Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings Promote Safety, While Saving You Time & Money

What are Tuflex® Roundslings

Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings are an endless synthetic sling made from a continuous loop of polyester yarn that is covered by a double wall tubular jacket. The inner roundsling body can be compared to sling webbing with the outer tubular jacket being woven without binder yarns connecting it to the interior sling; this allows the core yarns to move independently within the jacket. The double wall Tufhide jacket is constructed from bulked nylon fibers, this helps provide the durable Tufhide jacket with better abrasion resistance. The Tufhide jacket also reduces the heat buildup that can damage high capacity roundslings when used in a choker hitch. Shop for Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings at Tanner now.

All Lift-All slings meet or exceed OSHA and ASME B30.9 standards and regulations.

Why Choose Tuflex® Roundslings?

Tuflex® Roundslings Promote Safety

  • Light weight reduces fatigue and strain on riggers
  • Synthetic materials won’t cut hands
  • Consistent matched lengths for better multiple sling load control
  • No loss of strength from abrasion to cover
  • Tuff-Tag provides serial numbered identification for traceability
  • Low stretch (about 3% at rated capacity) – reduces sling and load abrasion – good for low headroom lifts
  • Conforms to shape of load to grip securely
  • Load bearing yarns protected from UV degradation
  • Red striped white core yarns provide added visual warning of sling damage
  • Color coding provides positive sling capacity information

Tuflex® Roundslings Save You Money

  • Double wall cover for greater sling life
  • Soft cover won’t scratch load surface
  • Conforms to shape of load for reduced load damage
  • Seamless – no sewn edges to rupture prematurely, requiring removal from service
  • EN360 and larger Tuflex feature Tufhide wear resistant nylon jacket for extra sling life
  • Tuff-Tag provides required OSHA information for the life of the sling, not just the life of the tag

Tuflex® Roundslings Save You Time

  • Color coded capacities for quick identification
  • Light weight and pliable for easy rigging and storage
  • Independent core yarns choke tightly, but release easily after use
  • Easy to carry – high strength to weight ratio for easy transportation

Tuflex® vs Sling Webbing

Tuflex® (Top) Sling Webbing (Bottom) Side Views

Tuflex®

Tuflex® Roundsling protects the entire load carrying core yarns from abrasion with an independent, double wall woven jacket. Replacement is not necessary until the red striped white core yarns can be seen through holes in the jacket. When core yarns are visible, the sling must be removed from service. Tuflex® roundslings provide double wall protection for extended sling life.

Sling Webbing

Sling Webbing has its surface yarns connected from side to side, this protects the core yarns and helps position all surface and tensile yarns to work together to support the load. When wear or damage is done to the sling webbing face yarns, there is an immediate loss in strength. This is why sling webbing has red core yarns to visually reveal damage and act as a basis for sling rejection.

Safety Tips When Using Tuflex® Roundslings

Protect Roundslings from Damage

Always protect slings from cuts or damage by corners, edges and protrusions by using sufficient protection for each application. Never ignore signs of wearing or cut marks. Be sure to check out our selection of Sling Protection Pads here!

Sling Hardware and Connections

The connection surfaces of hardware must be smooth to avoid abrading or cutting the roundsling. Slings can also be weakened by excessive compression between the sling and connection point. Be sure to select the proper connection hardware that conforms to size requirements.

Lifting & Rigging Products at Tanner

Be sure to check back soon to read our next blog post about Lifting & Rigging products. In the mean time, come check out Tanner’s Lifting & Rigging Department for a wide selection of Hoists, Lifting Slings, Rigging Hardware and much more!

 

When Your Life is on the Line, Choose a 3M™ Fall Protection SRL

Capital Safety SRLs

The First and Still the Best

3M™ an industry leader has purchased Capital Safety to take fall protection to a whole new level. You can expect the same attention to detail and product quality now that Capital Safety is part of 3M™. Capital Safety is well known for being the industry leader in a number of different fall safety equipment categories. This extends to their reliable and versatile lines of Self Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) as well. Capital Safety was the first to develop the Self Retracting Lifeline over 60 years ago. Over the years, Capital Safety’s advancements and innovations have been adopted across the industry. These advancements and innovations include: the Sealed Design, RSQ Dual-Mode Functions, 3-Way Retrieval Models, and the Impact Indicator. Capital Safety SRLs have been proven to be the most durable and reliable lifeline available, even in the harshest environments. When you buy a Capital Safety, now part of 3M™, Self Retracting Lifeline you can have full confidence and trust in your product. Buy your own 3M™ SRL here at Tanner.

