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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.

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.

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…

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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

Removing Snow From Your Roof? Think Twice Before Climbing Up

OSHA Reminder of the Importance of Fall Protection Equipment

Prevent Tragedy When Removing Snow from Rooftops & Elevated Surfaces

As the winter weather worsens and the temperatures drop, there is no time more important than now to ALWAYS use proper fall protection equipment while working at heights. And yes this includes tasks like removing snow and ice from rooftops and elevated surfaces. Not only do you have to deal with working at heights, but the addition of inclement weather posses a number of other safety ricks including: icy surfaces, frigid temperatures, and uncertain dangers under the snow…

“OSHA reminds workers, employers and the public in general to take precautions and to be aware that snow removal can be hazardous. Safety must be a number one priority,” said David Kearns, OSHA’s area director in Boise. “As people work to remove snow from roofs and other elevated surfaces, proper fall protection is essential. With these safeguards, falls are wholly preventable. Despite these warnings, falls remain the leading cause of serious injuries and deaths during snow removal.”

The Best Plan of Action is Always Plan Ahead

Before the snow even starts to accumulate, you should already have a plan of action in place. This plan of action should include what you need to remove the snow safely, safety precautions, and a safe way to remove the snow & ice. Some important questions you should be asking yourself while putting together this plan are:

  • Can the snow / ice be removed from the ground?
  • What areas on the roof could become hidden hazards and pose as safety a threat? (skylights, roof drains, vents…)Roof snow removal
  • What is the best way to remove the snow / ice from the roof to prevent unbalanced loading?
  • What is the maximum load limit of the roof itself? Will it be able to handle the snow / ice, workers, & removal equipment?
  • What fall & personal protection equipment, clothing & tools will you need for the job?
  • Do the workers need any training to remove snow / ice safely?
  • How will the workers & removal equipment be safely brought up to the roof?
  • What precautions will be put in place to protect people on the ground during the removal process?

Always Use the Required Fall Protection Equipment. Every time.

Slips and falls are the leading cause of deaths and severe injuries that occur during snow / ice removal jobs. OSHA has standards in place that require employers to evaluate hazards and protect their workers from falls accordingly. OSHA Standard 1910.23 for workers working at heights of 4 feet or more above a lower level. As well as, OSHA Standard 1926.501 for workers working 6 feet or more for construction work.

In Cases Where Workers Must Access Roofs & Elevated Surfaces to Remove Snow / Ice, BE SURE…Snow removal ppe

  • Workers are trained on the proper use of the fall protection equipment being used and fall hazards. (1910.132(f)(1) and 1926.503(a)(1))
  • Workers are provided and use the proper fall protection equipment when working in area that are not adequately guarded, such as, guardrail systems or covers. (STD 01-01-013 and 1926.501(b))
  • Workers that are wearing personal fall protection equipment properly don their harness and that they are properly secured before accessing the roof.
  • There is a proper plan in place in case a worker is caught by a fall protection system. (1926.502(d)(20))
  • To remove or clearly mark out and potential trip hazards that workers may encounter while working.

Protect Yourself with Only the Best

Now that you know the importance of wearing the proper fall protection and personal protection equipment while removing snow / ice from roofs and elevated surfaces. Its time to get yourself some of the necessary equipment so you can now work safely and effectively. Shop for Safety & PPE products now.

2 harness 1 srl 3 lanyard 4 anchor
 Full Body Harnesses  Self Retracting Lifelines  Lanyards  Anchorage Devices
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 Cold Weather Gloves  Winter Jackets  Winter Headwear  Ice Traction

National Fall Prevention Stand-Down

The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2012.

Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the week of June 2-6, 2014. (OSHA.org)

PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.
PROVIDE the right equipment.
TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

Fall Safety ABC's

Here at Tanner we want to make sure you can provide all the correct Fall Safety Equipment to your workers.  A typical Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) incorporates three components often described as the ABC’s of fall protection. The anchorage/anchorage connector, body support and connecting device, when used together, form a complete system for maximum worker protection. But don’t forget about another required component of any fall protection program — the descent, rescue and retrieval of a fallen worker.

ANCHORS: 
Anchors are a secure point of attachment. Anchorage connectors vary by industry, job, type of installation and structure. They must be able to support the intended loads and provide a sufficient factor of safety.

BODY SUPPORT: 
Body support is typically a full body harness. Harnesses distribute fall forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders. They provide a connection point on the worker for the personal fall arrest system.

CONNECTORS: 
Connectors such as shock absorbing lanyards or self retracting lifelines connect a worker’s harness to the anchorage.

DESCENT & RESCUE: 
These are devices used to raise or lower a fallen injured worker to safety or retrieve him from a confined space.

