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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/

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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Field Safety    Program Management    Incidents    
By

Dani Engmark

on 4/22/15

Camp Kitchen



Kitchen Safety: Don’t Get Burned!

Camp Manito-Wish Program Director Dani Engmark shares an all-too-common backcountry water burn story and presents a simple outline for kitchen safety. Burns are easily preventable and no program should overlook these standard steps.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 4/21/15

Trek Quick Release Lever Caught in Front Disc



Recall: Trek Bikes Disc Brakes

Trek recalls bicycles with front disc brakes to replace quick release lever due to crash hazard. An open lever on the front hub can contact the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to stop or separate from the bike.

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