A Best Seller at Tanner!AD111A

The AD111A 11 ft. 3M™ Protecta® Rebel™ Self Retracting Lifeline has proven to be a reliable and economical choice when choosing a Self Retracting Lifeline. The AD111A SRL is currently being phased out and being replaced by the new 3100425. But don’t you worry, Tanner has plenty of the AD111A left in stockShop now for the AD111A, these great Self Retracting Lifeline won’t last long!

Click here read a past blog post featuring the AD111A Rebel™ Self Retracting Lifeline.

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Different Styles of Self Retracting Lifelines

All of the following SRLs automatically extend and retract, allowing you to work comfortably within the working area. The lifeline on the SRL will stay taut while you work, reducing drag, snags, trips & falls. In a situation where a fall occurs, a speed-sensing brake will automatically activate, stopping the fall and reducing the forces imposed on the user.

Standard / Traditional SRLs

Standard / Traditional SRLs are anchored from overhead and are offered in various styles, configurations, and length to suit nearly every job.

Sealed Design SRLs

Sealed Design SRLs incorporate a patented design concept that seals and protects all dynamic components from foreign elements such as grease, moisture and dirt. When using a Sealed Design SRL you can be confident your SRL will be working in peak condition even in harsh environments.

RSQ™ Dual-Mode SRLs

No other brand can offer the exclusive DBI-SALA® Dual–Mode Descent / Rescue Operation. The RSQ™ feature allows the user to choose their mode of operation, prior to connection. This innovative feature lowers the working cost of owning multiple pieces of rescue equipment. The user may select either fall arrest mode or descent mode providing them with a built-in rescue system.

Emergency 3-Way Retrieval SRLs

Emergency 3-Way Retrieval SRLs are the ideal SRL for confined space rescues. These SRLs are available with or without mounting brackets, allowing them to quickly and easily be attached to a tripod or davit rescue support structure.

Tie-Back SRLs

Tie-Back SRLs are perfect for situations where there isn’t a qualified anchorage connection available. The Tie-Back SRL acts as both a connecting means and an anchorage connector. To use, the user simply wraps the lifeline around the structure and connects it back to itself, eliminating the need for a separate anchorage device. These SRLs are made with more durable materials and hardware to stand up to the rigors of tie-back use.

Arc Flash SRLs

The perfect SRL for utility, welding, cutting and torching applications. The Arc Flash SRLs use Kevlar® / Nomex® lifelines, which are the ultimate in spark, fire, and electrical resistance.

Click here to read our blog post on the Nano-Lok™ Arc Flash & Hot Works SRLs

Leading Edge SRLs

For applications where there are added abrasion demands, the Leading Edge SRLs are the perfect choice. These SRLs have special design features such as large diameter cable and an in-line shock absorber to handle these tough work scenarios.

Click here to read our blog post on the Nano-Lok™ Edge SRLs

Harness Mounted SRLs

Harness Mounted SRLs directly connect to most harness, they have an extremely compact size, making them virtually unnoticeable on the users back. These SRLs can also be used as a lanyard replacement. Available in Single or Twin Leg styles.

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Tanner Brooklyn West Grand Opening This Week!

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Grand Opening for Brooklyn West!

Come down and check out our brand new showroom! Tanner’s new Brooklyn West showroom is located between 27th and 28th Street at 800 3rd Ave, Brooklyn New York.

The Tanner Brooklyn West location will feature DEWALT® FLEXVOLT™ as well as stocking a full line of products including:

  • Fasteners
  • Anchoring Systems
  • Security Fasteners, Caulks & MoreFLEXVOLT Demos
  • Safety Equipment
    • Fall Safety
    • Tool Drop Safety
    • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Power Tools Cutting Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • Abrasives
  • Lifting & Rigging
  • Metal Framing System

Grand Opening Events & Promotions

During the grand opening week at the new Tanner West location our customers can come in to demo tools, cash in on in store promotions, and enjoy free food & refreshments.

