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A little bit of planning can save a whole lot of time – especially when it comes to preplanning for rescue or self-rescue. Many emergency response agencies that respond to remote locations are simply not trained or equipped to respond to the kinds of rescues encountered by utility workers.
Designed for rescuers, made from hard-working goatskin, double-layered over the palms, and double-stitched at all points for increased wear resistance, they provide the hand protection and dexterity a rescuer needs while also being comfortable and durable.
At least one boat shall be immediately available wherever employees are working over or near water. According to one OSHA letter of interpretation (LOI), the retrieval of an employee from the water is required within no more than 3 to 4 minutes from the time they entered the water. And depending on the hazards present, it could be required even sooner.
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A discussion of key trench safety guidelines, the importance of the Competent Person, and what to do and what NOT to do in the event of a trench collapse. Presenters George Kennedy (NUCA, VP of Safety) and Roco's Tim Robson have more than 50 years ...
A local NBC affiliate (WTWO) produced the feature which shows how plant responders at Marathon Petroleum, IL train and prepare for confined space rescue emergencies. Roco instructors Chad Roberson and Bobby Kauer led the training.
Learn the Roco-approved method of rigging a Skedco stretcher for a vertical raise while using a backboard.