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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

Stay Safe from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Working with an Invisible & Silent Killer on the JobsitecoEngine

This invisible & silent killer is Carbon Monoxide (CO), a poisonous, colorless, odorless & tasteless gas. Carbon Monoxide may be odorless, but often gets mixed with other gases with an odor. Carbon Monoxide is a common industrial hazard, CO is the result of the incomplete burning of material containing carbon such as, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal and wood. One of the most common sources of carbon monoxide exposure on jobsites comes from the internal combustion engine.

How Harmful is Carbon Monoxide

In large amounts, carbon monoxide can overcome you in just minutes, causing you to lose consciousness and suffocate. CO is harmful when breathed in because it displaces the oxygen present in the blood, which deprives the heart, brain and other vital organs of oxygen. Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly, but can also be reversed if it caught in time. Even if you are lucky enough to recover, acute poisoning may still result in permanent damage to the heart & brain. Significant reproductive risk has also been linked to carbon monoxide poisoning.

What are Common Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Symptoms will vary widely from person to person, but will occur sooner in persons most susceptible such as: young children, elderly, people with heart or lung disease, workers at height, smokers & people with elevated CO blood levels. This includes an elevated risk to fetuses.

  • Tightness across the chest
  • Sudden chest pain
  • HeadachecarbonMononxideStopped
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea

Prolonged or High Exposure Can Lead to

  • Symptoms worsening
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Passing out
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Muscle weakness

What Should You Do if You Expect Someone Has Been Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide

  • Immediately move the victim to an open area with fresh air
  • Seek out medical attention/assistance, call 911 or other local emergency number
  • If victim is still breathing, administer 100% oxygen to the victim using a tight-fitting mask
  • If victim has stopped breathing, administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Make sure that rescuers are not exposed to dangerous carbon monoxide levels when performing rescue operations.

How Can Employers Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  • Install an effective ventilation systems that remove CO from work areas
  • Maintain equipment and appliances on a regular basis that can produce CO
  • Consider switching from gasoline-powered equipment to equipment powered by electricity, batteries, or compressed air if possible
  • Prohibit the use of gasoline-powered engines and tools in poorly ventilated areas
  • Provide personal CO monitors with audible alarms if potential exposure to CO exists
  • Test air regularly in areas where CO may be present
  • Use additional self-contained breathing apparatus with proper air supply in areas with high CO concentrations
  • Use respirators with appropriate canisters, in conjunction with personal CO monitoring, for short periods under certain circumstances where CO levels are not exceedingly high
  • Educate workers about the sources and conditions that may result in CO poisoning as well as the symptoms and control of CO exposure
  • If your employees are working in confined spaces where the presence of CO is suspected, you must ensure that workers test for oxygen sufficiency before entering

OSHA Standards for Carbon Monoxide Exposure

  • The OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) for CO is 50 parts per million (ppm). OSHA standards prohibit worker exposure to more than 50 parts of CO gas per million parts of air averaged during an 8-hour time period.
  • The 8-hour PEL for CO in maritime operations is also 50 ppm. Maritime workers, however, must be removed from exposure if the CO oncentration in the atmosphere exceeds 100 ppm. The peak CO level for employees engaged in Ro-Ro operations (roll-on rolloff operations during cargo loading and unloading) is 200 ppm.

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



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


(Leading Edge)

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




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

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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Contact Us – 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.

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!

Get a Grip on the Cold by Choosing the Correct Gloves

With winter right around the corner, its time to start thinking about getting a high quality pair of cold weather gloves. If you work with your hands on a daily basis in potentially cold environments a good pair of gloves will soon become your best friend. Keeping your hands warm and dry are very important in order to be able to use your hands as effectively as possible. Cold and wet conditions can lead to numb fingers and in extreme cases, prolonged exposure can lead to nerve damage or even frostbite.  With these dangers looming as winter weather approaches, gloves are undeniably one of the most import pieces of personal protection equipment that you’ll need this winter. Read on to learn more about 2 different styles of Cold Weather Gloves that we offer here at TannerBolt.com. One option will provide you with economical cold weather protection, while the other will provide you with maximum protection from the cold as well as, all the other hazards on the jobsite.

Cold Weather Glove Choices at Tanner

PowerGrab™ Thermo Hi-Vis Seamless Knit Gloves with Latex MicroFinish Grip

When looking for an economical choice of cold weather gloves, the PowerGrab™ Thermo Hi-Vis Seamles Knit Gloves are a great choice. The seamless construction allows for full dexterity and provides a comfortable skin like fit. These gloves have excellent thermal insulation and quickly evaporate moisture from the skin leaving your hands warm and dry. The latex MicroFinish coating provides superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, making these gloves the perfect choice for a number of different applications. The PowerGrab™ Thermo Seamless Knit Gloves are widely used in refrigerated areas, utilities, food processing, commercial fishing, construction, outdoor winter activities and recreation. Get your hands on a pair of PowerGrab™ Thermo Hi-Vis Seamles Knit Gloves today at TannerBolt.com.PowerGrab™ Thermo Gloves

