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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


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High-Visibility Apparel – To Be Seen is to Be Safe

What is High-Visibility Apparel & Why Do I Need to Wear It?Min Requirements

High-Visibility Apparel is a type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that has highly reflective properties or feature a color that is easily noticeable from any type of background. Why wear High-Visibility Apparel? Its simple, the main objective of Hi-Vis Apparel is so you are easily seen and standout while near roadways, on a jobsite or other similar areas where you are exposed to higher levels of risk from motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

Updated High-Visibility Safety Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has officially approved a new edition of the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard. This new standard will consolidate the ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel (HVSA) & ANSI/ISEA 207-2011 American National Standard for High-Visibility Public Safety Vests. This new standard was put together to establish a single, comprehensive document that takes all occupational tasks into consideration.

New Categorization

With the merge of ANSI/ISEA 107 (roadway) & ANSI/ISEA 207 (public safety) standards, there was a need to create new garment type classifications based on the work environment and level of protection necessary.

Type O – Off-Road Use (Class 1 Only)

Provides the necessary visibility to workers who are not exposed to traffic.

Type R – Roadway Use (Class 2 & 3)

Provides enhanced visibility for workers who are exposed to traffic and working in area that have complex backgrounds.

Type P – Public Safety (Class 2 & 3)

Provides enhanced visibility for emergency and law enforcement personnel for both roadway and off-road environments

What is ANSI Class E?

ANSI Supplemental Class E covers High-Visibility pants, bib overalls, shorts & gaiters. These pieces of Hi-Vis Apparel are NOT ANSI compliant, but when combined with a Class 2 or 3 garment, the combination satisfies Class 3 requirements. This classification will remain the same under the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard.

Tanner’s Extensive Inventory of High-Visibility ApparelHi-Vis Apparel

One of Tanner’s main goals is to help keep all workers safe while they are on the job, which is why we carry such an extensive inventory of High-Visibility Apparel. Most of our Hi-Vis Apparel can be found in the departments listed below. If you can not find a specific product in any of the following departments, please feel free to reach out to us and we will do our best to find the product you are looking for.

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