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.

Capital Safety Provides You with the Smarter Rescue Plan – DBI-SALA® Self-Rescue System

After meticulously going through your safety checklist and donning all the necessary safety equipment, the unthinkable happens. You slip on a wet spot and you find yourself suspended 50 ft above the ground. Thoughts race through your mind as you hang there helplessly, when will someone be alerted about my fall, how long will it take them to rescue me?!

Free Yourself from Danger

Fear no more, as Capital Safety has developed the DBI-SALA® Self-Rescue System. This simple to use piece of equipment is a fast and effective rescue plan that helps minimize risk for you, your co workers, and emergency response personnel. The DBI-SALA® Self-Rescue unit is a flexible device that quickly attaches to nearly every safety harness and allows you to lower yourself down to safety after a fall from height. Watch the video below and read on to learn more about the features and benefits of this new innovative self rescue system. And be sure to check out TannerBolt.com to shop for the New Capital Safety Self-Rescue System, along with all your other Personal Protection Equipment needs!

Product Features & Benefits:

  • Universal harness attachmentCapital Safety Self Rescue System
    • Add the benefits of a self-rescue device without the added expense of purchasing a new harness.
  • EZ-Link™ D-ring for fast connections
    • The EZ-Link™ stand-up D-ring provides a simple, fast connection point for your lanyards or personal self-retracting lifelines.
  • 50 ft. / 100 ft. of 5.5 mm rope
    • You can choose from the 50 ft. (15.2m) or 100 ft. (30.5 m) models, providing you more flexibility and convenience.
  • Assisted-rescue ring for incapacitated user
    • The assisted-rescue ring allows for remote access and deployment by a colleague if you become incapacitated after a fall.
  • Sealed descent device and rope spool extends longevity
    • The Self-Rescue device is built to withstand the rigors of harsh environments.
  • Molded padding provides durability and comfort
    • Molded padding protects from additional wear and tear from personal SRLs.
  • Lightweight, low profile design
    • Lightweight, low profile design minimizes impact on user’s motion.
  • Equipped with i-Safe™
    • A built-in RFID identification tag helps the user record and store information on inspections.

OSHA’s New Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

Crystalline Silica – A Deadly Dust Found on All Construction Sites

Crystalline silica is a common component of materials used on construction sites daily such as: sand, rock, stone, concrete, block, brick, and mortar. Exposure to crystalline silica dust can occur from everyday workplace operations like cutting sawing, drilling, and crushing of materials. The hazards of respirable crystalline silica have been known since the 1930′s, after an outbreak of worker deaths. The U.S. Department of Labor set standards to limit worker expose to this deadly dust in 1971, when OSHA was first created. However these standards and regulations are more than 40 years old and are based off of research done in the 1960′s. Recent scientific evidence shows that the current exposure limits do not adequately protect workers health. Furthermore exposure to respirable crystalline silica has been found to cause lung cancer and kidney disease at these current levels permitted. Read on to learn more about the steps OSHA is taking to implement these new regulations & standards, how this new rule will help protect workers, and what industries these new rules affect.

Over 2 Million Construction Workers Gain Valuable Protection

OSHA has finalized two new silica standards, one for Construction, and one for General Industry and Maritime. These new rules will help prevent cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in workers by limiting exposure to crystalline silica. Every year more than 2 million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica, OSHA estimates that more than 840,000 of these worker are exposed to levels of silica that exceed the new permissible limits. The new rules passed by OSHA are estimated to save the lives of more than 600 workers a year and help prevent more that 900 cases of silicosis each year, once the full effect of the rules are in place. These new rules and regulations will greatly reduce the amounts of silica dust that workers can be exposed to on the job. The rule provides flexibility, especially for small businesses, with staggered compliance dates to ensure sufficient time to meet requirements. For the most common tasks in construction, OSHA has laid out specific plans to help protect workers in “Table 1″. Employers can choose to follow the protection methods laid out in Table 1 or independently decide what dust controls to implement to limit exposures in their workplace. A Table 1 example about using a handheld grinder is below.

Work Practices and Controls All Employers Must Implement

  • Wet down and / or vacuum up silica dust to prevent workers from breathing it in
  • Required to limit access to high exposure areas
  • Provide training and respiratory protection
  • Provide written exposure control plans and measure exposures in some cases
  • Offer medical examinations to highly exposed workers

Dates When Employers Must Comply with New Standards

  • Construction –  June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date – except requirements for laboratory evaluation of exposure samples, which begin on June 23, 2018
  • General Industry and Maritime – June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing – June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date for all provisions except Engineering Controls, which have a compliance date of June 23, 2021.

