PPE during cleanup of wildfire debris – 3M Bulletin

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Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the aftermath of a wildfire is a critical component in the safe cleanup of fire debris. Selection of PPE depends on both anticipated hazards and the tasks to be performed. In residential cleanup situations, the severity of damage, age of the home and intended remediation must be considered when determining what hazards may be present and the appropriate PPE. PPE must always be used in combination with safe work practices and in accordance with all user instructions and warnings to help ensure a safe cleanup. Read original article here.

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

3M uses 46 technology platforms, their team of scientists and researchers work directly with customers to improve homes, businesses and lives across Canada and around the world. Hercules is a proud supplier of 3M products and a leading voice on safety in the workplace, from our in-house practices and and PPE (Personal Protection inventory) inventory to our extensive range of safety training courses. When safety is a concern, make sure your first call is Hercules. Safety first, last and always.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

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MSA Summer Of Safety Promo

MSA Safety Training

Stay Safe and Save BIG!

We are excited to announce that Hercules SLR and MSA Safety have partnered up to create a fantastic ‘Summer of Safety’ promotional event. From now until the end of September you can take advantage of huge savings on a key selection of MSA Fall Protection products. Don’t miss out on these amazing deals! Click here to download the flyer!

Established in 1914, MSA Safety was born out of a horrific explosion at Jed Mine in West Virginia in 1912 where 80 miners lost their lives. From this tragedy, mine engineer John T. Ryan Sr. had an epiphany: “If I could spend my life doing what I can to lessen the likelihood of the occurrence of such terrible disasters, I shall feel in the end that my life had been well spent.”

MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. MSA’s core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.

Samson releases First-Ever Sustainability Report

FERNDALE, WA (August 9, 2018) — Sharing the belief that every business can improve their social, economic, and environmental bottom line, Samson is pleased to announce the release of their first annual Sustainability Report. The Sustainability Report reinforces Samson’s commitment to people, community, natural rope and environment, and will become a part of their annual process going forward.

 

With a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation, via local community partner Sustainable Connections, Samson was able to dedicate resources to completing the report, which captures current state as well as strengths and areas for improvement, with specific goals for 2018 and beyond. The report takes a holistic natural rope approach, and features Samson’s focus on employees, safety, the community, the environment, and their goals around continuous improvement.

 

“Samson’s advantage has long rested with our employees and our technology. We strive to consistently provide customers with an exceptional experience, while delivering meaningful innovation,” says Andrea Sturm, CEO.   “We share the vision of Sustainable Connections, that businesses can and should contribute to a healthy environment and the well-being of all people. Our reputation with, and care for, the communities in which we reside (Ferndale, WA and Lafayette, LA) is of utmost importance to us. Sustainability fits perfectly amongst our core values of passion and pride, teamwork, integrity, and health and safety. Samson is proud of the focus we’ve placed on reducing waste in the past with our natural rope, and we’ll continue to commit to an even broader stewardship of our communities and our environment.”

 

About Samson

For 140 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes and natural ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics for a diverse customer base. For more about Samson and the markets we serve, visit www.samsonrope.com. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings® portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings®, visit www.windriverholdings.com. 

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.

LEEA Trained Inspectors

How qualified are the technicians inspecting your gear?

When it comes to inspections, testing, repairs and certification, you need to know that you and your equipment are in safe and experienced hands.

 

At Hercules all our inspectors are being LEEA trained and are awarded the LEEA Lifting Equipment General Diploma, an internationally recognized accreditation.

 

OUR TECHNICIANS ARE:

  • Familiar with the most recent technology in the lifting industry
  • Skilled and confident in their inspection skills
  • Constantly learning and expanding their knowledge
  • LEEA Registered Technicians

 

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. They provide third party training and examination for technicians in the lifting equipment industry.

 

LEEA is the respected and authoritative representative body for members who work in every aspect of the industry, from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.

The association has played a key role in this specialized field for over seventy years, from training and standards setting through to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.

LEEA represents members at the highest levels across a range of both public and private bodies, including various government departments, as well as nationally and internationally recognized professional and technical institutions.

 

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.

Air Miles News

Get AIR MILES ® REWARD MILES when you purchase products from Hercules SLR.

WHY GET MILES?

From airfare to accommodation and merchandise, MILES* can be used for hundreds of great rewards*. Start getting Miles today. PAYING WITH CASH, DEBIT OR CREDIT? Get 1 Mile for every $30 spent, excluding taxes Look out in store and online for special promotions and opportunities to earn throughout the year!

Take advantage of our current AIR MILES® offer in our Fall flyer online now.

When you purchase a safety harness & trauma straps together; no coupon required. Limit of one offer per Collector Number, other exclusions may apply.  See in-store for details. *See terms below.

 

*Offer valid until November, 2018.  Get 50 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles when purchasing a safety harness & trauma straps together.  Offer applies to the total base Miles earned at 1 Mile for every $30 spent, excluding taxes, no coupon required, limit of one offer per Collector Number, Other exclusions may apply. See in-store for details.

