3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has received field reports of broken end-posts (also known as Lead Energy Absorbing Posts, or “LEAP posts”) used in roof-mounted EvolutionTM Horizontal Lifeline Systems. 3M has launched a global Stop Use – Field Service Action to address this situation. The same Evolution end-posts are also used in Free Standing Counterweight Anchor systems. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition.
To address the Free Standing Counterweight Anchor situation, 3M is launching a global Stop Use – Field Service Action to retrieve and replace all end-posts used in these Anchors sold between 2005 and 2015 (at which time the Evolution end-post was discontinued and replaced with a Roof Safe end-post).
View notice here. 3M Counterweight Anchor Notice USA 05172017 EN
Thank you to the Graham Co for providing information on this recall.
The Graham Co has provided the captioned safety notice. Genie scissor lifts models GS3232 and GS4047 are subject to lose of stability or unintended machine movement – see below the line. Please report back if any equipment is onsite.
GS-3232 : http://www.genielift.com/en/products/scissor-lifts/slab-scissor-lifts/gs3232/index.htm
GS-4047 : http://www.genielift.com/en/products/scissor-lifts/slab-scissor-lifts/gs4047/index.htm
Review the safety alert from SAIA regarding Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Scaffold Planks.
Thank you to Jody from DIMEO for the provided information from OSHA concerning the captioned matter. The alert has been verified. Seemingly, imported LVL plank is being misrepresented in the US – see link to safety alert below the line.
Laminated Veneer Lumber Alert from SAIA
3M issued a recall for DBI-SALA Lad-Saf™ Sleeve. See the following link. 3m-lad-safe-recall-notice
From Bob Kunz:
I have just learned of that NIOSH has issued a respirator user notice concerning N95 respirators – see the NIOSH notice link.
Here is some information pertaining to use of N95 respirators:
• OSHA Interpretation
• OSHA Voluntary Use of Respirators