Photo Credits

Scouting Victoria Falls

Kayakers scout below Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya locally) on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

© Michael Long : http://www.michaellongphoto.com/

Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 2/9/16

Black Diamond Runner Recall



Recall: BD Carabiners, Quickdraws, Nylon Runners

Black Diamond voluntarily issued a recall of carabiners/quickdraws because of the possibility of defects in the gate that could cause the carabiners to fail or function incorrectly, and a recall of nylon runners because of a possibility that the runners are not load-bearing and will fail under standard use. Model numbers and years are specified.

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By

OSI Staff

on 1/12/16

Montana Wilderness School



MWS Hiring

Montana Wilderness School is hiring for 2016! OSI is proud to be a founding sponsor of this great program and we encourage all quality staff to apply. Positions include Logistics Coordinator and Backpacking and Paddling Instructors and Assistant Instructors.

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Field Safety    Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Gennifre Hartman

on 11/10/15

Classroom Teaching



International Programming

Thinking about broadening your program to international destinations? Already venturing beyond national borders? There's much to consider, and OSI consultant and international program specialist Gennifre Hartman helps steer you in the right direction.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/31/15

Avui-Q



Recall: Auvi-Q

Sanofi US issues voluntary recall of all Auvi-Q® epinephrine auto-injectors due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery.

Customers should immediately contact their healthcare provider (HCP) for a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector. In the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), patients should only use their Auvi-Q device if another epinephrine auto-injector is not available, and then call 911 or local medical emergency services.

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Field Safety    Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/13/15

MRMC



Midwest Risk Management Symposium

OSI is happy to share the announcement for the 2015 Midwest Risk Management Symposium. OSI attended this great event in its kickoff years and it has proven from the start to be remarkably valuable, especially for the Midwest region leaders of risk management in the outdoor field.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/1/15

Front Disc



Recall: Bikes with Quick Release Lever & Front Disc Brakes

Thirteen manufacturers and distributors recall 1.5 million bicycles equipped with front disk brakes and quick release lever. An open quick release lever can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/23/15

Fissure



Warning Notice: FIXE Anchors

FIXE (Tech Rock) issued a warning for faulty anchors due to stress corrosion cracking. This is important because FIXE is a leading manufacturer of anchors, and they are widely used. FIXE cannot limit the problem to one single production batch and all top chain anchors of the manufacturer made of stainless steel may be affected.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/14/15

DMM Carabiners



Recall: DMM Carabiners

DMM recalls a number of carabiners due to an issue potentially preventing the carabiner from locking completely or the gate from closing. This recall is still underway and full details have not yet been released. Please read to find out if your carabiners are affected.

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Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Andrew Leider

on 9/14/15

Rope Team



Do We Have a Risk Management Culture?

Andrew Leider is back! Here, he expands on the basics of building a risk management culture. What is risk management culture anyway? Andrew helps define it and explains how it's essential for programs in the outdoor industry, where risk management efforts—and their successful implementation—are an absolute priority. How does your program's risk management culture add up? The included self-assessment tool gives you a fantastic opportunity to find out. 

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