Affected Industries

Construction • Glass manufacturing • Pottery products • Structural clay products • Concrete products • Foundries • Dental laboratories • Paintings and coatings • Jewelry production • Refractory products • Ready-mix concrete • Cut stone and stone products • Abrasive blasting in maritime, construction, and general industry • Refractory furnace installation and repair • Railroad transportation • Oil and gas operations

Elco’s Flex Technology Products are the Industry Leader in Critical Fastening

Elco’s Flex Technology Line of Products Far Surpasses Any Standard Fastening Format Available

Delayed embrittlement is a common, but potentially catastrophic downfall that standard case hardened fasteners are subject to. Delayed embrittlement is brought on by the presence of hydrogen, which is generated in dissimilar metal applications. To combat this problem, Elco Construction Products has developed a line of fastening products that utilize Flex Technology. These Flex Technology fasteners were developed for high performance and to be virtually immune to delayed embrittlement failures. These fasteners are manufactured with special alloy materials that have received proprietary heat treatments and tempering processes. Flex Technology fasteners enhance the performance of critical connections and all feature a multi-layered, durable Stalgard corrosion resistant coating. Read on to learn more about some of these great Flex Technology Fasteners that are available to you.

Dril-Flex® Structural Self-Drilling Fasteners

Virtually Immune to Hydrogen-Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking for Maximum Performance

Dril-Flex® Structural Self-Drilling Fasteners are designed to help prevent hydrogen-induced brittle failures. These fasteners are tested in accordance to ASTM standards, Dril-Flex® fasteners have proven to provide the same resistance to hydrogen-assisted cracking (HAC) as a Grade 5 fastener. Dril-Flex® fasteners are developed with the unique Flex Technology dual-hardening process. These fasteners are then finished with a silver Stalgard coating to provide a superior corrosion resistance and enhanced galvanic compatibility. The combination of the dual-hardening process along with the Stalgard coating, result in making Dril-Flex® fasteners the ideal fastening solution for demanding construction applications.

Features & BenefitsDril-Flex® Structural Self-Drilling Fasteners

  • Self-drilling point to ensures consistent, reliable drilling and tapping
  • Eliminates separate drilling and tapping operations
  • Higher hardness point and lead threads (HRC 52 min.)
  • Lower hardness load bearing threads (HRC 28-34)
  • Silver Stalgard corrosion resistant coating - superior to zinc or cadmium-based finishes
  • Virtually immune to delayed HASCC brittle failures
  • Provides the same high resistance to hydrogen-assisted failure as a Grade 5 fastener
  • Provides enhanced galvanic compatibility in dissimilar metal applications
  • Approvals: ICC ES ER-4780 Legacy Report; COLA (City of Los Angeles) Research Report #25095

Bi-Flex™ Bi-Metal Fasteners

Corrosion Resistance of 300 Series Stainless Steel and the Efficiency of Drill Screws

Bi-Flex™ Bi-Metal Fasteners utilize bi-metal technology to create a single, unique fastening system that resists visible corrosion and is virtually immune to hydrogen induced stress corrosion failures. Bi-Flex™ fasteners are made from 300 series (18-8) stainless steel alloy to provide corrosion resistance in even the toughest environments. They feature a fused and hardened steel drill point and lead threads. This allows the Bi-Flex™ fasteners to quickly drill and tap structural steel and aluminum up to 1/2″ thick. These fasteners also feature a silver Stalgard® GB coating, a galvanic barrier helps protect aluminum components from accelerated corrosion when in contact with 300 series stainless steel. The dependability and ease of installation make Elco’s Bi-Flex™ Bi-Metal Fasteners the best choice for your toughest construction applications.

Features & BenefitsBi-Flex™ Bi-Metal Fasteners

  • Bi-metal technology – 300 series (18-8) stainless steel head and shank
  • Fused and hardened steel drill point
  • Quickly drill and tap into steel or aluminum up to 1/2″ thick
  • Silver-colored Stalgard® GB coating
  • Greater galvanic compatibility in dissimilar metal applications involving aluminum
  • Wide variety of sizes and head styles
  • Outstanding corrosion resistance and long service life
  • High strength, ductility and reliability
  • Virtually immune to delayed embrittlement failures
  • High in-place value over the life of structures, components and systems
  • Approvals: City of Los Angeles (COLA) Research Report: RR25886 (CSI #05 05 23)

Elco’s Family of Fastening Products Available at Tanner

At Tanner we pride ourselves on supplying you with the full line of Elco’s Flex Technology Fasteners, as well as their Metal Fasteners and Concrete Anchors. Some of these top brands include: Aggre-Gator® Bi-Metal Masonry FastenersAlumi-Flex™ 302 Stainless Steel Self Drilling ScrewsTap-Flex® Thread Forming Structural ScrewsUltraCon® Masonry Fasteners, and much more! Along with all these great Elco fasteners, Tanner also offers a wide variety of Standard Self Drilling Screws. In our Self Drilling Screws Department you will find: 18-8 Stainless Steel, 410 Stainless Steel, and Carbon Steel options.