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 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.




Capital Safety & Tanner Can Help You Find the Perfect Full Body Harness

Full Body Harnesses Are The Most Important Piece of Personal Protection Equipment

A Full Body Safety Harness should provide the user with comfort and confidence when worn. The safety harness should be designed to increase productivity, as well as give the user flexibility to do everything that is needed on the job site. Capital Safety has been designing and innovating the latest and greatest in full body harness protection. They are well known for DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® harnesses: ExoFit Nex™, ExoFit™ XP, ExoFit™, Delta™, PRO™ and FIRST™. Capital Safety along with these brands have earned a reputation as the top full body harnesses for maximum comfort, freedom of movement, and ease-of-use.

All of Capital Safety’s industry leading harnesses meet all applicable standards and regulations. Throughout the years they have launched many a safety harness innovations such as: spring-loaded / stand-up back D-rings, Delta™ No-Tangle pad, locking quick connect buckles, and the Revolver™ torso adjusters. While many safety harnesses can be used on most jobs, Capital Safety has also manufactured safety harnesses for specific uses within different industries. Read on below to learn more about the different styles of full body harnesses available. All of these different Capital Safety Full Body Harness can be found online in Tanner’s Safety & Personal Protection Equipment Department along with other essential Fall Protection Equipment including: SRLs, Lanyards, Anchorage Devices, and much more!

Different Styles of Full Body Harness

Multi-Purpose Harnesses

Multi-Purpose Harnesses typically include extra attachment points such as back and side D-rings which allow the user to work in a variety of situations. The belt and back pad provide additional back lumbar support, positioning rings and tool carrying options.

Work Positioning Harnesses

Work Positioning Harnesses have positioning D-rings located on the hips for use with pole straps or work positioning lanyards, which allow hands-free operation. Harnesses of this kind usually include integral waist belts.

Ladder Climbing Harnesses

Ladder Climbing Harnesses have a frontal attachment point such as a D-ring or web loop. This is ideal for connection to a permanent ladder safety system. In addition, they can be used with descent control devices which typically attach to the front of the harness for rescue and escape applications.

Descent Control Harnesses 

Descent Control Harnesses typically have frontal attachment points such as a D-ring or web loop for use with descent control devices. In addition, they can be used with ladder safety systems which typically attach to the front of the harness for climbing applications.

Confined Space Entry/Retrieval Harnesses

Confined Space Entry/Retrieval Harnesses have one attachment point located on each shoulder strap to help facilitate upright retrieval from confined spaces. This type of harness is often used with a Y-type retrieval lanyard connected to the winch or 3-way self retracting lifeline.

Suspension/Rigging Harnesses

Suspension/Rigging Harnesses  typically include extra attachment points such as back, front, and side D-rings. These extra D-rings allow allow the user to use this harness in a variety of different applications. These multi-use harnesses are ideal for rescue, rope access, and rigging as well as tower and arborist activities.

Specialty Material Harness 

Nomex®/Kevlar® or nylon web construction offering fire resistance or arc flash protection for applications such as welding and electrical maintenance. In addition, specialized coated hardware, built-in seats and other unique components are available to optimize comfort and performance.

Quick Facts About Commonly Used Hammers

All Hammers Are Not Created Equally

A hammer is a hand tool that is used to strike an object or material. Hammers can be used for a number of different purposes including: driving nails into wood, metalworking, and demolition applications. With such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles it can be difficult to choose the correct hammer for the job at hand. Read on to learn more about commonly used hammer styles and how to select the correct hammer for the job.

Ball Pein Hammers  Ball Pein Hammers

Ball Pein Hammers are also known as machinist’s hammers. The heads of ball pein hammers are harder then claw hammers, making them less likely to chip upon impact. These hammers are widely used in metalworking applications such as: driving punches & chisels, setting rivets, and bending & shaping metal. Ball pein hammers can come in a variety of styles: straight-pein, diagonal-pein, and cross-pein.

