On November 11th, 2020, members of ACME Environmental’s emergency response team underwent Confined Space Rescue training at our Oklahoma City location. This course was led by our Director of Safety and Rescue, Bobby Miller, who has over 25 years of experience in safety and rescue.
The purpose of this training is to adequately prepare our rescue team to assist contractors when they are working in tanks, vessels, and many other confined spaces. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers provide a safe place for their employees to operate and often this work involves confined spaces. A confined space is an area with limited entry and egress that has been deemed not suitable for human inhabitants. Because these areas are not suitable for humans, there is a high level of risk when these tasks are performed. Many workers are killed in confined spaces each year, 60% of which are those who try and rescue somebody in danger without the proper training. (https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/2018-12/fy10_sh-21000-10_Confined_Space_Rescue.pptx)
ACME Environmental has a fully trained Confined Space Rescue service that contractors can use to ensure the safety of their employees. We have skilled employees that routinely undergo training to ensure competency for not only our own protection but for that of others.
Our in-depth training course includes, but is not limited to:
- Rescue techniques
- Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for each possible situation
- Response/reaction time -Rescue equipment handling and usage
- Roles and responsibilities of the response team
- Rescue plan creation and implementation
ACME Environmental’s first priority in anything we do is safety and so we take every step possible to ensure the safety of our employees and colleagues. If you or your company is interested in learning more about our Confined Space Rescue services or to learn more about our Safety Consultation Services, please call the number below.
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