Moran Environmental Recovery

October 2013


Confined Space Rescue Module

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Many workers are killed each year while working in confined spaces. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, approximately 60% of the fatalities have been would-be rescuers who are not fully trained and adequately equipped. Needless to say, appropriate training, equipment, and planning is extremely important for workers with confined space rescue (CSR) responsibilities. MER recognizes this importance and strives to, not only provide specialized training to CSR personnel, but to ensure that a high level of proficiency is maintained. To help accomplish this, MER has introduced the CSR Modular to our training program. The CSR Modular is a structure designed by the Health and Safety Team to address MER’s specific CSE/CSR training needs, as well as ensure OSHA regulatory compliance by simulating actual space dimensions and configurations employees may work in. The structure contains multiple portals in various sizes and shapes, allowing for horizontal and vertical entries. Inside the modular, the structure is divided into two sections. One side contains two levels with low ceiling heights and removable wall inserts to simulate tanks with baffles, while the other side provides for the use of high-angle rope rescue systems. Additionally, the structure can be sealed for simulation of a hazardous atmosphere to utilize supplied air or Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA). As an added bonus, the CSR Modular is transportable, which means MER employees across the organization will be able to utilize it to practice various rescue scenarios. Keep an eye out for this exciting new addition!

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October Safety Brief

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Note from Leanne

As we begin the last quarter of 2013, I'd like the organization to take a moment to reflect on our successes so far this year and consider our path to success for the remainder of the year. So far in 2013, we've seen tremendous growth with regards to our safety program and Best-in-Class culture. We continue to see successful cultural integration within our Family of Companies and as our organization grows, so does our appreciation for cultural diversity with a universal goal of employee safety.

For a complete copy of our October Safety Brief, please click here.

 

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