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Safety Week 2019

Chesterfield, MI, USA - May 6, 2019 -

Construction Safety Week has a mission to strengthen the safety culture and performance in the construction industry by creating a community focused on sharing best practices, tools and resources. It is through this community that you can learn and bring safety to the table in your own organization, creating an open dialog to learn and grow.

Plan your events.

Have questions about how you can make your work site safer? Contact Premier Safety today at 800.962.7837 to work with one of our experts!


Premier Safety's Corporate Culture Recognized Best in Class at Annual AA-ISP Awards

Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 18, 2019 -

Premier Safety nominated as a top company for corporate culture at the 2019 AA-ISP awards in Chicago, IL.

Premier Safety, a single source provider for safety and environmental solutions, selected as a top three company for corporate culture at annual AA-ISP conference.

“Being selected as a top three company for corporate culture is truly an honor,” stated Lisa Hubbard, Vice President of Digital Sales and Marketing at Premier Safety, this year’s recipient of the AA-ISP Spirit Award. “We have great momentum going and are looking at building on our successes. We have a vibrant mix of personalities and backgrounds working together every day to exceed customer’s expectations. Long term plan is to double or triple our inside sales team in our Urbandale, Iowa office.”

The corporate culture award, determined by internal employees and clients, is to recognize organizations that place a high value on people and the human aspect of sales. Nominees must maintain a consistent program for rewarding and recognizing the contribution employees make in driving the success of the organization. Overall, the company must be known as a positive, exciting, and enjoyable place to work.

“We have been diligently working on developing a best-in-class corporate culture so being selected as one of the top companies for corporate culture validated our efforts,” said Larry Smith, President of Premier Safety. “In doing so we can attract top tier employees at all our locations throughout the Unites States and Canada.”

Trusted by leading companies for their instrumentation and personal protection equipment (PPE) needs, Premier Safety provides safety expertise in a vast array of industries including construction, food & beverage, manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation, utilities, and more. For more information about Premier Safety and it’s full line of products & services, visit: PremierSafety.com.

About Premier Safety

Premier Safety partners with the highest quality companies to help our customers protect their people, communities, and environment from natural and man-made hazards. Premier Safety endeavors to be a single source safety provider. They sell, rent, fix, calibrate, and service a wide range of equipment and is backed by the most experienced team in the industry. Premier Safety helps their customers select exactly what they need and supports them as a partner. For more information visit PremierSafety.com!


Premier Safety's Corporate Culture Recognized Best in Class at Annual AA-ISP Awards

Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 18, 2019 -

Premier Safety nominated as a top company for corporate culture at the 2019 AA-ISP awards in Chicago, IL.

Premier Safety, a single source provider for safety and environmental solutions, selected as a top three company for corporate culture at annual AA-ISP conference.

“Being selected as a top three company for corporate culture is truly an honor,” stated Lisa Hubbard, Vice President of Digital Sales and Marketing at Premier Safety, and this year's winner of the AA-ISP Spirit Award. “We have great momentum going and are looking at building on our successes. We have a vibrant mix of personalities and backgrounds working together every day to exceed customer’s expectations. Long term plan is to double or triple our inside sales team in our Urbandale, Iowa office.”

The corporate culture award, determined by internal employees and clients, is to recognize organizations that place a high value on people and the human aspect of sales. Nominees must maintain a consistent program for rewarding and recognizing the contribution employees make in driving the success of the organization. Overall, the company must be known as a positive, exciting, and enjoyable place to work.

“We have been diligently working on developing a best-in-class corporate culture so being selected as one of the top companies for corporate culture validated our efforts,” said Larry Smith, President of Premier Safety. “In doing so we can attract top tier employees at all our locations throughout the Unites States and Canada.”

Trusted by leading companies for their instrumentation and personal protection equipment (PPE) needs, Premier Safety provides safety expertise in a vast array of industries including construction, food & beverage, manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation, utilities, and more. For more information about Premier Safety and it’s full line of products & services, visit PremierSafety.com.

About Premier Safety

Premier Safety partners with the highest quality companies to help our customers protect their people, communities, and environment from natural and man-made hazards. Premier Safety endeavors to be a single source safety provider. They sell, rent, fix, calibrate, and service a wide range of equipment and is backed by the most experienced team in the industry. Premier Safety helps their customers select exactly what they need and supports them as a partner. For more information visit PremierSafety.com!


National Work Zone Awareness Week

Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 8, 2019 -

Today kicks off the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), April 8th-12th. Its goal is to spread the message of work zone safety. This year's theme: Drive Like You Work Here.

Learn more here!

Find Events here!


Hard Hats Celebrate 100 Years

Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 4, 2019 -

As safety culture in workplaces across the globe continues to grow, it's hard to imagine a worksite without PPE protection such as hard hats. Don McLoud shares the invention and history of the hard hat, starting back in 1919, thanks to E.W. Bullard.

Read more here!


Canadian Occupational Safety’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 2, 2019 -

Premier Safety is excited to announce that it has been nominated for Safety Equipment Supplier/Distributor for the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Help us be number 1! Please take a moment and vote for Premier Safety here. Voting runs until April 23rd, 2019.


OSHA's Final Rule - General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

Chesterfield, MI, USA - March 18, 2019 -

OSHA updated rules for the GI Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards with a goal of increasing workplace safety and to allow companies more flexibility in selecting safety equipment for fall protection.

Make sure you're up to OSHA standards:

    May 17th, 2017
  • Ensuring exposed workers are trained on fall hazards
  • Ensuring workers who use equipment covered by the final rule are trained
  • November 20th, 2017
  • Inspecting and certifying permanent anchorages for rope descent systems
  • November 19th, 2018
  • Installing personal fall arrest or ladder safety systems on new fixed ladders over 24 feet and on replacement ladders/ladder sections, including fixed ladders on outdoor advertising structures
  • Ensuring existing fixed ladders over 24 feet, including those on outdoor advertising structures, are equipped with a cage, well, personal fall arrest system, or ladder safety system
  • November 18th, 2036
  • Replacing cages and wells (used as fall protection) with ladder safety or personal fall arrest systems on all fixed ladders over 24 feet (November 18, 2036)

More Information from OSHA

OSHA Fact Sheet

View our full line of fall protection equipment here or call our team of experts today at 800-962-7837.


International Women's Day

Chesterfield, MI, USA - March 8, 2019 -

Happy International Women's Day from everyone at Premier Safety! According to IWD, this year's theme #BalancedforBetter is a year-long campaign focused on gender-balance in all areas including, but not limited to, government, employees and sports coverage. The campaign states that "gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive."

Learn more about IWD here.

You can also check out a variety of women's organizations:

And meet some of the women of FDNY!.

