We provide technical rescue standby services including: confined space rescue, technical rope rescue, high angle rescue, trench rescue, and water rescue
Our occupational health and safety specialists/technicians collect data on and analyze work environments and procedures, along with performing site safety audits and inspections.
We offer point of collection testing (POCT), 5 and 10 panel rapid tests, breath alcohol testing (BAT), and hair tests. Collections are completed by professionally trained personnel. On-site testing is available.
Our trained technicians perform medical evaluation questionnaires (MEQ), respirator fit testing, and pulmonary function testing (PFT) to ensure that you are medically able to wear a respirator.
In conjunction with the Alliance Safety Council, we offer Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) classes several times a year.
CPR/AED/First Aid Training Classes, BLS Courses, EMT & EMR Training, Fire Extinguisher Training, Fire Watch & Hole Watch Staffing, Confined Space Rescue Training, Hazwoper Training, Medical (EMT/EMR) Standbys, Drone Services, COVID Testing, Audiometric (Hearing) Testing, & more.
The primary function of a rescue technician is to provide technical rescue standby for customer projects including confined space rescue, technical rope rescue, high angle rescue, trench rescue, and water rescue, as well as First Aid and CPR.
They assist in assessing risks, readying rescue equipment and planning practical and effective solutions towards safe working practices in compliance with client’s standards.
In case of accident, the rescue technician locates the patient, assesses any injuries, packages for extrication, removes patient from the threatening environment and turns over to EMS for medical attention and transport.
The rescue technician is capable with supervision of performing some safety functions such as rigging up of safety equipment, general gas monitoring functions, and confined space attendant duties. The Rescue Technician has been trained to calibrate equipment and to check to ensure that equipment offered is in proper working condition.
Occupational health and safety specialists/technicians collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures, along with performing site safety audits and inspections. Safety specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. Safety technicians work with specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.
Occupational health and safety specialists examine the workplace for environmental or physical factors that could affect employee health, safety, comfort, and performance. They may examine factors such as lighting, equipment, materials, and ventilation. Safety technicians may check to make sure that workers are using required protective gear, such as masks and hardhats.
A respirator can’t protect you if it doesn’t fit correctly. It’s that simple. Certain respirators, known as tight-fitting respirators, must form a tight seal with your face or neck to work properly. If your respirator doesn’t fit your face properly, contaminated air can leak into your respirator face-piece, and you could breathe in hazardous substances. So, before you wear a tight-fitting respirator at work, your employer must be sure that your respirator fits you.
In addition, before you use a respirator or are fit-tested, your employer must ensure that you are medically able to wear it.
So, what is a fit test? A “fit test” tests the seal between the respirator’s face-piece and your face. It takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to complete and is performed at least annually. After passing a fit test with a respirator, you must use the exact same make, model, style, and size respirator on the job.
A fit test should not be confused with a user seal check. A user seal check is a quick check performed by the wearer each time the respirator is put on. It determines if the respirator is properly seated to the face or needs to be readjusted.
A Qualitative fit test is a pass/fail test method that uses your sense of taste or smell, or your reaction to an irritant in order to detect leakage into the respirator face-piece. Qualitative fit testing does not measure the actual amount of leakage. Whether the respirator passes or fails the test is based simply on you detecting leakage of the test substance into your face-piece. Qualitative fit testing is normally used for half-mask respirators – those that just cover your mouth and nose. Half-mask respirators can be filtering face-piece respirators – often called “N95s” – as well as elastomeric respirators.
A Quantitative fit test uses a machine to measure the actual amount of leakage into the face-piece and does not rely upon your sense of taste, smell, or irritation in order to detect leakage. The respirators used during this type of fit testing will have a probe attached to the face-piece that will be connected to the machine by a hose.
The Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Program is designed for those in the safety and health field that coordinate safety and health plans; coordinate and conduct safety and health training; and provide support to safety and health managers. The COSS Series includes intense, curriculum-based programs that cater to the needs of the beginning safety practitioner, as well as to the experienced safety professional. This course is offered in conjunction with the Alliance Safety Council.