Category Archives: FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions from rescue professionals.

What about rescue response for fallen workers at height?

We recently received a question about  what constitutes a prompt and capable rescue response for fallen workers at height suspended by their Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS). Question:  My question concerns guidance on the number of rescue/standby team members needed … Continue reading

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1910.147 LOTO vs. 1910.146 Isolation

Question:  If I close and Lockout/Tagout the main valve on the natural gas line supplying a boiler unit – does this satisfy OSHA’s requirement for eliminating the hazard of a permit required confined space? Answer:  No, it does not. You … Continue reading

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Rescue Plans…What is required?

We had a very interesting inquiry regarding OSHA’s requirements for rescue plans and wanted to share it with you. Reader’s Question: Does OSHA 1910.146 (k)(1)(v) state that a plan must be developed by a rescue service before an entry can … Continue reading

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How often should I replace my rescue harness?

We get many calls asking about the “life expectancy” of rope, harnesses and other nylon products. Of course, there are many factors involved and no one “set in stone” answer, but a lot depends on how much you use your harness … Continue reading

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Get a look at Roco’s Rescue Challenge: Observers Welcome!

Roco’s Rescue Challenge is a great way to keep your team sharp and ready – and you don’t have to be a Roco-trained team to join us! While it’s not a competition, we always find that team members are energized … Continue reading

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Must warning signs be posted for each confined space on site? What about non-English speaking workers?

Here are the OSHA references we found on this topic… 1910.146(c)(2)  If the workplace contains permit spaces, the employer shall inform exposed employees, by posting danger signs or by any other equally effective means, of the existence and location of and the … Continue reading

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