Optimum Safety Management / Amerisafe Group: The extraordinary safety services and solutions you’ve been using from Optimum Safety Management will now be provided to you by Amerisafe Consulting and Safety Services, LLC (ACSS). The same great team, now with even more resources and solutions to support your mission.
Amerisafe Group’s Confined Space Rescue Services provide confined space services and rescue services which are executed by highly-trained Rescue Professionals, all specifically trained in technical rescue (meeting both OSHA 1910.146 and NFPA 1670 requirements) and emergency response medical services (EMT and/or Paramedic certification).
During these confined space rescue service operations, Amerisafe’s personnel help manage standby rescue activities by actively coordinating entry personnel, focusing on OSHA 1910.146 and the New 1926 Subpart AA.
Companies should invest in safety rescue training for a variety of compelling reasons, as doing so can have numerous benefits for the organization and its employees. Here are some key reasons why companies should prioritize safety rescue training:
Amerisafe Group provides Confined Space Attendant/Entry Supervisor & Standby/Rescue Services. Our professionals are expertly trained in Technical Rescue and Emergency Response Medical Services to respond & rescue. Our operations are as follows:
Amerisafe Group’s unique approach to Confined Space Standby Rescue activities:
We operate under the acronym STRIVE
To be in OSHA compliance, employers are required to provide Rescue Services to remove a worker from danger if they become trapped or injured in a Confined Space. In addition to Confined Space Rescue, Amerisafe Group offers site-specific Technical Rescue disciplines including:
Our professional rescue team has experience in both low-angle and high-angle rescue environments such as rappelling, ascending, and descending outside a structure, vessels and steep terrain.
Trenches and excavations are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries yearly due to accidental asphyxiation, entrapment and exposure to toxins. Our rescue professionals are trained to evaluate current means of rescue in a trench.
Trenches and excavations are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries yearly due to accidental asphyxiation, entrapment and exposure to toxins. Our rescue professionals are trained to evaluate current means of safety trenching and excavation.
In the event of an emergency—Confined Space Inventory is an essential resource.
Amerisafe Group’s Confined Space Inventory highlights information essential to reduce ambiguity in Confined Spaces such as:
Inventory and compliance audit also includes conducting a site review, a written inventory review with photographs and a final report.
Amerisafe Group provides all the best confined space standby rescue hardware (equipment and monitors) for all of its personnel. These confined space services and activities are tailored to the emergency preparedness needs of the client, including Attendant and Consultation roles and Standby Rescue in both non-IDLH and IDLH environments. Our nationwide network of certified technical rescuers provides both confined space entry and non-entry rescue staffing and equipment for any jobsite. Amerisafe Group owns several rescue trailers for on-site rescue and confined space training.
Our confined space rescue training is multi-faceted. The goal of this training is to educate teams on safe rescue to ensure they understand critical emergency operations. In case of an emergency, you want your team educated as much as possible on rescue equipment and the requirements of the safety industry. The more you know, the more you can work toward creating a workplace culture that promotes safety.
Amerisafe offers evaluation of current level of compliance, classification of confined spaces, in classroom and manipulative skill training sessions. Our trainers and rescue personnel are certified firefighters and rescuers who specialize in vertical permit required confined space services, collapse, and trench rescue. Many have contributed to the technical rescue curriculum that has been implemented throughout the Midwest, especially in Illinois. Amerisafe’s personnel have both extensive content knowledge and hands-on field experience of confined space entry, first aid, and rescue.
Amerisafe Group provides confined space services in training, evaluation, and auditing for any jobsite or facility. The confined space training covers all elements of OSHA’s new Confined Space for Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA, which establishes requirements for companies whose employees engage in construction activities at a jobsite with one or more confined spaces. All training in Technical Rescue focuses on Awareness, Operations, and Technical levels according to NFPA 1670.
An informal classroom review session covering aspects of OSHA 1910.146 with entry participants and rescue personnel.
Focuses on equipment and entry operations into confined space. In this training, Amerisafe Group will utilize your organization’s equipment to ensure proper education and knowledge of the rescue equipment. Any additional equipment needed for training purposes will be provided by Amerisafe Group.
In Confined Space Rescue comprehensive training, formal and written recommendations are presented to your organization, focusing on the means of entry into the space. The recommendations include a review of current confined space entry equipment, policies, and procedures, as well as suggestions for improvement.
Amerisafe Group offers Fire Watch & Fire Safety & Prevention Services for workplace safety, earning a well-deserved reputation with experienced and qualified safety professionals that are well-versed in many industries nationwide.
Our goal is to maintain and ensure a safe workplace environment and to provide the safest operation in every aspect of your business needs. Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services also provides your business and staff with the highest standard of fire safety training and fire risk assessments required by the government to meet Local and National Fire Safety Codes. Investing in our emergency response services helps ensure the safety and well-being of your workforce.
Here at Amerisafe, our Fire Watch personnel have been trained in all aspects of:
Amerisafe Fire Watch personnel will perform pre-job inspections to ensure flammable materials and safety hazards have been removed prior to the start-up of the task. We believe the best way to fight a fire is to prevent it from happening!
Rescue teams follow strict guidelines to assess a situation, determine a safe action plan, and then locate victims. From there, they follow rescue procedures and an emergency response plan to safely extricate the individuals. You can learn more about the OSHA rescue guidelines here.
According to OSHA, there are three types of confined space rescue: Non-entry, entry by others, and entry by trained employees from the company.
Entry rescue refers to the act of the rescuer entering a confined space where the victims are trapped. This process does place the rescuer in potential danger, which is why proper training is critical.