Guide Addresses Tool Tethering

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper tethers and retractable lanyards, has produced its 16-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering”.

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper tethers and retractable lanyards, has produced its 16-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering”.

To help safety professionals choose tethers that increase site and personal safety without impeding employee productivity, Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper tethers and retractable lanyards, has produced its 16-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering”. The guide will help safety engineers find tethers that add convenience to the user and are specifically appropriate for the task and work environment. An illustrated “how to” reference shows how even seemingly untetherable tools can be safely tethered. More than 50 proprietary products, including many new additions, also are published in the guide. Obtain a free copy at GearKeeper.com/guide.

MCA Publishes “Roof Seaming Best Practices Guide”

The Metal Construction Association has published “Roof Seaming Best Practices Guide” on its website. The free guide provides an overview of the different types of seaming for metal roofing; a glossary of terms; training guidelines; safety recommendations; pre- and post-seaming procedures; seaming operations; maintenance advice; and guides to sealants, clips, fasteners and more.

MCA Publishes Technical Resource on Selecting Proper Types of Fasteners

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new technical resource to assist designers and installers in selecting the proper type of fastener: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels.

Found in the technical resources section of the MCA website at www.metalconstruction.org, the new bulletin includes a convenient table that serves as a guideline to check fastener compatibility with different types of cladding materials. The table references corrosion resistance between eight common types of metal roof and wall cladding materials and nine different fasteners. With it, users can quickly determine if they are matching the right fastener with the right roof or wall material to ensure performance over time and a strong, weather tight attachment.

The integrity and aesthetics of a building is at risk when the wrong type of fastener is used with a metal roof or wall cladding system. Premature corrosion of the metal panel and/or the fastener may occur under certain conditions. Known as galvanic corrosion, this is often a result of corrosion between the dissimilar metals that are in contact with each other. To prevent dissimilar metal corrosion at the connection point, fasteners should be made of a compatible or the same material as the roof or wall material whenever possible. At the very least, the fastener should display equivalent corrosion resistance to the material being fastened.

The bulletin also provides a discussion on the fastener durability and the roles (primary or secondary) and type (self-drilling, self-tapping and self-piercing) of fasteners that will help designers and installers achieve high fastener performance.

The MCA updates its education/technical resources section on its website on a regular basis, addressing practical and educational topics related to the metal construction industry. All materials are available free to website visitors to download in PDF format.