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DIY Tool Tether Tape vs. Professional Tethering

It should be a given that tethering your tools when working at height is a crucial safety precaution.

Not only do you prevent injuries or even fatalities, but you also save yourself the cost of repairing broken tools or equipment below.

 

But how do you actually tether your tools? What methods are available?

 

There are two common methods used:

  1. DIY tool tether tape
  2. Professional tool tethering

Both are valid options, however, one is far more effective than the other. We’ll talk about both

Keep Everyone Safe While Working at Height

Proper tethering solutions are now a requirement instead of a recommendation after the latest ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Standard. This means that it’s now more important than ever to make sure you and your fellow workers have the correct safety equipment while working at heights.

DeWalt NASCAR Visits Tanner Farmingdale!

Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp is excited to announce that on May 21st, our Farmingdale location will play host to the DeWalt NASCAR show car. This event is part of the NASCAR show car appearances for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, XFinity series, and NASCAR cup series. The Farmingdale location event will take place from 8-12 pm. Don’t miss out on this one! 

Summer Safety Special: Free Shipping on All Orders Through Labor Day!

 

At Tanner, we like to reward our customers for being loyal and joining the Tanner family. 

 

Because of this, we’re excited to offer an exciting summer safety special: Free shipping on all orders through labor day!

 

Here are some of the specifics of this enticing offer:

Risks Factors of Working in a Cold Environment - clone by example

Warning to Outdoor Workers!

If your job requires you to work outdoors in cold environments, you may be at the risk of cold stress. Cold stress can be encountered in a number of different work environments if the proper steps are not taken to prevent it. Read on to learn more about the dangers OSHA warns workers about cold stress and how it can affect your health & safety, as well as steps you can take to prevent cold stress.

What If I’m Not Using Tool Tethering on a Job Site?

As we’ve covered previously on our blog, there aren’t any laws enforcing the usage of tool tethering on the job site. 

 

Many common-sense laws, such as seatbelts, help protect us from injuries sustained in car accidents. So, while one might assume that a law exists for tool tethering to prevent tool drop-related accidents, there isn’t a law currently. 

 

Am I Legally Bound to Tether My Tools?

Proper tool tethering likely isn’t the first thing on the minds of busy workers on job sites. 

 

Maybe they know all about what could happen if a tool is dropped from a height. They might even be aware of when they should be tethering their tools

 

Despite this knowledge, the fact remains that dropped tools are still a considerable problem. 

Will Tool Tethering Slow Me Down on the Job Site?

Most of the time, on the job site, efficiency and productivity are paramount. 

 

This means refining processes need to be as seamless as possible. Implementing a process with the fewest amount of steps possible for achieving a particular goal is critical when we are trying to get the most out of our teams. Combined together, these ingredients lend themselves toward maintaining and operating an efficient job site. 

 

One area that should never be overlooked, however, is job site safety.

 

Tanner Selected as Exclusive Master Distributor for Parker Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screws

Tanner Bolt & Nut Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Parker Fasteners of Buckeye, AZ to become the Exclusive Master Distributor in the United States for its Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screws.

Snap-on Industrial Now Rebranded as Williams

Striving to tap into the “workhorse” line of tools that have long represented the Williams® brand, Snap-on Industrial Brands will now be known as Williams®.