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2018


Acromag Signal Splitter/Duplicators

Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 11, 2018 -

Acromag extended their line of software-programmable signal splitters for increased versatility, adding great value.

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Premier Safety Launches new eCommerce Platform & Website

Chesterfield, MI, USA - March 19, 2018 -

Customers like you have spoken and we have listened. The demand for online ordering is greater than ever, so we have significantly improved premiersafety.com to make it easier to find the products you need.

Expect a streamlined ordering experience, along with enhanced support from our technical experts to ensure you order the right solutions the first time — so you don’t have to worry about returns. It’s much more than an online ordering portal; it’s a one-stop source for workplace safety products and expertise!

New features include:

  • Enhanced product search — helps you find exactly what you’re looking for
  • Expanded chat capabilities — staffed by technical experts on every product we carry
  • Access to 25,000 SKUs
  • Competitive pricing
  • Robust tools to recommend products to meet your requirements

  • Together with the experienced technical team we have in place and the support of our trusted manufacturers, these new digital tools will allow us to work with you on a whole new level. Think of us as an extension of your team, here to help you improve safety outcomes.

    We understand that the suppliers of the future must continue to serve customers in new ways, and that means understanding and adapting to your changing needs. Rest assured that we are committed to keeping pace with those changes at every level of the Premier Safety team.

    We invite you to check out our new website and see all the improvements that will make online ordering convenient for you. It’s part of our continuing commitment to create an experience that will keep you coming back to Premier Safety.

    If you have any questions, please contact us anytime. We’re only a call, click or email away

    Visit: www.premiersafety.com
    Call: 1-800-962-7837
    Email: info@premiersafety.com

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    KEEP YOUR WORKFORCE SAFE.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - September 4, 2019 -

    Safety is everyone’s responsibility and worksite safety is always in season. According to OSHA, employers have the responsibility to provide a safe and healthful workplace that is free from serious recognized hazards. OSHA estimates that each year 6,000 employees in the United States die from workplace injuries while another 50,000 die from illnesses caused by exposure to workplace hazards. In addition, 6 million workers suffer non-fatal workplace injuries at an annual cost to U.S. businesses of more than $125 billion. It is because of this, and to preserve human life and resources, that effective job safety adds value to the workplace.

    While some states have enacted occupational safety and health laws, all standards are at least as effective as those under federal law. Employers must provide employees with jobs and a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm. Examples of requirements include:

    • Providing well-maintained tools and equipment, including appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Providing medical examinations
    • Providing training required by OSHA standards
    • Submitting accident reports to OSHA that result in fatalities within 8 hours
    • Reporting accidents resulting with in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss to OSHA within 24 hours
    • Keeping records of work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses

    As an employee, it is your duty to contribute to workplace safety, help prevent exposure to health hazards, as well as comply with all OSHA requirements that apply to your position. Premier Safety can outfit your workerswith the gear they need from leading suppliers such as Honeywell, MSA and Pyramex. We offer quality Hi-Vis and can personalize your orders with a logo. Plus, we’ll help protect crew members who are making confined space repairs with monitors and kits that keep them safer.

    Whatever your crew needs this fall, you’ll find it at Premier Safety. We’re your one-stop source for top-of-the-line safety and environmental apparel and equipment.

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    Not sure what you need? Contact Premier Safety today at 800.962.7837 for a free consultation with one of our experts.


    Rent. Return. Repeat.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - August 8, 2019 -

    Premier Safety offers stress-free rental options. We offer hundreds of rental assets – and you can rent by the day, week or month. We even offer competitive rates for long-term leasing.

    Renting: The Smart Choice

    • Air Sampling Pumps
    • Breather Air
    • Escape Breathing Air
    • Supplied Air
    • Dust Monitors
    • Fall Protection Equipment
    • Fit Testing Equipment
    • Gas Monitors
    • Noise Protection
    • Head Stress Equipment
    • PID/FID
    • Water Quality
    • and more!

    Renting can be an easy, flexible option with great bottom-line benefits. Lower cost. Zero maintenance. Easy returns. We make planning out your rental needs easy. Our employees have been in the field, measuring wells, in sewers, under busy roads strapped to supplied-air units, or even in the thick of multi-alarm fires, relying on a SCBA to get them home. We know the importance of working with reliable equipment, and we know the best equipment for a given application. Not only do we provide you with equipment you can trust, we offer solutions to help make a difference. Our factory-trained lab technicians receive ongoing training to ensure the equipment we rent consistently meets the manufacturer’s specifications.

    Rent Now

    Own equipment that needs to be serviced?

    We provide comprehensive service for environmental instruments and respiratory equipment, including warranty work and preventative maintenance programs. Our factory-trained technicians restore all equipment to meet or exceed manufacturer’s specifications, and we provide complete service documentation on all work!

    We Provide Service for:

    • Air Compressors
    • Breather Boxes
    • Gas Detection Equipment
    • Indoor Air Quality Equipment
    • Tripod & Winch Fall Arrest Systems
    • Ventilators
    • Heat Stress Equipment
    • Photo-Ionization Detectors (PID)
    • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
    • Fit Testers
    • and more!

    We want to make sure you are always well-equipped to do your work. While we are servicing your equipment to like-new condition, you can rent an equivalent product (if available) from us for 50% OFF the list rental price.

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    All Hands In.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - July 1, 2019 -

    Gain the upper hand on safety. Employers are required by OSHA to ensure employees use appropriate hand protection when they are exposed to hazards such as severe cuts or lacerations, severe abrasions, punctures, chemical burns, thermal burns and harmful temperature extremes. Since there are so many hazards in the workplace that impact worker’s hands, it can make finding the correct pair of gloves difficult. According to OSHA appropriate hand protection should be selected based on the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the hazard and potential hazards identified.

    The right protection so you won’t be left in danger.

    There are many types of gloves available today to protect against a wide variety of hazards. OSHA categorizes gloves as follows:

    • Sturdy gloves made from metal mesh, leather or canvas provide protection against cuts and burns.
    • Fabric and coated fabric gloves are made of cotton or other fabric to provide varying degrees of protection from dirt, slivers, chafing and abrasions, and can have slip-resistant qualities.
    • Chemical-resistant gloves are made with different kinds of rubber: natural, butyl, neoprene, nitrile and fluorocarbon; or various kinds of plastic. Generally, the thicker the glove material, the greater the chemical resistance. Beware: thick gloves can impair grip and dexterity, having a negative impact on safety.

    What's your fit?

    Be sure you and your crew inspect your hand protection before each use. Keep an eye out for defects that would make them ineffective, such as tears or punctures. Inspections can be done visually, or by filling the gloves water and looking for pinhole leaks. Are your gloves discolored or stiff? They may have become defective from standard wear-and-tear, or chemicals they have been in contact with. Any gloves deemed to be ineffective should be discarded and replaced. When using chemical-resistant gloves, be sure to take extra time to inspect prior to reuse, taking into consideration what chemicals the gloves may have absorbed.

