Confined Space Standby
Confined Space has grown as an industry since August of 2015 when the general industry rule was merged into the Construction Rule (CFR 1910.146). This exposes hundreds of companies to the strict confined space rules that they may not have even been aware of previously. Add to that the fact that the Federal Civil Penalties Act of 2015 was signed into law on November 2 of 2015. That act greatly increased the minimum penalties that OSHA can impose (something OSHA has been lobbying for for years.) This law takes a 'serious' citation from $7,000 to $12,000 and a 'willful' or repeat violation all the way to $127,000. Clearly, if your work takes you into any kind of confined space, you need to be paying attention. But don't take our word for it, check out OSHA's update page dedicated to Confined Space Q&A.
ARS also offers consulation services to help your ensure your company is meeting all applicable compliance requirments. Use the form below to contact us for simple questions or complex permit entry plan development.
ARS has been providing standby rescue services, in compliance with 1910.146, for many years. Our rescuers are not simply trained to use the equipment, they have used it. All of our standby personnel are trained to meet the standards of NFPA 1006, NFPA 1670 and all applicable OSHA standards. All of our personnel work full time on career fire departments and special rescue teams. All of our personnel are certified Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. In short, all of our personnel are the most qualified rescuers you could have at your work site.