Improve Jobsite Productivity and Comfort with These Top Products for Contractors

Construction workers face a lot of challenges. Extreme temperatures, rain, snow, dust, debris, trip hazards, cut hazards, equipment breakdowns … the list is almost endless.

Want to reward yourself for everything you endure and accomplish as a construction worker? Check out these 10 products that can help you stay safe and efficient on the jobsite, and maybe even make your job a little more enjoyable.

Buffalo Turbine misting systems 1. Buffalo Turbine misting systems can help control dust, smoke and odor on jobsites, helping to improve air quality while lowering health risks. The unique gyratory atomizing nozzle simply connects to a common 3/4-inch garden hose to provide a cost-effective misting solution using standard municipal water. Water volume can be adjusted from 0 to 20 gpm, allowing you to create the perfect wall of micron-size droplets to capture airborne pollutants. Compact and lightweight, systems are available in diesel, gas, electric PTO, and hydraulic.

2. Cube Tracker mobile GPS tracking devices help you keep tabs on a range of jobsite valuables, from vehicles and equipment to tools and even employees. Just pair the Cube GPS to the app, choose a subscription plan and begin tracking. You can set up boundaries and alerts, review location histories, and send custom messages through the programmable button on the back of the Cube. Cube uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cell tower triangulation, and Bluetooth for location reporting to give you the most precise and efficient location information. The Cube itself is very compact, making it easy to attach to whatever you want to track.Predator gloves from MCR Safety

3. Predator gloves from MCR Safety offer high visibility, impact resistance, and cut resistance all in one. They look pretty cool, too, with a patented tire tread on the top of the hand that screams “rugged” while providing a unique level of impact protection. On the palm side, a unique coating enhances durability, abrasion resistance, and gripping power, even in wet applications. These gloves are also ideal for working in the cold. The special coating remains soft in temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F), while the acrylic terry liner and knit wrist provide insulating warmth while blocking out the cold air.

4. The Tingley Icon jacket provides high-visibility, waterproof protection while remaining breathable and comfortable. The full-vented cape back helps improve air circulation so you can stay dry and cooler. The storm fly front with throat guard seals out wind and rain. A roll-away hood helps keep your head and neck dry, but can also be tucked away inside the collar when you don’t want it. For added rain protection, this jacket features a tapered sweep with an elastic drawcord. For a little extra comfort, you’ll enjoy the mesh lining and overhead shoulder design for improved freedom of movement.

5. Triple Crown Products can help add a personal touch to your jobsite gear. The company has specialized in workwear, PPE, promotional items, embroidery, screen printing, and custom logo creation for more than 35 years. A team of designers and decorators work together to ensure that your company logo looks great on everything from hats, shirts, and jackets to backpacks, binders, and cups. And if you need help coming up with a better company logo, their professional artists can help with that, too.

6. Multi Seal’s Pro HD 2500 tire sealant helps tires withstand the heavy punishment they take in heavy-duty applications. One treatment will reportedly reduce flats by up to 95%, helping protect against jobsite hazards like jagged rocks, rebar, scrap metal, broken concrete, nails, etc. Just inject the sealant through the valve stem after the valve core is removed. Some users prefer to dose a tire even before it’s mounted on the wheel. Whichever way you prefer, the company says your tires will be protected. As an added bonus, reducing underinflation can improve safety, tire life, and fuel economy.

7. DeWalt’s Bluetooth earmuff can be paired to most smart devices, allowing workers to listen to music on the job. Workers can even use their earmuffs for phone calls, thanks to the built-in microphone and high-fidelity audio. For added comfort, users appreciate the adjustable padded headband. For convenience, the earmuff can be recharged using a standard USB cable that is included. There is an 85 dBA sound level limit so users can’t get too carried away. Additionally, this earmuff provides 25 dBA hearing protection when electronics are not in use.

Honeywell Uvex A800 safety glasses8. Honeywell Uvex A800 safety glasses are light on weight but big on comfort and style. The wraparound frame incorporates a padded, flexible temple and non-slip rubber nose bridge. Multiple frame colors, lens coatings, and lens tints are available. These glasses look so trendy that you might forget they are PPE. But you can be confident in the protection they provide, seeing as how they meet the ANSI Z87.1+2020 standard and U6 grade for filtering UV rays.

9. Duke Cannon Foot & Boot Powder helps construction professionals take care of two of their most valuable assets: their feet. This powder helps feet stay dry, friction-free, and pleasant-smelling. The unique formula contains activated charcoal that deodorizes. Tapioca starch helps keep feet dry. Menthol and eucalyptus oil soothe sore, tired feet. You can use it directly on your feet or simply apply some to your socks or boots. Don’t feel like a wimp for using something like this. It’s tested and approved by active-duty soldiers, after all.

10. Heat Factory toe warmers are an easy, cost-effective way to keep your feet warm during those long winter days on the jobsite. They simply adhere to the bottom of any sock to generate heat for up to 6 hours. They are non-toxic and odorless, so they are completely safe. Each warmer is pre-mixed with a combination of iron powder, charcoal, salt, and vermiculite — a unique cocktail that activates in air-restricted areas, like a boot.

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