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Safety is a Job Everyone Needs to Take Seriously

While working at heights, it is very important to take the proper safety precautions & to use the correct fall protection equipment each and every time. No matter the size of the job, safety should never take a back seat.

Recently the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Northridge Construction Corp. for failing to provide proper fall protection & protective helmets, ensuring the structural integrity of a roof and the misuse of a ladder. The company now potentially faces $224,620 in penalties.

These potential penalties are the result of an employee suffering fatal injuries after a structure collapsed during the installation of roof panels on a shed. This unfortunate event could have easily been avoided if the proper safety precautions were taken and if the employee was provided the proper fall protection equipment.

“Fall-related fatalities are preventable if employers use required fall protection systems, such as guardrails or personal fall arrest systems. OSHA standards are legal requirements that every employer must follow to ensure workers are protected from serious injuries.” – OSHA Long Island Area Director Anthony Ciuffo.

Tanner Has the Safety Solutions & Equipment You Need

At Tanner safety on the job site is our #1 goal. We have a wide selection of safety equipment available to our customers including: fall protection, tool drop protection, head protection, hand protection, respiratory protection & much more. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need help finding the proper fall protection & safety equipment for your next job. We are also happy to help you with any other safety-related questions you may have – Phone: 800-456-2658 | Email: websales@tannerbolt.com.

Fall Protection Training Available to Our Customers

Tanner & 3M Fall Protection offer fall safety and rescue training programs at your job site. Each training program is specially tailored to your job site and workers. The hands-on training scenarios identify fall protection hazards in and around your facility. By training your employees in their normal work environment, we ensure that the issues discussed are immediately applicable for proper OSHA fall protection training. Flexibility and cost savings are an added bonus when you are considering on-site training. You provide the students and the location, we provide the equipment, experienced instructors and fall protection certification. Please reach out to one of our Tanner customer service reps for more information – Phone: 800-456-2658 | Email: websales@tannerbolt.com.

Tool Drop Safety Solutions Guide – Fall Protection for Tools

Safety Solutions with Tanner

Tanner’s main goal as a Safety Solutions Specialist is to make sure everyone arrives home safe from the job site each and every day. We strive to spread the word on the importance of using the proper personal protection, fall protection & tool drop protection equipment. Safety is a 24/7 job that everyone needs to take part in.

Danger from Above

A dropped wrench may seem innocent enough, but did you know that 8 lbs wrench dropped from 200 ft. could come slamming down to the ground with over 5,000 lbs. of force? If this wrench were to strike you with that amount of force, the resulting injuries could severely hinder your ability to work, if you were lucky enough to survive. While Fall Protection Equipment is for the individual, Tool Drop Equipment is for everyone who works around you.Tool Drop Safety Solutions Guide

Stop the Drop with Tanner

To help Stop The Drop, Tanner has developed a Tool Drop Safety Solutions Guide to help you properly equip your tools with drop protection products. This easy to use guide will be your number one source for quick tool drop solutions.

  • Browse through the most popular tools and equipment used on the job site
  • Find the correct Tool Drop Attachment Point(s) for the tool(s) you are using
  • The detailed Tool Drop Solutions will help you correctly connect the attachment point(s) to your tool(s)
  • Once attached, your tool is now “Tether-Ready”
  • Take your Tether-Ready tool and connect it to an Anchorage Point
  • You are now ready to safely use your tool(s) at heights

Read, Print & Share Tanner’s Tool Drop Safety Solutions Guide

Tool Drop Prevention Systems

Tool Drop Prevention Systems are similar to personal fall arrest systems and include the same types of components. Tool Drop Prevention systems should include: Tool Attachment Points, Connector, Anchorages & Buckets/Bags.

Tool Drop Attachment Points

Tool Drop Attachment Points are similar to a worker’s safety harness, they must be a secure point on the tool that is load-rated for at least the total weight of the ToolDropAttachmentPointstool. Once your tool has an attachment point, it is now considered “tether-ready”.

