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OSI News    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/6/15

WRMC 2015



WRMC 2015

This year's Wilderness Risk Management Conference is October 14-16 in Portland, Oregon. OSI's Alex Kosseff and Andrew Leider will co-present "10 Steps to Better Risk Management,"  and you will have an opportunity to meet OSI's new Director, John Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/29/15

CAMP USA Crampons



Recall: CAMP USA Crampons

CAMP USA recalls two crampon models used for ice climbing: Blade Runner and Tour Nanotech. The front part of Blade Runner crampons can break where the points connect to the crampons, posing a fall hazard. Tour Nanotech crampons are recalled because the heel bail which connects the ankle strap to the crampon can detach, also posing a fall hazard. 

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OSI News    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/9/15

Alex Kosseff



OSI Leadership Restructuring

OSI Announces Major Leadership Restructuring. Alex Kosseff, Founder and President of OSI, has accepted the role of Executive Director of the AMGA. His leadership continues as President of OSI, while John Fair steps up as Director and Jenny LePage takes on the role of Operations Director. 

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/22/15

NRS Zen Rescue Strap



Public Notice: NRS Zen Rescue Life Jackets

Public Notice October 2014: A limited number of NRS Zen Rescue Life Jackets were manufactured with an incorrectly threaded top side adjustment strap. This prevents the strap from maintaining a safe, snug fit. These units should not be used, and they should be replaced as soon as possible.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/17/15

BDPilotPack



Recall: BD JetForce Airbag Packs

Black Diamond Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Packs have been recalled. The motor can malfunction and prevent the airbag from deploying, increasing the risk of injury or death in the event of an avalanche. Packs should be returned for repair. 

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/2/15

Omersub Scuba Mask



Recall: Omersub Scuba Mask

Technosport recalls Omersub Zero Cube scuba diving mask. Non-conforming glass was used for the lens, which can shatter, posing injury hazard. Consumers should stop using the mask and contact Technosport for replacement.

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By

Eric Bonin

on 6/17/15

Wheelchair in Sun



(Dis)Ability Awareness

Ever wonder how to interact/work with people with disabilities? Eric Bonin, Program Manager at Splore, shares four key concepts for doing just that. Called the Four Pillars of Ability Awareness, they are so straightforward they will give you the confidence (and respect) to get out there and play with your (dis)abled fellow human beings with ease.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/28/15

GT Fury Bike



Recall: GT Fury Bike

Cycling Sports Group recalls GT Fury Mountain Bicycles. The front wheel hub can break and cause disk brake system failure, posing crash and injury hazards. Consumers should stop using the bikes and bring them to an authorized GT dealer for free front wheel replacement.

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Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Brad Beggs

on 5/18/15

Young Hiker



New Leaders and Confidence

East Carolina University Director of the Adventure Program Brad Beggs shares a fresh perspective on the Conscious Competence Model. Working with new leaders takes keen awareness of not only their consciousness and competence of skills, but also the interplay of these with confidence.

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