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QSSP Provide More than Just Personal Protection Equipment

Tanner Safety Talk

What Does QSSP Mean & Why Does that Matter?

The Qualified Safety Sales Professional Program, abbreviated as QSSP, is the industry’s premier training program for safety sales professionals. Sales professionals that have qualifies as a QSSP have broadened their technical expertise in health & safety, gaining a high-caliber understanding of the complex standards & regulations set by OSHA, EPA, and other similar agencies. QSSP members are not only an asset for the companies they work for, but also the customers they serve.

  • Over 1500 sales & marketing representatives in the safety industry are QSSP
  • Developed specifically for safety equipment manufacturer & distributors
  • Instructed by established and well-respected safety professionals

The benefits of a QSSP

  • QSSP have adequately prepared themselves to plan and execute successful safety & illness prevention programsTannerSafetyTalk4
  • QSSP are valued resources to their customers, having the knowledge, competence, credibility, and solution needed
  • QSSP have learned the principles & practices of occupational health & safety
  • QSSP know the fundamentals of industrial hygiene, risk management, safety engineering, health & safety regulations, and workers comp
  • QSSP can study air samples & exposure levels and help with respirator fit testing
  • QSSP can help with fall protection basics, electrical safety, and confined spaces
  • QSSP have been exposed to the full range of safety equipment and safety practices for the workplace
  • QSSP understand OSHA regulations, standard, compliances, and enforcements
  • QSSP know how all the parts of a safety & health program work together
  • QSSP can calculate the costs of an injury & how they affect profits

Why Buy from QSSP?

When buying from a QSSP you know you are working with a professional who has a true understanding of the safety challenges you are facing. You won’t get the standard cookie-cutter safety solution, instead the QSSP will evaluate your specific situation and develop a specialized safety program designs specifically for you. QSSP’s main goals are to help companies identify hazards & controls, participate/run safety meetings & trainings, and #1 provide the protective safety equipment and solutions suited for you and your job site.

Meet Tanner’s Resident QSSP

Tanner is pleased to announce that Patrick Monahan successfully earned his QSSP (Qualified Safety Sales Professional) and OSHA-30 certifications.Tanner Safety Talk

Pat has earned these professional designations to help our customers be prepared in the prevention of worker injuries to their employees.  Pat brings the necessary knowledge, competence, credibility, and solutions to support the mission of helping protect your workers. QSSPs are set apart because they have successfully completed an intensive course on technical and regulatory fundamentals of workplace safety and health sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). By working with Pat, you are working with a professional who has a real understanding of the challenges employers face, and is armed with creative solutions that go beyond simply filling an order.

Tanner urges all of our customers to examine their current safety program, contact Pat for an evaluation, and if necessary, Pat will create a program that will help drive down incident rates and insurance costs and most importantly, keep your employees safe.

Pat Monahan contact info:

cell #-631-316-3048


Register for Personal Fall Safety, Tool Safety & Rescue Training Programs with Tanner

Protect Your Hands From Cuts & the Cold with Radians RWG604

With winter weather in full effect, having a warm pair of gloves is a must for all workers who are subjected to the cold weather throughout the day. Gloves that protect you from the cold may be suitable in some situations, but for most workers, they need additional protection from cuts, abrasions, punctures, blunt force impacts and pinching hazards. Due to this need, Radians has developed the RWG604 – Impact Resistant & Cut Protection Winter Gloves. The perfect choice of glove for workers in the oil & gas, material handling & construction industries who work in cold environments.

Radians RWG604 Impact Resistant & Cut Protection Winter GlovesRWG604-gloves

The RWG604 Impact Resistant & Cut Protection Winter Gloves by Radians have an ANSI Cut rating of A4 and an EN388 cut rating of 5.  They features a 2 ply, 13 gauge blue and white HPPE shell to provide excellent protection from cuts and abrasion, while the 7 gauge acrylic terry liner provides warmth in cold conditions.  The black micro nitrile palm coating provides a strong grip in both wet and dry applications.  The high visibility TPR overlays on the back of the hand provides added impact protection.

  • 2 ply, 13 gauge blue and white High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) provides cut resistance
  • Black micro nitrile palm coating provides protection from abrasion in wet or dry conditions
  • 7 gauge acrylic terry liner provides warmth in cold conditions
  • Seamless cuff design provides a comfortable fit
  • High visibility TPR overlays provide added impact protection. (Patent # 9,241,519)
  • Tested to EN 388 standards for Abrasion Resistance, Blade Cut, Tear, and Puncture ( 4 5 4 4)
  • ANSI Cut Level A4, EN388 Cut Level 5

Available Now at Tanner

Get a pair of Radian’s RWG604 Impact Resistant & Cut Protection Winter Gloves at Tanner Now. Available in (3) sizes: Medium, Large & Extra Large.

Anatomy of a Cut Resistant Glove

How to Choose the Correct Pair of Gloves

Cut Resistant Gloves are widely used in industrial, construction and food processing industries. With such a wide range of applications that these gloves are used for, gloves are designed and manufactured with different levels of protection against: Abrasions, Contusions, Incisions and Lacerations. Some of the main factors that determine the level of protection of Cut Resistant Gloves are: Liner Material, Coating and Grip. Read on to learn more about the construction of Cut Resistant Gloves and about materials that make them up.

TDM-100 TestANSI Cut Scores – What Level Do I Need?

