I was recently working with someone who got chewed out for having a tie-line safety on his wrench. Someone with more seniority at the venue thought it was unsafe. While I agree that we can do better, I've seen plenty of homemade lanyards on wrenches, but have never seen a lanyard of any sort break when a tool was dropped. I'd also argue that clipping whatever lanyard off to your belt loop is probably not great. Unless Levi's is rating their belt loops now? I feel like the tenuous rating on tie line has to exceed the stitching on pants. What do you use as a lanyard for specifically your small hand tools? I feel like drills and drivers are another whole discussion/survey. The options I've listed are things I've actually witnessed. Please let me know if there's anything weird I missed. Follow up questions: Where do you clip off to? If homemade, how did you finish the ends of your phone cord/tie line (knot, swage, heat shrink)? Are your clips or carabiners actually rated? Do you have any other hardware in the mix (like an added jump ring on the little tiny hole on the ratcheting focus tool)? What's the stated rating on the commercial lanyard you use? Do you actually replace your lanyard if it's had an impact? Do you safety tools like box end wrenches and sockets that didn't come with an easy attachment point, and how?