Guidelines are constantly changing in response to managing the health and safety of workers during the pandemic. It can be challenging to keep up with all of the new requirements enforced by CDC, EEOC, OSHA, and local regulations. Total Safety now offers Health Compliance Officers (HCOs) to bridge the gap between your specific jobsite environments and local mandates, promoting compliance and creating a healthier workplace.
Hiring a Health Compliance Officer.
Our Health Compliance Officers are trained in current pandemic workplace guidelines, and they have the leadership skills to adequately address issues with the management team on current health compliance. They will provide sound recommendations that can be quickly implemented, checked, and reported.
Improved safety culture.
Total Safety’s mission is …to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide. Our Health Compliance Officers bring this mission to your jobsite to encourage a culture of compliance by educating employees on the latest best practices, monitoring compliance adherence, and delivering daily reports on how well implemented protocols are followed. Having the HCO on your jobsite can make a significant difference in creating a healthy, professionally managed jobsite that increases employee participation and improves morale.
Total Safety announced today the global launch of their new SafeTek™worker safety technology solutions that will improve the protection of workers worldwide. SafeTek™is a continuation of Total Safety’s commitment to delivering industry leading worker safety solutions that incorporate new and emerging connected, data-enabled technologies, equipment, and services.
Ensuring The Safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide
At Total Safety, providing a safe environment for workers worldwide is the company’s highest priority. In fact, it’s their mission. When it comes to hazardous conditions, no matter what industry or location, Total Safety is the company to count on to keep workers safe.
The Future of Worker Safety
“We are creating the future of worker safety with our advanced SafeTek™technology,” said George Ristevski, Total Safety Chief Executive Officer. “As we look forward, we will lead the next generation of safety technology. We will continue to innovate our safety solutions and expand our global reach. We envision a future where technology can assist all workers in hazardous and life-critical situations to bring them home safely. Our SafeTek™solutions will be at the forefront of worker safety technology and will help set the gold standard for connected safety innovations.”
Revolutionary Safety Technology
SafeTek™solutions empower work sites with the technologies and equipment to keep workers protected and connected 24/7. Industry leading safety monitoring software, wearable technologies, connected area monitoring, personal gas detection, and communications systems report critical safety related data in real-time, helping save lives and streamlining costs. Total Safety SafeTek™solutions include:
SafeTek Smart Monitor™– Real-time integrated Centralized Confined Space Monitoring (CCSM) technology maximizes worker safety in confined spaces, monitoring work atmosphere, activities, and employee identification remotely from a central control room.
SafeTek Shield™– From personal gas detection to lone worker location monitoring and fall recognition, wearable GPS-enabled devices with innovative technology monitor, alert, and provide immediate and real- time assistance to protect workers during critical situations.
SafeTek WorkZone™– Advanced connected atmospheric monitoring, mobile-connected smart inspections, alerts, and asset distribution and tracking safeguard job sites and ensure work site safety and compliance with OSHA regulations.
SafeTek Communications™– SafeTek’s 2-way radios, networks, and real-time connected communication systems provide a direct link with workers to a centralized control room for immediate assistance and responsive incident resolution.
SafeTek eDistribution™– Cutting-edge technology makes it easy to order, monitor, and distribute PPE and tooling. Total Safety’s suite of eProcurement solutions combines technology and advanced reporting to ensure you have supplies in stock for workforce safety.
SafeTek Hub360™– This multifunctional platform monitors worksites in real-time, displaying critical safety and performance data, incident reporting, gas exposure mapping, predictive analytics, and worker efficiency reports.
Total Safety’s innovative solutions and team of experts keep workers and worksites safe and in compliance with regulatory requirements. The company manages local, state, federal, and industrial compliance standards to ensure that businesses are OSHA compliant.
Making the Complex, Simple
Implementing permanent onsite digitization programs and/or temporary connected technology deployments for projects can be daunting, Total Safety has the data-enabled technology, equipment, people, and expertise to connect your workers to increase productivity and keep them safe. With Total Safety, you’re not just buying a product or service, you’re getting a safety focused, connected solutions technology partner who is reliable, professional, knowledgeable, and committed to protecting your business.
