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The Roco Rescue Blog has Moved!

The Roco Rescue Blog has moved to our main website at http://www.RocoRescue.com – We have over 200 rescue-related articles on our blog and are constantly working to bring you the most relevant content in the industry!

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What is a Competent Person?

OSHA’s definition of a “Competent Person” varies slightly depending on which standard, preamble to final rule, directive, or standard interpretation it relates to.  This article from NSC’s Safety+Health publication points out some very important considerations regarding an employer’s designation of a … Continue reading

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New Items for Your Rescue Toolbox: Petzl ID

The Petzl ID: Essential Gear for Rescuers by Pat Furr, Roco Chief Instructor/Technical Consultant OK, who has not had the opportunity to use the Petzl ID? The ID is one of the most versatile bits of rescue hardware that I have in … Continue reading

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LAFD promotes Confined Space Awareness

“It is our experience that the victims, would-be rescuers, and co-workers either fail to adhere to their emergency plans or simply do not have a plan in place, with catastrophic results… In the last year alone, we have responded to … Continue reading

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California OSHA Issues Confined Space Initiative

Reeling from seven confined-space deaths in one year, California has issued an alert and launched a special employer initiative to stem that toll. The Confined Space Special Emphasis Initiative is aimed at both those who work in confined spaces, and … Continue reading

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Rescue Services Agreement…More Than Just a Legal Document

OSHA’s Permit Required Confined Spaces (PRCS) standard allows employers to use outside rescue services to meet the rescue requirements for entries into permit required confined spaces. “Outside” in this context means any rescue team that is not made up of … Continue reading

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