OSHA Related

September Meeting Announcement

The next meeting will be held September 4, 2019, from 8-10 AM, at the New England Institute of Technology 2480 Post Road, Warwick, RI Hall of Fame Room (2nd Floor). From Bob Kunz: Team SAFER, ready or not the summer is coming to a close.  Where did it go?  We hope that you are able…

Miller MightEvac Stop Use Notice

Products included in this notice must be removed from use: This notice only affects the models listed in Table 1, with identified manufacturing dates or re-certification dates between October 27, 2016 and October 6, 2018. Models outside of this date range, including new units, are not affected by this notice. Stop Use Notice

AIHA Focus Four for Health in Construction

The American Industrial Hygiene Association has developed a guidance document covering what they have identified as the focus four for health hazards in construction.  This may be good to share with SAFER. It is available at the link below: https://www.aiha.org/government-affairs/PositionStatements/FocusFour-forHealth_GuidanceDocument.pdf

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Requests Information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1.…

3M Rope Grab Recall

3M Fall Protection has determined that the 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Mobile/Manual Rope Grab AC202D is incorrectly stamped for use with 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter rope on the exterior body of the unit. This Cobra Rope Grab is certified for use ONLY with 5/8 inch diameter polyester or polypropylene rope. All marketing information and the…

June Meeting Follow Up

SAFER would like to thank both Peter Harrod, P.E. and Jeremy Souza from Code Red Consultants for their very informative briefing on NFPA 241 Implementation. They have kindly provided their briefing for SAFER members to review. SAFER would also like to thank Capt. Andrew Went, Fire Prevention Division, City of Providence Fire Department for the…

May Meeting Update

Attached is a copy of the May meeting slides. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM. It will be held at the New England Institute of Technology 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI. Meeting agenda is: • ANSI A92 standards are changing at the end of the year. The changes…

Work Zone Safety

The 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week was conducted April 8-12. This year’s theme was “Drive Like You Work Here“. Although the awareness event is over it is never too late to spread safety-related information regarding hazards to both workers and drivers in work zones. Two links available with Work Zone safety information are: National…

April Meeting

Follow-up information from the April meeting…. Team SAFER (Information from Justin Griffith), As a follow up to Wednesday’s meeting, I have provided the following hyperlinks/attachments for your use: – Drone memorandum – OSHA’s use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Inspections. Drone Memo – OSHA – Toolbox talks, infographics, FACE reports, and other Fall Protection Stand-Down…