Tool Demos

Demo the Brand New 60V & 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ Power Tools on September 6th & 7th.

In Store Promotions

  • Buy a DeWalt DCK290L2 – Get a $25 gift card
  • Buy a DeWalt DCK299M2 –  Get a $50 gift card
  • *While supplies last

Download the Brooklyn West Grand Opening Specials, Demos, & Dates PDF here

Directions to Brooklyn West Location

800 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11232

Phone Number: 929-337-1821

G-Tek® 3GX™ – The Go To Gloves for Cut Resistance

G-TEK® 3GX™ Gloves Offer More

Stronger – High DurabilityDyneema Diamond - G-Tek 3GX

Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is more durable and will outperform typical HPPE fiber. G-Tek® 3GX™ gloves with Dyneema® Diamond Technology offer substantially greater abrasion resistance than gloves containing fiberglass or aramids. Wear, wash and repeat with these gloves without having to worry about sacrificing performance.

Safer – 2X the Cut Resistance

G-Tek® 3GX’s proprietary yarns with Dyneema® Diamond Technology allow its gloves to reach unprecedented levels of cut resistance. Dyneema® Diamond Technology increases the cut resistance of yarn by 200%, compared to standard Dyneema® fiber.

Better – Total Comfort

Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is far lighter than most fibers used in cut resistance gloves. Dyneema® Diamond Technology fibers will retain less heat and leave your hands feeling cooler. These fibers are also very flexibly and resist breakage, assuring comfort on your skin.

Protect Your Hands with the Best

Due to the overwhelming demand of cut resistant gloves and sleeves, PIP Protective Industrial Products has greatly expanded it lines of Seamless Cut Resistant Gloves and Sleeves over the past few years.  PIP gloves are manufactured using the latest in yarn and grip technology, offering better protection and more user flexibility. PIP offers a number of different styles of gloves which are extensively used in the industrial, construction, and food processing industries.

Golve Technology

Great White® 3GX™ Seamless Knit Dyneema® Diamond Blended Gloves

Used for electronics, glass cutting, sheet metal handling, parts assembly, sharp small parts handling, construction and other general duty applications.

Glove Features:Great White® 3GX™

  • Seamless construction offers increased comfort and breathability
  • Dyneema® Diamond & Lycra shell is lightweight and provides excellent dexterity, tactile sensitivity and cut resistance
  • Polyurethane grip for great abrasion resistance, excellent puncture resistance and outstanding wet/dry grip
  • Knit Wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove
  • Cotton color binding denotes sizing
  • Washable, resistant to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light

Buy these High Performance Cut Resistant Gloves at Tanner Here

PIP Redefines Hand Protection with the Introduction of G-TEK® 3GX™

Over the years workers on assembly lines and job sites across the US have demanded gloves with skin tight dexterity and comfort, all while providing the highest level of cut protection. PIP listened to these demands and undertook the challenge to solve these problems. After searching for the best solution, PIP managed to develop the most comprehensive line of high performance cut resistant gloves to meet the needs of every job - The G-Tek® 3GX™ Line of Cut Resistant Gloves.

G-Tek® 3GX™ Cut Resistant Gloves bring together innovative materials and a form fitting design with multiple coating technologies to bring you the next level in cut resistant performance. These unparalleled and unrivaled gloves are made out of proprietary yarns containing Dyneema® Diamond Technology, The Worlds Strongest Fiber, to produce the best performing work gloves in the world. Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is 2X STRONGER than standard Dyneema®. G-Tek® 3GX™ seamless knit gloves with Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber take Cut Resistant Gloves to the next level.

