2016 Media Information
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)
Don't Get Stuck With The Wrong Pouch
CSE has become aware of a recent event involving the insertion of a CSE SCSR into a pouch manufactured by another company. An operator provided CSE with a SCSR that could not be extracted from its pouch. The identity of the manufacturer of the pouch was not apparent on its face.
CSE provides this safety alert to all safety departments, trainers and miners: While the SRLD does not have an “approved” pouch, not all SCSR pouches perform consistently over time to both protect and provide easy access to your SRLD or SR-100. CSE manufactures pouches designed specifically to carry the SR-100 and SRLD. Pouches made by other companies may not perform to the same standard. When CSE was shown a Self-Rescuer Long Duration that was kept in a pouch NOT made by CSE, the pouch had shrunk so tightly around the rescuer that the SRLD could not be removed. Below are photographs that illustrate the difference between acceptable and unacceptable pouches.
CSE wants to remind everyone about the importance of your pre-shift, visual inspection. Start by removing the SCSR from its pouch. If the SCSR does not easily glide out of the pouch, notify your supervisor, or appropriate personnel, to request another. This critical, daily, pre-shift inspection will ensure that your SCSR is accessible and in working condition when you need it most.
No other pouch manufacturer has contacted CSE about designing or testing materials to use, which perform at the same level as a CSE pouch. Don’t get stuck with the wrong pouch. Carry CSE pouches to be sure you can access your SCSR.
Should you have questions about how to perform the daily visual inspections, ask about the Inspection Manual, Daily Inspection poster, or training class provided by CSE Training Services. If you have any information or concerns regarding the performance of non-CSE pouches, or would like to order new pouches, please contact your local rep or call 1-800-245-2224.
Yours in safety,
The green circle highlights a CSE pouch that has slack to allow easy access to the SCSR.
The red circle highlights a pouch which is too tight.
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