    Premier Safety is your source for top-of-the-line hand protection from leading suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment, like PIP and West Chester.

    Shop Hand Protection

    Need to determine your glove size? Use this Sizing Chart before ordering!

    To see our full line of head protection equipment, visit PremierSafety.com or give us a call at 800.962.7837.


    Get a Head Start

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - June 5, 2019 -

    Protecting your crew from potential hazards, especially head injuries, on the job site are key to any safety program. Employers must ensure head protection is worn if:

    • Objects might fall from above and strike them on the head
    • Employees might bump their heads against fixed objects, such as exposed pipes or beams
    • There is a possibility of accidental head contact with electrical hazards

    Protective helmets or hard hats should:

    • Resist penetration by objects
    • Absorb the shock of a blow
    • Be water-resistant and slow burning
    • Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband

    Employers should ensure employees wear hard hats that provide appropriate protection against potential workplace hazards. Be sure to understand all potential hazards when selecting gear for your crew. Hard hats are divided into three industrial classes:

    • Class A provides impact and penetration resistance along with limited voltage protection (up to 2,200 volts).
    • Class B provides the highest level of protection against electrical hazards, with high-voltage shock and burn protection (up to 20,000 volts). It also protects from impact and penetration hazards by flying/falling objects.
    • Class C provides lightweight comfort and impact protection but offers no protection from electrical hazards
    • “Bump Hats” are designed for areas where protection is needed from head bumps and lacerations. These are not designed to protect against falling or flying objects and are not ANSI approved.

    Ensure your crew’s head protection fits properly. When head protection is too large, or too small, it will not properly protect the user. A proper fitting hard hat should not bind, slip, fall off or irritate the skin. Is your crew needing more protection? Some protective headgear allows for the use of various accessories to help employees deal with changing environmental conditions, such as slots for earmuffs, safety glasses, face shields and mounted lights. Optional brims may provide additional protection from the sun and some hats have channels that guide rainwater away from the face.

    Premier Safety is your source for top-of-the-line head protection from leading suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment, like MSA.

    Shop Head Protection

    To see our full line of head protection equipment, visit PremierSafety.com or give us a call today at 800.962.7837.


    Respiratory Protection

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - May 1, 2019 -

    According to OSHA, over 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces across the US. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments and harmful contaminants. Without respirators, these hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death.

    There are two basic ways respirators protect. The first removes contaminants from the air. These include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne particles, and air-purifying respirators that filter out chemicals and gases. The second type of respirator supplies clean, respirable air from another source. These include airline respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

    OSHA suggests using engineering controls to assist in respiratory protection. In addition, many workplaces are required to provide appropriate respirators, ensure their crews are wearing, and have a protection program that complies to OSHA standards

    Respirator cartridges don’t last forever!

    Ensure your crew’s safety by implementing a respirator cartridge change schedule. Determining the useful life of a cartridge should be a priority when working to maintain your crew’s safety. To determine a cartridge’s service life, OSHA recommends 3 methods:

    • Conduct experimental tests – using an Industrial Hygienist or outside consultant.
    • Use manufacturer’s recommendations – referencing information such as airborne contaminants and their concentrations, humidity, and work rate.
    • Use a math model – examples include: Wood Math Model Table, Gerry O. Wood Mathematical Model, or Yoon-Nelson Mathematical Model.

    Premier Safety is here to keep your workers protected from respiratory hazards. We offer top of the line equipment from manufacturers such as Honeywell and MSA. Not sure which gear is best for your team? Our team of industry experts offer FREE consultations to ensure you and your crew have the right respiratory equipment.

    Shop Respiratory Protection

    We are your single source for safety. See all our safety products at PremierSafety.com or give us a call today at 800.962.7837.


    Beat the Heat!

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 3, 2019 -

    Working in hot weather and direct sunlight, such as construction, oil and gas well operations, emergency response operations, and hazardous waste sites, increases the risk of heat-related injuries and illnesses.

    When your crew is working in a hot environment their bodies must get rid of excess heat. If the body cannot get rid of this heat it stores it causing the body’s core temperature to rise and the heart rate to increase. Illnesses caused by excessive exposure to heat include heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These illnesses may cause your employees to lose concentration and have difficulty focusing on a task. Your crew may become irritable or sick. Next stages may involve fainting and even death if the employee is not cooled down! Exposure to heat also increases the risk of injuries caused by sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, dizziness, and burns from hot surfaces.

    The Heat Index is an easy tool to use when your crew is working outside during the summer. Heat Index considers both temperature and humidity. Watching this will help you better plan protective measures for your crew. It is important to note this measurement does not take direct sunlight into consideration like Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) does.

    Heat Index Risk Level Protective Measures
    < 91°F Lower (caution) Basic heat safety and planning
    91°F - 103°F Moderate Implement precautions and heightened awareness
    103°F - 115°F High Additional precautions to protect workers
    > 115°F Extreme Triggers even more aggressive protective measures

    Heat related injuries and fatalities are preventable. Wearing the appropriate PPE is especially important during summer’s heat. PPE must perform correctly to protect your workers and be as breathable and comfortable as possible in doing so.

    Premier Safety keeps your workers protected with our top-of-the-line hot weather PPE from leading suppliers such as Ergodyne, Sqwincher & OccuNomix. If you’re not sure which gear is best for your team, don’t sweat it! Our team of industry experts offer FREE consultations to ensure you and your crew have the right hot weather equipment.

    Shop Hot Weather Gear

    We are your single source for safety. See all our safety products at PremierSafety.com or give us a call today at 800.962.7837.


    Fall protection isn't an option. It's a necessity.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - March 6, 2019 -

    Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Falls are sudden, unexpected, and potentially deadly events on the jobsite. Fortunately, with the right fall protection gear, many of these incidents can be prevented.

    Employers must take measures in their workplace to prevent falls. Any time your crew is working on ladders, roofs, overhead platforms, or near holes, they need adequate fall protection. And it doesn’t take much fall distance to generate a serious injury: OSHA requires fall protection if your team is working as little as four feet above a lower level—or anytime they’re working above dangerous equipment or machinery, regardless of distance.

    To prevent employees from being injured from falls, employers must:

    • Guard every floor hole into which a worker can accidentally walk (using a railing and toe-board or floor hole cover).
    • Provide a guardrail and toe-board around every elevated open sided platform, floor or runway.
    • Regardless of height, if a worker can fall into or onto dangerous machines or equipment (such as a vat of acid or a conveyor belt) employers must provide guardrails and toe-boards to prevent workers from falling and getting injured.
    • Other means of fall protection that may be required on certain jobs include safety harnesses and lines, safety nets, stair railings and handrails.

