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Proper Safety Precautions WILL Save Money & Lives

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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.

Don’t Settle for Any Ordinary Helmet, Get Yourself a KASK Helmet

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Founded in 2004, KASK has been developing, designing, and manufacturing safety helmets of the highest quality for professionals around the world. KASK’s high-quality safety helmets are a perfect combination of technological advancements, functionality & safety, all wrapped up in a sleek attractive design. All of KASK’s products go through rigorous safety and quality tests to ensure customers only receive the highest quality products that they can rely on day after day.

New Additions to Tanner

Tanner is happy to announce the addition of KASK Safety Helmets & Accessories to our ever growing inventory. Tanner will carry (2) of KASK’s most popular safety helmet lines: Zenith & Superplasma. Both are offered in standard and hi-viz versions. Along with the helmets, we will be carrying all of the accessories that go along with each style of helmet. Shop KASK at Tanner

Zenith Helmets

Zenith Safety Helmets offer the user with enhanced comfort and versatility, all while providing the highest levels of protection available. Zenith helmets have received the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award.zenith-helmets

Sanitized – Antibacterial treatment that acts as an internal deodorant counteracting the development of unpleasant odors
Fast3Dry – High-tech 3D fabric that dries very quickly
Up & Down 2.0 – Ensures a precise and comfortable fit around the back of the head
Easy Click System – Quick and easy pressure mount system of the Zenith visors
Removable Front Pad – Easily removable and washable
Award Winning – Received the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award

EXTERNAL SHELL: P.P. Polypropylene – INTERNAL SHELL: HD Polystyrene – HEADBAND: Soft PA Nylon

SIZE: Universal-adjustable from 53 to 63 cm – WEIGHT: 400 g – STANDARD: EN 397 – EN 50365 (Class 0)


Superplasma Helmets

SuperPlasma Safety Helmets feature a lightweight and compact design, all while remaining extremely comfortable. The high-density ABS plastic outer shell provides the user with exceptional protection from impacts on either side and from above.superplasma-helmets

Sanitized – Antibacterial treatment that acts as an internal deodorant counteracting the development of unpleasant odors
2Dry – High-tech & maximum comfort fabric dries very quickly
Up & Down System – Innovative and exclusive UP & Down technology ensures a precise & comfortable fit around the neck
Micrometrical Adjustment – Size regulation mechanism positioned at the rear of the helmet provides quick and precise adjustment, even when wearing gloves
Ventilation – Maximum ventilation thanks to the ten air intakes

EXTERNAL SHELL: P.P. Polypropylene – INTERNAL SHELL: HD Polystyrene – HEADBAND: Soft PA Nylon

SIZE: Universal-adjustable from 51 to 62 cm – WEIGHT: 420 g – STANDARD: EN 12492


Take Safety & Versatility to the Next Level

KASK Helmets come with a wide variety of versatile accessories that allow users to enhance the safety levels of their helmets. From face shields to earmuffs, all of KASK’s accessories are specifically designed for their helmets, making choosing the correct accessories easier than ever.


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…

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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

Save More than Just Money with these NEW Tanner Safety Kits

The latest Tanner Safety Kits have been released and are ready to save you money and prevent injury.  With 5 options to choose from, we are sure you’ll find the configuration that best suits your safety needs. Shop for Tanner’s Money Saving Safety Kits Here.

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  • WER H412002 – WERNER® BaseWear Harness
  • WER C411100 – WERNER® 6 ft DeCoil Double Leg Lanyard
  • CAP AD111A – 11′ Protecta SRL
  • WER K120002 – WERNER® Backpack

Tanner Fall Protection Safety Kit #2

  • WER H412002 – WERNER® BaseWear Harness
  • WER C411100 – WERNER® 6 ft DeCoil Double Leg Lanyard
  • WER K120002 – WERNER® Backpack

Tanner Fall Protection Safety Kit #3

  • WER H412002 – WERNER® BaseWear Harness
  • WER C311100 – WERNER® 6 ft. DeCoil Single Leg Lanyard
  • WER K120002 – WERNER® BackpackSafetyKit2

Tanner Fall Protection Safety Kit #4

  • WER H412002 – WERNER® BaseWear Harness
  • CAP AD111A – 11 ft. Rebel Self Retracting Lifeline
  • WER K120002 – WERNER® Backpack

Tanner Fall Protection Safety Kit #5

  • WER H412002 – WERNER® BaseWear Harness
  • WER C311100 – WERNER® 6 ft. DeCoil Single Leg Lanyard
  • CAP AD111A – 11 ft. Rebel Self Retracting Lifeline
  • WER K120002 – WERNER® Backpack


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.

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 Full Body Harnesses  Self Retracting Lifelines  Lanyards  Anchorage Devices
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 Cold Weather Gloves  Winter Jackets  Winter Headwear  Ice Traction

OSHA Safety Bulletin – Walking-Working Surfaces & Personal Protective Equipment

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11-17-2016, OSHA Published Final Rule on Walking & Working Surfaces

Who and what does the final rule cover?

The final rule applies to all general industry workplaces and covers all walking-working surfaces, which include horizontal and vertical surfaces such as floors, stairs, roofs, ladders, ramps, scaffolds and elevated walkways. The final rule also has provisions affecting fall protection systems.


OSHA is revising and updating its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce
workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards. The final rule includes revised and new provisions addressing, for example, fixed ladders, rope descent systems, fall
protection systems and criteria including personal fall protection systems, and training on fall hazards and fall protection systems. In addition, the final rule adds requirements on the design, performance, and use of personal fall protection systems.

Tanner Resource Center Has it All

To read the full Regulation Summary head on over to the Tanner Resource Center. In the Full Summary you will be able to read information about: Who & What is Covered, Effective / Compliance Dates, & Major Changes giving you a clear understanding of OSHA’s new regulation.

Find OSHA’s Regulation Summary Here

While in Tanner’s Resource Center be sure to check out other great resources like: Product Videos, Tanner White Papers, Catalogs & much more!