SensGard's Hardhat Adaptor clips to the back of almost any hardhat to attach the SensGard SG 26 or SG 31 hearing-protection device. Total weight – including the hearing protection device – is less than 2 ounces. The SG 26 and SG31 incorporate patented ZEM technology that uses the mechanical energy of sound waves to minimize sound before it reaches the ears, eliminating the need for earmuffs or earplugs, says the manufacturer. Price: $4. 877-208-0883. sensgard.com.
The US Safety Intruder goggles offer splash, dust, and impact protection and meet ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3 standards. They're made with abrasion-resistant polycarbonate lenses that incorporate anti-fog technology and are lined with soft, breathable foam for a good fit. Sold with a neoprene strap, they block 99.9 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Price: $12. 800-821-5218. ussafety.com.
Tommyco Total Flex articulating kneepads 30321 have a patented all-terrain cover, making them ideal for exterior use, says the manufacturer. They feature a free-floating center and adjustable straps for positioning on the knee and are made from the company's Injected GEL and foam with a plastic shell. Price: $55. 800-563-3723. kneepads.com.
FIRST AID KIT
The ANSI 10-person Construction First Aid Kit contains 91 combined units of bandages, scissors, tweezers, first-aid creams, and dressing pads. It meets federal OSHA regulation 1910.151(b) and the ANSI Z308.1-2003 requirements, comes in English and Spanish, and is available in metal or plastic containers. Price: $13 to $22. 888-228-6694. first-aid-product.com.
Thunder T2 Hi-Visibility earmuffs feature a reflective headband, green ear cups, and dielectric construction. They have an NRR (noise reduction rating) of 28 and use Bilsom Technology's patented Air Flow Control, which manages the movement of air inside the earmuff to control how sound reaches the ear. Snap-in ear cushions, an inner ventilated headband, and quick-click height adjustment maximize comfort. Price: $16. 800-430-5490. howardleight.com.