Saf-T-Gard International, Inc.

Northbrook,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 2603

Saf-T-Gard is home to the NAIL4PET-accredited Voltgard Test Lab, the largest lab in the U.S. providing rubber goods dielectric testing & inspection services - all to applicable ASTM standards. As the industry’s first structured, professionally-managed program, our Original Rubber Goods Change-Out Program provides a start-to-finish solution for managing in-service use & testing intervals. In business since 1936, Saf-T-Gard provides arc-flash clothing & kits, PPE & first aid supplies & much more! We also have one of the largest new rubber goods inventories in the world!

Brands: Voltgard, Salisbury by Honeywell, Honeywell, 3M DBI-SALA & Protecta, PIP, Skellerup, Hastings, Lakeland, Tingley, WaterJel, MSA, MasterLock, Wiha, Pyramex, Radians, Klein Tools, Cementex & many more!

 Press Releases

  • Unique, collapsible handle design extends to safely withdraw injured workers from hazardous areas and retracts when not in use to deliver 50-90% savings on shipping costs compared to 6’ and 8’ fixed-length rescue hooks

    June 17, 2019 – NORTHBROOK, IL – Emergency rescue workers everywhere have a new reason to get hooked on Voltgard® Electrical Safety products with the arrival of the new Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® RESCUE-8T Telescopic Insulated Rescue Body Hook. Showcasing an innovative telescopic handle design, the RESCUE-8T extends up to 8’ for the emergency rescue of injured personnel and collapses to an overall length of 43”. This compact, retracted size conveniently fits inside a standard (43” x 20” x 2”) shipping carton, which ships for less than $10, delivering tremendous value over other 6’ and 8’ fixed-length rescue hooks that can cost up to $100 to ship.

    Designed to comply with OSHA 1910.269(j) for the construction of live line tools and OSHA 1926.957 for the use of live line tools, the RESCUE-8T is coated and heat-treated with an 18” opening and mounted on an 8’ telescopic fiberglass handle to rescue workers from confined spaces, in vaults, near electrical cabinets or switch gear. Additional features and benefits include a thicker, sturdier hook than most competitive models (which is less likely to break), a Hi-Viz yellow color at the top of the telescopic handle that provides added visibility and a “No-Twist” triangular design that allows the telescopic handle to remain in a locked position when fully retracted.

    Electrical safety is a particular strength of Saf-T-Gard as its Voltgard division operates as an offsite NAIL4PET-accredited test lab for numerous utilities, telecom companies, contractors, municipalities and industrial facilities nationwide. Moreover, as a leading manufacturer and distributor of rubber insulating products, arc flash safety clothing and kits, grounding equipment and testing services, Voltgard is dedicated to serving those where worker safety and protection from electrical current are critically important.

    The RESCUE-8T tool is not intended for use as a device to raise conductive equipment such as electrical cords, measuring tapes or antennas to elevated positions. Serious or fatal shock may occur if conductive accessories come into contact with electrical power lines. All sections must be fully extended and all lock buttons must be fully locked before use. Each section of the handle can be individually removed for operation, cleaning and repair by depressing the lock button from its locked position and sliding the sections apart.

    About Saf-T-Gard International, Inc.
    Located in Northbrook, Illinois, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. is a privately-held family-owned and operated global supplier of industrial safety products. Founded in 1936 as Latex Glove Manufacturing Company, Saf‑T-Gard quickly evolved into a predominant manufacturer, distributor, importer and exporter of personal protective equipment, environmental safety, facility safety, first aid, public safety and electrical safety. Today, Saf-T-Gard carries on the tradition that was started more than 80 years ago: bringing customers the products, training and service they need to keep employees safe in the workplace. Saf-T-Gard is an active member of the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Safety Marketing Group (SMG), as well as the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) committees responsible for the development of industry standards for protective equipment. Saf-T-Gard provides thousands of solutions from recognized brand names in addition to its renowned line of proprietary brands. Saf-T-Gard actively operates the Voltgard® Test Lab, one of the largest, independent, NAIL4PET-accredited test labs for rubber insulating products in the United States. To learn more, please visit or call 1-800-548-GARD (4273).


  • Voltgard® V-Grips® Leather Protector Gloves
    Get a grip on your electrical safety with the new Voltgard® V-Grips® Leather Protector Gloves, available in low-voltage & high-voltage styles!...

    • Manufactured with a proprietary grip-enhancing coating covering the entire work surface of the glove (palm, index finger and thumb), these gloves deliver an unsurpassed wet or dry grip that won’t slip or affect the ergonomics of the gloves!
    • Made with gold grain goatskin leather that provides excellent water-repellent protection, all while delivering a balance of dexterity, flexibility and grip
    • The Gunn cut pattern is designed to fit properly over all major brands of rubber insulating gloves
    • Available in both low-voltage and high-voltage styles, these gloves come in a wide range of lengths and are conveniently dual-sized to fit whole and half sizes, i.e. - size 9 fits over both 9 and 9 ½ rubber insulating gloves
    • High-Voltage styles feature a red durable split leather cuff extending protection past the wrist and providing easy visibility
    • A leather strap and metallic buckle comfortably secure the glove to the hand
    • The low-voltage style has an Arc Rating ASTM F2675 of 38 cal/cm2
    • High-voltage styles have an Arc Rating ASTM F2675 of 28 cal/cm2
    • Both meet ASTM Standard F696
    • Available in sizes 7-13 (dual-sized)
    • Available in lengths 10-14" 
  • The Voltgard® Test Lab
    Saf-T-Gard is home of the Voltgard® Test Lab, which is the largest, independent, NAIL4PET-accredited test lab in the world!...

    • The Voltgard® Test Lab provides full-service testing & recertification of rubber gloves, sleeves, blankets, line hose, covers, dielectric footwear, jumper cables, grounding sets, plastic guards, hot sticks, matting, hoods & insulating hand tools.
    • Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for the complete testing of products, including washing, visual inspecting, & electrical testing – all to applicable ASTM standards.
    • The Original Rubber Goods Change-Out Program® is the industry’s first structured, professionally-managed program that provides a hassle-free, start-to-finish solution. Including monitoring, tracking & managing your rubber insulating products’ in-service use & testing intervals for you so that your workers can focus on other work priorities while staying safe & productive! Ideal for utilities, electrical contractors, cable & telecom providers & other large users of rubber insulating products!
    • Saf-T-Gard has one of the largest new rubber goods inventories in the world & can immediately replace any goods not meeting applicable standards, including ASTM, OSHA or your company’s own safety policies.
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