Safety Resources

The Industrial marketplace continues to provide new challenges for your business and workforce. We want you to know that you can count on Fastenal to provide sound product and process consultation. Our goal is to be your trusted source for solutions that protect your workforce, prevent lost time injuries, and positively impact your company’s profitability.

We know that you value your employees and realize that a safe environment increases worker satisfaction and, in turn, productivity. We’re here to answer your questions regarding regulations and create an annual plan that will help drive down incident rates and insurance costs. To those ends, Fastenal has created a Safety Specialist program that addresses the core safety challenges your company may face – before they become problems or citations.

Included in this program is a focus on relevant OSHA standards for personal protective equipment and facility safety. Please note that, for each of these categories, Fastenal and our manufacturer partners are on call to come to your facility and perform assessments or product trials. We hope that this new resource, in conjunction with Fastenal’s infrastructure and inventory management solutions, will create opportunities for us to strengthen our partnership and provide innovative ways to decrease your acquisition costs.

Purpose

The purpose of any safety assessment or safety plan is to prevent harm from occurring while managing cost expectations. Fastenal is here to answer your questions regarding regulations and to address occupational hazards that can lead to lost work days.

We can suggest and offer solutions that will help drive down incident rates and reduce insurance costs.

Process

In order for the assessment to be productive, it is essential that the Fastenal Safety Specialist meet with a Program Champion. This role has been proven to work with Safety Directors, Quality Assurance Managers, Plant Managers and Lean Champions. For many global or national partners we find that corporate backing and support is essential to help drive the overall program goals.

An initial meeting or conference call is utilized to get an overall breakdown of your objectives. This provides an opportunity for candid dialogue and fact finding for both parties. After determining a course of action, a site visit, walk through inspection and assessment are scheduled with a Fastenal Safety Specialist.

Findings

During the assessment process it is our objective to identify any immediate and obvious occupational safety hazards. We will document the risk factors which can be controlled in order to provide a safe working environment.

The Fastenal Safety Specialist will provide recommendations as well as offer solutions that are consistent with best in class industry practices. Comprehensive PPE Assessments and training capabilities are included in the listing of safety services on the right half of this page.

In addition to identifying immediate concerns, the safety specialist will spend time working with employees to uncover possible improvements for a specific application that we can apply from another customer interaction or from the customer’s team members. This information may be provided in an anonymous format so that workers can feel comfortable sharing ideas or concerns.

Systematic improvements or control recommendations are accompanied by products that would increase protection for workers, introduce new technology into the plant, or decrease the total cost of worker protection.

We realize that changes to the products people wear are never easy and have a formal testing process established to insure that all necessary parties are engaged prior to a decision being made.

Fastenal Company disclaims all warranties, both express and implied, relating to the information, reports, opinions and analysis disclosed to the Customer by Fastenal Company. Fastenal Company shall not be liable for any errors or omissions, or any losses, injuries or damages arising from the use of such information, reports, opinions and analysis by the Customer.

Capital Safety Fall Protection Information

Fall Clearance Calculation Charts
Calculating Your Fall Distance

Program Descriptions

Competent Inspector Training
ANSI Z359.1-2007 Section 3 establishes clear roles and responsibilities for several key personnel that are instrumental for a well-managed fall protection program. This course provides the appropriate training for employees tasked with the Competent Inspector role.

This is a comprehensive inspection course which after completion will allow those responsible for the inspection of fall protection equipment to make educated decisions on its suitability for use. The training will also include standards and regulations, incorporating what they require and how they relate to the inspection process.

Cost Per Training/Service - $220.50 (travel not included) courses held in Red Wing MN and Houston TX

Competent Person Training
ANSI Z359.1-2007 Section 3 establishes clear roles and responsibilities for several key personnel that are instrumental for a well-managed fall protection program. This course provides the appropriate training for employees tasked with the Competent Person role.

The Competent Person training enables the attendee to be responsible for the immediate supervision, implementation and monitoring of a managed fall protection program. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate acknowledging you have met or exceeded OSHA and ANSI requirements as a Competent Person and Competent Inspector.

Cost Per Training/Service - $1,150 (travel not included) courses held in Red Wing MN and Houston TX

Fall Protection Inspection
ANSI Z359.1-2007 Section5.5 of the Standard states: All fall protection equipment and anchorages must be inspected at the beginning of each eight-hour shift by an authorized person and at least once per year (or more frequently if required by manufacturer) by a competent person or a competent rescuer as appropriate to verify equipment is safe for use.

ANSI Z359.1-2007 Section5.5 of the Standard states: All fall protection equipment and anchorages must be inspected at the beginning of each eight-hour shift by an authorized person and at least once per year (or more frequently if required by manufacturer) by a competent person or a competent rescuer as appropriate to verify equipment is safe for use.

Cost Per Training/Service - $200 flat fee+ $6 per Soft Good

Fall Protection Program Administrator
ANSI Z359.1-2007 Section 3 establishes clear roles and responsibilities for several key personnel that are instrumental for a well-managed fall protection program. This course provides the appropriate training for employees tasked with the Program Administrator role. This course is for personnel responsible for the development and assignment of duties and responsibilities of individuals qualified to meet the needs of their program. Attendees will learn the skill set necessary to implement and develop a comprehensive managed fall protection program.

Cost Per Training/Service - $2,130 (travel not included) courses held in Red Wing MN and Houston TX

SRL Inspection
New inspection requirements in ANSI Z359.14 include performing more frequent competent person inspections, and inspections by a factory authorized inspection entity. The frequency of the inspections is based on the type of use and conditions of use.

Fastenal is a factory authorized inspection entity for Miller Fall Protection and as such can perform inspections per the ANSI standard for your SRL devices. Fastenal service center technicians stand ready to perform inspections and insure your SRL's are in good working order to deploy to the field.

Cost Per Training/Service - $70 flat fee per unit

Justrite Resources

Fastenal partners with Justrite and Brady companies to bring the STUDE and spill containment assessment to your business. Compliance with 1910.106 for flammable storage and 1910.22 for walking working surface present challenges to nearly every customer we contact. This service will address in large part the impact these regulations have on your business.

How to Select a Safety Cabinet
Justrite Customer Cabinet Form
What Makes a Safety Can Safe?
What Makes a Safety Cabinet Safe?

Program Description

The STUDE program reviews storage of fuels, solvents, and chemicals as well as transfer and usage of flammables and EPA required spill control equipment. Also included are waste collection practices and bonding and grounding procedures.

Cost Per Training/Service - $385.00

Confined Space Entrant / Supervisor

This training focuses on the roles specified in 1910.146 (for example, authorized entrants, attendants and entry supervisors) and for those roles insures that workers are trained in sections (g) and (h) effectively.

Program Details

The focus of this course is confined space entry, egress and rescue training. It is designed for entry supervisors, entrants, and attendants. The course involves both classroom presentations and a large number of hands-on scenarios that will require attendees to actively participate in confined space and rescue applications. The training utilizes pre-engineered rescue systems and techniques that are easily adaptable to both team and peer rescue. It should be noted that this is not a technical rope rescue course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate acknowledging they have met or exceeded OSHA, ANSI and CSA requirements.

Cost Per Training/Service - $1200 (travel not included) courses held in Red Wing MN and Houston TX

Disasters Can Happen In Seconds - Be Prepared

The first, and most important step, to keeping everyone safe during a disaster is being well prepared. Check out this FAST Guide to Emergency Preparedness for tips to help you be ready for anything.

Don't forget your local Fastenal store is a one-stop shop for the supplies you need to prepare for and deal with natural disasters — from bottled water and first aid supplies to safety gear, flashlights, and power tools.

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