Protect Schools, Day Cares, & Playgrounds with Pecora Security Sealants

Protect Students & Young Children

With September right around the corner, there is no better time then when the students are off for summer, to make the necessary repairs to the interior and exterior of the building. Before making these repairs, the use and installation of Security Sealants should be strongly considered. Schools and similar facilities like; day cares and playgrounds, are very prone to idle tampering by students and young children. This idle tampering and vandalism leads to damages to the facilities, which in turn will require costly repairs. Along with the costly repairs, the chance of young children ingesting the extracted material can lead to a number of health related problems. Because of this, Security Grade Sealants are becoming a more viable option to traditional caulks and sealants. These Tamper Resistant and Tamper Proof sealants can significantly extend the life of the building and prevent costly damages and repairs. All of the areas within the reach of students and young children, both interior and exterior, should be properly sealed with security sealants to protect against potential tampering. Pecora DynaPoxy™ EP-1200 & DynaFlex™ SC, both available at Tanner, are great options to secure your schools, day cares, and playgrounds. Shop for Pecora DynaPoxy™ EP-1200 & DynaFlex™ SC here.

Why Choose Security Sealants?

Pecora School Coverage

(1) Use Pecora Dynaflex (2) Use Pecora Dynatrol II

Pecora Security Sealants not only protect the building itself, but they also protect the inhabitants inside and around the building. In facilities like schools, day cares, and playgrounds there can be much more at stake other than just the potential repair cost due to tampering. Pecora Security Sealants have the necessary properties to prevent this idle tampering and vandalism. In addition to the safety factors these security sealants present, user can also benefit from:

  • Decreased risk of lawsuits
  • Decreased maintenance costs
  • Increased service periods of sealants
  • Decreased replacement costs

Pecora Security Sealants vs Standard Caulking & Sealants

Shore Hardness ScaleMost caulks and sealants can be easily tampered with or are pickable. Pickable meaning, these caulks and sealants can be interfered with to the point of removal. Most of these flexible sealants are usually based on urethane or silicone chemisties and can be pulled away to expose a joint.

Pecora Security Sealants, often referred to as Tamper-Proof or Tamper-Resistant, far exceed the hardness and tensile strength of standard caulks and sealants. This makes it much more difficult for these security sealants to be dug into, cut, or pulled from a joint. A Tamper-Proof  or Tamper-Resistant Security Sealants requires a Shore A hardness of up to 80+ and 50, respectively, this prevents them from easily being extracted from a joint. Typically architectural sealants are designed for durability, weatherproofing, and accommodating expansion joint movement. Pecora DynaPoxy™ EP-1200 is a Tamper-Proof security sealant available at Tanner.

When using Tamper-Proof Sealants, you lose all movement capabilities. But when Tamper Resistance was necessary and not having any movement capabilities was unacceptable, a new class of sealant was needed. Pecora stepped in and came out with this new class of security sealants. The newly formulated sealants can be classified as Tamper-Resistant as opposed to Tamper Proof. These products have limited movement capabilities and can be used in properly designed joints. The sealants will allow for both a moving joint as well as having an acceptable level of tamper resistance. Pecora DynaFlex™ SC is a Tamper-Resistant security sealant available at Tanner.

Did You Know DeWalt 20V MAX* Tools are Compatible with the New FLEXVOLT™ 20V/60V MAX* Batteries?

The Technology That’ll Change How You Look at Cordless Power Tools

The FLEXVOLT™ battery’s ability to automatically change between two voltages gives users a serious advantage when it comes to efficiency. It’s the battery that not only powers, but improves the runtime** of  DeWalt 20V MAX* tools, so you don’t have to invest in a whole new system. When the new FLEXVOLT™ 20V/60V MAX* battery is inserted into a 20V MAX* tool, the battery automatically changes into Parallel mode.  In parallel mode, the revolutionary FLEXVOLT™ 15-cell battery can deliver up to 4X the runtime** to your current 20V MAX* tools. In this mode, three sets of five cells each are connected in parallel to give you 20V MAX* and 6.0 Ah for increased runtime.

**With FLEXVOLT battery when used with DEWALT 20V MAX* tools.

Tanner with the help from DeWalt, has compiled a list of compatible 20V MAX* tools that will work with the new FLEXVOLT™ 20V/60V MAX* batteries.

