Rescue Standby Services | OSHA Trained Safety Techs | Drug Screening & Breath Alcohol Testing | MEQ & Respirator Fit Testing
PowerSafe Computer Training | Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)
rescue standby services
The primary function of the Safety/Rescue Technician is to provide technical rescue standby for customer projects including confined space rescue and technical rope rescue, as well as first aid and CPR. He/she will 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, 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 Safety/ 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 Safety/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 and technicians collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. 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. Technicians may check to make sure that workers are using required protective gear, such as masks and hardhats.
drug screening & breath alcohol testing
In order to keep your workers safe, SafetyMedic provides:
– Specimen collection by trained personnel
– Point of collection testing (POCT) rapid tests
– Breath alcohol testing
– Mobile unit testing
meq & respirator fit testing
A respirator can’t protect you if it doesn’t fit your face. 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 facepiece, 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 facepiece 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.
There are two types of fit tests: Qualitative and Quantitative.
Qualitative fit testing 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 facepiece. 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 facepiece.
Qualitative fit testing is normally used for half-mask respirators – those that just cover your mouth and nose. Half-mask respirators can be filtering facepiece respirators – often called “N95s” – as well as elastomeric respirators.
Quantitative fit testing uses a machine to measure the actual amount of leakage into the facepiece 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 facepiece 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.