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  • VFD Acquires Rescue Equipment Through Firehouse Subs Foundation
    the knowledge the skills and now the equipment to use the equipment properly said Fire Chief K C Lindner We have the folks who have spent the many hours training and perfecting it Now we have the equipment to use Picture above Roco Student Ryan Goldsmith demonstrating the rope rescue equipment Money for the donations comes from the purchase of Firehouse s used pickle barrels by its customers The chain has been providing equipment to first responders for nearly a decade Story source http www thenewscenter tv news headlines Fighting Fire With Firehouse 283402671 html 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

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/vfd-acquires-rescue-equipment-through-firehouse-subs-foundation (2016-02-15)
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  • Atmospheric Monitoring Frequency…Update for Roco Students
    monitoring or periodic testing OSHA 1910 146 c 5 refers to testing the internal atmosphere before an employee enters the space and testing as necessary to maintain acceptable entry conditions Testing should be based on the hazard assessment for a given space as well as how rapidly those hazards could cause a change in the atmosphere which may require additional action for safe entry As a safer way Roco recommends continuous monitoring while employees are inside a permit required confined space Frequently Asked Questions PRCS Standard Clarification OSHA gov How much periodic testing is required The frequency of testing depends on the nature of the permit space and the results of the initial testing performed under paragraph c 5 ii c The requirement in paragraph c 5 ii F for periodic testing as necessary to ensure the space is maintained within the limits of the acceptable entry conditions is critical OSHA believes that all permit space atmospheres are dynamic due to variables such as temperature pressure physical characteristics of the material posing the atmospheric hazard variable efficiency of ventilation equipment and air delivery system etc The employer will have to determine and document on an individual permit space basis what the frequency of testing will be and under what conditions the verification testing will be done What does testing or monitoring as necessary mean as required by 1910 146 d 5 ii to decide if the acceptable entry conditions are being maintained The standard does not have specific frequency rates because of the performance oriented nature of the standard and the unique hazards of each permit space However there will always be to some degree testing or monitoring during entry operations which is reflective of the atmospheric hazard The employer must determine the degree and the frequency of testing or monitoring Some of the factors that affect frequency are Results of test allowing entry The regularity of entry daily weekly or monthly The uniformity of the permit space the extent to which the configuration use and contents vary The documented history of previous monitoring activities Knowledge of the hazards which affect the permit space as well as the historical experience gained from monitoring results of previous entries Knowledge and recorded data gained from successive entries such as ventilation required to maintain acceptable entry conditions may be used to document changes in the frequency of monitoring OSHA 1910 146 REFERENCES 1910 146 c 5 ii C Before an employee enters the space the internal atmosphere shall be tested with a calibrated direct reading instrument for oxygen content for flammable gases and vapors and for potential toxic air contaminants in that order Any employee who enters the space or that employee s authorized representative shall be provided an opportunity to observe the pre entry testing required by this paragraph 1910 146 c 5 ii F The atmosphere within the space shall be periodically tested as necessary to ensure that the continuous forced air ventilation is preventing the accumulation of a hazardous atmosphere

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/attention-all-roco-students-corrections-to-roco-study-guide (2016-02-15)
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  • Who is your Fall Protection MVP?
    Person may be the Program Administrator too In this position the Competent Person must strive to understand the needs of Authorized Persons regarding systems and equipment that will not create an unacceptable hindrance to their job If the fall protection equipment is so burdensome that workers cannot do their job or is very uncomfortable there is a better chance they will be reluctant to use it So one of the most important aspects of the Competent Person s education is to stay abreast of the types of fall protection equipment and systems commercially available With the recent explosion of modern lightweight multi function easily deployed fall protection equipment and systems the question of feasibility and overcoming reluctance on the part of the Authorized Person is becoming a concern of the past Fall Hazard Survey The Fall Hazard Survey is a great tool for the Competent Person to use to identify existing and potential future fall hazards at the worksite and to determine means to abate those hazards This exercise is outlined in ANSI ASSE Z359 2 and provides a systematic approach to this most valuable step I refer to it as the fall hazard walk about a top to bottom north to south thorough physical review of all areas in which current or future work at height may be performed The goal is to identify fall hazards by type and to identify one or more means to eliminate or control hazards while keeping the hierarchy of fall protection in mind at all times Once the Fall Hazard Survey is completed it may call for the use of active fall protection equipment and systems if falls cannot be eliminated through engineering controls In this instance the Competent Person may have to impose limits on work activities and prescribe specific guidance on equipment and non certified anchor point selection and also on equipment use limitations to control swing falls and clearance requirements Procedures put into place to eliminate or control fall hazards should be documented and included in the fall protection program Rescue Planning One often overlooked duty of the Competent Person is to prepare or ensure that written rescue pre plans are developed for any identified fall hazard that calls for the use of personnel fall arrest systems I advocate development of a rescue from height pre plan anytime employees are performing work at an elevated location that is accessed by means other than a stairwell or elevator This includes platforms that may be protected by passive restraints such as standard guardrails or parapets Always consider the possibility that a worker may be injured or become suddenly ill while at this elevated position and will need prompt rescue to get them safely to ground level Equipment Inspections Incident Investigation There are two primary types of fall protection equipment and system inspections and the Competent Person plays a role in both types The Competent Person is tasked with performing OSHA mandated periodic inspections and any periodic inspections in accordance with the manufacturer

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/who-is-your-fall-protection-mvp (2016-02-15)
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  • Roco Quick Drill #5
    will be used as anchors If working in a classroom or apparatus floor a chair leg could be designated as bombproof or substantial anchor depending on the rigging the team member is being asked to do If you are in the field use whatever anchors are available 3 Assign a team member to construct or rig the entire system on their own including packaging the patient This drill allows a Team Leader to identify potential weaknesses in individual performance skills while improving the team member s understanding of how the systems work The knowledge gained will also help in planning future training sessions to correct any deficiencies For the individual team member this drill will reinforce all aspects of putting systems together and identifying weak points or areas of confusion that need to be corrected 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

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/roco-quick-drill-5 (2016-02-15)
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  • Roco Rescue Challenge 2014 Video
    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 we make

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  • Rescue Challenge 2014 - Huge Success!
    guys and gals represent some of the finest industrial rescuers in America Thanks to all who made this year s event a success and to the hard working emergency responders who dedicate their lives to saving others Rescue Challenge 2014 Video Visit Roco Rescue s Facebook for a full photo gallery of Challenge 2014 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 we make no representations as to accuracy completeness or suitability of any information and are not liable for any errors omissions or delays in this information or

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  • Day 1 Rescue Challenge Snapshots
    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 we make

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  • Obama issues increase budget request for compliance officers
    s goal of conducting 42 250 inspections next year The Department of Labor is also instituting high priority performance goals among them is reducing deaths from common causes such as falls or trench collapses by 2 percent The President s budget still has to go through Congress which could change the budget before being sent back to the White House According to Hilda L Solis Secretary of Labor more enforcement and regulations are sending a strong message throughout industry that we will not tolerate the endangerment of workers 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

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/obama-issues-increase-budget-request-for-compliance-officers (2016-02-15)
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