    Premier Safety makes it easy to get your crew the gear they need to stay safe. We’re your single source for all safety equipment needs. We offer top-of-the-line fall protection from leading suppliers such as 3M, Honeywell and MSA, and our team of industry experts can advise you on the equipment your worksite needs—FREE.

    Shop Fall Protection

    View our full line of fall protection equipment at PremierSafety.com or give us a call today at 800-962-7837.

    Did You Know?

    Fall protection general requirements were the most cited violations in the last two years.


    Invest in Instrumentation

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - February 6, 2019 -

    Organizations across North America use instrumentation on a day-to-day basis to protect their employees from a variety of hazards. To protect these legally required, and worth-while investments, it’s important that each instrument is maintained and functioning properly before use.

    According to OSHA, instrument inaccuracy is often due to improper or irregular maintenance and calibration. Exposing employees to hazardous levels of toxic gases or to an oxygen-deficient atmosphere can cause:

    • serious injuries or illness, and even death
    • flammable gas explosions
    • destruction of property

    Gas detection instruments are some of the most popular instrumentation used on the job site, today. Ensure your instruments are detecting gas accurately and reliably by testing it against a known concentration of gas.

    Bump Tests, Calibration Checks & Full Calibrations – OH MY!

    Bump Tests, or Function Checks, are when a challenge gas is passed over the sensor(s) at a concentration and exposure time to activate all alarm settings. The purpose of this check is to confirm that gas can get to the sensor(s) and that all the instrument's alarms are functional. The bump test or function check does not provide a measure of the instrument's accuracy.

    Calibration Checks and Full Calibrations are used to verify direct-reading portable gas monitors are measuring accurately.

    A calibration check verifies that the sensor(s) and alarms respond within the manufacturer's acceptable limits by exposing the instrument to a test gas.

    If the calibration-check results are not within the acceptable range, the operator should request a full calibration. A full calibration adjusts the instrument's reading to coincide with a known concentration of test gas.

    To help determine when an instrument is requiring maintenance, or should be replaced, OSHA recommends employers keeping calibration records for the life of each instrument.

    Shop Instrumentation

    Premier Safety sells & rents all the instrumentation your team needs to keep safe. Have instrumentation that needs to be maintained or serviced? Look no further! Premier Safety is happy to offer service and maintenance by the best technician team in the industry.

    Whatever safety instruments you may need, our team is ready to partner with you to find a solution to whatever problem you may face. Contact Premier Safety today at 800.962.7837 to discuss your instrumentation needs or book your service!

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    Did You Know?

    Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. An estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers' compensation for hearing loss disability.


    New Year, New Safety PPE

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - January 2, 2019 -

    Start the new year off right and resolve to have a safer 2019. Employers have a responsibility to safeguard employees by supplying safe tools and equipment, and ensuring this equipment is properly maintained. Additionally, employers must warn employees of potential hazards with the use of color codes, posters, labels or signs. Confirming your crew’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is fully functional and in complete compliance with OSHA will help minimize the number of recordable injuries and illnesses your organization must report.

    OSHA defines a recordable injury or illness as any work-related injury or illness:

    • resulting in a fatality
    • resulting in loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job.
    • requiring medical treatment beyond first aid.
    • resulting in a diagnosed case of cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones or teeth, or punctured eardrums.

    While you’re double checking your team’s PPE, make sure your crew is up to date in training about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and OSHA standards that apply to their workplace. Educated workers increase safety in your workplace. Using OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool can help you identify and control safety and health hazards in your organization.

    The Top 3 violations seen by OSHA in fiscal year 2018 are as follows:
    3. Scaffolds - General Requirements: 1926.451, with 3,336 violations
    2. Hazard Communication: 1910.1200, with 4,552 violations
    1. Fall Protection - General Requirements: 1926.501, with 7,720 violations

    Not sure what you need? Contact Premier Safety today at 800-962-7837 for a FREE PPE evaluation.

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    It's time to celebrate (worksite safety!)

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - December 12, 2018 -

    Don’t let thoughts of holiday plans and activities distract your crew from the task at hand. Worksite safety is always in season—especially if your crew is working in an area where a wintry mix is possible.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2016. While trending down, these statistics can still be improved through diligence on the worksite.

    Winter hazards that can slip by

    • Dropped objects – Tools can accidentally slip through chilled fingers.
    • Hypothermia – Body temperatures can drop without insulated, water repellent clothes.
    • Slippery surfaces – Ladders, scaffolding, rooftops, and driveways can get slick—fast.
    • Darker days – Fewer hours of daylight mean less visibility for your crew.
    • Broken pipes – Cold weather can threaten the integrity of gas and water lines, causing them to leak or burst.

    Safety doesn't take a holiday

    Premier Safety outfits your workers with the gear they need this winter from leading suppliers such as 3M, Honeywell and PIP. We offer Hi-Vis outerwear, insulated gloves, hardhat liners, helmet lights, footwear traction, and lots more. Plus, we’ll help protect crew members who are making confined space repairs with monitors and kits that keep them safer.

    Whatever your crew needs this winter, you’ll find it at Premier Safety. We’re your one-stop source for top-of-the-line safety and environmental apparel and equipment Not sure what you need? Contact Premier Safety today at 800-962-7837 for a FREE consultation with one of our experts.

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    Cold weather gloves? Hand 'em over!

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - November 14, 2018 -

    Winter’s chill can settle deep in your workers’ bones—and that’s especially true for hands and fingers. In cold, wet, and windy conditions, frostbite can occur in as few as 30 minutes. And without the proper gear, the damage can be permanent.

    Tell-tale signs of frostbite

    • Stinging, burning, and numbness
    • Pain, throbbing, an “electric shock” sensation
    • Skin that’s white, then red, blue, and eventually, black
    • Skin that feels hard or stiff

    In addition to monitoring your crew members and allowing them short breaks to warm themselves, outfit them in thermal layers that keeps fingers warm and dry.

    Keep the cold in check with Premier Safety products

    Premier Safety stocks cold weather essentials such as premium grade pigskin or goatskin gloves with toasty thermal linings. Pair them with Ergodyne NFerno warming pack—and your workers’ hands will thank you! And check out our full line of cold weather gear to keep your crew warm from their heads to their feet.

    Not sure what you need? Contact Premier Safety today at 800-962-7837 for a FREE consultation with one of our experts.

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    Fall: the time to be seen!

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - October 3, 2018 -

    As the days grow shorter, your crew’s visibility on the job also decreases. Long shadows and darkened surroundings mean they’re not being seen—and that can mean workplace injuries. Now’s the time to outfit your crew in top quality Hi-Vis apparel while they’re on site, and double check their current gear is still fully functional.