About Total Safety
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Total Safety is a leading provider of global integrated industrial safety services, strategies, and equipment. With nearly 4,000 employees and over 180 locations worldwide, they help customers increase employee safety, meet compliance, boost productivity, and reduce downtime. Total Safety is driven by an unwavering commitment to their mission …to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide®. See more.
Total Safety works with some of the world’s largest companies, currently protecting 50 million workers worldwide in industries such as refining, aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, and more. Join us on a mission to protect 200 million workers by 2025. To get started, call to speak with one of our safety expert technicians. Also, learn aboutSafeTek™and how Total Safety solutions can help safeguard your workforce.
When Safety Matters, We’re Ready
With advanced technology, over 250,000+ supplies and PPE, and a suite of comprehensive safety solutions, Total Safety has you covered – providing immediate service when you need it most. Total Safety delivers complete, cost-effective safety service solutions as promised and without compromise, with the resources and the support to back it up.
Total Safety and MSA are teaming up to offer rugged, reliable gas detection and our expert safety services to help make your worksite safer. MSA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of connected portable and fixed gas detection sensors that are customizable to meet the requirements of any jobsite challenge when it comes to gas detection and worker safety.
Total Safety’s experts are ready to help you select the right MSA single and/or multi-gas detector for your jobsite, industry, and work environments. Our solutions experts make complex connected gas solutions simple, with – technical expertise, robust training, emergency planning, and onsite services so you know your workers are connected to a safety expert 24/7.
Renting from Total Safety is smart! Our MSA gas detection rental fleet is compliant, calibrated, and tested to ensure safe operation. We have MSA gas detectors available immediately where you need it, when you need it.
MSA’s ALTAIR® 4XR Multi-gas Detector surpasses industry standards:
Survives 25 drops from 1.2 meters (MIL-STD-810G Drop Test 3rd Party Certified)
Survives an incidental 7.5-m drop onto concrete
Dust- and waterproof IP68 rating (2 meters for at least 1 hour)
Operating temperature range: -40°C to +60°C
4-year instrument & sensor warranty
The integrated MotionAlert tells others that a user has become immobile
User-activated InstantAlert notifies others of a potentially dangerous situation
Confirm compliance quickly with the Bump LED & on-screen checkmark – visible also by the S+H expert from hygienic distance
Bump and calibrate with 1/2 the test gas and in 1/2 the time vs. industry average
Bump and calibrate at a specified “Time of Day” with your MSA GALAXY® GX2 Automated Test System
Online fleet management availability with Safety io Grid Fleet Manager
Sense gas 2 times faster than the industry average with MSA’s XCell sensors
Quickly update MSA ALTAIR 4XR settings via the ALTAIR Connect app (available on the Google Play Store)
View live gas detector readings through Safety io grid live monitor locally on site or remotely
Ryan Bailey and Grace Ni held the low scores for the overall boy and girl categories at the Southern Texas PGA’s Bay Forest Junior Championship, supported by Total Safety, on Oct. 11-12. Bailey finished with a score of 138 in the 15-18 boys category. Grace Ni finished with a score of 143 in the 13-15 girls category.
Other champions included Jason Bryant for the 13-14 year old boys and Madison Kidd for the 16-18 year old girls. They finished with scores of 152 and 150, respectively.
With participation growing exponentially every year, the STPGA was glad to have the addition of Total Safety as a supporting sponsor for the championship.
“It’s a great thing whenever we can get additional sponsors for our junior events, but to have a local Houston-based company like Total Safety join in on the Bay Forest Junior Championship, it’s even better,” said STPGA Director of Junior Golf Thomas Hutton of the initial partnership.
Total Safety looks forward to working with STPGA in 2015.
Z-Monitoring Patented Confined Safety System Deepens Total Safety’s Solutions Sets.
