A few years ago, an un-tethered, 16-ounce tape measure falling from aloft fell on and killed a worker at a New Jersey construction site. This type of accident is now virtually avoidable with the new ANSI 121-Compliant, Gear Keeper Retractable Tape Measure Tether. A potential lifesaver for this common worksite tool, the new Tape Measure Tethers offers effort-free extension and gentle retraction for safety and convenience.
Two models are available with a choice of different personal attachment devices. The new Gear Keeper low-profile Retractable Tape Measure Tethers can be worn unobtrusively on a belt or hooked to a D-ring. The model RT4-5615 ($29.00) features a Stainless Steel, rotating Belt Clip Mount that permits a 360o range of motion. When clipped to a belt, workers can safely and easily access and extend the tape measure up to 45” without fear of accidentally dropping the tape measure. (Shown above: ANSI-121 Compliant Gear Keeper Rotating Belt Clip Mount RT4-5615 in use.)