  • Quick Spin & Quick Rings
  • D-ring Cord
  • D-ring & Quick-Wrap Tape
  • Tool Cinch Attachments

Tool Drop Connectors

Tool Drop Connectors are similar to lanyards or SRLs for personnel. The main function of tool drop connectors is to ensure the toolToolDropConnectors remains securely attached to an anchorage point in the event the tool is dropped.

  • Lanyards
  • Tethers
  • Hard Hat Tethers
  • Retractors

Tool Drop Anchorage Points

Tool Drop Anchorage Points can take many forms due to the wide variety of sizes & weights of commonly used tools & equipment. ToolDropAnchoragePointsThere are two main types of anchorage points for tools: Off the Body, for tools over 5 lbs. & On the Body, for tools under 5 lbs.

  • Tool Belts
  • Belt Loops
  • Holsters
  • Wristbands

Tool Drop Buckets & Bags

Tool Drop Buckets & Bags are designed specifically for drop prevention. Engineered with built in closure systems that help prevent ToolDropBucketsBagsdropped tools & objects.

  • Spill Control Buckets
  • Long Safe Buckets
  • Small Parts Pouches
  • Tool Drop Pouches

3M™ DBI-SALA® Making Fall Protection for Tools Even Safer

The New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Protection Standard

Safe. Secure. Standard.

On July 2nd 2018, the American National Standards Association (ANSI) approved the NEW ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard for Dropped Objects Protection. This new standard was issued to help protect the well fair of workers across the country. For decades, the leading cause of death on construction jobsites has been Falls & Struck by Object accidents. With this new standard and the help of 3M™ DBI-SALA®’s Fall Protection for Tools Solutions, we hope we can change these negative statistics.

Making Tool Drop Safety, Safer

With the release of the new ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard, 3M™ DBI-SALA® has relaunched a number of New & Improved Fall Protection for Tools Solutions. Read on to learn more about each of these Tool Drop Safety Solutions. All available online at TannerBolt.com.tool-retractor

New & Improved Fall Protection for Tools

3M™ DBI-SALA® 5 lb. Tool Retractor

  • Retractable design minimizes tangling and tripping hazards
  • 10.25 in. to 50 in. working range (26.04 cm to 127 cm)
  • Use with harness adapter to add an attachment point for the 5 lb. Tool Retractor to your harness webbing
  • CAP 1500156

3M™ DBI-SALA® Harness Adapterharness-adaptor

  • Provides an attachment point for your tools on harness webbing
  • Fast and easy installation–anywhere on your harness webbing
  • Abrasion-resistant and durable
  • CAP 1500161

3M™ DBI-SALA® Quick-Wrap Tape IIquick-wrap-tape

  • Heavy duty 1 in. wide tape conforms to the shape of whatever it is applied to
  • Used with D-rings & tool cinch attachments to create instant tethering points on virtually any tool
  • Proprietary 3M material & adhesive technology helps provide good tear resistance while you work
  • Multiple Lengths & Colors Available

3M™ DBI-SALA® Hard Hat Tetherhard-hat-tether

3M™ DBI-SALA® Hook2Hook Coil Tether with Swivelhook-2-hook-coil

  • Compact Design – stays out of the way when not in use
  • Secure tools up to 5 lbs
  • Coil tether
  • Self-locking aluminum carabiners
  • Ergonomic swivel
  • CAP 1500159 & CAP 1500160 (10PK)

3M™ DBI-SALA® Large Tape Measure Sleevetape-measure-holster

  • Fits most 35′ tape measures
  • Designed for use with our Tape Measure Holster
  • High Visibility Reflector
  • Belt / Holster Clip
  • CAP 1500165

Work Smarter, Not Harder with 3M™ DBI-SALA®

Smart Lock Self-Retracting LifelinesSmart-lock-srl-boxes

While working at heights, the last thing you want your self-retracting lifeline to do is to suddenly lock up unexpectedly. These unintentional lockups can cause delays and may even create a potential safety hazard. Luckily, 3M™ DBI-SALA® has developed the Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines. Reduce unintentional lockups and simplify inspections with 3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines, designed to help increase your productivity and convenience.

