January’s Meeting

From Bob K.

Team,

The meeting planned for January 2, 2019 has been rescheduled to January 9, 2019.  The first week of the new year will be hectic enough. 

It will be held in the Hall of Fame Room (2nd Floor) at the New England Institute of Technology 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

The meeting sponsor will be JL Marshall & Sons. 

Wishing you a healthy and wonderful holiday and look forward to kicking off the new year with you on 1/9/19.

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

November’s Meeting Announcement

The next SAFER meeting will be held on November 7, 2018 starting at 8AM in room CT 238 of the New England Institute for Technology, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

Manafort Brothers is sponsoring coffee and calories.

From Bob Kunz: Team SAFER,

The Safety Alliance for Furthering Educational Resources (SAFER), an alliance between OSHA and the RI Construction Industry has been serving the community since October of 2008.  Over this time, we have welcomed many members and participants, received valuable information from passionate professionals like yourselves, and have grown and interacted as a SAFER community.  This month the SAFER Alliance Agreement will be renewed again.  Maryanne Medeiros, the OSHA Area Director for the Providence Office, will share a few remarks to mark the occasion.

Following the SAFER signing ceremony, we will move into a discussion about lagging and leading indicators.  Below are a few resources on the subject.

At this time, we would like to recognize Manafort Bros for sponsoring  the coffee and calories.

 

The National Safety Council Campbell Institute : Leading Indicators

https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/tools-resources/campbell-institute/leading-indicators

OSHA – The Business Case for Safety

https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/success_stories/compliance_assistance/abbott/abbott_casestudies/slide14.html

OSHA – The Use of Metrics in PSM Facilities

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3896.pdf