Product Features:

  • Seamless construction for a comfortable fit
  • 10 Gauge
  • Acrylic gloves provide economical cold weather protection
  • Latex MicroFinish coating provides a superior grip in dry and wet conditions by reacting like tiny suction cups that attach themselves firmly to the material being handled
  • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove
  • Hi-Vis coloring makes this product very easy to see
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Quickly evaporates moisture from the skin
  • Extra softness for non-chafing comfort
  • Launderable for extended life and to reduce replacement costs
  • Cotton color binding denotes sizing
  • Hi-Vis Orange or Hi-Vis Lime Green


Maximum Safety® Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves

If you are looking for a pair of gloves that will not only protect you from the winter weather, but also from the bumps and bruses of the jobsite, look no further than the Maximum Safety® Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves. With Thermo Plastic Rubber molded fingers, thumb, and back of the hand guards, as well as additional foam padded knuckles, these gloves provide you with maximum protection. Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves are constructed with 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining providing superior insulation and a HIPORA® liner that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable all at the same time. These gloves provide you with the protection typical gloves can’t making them great for petrochemical, heavy/light construction, auto repair, demolition, manufacturing, mining, fabrication, and landscaping. Get your hands on the Maximum Safety® Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves at TannerBolt.com now!

Product Features:Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves

  • Synthetic leather palm enhances grip in dry and light oil applications while providing dexterity
  • PVC sandy grip on palm and fingertips provides an enhanced grip and extra cut/abrasion resistance
  • 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining provides superior insulation without the bulk of fleece
  • HIPORA® liner is waterproof, windproof and breathable all at the same time and will keep hands dry and comfortable
  • Foam laminated spandex fabric back for comfort and breathability
  • Thermo Plastic Rubber (TPR) molded finger, thumb and back hand guards for maximum protection
  • Reinforced thumb crotch for extended glove life, enhanced comfort, increased abrasion resistance and added durability in a high-wear area
  • Foam padded knuckles for added protection
  • Airprene wrist is made with breathable neoprene for comfort
  • Vented lycra fabric to keep your hands cool
  • Synthetic leather upper and heavy lycra fabric bottom fourchettes enhance the natural contour of the glove for a better fit
  • Hi-Vis coloring and reflective back makes this product very easy to see
  • Launderable for extended life and to reduce replacement costs

Stay Warm and Combat Cold Stress

Employers Helping to Prevent Cold Stress

OSHA does not have a specific set of standards in regards to working in cold environments. BUT employers have the responsibility to provide their workers with a place of employment that is free of recognized hazards, including cold stress, which can cause death or serious injury as per (Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970).

Warm Drink Worker

According to OSHA employers should train their workers on the hazards of the job and train them on the correct safety measures to help protect the workers’ safety and health. Some of the guidelines OSHA expects employers to follow include: Employers should train workers on how to recognize cold stress illness & injuries and how to apply first aid treatment. Worker should be trained on the appropriate engineering control, personal protective equipment, and work practices to reduce the risks of cold stress. Employers should provide engineering controls, such as radiant heaters and work areas that are shielded from drafts and/or wind. Employers should use safe work practices to help prevent illness & injuries caused by cold weather. Dehydration is still a risk factor in cold weather, warm sweetened liquids should be provided to workers to keep them warm and hydrated. If possible heavy work should be scheduled in the warmest part of the day. Breaks should be offered to workers in warm areas. Safety measures like these should be incorporated into relevant health and safety plans for the workplace.

Always Dress Appropriately for the Weather

Safety Tips for Workers in Cold Environments

  • Your employer should ensure that you know the symptoms of cold stress.
  • Monitor your physical condition and that of your coworkers.
  • Dress properly for the cold.
  • Stay dry in the cold because moisture or dampness, e.g. from sweating, can increase the rate of heat loss from the body.
  • Keep extra clothing (including underwear) handy in case you get wet and need to change.
  • Drink warm sweetened fluids (no alcohol).
  • Use proper engineering controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by your employer.

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Risks Factors of Working in a Cold Environment

Warning to Outdoor Workers!Cold Stress

If your job requires you to work outdoors in cold environments, you may be at the risk of cold stress. Cold stress can be encountered in a number of different work environments if the proper steps are not taken to prevent it. Read on to learn more about the dangers OSHA warns workers about cold stress and how it can affect your health & safety, as well as steps you can take to prevent cold stress.

Is it Too Cold?

Weather described as “Extreme Cold” can vary across different areas of the country. But in every case, even areas exposed to cold weather for most of the year, workers must take the proper steps to acclimate and combat the cold. Cold temperatures forces the body to work harder to keep itself warm. When wind is thrown into the mix, Wind Chill is another factor workers must take into consideration while working in cold environments. Wind Chill is a combination of air temperature and wind speed, if the air temperature is 40°F and the wind speed is 35 mph, the exposed skin on your body will feel the effects as if the temperature was 28°F.

