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Personal Energy Absorber & Lanyard CSA standard change

    Jobs change. Technology improves. Equipment evolves.

    All of these developments lead to changes in standards.

    The CSA Group, one of the largest standards development organizations in North America and a leader in safety certification in Canada and the US, released updated standards in 2017 for personal energy absorbers and lanyards. Standard Z259.11-17 still focuses on industrial and commercial products for fall arrest, but has revisions from the previous version, published in 2005.

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  • Inspection Notice MSA Workman™ & V-EDGE™

      Upon investigation of WORKMAN™ MINI PFL units, MSA™ determined that the fall clearance required for units exhibiting this condition may be greater than the fall clearance specified in MSA instruction manuals. As a result, we recommend that an enhanced pre-use inspection be performed as outlined in this notice. Included in this inspection recommendation are the WORKMAN™ MINI PFL and V-EDGE™ WEB 8ft/2.4m PFL. See Appendix A for a part number list.

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    3M™ DBI-SALA Nano-Lok RECALL

      Stop Use & Recall Notice


      3M™ Global versions of Twin Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back models 3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3Mf™ DBI-SALAf™ Nano-Lokf™ edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines. The twin-leg Nano-Lok edge is part of a personal fall protection system and connects two self-retracting lifelines/devices (SRL's/SRD's) directly under the dorsal d-ring of a worker's harness. It is intended to be anchored at foot-level, and is designed for sharp edge applications. The twin-leg Wrap Back Nano-Lok is intended for wrapping around an anchor and incorporates a similar energy absorber. 3M has determined that in the event of a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death. Although there have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, these products must be removed from service immediately.

      To address this situation in the interests of worker safety, 3M is launching a global stop use of the Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL units and is recalling all these units to be repaired or replaced as soon as a solution is identified, tested and certified. In the interim, and until a repair or replacement is available, end-users may elect to receive cash for their returned units as described below. This stop use and recall affects all versions of the Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL's since first introduced in 2013.

      Users/Owners: Immediately stop using your Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL and take these units out of service. Next, go to www. NanoLokEdgeRecall.com and follow the instructions on how to return your unit. As soon as a product solution is available, 3M will either repair or replace your unit and return it to you at 3M's expense. Alternatively, and until a product solution is available, you can elect to receive cash in the amount of $200 USD when you return your unit. As an interim solution for applications requiring 100% continuous connection in leading edge applications with sufficient fall clearance, 3M recommends the DBI-SALA™ EZ-Stop Leading Edge 100% Tie-Off Cable Shock Absorbing Lanyard. You can also contact 3M Customer Service at 1-833-998-2243 or 3mcafpserviceaction@mmm.com for additional recall information.

      Distributors: Please contact our Customer Service department at 1-833-998-2243or email us at 3mcafpserviceaction@mmm.com to obtain a listing of all Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL's sold to you. If you have any of these units in stock, please return them to 3M Fall Protection for credit at 3M's expense. Please immediately forward this Notice to any of your customers/users who have purchased Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL's from you with an urgent request that they read and comply with this Notice.

      3M remains committed to providing quality products and services to our customers. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this situation may cause to you or your customers. We appreciate your continued support of 3M Fall Protection products and services. 3M Fall Protection

    3M DBI-SALA 16 Foot Talon SRL RECALL

      Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action

      IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED 3M™ DBI-SALA ® 16 Foot Talon™ Self Retracting Lifeline Only Affects Lot Codes 12092430 through 18062730

      Dear 3M Fall Protection Distributor:

      3M Fall Protection has detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA ® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Lifelines that are defective due to an assembly error. There have been no reports of 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. To remedy this situation, 3M Fall Protection is launching a global Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action to inspect, and repair or replace all 16 ft. Talon Self-Retracting Lifelines with lot codes 12092430 through 18062730 at no cost to all end users.

      Please refer to the Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action Notice. The Notice provides instructions for end users and contact information if they have any questions or concerns. We ask that you immediately mail, fax or email the attached Notice directly to your customers who have purchased this product, and undertake any other efforts that you believe could help to put this information in the hands of customers or end users.

      Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in reaching your customers with this information.

      Please email any questions you have to 3MCAFPServiceAction@mmm.com.

      September 12, 2018


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      The Portable Fall Arrest Trailer System combines the simplicity of a horizontal rail and trolley system with a portable structure to provide reliable fall protection where it's needed, when it's needed. The trailer-mounted system can be easily transported on the job site. The unit is self-contained and does not require a special vehicle to transport it.

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    DBI-SALA Lad-Saf™ Sleeve Notice

      Please see the attached DBI-SALA™ Lad-Saf Sleeve recall/replacement notice The incidents reported were due to misuse of the traveller and not defects in the sleeve design itself. With the Stop Use/Quarantine notice, and no immediate replacement X2 or X3 sleeves available, this could potentially put many operations out of service, causing site delays and standby costs.
      In order to avoid potential operations downtime and additional delays, you can contact 3M™ Customer Services at 1-800-387-7484, ext 2012, for additional information on the safe use the affected sleeves until replacements can be made available.

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