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- 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)
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- 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)
Coal Miners Experience SR-100 Training Units as Part of Mine Safety Training Exercise
Officials with Kanawha Eagle Coal and CSE Corporation conducted a mine safety training exercise for the coal company's miners February 10 at the Walker Machine Training Facility in Belle, W.Va.
It was one of the first exercises in the nation where miners practiced donning a Self-Contained Self-Rescuer (SCSR) training unit and had to escape a simulated mine that had been darkened and filled with smoke and industrial noise.
According to CSE President Scott Shearer, the training exercise employed the use of the company's SR-T, the first and only realistic training model that allows miners to go through the full, step-by-step process of donning an SCSR.
"Certainly this is a fantastic opportunity for the miners when they actually get to experience a live exercise in smoke and practice donning and wearing an SR-T. These types of exercises will help begin to change the culture in the mining industry. Realistic training and care and handling of SCSRs are the best way to immediately impact safety," Shearer said.
Bill Ellis, Kanawha Eagle's vice president of operations, said the real-life training was part of the mine's yearly re-training program and the mock mine was created to give the miners experience donning SCSRs in a realistic situation.
"We wanted to get on the forefront of this and CSE has been very good to work with. We all have a vested interest in this. There's not a pound of coal worth getting anybody hurt or killed for," said Ellis. "We want these people to be as comfortable with these units as we can. I think you'll see more of this and I would like to see it on a more global scale. It would be great to have a facility that we can use like this for the industry to train these folks. I'm sure you'll see more and more of that as we go along."