Stop Use & Product Recall! 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Rope Grab AC202D

Posted: Aug 12, 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.

To view the recall notice and check your equipment click here.

Penn-Jersey Attended Safety 2018

Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Representatives of the Penn-Jersey Chapter attended Safety 2018 to help celebrate the change from ASSE to ASSP.  During the event, Vice President Howard Spencer provided a presentation on Senior Bus Operations.  President Michael McGowan attended the Chapter Recognition Luncheon and accepted Penn-Jersey’s first Platinum Award for the 2016-2017 Chapter Year.  It was a great event and hope to see a larger Penn-Jersey presence at Safety 2019 in New Orleans!

Establish a Safety Fund

Posted: May 12, 2018

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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