2015 Media Information
2014 Media Information
2013 Media Information
- December 31, 2013 - Customer Notice-Reminder: SR-100 Units are No Longer Certified for Use
- How to Read the SRLD Temperature Indicator
- SR-D Retrofit Kit Now Available
- May 24, 2013 - CSE: Training Essential to Success of Mine Safety Device (PDF Article)
- Don't Get Stuck With The Wrong Pouch
- January 23, 2013 - Customer Notice - Reminder Phase Out SR-100 Units
2012 Media Information
- Visit Our Booth (#1643) at MINExpo 2012!
- August 22, 2012 - CSE Announces End of Distributor Agreement
- CUSTOMER NOTICE
Re: SR-100 RETRIEVAL & DISPOSAL PROCESS
- May 31, 2012 - CSE Announces Key Initiatives Aimed at Advancing the Production and Delivery of the SRLD
- May 23, 2012 - CSE: Setting the Record Straight
- May 6, 2012 - Monroeville's CSE Corp. Rebounds After Returning to Domestic Suppliers
- Effective Training Saves Lives Presentation
- April 26, 2012 - Statement from CSE regarding MSHA / NIOSH user notice for SR-100
- April 17, 2012 - Statement from CSE Regarding Status of SR-100
2011 Media Information
- July 26, 2011 - NEW SRLD Rescuer Device Approved by NIOSH and MSHA (Approval # TC-13F-0645)
- July 15, 2011 - Manufacturer of New Rescuer Product Points to Advanced Technology & Oxygen Starter
- February 1, 2011 - CSE Corporation Introduces New Miner Breathing Rescue Device
- January 14, 2011 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
Archived Media Information
- September 2, 2010 - Response to the Mine Safety & Health Administration's (MSHA) Procedure Instruction Letter No. I10-V-15 released August 31
- May 12, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
- May 10, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
- April 26, 2010 - Statement from CSE Corporation Regarding the Performance Coal - Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion
- February 26, 2010 - CSE Announces Limited Voluntary Recall of Certain SR-100's for Evaluation
- February 25, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice
- Coal Mine Inspectors Experience SCSR Training Units During Simulated Mine Explosion
- Coal Miners Experience SR-100 Training Units as Part of Mine Safety Training Exercise
- Thank You Letter from West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (PDF)
CSE: Setting the Record Straight
May 23, 2012
CSE Corporation's Scott Shearer, Sr. released the following statement regarding the current events surrounding the SR-100 phase out:
For more than forty years, CSE Corporation has dedicated itself to one thing – miner safety. Everything we do, every product we create, and every moment we dedicate to training is done with the goal of making the mining industry safer. It is this dedication that has allowed CSE to become a world leader in Self-Contained Self-Rescuer (SCSR) development and technology.
In the past 10 years alone, MSHA has reported CSE rescuer devices have been responsible for saving more than 30 individuals. For this reason, CSE has continued to make significant strides in improving both the technology and design of the rescuers available to the mining industry. This has been especially true in the past decade.
Unfortunately, our successes rarely get reported. Recently, there has been widespread misreporting of the events surrounding the Sago Mine disaster. Following the events of Sago, some have tried to blame the SR-100 for the tragic deaths at the mine. These reports are untrue. The independent investigation cited problems with training and the number of rescuers available, but not with any self-rescuer. In fact, successful deployment of the SR-100 helped enable eight miners to escape the dangerous events at Sago.
Nonetheless, we have carried on with our mission to provide the best mine safety equipment on the market. We have extensively re-evaluated and sought new suppliers to make our new line of SCSRs, the SRLD — a true domestic-based product. We intentionally sought a new vendor to produce the starter-oxygen component for the SRLD and contracted with the leading manufacturer of small oxygen cylinders which supplies other organizations with exacting standards, such as the US Air Force, US Coast Guard, and NASA.
Understanding the importance of effective training, we made sure that the SRLD was accompanied by a detailed training program that includes training videos and easy to follow printed, "on board" instructions. This is supported by hands-on assistance of more than a dozen field sales representatives and service professionals.
Right now, the CSE line of rescuer products remains the preferred belt-wearable, one hour rescuer available on the market and thus, the preferred product to help companies remain truly compliant.
We pride ourselves in being the leader in mine safety equipment with pioneering the latest technology. But these developments mean little if they are not set upon a strong foundation. Safety is the foundation of this company. It drives every decision we make. We will always look for ways to continue to make mines safer for workers. From the steps we are taking to assist our customers with the orderly phase-out of the SR-100 to our development, production and delivery of the SRLD and our comprehensive training package, we are invested in the effort to further improve mine safety. We are a partner — for life.
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