Fall Protection

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…

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)…

Harness Stop Use Notice

MSA is advising all MSA Gravity Welder Harness customers to immediately stop use of affected MSA Gravity Welder Harnesses produced from July 2015 through and including January 2018. The harnesses are to be removed from service, marked “UNUSABLE” and destroyed. Safety_Notice_Gravity_Welder_Harness

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…

Stop Use & Inspect Notice

Important! HLL Inspection Notice Guardian Fall Protection is issuing an immediate Stop and Inspect notice for selected Kernmantle HLLs to ensure proper threading of the Kernmantle rope through the tensioner. There have been no accidents or injuries related to this condition. This is not a product recall. Please download and read the full inspection notice…

MSA Issues Safety Notice for 50 Foot SRL

MSA issued the attached User Safety Notice due to a potential safety issue involving 50 ft. / 15 m. Workman SRLs. Click the “Read more” tab for the active link. safety_product_notice_workman_SRLs_50ft_enduser

Guardian Issues Inspection Notice for SRL

Guardian Fall Protection has discovered a small number of isolated housing screws backing out of Edge SRLs. The units affected by this notice are limited to 20’ or 30’ Edge Series Cable SRLs with a “G” engraving on the top of the unit housing. We have tested a representative sample of units with the housing screws removed, and…

CDC/NIOSH Ladder Injury Study

From Maryann: Hi Everyone – There are a lot of falls from ladders.  The CDC/NIOSH has recently published a study about ladder injuries.  This study provides a good deal of data on the height of the fall, gender of employee, type of industry and other issues. Below is a link to the study. This may…