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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 6/20/11

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Petzl GriGri 2 Belay Device Recall

Petzl has issued an important recall for GriGri 2's falling within a range of serial numbers. Excessive force may cause the handle to jam in the open position, thereby disabling the assisted braking function. The jammed position is shown in the picture to the left.

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Field Safety    Tools & Toys    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 6/7/11

Delorme Inreach Satellite Messenger



Affordable Satellite Texts & SOS?

DeLorme has a new partnership with the reliable Iridium satellite network to offer a two-way satellite GPS communicator. The highlight of the "inReach" device is the ability to both send and receive text messages when paired with an Android smartphone or DeLorme GPS device. It also offers tracking of users and maps.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 6/7/11

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Singing Rock Harnesses Recalled

Singing Rock has announced a recall of certain Crux, Nara and Nemo harnesses. There has been a possible manufacturing defect resulting in decreased waist belt strength. The Crux is a fairly popular model that was the winner of Climbing Magazine's "Editors' Choice" Award.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 5/31/11

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Bell Exodus Bike Helmet Recall

The Bell Exodus full-face bicycle helmet has been recalled due to the potential for the chin-strap buckle to fail. Helmets were sold at Walmart, Amazon.com and, in Canada, at Mountain Equipment Co-op.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/19/11

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Petzl Scorpio Recall EXPANDED

Petzl has EXPANDED it's recall on Scorpio L60 and L60 CK Via Ferreta Layards to include those manufactured up to May 19th, 2011 and issued an alert on its Absorbica industrial/construction energy absorber.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 4/27/11

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Iodine and Alcohol Prep Pad Recall

The Triad group has recalled Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs, Alcohol Swabsticks, and Providine Iodine Prep Pads sold under several brand names. These pads may have dangerous microbial contamination. These products are included in many first aid kits.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 4/27/11

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Atwater Carey 1st Aid Kit Warning

Atwater Carey first aid kits (manufactured by Wisconsin Pharmacal Company) may contain Triad Iodine Prep Pads. The Triad Iodine Prep Pads have been recalled (as have their alcohol prep pads) due to potential contamination with bacteria that could lead to life threatening infections.

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Program Management    
By

Ryan Van Luit

on 4/22/11

Defining Roles & Refining Program Leadership



Defining Roles, Refining Programs

OSI sees a strong trend in performance and safety among organizations, which clearly define roles among all of its employees.  It seems especially important within organizations with frequent staff turnover, seasonal employees, and employees newer to the workforce.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 4/21/11

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CAMP Photon Carabiner Recall

CAMP USA has recalled their Photon Carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws. The recall covers all versions of the Photon including straight, bent, wire, and locking gates. According to the U.S. CPSC: "The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls."

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