Brass Hammers  Brass Hammer

Brass Hammers are used in places where you don’t want a spark from metal contact, usually the Oil & Gas Industry. Because brass hammers are made of a soft metal they do not damage the material they are contacting, but instead the damage is only done to the hammer. Brass hammers can be used to knock bearings into place and for other similar applications where a steel hammer would cause damage.

Dead Blow Hammers Dead Blow Hammers

Dead Blow Hammers are specialized mallets that are designed to minimize the damage done to the struck object, as well as controlling the striking force with minimal rebound from the struck surface. Dead blow hammers commonly have a hollow head that are partially filled with steel / lead shot, or sand. This helps distribute the energy of the strike over a longer period of time. Dead blow hammers may also have a solid head made out of rubber or resilient plastic, this helps to adsorb shock and reduce rebound. Dead blow hammers are commonly used in tight spaces due to the minimal rebound, to help avoid accidental damage.

Carpenter’s Hammers  Carpenter's Hammers

Carpenter’s (Nailing) Hammers are used  for driving nails, removing nails, and prying apart lumber. The two most common types of Carpenter’s hammers are Framing Hammers & Claw Hammers. Framing hammers have a straight claw and are typically used for framing wooden houses. Their heavy head, long handle, and milled face allow them to quickly drive nails into lumber. Claw hammers have a more curved shape claw than framing hammers. The rounded end and long handle are used to gain leverage to help extract nails from wood.

Sledgehammers Sledgehammers

Sledgehammers may be categorized as a hand tools, but these tools are much larger than your typical hammer. Due to their size, sledgehammers they are used for jobs that require more force than a standard hammer. The large head and longer handle are designed to apply a large amount of force over a small area. Sledgehammers can be used to drive rebar & stakes, as well as breaking up concrete and other demolition jobs.

Hammers Available at Tanner

Tanner offers its customers a wide variety of hammers, including all the styles mentioned above. Shop for all your hammering needs here in Tanner’s Hammer Department. Don’t forget using hammers can be dangerous if the proper safety equipment is not being used, always be sure to have the proper Eye Protection and Work Gloves at all times when using hammers.

Chuck Systems & Drill Bit Shanks for Rotary Hammer Drills

Selecting the Correct Shank Type for Your Rotary Hammer Drill

When working with a rotary hammer drill, one of the most import things to consider is the type of chuck system your drill has. Knowing the chuck system of your drill is important because this determines the diameter of the drill bit shank, as well as the types of grooves that interlock the drill bit into the chuck of the drill. There are three major chuck / drill bit shank types available: SDS & SDS-Plus, SDS Max, and Spline. SDS and SDS-Plus shank types are completely interchangeable. The diameter of the shank and types of grooves will remain the same for each of these shank types regardless of the diameter, length, or other feature the drill bit may have. Read on to learn more about each of these different chuck / shank types available to you.

SDS & SDS-Plus Shanks

SDS chuck systems were specially designed for concrete and masonry hammering. The flat end of the drill bit is the only part the piston will hit, which makes its energy usage more efficient and effective. One of the most convenient features of the SDS system is the ability to change the drill bit with only one hand. SDS chucks have spring loaded balls designed to fit and lock into the grooves of the SDS shanks. After inserting the bit into the chuck, a simple twist will allow those spring loaded balls to snap into place and hold the bit. In German markets, SDS stands for “Steck, Dreh, Sitz” (Insert, Twist, Stay). The SDS-Plus shank came along when improvements were made to the original design, the SDS-Plus system allows the shank to be held in place more firmly. SDS-Plus shanks have four indentations on them: two open-ended and two close-ended, these keep the bit from coming loose from the chuck.

  • SDS and SDS-Plus shank types are completely interchangeableSDS & SDS-Plus Drill Bits
  • Typically used with Carbide Drill Bits 5/32” – 1-1/8”
  • Thin wall Carbide Core Bits up to 4”
  • SDS-Plus systems are the most common, since they’re adapted for relatively less-heavy drilling
  • SDS & SDS-Plus shanks have a diameter of 10mm

SDS-Max Shanks

The SDS-Max chuck system was initially designed to replace the Spline drive for larger bits, but improved connectivity similar to the SDS & SDS-Plus systems. The SDS Max system allows the piston to travel farther and in turn allows the piston to hit the bit harder and the bit cuts more efficiently. The SDS Max system was designed for heavier-duty work than the SDS-Plus system. SDS Max bit shanks have five indentations on them: three open-ended and two close-ended, these keep the bit from coming loose from the chuck.

