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Monthly archive for September 2018

Recall notice issued for 3M’s 16ft. Talon Self Retracting Lifeline

3M Fall Protection has issued a recall due to a small quantity of the product being defective due to an assembly error. As of September 12th, the date the recall was issued, there have been no fall-related injuries associated with this condition. However, this assembly error would result in the unit not arresting a fall, which could result in serious injury or death. The affected products have lot codes 12092430 through 18062730. Lot codes before or after these numbers are not affected by their recall notice. They are instructing that all lot numbers affected be repaired or replaced effective immediately. For more information on this recall, click here.  

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Company in VA penalized over $300,000 for Silica Hazards

  Lanford Brothers Company, Inc. out of Marion, VA has been issued five citations and penalties over $300K from Virginia Occupational Safety and Health. The citations were issued for exposing workers to respirable crystalline silica hazards while using jackhammers to remove concrete from bridge piers. The five citations were issued over a 6 month period between February and August of 2018. Two citations were labeled “Serious”, and three citations were labeled “Willful-Serious”. Citations listed below. Citation 1 Item 1 Type of Violation: Serious 1926.102(a)(1): Lanford Brothers Company, Inc., did not ensure that each affected employee (including superintendent) wore appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles. Employees wore sunglasses that were not approved (ANSI Z-87) safety eyewear while operating and/or observing jackhammers to remove concrete from the bridge deck of the Exit 45 Bridge (northbound bridge) of I-81 at Marion, Virginia, on May […]

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September’s Unsafe Photos

                             

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Recall issued for Koehler-Bright star fliashlights

On August 14, 2018,  the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for Koehler-Bright Star flashlights because there is a risk that it can ignite hazardous atmospheres when used in confined spaces. The Koehler-Bright Star WorkSafe Model 2224 LED 3-D cell flashlight is the model affected. It is recommended to stop use immediately and replace. Click here for more information on the recall.      

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