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Tool Drop Safety Solutions Guide – Fall Protection for Tools

Safety Solutions with Tanner

Tanner’s main goal as a Safety Solutions Specialist is to make sure everyone arrives home safe from the job site each and every day. We strive to spread the word on the importance of using the proper personal protection, fall protection & tool drop protection equipment. Safety is a 24/7 job that everyone needs to take part in.

Danger from Above

A dropped wrench may seem innocent enough, but did you know that 8 lbs wrench dropped from 200 ft. could come slamming down to the ground with over 5,000 lbs. of force? If this wrench were to strike you with that amount of force, the resulting injuries could severely hinder your ability to work, if you were lucky enough to survive. While Fall Protection Equipment is for the individual, Tool Drop Equipment is for everyone who works around you.Tool Drop Safety Solutions Guide

Stop the Drop with Tanner

To help Stop The Drop, Tanner has developed a Tool Drop Safety Solutions Guide to help you properly equip your tools with drop protection products. This easy to use guide will be your number one source for quick tool drop solutions.

  • Browse through the most popular tools and equipment used on the job site
  • Find the correct Tool Drop Attachment Point(s) for the tool(s) you are using
  • The detailed Tool Drop Solutions will help you correctly connect the attachment point(s) to your tool(s)
  • Once attached, your tool is now “Tether-Ready”
  • Take your Tether-Ready tool and connect it to an Anchorage Point
  • You are now ready to safely use your tool(s) at heights

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Tool Drop Prevention Systems

Tool Drop Prevention Systems are similar to personal fall arrest systems and include the same types of components. Tool Drop Prevention systems should include: Tool Attachment Points, Connector, Anchorages & Buckets/Bags.

Tool Drop Attachment Points

Tool Drop Attachment Points are similar to a worker’s safety harness, they must be a secure point on the tool that is load-rated for at least the total weight of the ToolDropAttachmentPointstool. Once your tool has an attachment point, it is now considered “tether-ready”.

  • Quick Spin & Quick Rings
  • D-ring Cord
  • D-ring & Quick-Wrap Tape
  • Tool Cinch Attachments

Tool Drop Connectors

Tool Drop Connectors are similar to lanyards or SRLs for personnel. The main function of tool drop connectors is to ensure the toolToolDropConnectors remains securely attached to an anchorage point in the event the tool is dropped.

  • Lanyards
  • Tethers
  • Hard Hat Tethers
  • Retractors

Tool Drop Anchorage Points

Tool Drop Anchorage Points can take many forms due to the wide variety of sizes & weights of commonly used tools & equipment. ToolDropAnchoragePointsThere are two main types of anchorage points for tools: Off the Body, for tools over 5 lbs. & On the Body, for tools under 5 lbs.

  • Tool Belts
  • Belt Loops
  • Holsters
  • Wristbands

Tool Drop Buckets & Bags

Tool Drop Buckets & Bags are designed specifically for drop prevention. Engineered with built in closure systems that help prevent ToolDropBucketsBagsdropped tools & objects.

  • Spill Control Buckets
  • Long Safe Buckets
  • Small Parts Pouches
  • Tool Drop Pouches

3M™ DBI-SALA® Making Fall Protection for Tools Even Safer

The New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Protection Standard

Safe. Secure. Standard.

On July 2nd 2018, the American National Standards Association (ANSI) approved the NEW ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard for Dropped Objects Protection. This new standard was issued to help protect the well fair of workers across the country. For decades, the leading cause of death on construction jobsites has been Falls & Struck by Object accidents. With this new standard and the help of 3M™ DBI-SALA®’s Fall Protection for Tools Solutions, we hope we can change these negative statistics.

Making Tool Drop Safety, Safer

With the release of the new ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard, 3M™ DBI-SALA® has relaunched a number of New & Improved Fall Protection for Tools Solutions. Read on to learn more about each of these Tool Drop Safety Solutions. All available online at TannerBolt.com.tool-retractor

New & Improved Fall Protection for Tools

3M™ DBI-SALA® 5 lb. Tool Retractor

  • Retractable design minimizes tangling and tripping hazards
  • 10.25 in. to 50 in. working range (26.04 cm to 127 cm)
  • Use with harness adapter to add an attachment point for the 5 lb. Tool Retractor to your harness webbing
  • CAP 1500156

3M™ DBI-SALA® Harness Adapterharness-adaptor

  • Provides an attachment point for your tools on harness webbing
  • Fast and easy installation–anywhere on your harness webbing
  • Abrasion-resistant and durable
  • CAP 1500161

3M™ DBI-SALA® Quick-Wrap Tape IIquick-wrap-tape

  • Heavy duty 1 in. wide tape conforms to the shape of whatever it is applied to
  • Used with D-rings & tool cinch attachments to create instant tethering points on virtually any tool
  • Proprietary 3M material & adhesive technology helps provide good tear resistance while you work
  • Multiple Lengths & Colors Available

