D.O.P. Connect Blog RSS

Come check us out at Safety 2019
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. 
Leading the Charge on Tool Lanyards
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.
Tool Lanyards for Safety and Efficiency
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.
Smartphone Jacket Tool Lanyards in the News
The ToolMate Link Smartphone Jacket is one of the many tool lanyards is in the news.  Check out the latest news from Contractor Supply Magazine, the Voice of Distribution.  Click the link below:
What Can a Toddler Teach Us About PPE and Tool Lanyards
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 
Airport Construction Safety: An Observation of Why Tool Lanyards and Tool Tethering System Should be Necessary PPE
While waiting for a flight, I noticed an airport maintenance crew working on a jet bridge where tool tethering & lanyards could have prevented a possible accident.
What You Need to Know About Tool Lanyards
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.
ANSI Approves Tool Tethering Standard
The Committee has just been notified that ANSI has approved the work done by ISEA and adopted our dropped object prevention standard as an American national standard, effective July 2nd, 2018.
Congratulations to the NSC 2018 new product best in show winners! Look out, we’ll be on that podium next year!
Booth 521 at the NSC 2018 Congress & Expo


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.

Ready to Be Convinced Why Retractable Lanyards and Tethers are the Future of Dropped Object Prevention PPE?
Check out our latest video showing once and for all why retractable tool lanyards and tethers are the future of dropped object prevention.
KEY-BAK PRO Launches ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Tool Lanyards and Tool Attachments

ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Certified 3# & 5# ToolMate Tool Tethers

Key-Bak® Pro is the 1st manufacturer of Dropped Object Prevention tool tethers to release an ANSI certified retractable tethering solution.  

KEY-BAK In the News: Check out this article on trends in PPE
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.  
Work Safer Today Than You Did Yesterday: Trends in PPE and Safety
I was recently at a job site and took this picture.  Can anyone notice something possibly unsafe?  Go ahead and take a look.
3 Real Life Stores that Will Convince Anyone They Need Tool Tethering

Read about 3 real life incidents heard at the ASSP expo that ultimately pushed management to consider tool tethering and lanyards for their team.

Do you have $1.5M you want to drop off a building?
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*.  
Proof that the original retractor manufacturer is still the best in the world!
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...
Find out why Grainger thinks Dropped Object Prevention is Important
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 Launches New Dropped Object Prevention Tool Attachments
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.
Tether or Lanyard, which one do I need?
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...