."

Anything else?

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." – Abraham Lincoln



Temporary Workers’ Safety Program

Whose safety program covers temporary workers? Should it be the responsibility of the temporary agency/supply employer to establish the systems for accident investigation, hazard identification, training, safety rule enforcement, etc.? We recognize this can only be effective by communications with the host employer regarding the specific tasks, work environment, etc.

We assume that your reference is to general or comprehensive workplace safety and health programs, as distinct from the specialized programs which are required by some OSHA standards, such as those which cover process safety management or lockout/tagout. Except for the construction industry (see 29 CFR 1926.20 and 1926.21), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have a standard that requires employers to have safety and health programs in their workplaces. On January 26, 1989 OSHA published the Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines in the Federal Register, Vol. 54, No. 16. These guidelines, however, are not mandatory. Therefore, if a non-construction employer does not have a safety and health program, OSHA cannot issue a citation to the employer just because the employer (temporary agency employer or host employer) does not have a program. Under the Guidelines, the host employer would be responsible for the safety and health program at the workplace. However…some responsibilities such as training may be the shared responsibility of the temporary agency employer and the host employer.


Using Occupational Exposure Banding to Assess Chemicals in the Workplace


NIOSH recently released a report on occupational exposure banding to assess chemical hazards in the workplace. U.S. workplaces use or produce a wide variety of chemicals, but many can harm workers who handle, transport, or come into contact with them. Of the more than 85,000 chemicals in commerce, only about 1,000 have been assigned occupational exposure limits (OELs) to help users know how to safely work with them.

Occupational exposure banding is a way to assess chemicals with no OELs. Banding assigns chemicals to bands based on potency and how the chemicals may harm health. Employers, workers, safety and health professionals, and others will use banding to improve workplace safety. Through the NIOSH occupational exposure banding process, users follow a detailed plan to assign a chemical to one of five bands. These range from A (least potent, highest exposure band indicated) to E (most potent, lowest exposure band indicated). Click here to read the complete article for more information.

As I See It  


It is August 2019. As I look around (and walk around) our corporate offices, warehouse, and high-voltage test lab, I see a lot of very talented and very dedicated associates committed to customer satisfaction. At last count, we have several hundred years of combined experience with the sole focus of quality and excellence. And in the course of our team’s everyday responsibilities, they may not get the thanks and praise that they all deserve. So here it goes, publicly, THANK YOU to all members of the Saf-T-Gard family. We are all focused on our mission of providing, based on our experience, expertise, and understanding of our customer’s requirements, solutions to their needs for industrial safety products and personal protective equipment of the finest world-class quality, appropriate and suitable for the purposes intended, that provide value, safety, and security. It is our goal that every member of our team understands that the products and services we supply are, first and foremost, to help ensure that our customer’s workers go home safe and sound at the end of each work shift. It is that personal connection that drives our pursuit of excellence. We’ll never supply any product that we ourselves would not wear or use for the purpose intended – that’s our ultimate quality commitment, because we never forget that the first P in PPE means Personal. 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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