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User Safety Notice issued for Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifelines

MSA issued a User Safety Notice to inform customers 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, it may lead to window of time in which a fall may not be arrested.


Hazard alert for dry ice and liquid nitrogen

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) issued a hazard alert to inform businesses about the dangers and safety precautions associated with the use, transport, and storage of dry ice and liquid nitrogen. University units involved with COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts and research groups should take all necessary precautions when working with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.


Some chemical waste collections pause for annual maintenance

EH&S temporarily pauses hazardous chemical waste collection service for many sites during the last two weeks of each year to do annual maintenance and upkeep at our waste handling facility. Some chemical waste collections may be delayed during the temporary shutdown from December 15, 2020 to January 3, 2021. This pause will not affect routine collections at University medical centers.