The Smartest SRLs Yet

To develop the Smart Lock SRL product line, 3M used advanced motion capture technology to study the way users work, move and interact while wearing a SRL on the jobsite. This data helped engineer an arrest mechanism that is designed to better accommodate the users natural work motions – resulting in fewer unintentional lockups*.

*Compared to previous generation SRLs

The Feature Packed SRLs for Horizontal or Vertical Applications

  • Rugged and lightweight thermoplastic housing
  • Ergonomic handle, designed for easy transport and support during overhead installationsmart-lock-srls
  • Highly-visible orange Leading Edge external energy absorber indicates the product is designed for sharp edge applications
  • Patent pending magnetic retraction control system allows lifeline to rewind at an evenly controlled pace, helping reduce the possibility for harm to people or equipment
  • Swiveling anchorage point and carabiner included
  • Patent pending dual label system located within ergonomic cable handle to simplify inspections and reduce the need for replacement
  • Swiveling snap hook with impact indicator
  • 1,350 lb. Maximum Arresting Force (MAF)
  • 420 lb. weight capacity
  • Connected Safety RFID located in cable handle

Available Now at Tanner

3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock SRLs Available at Tanner
Application Part # Length Lifeline Matterial

Vertical

(Overhead)

3503803 20 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503804 20 ft. Stainless Steel
3503800 30 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503801 30 ft. Stainless Steel
3503820 35 ft. Rope
3503821 35 ft. Stainless Steel
3503824 50 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503823 50 ft. Stainless Steel

Horizontal

(Leading Edge)

3503802 20 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503822 30 ft. Galvanized Steel

 

 

 

New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Standard Published

Cause of Fatal Work InjuriesGet Informed & Save Lives

For years now the leading causes of death on construction jobsites has been “Fall” & ” Stuck by Object” cases, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With more than 50,000 “struck by falling object” OSHA recordable incidents every year, that calculates out to 1 injury caused by a dropped object every 10 minutes.

What is Addressed in this New Standard?Workers Struck By Objects

This standard establishes minimum design, performance, testing and labeling requirements for equipment solutions that reduce dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupation settings. Dropped objects include hand tools, instrumentation, small parts, structural components and other items that need to be transferred and used at heights.

Make the Change Today

It is highly recommended that all objects, whether they are people or tools, be protected from falls. OSHA now requires that if you work in an environment where there is a risk of falling objects, you must do the following:

• Secure tools and materials to prevent them from falling on people below
• Barricade hazard areas and post warning signs
• Use toe boards, screens on guardrails or scaffolds to prevent falling objects
• Use debris nets, catch platforms or canopies to catch or deflect falling objects

It is Your Responsibility

It is the responsibility of every safety manager, construction superintendent, overseer & worker to make sure they understand the dangers they face when working at-height. Fall prevention means preventing things from falling, whether they are people, tools or equipment. Having the proper knowledge and correct equipment will go a long way in keeping you and your fellow workers safe.PDF-box

More Information with Tanner White Papers

For additional information about the New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Standard, please see our Tanner White Papers.

Let Tanner Help Keep You Safe

At Tanner we want to be sure you and your fellow workers have the necessary equipment to keep you safe and secure while you work. We only provide our customers with high quality brands we trust and believe in, which is why we carry the 3M™ DBI-SALA® & Protecta® Fall Protection Tool lines. Find everything you need for a complete fall protection program including tool tethers, lanyards, attachment points, buckets, anchor attachments points and more at TannerBolt.com

Need help looking for a specific product or just looking for additional information? Please contact one of our customer service reps and they will get you the answers you are looking for. Phone: 800-456-2658 | Email: websales@tannerbolt.comtool-drop-protection

Learn More About the NEW Sliding Beam Anchors from 3M™

Work confidently with added mobility of the NEW Sliding Beam Anchors from 3M™. These new sliding beam anchors glide effortlessly behind you while you work. Once you secure these beam anchors to the beam using the redesigned, integrated adjustment buttons, simply connect your Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) or Lanyard to the D-Ring and you’re ready to work safely.

