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MCA – 2012 Confined Space Rescue

MCA – 2012 Confined Space Rescue. Topics for Today. Review 1915.12 (e) - Rescue Provisions Shipyard Rescue Team Outside Rescue Team Equipment review. CSE Statistics. About 2.1 million workers enter confined spaces each year. 50,000 emergency responses 300 fatalities each year

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MCA – 2012 Confined Space Rescue

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  1. MCA – 2012Confined Space Rescue

  2. Topics for Today • Review 1915.12 (e) - Rescue Provisions • Shipyard Rescue Team • Outside Rescue Team • Equipment review

  3. CSE Statistics • About 2.1 million workers enter confined spaces each year. • 50,000 emergency responses • 300 fatalities each year • 60% of the recorded deaths are rescuers

  4. Rescue Requirements • 1915.12 (e) - Rescue Teams • The employer shall either establish a shipyard rescue team or arrange for an outside rescue team which will respond promptly to a request for rescue service. • 1915.12(e)(1) • Shipyard rescue teams shall meet the following criteria:

  5. Rescue requirements • 1915.12(e)(1)(i) • Each employee assigned to the shipyard team shall be provided with and trained to use the personal protective equipment he or she will need, including respirators and any rescue equipment necessary for making rescues from confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres. • 1915.12(e)(1)(ii) • Each employee assigned to the shipyard rescue team shall be trained to perform his or her rescue functions including confined and enclosed and other dangerous atmosphere entry.

  6. Rescue requirements • 1915.12(e)(1)(iii) • Shipyard rescue teams shall practice their skills at least once every 12 months. Practice drills shall include the use of mannequins and rescue equipment during simulated rescue operations involving physical facilities that approximate closely those facilities from which rescue may be needed. • Note to paragraph (e)(1)(iii): If the team performs an actual rescue during the 12 month period, an additional practice drill for that type of rescue is not required.

  7. Rescue Requirements • Rescue drill considerations • Equipment: • Good time to do: • refresher equipment training (document) • Annual inspection of equipment (document) • Review of rescue plans before drill is a must: • Review specific job duties • Spaces in facility • Issues that arose in the past year • Training and certification issues

  8. Rescue Requirements • Rescue drill considerations (cont) • Perform multiple rescues using: • Different personnel • Weight, height etc • Multiple spaces • Entry and Non Entry rescue

  9. Rescue requirements • 1915.12 (e)(1)(iv) • At least one person on each rescue team shall maintain current certification in basic first aid which includes maintenance of an airway, control of bleeding, maintenance of circulation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills.

  10. Rescue requirements • 1915.12(e)(2) • The employer shall inform outside rescue teams of the hazards that the team may encounter when called to perform confined and enclosed space or other dangerous atmosphere rescue at the employer's facility so that the rescue team can be trained and equipped. • Note to paragraph (e): The criteria for in-house rescue, listed in paragraph (e)(1) can be used by the employer in evaluating outside rescue services.

  11. Rescue requirements • 1915.12(f) • Exchanging hazard information between employers. Each employer whose employees work in confined and enclosed spaces or other dangerous atmospheres shall ensure that all available information on the hazards, safety rules, and emergency procedures concerning those spaces and atmospheres is exchanged with any other employer whose employees may enter the same spaces.

  12. Tripod rescue system Personnel/Material Hoist For material and personnel lowering and raising Rescuer SRL Fall Protection Rescue Man Rated for rescue only! Rescue Equipment

  13. Rescue Equipment • Davit Arm System • Permanent mount • Concrete • Steel • Portable mount • Base stays in place • Advantages • 360 degree usage • Keeps are around entry point open • Telescoping arm

  14. Allows you to bring atmosphere with you 30, 45 and 60 minutes Fit test required for wearer Flow test req. (2 yr) Hydro testing req. (5 yr) Communication equipment is available SCBA

  15. Rescue Equipment • Premaire Escape • Supplied air system • Up to 300 ft • 5 or 10 minute escape bottles • Advantages • Extended rescue time • Light weight • Disadvantages • Rescuer is tethered

  16. Rescue Products • Rescue Utility System (RUS) • Raising or lowering people or equipment • Pulleys have a built-in anti-reversing lock • 4:1 mechanical advantage

  17. Rescue Equipment • Rescue pole • Used for attaching to victim in a remote area • Remote hook • Pole length up 24 ft

  18. Rescue Equipment • Rescue Cradle • Easily donned by rescue workers • Positions body upright, even if unconscious • Needs at least a 3 foot opening

  19. Rescue Products • SKED • Basic Rescue System • Stretcher • Horizontal Lifting Slings • Vertical Lifting Slings • Tow Strap • Web Handles

  20. Best Practices… • If possible – plan and set-up for non-entry rescue • Need to maintain retrieval line connection • Exception: ability to enter with SCBA and connect line • Always limit the number of rescuers in the space • Minimize exposure to known or potential hazards • Rescue equipment staged appropriately

  21. Best Practices… • Communication with local rescue services a must • Quarterly or have yearly walk through • Invite RS to your training sessions • Ask RS to look over rescue plans • Consider compatible equipment • Gas monitors • SCBA’s

  22. Discussion… Wrap up and questions...

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