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  • Rescue Toolbox: The New "No-Step" Work-Rescue Harness from Roco & CMC
    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

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  • Tech Talk: Webbing Adjustment Technique
    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

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  • Horizontal Pick & Pivot Rescue Technique
    variety of confined space and high angle rescue exercises With the addition of new and more advanced techniques students will enhance their skills and teamwork abilities in numerous practice scenarios As the problems progress in difficulty students get a feel for executing an entire rescue operation from start to finish By placing specific time limitations on each scenario Industrial Rescue III gives students the experience of working under pressure just as in a real emergency You can see from the short video above taken by a chief instructor Roco classes provide a thrill a minute Great job guys 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

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  • Industrial Rescuers Share Challenge Experience
    conditions and rescue requirements are outlined the rescue team goes to work When the rescue operation is complete the Evaluator normally a Roco Chief Instructor debriefs team members pointing out techniques best practices oversights and potential improvements that can be made This is where the hands on learning really pays off 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 any losses injuries

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  • Roco Rescue Fast Track 120 Students Perform Real Rescue
    that they had just learned in the Fast Track 120 class The recovery plan involved the use of a mainline attached to the NM State Police Diver and a 4 1 rigged and ready to be piggybacked on the main line in case the diver needed immediate retrieval The Diver attached a second line to the recovery bag that was placed around the victim and the Diver exited the arroyo Officers Munoz and Urbano attached the 4 1 to the victim s line and removed the individual from the arroyo All of the systems used were anchored to multiple vehicles that had responded to the scene Obviously this makes us very proud that our students can take the techniques learned in our classes and put them to immediate use Unfortunately this was a recovery operation However we hope that everyone involved was just a little bit safer thanks to the training and capabilities of Officers Urbano and Munoz stated Roco Chief Instructor Tim Robson who led the 120 hour training class Here s a photo of the scene of the recovery near an arroyo in Albuquerque New Mexico An arroyo is defined as a small deep gully or channel of an ephemeral stream Arroyos usually have relatively flat floors and are flanked by steep sides consisting of unconsolidated sediments They are usually dry except after heavy rainfall In this area there are several miles of open air concrete lined drainage channels that drain an area into the main North Diversion Channel a tributary of the Rio Grande joining upstream of Albuquerque Signs are posted at the constructed arroyos warning to keep out due to danger of flash flooding and other obvious dangers Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/fast-track-120-students-perform-real-rescue-albuquerque (2016-02-15)
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  • Ratqa Rescue Team’s Commendable Rescue Effort
    and had over 15 different process lines It included a 5 ft diameter by 20 ft high tank The workers had originally entered the space to remove a skillet blind when there was an accidental release of H2S During the investigation it was determined that KNPC policies and procedures had not been adhered to and the entry team did not have a permit nor did they perform atmospheric monitoring prior to entering the space The Ratqa Rescue Team on duty at the time of the incident was located approximately 10 minutes away at a neighboring refinery Immediately the Rescue Team Leader terminated their current standby operations and responded within 6 minutes to the scene by utilizing a short cut which minimized response time by 4 minutes Upon arrival the Rescue Team did a scene size up and then created a response plan with the Rescue Officer which took approximately 3 minutes atmospheric readings detected 120 ppm of H2S Two vertical hauling systems were anchored and Rescuer 1 donned an SCBA and made entry Three victims were removed within 6 minutes via tied full body harnesses and were found to be pulseless Because of this the Rescue Officer and Rescue Team Leader decided to convert to a body recovery mode for the 4th victim Rescuer 1 was relieved and sent to rehabilitate Rescuer 2 donned an SCBA and made entry into the space Considerable time was needed to extricate the 4th victim due to numerous process lines that ranged in diameter from to 4 inches From initial dispatch to termination of recovery took 51 minutes In addition the outside temperature was 101 degrees Fahrenheit at the time Rescue Response Timeline Initial Dispatch to arrival on scene 6 minutes Scene Size up Hazard Recognition Rescue Plan 3 minutes Rescuer 1 enters space

