Sometimes you have to brag about your team pulling together and building our new KEY-BAK PRO Dropped Object Prevention display. It showcases the need for tool lanyards and how we can be a part of preventing thousands of injuries caused by falling objects every year in the USA.
As an ISEA committee member working to educate industry on Dropped Object Prevention, we’re proud to be a part of ISEA’s new working at height safety campaign and leading the charge on tool lanyards and tool tethering solutions.
Any dropping object poses great danger. A tool falling from a considerable height endangers people’s lives and can also damage other objects. Falling tools will increase your cost of production, workers compensation claims and cost of new tools and equipment. Tool tethers are the most effective way of safeguarding your employees, their tools and the worksite in general.
That is my daughter. I think she looks good in the owl bike helmet? Almost every night, we go on a little bike ride over to park near where we live and tonight was no different. However last night it rained. When we investigated
Today, as usual I was seated, bags put away and still had 40 minutes before we pushed back. Unlike most days, out my window was a crew of 10 performing maintenance on a jet bridge at the gate next to mine. The crew had people on top of the jet bridge, below it and even operating 2 hoists. As an ISEA committee member responsible for developing standards for PPE, safety equipment, tool lanyards and tethers, I watched the team go to work with more interest than probably anyone else on the plane. For anyone working at height, it was quite the show indeed.
Since the launch, there ANSI/ISEA 121 committee members like those of us at KEY-BAK PRO have seen the groundswell of enthusiasm about such an important safety standard, yet there are still obstacles preventing many safety professionals from launching their own tool tethering program.
Going to the NSC Congress & Expo Oct. 22-24th? Come by and see us at booth 521. Learn about how you can develop your own Dropped Objects Prevention program and see our latest industry leading products.
Safety+Health Magazine has released their July 2018 issue covering among other things, Trends in personal protective equipment. It's an interesting read and showcases the interest behind tool tethering.
I've just returned home from another great expo at ASSP, American Society of Safety Professionals. All of us on the ISEA Committee were pleased to see so much enthusiasm around dropped object prevention this year.
While I was there, many professionals shared with me their dropped object stories and why they were looking for tool tethering solutions. I've selected 3 stories that really spoke to me and have captured them below.
Do you have $1.5M you want to drop off a building? That was the average cost to each company that had a fatal accident in 2015 due to struck by falling object according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*.
We just got back from the National Hardware Show 2018 in Las Vegas. One afternoon, a Las Vegas PD officer came by our booth to tell us a little story. On his duty belt was an original number 5 retractor...
I just ran across this great article on Grainger talking about why DOP is important in the Oil and Gas industry. Grainger knows safety and has been a world class supplier to the O&G industry for decades.
KEY-BAK Pro is proud to announce the expansion of our ToolMate line of Dropped Object Preventative (DOP) solutions. Available starting today KEY-BAK Pro has available for purchase 4 brand new tool attachments, tool attachment tape, and 4 heavy weight tool tethers. These exciting new products augment our DOP mission, helping to prevent harm to our friends, coworkers and teammates, and working a little bit safer tomorrow than they did yesterday.
Ah, good question! Both are used almost interchangeably. ISEA, the International Safety Equipment Association, has set forth a recommendation on the topic. Lanyards are to be used in Fall Protection for People. Tethers are for tools used to Prevent Dropped...