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Total Safety Announces CAO Appointment

Houston – February 5, 2007

Total Safety announces the addition of James E. Rief as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  He is responsible for Total Safety’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, and Risk Management teams.  Jim will be working with each of these departments to ensure that the departmental strategies and plans are aligned with the overall company goals as we continue to grow.  

Jim is very familiar with the industries and customers we serve, having led IT and human resource organizations for an oil and gas company and an international industrial service company prior to joining Total Safety.  

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services & equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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DLJ Merchant Banking Partners completes acquisition of Total Safety U.S., Inc.

December 8, 2006

DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a private equity investment affiliate of Credit Suisse, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Total Safety U.S., Inc. (“Total Safety” or the “Company”) from H.I.G. Capital LLC.  Total Safety is the leading outsourced provider of mission-critical industrial safety services and equipment to the refining, petrochemical, upstream and general industrial markets.  Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Total Safety serves a diverse global customer base either on-site or through one of its 27 regional centers.  The Company combines a comprehensive suite of safety products for sale or rent with a range of value added services to offer facilities a single outsourced solution for their safety needs.  The Company’s primary products include respiratory protection equipment, gas detection and monitoring devices, fire suppression equipment and general training services.  Within each of the product lines, the Company provides a variety of services including repair, inspection and preventative maintenance that improve safety compliance levels.  The Company, with approximately $110 million in annual sales, has recently accelerated its growth profile through geographic expansion and strategic acquisitions.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Total Safety U.S., Inc. was formed in December of 1994 to serve the safety needs of the oil and gas industry worldwide.  Over several years, the Company transformed itself through internal growth and acquisitions to become the industry leader in a comprehensive array of safety services in a variety of end markets.  Shortly after the Company acquired Well Safe, Inc. in April 2004, a new management team was put in place to execute a growth strategy.  Under the management team’s leadership, the Company has expanded the breadth of its product and service offerings and its geographic reach with the goal of transforming Total Safety into the premier global provider of integrated safety strategies and solutions for hazardous environments.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the current management team of Total Safety to continue to expand the Company’s footprint.” said Susan Schnabel, a partner at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners.  “As the leading provider of outsourced safety services, Total Safety is uniquely positioned in the marketplace with significant growth opportunities going forward.”

“DLJ Merchant Banking is an ideal partner for Total Safety as we continue to grow our Company both organically and through acquisitions.  The entire Total Safety team looks forward to continuing our recent momentum and stands committed to ensuring the safe wellbeing of workers worldwide” said David Fanta, CEO of Total Safety.

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services or equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Acquires Sola Safety and Controls Division from Sola Communications, LLC

July 24, 2006

Total Safety U.S., Inc. has acquired the assets of the Sola Safety and Controls Division from Sola Communications, LLC. Sola Communications, LLC, which is owned by an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, will remain an independent company focusing on communications services.

We are equally excited about the talented and motivated employees that are joining Total Safety through this merger. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, Sola Safety and Controls was founded in 1994 and has been providing quality safety services to the upstream sector in the Gulf of Mexico The primary services offered are sales, service, installation, and maintenance of H2S detection and respiratory systems, fire suppression and detection systems, and aids to navigation. In addition to the office in Lafayette, Sola has service centers in Mobile, Alabama and Larose, Louisiana.

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

Learn more about how Total Safety can provide your company with industrial communication services & equipment by calling us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Announces a New Location in Texas

July 21,  2006

Exciting changes continue to take place at Total Safety U.S., Inc. We are pleased to announce the opening of our Freeport Service Center located in Clute, TX.

The Freeport Service Center will further our mission to provide safety solutions to our valued customers in the Freeport, Clute, Sweeny, and Chocolate Bayou areas. Our number one priority is to continue to provide our customers quality, cost effective service, and our goal is to become your preferred provider for all of your safety service solutions.

Terry Rimato, Branch Manager, and Edgar Gonzales, Account Manager, will be your primary contacts at this Service Center, please contact them at:

Total Safety
903 Industrial Road
Clute, TX  77531
Business: 979-265-4338
Fax: 979-265-4230

To learn more about Total Soafety or any of our industrial safety service centers, call us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Announces New Location in Wyoming

Total Safety’s Wyoming Service Center is now located at:
106 Meadow Drive, Suite A
Evanston, WY 82930

February 26, 2006

Total Safety is proud to announce the opening of our Wyoming Service Center, based in Evanston, WY. Managed by Kevin Steinbrink, the new office is yet another concrete illustration of our commitment to meet our customers’ demands for local service and on-site expertise. As with all Total Safety Service Centers world-wide, the office will leverage Total Safety’s vast network of best-in-class safety processes and the industry’s deepest network of safety professionals.

Office location information:
113 Commerce, Unit B
Evanston, WY 82930
Phone: 307-789-0980
Fax: 307-789-3027

To learn more about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services centers, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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