Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cleaning Your Rope…Here’s What the Experts Have to Say

We are often asked, “How should I maintain my rescue equipment – especially rope?” So, we went to our friends at CMC and PMI for the answers.  Keep in mind, however, you should always follow your rope manufacturer’s care and cleaning … Continue reading

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What’s the talk about individual retrieval lines?

Because it is important to keep our readers and students updated, we wanted to share the following information with you. Please note that this issue is not resolved as of this time, and we have a letter submitted to OSHA … Continue reading

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Petzl RECALL

We have learned that Petzl America is recalling about 375,000 shock-absorbing lanyards that were sold worldwide beginning in 2002, according to an announcement on July 12 from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers are advised to stop using the devices … Continue reading

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What about rescue response for fallen workers at height?

We recently received a question about  what constitutes a prompt and capable rescue response for fallen workers at height suspended by their Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS). Question:  My question concerns guidance on the number of rescue/standby team members needed … Continue reading

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1910.147 LOTO vs. 1910.146 Isolation

Question:  If I close and Lockout/Tagout the main valve on the natural gas line supplying a boiler unit – does this satisfy OSHA’s requirement for eliminating the hazard of a permit required confined space? Answer:  No, it does not. You … Continue reading

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Back In Beaumont for Industrial Rescue I/II

Here’s an “ON THE ROAD” segment by Roco Chief Instructor and Director of Training, Dennis O’Connell. I just got back from Beaumont, Texas, where I taught our new 50-hour Industrial Rescue I/II. In this class, we focus on preparing responders for the unique … Continue reading

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