View / Download the FLEXVOLT™ Compatibility List Here

FLEXVOLT™ Compatibility List

Tanner Introduces FLEXVOLT™ – The Battery that Will Change How You Work Forever

Worlds First Battery that Automatically Changes Voltages when You Change Tools

Tanner & DEWALT Bring You Next Level Power with FLEXVOLT™

DEWALT has revolutionized the modern battery to bring you the FLEXVOLT™ battery system. The revolutionary FLEXVOLT™ battery system brings you the future of power with cordless tools unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. With a highly innovative voltage-changing battery and a lineup of groundbreaking 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* tools to match, FLEXVOLT™ tools have the power that will change the way work gets done. FLEXVOLT™ gives you the power of corded with the freedom of cordless. The full line of FLEXVOLT™ batteries and tools will be available soon for pre-order at Tanner, call us at 800-456-2658 for more information.3 Voltage Platforms in 1 Battery

20V & 60V Capabilities in One Battery

The FLEXVOLT™ battery is backwards compatible with all DEWALT 20V MAX* tools so you get up to 4x the runtime**. The FLEXVOLT™ battery is the only battery that automatically changes voltages when you change tools, so you can slide the battery into a whole new lineup of 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* tools from DEWALT. Support 3 tool platforms all with one battery! Check out Tanner’s list of compatible DEWALT 20V MAX* tools here.

Go From a Corded to a Fully Cordless Jobsite with FLEXVOLT™

Tanner with the help from DEWALT and FLEXVOLT™ want to make working on the jobsite easier and more convenient than ever. The FLEXVOLT™ battery’s ability to automatically change between two voltages gives users a serious advantage when it comes to efficiency. It’s the battery that not only powers, but improves the runtime** of DEWALT 20V MAX* tools, so you don’t have to invest in a whole new system. It’s the battery that brings the power of corded to a new lineup of 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* DEWALT tools so you can finally work on a fully cordless jobsite. This revolutionary battery will change the way things get done. Improve jobsite productivity with your own set of FLEXVOLT™ tools, available for pre-order soon at Tanner, call us at 800-456-2658 for more information.

**With FLEXVOLT™ 60V MAX* battery when used with DEWALT 20V MAX* tools

 DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ Cordless Power Tools & Accessories Offered at Tanner

  • 20V / 60V MAX* FLEXVOLT Battery – 6.0 Amp Hours of Capacity in 20V Max* Tools
    • Battery Chargers
    • Power Stations
  • 60V MAX* Cordless Circular Saw – Up to 339 Cuts Per Charge
    • Circular Saw Blades
  • 60V MAX* Cordless VSR Stud & Joist Drill – Up to 138 Holes Per Charge
    • Hole Saws
  • 60V MAX* Cordless Table Saw – Up to 302 Linear Feet Per Charge
    • Table Saw Blades
  • 60V MAX* Cordless Reciprocating Saw – Up to 158 Cuts Per Charge
    • Reciprocating Saw Blades
  • 60V MAX* Cordless Grinder – Up to 126 Cuts Per Charge
    • Flap Discs
    • Grinding Wheels
  • 120V MAX* Cordless / Corded Miter Saw – Up to 289 Cuts Per Charge
    • Miter Saw Blades
    • 120V Corded Power Supply

The Importance of Pre-Operational Lifting & Rigging Safety Inspections

Safety Standards and Regulations

Tanner along with Columbus McKinnon want to be sure you know the importance and understand all of the safety regulations that apply to your lifting and rigging systems. Each piece of equipment that you use in your lifting & rigging system may have different standards that apply. This may cause confusion and leave you vulnerable to citations and fines. This makes it very important to read up on all available literature to make sure you are following all required guidelines and standards.

Overview of the Most Important ASME Safety Standards

On parts and equipment where OSHA regulations do not apply, CM looks to ASME to provide them with safety standards to follow.

ASME is an organization that provides design and inspection standards for hoists and rigging products. ASME is a voluntary committee made up of industry experts. Their standards are voluntary standards updated every three years – not laws like OSHA regulations. Standards are used as guidance for safety because many of our products do not have applicable OSHA regulations.

ASME B30.16 Standard

This standard applies to under hung powered hoists, including electric and air, as well as chainfalls. This standard covers construction, marking, inspection, use, and training.

ASME B30.21 Standard

This standard applies to lever hoists, including chain, wire rope and strap hoists.

