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Rescue Standby Services: Monitor & Verify

Whether an existing facility or new construction, OSHA requires that a confined space rescue team be available when confined space work is being performed. Facility managers should always be proactive in validating internal and external (supplemental) rescue capabilities. Have you thoroughly vetted your site-bound rescue capabilities? Are they properly aligned with site contingencies? If you look outside for emergency support, have you confirmed the qualifications and capabilities of your designated resource? Will they perform as an extension of your on site safety group, or stay in the trailer until called? These may seem like simple points, but finding out the…

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RESPONSE SPOTLIGHT: Refinery Process Fire Response

Overview On Friday September 4th, IES was alerted about a process fire in a SEMC[1] client refining site. Upon arrival IES found four separate fires around a flange and instrumentation lines located in the process structure approximately 15 ft. above ground. Consultation with process operators onsite informed IES Responders that the product involved was hydrogen, the source lines had been isolated and those line pressures were dropping. Fortunately, operators had immediately deployed fixed monitors located around the unit as trained by IES in a recent fire response class, while a neighboring facility attempted to provide support by directing some of…

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Project Spotlight: Auto Manufacturing, In Plant Safety & Response Program

Prevention, Preparation and Response Industrial Emergency Services (IES) offers Fire, Medical, HazMat and Technical Rescue services to High-Risk / High-Value business sectors throughout the United States. These critical services are offered in three ways: CORE (Ad Hoc) Facilities faced with an unexpected event may call on IES for ad hoc critical emergency response services application while under duress. Even if planned for, industrial-scale incidents can outpace pre-planned calculations or assumptions. In the absence or loss of primary localized response options, IES can quickly mobilize to either backfill depleted resources or to drop in a team of skilled IC and Response…

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New OSHA Standard 1926 Part AA – Confined Space Safety for Construction Sector

IES STATEMENT: OSHA CONSTRUCTION STANDARD 1926 SUB PART AA EFFECTIVE August 3, 2015 In May 2015, OSHA adopted regulations creating new safety standards and requirements for construction projects related to confined spaces. These requirements affect both owners and contractors of construction projects. The regulations went into effect August 3rd, with limited enforcement until October 2nd if parties adhere to certain minimum standards. We encourage project owners, safety managers and planners to familiarize themselves with the interim and final requirements. Sub Part AA of OSHA 1926 provides requirements for protecting workers on construction sites from potential hazards involving enclosed and confined…

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Industrial Emergency Services (IES) Increases Industrial Emergency Response Capability on the East Coast

Baton Rouge, Louisiana –  March 3, 2014  – Industrial Emergency Services, LLC (“IES”) (www.iesllc.com) announced this week that the company has established two additional bases of operation with equipment and firefighting personnel to expand the IES foot print on the East Coast. The locations include Linwood, PA and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The bases adds to IES’s capability to respond not only for marine firefighting incidents as part of the alliance with SVITZER Salvage, but also to industrial and transportation customers such as refineries, chemical plants and rail. “This new capability not only allows IES to support our existing customers, but…

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