    Did you know...

    • If worn daily, Hi-Vis apparel should be replaced every six months
    • Dirt, stains, and rips can reduce the garment’s visibility
    • Hi-Vis clothes worn at higher elevation get more ultra-violet rays — and wear out quicker
    • Improper laundering, storage, or maintenance can reduce apparel life
    • Hi-Vis is not all the same: Certain jobs require specific colors and reflectivity levels

    OSHA recognizes these hazards and requires workers to wear appropriate footwear on the job.

    Premier Safety looks out for your crew

    Premier Safety offers comfortable, durable apparel to keep your workers visible at factory-direct pricing. Our products are made with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material; proven to be bright, durable and high quality. From knit caps with reflective stripes, to lightweight vests, bomber jackets, waterproof shells, and more, we’re your one-stop resource for the Hi-Vis apparel you need to keep your crews safe, even in limited light.

    Looking for your logo to be added to a garment? Not sure what you need? Contact Premier Safety today at 800-962-7837 for a FREE consultation with one of our experts.

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    Protective Footwear: a step in the right direction.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - September 5, 2018 -

    If you thought work footwear was only about getting the right size in a sturdy boot, think again. The right footwear should be a standard part of your crew’s personal protective equipment (PPE).

    The National Safety Council estimate approximately 120,000 foot injuries occur each year—and many of those result in lost work time. Even without injury, sturdy boots providing ankle stability may be ill-fitted, causing enough pain or irritation to distract workers from the task at hand.

    OSHA mandates protective footwear

    On any given work site, there are numerous obstacles and potential hazards that your crew could encounter, such as:

    • Muddy, oily, or icy surfaces that lead to slips and falls
    • Nails and other sharp objects that puncture footwear
    • Chemical spills that come in contact with skin
    • Exposure to sparks or electrical wiring
    • Falling objects that can crush toes

    OSHA recognizes these hazards and requires workers to wear appropriate footwear on the job.

    Premier Safety helps your workers put their best foot forward

    From waders to traction devices to hazmat boots, Premier Safety has protective footwear from top manufacturers like DUNLOP and Tingley that can help keep your workers safe. Check out our full line of options here.

    Not sure what you need? Contact Premier Safety today at 800-962-7837 for a FREE consultation with one of our experts.

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    Keep your head in the game.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - August 1, 2018 -

    Protecting your workers from any potential hazards on the job-site is important, especially when it comes to head protection. Head injuries can impair a worker for life—and sometimes they’re even fatal.

    In order for your workers to be protected and their hard hats to be effective, hard hats should:

    • Properly fit their head
    • Be resistant to water
    • Absorb the shock of a falling item
    • Be slow to burn
    • Prevent objects from penetrating through
    • Include a chin strap for working at higher elevations

    Wearing the appropriate head protection will protect your workers from situations where they may be at risk with loose objects, bumps to their head, or falling objects. Check with the OSHA criteria to ensure that your workers and their hard hats are following the head protection standards.

    Keep your head safe with Premier Safety’s head protection.

    Premier Safety is your source for top-of-the-line head protection from leading suppliers of personal protective equipment including MSA, PIP and Bullard.

    To see our full line of head protection equipment, visit PremierSafety.com or give us a call at 800-962-7837.

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    Breathe easier with Respiratory Protective Equipment

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - July 2, 2018 -

    If your crews are working in confined spaces or in areas where the air in the workplace is compromised, their very lives depend on equipment that helps them breathe safely.

    When air conditions are hazardous—from smoke, gas, dust, respirable crystalline silica or other toxic pollutants—your crew members can be subjected to illnesses, lung impairments, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, disability and even death.

    OSHA estimates that 5 million workers wear respirators on their job site and that if all crews followed its Respiratory Protection Standard, hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses could be avoided each year. Respiratory Protective Equipment helps protect your workers—by removing contaminants, warning them of dangers, or purifying the air of toxins.

    NEW: OSHA regulations for respirable crystalline silica

    Respirable crystalline silica is created when cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, and crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. OSHA estimates 2.3 million Americans are exposed to silica at work. To help combat the dangers of silica exposure, OSHA issued two new respirable crystalline silica standards: one for construction and one for general industry and maritime. Provisions for the construction standard have been enforced since September 2017, with compliance for the general industry and maritime standard starting June 23, 2018.

    Learn more about what is required under both standards.

    Air quality varies. So does the equipment.

    Respiratory equipment should be chosen according to the task being performed; this is not a situation for cookie-cutter solutions. Depending on the job and its conditions, respiratory equipment could involve:

    • Welding helmets
    • Escape breathing apparatuses
    • Protective masks and respirators
    • Filtration devices
    • Air compressors
    • Air quality test kits
    • and dozens of other system components

    Premier Safety simplifies your search.

    Premier Safety has an extensive selection of respiratory protective equipment from top manufacturers like 3M and MSA that can help keep your workers safe. Check out our full line of options here.

    Not sure what you need? Contact Premier Safety today at 800-962-7837 for a FREE consultation with one of our experts.

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    Can you hear me now?

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - June 6, 2018 -

    What your workers hear—or don’t hear—while on the job-site can be damaging to not only their ears but to their health, too. Exposure to high and even low-level noises can cause permanent hearing loss without proper ear protection.

    Noise protection tips for your workers

    • Wear noise-cancelling headphones
    • Identify work areas with high noise
    • Create temporary barriers to block noise
    • Use the quietest equipment available

    Loud noises not only harm your ears, but can contribute to a reduction in workplace productivity. Keep your workers safe by scheduling regular hearing screenings and using the appropriate ear protection.

    Noise exposure is preventable with Premier Safety’s ear protection.

    Premier Safety is your one-stop shop for all your protective needs. From reusable earplugs to earmuffs, our full line of ear protection will help to reduce noises near and far. Not sure which ear protection pieces are best for your workers? Contact Premier Safety today at 800-962-7837 for a FREE consultation with one of our experts.

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    Beat the summer heat—safely.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - May 9, 2018 -

    Summer days on the job site can mean record-setting high temperatures and a blazing sun—and it’s no time to take a vacation from safety.

    Each year, thousands of workers are exposed to dangerous summer conditions on the job, causing illnesses, and sometimes even death. Protect your crew’s health with these suggestions.

    • Have water easily accessible to your crew.
    • Recognize the signs of heat stroke and exhaustion in workers.
    • Alter work schedules and hours to accommodate high heat hours.
    • Encourage them to use cooling towels during peak heat hours.
    • Provide them with warm weather personal protective equipment (PPE)

    Wearing the appropriate PPE is especially important during summer’s heat, when it’s too easy to say, “It’s too hot to wear that. Just this once I’ll go without.”

