Gravitec Systems Inc. issued a product safety alert for MSA WORKMAN® MINI & V-EDGE™ WEB 8ft/2.4m PFLs equipment. The alert requests users of this equipment to perform an enhanced pre-use inspection to determine fall clearance, as it was discovered that some WORKMAN MINI PFL units have greater fall clearance than specified in instruction manuals.
The Using Alternative Fall Protection on Roofs guidance only applies on a low slope roof (4:12 or less) when traditional fall protection systems cannot be used, such as a 42-inch parapet wall at the roof edge, guardrails, and personal fall restraint and arrest systems. This guidance does not apply to construction work advancing the roof leading edge or installing the roof deck.
EH&S has new and updated tools for UW units to help protect staff engaging in high risk activities: