Monthly Archives: January 2012

Can your Rescue Team “Walk-the-Walk?”

The Value of Performance Evaluations As an employer with permit-required confined spaces, you’ll need to determine if your rescue team or selected rescue service can truly “walk-the-walk” when it comes to confined space rescue. OSHA’s Permit Required Confined Space Standard … Continue reading

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Kudos to Roco’s December Pocket Guide Winners!

Brian S. from the Bellevue Fire Department in Nebraska and Dale G. from Alcoa, Iowa were the lucky winners of Roco’s December Pocket Guide giveaway! Roco’s NEW Pocket Guide features Fifty-eight pages of color drawings and illustrations of the actual … Continue reading

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NOTICE: Petzl statement on special use of the Petzl Shunt

Petzl has published a statement addressing special use of the Petzl Shunt as a back-up device for industrial rope access.  For any users of the Petzl Shunt as a self-belay device such as tower rescuers, the same information applies.  Click … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE HAZARD KILLS AGAIN

Roco Director of Training/Chief Instructor, Dennis O’Connell reviews the importance of following OSHA safety standards for confined space entry, no matter how many times workers have entered the space. The take away? With confined spaces…It’s NEVER old hat! Atmospheric Hazards … Continue reading

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OSHA Violation Penalties on the Rise

Double the Penalties from OSHA Last Year “Every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, 3.3 million people suffer a workplace injury from which they may never recover. These are preventable … Continue reading

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On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities Down from 2010: USFA

Heart attacks were responsible for the deaths of 48 firefighters (59 percent) in 2011, nearly the same proportion of firefighter deaths from heart attack or stroke (60 percent) in 2010. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) recently announced there were … Continue reading

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