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a new edition of the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard. Now featuring 9 cut levels, this new ANSI standard helps reduce the gaps between each cut level and better defines protection levels for cut resistant gloves. With these new cut levels, end users will have a better idea on which cut level and pair of gloves they should choose for the jobs they will be performing.

To determine the cut level, samples are put to the test with the ASTM F2992-15 testing method, using the TDM-100 machine. To test, a sample is cut by a straight edge blade, under load, in a straight line. The sample is cut 5 different times at 3 different loads, a new blade is used for each cut. Once the cuts are made, the data is used to determine the required load to cut through the sample at a specified reference difference. This value is  the cutting force, which is then equated into one of the nine cut levels.

What is My Glove Made Up Of?

Liner Material

The liner material is primarily used as the support for cut resistant gloves with advanced polymer fibers serving as the backbone of these high-tech gloves. These fibers can be transformed into a number of different types and forms, providing a wide range of cut protection.

DuPont™ Kevlar®Kevlar

  • Light & comfortable
  • Persistent protection against abrasions, cuts, heat & lacerations
  • Protective gloves with the DuPont™ Kevlar® brand provide assurance of compliance to strict performance and quality standards


  • Dyneema® is 15 times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis
  • High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) fiber made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
  • Much thinner and more flexible than traditional materials, but offers higher protection

Dyneema® Diamond TechnologyDyneema Diamond Technology

  • Cut resistance can be doubled compared to Dyneema® Continuous Filament Technology
  • Unmatched comfort level provides a cool and non-irritating feeling
  • Outstanding durability that stands up to laundering for long lasting value

G-Tek® PolyKor™PolyKor

  • Engineered yarn that is suitable for protection against mechanical hazards in the toughest environments
  • Can be designed for different protection levels, up to the highest levels
  • Unprecedented level of comfort, with long-lasting protection
  • Highly resistant to abrasion and chemicals

G-Tek® PolyKor™ Xrystal™PolyKor Xrystal

  • Engineered yarn that represents the next generation in maximum cut protection and comfort
  • Combined with naturally hardened crystallized minerals
  • Super tough, durable, cut resistant fiber that is at the peak of performance

G-Tek® Suprene™Suprene

  • Advancements in nanofabrication have resulted in the development of Suprene™
  • Based on graphene, it is a new fiber that is proving to be amongst the highest in resistance to cut and tear
  • Graphene is remarkably strong for its weight, 100 times stronger than steel
  • Outperforms any other material
  • Structurally it is very different than other fibers in that it is made up of micro-structured graphene sheets well-aligned along the fiber axis


  • Composite yarn developed by DuPont™
  • Attributes include high strength and outstanding slash and heat resistance


Glove coatings are designed to enhance the grip of the glove and help improve resistance to snags, abrasions, punctures, tears and can also offer liquid or contamination protection.Latex


  • Good dry and wet grip
  • Resistant to abrasions, cuts, punctures and snagsPolyurethane


  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Good dry grip, but only fair grip in slightly wet conditions
  • Excellent tactility and dexterity, due to ability to be applied as a very thin coatingPVC


  • Durable resistance, with protection against grease, oils and petrochemicals
  • Flexible, but does not offer tactile sensitivity like most rubber products


  • Excellent dry grip
  • Superior protection against abrasions, cuts, punctures and snags
  • Offers great grip in chemicals when enhanced by a foam coating


  • Food safe material
  • Superior grip in wet and dry conditions


  • Great abrasion resistanceNeofoam
  • Outstanding wet and dry grip
  • Highly flexible and tough, while still offering breathability



Grips come in a wide variety of styles, each with their own pros and cons. Finding the correct grip style for the job you will be performing, will help you perform your job better, as well as providing the correct protection for the work environment you will be encountering.


  • Designed to channel liquids away, to allow for a better handling in heavy duty wet and dirty condition
  • Provides additional protection from cuts and punctures, due to thicker coating


  • Available in latex, nitrile, PVC, neoprene and polyurethane
  • Provide an excellent dry grip
  • Liquids will not be adsorbed, keeping hands dry


  • Can be dots, blocks or palm coatings
  • Available in a variety of polymers
  • Provide enhanced grip, performance and durability


  • Created from a soft and flexible compound, such as latex or nitrile
  • Filled with thousands of tiny suction cups
  • Create a vacuum that disperses fluids away from object to allow clean contact with objects
  • Great handling in wet and dirty applications


  • Patented nitrile coating
  • Offers 360 degree breathability
  • Optimized grip through micro-cup finish
  • Designed to channel liquids away to allow for better handling in wet and dirty conditions


  • Available in nitrile, latex and PVC
  • Designed to channel away liquids to allow for better handling in wet and dirty conditions
  • Excellent grip and tactile sensitivity in dry applications


  • Offers great abrasion resistance
  • Outstanding wet and dry grip
  • Highly flexible and tough, while still providing breathability


  • Created from a soft and flexible compound, such as latex or nitrile
  • Filled with thousands of tiny suction cups
  • Create a vacuum that disperses fluids away from object to allow clean contact with objects
  • Great handling in wet and dirty applications


  • Provides an economical grip choice
  • Enhances abrasion and cut protection
  • Provides good protection in wet and dry applications

Tanner Has What You Need

Tanner carries a wide variety of Cut Resistant Gloves that will can be used in a number of different industries and job functions. Our Cut Resistant Gloves are currently organized by ANSI Cut Level and by Brand. Additional information can be found on our website if you have any more questions about which glove you should be using for your job. Shop Now & Save!