Multiple Regulations for Hoists and Full Lifting Systems

Times where it is very important to read up on your AMSE standards are when, a single hoist has multiple standards that need to be followed or when using a full lifting system. In each of these instances, whether you are an operator or inspector there are specific part of these standards you should know in detail. In any case where you may have a question about any standard, the best practice would be to check with the equipment manufacturer. In these cases Columbus McKinnon is more than happy to help! CMCO’s professional training department offers you extensive training courses to provide in depth training on these regulations.

Columbus McKinnon at Tanner

Tanner chooses to distribute Columbus McKinnon products due to their high manufacturing standards and ability to provide our customers with the highest quality lifting and rigging products. We carry everything you’ll need including: hand chain hoists, electric chain hoists, & ratchet hoists. Along with a large selection of lifting and rigging hardware: wire rope clips, anchor & chain shackles, lifting hooks, and chain. For all of your lifting and rigging needs, be sure to shop Columbus McKinnon at TannerBolt.com

Emergency Shower & Eyewash Station Requirements Per ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2009 Standard

In our last blog post we talked about Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations in regards to Emergency Showers & Eye Wash Stations. We also introduced American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) standards that cover all situations where employees are exposed to hazardous materials. These regulations help employers select and install the correct emergency equipment that meets OSHA requirements. In this blog post we will expand upon and list out specific Emergency Shower and Eyewash Station requirements listed in the ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2009 standard.

Emergency Shower Requirements

Plumbed Shower: An emergency shower permanently connected to a source of potable water
Self-Contained Shower: A shower that contains its own flushing fluid, and must be refilled or replaced after use

The specifications below are for plumbed showers only.
  • HeadsEmergency Shower Sign
    • Positioned 82″—96″ from floor
    • Spray pattern will have a minimum diameter of 20″ at 60″ above the floor
    • Flow Rate=20 gallons per minute (GPM) at 30 pounds per square inch (PSI)
    • The center of the spray pattern shall be located at least 16 inches from any obstruction
  • Valves
    • Activate in 1 second or less
    • Stay-open valve (no use of hands)
    • Valve remains on until the user shuts it off
  • Installation
    • Emergency Shower shall be located in an area that requires no more than 10 seconds to reach.
      • *Consult a medical professional to determine the appropriate distance for harsh acids and caustics (high hazard=closer distance)
    • Shower location shall be in a well-lit area and identified with a sign
    • Shower shall be located on the same level as the hazard
  • Maintenance and Training
    • Plumbed emergency showers will be activated weekly to verify correct operation
    • All employees who might be exposed to a chemical splash shall be trained in the use of the equipment
    • All showers shall be inspected annually to make sure they meet with ANSI Z358.1 requirements

Eye Wash Station Requirements

Plumbed Eye Wash Station: An eye wash unit permanently connected to a source of potable water
Gravity-Feed Eye Wash Station: An eye wash device that contains its own flushing fluid and must be refilled or replaced after use

  • HeadsPortable 16 Gallon Eyewash Station
    • Positioned 33″—45″ from floor
    • Positioned 6″ from wall or nearest obstruction
    • 0.4 gallons per minute (GPM) for 15 minutes for plumbed units shall provide flushing fluid at 30 PSI
    • 0.4 gallons per minute (GPM) for 15 minutes for gravity-feed units
  • Valves
    • Activate in 1 second or less
    • Stay-open valve (leaving hands free)
  • Installation
    • Eye wash station shall be located in an area that requires no more than 10 seconds to reach.
      • *Consult a medical professional to determine the appropriate distance for harsh acids and caustics (high hazard=closer distance)
    • The location of the eye wash station shall be in a well-lit area and identified with a sign
    • Eye wash stations shall be on the same level as the hazard
  • Maintenance and Training
    • A plumbed eye wash station shall be activated weekly to verify proper operation
    • Gravity-feed units shall be maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions
    • All employees who might be exposed to a chemical splash shall be trained in the use of the equipment
    • All eye/face wash stations shall be inspected annually to make sure they meet ANSI Z358.1 requirements

Portable Eye Wash Stations Available at Tanner

Eye/Face Wash Station Requirements

An Eye/Face Wash Station is a device used to irrigate and flush both the face and the eyes.

