Gear Keeper’s 2019 guide to tool tethering
The 2019 Gear Keeper’s Guide contains the industry’s most complete selection of ANSI 121-compliant, ergonomically designed personal and anchored tool tethers that increase safety and reduce worker fatigue, Gear Keeper says. More than 50 proprietary products, including many new additions are described. The Guide, the company says, will help the reader find tethers that add convenience to the user and are specifically appropriate for the task and the work environment.
As part of the company’s ANSI-121-compliant “Drop Safe Without Slowing You Down” line of products, the new Guide introduces Gear Keeper’s Vest-Mounted Tethers. This low-profile safety system is less obtrusive and cumbersome than bulky coils or cables, the company says. Mounted in a vest pocket, it keeps your valuable small gear easily accessible but safe and out of the way, it notes. This Vest-Mounted tethering system includes a complete range of appropriate tethers for securing the following products: Hard Hat; Pen/Pencil; Smart Phone; Tablet/Large Radio; Tape Measure or Tool Tether; Small Radio tether and a variety of small hand tools.
An illustrated “Selecting Tether Style” reference aids users in choosing the proper ANSI-121-compliant tether for each type of tool is included in the Guide. The guide also provides information on how even seemingly un-tetherable tools can be safely tethered. This multi-page section contains over 50 demonstration photos of the “Loop, Cinch & Secure” method that illustrate the guide’s tool attachment theories such as Swivel Connection Tools and Attaching Tools With Minimal Geometry.
New ANSI 121-compliant products are also featured that address difficult workplace considerations such as; tethers for working in confined quarters or climbing; tethers that allow for quick interchangeability of tools and tethers designed to anchor a heavy tool to a structure instead of a person.
To get a copy of the 2019 “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering,” or for more information or bulk discounts of any of the company’s other innovative ANSI 121-compliant tethering products call Customer Service at (888) 588-9981. Gear Keeper. www.gearkeeper.com