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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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Stay Warm and Safe This Winter by Shopping at TannerBolt.com

The cold weather is officially here and along with it comes a number of health concerns and dangers to the workplace. The cold not only makes your workers uncomfortable, but it also lowers work efficiency and raises the risk of accidents. The cold weather impairs the mind to perform complex mental tasks leading to mix-ups and miscommunications. It also affects manual tasks because the sensitivity and dexterity of fingers are reduced in the cold. The only way to avoid these dangers is by making sure everyone is prepared and dressed in the appropriate apparel. Keep you and your workers warm from head to toe with the help from us at TannerBolt.com

Headwear and Gloves
Headwear and Gloves

Most of your heat loss comes from your head, so having a good winter liner is a must. We have a various number of different lengths and warmths to choose from and while you’re there you might as well grab one of our Hi-Vis Knit Hats too. Next on the list is an appropriate winter coat or jacket. Our Hi-Vis 7 in 1 All Conditions Winter Coat is the perfect fit for all types of weather, including the coldest of days.  Not only is it a Class 3 winter coat, but it can also be worn as a Class 2 jacket or vest depending on the weather. When you’re working with your hands all day keeping them warm is the number one goal in staying effective and a pair of our Cold Weather Gloves will do just that. Our Thermo Winter Workmans Gloves will keep your hands warm and protected, along with providing excellent grip to help with the difficulties of the cold. The final piece to stay warm and comfortable is a pair of our 3M Thinsulate Thermal Insoles. The insoles will provide you with foot-forming comfort, moisture-wicking for dryness, and exceptional warmth. Warm workers are not only happier, but they also lead to a safer and more effective workplace. So keep everyone safe and warm this winter with some help from us here at TannerBolt.com.

Winter Coat and Insoles
Winter Coat and Insoles