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Posted on:August 23, 2019

School is in session! Klein Tools needs your help finding the 2019 Electrician of the Year — Head of the Class.

Every year, hundreds of nominees compete for the title of Klein Tools Electrician of the Year. This year, the curriculum has changed. We’re searching specifically for electrical instructors who inspire and educate the next generation of skilled professionals.

Klein Tools understands the vital role instructors play in passing down the tips, tricks and tools of the trade. Now is the time tell us how you or someone you know betters the future of the electrical industry, based on the following three criteria:

  1. Master of the Craft

Years of hands-on job experience turn expert tradespeople into the most knowledgeable instructors. Top tier electrical instructors also exhibit an unwavering passion for the industry. Tell us how the nominee works to pass on their expertise to the next generation of skilled electricians. Focus on the impact the individual has on his or her students' and/or apprentices' achievements.

Posted on:August 16, 2019

Klein’s robust product development team is dedicated to understanding and meeting the needs of skilled tradespeople worldwide. Our team identifies new jobsite challenges as they appear, working to find innovative solutions that better equip professionals for their daily workloads. As efficiency remains a priority across all industries, demanding deadlines drive a universal need for more efficient, more ergonomic tools.

For line and utility workers specifically, working with heavy-duty materials becomes tiresome when using traditional, manual hand tools, which can cause fatigue after repetitive use. That’s why, nowadays, Klein’s commitment to providing high-quality, reliable tools goes beyond our traditional core products.

Check out the following #NewKleins – now available in the multipurpose and battery-operated product categories – to learn more about today’s newest jobsite solutions.

Posted on:August 9, 2019

From power outages due to heat waves to buckling pavement, rising temperatures can cause serious damage. Even as the summer months heat up, professional tradespeople remain committed to the job. Working through extreme heat, however, sparks a challenge of its own.

Some professionals, including seasoned pros and first-day apprentices, do not realize the severity of excessive heat. Although relatable hazards are preventable, many fail to recognize the early signs of heat exhaustion or stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in fact, says heat is one of the deadliest weather-related health outcomes with more than 600 fatal incidents in the United States every year.

No matter your profession, do not let the heat knock you off your feet. Remember the following five tips to stay cool through the summer on and off the job.

Posted on:August 2, 2019

The first steps in a new career require patience as it takes many years of experience to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be successful. Although unknown challenges along the way can cause hesitation, determination helps reach accomplishments far greater than ever anticipated.

The story of Klein Tools’ founder, Mathias Klein, encompasses this lesson. Here’s a closer look at Mathias’ voyage for success – the beginning of Klein Tools’ 162-year-old tradition of high-quality, innovative products. Hint: He never could have expected the impact his work would have on tradespeople worldwide for centuries to come.

Posted on:July 26, 2019

Although it can be uncomfortable to load up on extra gear, taking the time to dress properly and remain equipped for the day’s tasks is essential. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including eyewear, gloves, hard hats, knee pads and more, plays a vital role in minimizing exposure to hazards across all jobsites.

Keeping up with the past and present safety regulations also helps professionals stay in tune with best practices. For instance, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 1926.100 requires employees working in areas where there is a possible danger of head injury from impact, falling or flying objects or electrical shocks and burns to be protected by protective helmets.

Posted on:July 19, 2019

From the world’s first electromagnetic generator to modern electrical grids, power delivery has evolved greatly since early inventors first discovered electricity and its extensive capabilities. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewable energy now contributes to roughly a third of global power capacity – reflecting an ongoing shift towards sustainable power. Although many areas use on-grid electrical systems, individuals and remote communities turn to microgrid, renewable energy systems to save some green and maximize energy storage.

Posted on:July 12, 2019

There are many ways the world has evolved since the first pair of Klein Tools pliers was forged together for a telegraph lineman in need in 1857. Today, technology and innovation help professionals get the job done in new ways. When combined with skillfulness, and industry expertise, jobsite advancements lead to not only increased capabilities but also improved efficiency.

Check out a few ways technology continues to impact the skilled trades:

Posted on:July 8, 2019

Mastering the perfect tool handling technique can take years of on-the-job experience. Using a screwdriver properly, however, goes without explanation for skilled professionals, first-day apprentices and homeowners alike. Although they are not the most complicated tools, Klein Tools Screwdrivers and Nut Drivers feature varying tip types, hex sizes, shaft lengths and handle designs to help tradespeople across all fields find a tool job-matched for the work they do.

Professionals recognize Klein Tools Screwdrivers by just a few key characteristics, including:

  • Cushion-Grip or Comfordome® handles for maximized torque and comfort
  • Twist-resistant blade anchors inside the handle
  • Heat-treated, chrome-plated shanks for corrosion resistance and added durability
  • Tip-Ident® to quickly identify the type of screwdriver
  • Precision-machined tips for exact fit

Posted on:June 28, 2019

Although demanding deadlines can make it difficult to take the time to recognize hazards around you, wear proper safety protection and avoid fatigue, practicing the necessary precautions is more than just a recommendation. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job, totaling a staggering 4.6 million jobsite injuries a year.

Klein-equipped professionals get the job done wherever it is needed, including in high-risk environments such as on or near high-voltages or at height. Specifically, the installation, maintenance and repair and construction industries are noted within the top five occupations for the highest numbers of jobsite injuries resulting in days away from work.

At Klein Tools, safety remains a priority on and off the jobsite, day-in and day-out. In conjunction with NSC, we’re continuing the celebration National Safety Month. National Safety Month is observed annually in June to raise awareness for and reduce the leading causes of death on the job, at home and on the road.

Posted on:June 21, 2019

Performance. Durability. Precision. Efficiency. Comfort.

Klein Tools offers more than 4,000 products and each one is job-matched so tradespeople worldwide, and across all fields, can find the tools perfect to function and fit. From a tool’s mechanics all the way down to its handle, every feature plays a part in getting the job done right. Although most won’t think twice about it, the grip at the end of your tool is worth noting, providing all-day comfort for all-day use.

Let’s take a closer look at just a few handle types featured on Klein Tools’ jobsite essentials.


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