  • Heads
    • Positioned 33″—45″ from floor
    • 6″ from wall or nearest obstruction
    • Large heads to cover both eyes and face or regular size eye wash heads plus a face spray ringFace Eyewash Station
    • 3 gallons per minute (GPM) for 15 minutes
  • Valves
    • Activate in 1 second or less
    • Stay-open valve (leaving hands free)
  • Installation
    • Eye/face wash shall be located in an area that requires no more than 10 seconds to reach.
      • *Consult a medical professional to determine the appropriate distance for harsh acids and caustics (high hazard=closer distance)
    • The location of the eye/face wash station shall be in a well-lit area and identified with a sign
    • Eye/face wash stations shall be on the same level as the hazard
  • Maintenance and Training
    • A plumbed eye/face wash station shall be activated weekly to verify proper operation
    • Gravity-feed units shall be maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions
    • All employees who might be exposed to a chemical splash shall be trained in the use of the equipment
    • All eye/face wash stations shall be inspected annually to make sure they meet ANSI Z358.1 requirements

Personal Eye Wash and Eyesaline Requirements

A Personal Eye Wash is a supplementary eye wash that supports plumbed units, gravity-feed units, or both by delivering immediate flushing fluid. Personal eye wash units can provide immediate flushing when they are located near the workstations. Personal eye wash equipment does not meet the requirements of plumbed or gravity-feed eye wash equipment. Personal eye wash units can support plumbed or gravity-feed eye wash units, but cannot be a substitute. Personal eye wash can be delivered through bottles of saline solution designed to simulate human tears. Individual bottles can be carried by workers and provide relief in the crucial seconds until an approved eye wash station installation can be reached.

Personal Eye Wash and Eyesaline Available at Tanner

Drench Hose Requirements

A drench hose is a flexible hose connected to a water supply and used to irrigate and flush eyes, face and body areas. Hand-held drench hoses support shower and eyewash units but shall not replace them according to the ANSI standards.

  • HeadsDrench Hose
    • 3 gallons per minute (GPM)
  • Valve
    • Activate in 1 second or less
  • Installation
    • Assemble per the manufacturer’s instructions
    • The location of the drench hose shall be in a well-lit area and identified with a sign
  • Maintenance and Training
    • Activate each drench hose weekly to verify proper operation
    • All employees who might be exposed to a chemical splash shall be trained in the use of the equipment
    • All drench hose equipment shall be inspected annually to make sure they meet ANSI Z358.1 requirements

OSHA/ANSI Emergency Shower & Eye Wash Station Requirements

When talking about regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has two different types, general and specific. This goes for emergency shower & eyewash station equipment as well. This safety equipment is designed to promote eye safety under certain work conditions. The first regulation we will talk about will be the general regulation that all applicable facilities are required to follow. The second regulation will have to be followed by the specific industries mentioned below.

OSHA’ General Regulation

OSHA’s general regulation is applicable to all facilities that require the installation of an emergency shower or eye wash station equipment as a form of first aid. [29 CFR 1910.151 (c)]OSHA

“Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”

OSHA’s Specific Regulation

The second OSHA regulation in this area specifies certain industries that must include emergency eye wash equipment in every facility. These industries include: Activities Utilizing an Open Surface Tank, Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, Powered Industrial Trucks, Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing, Telecommunications, and Hazardous Materials.

ANSI

ANSI Operating & Installation Requirements

Both of OSHA’s regulations above specify where and when emergency shower and eye wash stations must be available, but they do not specify minimum operation requirements or installation and set up requirements. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) stepped in and developed the ANSI standard Z358.1-1990. The ANSI standard may not have the backing power of an OSHA regulation, but this ANSI standard covers all situation where employees are exposed to hazardous materials. ANSI’s definition of Hazardous Material – includes caustic, as well as additional substances and compounds that have the capability of producing adverse effects on the heath and safety of humans. This Emergency Shower and Eyewash Equipment standard helps users select and install the correct emergency equipment to meet OSHA requirements. In our next blog post we will expand upon and list out emergency shower and eyewash station requirements that are taken directly for the ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2009 standard.

