Fall Protection

3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self Retracting Lifelines Inspection Notice

If your company uses the 3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self Retracting Lifelines, please check out the attached notice. A limited number of 3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self Retracting Lifelines produced between October 14, 2019 and February 25, 2020 may have a manufacturing issue. However, the issue can be easily detected through a pre-use inspection described in detail by 3M. If after carefully following 3M’s pre-use inspection instructions the SRLs are not working properly, take them out of service immediately, and contact the 3M Customer Service Department at 1-800-328-61446 or by e-mail at 3musfpserviceaction@mmm.com.

Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

September 18th @ 8:00 am to 11:30 am https://keene.zoom.us/j/402526797
Opening Remarks
Galen Blanton, OSHA Regional Administrator
Safety Message
Joseph Toner, Business Manager for Ironworkers Local 15 – Hartford, Ct
President of the Greater Hartford/New Britain Building and Construction Trades Council.
Safety and Health Adds Value & OSHA Consultation Successes!
Conn-OSHA Onsite Consultation Program
OSHA Statistics & Trends and Most Frequently Cited Fall Hazards
Joe Green, Andover OSHA Area Office
Marianne Bonito, Bridgeport OSHA Area Office
How to Conduct a Fall Stand down Event
Peter Barletta, Braintree OSHA Area Office
Competent Person Applied to Fall Protection
Mark Heffron, Boston Regional OSHA Office
Fall Hazards when working in and around Utility Lines
Ed Conway, Providence OSHA Area Office
Personal Fall Arrest Equipment & Demonstration
Maine Department of Labor SafetyWorks
Residential and Commercial Fall Protection Safety
Joe Green, Andover OSHA Area Office
Falls from Scaffolds
Joe Larose, Andover OSHA Area Office
Are you using Ladders Safely?
Closing Remarks
Maryann Medeiros, Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative State Programs

Guardian SRL-LE Stop Use Notice

Guardian SRL-LEs with Stainless Steel or Web Lifelines

This notice is intended to communicate product information regarding Guardian Fall Protection leading edge-compatible self-retracting lifelines (SRL-LE) that utilize a stainless steel or web lifeline. A small number of these SRLs were identified as non-compliant with ANSI Z359.14-14 and must immediately be removed from service.

See Stop Notice Here.

Guardian 3-Way SRL Recall Notice

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.

See Recall Notice Here.

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 are sweeping. Join Lance Courtemanche, Terex AWP/Genie, Senior Territory Sales Manager, Northeastern U.S. Field Team to recharge your knowledge. Review the the following article from Genie- Recap of the Pending ANSI/CSA Standards – Everything is Changing.
• Ladder selection and substandard use continue to contribute to Falls in Construction. Werner Ladders will introduce new ladder styles to enhance safety and productivity.

Thank you goes out to the AGC of RI for sponsoring the coffee and calories.

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

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.


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.