NEW 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchors

Complete mobility is as critical as your safety, while working at heights. With the new 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchors you get both.

  • Hands-Free Mobility
    • 360-degree swiveling D-ring optimizes your mobility on the beam3M DBI-SALA Sliding Beam Anchor
  • Visible Adjustability
    • Dual ratcheting adjustment buttons are accessible above the beam, while locking mechanism is located on the side to reduce accidental engagement
  • Easy Pad Replacement
    • Snap-in design of wear pads allows them to be replaced quickly in the field
  • Rugged Durability
    • Corrosion-resistant construction meets ANSI standards for weather, environmental and storage conditions
  • Lightweight
    • Compact size and lightweight materials
  • Compliant
    • Meets ANSI Z359.18 Anchorage Connector standard; OSHA 420 lb./ANSI 310 lb. ratings

Applications: Bridge work, Buildings, Warehouses, Arenas & Parking ramps

NEW 3M™ Protecta® Sliding Beam Anchors

While working at heights, having a durable, high-strength anchorage point, provides you with the confidence that you have the protection you need. With the new 3M™ Protecta® Sliding Beam Anchor you get just that.

  • Versatile Size Range
    • Fits beam flanges 3-1/2 in. to 14 in. (9 cm-35.5 cm) wide and up to 1-1/4 in. (3.2 cm) thick3M Protecta Sliding Beam Anchor
  • Fully Adjustable
    • Integrated dual ratcheting adjustment system slides to fit snugly against the beam
  • Replaceable Wear Pads
    • Eliminate metal-to metal contact and extend the usability of the product
  • Built to Last
    • Rugged, corrosion resistant construction enhances longevity
  • Guarded Locking Mechanism
    • Located on the bottom to reduce chance of accidental disengagement
  • Compliant
    • Meets ANSI Z359.18 and OSHA 1910.140, 1926.502 Anchorage Connector standards

Applications: Bridge work, Buildings, Warehouses, Arenas & Parking ramps

Reminder – Phasing Out Will Be on July 31st

With the launch of the New Sliding Beam Anchors, 3M™ will be phasing out their existing 3M™ BeamWalk, Glyder™ & BeamDog™ Sliding Beam Anchor lines. The phasing out of out of the 3M™ BeamWalk, Glyder™ & BeamDog™ will be on July 31st 2018. To help with the phasing out and phasing in of the new Sliding Beam Anchors, please refer to the Crossover List below.

Discontinued Product Numbers New Product Numbers Description
4650-3 2104710 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchor – Small
2104700 2104710 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchor – Small
2110941 2104715 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchor – Large
AJ704A 2104703 3M™ Protecta® Sliding Beam Anchor – Small

3M Introduces the Smoothest Sliding Beam Anchors Ever

New Product Announcement

While working at heights with a Sliding Beam Anchor, a simple to use & smooth gliding anchor is what customers want. With the launch of their new Sliding Beam Anchors, 3M™ is giving their customers just what they are looking for.  3M™ is happy to announce the launch of  3M™ DBI-SALA® & Protecta® Sliding Beam Anchors – their smoothest sliding anchors yet.

Out with the Old, In with the New

With the launch of the New Sliding Beam Anchors, 3M™ will be phasing out their existing 3M™ BeamWalk, Glyder™ & BeamDog™ Sliding Beam Anchor lines. The phasing out of out of the 3M™ BeamWalk, Glyder™ & BeamDog™ will be on July 31st 2018. To help with the phasing out and phasing in of the new Sliding Beam Anchors, please refer to the Crossover List below.

