Linde Canada has introduced Linde branded safety glasses to the Canadian industrial market. The new products, in three distinct styles, are part of a private label program for its industrial products that Linde Canada started in 2008.
Marc-André Rioux, safety business manager for Eastern Canada, said, “Our goal with personal protective equipment is to clothe and protect workers from the head to toe with our high quality Linde branded product line. The new line of safety glasses is a perfect complement to our line of Linde branded safety products, including protective footwear, gloves, shirts, pants, helmets and high-visibility safety clothing, available in all 70 Linde branches across Canada.”
Each of the safety glasses in the new line is made of 100% polycarbonate lenses for scratch resistance and provides protection from excessive glare, as well as 99% protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. “The entire product line meets all Canadian Safety Association standards,” said Rioux.
According to the company, the economical GS1000 glasses are general-purpose eyewear for indoor applications that require impact protection and feature a wrap-around single lens providing full panoramic view. The intermediate-range GS1600 glasses offer the same panoramic design, but are more lightweight and comfortable.
The high-end GS3000 glasses provide a stylish, ergonomic frame with sleek polycarbonate lenses for the ultimate in protection and a newly designed, adjustable ventilated nosepiece that allows heat to dissipate from the nose bridge to reduce fogging. The high quality optics offer excellent clarity and no distortion.
Elsewhere, Linde has produced a new safety video series for customers and employees on handling gases.
Linde North America has created a new series of videos on the safe handling and use of several of its gases – oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
The videos are available in DVD for customers, for download from the Linde North America website and viewable on Linde’s YouTube channel.
Linde North America and Linde Canada are members of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. Entitled “Taking The Lead In Safety” series, the videos were shot in High Definition at several Linde and customer locations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas earlier this year.
Tim Wren, head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality for Linde North America, said, “Safety is the number one priority at Linde and we have decades of experience with these products in all their forms. The new videos represent state of the art know-how on how to handle them safely and we wanted to make them accessible in a variety of viewable forms, particularly in the social media where so many of our customers and employees are accustomed to accessing information.”
Each of the videos covers safety guidelines in working with the gases, including their basic properties and behavior, how they are piped and stored for use, as well as safety concerns such as prevention of low temperature burns from cryogenic products, the potential dangers of oxygen enriched atmospheres and how to avoid oxygen deficiency when working with nitrogen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
“A lot of preparation and care went into crafting these videos,” Wren said. “We wanted them to have a long shelf life and be relevant for years to come.”