  • SDS Max bits are only compatible in SDS Max chuck systemsSDS Max Drill Bits
  • SDS Max bit sizes leans more toward the larger end of masonry drill bits
  • Typically used with Carbide Drill Bits 1/2” – 2”
  • Thick wall Carbide Core Bits up to 4” (thin wall up to 6”)
  • SDS Max system is the newest  and overall best system for the most heavy masonry drilling out there
  • SDS Max shanks have a diameter of 18mm

Spline Shanks

Spline chuck systems are designed for the heaviest drilling workloads, like the SDS Max system, but the Spline is just an older system. The Spline shank has 12 “teeth” or splines that fit into the chuck and is held in place by a retaining pin. These shanks are held to an exact tolerance to assure a perfect fit. Despite the advantages the SDS Max system may have over the Spline drive, many users still prefer to use it. The primary advantage the Spline shank offers is its maximum drilling torque.

  • Spline drive bits are only compatible in Spline drive chuck systemsSpline Drill Bits
  • Typically used with Carbide Drill Bits 1/2” – 2”
  • Thick wall Carbide Core Bits up to 4” (thin wall up to 6”)
  • There are also a number of chipping, chiseling, bushing, cutting and digging bits available
  • Spline shanks have a diameter of 19mm

Safety Tips and Tools for Working with Electrical Equipment

The Importance of Working Safely with Electrical Equipment

While working with or around electrical equipment, it is very import to work with caution and in a safe and smart manner. The voltage and electrical currents in businesses and homes has enough power to cause serious injury and even death. People working with electrical equipment are faced with this safety hazard on a daily basis, it is very important to wear the proper apparel and to follow some simple safety guidelines to avoid any possible injuries. By following these safety guidelines below you and your fellow workers will greatly reduce the risk for serious injury or even death.

Electrical Boxes

Safety Guidelines To Avoid Injury or Even Death

  1. Avoid contact with all energized electrical circuits. This may be an unwritten rule, but not following this rule just once could be fatal. A good way to avoid this is to assume all electrical devices and circuits are live. Never assume equipment is safe until you have confirmed it yourself, your life may depend on it.
  2. Be sure to unplug the power source of all electrical equipment before working on it. Always pull from the plug, not the cord.
  3. Always wear proper non conductive clothing – insulated gloves, non conductive protective apparel and shoes with insulated soles. Avoid loose clothing or ties.
  4. Keep all water and liquids away from electrical equipment! If a spill does occur, immediately shut the power off at the circuit breaker or main power source and unplug the equipment.
  5. If electrical equipment is producing a “tingle” or feels like it is overheating, immediately turn the power off. Repair if possible, if unrepairable dispose of the faulty equipment. Never take the risk of working with compromised equipment.
  6. Enclose all electrical contacts and conductors to avoid accidental contact with them. Never leave exposed electrical contacts or conductors unattended.
  7. When possible, work with only one hand, with your other hand at your side and away from all conductive material. This precaution will lessen the likelihood of an electrical current passing through the chest cavity.
  8. Use only tools and equipment with non conductive handles. Tanner offers a full line of Electrician’s Insulated Hand Tools, learn more below.
Insulated Hand Tools

Electrician’s Insulated Hand Tools Offered at Tanner

Tanner offers an extensive line of Electrician’s Insulated Hand Tools from Stanley Proto®. The Facom® insulated hand tools have color coded handles with a bi-color warning system, when a tool’s insulation has been compromised the handle will change from orange to yellow. These hand tool have been wrapped with a thick layer of plastic insulation and have been individually tested to 1,000 volts AC and 1,500 volts DC.  These insulated hand tools include: pliers, screwdrivers, wire strippers, wrenches, sockets / drive tools, and much more! Shop for all of these great industrial strength, high quality tools here. And for all your other Safety and Industrial Supply needs, be sure to shop at

