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  • Roco QUICK DRILL #8
    end of the device the 11 O clock to take in tension slack Remember taking in slack tensioning is also important when starting a Z rig haul as the system may not automatically start stripping cleaning the rope through the device if it should be locked In this case the load would not be captured and any progress gained would be lost or dropped if the haul team let go of the haul line This may also occur initially with a 5 1 Z rig even if the device is unlocked until the full load is on the system Giving out Slack SLACK To give out or feed slack have the operator remain in the descent control position behind the device Keeping the device with the top or bottom plates facing the ground simply use the left hand to turn the body of the ID perpendicular to the direction of the load travel as rope is pulled with the right hand from the 7 O clock position of the ID Simulate adjusting a plumb point or feeding slack once a lower is complete and the patient is on the ground Rappel Ground Exercise Have participants anchor the rope for a rappel and attach the ID to the rope and their harnesses Have them lean away from the anchor and walk backwards while using the device to control speed Review hand and body positions and have operators pull the ID into panic mode and reset Direct participants to let go of the rope in order to build confidence in the automatic braking of the device Also have them practice tensioning and feeding slack adjusting rappel plumb point while in the rappel mode This drill may seem too simple to be of any benefit but how many of us have watched our

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/roco-quick-drill-8 (2016-02-15)
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  • Six Egregious Violations filed by OSHA for Houston Trench Incident
    for failing to protect workers inside an excavation from a cave in The company faces penalties totaling 423 900 For more than 2 500 years man has known how to prevent deadly trench collapses It is absolutely unacceptable that employers continue to endanger the lives of workers in trenches said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr David Michaels In addition to the willful violations the company was cited for nine serious violations including failing to remove debris from the edge of the excavation The company also did not provide a safe means to get in and out of the excavation for workers or conduct atmospheric testing inside excavations after a sewer leak Trench cave ins are preventable said John Hermanson OSHA s regional administrator in Dallas There are long established basic precautions They re not new and they re not secret This company knew its trenches weren t safe but still put its workers in harm s way OSHA has also placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program The program concentrates resources on inspecting employers who have demonstrated indifference towards creating a safe and healthy workplace by committing willful or repeated violations and or failing to abate known hazards It also mandates follow up inspections to ensure compliance with the law Excerpts photos and videos from a story by Safety News Alert Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/six-egregious-violations-filed-by-osha-for-houston-trench-incident (2016-02-15)
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  • Incident: Two Workers Buried in Trench Collapse
    trench A ladder was laid across the top and another was lowered to the bottom Firemen tossed water down to their comrades and a large vacuum truck was brought in to suction out debris Two hours after the firefighters arrived the surviving worker stripped of his clothes except for a pair of blue and red striped shorts was placed into a rescue basket and lifted slowly to the lip of the trench He was immediately tended to by emergency medical technicians who transferred him to a stretcher The injured worker who has not been named was alert throughout the rescue and was able to speak with the men working to free him officials said But there were fears that his medical condition could deteriorate quickly after he was pulled from the dirt The weight of the soil could have been acting like a big tourniquet said St Tammany Coroner Charles Preston an emergency physician In that type of situation he said when the pressure caused by a heavy weight is removed the flow of blood throughout an injured body can cause severe problems In this case however Preston said the worker was doing as well as could be expected adding that his belly was soft which indicated that the weight of the earth had not prevented his blood from flowing while he was buried Once the worker was taken away the operation turned from rescue to recovery The body of a 24 year old was removed about 5 p m after more than four hours of being buried in the trench Sheriff Jack Strain briefing reporters after the first worker had been removed said his office would investigate whether all proper safety protocols had been followed at the site Strain noted the presence of three trench boxes large metal frames with two panel sides connected by thick bars stacked just feet from where the collapse occurred but said there were none at the cave in site itself I don t know why those weren t in the ground but those things will be looked into Strain said State agencies may also investigate the incident he said Excerpts photos and videos from a story in The New Orleans Advocate by Faimon A Roberts III click to read full story Preparation is Key Is your agency or rescue team prepared for this type of incident Who will be responsible for performing the rescue and how quickly can they respond Do they have the proper equipment and training to do the job while protecting themselves Also do you have the availability of advanced life support personnel who can respond to the scene Injuries sustained from trench incidents can be more severe internal than just bruising and broken bones Crush Syndrome Compartmentalization Syndrome can kill a rescued victim Keep in mind someone was responsible for acting as the Competent Person at this site or at least should have been Are your supervisors properly trained to identify potential trench hazards If you use contractors do

