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WORK GLOVES

Ergodyne's ProFlex 710 Trades Gloves are constructed of an Akton visco-elastic polymer made to dampen shock and impact. Abrasion-resistant textured PVC on the palm and fingers improves grip. Features include breathable three-layer stretch spandex with a neoprene knuckle pad, a terry thumb brow wipe, flex zones for comfort, and reinforced fingertips. Price: $25. 800-225-8238. ergodyne.com.

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EARPLUGS

Moldex Meteors disposable earplugs are the only earplug designed with an undercut tip to keep the earplug secured in the ear canal, says the company. Constructed of PVC-free slow-recovery foam with an NRR (noise reduction rating) of 33, the Meteors come corded or uncorded in a bright green color that makes for easy compliance checks. Price: $32 per box (200 pairs uncorded or 100 pairs corded). 800-421-0668. moldex.com.

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RESPIRATOR

Made from CoolSAFE filter material and featuring an innovative exhalation valve, the Dräger X-plore 1700 series particle-filtering facepiece respirator has a moisture-repellent inner fleece and attaches with a head harness. It offers protection against fine dust and particles in keeping with NIOSH 42 CFR 84 protection levels N95 and R95. A version with a carbon layer (for organic odors) is also available. Price: $1.55. 412-787-8383. draeger.com.

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TOOL LANYARD

The Tool Lanyard from Capital Safety prevents tools from dropping. It has a zinc-plated connector at one end that hooks to your tool belt or harness and a choking band at the other for the tool. It extends from 42 to 50 inches and holds tools that weigh up to 10 pounds – such as a drill, hammer, or flashlight. Price: $11. 800-328-6146. capitalsafety.com

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HEADPHONES

Listen to your favorite music while blocking out harmful noise with the Peltor Digital Worktunes headphones. The hearing protectors have an NRR of 26 and can tune in am and fm stations or connect to an MP3 player. A built-in circuit keeps sound inside the ear cups at 82 decibels or below. Price: $60. 800-225-9038. peltor.com.

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