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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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Gleaners of Indiana

This past Friday, RMS employees met at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to help the fight against hunger in Indiana. We were so excited to participate in a great organization that helps over 260,000 Hoosiers! Gleaners distributes food and goods to Hoosiers in 21 counties through over 250 partner agencies. They help over 260,000 residents, which is roughly 1 out of every 8 residents in the 21 counties. Our employees sorted through over 12, 357 pounds of food, which equals 10, 298 meals! Our short visit that day helped us all realize that just the smallest amount of effort can make such a huge impact. To see how you can help Gleaners, click here.            

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New ANSI Standard Proposed for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

The new ANSI A92 standard is set for publication.  This standard will cover the design, operation and training of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP).  Here are some of the changes that are expected to be included in the new standard:   DESIGN REQUIREMENTS   New MEWP’s must be manufactured with load sensing devices that sound an alarm and disable the machine if the maximum rated load capacity is exceeded. New machines must be manufactured with a tilt sensor that disable the equipment if it’s operated on slopes that exceed the maximum allowed pitch. Newly manufactured lifts will be rated and marked for indoor and/or outdoor use. MEWP’s rated for outdoor use will likely weigh more, be prohibited for use in winds over 28 mph, and have a reduced load capacity. Access areas will need to be guarded by a rigid spring-loaded gate instead of chains. A toe-board will need to […]

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July’s Unsafe Photos

                   

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You Are Not An Attorney, But You Need To Think Like One – John Lindenschmidt

Our CEO, John Lindenschmidt, was recently published in this months Building Excellence publication. Read below to see what he has to say about being prepared for a legal case.

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Firework Safety for 2018

The Fourth of July is just a week away! Make sure you prepare the right way to stay safe and unharmed. For more information from Indiana.gov,  click here.  +        

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Insects to Stay Clear of This Season

Ticks: This season is shaping up to be a very active season for ticks. Last year, there were over 250 cases of tick-borne illnesses, the most common being Lyme disease. Lyme disease my affect the nervous system, thinking abilities, and memory, as well as other physical symptoms. They tend to be found on high grass, low brush or shrubs, where they can easily jump on a passing animal or human. Mosquitoes: Did you know there are over 3,000 (176 recognized in the United States) species of mosquitoes, but only a handful of those species actively hunt humans? And even then, only female mosquitoes feed on blood? Over one-million people worldwide die from mosquito-born diseases every tear, from over 17 different types of diseases. The common symptoms resulting from a mosquito bite are red bumps and itchy skin, which is actually your body’s reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. Mosquitoes are commonly […]

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