Total Safety, the leading international safety solutions provider, today announced it has acquired Z-Safety Systems (d/b/a Z-Monitoring), designer and engineer of the Z-Monitoring Centralized Confined Space Monitoring System, from Z-Group. Z-Monitoring developed the only globally patented system to safely monitor and communicate with confined space personnel. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Full Story
Every year, Junior Achievement hosts a bowl-a-thon to raise funds for its mission: helping prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities
Each player was asked to raise $200 for Junior Achievement. Total Safety assisted toward that goal by donating $25 to each player and $25 to each team captain. Together, Total Safety raised $10,430 for Junior Achievement. Way to go!
Total Safety’s Houston area locations had a total of eleven teams participating in a fun-filled evening of bowling and whacky contests. Trophies were awarded for 1st-3rd place teams with highest scores and the best team costume. Prizes were awarded for the dance, karaoke and push-up contests. Everyone had their fill of pizza and fresh cookies.
1st place trophy was awarded to the Bipolar Rollers: team captain Sherri McNeill, Cesar Acosta, Michael Brasher, Heather Cornwell, Kacey Donaldson, Steve Self and Paul Ward
2nd place trophy went to Steve Long’s team: team captain Steve Long, Joshua Barnhill, Jamaal Landry, Jason Mulcare, Amanda Owen, and Pamela Owen
3rd place trophy went to Tammy Cossey’s team: team captain Tammy Cossey, Kristin Feril, Jon Mahan, David Watts and Mike Cossey
Best costume was awarded to the Spider Strikes: team captain Shelby Denison, Lynn Aven, Joanna Calzada, Jennie Gutierrez, John Helms and Jennika Simmons
Total Safety Gulf Coast was named Consultancy of the Year by the Oil and Gas Awards – Gulf Coast. The Consultancy of the Year Award recognizes third party business consultancy services provided to E&P or midstream companies within the Gulf Coast region. Eligible service providers included commodity value forecasting, M&A advice, strategy, tax planning and corporate compliance consultancies operating directly with oil and gas clients in the Gulf Coast region.
Entries needed to present relevance to the operations and corporate strategy of the Gulf Coast’s leading E&P and midstream firms, demonstrable expertise in their given field, successes including details and examples of collaborative achievements and measurable value to the client, and outstanding corporate citizenship including details of corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Total Safety employees around the world came together at their local offices on Jan. 18 to celebrate Safety Day. In fact, about 3,000 Total Safety employees assembled in 10 different countries within a 24-hour time period, in a very well-orchestrated and global event. From Dubai to North Dakota, South Africa to Australia more than 50 Total Safety locations held meetings covering a variety of safety topics. I will take you though some of my observations at the events that I attended, below.
Our strategy as a company is centered on delivering unmatched EHS performance for our clients. This involves the mitigation of health, safety and environmental risks that our clients have in their hazardous locations, worldwide. We do this by having the best people in the business, the best equipment, innovative processes and a broad set of service offerings. We also execute against this strategy by setting a great example. On our Safety day, we had something to celebrate as a group — in 2013 we set a world-class example. In fact, 96% of our locations operated without a recordable incident (as defined by OSHA), and our global Total Recordable Incident Rate finished the year at 0.26 – truly a world-class figure. While our goal will always be ZERO (and we will get there…), the results in 2013 are a fantastic step in that direction. Thanks to all of you for remaining diligent, thinking ahead and staying safe.
On Safety Day, I had the opportunity to participate in two of our events in the Houston area and have been pleased to hear of other successful local celebrations. It is nice to re-energize ourselves around our mission and to learn more about staying safe on and off the job.
Corporate Hosts First Safety Day
This was the first Safety Day for our corporate group. Our event was exciting with more than 150 people on hand to hear important presentations about the dangers of drinking and driving as well as safety around the home.