    PPE has to perform correctly to protect your workers, and, if possible, be as breathable and comfortable as possible in doing so.

    Premier Safety keeps your workers protected with our top-of-the-line hot weather PPE from leading suppliers such as Ergodyne Sqwincher, 3M & OccuNomix. If you’re not sure which gear is best for your team, don’t sweat it! Our team of industry experts offer FREE consultations to ensure you and your crew have the right warm weather equipment.

    We are your single source for safety. See all our safety products at PremierSafety.com, or give us a call today at 800-962-7837.

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    Fall protection isn't an option. It's a necessity.

    Chesterfield, MI, USA - April 25, 2018 -

    Falls are sudden, unexpected, and potentially deadly events on the job site. Fortunately, with the right fall protection gear, many of these incidents can be prevented.

    Any time your crew is working on ladders, roofs, overhead platforms, or near holes, they need adequate fall protection. And it doesn’t take much fall distance to generate a serious injury: OSHA requires fall protection if your team is working just four feet above a lower level—or anytime they’re working above dangerous equipment or machinery, regardless of distance.

    Depending on the job, your workers might need:

    • Safety harnesses that protect workers from missteps
    • Positioning device systems for those working on form-work
    • Lifeline kits that allow hands-free movement
    • Confined space entry systems that let workers safely get in—or out

    Premier Safety makes it easy to get your crew the gear they need to stay safe. We're your single source for all equipment safety needs. We offer top-of-the-line fall protection from leading suppliers such as MSA and Honeywell, and our team of industry experts can advise you on the quipment your work-site needs—FREE.

    View our full line of fall protection equipment at PremierSafety.com, or give us a call today at 800-962-7837.

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    Fit Testing - Love It or Hate It, Fit Testing is Mandatory Strap on the respirators and facepieces and let the fit testing begin! OSHA now requires all healthcare employers perform annual fit testing and follow the OSHA standard 1910.134. Much like your annual birthday party and Thanksgiving dinner, fit testing will now be an annual ritual followed by healthcare employers. However for many healthcare employees, fit testing falls side by side with their annual spring cleaning, an unpleasant and timely task.

    How it all began...
    The mandatory fit testing debate has been an ongoing battle for quite some time. It all began in 1997 when OSHA proposed a rule that included provisions for fit testing designed to control tuberculosis in healthcare institutions. In 2003, OSHA announced they would apply the General Industry Respiratory Standard to tuberculosis, including fit testing. Finally in 2004, OSHA announced that fit testing would be mandatory for all healthcare employers. Opposed to the mandate, Congressman Roger Wicker introduced a rider to the Appropriations Bill (known as the Wicker Amendment) that would prohibit OSHA from enforcing fit testing for respirators designed to protect health care workers against tuberculosis. However, on July 11th, the Wicker Amendment failed approval by the Appropriations Committee with a party-line vote of 38-27.

    Wicker Amendment Misconceptions...
    To many healthcare employers, the Wicker Amendment was a pleasant addition that meant less complaining from employees and more money saved. However, the Wicker Amendment held many misconceptions.

    • Wicker Amendment only prohibited annual fit testing for tuberculosis, not other diseases such as SARS, Avian Bird Flu, etc.
    • States under state OSHA agencies had to follow state standards, not general OSHA standards.
    • The Wicker Amendment prohibited OSHA from requiring annual fit testing. Initial fit testing was still mandatory.

    Moving forward...
    Love it or hate it, healthcare employers are now required to perform annual fit testing, following the OSHA standard 1910.134, including fit testing. To lessen the burden, employers may perform Qualitative fit testing, rather than Quantitative. Qualitative fit testing may be performed relatively quickly and easily, by using an agent which may be detected by a test subject due to its distinct taste or smell.

    PAPR Systems that don't require fit testing...
    You may consider respirators that don't require fit testing, such as the Bullard Powered Air Purifying System with a loose-fitting facepiece or hood. The Bullard PA20 PAPR with a 20LFL loose-fitting facepiece provides superior protection, comfort and value for infection control healthcare professionals, and eliminates the need for fit testing. Bullard loose-fitting facepieces are latex free and have a large filtering area that requires less frequent change outs. Able to accommodate facial hair, eyewear and stethoscopes, Bullard facepieces are also reusable. For more information on fit testing or Bullard PAPRs and loose-fitting facepeices, email us at info@premiersafety.com or call us 1-800-962-7837.

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    Stop Use & Recall Notice - UPDATE AND SOLUTION - 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back SRL (ANSI Version Only)

    September 4th,2019

    On July 25, 2019 3M Fall Protection announced an immediate stop use and recall of all 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge SRLs and 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back SRLs. On August 6, 2019, 3M announced it had resolved the partial deployment of the energy absorber on the ANSI version of the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge SRLs and identified units that could be repaired at that time.


    As of September 4, 2019, 3M Fall Protection is pleased to announce that the repair solution also now available for the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back SRLs (part numbers 3101653, 3101659, and 3101692).


    A unit is safet to use if it has a green check mark on the front label of the unit. The green check mark means the unit has either been repaired or has come from the factory with the revision and is certified for its intended use.


    The Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back SRLs are now certified to ANSI Z359.14 and once repaired are safe to return to service for their intended use. Note that the cash option is no longer available for owners/users of these units for which a solution is now available as of September 4, 2019. The cash option remains available until a solution has been certified for the remaining affected SKUs.


    3M will continue to update the SKU list to indicate which units can be repaired as more versions of these products are tested and certified. For more information regarding the original Stop Use and Recall Notice and all Updates including a complete list of affected SKUs, see www.nanolokedgerecall.com.


    Please immediately forward the original Notice together with this Update to any of your customers/users who have purchased 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge SRLs and 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back SRLs from you and ask them to read and comply with this Notice and Update immediately.


    If you have any questions about this process or the affected products, please email 3MUSFPServiceAction@mmm.com.



    MANDATORY STOP USE NOTICE (Immediate Stop use Required) - Honeywell Industrial Safety - Miller MightEvac, MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifeline End-Users

    August 23, 2019


    Please read, review and follow the instructions in this notice carefully.

    WARNING! All recipients of this mandatory stop use notice must read, understand and follow all instructions. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.


    At Honeywell, our mission is to be the global leader in personal protective equipment with innovative solutions that protect and save lives. In line with our commitment to our mission statement, we are writing to inform you of potentially non-conforming brake components in certain models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) ranges manufactured within a specific timeframe. While there have been NO reported incidents due to this nonconformity, continued use of the product could result in serious injury or death.


    The following information provides detailed instructions on immediate actions you are required to take.