Crossover List

Discontinued Product Numbers New Product Numbers Description
4650-3 2104710 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchor – Small
2104700 2104710 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchor – Small
2110941 2104715 3M™ DBI-SALA® Sliding Beam Anchor – Large
AJ704A 2104703 3M™ Protecta® Sliding Beam Anchor – Small

More Information

Check back soon for more information about the NEW 3M™ DBI-SALA® & Protecta® Sliding Beam Anchors

New 3M™ Protecta® Harnesses: Comfort, Safety & Affordability

New Line Up Rolled Out By 3M™ Fall Protection

3M™ Fall Protection has just released a brand new line up of Protecta® Full Body Harnesses. This new line up includes (4) different styles of harnesses: Comfort Construction Style, Standard Construction Style, Comfort Vest Style & Standard Vest Style. Each style is available with a wide variety of configurations to choose from to best suit your needs.

Closer Look at the New Features

New 3M Protecta Harness Features1. Easy-Link Web Adapter*

  • Enable for fast & easy attachment of personal SRLs and keeps the D-ring available for lanyards, overhead SRLs or rescue devices.

2. Fixed Back D-Ring

  • Helps reduce the need for readjustment

3. U-Shaped Neck

  • Features a moisture wicking padding, to reduce chafing & sweat buildup

4. Softer & More Robust Hip Pad

  • Is now 3.5x thicker for extra comfort

5. Durable & Sturdy Belt

  • Permit for tool bag carrying convenience

6. Auto-Resetting Lanyard Keepers

  • ANSI Z359.11 Compliant, Perfect for fast & easy parking of snap hooks & carabiners

7. Impact Indicators

  • Easier to inspect for damage from impact loads

8. Protected Labels

  • Allow for long-term identification & inspection

 

*Only available on the 3M™ Protecta® Comfort Construction Positioning Harnesses

New Harness Styles to Choose FromProtecta 3M Logo

3M™ Fall Protection has just released (4) New stlyes of Protecta® Full Body Harnesses. With (4) styles to choose from and each style coming in a number of different configuration, we are sure you will find the perfect harness for your next job. Whether your job involves you needing a harness for positioning, climbing or retrieval – 3M™ Fall Protection has you covered. Be sure to check out the table below to see what each style of harness has to offer to you.

Harness Styles Charts

Industries Served

The new 3M™ Protecta® Full Body Harnesses are perfect for workers in the following industries: Construction, Oil & Gas, Mining, General Industrial, Transportation, Automotive, Metal Fabrication, General Manufacturing, Military Maintenance, Repair and Operation (MRO) & Pharmaceutical.

Shop Now at Tanner

All (4) styles of the new 3M™ Protecta® Harnesses are available now online at TannerBolt.com. Shop the new 3M™ Protecta® Harnesses here OR Shop all Full Body Harness here.

Protect Your Assets with Help from Tanner

Tanner Can Help Make Your Jobsite Safer & Run More Efficiently

Here at Tanner we pride ourselves on selling our customer high quality fasteners and industrial supplies, but that’s not all we offer our customers. Tanner also provides our customers with added value by providing valuable education about our products, on-site training, technical support and design assistance for OSHA safety compliance requirements. For more information about our Training & Certification, call us at 800-456-2658 or visit us at www.tannerbolt.com.

Tanner Goes Beyond Just Selling Products

With stricter rules and regulations rolling out every year to keep worker safe on the jobsite, Tanner want’s to be sure you are compliant and running your jobsite as safe as possible. To help make sure these transitions go as smoothly as they can, Tanner offers a number of Services and Solutions including:

  • OSHA Silica Rule Implementation Assistance
  • Safety Technical Support
  • Design & Compliance Assistance for ICC Evaluation Service Reports
  • On-Site Safety Training & Education

OSHA Silica Rule Goes into EffectOSHA Compliant

OSHA’s new Silica Dust Ruling officially goes into effect on September 23, 2017. To be sure your jobsite is compliant, Tanner offers the full line of DEWALT® PERFORM AND PROTECT™ & BOSCH dust extraction / collection  tools and accessories. Using these life saving tools will help reduce silica dust exposure while still delivering the performance you need.