The message, entitled “Save a Life, Don’t Drive Drunk,” was delivered by our Accounts Payable Supervisor Terri Rodriguez and her husband, Mark. Terri and Mark founded Krysta’s Karing Angels to honor their daughter, Krysta, who was killed Feb. 11, 2010 at the age of 22 when the car she was a passenger in was struck broadside by a drunk driver. It was a painful testimonial to hear from a co-worker but a critical message to share with all.
Many of the members of KKA also attended and three of the survivors brought the wreckage of their loved one’s cars, all killed in drunk driving crashes. The stories were shocking but served an important purpose — to heighten awareness of just how tragic drunk driving can be.
Also attending was Head of Vehicular Crimes Division of Harris County Alison Baimbridge who spoke about the penalties for driving drunk in Houston.
Our thanks go out to the KKA volunteers who helped make our event memorable: Mark and Terri’s surviving children Krista, Dannielle and Eric; Stefanie Rhoades Zepeda, who pulled her mom’s car (Tammy Rhoades, killed 01-02-12 by drunk driver); Ross Jones, who pulled his daughter Emily’s truck (18-years-old, killed in March, 2011); Cody Lewis, a firefighter who pulled the other DWI fatality truck; and Kelsey Cornelius and Total Safety’s Shelby Denison, who ran the popcorn and snow cone machines.
Safety Day Mood Swing
Total Safety SVP Stenning Schueppert then lightened the mood with his humorous observations on what NOT to do at home if you want to stay safe. Prizes were distributed for the right safety answers. Afterward, we all went on a hunt with Spot the Safety Dog to find dangerous safety situations throughout the office.
Corporate Safety Day was quite a success. In addition to those already mentioned, others who helped make the Safety Day at corporate a great event were Amy Brast, Debbie Krolczyk, John Helms, Aaron Little, Javier Martinez, Kevin Croteau, Will Cruickshank and Jahvet Thomas.
On to Pasadena
About midway through the day, I drove to Pasadena to join our Safety Day events there, already in progress. It was another excellent event. Activities included guest speakers, hazard recognition exercises, team building activities, service recognition and site safety recognition. The event, held at the Pasadena Convention Center, was attended by more than 300 employees representing Malone, LaPorte, 16 branches of Rental and Compliance, EH&S and H2WR.
Guest speakers included Sam Smolik of LyondellBasell who commended Total Safety for the progress it has made in the Zero Direction; Bill Shaw of Evergreen Industrial whose topic was See It, Own It, Solve It; Marcos Pereira Munguia who gave a personal testimony about the dangers of Texting while Driving; and Les Rucker of Valero who spoke about a Caring Culture and how it requires courage, commitment, compassion and competence. We are very fortunate to have such loyal and dedicated customers that they will give up part of their weekend to come address our group.
This highlights for me something very powerful about what we do. We are all very fortunate to work in such an incredible industry, one that is dedicated to protecting workers’ safety and wellbeing. The job that we do, every day, ensures the safety and wellbeing of thousands of workers around the world. By their presence at our events, our customers are telling you just how thankful they are of the job that you do. There are others that are thankful as well – the families of all of those workers, your families, your colleagues, your management team and me. Thanks for everything you do for Total Safety and for our customer’s and each other.
Also, many thanks to the Safety Day Steering Committee including Terry Rimato, Scott Laughery, Paul Walker, April Bardwell, Libby Machalicek, Juliet Burton, Steve Beers, Margie Ruiz, Ricky Wagnon and Cheryl Dickerson. The events were a great success and we really appreciate the countless hours and effort you put into the events.
Safety Activities around the World
We have received a wonderful slide presentation recapping the events in our MEAA region. Participating locations included offices in Dubai, Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Cape Town, Australia and Iraq.
Attendees focused on recognizing hazards at home and work as well as participating in a hazard hunt. A safe driving presentation also included National Safety Council films for defensive driving and a briefing on local driving rules.
We would love to hear all about your local Safety Day celebrations. Please send photos and information to Cindy Landers who will publish a story on our round-the-world event in the next edition of SafetyLine.
Thank you all for participating, and many thanks to Steve Long and his team for coordinating with individuals in our local offices to ensure this successful global event.
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