February’s Meeting

From Bob Kunz:


The next SAFER meeting is February 6, 2019, from 8-10 am, at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT.)

We hope that you can join us for this month’s discussion, which will include the following:

  • Fall from roof events that have occurred in the region over past 90 days – what can be done to prevent these events?
  • OSHA Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs) – what is new?
    • Silica
    • Crane Operator Qualification
  • Motor vehicle safety – how are you promoting fleet safety performance excellence?  This discussion will include, without limitation : https://www.dutchreach.org/ .
  • The RI State Police
    • Professional Safety Awareness Series Presentation
    • Corporal Wesley H. Pugh-Pennington

Coffee and Calories are courtesy of Concentra.

January’s Meeting

From Bob K.


The meeting planned for January 2, 2019 has been rescheduled to January 9, 2019.  The first week of the new year will be hectic enough. 

It will be held in the Hall of Fame Room (2nd Floor) at the New England Institute of Technology 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

The meeting sponsor will be JL Marshall & Sons. 

Wishing you a healthy and wonderful holiday and look forward to kicking off the new year with you on 1/9/19.

DBI-Sala Issues Quality Alert

Quality Alert – Seat Sling for Select ExoFit™ Harnesses
Only Affects select ExoFit™ harnesses manufactured from June 2017 to the end of May 2018
3M Fall Protection has received reports that the aluminum reinforcement plate used in the seat sling on certain DBI-SALA ExoFit™, ExoFit XP™ (inc. Arc Flash), and ExoFit NEX™ (inc. Arc Flash) harnesses can become dislodged from the webbing. In a few instances, the aluminum seat plate has separated from the harness and fallen to the ground, creating a potential dropped object hazard. There have been no reports of injuries or accidents associated with this condition. The performance of the harnesses is unaffected by this issue—they will perform properly in all respects, including as body support for a personal fall arrest system in the event of a fall, even without the added comfort offered by the seat sling.

View the full quality alert here DBI-SALA Select ExoFit