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/incident-two-workers-buried-in-trench-collapse (2016-02-15)
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  • Watch and Learn at Challenge 2015
    start our team Don t miss the rescue team event of the year Call us at 800 647 7626 and reserve your ticket today Rescue teams from across the country will participate in realistic confined space rescue exercises designed by Roco s top instructors And although Challenge is more of a learning event than a competition trophies will be awarded to the teams with top scores for individual skills proficiency and the infamous Yellow Brick Road rescue relay scenario Roco Rescue Challenge meets the annual rescue practice requirements of 1910 146 while providing realistic practice drills in all six confined space types Written documentation will be provided to each team following the event Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/watch-and-learn-at-challenge-2015 (2016-02-15)
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  • Do You Need Roco's Industrial Rescue III Training?
    space rescue scenarios building on previously learned skills while introducing new techniques for more complex confined space incidents This scenario based training will serve as annual compliance documentation NFPA OSHA for confirming rescue capabilities and skills proficiency in various confined space and elevated evolutions So if you re looking for the next step for you or your team check out Roco s Industrial Rescue III for advanced confined space rescue training states Dennis O Connell Chief Instructor and Director of Training Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as a free resource for sharing insightful information news views and commentary for our students and others who are interested in technical rope rescue Therefore

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/do-you-need-rocos-industrial-rescue-iii-training (2016-02-15)
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  • OPPD Employees Go to Great Heights to Train for Rescues
    a great learning opportunity for the team The training as a whole was excellent top notch quoted Jeremy Kellner a senior I C technician at NOS and leader of the rope rescue team Here s a story about the training that appeared on the company s website Roco instructors for the class were Troy Gardner Robert Kauer and Dominic Velasquez It s been our pleasure to work with OPPD for the past ten years To read the full story click here Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as a free resource for sharing insightful information news views and commentary for our students and others who are interested in technical rope rescue Therefore

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/training-for-safety-from-sky-high (2016-02-15)
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  • News - Delay on CS Construction Enforcement
    Between that date and Oct 2 construction employers will not be cited for violating the new standard if they are making a good faith effort to comply and are in compliance with training requirements under the new or old standard According to OSHA good faith efforts include scheduling training for employees ordering necessary equipment to comply with the new standard and taking alternative measures to protect employees from confined spaces Nearly 800 annual serious injuries will be prevented under the new rule OSHA estimates For more detailed information regarding this ruling see our previous post here Source National Safety Council Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as a free resource for sharing

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/news-delay-on-cs-construction-enforcement (2016-02-15)
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  • It's Final-Confined Spaces in Construction-Effective 8/3/15!
    characteristics of confined spaces changing as work progresses This rule emphasizes training continuous work site evaluation and communication requirements to further protect workers safety and health On OSHA s website it also states than an employer whose workers are engaged in both construction and general industry work in confined spaces will meet OSHA requirements for 1910 146 if that employer meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA Confined Spaces in Construction Five 5 key differences in the construction rule and several areas where OSHA has clarified existing requirements More detailed provisions requiring coordinated activities when there are multiple employers at the work site This will ensure hazards are not introduced into a confined space by workers performing tasks outside the space An example would be a generator running near the entrance of a confined space causing a buildup of carbon monoxide within the space Requiring a competent person to evaluate the work site and identify confined spaces including permit spaces Requiring continuous atmospheric monitoring whenever possible Requiring continuous monitoring of engulfment hazards For example when workers are performing work in a storm sewer a storm upstream from the workers could cause flash flooding An electronic sensor or observer posted upstream from the work site could alert workers in the space at the first sign of the hazard giving the workers time to evacuate the space safely Allowing for the suspension of a permit instead of cancellation in the event of changes from the entry conditions list on the permit or an unexpected event requiring evacuation of the space The space must be returned to the entry conditions listed on the permit before re entry OSHA has added provisions to the new rule that clarifies existing requirements in the General Industry standard These include Requiring that employers who direct workers to enter a space without using a complete permit system prevent workers exposure to physical hazards through elimination of the hazard or isolation methods such as lockout tag out Requiring that employers who are relying on local emergency services for emergency services arrange for responders to give the employer advance notice if they will be unable to respond for a period of time because they are responding to another emergency attending department wide training etc Requiring employers to provide training in a language and vocabulary that the worker understands Finally several terms have been added to the definitions for the construction rule such as entry employer to describe the employer who directs workers to enter a space and entry rescue added to clarify the differences in the types of rescue employers can use Host Employers Controlling Contractors and Entry Supervisors The rule makes the controlling contractor rather than the host employer the primary point of contact for information about permit spaces at the work site The host employer must provide information it has about permit spaces at the work site to the controlling contractor who then passes it on to the employers whose employees will enter the spaces entry

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/its-final-confined-spaces-in-construction-effective-8-3-15 (2016-02-15)
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