Cold Stress Group

Cold stress begins to occur when the skin temperature drops and the internal core body temperature begins to go below normal levels. Cold stress can lead to serious health problem, tissue damage, and even death in certain situations. When your body is exposed to cold environments, the body will begin to shift blood flow from the extremities (hands, feet, arms & legs) and the outer skin to the core (chest & abdomen). Once this shifts begins to occur, the exposed skin and extremities will begin to cool rapidly and increase the risk of frostbite and hypothermia. If  you work in wet environments, trench foot is a possible looming problem you will have to look out for.

Risk Factors Contributing to Cold Stress According to OSHA
Cold Stress Surveyor

  • Wetness/dampness, dressing improperly, and exhaustion
  • Predisposing health conditions such as hypertension, hypothyroidism, and diabetes
  • Poor physical conditioning

Most Common Cold Induced Illnesses & Injuries

Hypothermia – When the normal body temperature 98.6°F, drops below 95°F and body heat is lost faster than it can be replaced. Typically hypothermia occurs in Extreme Cold temperature, but hypothermia can also occur at cool temperatures (above 40°F) when a person is chilled from rain, sweat, or submersed in cold water.

Frostbite – As the temperature drops, frostbite can occur and cause an injury to the body that is caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. Frostbite is most likely to affect the exterminates, particularly feet & hands. In severe cases, amputation my be required.

Trench Foot – As refereed to immersion foot, is cause by prolonged exposure to cold and wet environments. Trench foot can occur in both cool and cold conditions. Non-freezing injuries can occur at temperatures as high as 60°F because wet feet lose heat 25X faster than dry feet. The body tries to prevent heat loss by constricting the blood vessels, shutting down circulation to the feet. When this happens, skin tissue begins to die due to the lack of oxygen & nutrients and the buildup of toxic products.

Combating Cold Stress

Check back soon for our next blog post about the proper steps to combat cold stress while working in cold environments.

Capital Safety & Tanner Can Help You Find the Perfect Full Body Harness

Full Body Harnesses Are The Most Important Piece of Personal Protection Equipment

A Full Body Safety Harness should provide the user with comfort and confidence when worn. The safety harness should be designed to increase productivity, as well as give the user flexibility to do everything that is needed on the job site. Capital Safety has been designing and innovating the latest and greatest in full body harness protection. They are well known for DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® harnesses: ExoFit Nex™, ExoFit™ XP, ExoFit™, Delta™, PRO™ and FIRST™. Capital Safety along with these brands have earned a reputation as the top full body harnesses for maximum comfort, freedom of movement, and ease-of-use.

All of Capital Safety’s industry leading harnesses meet all applicable standards and regulations. Throughout the years they have launched many a safety harness innovations such as: spring-loaded / stand-up back D-rings, Delta™ No-Tangle pad, locking quick connect buckles, and the Revolver™ torso adjusters. While many safety harnesses can be used on most jobs, Capital Safety has also manufactured safety harnesses for specific uses within different industries. Read on below to learn more about the different styles of full body harnesses available. All of these different Capital Safety Full Body Harness can be found online in Tanner’s Safety & Personal Protection Equipment Department along with other essential Fall Protection Equipment including: SRLs, Lanyards, Anchorage Devices, and much more!

Different Styles of Full Body Harness

Multi-Purpose Harnesses

Multi-Purpose Harnesses typically include extra attachment points such as back and side D-rings which allow the user to work in a variety of situations. The belt and back pad provide additional back lumbar support, positioning rings and tool carrying options.

Work Positioning Harnesses

Work Positioning Harnesses have positioning D-rings located on the hips for use with pole straps or work positioning lanyards, which allow hands-free operation. Harnesses of this kind usually include integral waist belts.

Ladder Climbing Harnesses

Ladder Climbing Harnesses have a frontal attachment point such as a D-ring or web loop. This is ideal for connection to a permanent ladder safety system. In addition, they can be used with descent control devices which typically attach to the front of the harness for rescue and escape applications.

Descent Control Harnesses 

Descent Control Harnesses typically have frontal attachment points such as a D-ring or web loop for use with descent control devices. In addition, they can be used with ladder safety systems which typically attach to the front of the harness for climbing applications.

Confined Space Entry/Retrieval Harnesses

Confined Space Entry/Retrieval Harnesses have one attachment point located on each shoulder strap to help facilitate upright retrieval from confined spaces. This type of harness is often used with a Y-type retrieval lanyard connected to the winch or 3-way self retracting lifeline.

Suspension/Rigging Harnesses

Suspension/Rigging Harnesses  typically include extra attachment points such as back, front, and side D-rings. These extra D-rings allow allow the user to use this harness in a variety of different applications. These multi-use harnesses are ideal for rescue, rope access, and rigging as well as tower and arborist activities.

Specialty Material Harness 

Nomex®/Kevlar® or nylon web construction offering fire resistance or arc flash protection for applications such as welding and electrical maintenance. In addition, specialized coated hardware, built-in seats and other unique components are available to optimize comfort and performance.