Safety Resources

Safety Resources

Find content regarding updated safety regulations as well as guides to help you make sure your business remains compliant.

Selection Tip Video Library

Eye Protection

Our eyes can be injured by a wide variety of hazards from little bits of dust to chemical splashes and other hazardous material. We can help you protect your eyes from the hazards you didn't see coming. Take a look at the information below to help understand which type of eye protection will be a perfect fit for your workplace.

Eye Protection Selection Tips Video

Fall Protection

Fall hazards are present in almost every workplace. Whether you are working at heights or moving products in a warehouse, you should be aware of the dangers that falls present each day. Check out the information below to learn more about this kind of equipment and determine what you may be best for you.

Fall Protection Selection Tips Video

Hand Protection

We use our hands constantly during the workday so it is easy to see how over 100,000 lost-time hand injuries occur each year. Keeping your hands safe can be difficult with so many different types of hand protection available, check out the links below for help!

Cut Resistant Glove Selection Tips Video

Hearing Protection

Even though you can't see it, sound is a very dangerous hazard that is present in thousands of workplaces. Let us help you understand the dangers of sound and provide some tips on selecting the protection that will keep you and your employees safe in even the loudest environments.

Hearing Protection Selection Tips Video

High Visibility Apparel

Sometimes safety is as simple as being easier to see. High visibility apparel makes your workers stand out no matter where they are working. This kind of apparel falls into different types and classes, check out the information below to help identify what kind of high-vis apparel is best for your application.

High-Vis Apparel Selection Tips Video

Respiratory Protection

Respiratory hazards come in many forms. Some hazards are easy to spot such as dust or debris, while others cannot be seen at all such as toxic gases or vapors. Proper testing of your specific atmosphere is the first step to selecting your respiratory protection, click the links below for more information to help you find what is right for your application.

Respiratory Protection Selection Tips Video

Safety Overview

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.

The Assessment Plan


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.


In order for the assessment to be productive, it is essential that the Fastenal Safety Specialist meet with a program champion. This role has 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.

Safety Process


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 also 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.

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