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What is Fall Protection for Tools?

Personal Fall Protection is for YOU, Fall Protection for Tools is for EVERYONE.

Working at height poses unique risks and hazards that you typically wouldn't come across while working at ground level. Most workers think when they work at heights that all they need is their personal fall protection equipment and they will be safe. To a point this is correct, you are protecting yourself, but what about your fellow workers below you? What happens if that wrench you are working with slips out of

Why Use Us For Your Tool Tethering Needs?

On any job site, safety should be a top priority. There are all kinds of different regulations in place to keep job sites as safe as possible, from policies on using power tools to handling chemicals safely.

What Is a Lanyard Ready Tool?

Working at height is stressful enough as it is. The added pressure of potential safety hazards caused by dropped tools certainly doesn’t help. 

What Factors Influence Lanyard Cost?

Fall protection for tools is a crucial component of any job site safety program. When working at height, any tool, regardless of weight, can become a safety hazard. Even an object weighing less than a pound when dropped from 90 feet can be lethal to those below. A tool lanyard can prevent this scenario.

 

But how much does a lanyard cost? 

 

The short answer is that it depends on the tool. Not all lanyards are created equal. 

 

Let’s dive further into the factors that determine lanyard cost.

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.