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Fall Safety ABC's

 

Check Out Our New Capital Safety Personal Safety Kits

DBI Sala Delta Personal Safety Kits

The DBI Sala Delta Personal Safety Kits are the only choice when you are looking for a top of the line Personal Safety Kit. Each kit contains a 5 Point Adjustable Harness, a 6′ EZ Stop Shock Absorbing Lanyard, and a DBI Sala Gear Bag. There are two different harnesses and lanyards to choose from for these kits.

Harness Choices:

  • 1102000 Harness with 5 Point Adjustment and Tongue Buckle Leg Straps
  • 1102008 Harness with 5 Point Adjustment Side D-Rings and Tongue Buckle Leg Straps

Lanyard Choices:

  • 1246200 EZ Stop 6′ Shock Absorbing Lanyard
  • 1246022 EZ Stop 6′ 100% Tie-Off Shock Absorbing Lanyard

DBI Sala Delta Personal Safety Kits

Protecta Pro Personal Safety Kits

The Protecta Pro Personal Safety Kits are a great choice when you are looking for a high quality Personal Safety Kit. Each kit contains a 5 Point Adjustable Harness, a 6′ Pro-Stop Shock Absorbing Lanyard, and a Protecta Gear Bag. There are three different harnesses and two lanyards to choose from for these kits.

Harness Choices:

  • Harness with 5 Point Adjustment and Pass Thru Leg Buckles (1191201 – Medium/Large or 1191202 – Extra Large)
  • Harness with 5 Point Adjustment and Tongue Buckle Leg Straps (1191237 – Medium/Large or 1191238 – Extra Large)
  • Construction Harness with 5 Point Adjustment and Tongue Buckle Leg Straps (1191209 – Medium/Large or 1191210 – Extra Large)

Lanyard Choices:

  • 1340220 Pro-Stop 6′ Shock Absorbing Lanyard
  • 1340240 Pro-Stop 6′ 100% Tie-Off Shock Absorbing Lanyard

Protecta Pro Personal Safety Kits

Protecta First Personal Safety Kits

The Protecta First Personal Safety Kits are a good choice when you are looking for a economical Personal Safety Kit. Each kit contains a 5 Point Adjustable Harness and a Protecta Gear Bag or Pouch. The kits also include a choice of the following: a Lanyard, SRL and Pass Thru Adapter, or Lanyard and Pass Thru Adapter.

Harness Choices:

  • AB17550 Harness with 5 Point Adjustment and Tongue Buckle Leg Straps
  • 1191995 Harness with 5 Point Adjustment and Pass Thru Leg Straps
  • AB17532 Harness with 5 Point Adjustment and Pass Thru Leg Straps, Attached AE57610 First 6′ Shock Absorbing Lanyard

Lanyard Choices:

  • 1340250 Pro-Stop 6′ 100% Tie-Off Shock Absorbing Lanyard with Rebar Hooks
  • 1340220 Pro-Stop 6′ Shock Absorbing Lanyard
  • 1341001 Pro-Pack 6′ Shock Absorbing Lanyard
  • AE57610 First 6′ Shock Absorbing Lanyard

Pass Thru Adapter:

  • AJ47410 6′ Pass Thru Adapter

SRL:

  • 3101112 Protecta 8′ Rebel SRL

Protecta First Personal Safety Kits

Delta, Making the World Safer One Harness at a Time

When looking for a safe and reliable full-body harness, Delta should be at the top of your list. For over 20 years they have been designing and researching to perfect the full body harness. Their latest line of harnesses will go above and beyond your expectations with durability, convenience, and comfort. Check out our line of Delta Harnesses here or continue reading about the feature and benefits below.

Tough doesn’t only describe the users of this harness, but also the harness itself. All the hardware on this harness has a corrosion-resistant finish making sure it lasts and works just like it came out of the box. The webbing featured on this harness is made from water-repellant and abrasion-resistant material, allowing it to be used in any working environment. These Delta harnesses also boast a 420 lb. carrying capacity. This allows even the largest of users the confidence that this harness will hold their weight and the weight of their tools safely and securely.

Delta’s patented triangular design allows you to don them quickly and easily without it getting caught or tangled up on you. The Revolver torso adjusters help make adjustments fast and secure. Also, the spring-loaded dorsal D-ring makes for fast, easy, and safe connections to your fall arrest system. To lighten the load of these harnesses they feature Tech-Lite aluminum alloy buckles, this helps to reduce the amount of energy required to do your job. Finally, to make sure your harness is always safe for use, they include an i-Safe system to provide you an efficient, digital way to record and store information on all inspections.