Head to Toe Safety with Tanner

Along with being a leading supplier of safety and personal protection equipment, Tanner also helps our customers navigate the complex issues about planning and implementation.Fall Safety ABC

  • Fall Safety Solutions
  • Fall Protection for Tools
  • Respiratory & Dust Management
  • On-Site Training & Education
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Full Body Protection
  • ABCD’s of Fall Safety

Adhesive Anchor Installation Certification ProgramAdhesive Anchoring

For the construction professionals working in New York City, Tanner offers a special Adhesive Anchor training and certification program. This adhesive anchoring program is approved in accordance with NYCDOB Building Bulletin 2015-033. For more information about this program, call Steve Mattes or John Partridge at 800-456-2658.

More Information Available

For more information about all the Safety Services / Solutions and Training / Certifications Tanner has to offer, please check out our Tanner Safety Hazards Line Card at TannerBolt.com.

Stand-Down and Save Lives

Take Time to Talk About Fall Prevention During Nation Safety Stand-Down Week

The leading cause of death for construction employees continues to be falls from elevation. In 2015 fall from elevation accounted for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities. These deaths are preventable if you take the proper safety precautions before working at heights. To help jump start the prevention of these deaths, employers and employees need to get together to take a Safety Stand-Down and talk about Fall Prevention on the jobsite.

What is National Safety Stand-Down Week?

During National Safety Stand-Down Week employers voluntarily take time to talk to their employees about safety on the jobsite. Any workplace can hold a Safety Stand-Down to focus on Fall Hazards and the importance of Fall Prevention. Topics covered in a Safety Stand-Down usually include:

  • Potential hazards on the jobsitesafety-pays_black
  • Fall protection equipment
  • Safety equipment inspections
  • Proper protective practices
  • Company’s safety policies and goals
  • Developing rescue plans

It also gives employees the opportunity to voice any concerns about possible fall hazards and other safety concerns they see.

Who Can Participate in Safety Stand-Down Week?

Safety Stand-Down Week is open for any workplace that wants to participate. Over the years, participants included commercial construction companies, sub and independent contractors, general industry employers, residential construction contractors, highway construction companies, U.S. military, safety equipment manufactures, unions and many more…

Safety Stand Down Logos

It Takes a Group Effort to Make a Change

OSHA has taken the steps to connect and partner with a number of key groups to help make Safety Stand-Down Week a success. These groups include: the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), OSHA approved State Plans, State consultation programs, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council, the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE), the U.S. Air Force, and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.

Tanner Solutions

Tanner Safety Kits – 5 custom safety kit configurations to choose from that provide you the protection you need.Tanner Solution Logos

Fall Protection by 3M, DBI-SALA® & PROTECTA® – Find everything you need to keep you safe while working at heights.

Tool Drop Prevention by Proto® – Keep your tools safe and secure with Proto® Tether-Ready Tools.

Helpful Links to Make Your Safety Stand-Down a Success

OSHA News Release – National Safety Stand-Down Week

Join the National Safety Stand-Down & Help Prevent Falls in Construction

National Safety Stand-Down Week is a voluntary event for employers to talk to their employees about safety on the jobsite. Safety Stand-Down Week is open to all workplaces and OSHA encourages employers to stand-down and take a break to focus on Fall Hazards and reinforce the importance of Fall Protection. During Safety Stand-Down Week it is a great opportunity for employers to have open conversations with their employees about fall hazards, protection methods, and the company’s safety goals and policies. It is also a great opportunity for employees to talk about potential fall hazards they see on the jobsite.

View, Read & Share OSHA’s News Release about Safety Stand-Down Week Here: OSHA News Release – Safety Stand-Down Week

Safety Stand Down