Learn how to create tool tethering solutions for your tools and work applications, and how to appropriately attach tools to tethers. Know the parts involved in a dropped object prevention solution. Understanding and pointing out the differences between tools will allow you to choose the best tool tethering solutions to fit your tools and work applications.
ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 is a standard that consists of design, testing, performance and labeling requirements for tool tethering systems and containers used to transport and secure tools and objects at heights. The four categories of equipment covered in this standard are: Anchor Attachments, Tool Attachments, Tool Tethers and Containers.
In 2016 alone, there were 255 fatalities and over 49,000 reported injuries from small parts, structural components and other items that are transferred and used at heights. The BLS has labeled falling objects at height as the third leading cause of injuries on the jobsite. Compared to 2015 deaths from falling objects, we went up over 3% and injuries over 6% leading to the conclusion that its time we take a closer look at this problem.