Showa Insulated Cold Weather Gloves – Great Gloves at an Even Better Price

Showa Insulated Cold Weather Gloves are known for providing the highest degree of hand protection and innovation. These insulated gloves are built to endure the elements and cancel out the cold. Showa’s insulated gloves create a protective barrier against extreme temperatures which threaten your most vital tools, your hands. These gloves regulate and maintain an ideal body temperature, while preventing burns, cold blisters, and scarring. When looking for a pair of Insulated Cold Weather Gloves look no further than Showa gloves, they will keep your hand toasty warm so you can work comfortably and safely.

Showa Atlas 451 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

Custom designed to keep you warm when similar work gloves can’t, Showa Atlas 451 feature a 10-gauge insulated seamless liner and a natural rubber palm coating, never letting protection slip.

Features & Benefits:Showa Atlas 451 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

  • Quick drying
  • Excellent wet & dry grip
  • Seamless cotton thermal liner, high warmth
  • Natural Rubber-coated gloves
  • Coating on the palm and fingertips
  • Breathable
  • Ergonomic design
  • Good mechanical resistance
  • Protects the hand from abrasion, cutting and puncturing and tearing
  • Rough textured grip allows slippery objects to be gripped firmly

Recommended Industries: Mechanical, Glass & Glazing, Transport, Logistics, Automotive, Gardening, Public Utilities, Agriculture, Construction

Available at Tanner: SHO 451L-09 – Large – $3.50/PRSHO 451XL-10 – Extra Large – $3.50/PR

Showa 4544 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

Conquer the cold with Showa 4544 are constructed with a 7-gauge seamless thermal acrylic liner and natural rubber palm coating. Designed to persevere in winter weather and cold indoor environments, every glove is equipped to lock in warmth like no other.

Features & Benefits:Showa 4544 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

  • Increased visibility in poor lighting conditions
  • Locks in warmth
  • Great grip
  • Unmatched comfort and lasting warmth
  • Fleece-lined, 7-gauge thermal shell
  • Dexterous latex coating
  • Foam grip
  • Fluorescent yellow with black palm

Recommended Industries: Agriculture, Transport, Construction

Available at Tanner: SHO 4544L-09  Large – $2.80/PR

SHO 4544XL-10  Extra Large – $3.95/PRSHO 4544XXL-11  2XL – $3.97/PR

Showa 4545 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

Showa 4545 brings winter lined hand protection to the next level by combining a durable and extended, 3/4 over the knuckle nitrile palm-dip with an 15-gauge Nylon, 7-gauge acrylic fleece inner liner to keep the hand comfortably warm.

Norms & Declarations of Conformity: ANSI/ISEA 105 – Abrasion 5, ANSI/ISEA 105 – Puncture 3Showa 4545 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

Features & Benefits:

  • Retains flexibility in temps down to -15?F
  • Wet and dry gripping power
  • Unmatched comfort and lasting warmth
  • Three-quarter (3/4) over the knuckle nitrile coating protection
  • Durable
  • Acrylic fleece liner
  • No irritating seams
  • Rough grip
  • Color-coded cuff indicates sizes for easy pairing

Recommended Industries: Transport, Construction, Agriculture

Available at Tanner: SHO 4545L-09 – Large – $6.25/PR

SHO 4545XL-10 – Extra Large – $6.25/PRSHO 4545XXL-11 – 2XL – $6.25/PR

Showa 477 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

Revered for its unique combination of cold protection and tactical grip performance, Showa 477 is ergonomically designed to keep your hands dry and warm in the most extreme environments. Crafted with a full nitrile coating doubled with foam nitrile palm coating.

