MSA Safety Notices
User Safety Notice Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifeline
MSA is issuing this User Safety Notice to inform you that MSA has received field reports of a limited number of Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL) in which some internal bolts came loose. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting that you perform the actions outlined in this notice. Over time, the loose bolts will be identifiable by the user as extraction of the cable from the SRL housing will no longer be possible. However, MSA’s investigation has determined that this may be preceded by a window of time in which a fall may not be arrested.
MSA WORKMAN® MINI & V-EDGE™ WEB 8ft/2.4m PFLs
MSA is issuing this Inspection Notice to inform you that MSA has received a limited number of field reports in which the lifeline in a WORKMAN MINI PFL did not retract after being fully extended. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting that you perform the inspection outlined in this notice.
SAFETY ADVISORY – MSA Green Colored V-Gard® Protective Caps
MSA is issuing this Safety Advisory to inform you that MSA has received field reports that some green colored MSA V-Gard Protective Caps are cracking. The cracking occurs at the top of the cap, and is not caused by an impact to the cap. MSA has confirmed that the cause of the cracking is limited to green colored, medium size MSA V-Gard Protective Caps and that corrections have been made to prevent recurrence.
SAFETY NOTICE – Stop Use MSA Gravity® Welder Harness
Upon investigation of the field report, MSA determined that the leg strap and chest strap used in select MSA Gravity Welder Harnesses are incompatible. Although the harness can be donned, in the event of a fall, the shoulder straps may extend and affect the protection offered by the harness.
Yoke Industrial Corporation, the manufacturer of snaphooks used on many fall protection products industry wide, including MSA’s, recently notified MSA of an issue involving the potential for missing or improperly installed rivets on Yoke snaphooks.