    Products included in this notice must be removed from use:


    This notice only affects the models listed in Table 1, (click here to view table information, see page 3/4) with identified manufacturing dates or recertification dates between October 27, 2016 and October 6, 2018. Models outside of this date range, including new units, are not affected by this notice.


    To determine whether your MightEvac and/or MightyLite Self Retracting Lifeline SRL is affected by this notice, please take the following steps immediately:


    We have already determined a solution for the potential non-conforming brake components for affected models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs), which will require replacement of the break component at our repair center. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and potential business disruption. We urge you to immediately discontinue use of affected units to avoid safety risks.


    Our team is working hard to streamline the return and repair process. Replacement of the break component will be free of charge and at no additional cost to you. We will provide you with more details on the return and replacement process. For questions about how to determine whether your product is affected by this notice, please contact Honeywell at 1-800-873-5242 (option 5) or email hsprepairs@honeywell.com.


    We assure you that no other Miller Fall Protection products are impacted, and they are safe to use.


    Honeywell has been a manufacturer of industrial personal protective safety products for more than 75 years and our customers’ safety is ALWAYS our highest priority.



    Stop Use & Recall Notice - UPDATE AND SOLUTION - 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge SRL (ANSI Versions Only)

    August 6th,2019


    3M Fall Protection is pleased to announce it has resolved the partial deployment of the energy absorber that led to the immediate stop use and recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge SRL issued in North America on July 25, 2019. A robust solution has been identified, tested and certified to the ANSI standard Z359.14. With this solution, the energy absorber of these units will deploy properly under all circumstances of use for which these products are intended. The affected units can now be repaired and safely returned to service. Note: At the time of this update, the solution does not include the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back SRL or the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge Tie Back versions.


    Due to regional regulatory requirements, this solution is currently available ONLY in regions that recognize the ANSI standard. As other regulatory certifications are received, this solution will be made available in those regions. Until these unit have been repaired or replaced, the “Stop Use and Recall” remains in effect and these units must be removed from service. The original Notice and a list of affected products by part number and regulatory standard can be found at www.NanoLokEdgeRecall.com

    You will be contacted by a 3M representative and provided with a listing of all Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge (and Twin-Leg Wrap Back) SRLs sold to you. If you have any of these devices in stock, please return them to 3M Fall Protection for replacement at 3M’s expense. You can contact Customer Service department at 1-833-638-2697 for assistance with this update or email us at 3MUSFPServiceAction@mmm.com


    Update to Stop Use Recall of Nano-Lok Twin SRL Rev 004 (6Aug2019) 8.4.19.pdf



    Stop Use & Recall Notice | IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED | 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines

    3M - July 25, 2019

    3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and 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.

    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 up to $400 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 1-833-638-2697 or 3musfpserviceaction@mmm.com for additional recall information.


    Currently Recommended Alternatives:


    Stop Use & Product Recall | IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED | 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Rope Grab AC202D

    3M - July 25th, 2019

    3M Fall Protection has determined that the 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Mobile/Manual Rope Grab AC202D is incorrectly stamped for use with 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter rope on the exterior body of the unit. This Cobra Rope Grab is certified for use ONLY with 5/8 inch diameter polyester or polypropylene rope. All marketing information and the Instructions for Use (IFU) for this rope grab correctly identify the size of rope to be used as 5/8 inch polyester/polypropylene rope.


    In the event of a fall from height, a Cobra Rope Grab used with 1/2 inch diameter rope may not arrest the fall and could result in serious injury or death to the worker. To remedy this situation, 3M is launching a Stop Use & Product Recall to replace all AC202D and related Cobra Rope Grabs that are stamped 1/2"—3/4" Dia.


    Users/Owners: Immediately stop using and inspect your Cobra Rope Grab as described below:

    • Step 1: Verify the rope diameter is stamped 1/2"—3/4" Dia on the front side of the unit
    • Step 2: Verify the rope grab is stamped PROTECTA COBRA on the front side of the unit
    • Note: If the unit is stamped 5/8 inch diameter OR if the unit has a white label showing 5/8 inch diameter, then the unit is safe to return to normal use (see image on right for correct 5/8” diameter marking).

    If the information in Step 1 and Step 2 is stamped onto the side of the rope grab as illustrated above, remove the unit from service immediately. Owners of AC202D Cobra Rope Grabs can choose one of the following options for each affected rope grab they own:

    • 1. A free, new, properly marked replacement AC202D Cobra Rope Grab; or
    • 2. A check for $100.

    You can provide your contact information directly at www.AC202CobraRecall.com to arrange for the return and replacement of your rope grab at 3M’s expense, or for a $100 check, or you can also contact 3M Customer Service at 1-833-638-2697 or at 3musfpserviceaction@mmm.com.


    3M remains committed to providing quality products and services to our customers. We 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


    Inspection Notice: MSA PFL/SRL Rivets - 2.4m and 2.7 m V-Edge™ Cable PFL, 6m V-Edge™ Cable SRL

    MSA - June 4, 2019

    MSA is issuing this Inspection Notice to inform you that MSA has identified isolated instances of unflared top eyelet rivets in MSA V-Edge 2.4m Twin Leg Cable PFL. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting that you perform the inspection outlined in this notice.


    An unflared top eyelet rivet may eventually begin to dislodge from the PFL. If the rivet begins to dislodge from the PFL, the PFL may not arrest a fall.


    MSA is advising all customers to inspect the rivets per the Instructions in this Notice. Remove from service any PFL or SRL that does not pass the inspection.


    Discontinuation Notice: MSA Link Pro Software

    MSA - May 16, 2019

    MSA Link Pro Software will be discontinued effective June 30, 2019. Learn how to switch to its replacement service (Safety io Grid Fleet Manager) today!


    Details/Background


    In 2018, MSA created a software services subsidiary called Safety io, LLC to provide more holistic safety solutions to customers. Safety io Grid, a cloud-hosted industrial safety platform, simplifies gas detection programs via two exciting services, Live Monitor and Fleet Manager, the latter of which replaces Link Pro.


    What happens to MSA Link Pro support after June 30, 2019?

    1. MSA Link Pro software will no longer be available for download from www.MSAsafety.com.
    2. Updates, security patches, and repairs will no longer be made to the software.
    3. Software will no longer be validated for future Windows 10 operating system releases.
    4. License keys (MSA part numbers 10123938 and 10181412) will no longer be saleable.
    5. MSA Software Support will no longer assist with Link Pro setups. Customers will be informed of Grid Fleet Manager and set up with a service demonstration: http://www.safetyio.com/demo.
    6. Existing MSA Link Pro customers will still be supported but are strongly recommended to transition to Grid Fleet Manager before the discontinuation date.

    Please note: Your MSA Link Pro data can be migrated easily into your Grid account. To expedite this process, please contact the MSA Software Support Team at 1-800-672-2222.


