November’s Meeting

The meeting will be held at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI 2nd Floor Hall of Fame Room from 8AM-10AM. Continental breakfast served at 7:30 AM. Hope to see you there.

From Bob Kunz:

Team SAFER,

We hope that you weathered  the high winds without incident last night – I had to dodge a few branches and trash cans on the way to the office.

We have a great line-up for the November meeting, as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Jane’s Wellness tip for the month
  3. OSHA Silica Standard 29 CFR 1926.1153 Update
    1. On Oct 19, 2017 OSHA issued interim compliance directive – see link: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=31349
    2. OSHA ID142 – Know what to expect – see link: https://www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/inorganic/id142/id142.pdf
    3. Objective data (OD) – many power tool manufacturers are providing OD – but does it meet the standard? And, how do you apply it?
    4. Sweeping compound
  4. Brain Injury Association of RI
  5. Lesson Learned
    1. Cranes and the FAA

 

Stop use and Replace Notice for Fall Protection Device

From Guardian Fall Protection:

Angel Anchor Stop Use & Replace Notice

Guardian Fall Protection is issuing an immediate Stop Use and Replace notice for all Guardian Angel Anchors, part #00260.

The Angel Anchor may be unsafe for use on certain substrate materials, and was additionally labeled with an incorrect maximum worker weight capacity. Guardian has redesigned the Angel Anchor to resolve these issues, but all existing Angel Anchors must no longer be used.

There have been no accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Click here to download the notice.

To coordinate Angel Anchor return and replacement, contact Guardian’s Customer Service Department at cs@guardianfall.com.

October’s Meeting

The October meeting will be held on Oct 11, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM with a Continental breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

It will be held at NEIT in the Room CT 245 (instead of the usual room) at 2450 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning.

We have an exciting program to offer, as follows:

  • Introduction
    • What’s new?
  • OSHA Silica compliance tidbits
    • Sweeping compound – is it allowed?
  • Jane’s wellness remarks
  • Tobacco control information – RIDOH
  • Drones in construction – UAVAMERICA
    • Lesson learned – the good, the bad, the ugly…..
    • Foundation of safe flight
    • Demonstration