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President Message – October 2019

Posted: Oct 14, 2019

Dear Fellow Safety Professionals,

This month I am excited to announce a few committee chairs to round out our Chapter leadership team.

  • Keith Robinson – Government Affairs
  • Maria Scott – Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) stay tuned for future WISE events!
  • Tracy Thompson – Membership Chair
  • Emily Milford – Newsletter Chair

Special thanks to the members above for volunteering in these Chapter roles.

In other Chapter news, we are excited to announce we will sponsor a student member to the future safety leaders conference in November.  Our Student Chapter at Ohio University continues to be a great partnership.  In fact, one of the current Student members Derek Stephens is looking for 5-10 safety professionals that will volunteer to test and provide feedback on his ergonomic calculator tool in their organizations.  Please look at the ergonomic calculator study link in the newsletter for more information.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting.

Sincerely,

Allen Bragg
President, Central Ohio ASSP

Technical Report Guides Safe Operation of Automated Vehicles at Work

Posted: Sep 09, 2019

With auto manufacturers producing more vehicles with automated driving components, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has developed a technical report to help companies safely manage their high-tech fleets. The report identifies key factors that fleet managers should consider when selecting automated vehicles and outlines a plan to assist with their safe operation.

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Stop Use and Recall Notice – 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines

Posted: Aug 01, 2019

3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use a nd product recall of the 3M DBI-SALA Nano-Lok 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.

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