2 May 19
Ergodyne Adds New Breakaway And Self-extinguishing Vests To Hi-Vis Line
St. Paul, Minn. (May 3, 2019) – Ergodyne announced today that it is adding two new high-visibility vest options to its GloWear® line. The first is a hi-vis 5-point breakaway vest, designed to harmlessly break away from the body in case of entanglement. The second is a self-extinguishing vest designed to prevent after-flame.
“We’re excited to bring these two new options to our lineup of hi-vis,” says Chris Cota, Senior Product Manager for Ergodyne. “Both vests meet ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Type R Class 2 standard and have all the features workers are looking for in a high-visibility vest.”
The new 8217BA Hi-vis 5-Point Breakaway Vest is designed with 5 points (shoulders, sides and front) that will break away from the body in case of mechanical entanglement. Outfitted with 2” ANSI-compliant reflective tape for maximum visibility, three strategically placed pockets, it’s a smart, safe option for jobs around moving machinery.
The 8256Z Self-extinguishing Vest is made from treated 100% polyester designed to self-extinguish as defined by ASTM D6413 in less than 2 seconds and have less than 6in / 15cm of char length. This vest is a smart hi-vis solution for welders or jobsites where sparks may fly.
“Being seen is a major part of staying safe on the job, and these two vests take that one step further by adding other essential safety features, like breakaway points or self-extinguishing material to the hi-vis that make them even safer for different jobsites,” adds Cota.
Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.