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September’s Unsafe Photos

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December Deadline for Lift Training

As you may know, in December of 2018 ANSI revised their standard on aerial and scissor lifts (now called “Mobile Elevated Work Platforms” MEWP’s).  We posted a blog that summarizes these revisions on July 20, 2018 (please visit that blog for complete details).  Among the changes that were made, one of them requires all supervisors, occupants and maintenance personnel to receive training on MEWP’s.  The deadline for this training is creeping up on us quickly (December 10, 2019) so we thought we would send everyone a brief reminder.  Here is a list of the topics that must be covered with each individual: SUPERVISORS Types of MEWP’s and guidelines for proper selection; Potential hazards for operators, riders and pedestrians; Ways to effectively control associated hazards; How operators should safely operate MEWP’s; and The use and storage of owner’s manuals. OCCUPANTS The need for fall protection, proper use and anchor point locations; […]

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Mandatory Stop Use on Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifeline End-Users

Miller has issued the following statement regarding the mandatory stop use of their product:

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RMS volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House is an independent non profit organization that provides hospitality to over 5000 families with sick children. Their houses offer all of the comforts of home including restful places to sleep, spacious kitchens and dining rooms, play areas, a library, laundry facilities, and more. These children will spend days, weeks, possibly months at a time in the hospital. The Ronald McDonald House can alleviate some of this stress by providing low-to-no-cost lodging and support where these families can be near their hospitalized children. RMS was very inspired by the wonderful work and hospitality they provide for the community, so we decided to get involved! A few weeks ago, RMS had the pleasure of working with the Ronald McDonald House for an afternoon. We decided to spend our time organizing their donations, and prepping casseroles in thier kitchen for future meals. Our team had such a wonderful time! […]

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August’s Unsafe Photos

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Recall Notice for 3M Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifeline

3M Fall Protection has announced immediate stop of and product recall of the 3M DBO-SALA Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines. Please see the notice below for full details. Click here for additional details.

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Congress Issues Bill to Mandate Federal Heat Standard

On July 10, Congress introduced a bill that requires OSHA to propose a federal heat stress standard within 2 years and a final regulation within 42 months. “According to a 2015 study by OSHA, exposure to heat led to 37 work-related deaths and 2,830 nonfatal occupation injuries and illnesses. And it’s only expected to get worse. A new report released last week found that rising temperatures from global warming could cost the global economy as much as $69 trillion by 2100, thanks in part to the impact on workers’ health,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) said in a statement. The bill would require OSHA to establish a heat exposure standard that would: Be at least as effective as the most stringent state standard; Consider recommendations for a standard published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2016; and Include requirements that employers protect employees from heat-related illness by […]

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July’s Unsafe Photos

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RMS Sponsors Employee’s Mission Trip To Nicaragua

One of our RMS Safety Managers, Eric Hartley, with a group of 9 people left from Indianapolis to serve the people Bethel, Nicaragua and a few surrounding villages. These team members are representatives of Seerley Creek Christian and Common Ground West Church in partnership with Vision Nicaragua. There were several teachers from the Indianapolis schools (IPS and the Oaks Academy) who were in the group to come along side to serve the native teachers in Bethel. Quickly it became obvious the teachers were unfunded with resources, but their passion for their students was inspirational. The team identified some needs that could be met and purchased globes, pens, paper, folders, rulers, and other items that we just take for granted to be in a classroom. This was the first time the school had a globe in a classroom. As you can imagine the difficulty to teach geography without maps or a […]

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BCSP Workshop at RMS

This past week, RMS hosted a Prep Course for the CSP, ASP, CHST, and OSHT certification exams. The course covered universal content that prepared the students for all BCSP exams. We were very pleased with the education and study guides provided to prepare the students for the exams. We had a great turnout and are planning to have another Prep Course this fall. If you are interested in the fall course, contact Leah at leah@rms-safety.com.

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