The standard was revised in 2004 and 2009. The 2009 standard was prepared by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and approved by ANSI. It is now known as ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2009.

Gravity Feed Eyewash Stations

Eyewash Protection Available at Tanner

Here at Tanner we want to be sure we can help protect our customers on the job site by providing them with all of their safety equipment needs. Of course this includes Eyewash Stations and other Eyewash Safety Products. Tanner offers both Gravity Feed Eyewash StationsPac-Kit Eyewash Stations. The Gravity Feed Eyewash Stations are mounted on the wall and are great for remote locations. Available in either 9 Gallon – EW 9G or 16 Gallon – EW 16G, both are certified by CSA to meet the ANSI Z358.1 Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment. We also carries Pac-Kit Eyewash Stations, these are compact, single use eyewash stations that are available in either single, double, or triple bottle eyewash stations. Each bottle contains a sterile isotonic buffered solution which is perfect for flushing the eyes or skin. Each also includes an eye cup for easy focusing of the fluid stream into the affected eyes. At Tanner we hope you never have to use one of these Eyewash Stations and we have one more piece of safety equipment to help prevent this, simple but effective Safety Googles and Glasses.

Pac-Kit Eyewash Stations

For all of your other Safety & Personal Protection Equipment needs be sure to shop at TannerBolt.com.

Check back soon for our next blog post on the emergency shower & eyewash station requirements listed in the ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2009 standard.

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How to Cut the Perfect Hole

Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters Drill More Holes Faster & More Efficiently

The only way to cut the perfect hole is with a high quality hole cutter. For the past 10 years, Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters have been the top choice for professional electricians, plumbers, mechanics, and contractors. With Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters you get the efficiency of a Carbide Tipped Annular Cutter without the need of a Magnetic Drill Press. Instead, professionals have the ability to use these high quality hole cutters in a portable handheld drill. Champion Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters far outperform Bi-Metal Holesaws with longer tool life, more consistent & cleaner hole cuts, easier slug ejection, and superior performance when cutting steel plate, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, cast iron, fiberglass, and plastics. The triple cutting tooth geometry delivers better control with rapid chip removal, creating bur free holes. Drill more holes, reduce cost per hole, and increase productivity with these high quality hole cutters. Champion Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters are the perfect tool to cut the perfect hole.

Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters Chart

Carbide Tipped Hole Cutter Size Ranges & Material

  • CT3 – 1/8” depth of cut and 5/8″ – 1″ diameters
    • Ideal for sheet metal and other thin materials
  • CT5 – 3/16” depth of cut and 9/16” – 5” diameters
    • Ideal for stainless steel, steel plate, iron, aluminum, copper cast iron, FRP, & plastics
    • Developed with a safety collar stop to prevent over penetration while drilling at fast speeds
  • CT7 – 1” depth of cut and 9/16” – 4-1/2” diameters
    • Ideal for stainless steel, steel plate, iron, aluminum, copper cast iron, FRP, & plastics
    • Developed with a safety collar stop to prevent over penetration while drilling at fast speeds
  • CT9 – 2” in depth of cut, 1-1/2” and 2-1/8” diameters
    • Developed for the specific applications of drilling lock set and deadbolt holes in steel doors
Carbide Tipped Hole Cutter

How to Use Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters

  • Insert the carbide tipped hole cutter into a portable handheld drill
  • Secure drill chuck on the three flats of hole cutter shank
  • Begin drilling using light feed pressure until the hole cutter has begun drilling
  • Apply medium feed pressure once the cutter has engaged in material
  • Do not press the hole cutter strongly into the material after the pilot drill has penetrated, as this may damage the carbide tips
  • Always use rotation hand drills with no impact or with a rotation only mode
  • BruteLube cutting fluid or wax is recommended for the best tool performance and a longer cutting tool life

Learn More About Champions Carbide Tipped Hole Cutter & See Them in Action!

For more information about Champion’s high quality Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters check out our previous blog post: Check out Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters In Action!. In this previous blog post you will learn more about the features and benefits of Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters. Along with this information you will be able to watch videos of these hole cutters in action! All of Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters can be found and bought online at TannerBolt.com.