Norms & Declarations of Conformity: EN420, EN388: 2003 – 4231, EN511: 2006 – 011, 89/686/CEE

Features & Benefits:Showa 477 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

  • Fixed acrylic terry insulated liner protects provide barrier from cold ensuring warmth and comfort all day long
  • Fully double engineered coating protects against liquids and water penetration
  • Impermeable for working in damp or greasy environments, keeps your hand dry
  • Dual nitrile coating technology provides optimal grip longevity, extra coating on palm
  • Seamless knit
  • Highly flexible and resistant to abrasion and tearing
  • Replicates the natural curvature of human hand and so reduces hand fatigue
  • Longer reinforced knit cuff
  • Full hand protection

Recommended Industries: Public Utilities, Construction, Logistics, Gardening

Available at Tanner: SHO 477L-08 – Large – $11.85/PR

SHO 477XL-09 – Extra Large – $11.85/PRSHO 477XXL-10 – 2XL – $11.85/PR

Showa 460 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

Built to stay flexible down to -4°F,  Showa Atlas 460 features an insulated acrylic liner and double-dipped PVC coating for oil and chemical resistance.

Norms & Declarations of Conformity: ANSI/ISEA 105 – 242Showa 460 Insulated Cold Weather Gloves

Features & Benefits:

  • Seamless yellow acrylic insulated liner for  lasting warmth and comfort
  • Flexible at low temps (-4°F / -20?C)
  • Oil and chemical protection
  • Surface provides tactile feel and better grip
  • Impermeable for working in damp or greasy environments
  • Fully-coated double-dipped PVC
  • 300mm (11.8 in.) long
  • Extended protection on forearm
  • Rough finish

Recommended Industries: Public Utilities, Logistics, Agriculture, Transport, Chemical, Petrochemical, Construction

Available at Tanner: SHO 460L-09 – Large – $15.25/PR

SHO 460XL-10 – Extra Large – $15.25/PR

Proto® Tetether-Ready Tools: Safe, Reliable & Built To Last

Designed with Safety in Mind

When designing their tether-ready tools, Stanley Proto® thinks about safety first. All of their tether-ready tools are specifically engineered with the correct attachment holes / points from the beginning. This allows the user to add tethers without compromising the tools strength, finish, or ability to do its job correctly. Along with this added safety feature, all of Proto’s® tether-ready tools are manufactured with high quality metals and precision machining for a tough, durable tool that you can rely on for years to come.

Safety Innovations That Will Save You Money

Proto® Tethered Tool Sockets, Ratchets, and Torque Wenches have new built in safety innovations that can prevent lost sockets and save money. The Positive Control Pin Detent System keeps the socket in place while working or moving about without having to worry about it slipping off, creating a safety hazard. Unlike typical sockets with ball detent systems that only rely on friction, the Positive Control Pin Detent System requires a separate tool (punch pin or hex key) to attach or remove the socket.


TorquePlus™ Sockets Stand Above Conventional Hand Sockets

  • Allows up to 15% more torque to be applied safely to the fastener.
  • Reduces the risk of fastener rounding.
  • Improves the ability to turn worn or rounded fasteners.
TorquePlus™ technology  solves the age old problem of worn, stripped, and stubborn bolts. TorquePlus™ sockets have specially designed rounded points that allow you to grip fasteners tighter and more easily break stubborn fasteners free, when compared to conventional hand sockets. The rounded points on TorquePlus™ sockets allow the socket walls to contact the fastener walls creating a better grip on the flats of the fasteners head, taking the pressure off of the socket and fastener points. Excessive force on these points can cut through the socket wall or lead to fastener rounding. All Proto® hand sockets come standard with the innovative TorquePlus™ design.

Wide Variety of Tether-Ready Tools Available

Stanley Proto® makes a wide variety of tools that can be used in the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical industries as well as on most job sites. These tools include Sockets, Drive Tools, Wrenches, Striking & Struck Tools, Pliers, Screwdrivers, Hex Keys and much more. All of these tools can be purchased online at

Proto® Tether-Ready Tools


SkyHook Tether & Transfer System Redefining Tool Drop Prevention

The SkyHook™ Tether & Transfer System, by Stanley Proto®, is a complete tool drop prevention system comprised of switches, docks, lanyards, and carabiners. The goal of the SkyHook™ Tether & Transfer System is to make tool control as easy and complete as possible, while eliminating interference to proper tool function. The SkyHook™ Tether & Transfer System is the perfect solution for working in areas requiring foreign material exclusion (FME) or anywhere simple accidents can become a costly mistakes.