When your job requires you to wear a harness for hours on end you want to make sure it’s safe as well as comfortable. Delta’s harnesses hold their shape so the shoulder straps won’t rub and irritate your neck while moving about. The comfort hip pads are made from soft, breathable materials and ergonomically support your back and hips while bearing heavy loads. With all these great features and benefits you would be foolish not to try one of these harnesses. Delta Harnesses are a well-received, trusted brand of construction harness, we know you won’t be disappointed.

 

Delta Harnesses
Delta Harnesses

The Definition of Fall Protection is the New Protecta Rebel AD111A SRL from Capital Safety

Protecta Rebel AD111A SRL
Protecta Rebel AD111A SRL

When you’re walking on an I-beam 100 feet in the air and one misstep could end in tragedy, there is only one name that one can trust, Capital Safety. They have set the standards for the ultimate in fall protection and with their new Protect Rebel AD111A SRL ( Self Retracting Lifeline ) they’ve managed to improve on their already flawless products.

With it’s self locking snap hook, you can feel safe that you have a constant, locked connection at all times. Should that slip actually occur, the Rebel AD111A has a unique speed sensing brake that will slow and stop the fall within inches keeping unwanted harmful forces to a minimum.

The Rebel AD111A is made with a housing of rugged aluminum all with stainless steel working components, allowing it to take a beating while always working up to it’s high standards. It’s strong, durable construction boasts a supporting capacity of 310 lbs and a maximum arresting force of 900 lbs. The 11 ft. super-strength thin webbing retracts compactly back into the housing reducing fall clearance and trip hazards.  The Rebel AD111A is made for comfort and ease of use, it will increase worker productivity and reduce worker fatigue.

 With its competitive pricing, employers can add safety to their workplace by replacing lanyards out with Rebel AD111A SRLs. Each SRL comes with a 2 year warranty on parts and workmanship, plus no annual recertification is required. They meet all applicable standards including OSHA, ANSI Z359.1 and CSA. Come check out the Rebel AD111A SRL and the rest of our line of Protecta Rebel Self Retracting Lifelines here.

Capital Safety Improves Sharp Edge Protection with the New Nano-Lok Edge SRL

Capital Safety has developed and introduced a revolutionary new Self Retracting Lifeline that continues to add safety on the job site. The new Nano-Lok Edge is a back-mounted SRL specifically designed for foot level tie-off and sharp edge applications. I-beams normally have edge radii that can be as sharp as .005″. Typical lifelines would be cut or damaged on edges this sharp, but Nano-Lok Edge SRLs are designed to perform in these conditions. With an innovative combination of lifeline materials, energy absorption, and harness connection the Nano-Lok Edge reduces forces on both the worker and the edge. If safety is your #1 goal than Nano-Lok Edge is the SRL for you. Learn more and check out the Nano-Lok Edge in action with our supplemental video here.

Nano-Lok Edge Lifeline

Not only does the new Nano-Lok Edge decrease fall clearance requirements, but it also reduces potential trip hazards by retracting any unused lifeline. While traditional foot level tie-off products require a fall clearance of up to 18.5′, the Nano-Lok Edge requires a clearance as low as 16′. The Nano-Lok Edge is ergonomically designed for comfort while still meeting the most stringent safety standards. It comes in single and twin leg styles with numerous options of lifeline hooks. With the twin leg style the user can have continuous fall protection (100 % tie-off) while ascending, descending, or moving laterally.  Stop living on the edge and check out our full line of Nano-Lok Edge SRLs here.

Nano-Lok Edge Features and Benefits

Nano-Lok Edge Single and Twin Leg SRLs
Nano-Lok Edge Single and Twin Leg SRLs
  • INTEGRATED, BACKPACK-STYLE ENERGY ABSORBER
    • The energy absorber and connector work together to limit forces to defeat sharp edges. Backpack design that stays tight to the harness and evenly disperses the unit’s weight.
  • PATENTED CONNECTOR
    • Providing 360 degree rotation, the direct-to-harness connection provides seamless integration of the energy absorber and leaves the D-ring open for rescue or other equipment.
  • GLOBAL SHARP EDGE ICON
    • DBI-SALA universal icon to quickly and easily identify sharp edge product.
  • TOUGH AND FLEXIBLE GALVANIZED CABLE LIFELINE
    • The 8′(2.4m) of 3/16″(5mm) cable provides maximum range of motion, durability, and cut resistance.
  • IMPACT-RESISTANT HOUSING
    • Lightweight thermoplastic housing provides maximum durability.
  • HOOK OPTIONS
    • Designed to meet your unique needs, the Nano-Lok™ edge comes in many configurations.

 

Nano-Lok Edge Lifeline Hooks
Nano-Lok Edge Lifeline Hooks