Monthly Archives: December 2010

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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The Petzl story – It’s in the DNA

“This is how Petzl began, in my father’s 75 square meter workshop. My family – my father, mother, brother, wife, and I – designed the first tools for verticality and the first underground lamps, which lead, in 1972, to the … Continue reading

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New for 2011…RESCUE IV-ADVANCED SCENARIOS

RESCUE IV – ADVANCED SCENARIOS (40 hours) Prerequisite: Rescue I-Plus or      Industrial I/II We’ve had so many requests for “advanced-level scenario training” that we’ve added Rescue IV to our 2011 schedule. You can add new techniques to your rescue toolbox … Continue reading

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What does it mean when my atmospheric monitor gives negative or minus readings?

At some point, most atmospheric monitors will display a “negative” or minus reading for a flammable gas or toxic contaminant. First of all, it is not actually possible for an atmosphere to contain a “negative amount” of a substance. These … Continue reading

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CMC founder Jim Frank shares some insights

Interviews with the “movers and shakers” in the rescue industry. Continue reading

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