All Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices 3-Way Rescue and Retrieval self-retracting lifelines (SRL) manufactured before March of 2019 are being recalled. Under certain conditions, braking forces may cause gear misalignment, potentially resulting in diminished rescue/retrieval. If your company uses any of these SRLs manufactured before March 2019, or uses the equipment, but is uncertain of the date of manufacture, the SRLs should be removed from service immediately. All affected product should be returned to Pure Safety Group for repair. Do not attempt to repair the units.
From Bob Kunz: Team SAFER,
Where did the summer go!
Next Wednesday, September 2, 2015, is the start of the 2015-16 SAFER meeting calendar.
In consideration of the continued interest, we will begin the new calendar where we left off with further discussion on the new OSHA Confined Space in Construction standard. The discussion will be orientated towards the written program (thanks to Rick Devine for saving me on this) and rescue coordination/preparation. To close the meeting, we will explore crane operation using the attached Link-Belt RTC 8050 Series II information (please print a copy for class). The exploration will place you within a group setting to assess six (6) operational scenarios.
Dimeo Construction will sponsor the meeting.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ed Conway at Conway.Edward@dol.gov .
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The enforcement date for the standard has been extended from August 3, 2015 to October 2, 2015. The postponement give employers “making good faith efforts to comply with the new standard” some additional time before a citation is issued. Please note the effective date remains the same. See the attached letter from OSHA.Temporary Enforcement Policy for Construction Work in Confined Spaces
From Kimberly Stile, Regional Administrator, USDOL – OSHA Region 1:
The Confined Spaces in Construction Final Rule has been posted for inspection by the Federal Register and will appear in the Federal Register on Monday, hopefully. The link to the posted version is: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/05/04/2015-08843/confined-spaces-in-construction .