3M™ DBI-SALA® Hard Hat Tetherhard-hat-tether

3M™ DBI-SALA® Hook2Hook Coil Tether with Swivelhook-2-hook-coil

  • Compact Design – stays out of the way when not in use
  • Secure tools up to 5 lbs
  • Coil tether
  • Self-locking aluminum carabiners
  • Ergonomic swivel
  • CAP 1500159 & CAP 1500160 (10PK)

3M™ DBI-SALA® Large Tape Measure Sleevetape-measure-holster

  • Fits most 35′ tape measures
  • Designed for use with our Tape Measure Holster
  • High Visibility Reflector
  • Belt / Holster Clip
  • CAP 1500165

New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Standard Published

Cause of Fatal Work InjuriesGet Informed & Save Lives

For years now the leading causes of death on construction jobsites has been “Fall” & ” Stuck by Object” cases, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With more than 50,000 “struck by falling object” OSHA recordable incidents every year, that calculates out to 1 injury caused by a dropped object every 10 minutes.

What is Addressed in this New Standard?Workers Struck By Objects

This standard establishes minimum design, performance, testing and labeling requirements for equipment solutions that reduce dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupation settings. Dropped objects include hand tools, instrumentation, small parts, structural components and other items that need to be transferred and used at heights.

Make the Change Today

It is highly recommended that all objects, whether they are people or tools, be protected from falls. OSHA now requires that if you work in an environment where there is a risk of falling objects, you must do the following:

• Secure tools and materials to prevent them from falling on people below
• Barricade hazard areas and post warning signs
• Use toe boards, screens on guardrails or scaffolds to prevent falling objects
• Use debris nets, catch platforms or canopies to catch or deflect falling objects

It is Your Responsibility

It is the responsibility of every safety manager, construction superintendent, overseer & worker to make sure they understand the dangers they face when working at-height. Fall prevention means preventing things from falling, whether they are people, tools or equipment. Having the proper knowledge and correct equipment will go a long way in keeping you and your fellow workers safe.PDF-box

More Information with Tanner White Papers

For additional information about the New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Standard, please see our Tanner White Papers.

Let Tanner Help Keep You Safe

At Tanner we want to be sure you and your fellow workers have the necessary equipment to keep you safe and secure while you work. We only provide our customers with high quality brands we trust and believe in, which is why we carry the 3M™ DBI-SALA® & Protecta® Fall Protection Tool lines. Find everything you need for a complete fall protection program including tool tethers, lanyards, attachment points, buckets, anchor attachments points and more at TannerBolt.com

Need help looking for a specific product or just looking for additional information? Please contact one of our customer service reps and they will get you the answers you are looking for. Phone: 800-456-2658 | Email: websales@tannerbolt.comtool-drop-protection

“Heads Up!” Help Prevent Injuries with the Proper Tool Drop Protection Equipment from Tanner

Falling tools and other objects can be an extremely dangerous hazard on the job site. These falling objects can cause injuries ranging from minor abrasions to concussions, or even death. With this potential risk being present every day on most job sites, foremen and other workers would be foolish to not take the right precautions to eliminate these dangers the best they can. To eliminate these dangers the right safety equipment needs to be used at all times. Here at Tanner, we have all the Safety and Personal Protection Equipment needed to keep you and your fellow workers safe while working on the job site.

First off you need to make sure you protect the most important part of your body, and that is your head! We offer a wide selection of colors of Omega II Safety Helmets. Omega II Safety Helmets meet ANSI Z89.1-2009, Type 1 Class C, E and G requirements. They also feature a 6-point suspension and adjust to head sizes of 6-1/2 to 8. Adding Reflective Strips to your safety helmets will allow you to be seen easier by everyone and in turn, will keep the jobsite a safer place.

Omega II Safety Helmets
Omega II Safety Helmets

Now that your head is protected, let us keep your tools from becoming unidentified falling objects. We have a large selection of different Tool Drop Protection Equipment that will suit everyone’s needs. Our Tool Drop Holsters & Toolbelts will help keep your tools where they belong while not in use. The next thing you need to do is to be sure that these tools are properly tethered to the holster or toolbelt that you are using. To do this you can use one of our many Attachment Points which include: Quick Wrap Tape, Heat Shrink Links, V-Ring and D-Ring Lanyards Adaptors, and much more. Using one of the Attachment Points you can now connect to one of our Tool Lanyards or Extensions to allow you plenty of room to operate and use your tools safely. Come shop for all your Tool Drop Protection needs here at TannerBolt.com

Tool Drop Equipment
Tool Drop Equipment