The Heart of the SkyHook™ System is the SkyHook™ and the SkyDock™

The SkyHook™ is a switch connector that tethers to tools with a screw-gate carabiner at the end of a short lanyard.

The SkyDock™ is an attachment point that securely anchors the SkyHook™ to a wrist strap, belt, pouch, or apron.

Proto® SkyHook™ & SkyDock™

Building on Existing Carabiner Technology 

Maintain Positive Control during tool transfers. The safety mechanism inside the innovative SkyHook™ keeps the tool completely secure at every point during the transfer.

Gain Freedom of Motion to use tools correctly with a SkyDock™ attached to the wrist. The short lanyard is light, tight, and less likely to get caught on nearby equipment or snags compared to traditional lanyards.

Get Accountability through positive control. A tool attached to a SkyDock™ is either attached to a wrist, a belt, a tool apron or a co-worker. At all points, tools attached to SkyDock™ can be accounted for and no tool is left behind.

Beyond SkyHook – Proto Tether-Ready Tools. Safety First. No Exceptions

Featuring Proto TorquePlus Sockets

Proto® Tethered Tool Systems have been designed to keep workers protected from the dangers & costs of unsecured tools while on the job site. Proto® specializes in tethering solutions to keep every job site safe. Check back in next week to learn more about the wide variety of tether-ready tools Proto® has to offer, including the innovative TorquePlus sockets featuring two distinct features that we will expand on…

  • Improved Grip with TORQUEPLUS(tm) technology.
  • Sockets feature a Positive Control System that requires a separate tool to attach or remove the socket.

TorquePlus Fastening System


Proto® Industrial Tools Takes Tool Drop Prevention To New Heights

Proto Tether-Ready Tools

Proto Tether-Ready Tools

Proto® Makes High Quality Affordable Tools with Safety in Mind

Save Money Before a Costly Mistake Happens

Proto® Industrial Tools, a business unit of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. has taken tool drop prevention to new heights. Proto® Tethered Tool Systems are designed to protect workers from the dangers of unsecured tools, while still being able to perform their jobs safely and efficiently. Proto® has engineered their tools to include attachment points from the beginning, making tethering the tool a cinch. Along with this safety feature engineered into the tools, Proto® only uses high quality metals and precision machining to manufacture a durable tool that will work safely, reliably, and accurately for years of use.

Proto® Offers a Wide Variety of Tether-Ready Tools

Professionals in the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical industry will love the number of tethering solutions and tools Proto® makes. These include wrenches, impact sockets, torque wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, cutting & finishing tool and much more.

  • Sockets, Drive Tools, & Accessories - All Proto® Tethered Tool Sockets, Ratchets, and Torque Wrenches feature a Positive Control Pin Detent System. The Positive Control System requires a separate tool to attach or remove the socket, helping to eliminate accidental detachments.
  • Wrenches - Proto® Tethered Wrenches are specifically assembled with the correct Heat Shrink Loop. The wrench is secure and remains strong because no holes are bored through the handle.
  • Striking & Struck Tools - Proto® Tether Attachment Points will secure a striking tool without holes or welds that weaken or unbalance properly-made equipment.
  • Pliers - All Proto® Tethered Pliers integrate a Tether Attachment Point in the handle that sits in the heel of your hand. When the pliers open, the lanyard remains stationary in the hand and promotes a more natural use of the pliers.
  • Screwdrivers & Hex Keys - Proto® Tethered Hex Keys and Screwdrivers feature tool collars that tightly attach to the bar of the tool.

The SkyHook™ Transfer System Builds on Existing Carabiner Technology

For safe tool handling, Proto® has developed the SkyHook™ Tether & Transfer System. The SkyHook™ Tether & Transfer System provides secure tool transfers, a free range of motion, and positive tool control. It is comprised of switches, docks, lanyards and carabiners, all designed to make tool control as complete as possible with little interference to tool function. Check back in soon for more information on the SkyHook™ Tether & Transfer System from Proto® Industrial Tools.