 

*All Rewards offered are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the AIR MILES Reward Program, are subject to change and may be withdrawn without notice. To use Miles for Travel and/or Merchandise Rewards, you must have accumulated sufficient Dream Miles in your Collector Account. Some restrictions may apply. Quantities may be limited. Collectors must pay applicable surcharges, fees, and taxes on air, hotel, and car rental Rewards. Travel Rewards may be subject to a minimum advance booking and availability from participating Suppliers. No cancellations, exchange or refunds for tickets, certificates or merchandise once booked or ordered. Changes to flight tickets may be permitted, subject to applicable restrictions and fees. For complete details, see current Program Terms and Conditions available at airmiles.ca or the AIR MILES Customer Care Centre at 1-888-AIR MILES (in Toronto (416) 226-5171).

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.

Download our Products and Services Brochure

At Hercules SLR we are always innovating and expanding our marketing to keep you better informed.

We now have a wide range of marketing collateral that you can download and use as reference as to find out more about us – YOUR preferred Securing, Lifting and Rigging Solutions provider.

Hercules SLR is an essential part of your workplace. Our staff are the most knowledgeable and resourceful in the industry, highly trained and enthusiastic about their work. Our specialty is equipment, products and services for securing, lifting & rigging applications.

 

We understand the importance of sourcing high quality products. We carry a comprehensive inventory with a wide breadth. Our global reach enables us to supply thousands of customers with securing, lifting and rigging equipment every day.

 

This brochure gives a comprehensive general overview of the range of products, our brands and services we supply. Be sure to keep an eye on the news section for more brochures, as we expand the website we will be adding a dedicated resource library which we hope you will find useful and informative.

 

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events

CM Technical Bulletin

CM Hoist Technical Bulletin

CM SERIES 622 HAND CHAIN HOIST REDESIGNED FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE WITH DECREASED HEADROOM, EASIER LOAD ATTACHMENT AND LOWER PULL FORCE

Columbus McKinnon is excited to announce the redesign of the CM Series 622 hand chain hoist. A simple, efficient and economical hoist, the headroom of the CM Hoist Series 622 is now lower than ever, allowing for easier use and installation in confined spaces and low-headroom applications.

The CM Hoist 622 is also easier to operate. Redesigned units have a pull force as low as 50 lbs., as well as reduced chain overhaul, requiring less effort and increasing efficiency. They also feature larger hook throat openings, making the units’ 360-degree swiveling hooks even easier to position and attach to the load. New units also feature a double pawl to ensure positive load control in all environments as well as precise load positioning.

Effective immediately, Columbus McKinnon will begin phasing in new models of the Series 622-A as inventory of current models is depleted. These units will feature a “Model 622-A” on the product label for easy identification.

The CM Series 622 is available in capacities ranging from 1,000 lbs. to 5 tons with standard lifts up to 30 ft. These hoists are metric rated and have a standard one-year warranty. To learn more, view the product brochure.

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.

Samson Case Study: Svitzer A/S Adopts Samson Fusion-12 Lines

BACKGROUND
As part of the Maersk Group of companies, Svitzer A/S is the largest towage and salvage company in the world, operating more than 430 vessels and employing over 4,000 associates globally and has adopted Samson Ropes. From Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to Australia, North America, and South America, Svitzer’s fleet is composed of large, high-capacity tugs (80mt bollard pull or greater), midrange tugs (50mt–70mt bollard pull range), and legacy tugs, used mostly for utility work.

While Svitzer’s high-capacity tugs are obvious candidates for the latest in ultra-lightweight, high-strength, 100% Dyneema® fiber ropes such as Samson’s Saturn-12™, midsize tug towing lines have traditionally been treated as a commodity.

CHALLENGES
Until recently, Svitzer’s midsize tugs utilized traditional fiber ropes, usually all polyester—either jacketed or single-braid. To meet the strength requirements of towage operations, these ropes are large, heavy, and difficult to handle. When wet, the weight problem is even greater. In addition, large polyester ropes don’t always spool well on winch drums.

1) The jackets part, compromising the strength of the line.

2) Jackets can mask damage to the core.

Repairing the damage often leads to long splicing sessions, taking the tug out of service for as long as a day. In the long run, it’s cheaper to replace the ropes.

“In much of the tug industry, rope has been regarded as a commodity—if it breaks, throw it away and replace it,” said Mark Gambell, EMEA technical sales manager for Samson. “We try to help the crews recognize that their ropes are highly complex, engineered pieces of equipment, just like the winches, drive systems, and other equipment they rely on daily. When a rope breaks, we take it very seriously and we want to understand the cause of the failure.”

SOLUTION

Svitzer wanted a rope that could withstand the strain of standard operations encountered by midsize tugs, eliminating the headaches of undetected damage that can lead to early failure, but without the investment in high-performance, all-HMPE (high-modulus polyethylene) ropes. Samson ropes research and development team went to work.

 

The answer was Samson ropes Fusion-12. As a hybrid rope, it blends the strength and performance of Dyneema® HMPE with polyester fiber into a single-braid construction that is significantly stronger than other polyester ropes, yet lighter, more flexible, and easier to handle. Fusion-12 spools well without polyester’s tendency to dive/bury on winch drums. On-board inspection is a simple process and on-site splicing takes a fraction of the time required for jacketed constructions. Additionally, Fusion-12 has reduced elongation and better resistance to abrasion compared to traditional polyester lines. Best of all, it bridges the investment gap between high-performance 100% HMPE and traditional fiber ropes.

Read the full case study here.

 

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events