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  • Lock-Out / Tag-Out: What Rescuers Need to Know
    required confined space regulations in the carbon dioxide tunnel room including failing to ensure that workers isolated the carbon dioxide gas supply line and locked out power to the shackle line prior to entering the room to conduct cleaning activities verify that electro mechanical and atmospheric hazards within the room were eliminated prior to workers entering the space test atmospheric conditions prior to allowing entry and provide an attendant during entries to the room Seven serious violations involve failing to provide fall protection provide rescue and emergency services equipment develop procedures to summon rescue and emergency services provide confined space entry procedures prepare entry permits for the confined space train employees and supervisors in entry permit procedures and ensure that the entry supervisor performed required duties This spells T R O U B L E Another Six Figure OSHA Fine for LOTO Death Dec 14 2011 OSHA announced it has cited a Missouri recycling facility for 37 safety and health violations following an inspection opened after a worker died from injuries sustained June 12 when he entered a baling machine to clear a jam and the machine became energized Proposed fines total 195 930 Twenty two serious safety violations have been filed including failing to lock out and tag out the energy sources of equipment and install adequate machine guarding fall protection exits flammable liquids fire extinguishers powered industrial trucks and welding and electrical equipment Eight serious health violations were cited as was a one repeat safety violation relating to defective powered industrial trucks that were not taken out of service The company was cited in April 2010 for a similar violation according to OSHA As rescuers we need to be aware that the LOTO standard applies to general industry operations and DOES NOT apply to the following Construction Agriculture Shipyards Marine Terminals Long shoring Installations under the exclusive control of electric utilities for the purpose of power generation transmission and distribution including related equipment for communication or metering Oil and gas well drilling and servicing Exposure to electrical hazards from work on near or with conductors or equipment in electric utilization installations which is covered by subpart S of the general industry standards Hot tap operations Continuity of service is essential Shutdown of system is impractical For some of the above operations applicable regulations provide for procedures specific to the industry which if followed should provide proven effective protection for employees However rescuers need to be aware that activities in these areas not covered by OSHA s LOTO standard could have uncontrolled energy sources As we often say if everything had been done properly we probably wouldn t be responding as rescuers In accordance with OSHA regulations a LOTO program is a documented plan for safe work practices when dealing with energy sources Prior to work commencing potential sources of hazardous energy must be identified and controlled Under certain circumstances where energy sources cannot be locked out warning tags may be used As responders we do not have the

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  • Corpus Christi Firefighters Save Man Trapped in Grain Bin
    the structure The man was discovered more than an hour later by co workers and the rescue began with a successful conclusion around 8 30 p m The man was taken Wednesday night to a local hospital for observation and was in stable condition Paige told CNN The man did not complain of injuries Firefighters who arrived on the scene opened a hatch on the side of the round elevator which is about 100 feet in diameter and about 75 feet tall officials said They could see the employee who was a few feet above ground level in the tank He also was standing above valves that release grain to an area below ground Paige said As they got to work they also saw that the grain rose in a V shape along the tank s walls to about 50 feet above the worker who was in the middle of the elevator Paige said This stuff is real fine and granular and he was unable to move the chief said Crews used plywood to build wood shoring that was about the shape of a small closet They put it in position around the employee When they opened the valve the grain dropped and they were able to pluck the employee to safety We had to be very careful and slow at this said Paige We were worried about an avalanche effect The fire official was proud of his team which had three members inside the tank at all times They had to deal with warm temperatures and were able to get fluids by water and intravenously to the trapped man Luckily the dust was not too bad It all came down to training and resourcefulness Paige said What were the other options Plan B called for using a hoisting device at the top of the elevator but crews were worried about the stress on the employee s body if they tried to pull him up Plan C involved a vacuum truck that would have removed the grain Luckily Plan A worked on this one said Paige OSHA has cited Corpus Christi Grain Co in Corpus Christi Texas for six willful and 20 serious violations with total proposed penalties of 258 900 OSHA s Corpus Christi Area Office initiated its inspection at the company s facility after it was reported that a worker was engulfed while emptying grain from a storage bin The employee was rescued due to the exceptional efforts of the Corpus Christi Fire Department Employees working in grain storage buildings are exposed to dangerous conditions and proper safety measures must be taken said Michael Rivera director of OSHA sCorpus Christi office If OSHA s standards were followed it is possible this unfortunate incident could have been avoided The willful violations include failing to provide personal protective equipment such as a body harness and life line for employees working with stored grain perform lockout tagout procedures for the energy sources of equipment such as augers and conveyors while workers

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