    Phase Out Notice: Workman® Full Body Harness

    MSA - May 16, 2019

    Due to the recent addition to our V-series family, the V-FORM™ Full Body Harness, the Workman Full Body Harness will be officially discontinued by October 2019. While the Workman Harness has been a key part of the MSA family for more than a decade, MSA is confident that the upgrade to the new V-FORM Harness will be welcomed. With its new RaceFORM™ buckle, athletic cut, easy-pull down adjustment, and unique easy inspection stitch pattern, the transition is an easy decision.


    While inventory of high running SKU's is expected to last through September 2019, MSA strongly encourages everyone to begin their upgrade at this time as supply is limited.


    To assist with replacement harness options, please review the corresponding V-FORM Conversion Guide showing Workman Harness part numbers with their corresponding V-FORM Harness alternatives.


    Please note that this conversion table is simply a guide and we encourage everyone to explore all the feature-rich options found on V-FORM Full-Body Harness Bulletin to find the best possible full body harness for your application and comfort needs.


    This phase out includes standard, construction, and stainless-steel Workman Harness models, but excludes Workman Arc Flash Harnesses. These specialty harnesses will continue to be available for users in need of arc flash protection.




    Fit Tester 3000 Announcement

    OHD - May 13, 2019

    The FitTester 3000TM was last manufactured in 2008. The instrument was based on technology that was current in the 1980’s. There have been significant advances in computer communication protocols since the 1980’s. OHD has been able to find ways to keep the FitTester 3000 communicating with computers through those changes, but it appears that we will no longer be able to do this.


    On February 12, 2019, Windows® released significant updates to their Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. These updates interfere with the communication protocol that the FitTester 3000 uses. As a result, the instrument will no longer communicate with computers that have these updates installed. Therefore, OHD will be unable to assist with communication issues with the FitTester 3000.


    The specific updates that were released are Windows 7: KB4489878/KB4489885; Windows 10: KB4487044/KB4487017. Contact your IT for details on when the updates were installed on your computer. OHD will continue to support FitTrack 3.0.1 if the instrument does not lose communication with the computer, and is up to date for its annual calibration requirements. And we will continue to service the instrument, as OHD remains committed to providing support for the Fit Tester 3000 hardware into the foreseeable future.


    Our recommendation would be to upgrade to our newer Quantifit®. OHD will increase the trade-in package to $2,000 through July 30, 2019, for your FitTester 3000. Contact OHD sales for official trade-in pricing.

    View full article here




    Inspection Notice: MSA Latchways Web Personal Fall Limiters (PFLs)

    MSA - May 1, 2019

    MSA is issuing this Inspection Notice to inform you that we have received a field report of an unflared center shaft in an MSA Latchways 10 ft. (3m) Web PFL. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting you perform the inspection outlined in this notice. If subjected to rough handling, an unflared shaft may eventually dislodge completely from the web PFL. If the shaft dislodges completely from the web PFL, the web PFL will continue to pay out and retract during normal use but will not arrest a fall.


    Only versions of MSA Latchways Web PFLs that are 10 ft. (3m) or shorter in length and have yellow inner housings are potentially affected. Cable PFLs are not affected. A list of part numbers and manufacturing dates are included in Appendix A of this Inspection Notice.


    MSA is advising all customers to inspect the center shafts of any MSA Latchways Web PFLs that are 10 ft. (3m) and shorter. Inspect per the Instructions in the attached Notice. Remove from service any web PFL that does not pass inspection.


    Inspection Instructions:

    Perform the following inspection to determine whether or not your web PFL needs to be taken out of service.


    1. Confirm that the web PFL has a yellow inner housing (Figure 1 on the attached Notice). If your web PFL does not have a yellow inner housing, no further action is required.
    2. Inspect the shaft end that is on the same side of the PFL as the yellow inner housing.
      1. Visually inspect the shaft for a flared end as shown in Figure 2 on the attached Notice. If the shaft has an unflared end as shown in Figure 3 on the attached Notice, remove the PFL from service and follow the steps in the "Replacing Affected PFLs" section.
      2. If the PFL is not removed from service in step 2a, perform the following confirmatory test for an unflared end. With no load on the PFL lifeline and while holding the PFL in your hand, push on the end of the shaft on the yellow inner housing side of the PFL as if pushing the shaft out of the hole in the PFL. Some small axial movement of the shaft is normal. If the shaft can be pushed into the PFL and pulled out the other side, remove the PFL from service and follow the steps in the "Replacing Affected PFLs" section.
    3. If there is any question about whether the shaft end meets the criteria above, remove the PFL from service and contact MSA Customer Service.

    Replacing Affected Web PFLs:


    We recognize that this is an inconvenience and, in an effort to minimize any disruption, we pledge to take any replacement actions as expeditiously as possible.


    If you are in possession of web PFLs that have an unflared center shaft, we will provide you with replacements free of charge.


    To receive a replacement, please complete the MSA Latchways Web PFL Return/Replacement Form in the attached Notice and e-mail it to MSA Customer Service at the appropriate e-mail address below. Replacement PFLs will be shipped to you and we will forward you instructions for returning the affected PFLs.

    MSA Customer Service Contact Information:

    If you have questions regarding this Inspection Notice, please contact MSA Customer Service as follows:


    We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause; however, your safety and continued satisfaction with our products is important to us.


    Inspection Notice - 3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ Harnesses - Immediate Action Required

    3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ - April 19, 2019

    3M Fall Protection has learned of the possibility of a manufacturing defect in a dorsal d-ring utilized in ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018. Although there have been no reported incidents involving this condition, a dorsal d-ring with this defect will not support the load in a fall arrest event which could result in serious injury or death. Harnesses manufactured only within this date range require immediate inspection for lot number 09P1 stamped into a dorsal d-ring. We believe that only one harness was manufactured with a defective D-ring, but we urge inspection of all potentially affected harnesses out of an abundance of caution in the interests of worker safety.


    To address the situation, 3M Fall Protection is launching a global Inspection Notice. As set out in the attached Notice, all ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018 require inspection prior to use.


    Please refer to the attached Inspection Notice: April 16th 2019 EN_ES USA Rev B. 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 3MUSFPServiceAction@mmm.com


    3M ExoFit NEX Inspection Notice April 16th 2019 EN_ES USA Rev B
    3M ExoFit NEX Letter to the Distributor April 16th 2019 EN_ES - USA Rev B
    Action Required: Update Regarding E3 Point Propane

    Honeywell - February 4, 2019

    Please review attached Product Safety Notice and take appropriate action with end-users who are utilizing E3Point to detect propane.


    The Product Notice has been modified slightly from an advanced copy you may have received in training. Please download and save this copy.


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