The next, and last meeting for the season, is tomorrow, June 7, 2017 at NEIT, 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02888 from 8-10 am
The topic will be “Hand Safety”.
The following companies / individuals will be presenting:
- Gilbane Building Company – Dennis Mullen, Sr. Regional Safety Manager
- University Orthopedics – Keri Blanchard, Director of Hand Therapy
- Cintas – Adam Lewicki
A Continental breakfast will be sponsored by Gilbane starting at 7:30AM.
The new season will start September, 2017.
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
IMPORTANT – stop use and inspect –
Potential Cable Fraying / Bird-Caging –
Halo & Edge Cable Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs)
This is not a product recall.
This notice applies only to the Guardian SRL part #s listed herein, and only for products manufactured from January 1st, 2015 through March, 2017. A small number of these units have shown an increased potential for cable fraying at the swage and/or cable bird-caging. If these conditions are present, Guardian will repair affected units at no charge. This notice does not apply to new/unused units.
See complete notice here: Guardian Cable SRL Inspection Bulletin May 2017