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Personnel Management Kiosk

The Next Generation of Access Security is Here

Personnel Management Kiosk

The country is opening back up, and there is no doubt that many of the new protocols are here to stay. At this point, everyone is familiar with expectations to social distance, going through temperature screening and wearing a mask.  Technologies have emerged to help make compliance faster, and safer.

The future of interactive security is here. Our Personnel Management Kiosk is low profile, so that it fits anywhere. Our platform is customizable to meet your unique security protocols, and provides real-time analytics, so you always know who is on your premises. Importantly, it can assess temperature in only 2 seconds from three feet away! If your facility requires workers and visitors to wear a mask, our kiosk can alarm to re-enforce this, too. If a protocol is no longer required, such as wearing a face mask, it’s easy to disable these features. Watch this video to see how it works!

The kiosk uses AI technology that features a high-performance biometric algorithm for rapid facial recognition and identification.  Our system can be custom set up with a time stamp to track when employees arrive, access expiration dates for contractors, and more. Add new users to the database in seconds!

The system is expandable and can be connected to other kiosks, security systems and turnstiles. Data analytics allow you to gain insight on who is entering the facility, arrival times, and more. Features such as temperature screening, mask alerts, and alarms can be turned off and on as needed.

  • Virtual Receptionist
  • Entry Access
  • Facial Recognition
  • Temperature Scan
  • Face Mask Recognition
  • Alarms
  • Company News/Info Kiosk

Call me today to discuss: Clint Palermo |281-812-5936 |

Getting Back to Work with Total Safety

Worker wellbeing is what drives Total Safety to be one of the safest companies in the world. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, we quickly pivoted our resources to meet this unique demand for our customers. Our Medical Management Division went to work developing programs to meet the standards issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As the pandemic evolves, so does Total Safety’s offerings.

We are proud of the work our Medical Management Division has done to support our clients in navigating the new CDC guidelines and keeping facilities running as safely as possible. Our customers agree that our Medical Management services have been the key to helping implement new safety standards including (but not limited to) our on-site services such as, temperature screenings, COVID-19 CDC wellness interviews, and COVID-19 antibody testing. (See all Services here)

During the beginning of the pandemic, reliable COVID-19 antibody testing was almost impossible to acquire. But, as testing procedures improved, and quality products started being produced, Total Safety was able to source two of the highest-quality most accurate antibody tests available.

If you are wondering if COVID-19 Antibody testing could be part of your back to work tactic – we are here for you! We have been doing COVID-19 Antibody testing for over a month in locations all over the US. We have screened workers departing for offshore locations, workers in the petrochemical environment working in confined spaces, and multiple municipal workforces in Indiana. (Download a case study)

What to Expect.

  • Our Team of Medical Professionals come to your worksite or designated location (US only)
  • We interview each person for COVID-19 exposure and wellness questionnaire
  • We perform an easy finger-stick test on each person
  • In less than 10 minutes the person will have the results of their COVID-19 antibody test.
  • Results show:
    • The development of antibodies indicating a past infection.
    • The development of antibodies indicating a recent infection.
    • Negative antibodies indicating no exposure to COVID-19.

For more information about our COVID-19 antibody test, please call (or email) us for more information.

Contact: Mark Barker  | |






Worker with Covid-19 Fire Resistant Mask

Available Now! Fire Resistant Face Mask

Worker with Covid-19 Fire Resistant Mask

We’ve Got you Covered! 

As the number of cases of the coronavirus continues to increase, the CDC has now issued a recommendation for everyone to wear a face-covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Protect your workforce by providing quality facemasks for your employees. The mask can protect your workforce from possible exposure to the coronavirus by preventing airborne particles into the air when the wearer speaks, coughs, or sneezes. The use of a mask helps prevent people from touching contaminated surfaces and then their face, further inhibiting the spread of the virus. 

The Specs.

  • CAT 2 Protection: ATPV 10.6 cal/cm2
  • Made with 6.5oz. FR Interlock knit 100% Cotton knit fabric
  • Inner layer 5.3 oz Non-FR single Jersey 100% cotton for extra protection and comfort
  • ASTM F1506,NFPA 70E, OSHA 29 CFR1910.269,CAN/CGSB 155.20, CAN/CGSB 155.22.
  • UL certified NFPA2112-2008
  • OEKE-TEX Standard 100
  • Durable in industrial high temperature washers
  • One-Size-Fits-All

Call me today for more information and to place your order!

Garret Colonna
S and S Supplies & Solutions – A Total Safety Company


NOW AVAILABLE! IR Smart Scan Solution

Protect your workforce with early detection of COVID-19

According to the CDC, an elevated body temperature is the first sign of illness.  It can take up to five days after exposure to COVID-19 for a person to display symptoms.  In that amount of time, there is a heightened risk of exposure to other workers the person has contact with and potential contamination to the facility. Evaluating the body temperature of all who enter your worksite could be the key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and protecting your most valuable asset, your employees.

At Total Safety, our mission is to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Worker Worldwide, and we have developed a range of services to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic, including Thermal Radiometry/ Thermal Imaging based Smart Scanning Technologies.

Total Safety now offers IR Smart Scan Technology

Total Safety IR Smart Scan Solution combine body temperature measuring technology with our professional technicians.  Our thermal imaging technology allows for a single person to efficiently and accurately monitor large groups of people entering your facility. Since the thermal imaging Smart Scanning technology reads body temperature in real-time as they walk by in an organized manner, this allows workers, with normal temperatures, to enter the facility quickly reducing wait times.

Thermal Imaging Smart Scanning reduces the risk of unnecessary person-to-person contact by managing social distancing while workers advance through the scanning process. If the scanning technology indicates that a worker l has elevated body temperature, a Total Safety Scanning Technician will manage the individual in a respectful and safe manner and in accordance with client protocols. If desired, Total Safety Screening Technician will administer a full COVID-19 evaluation procedure to confirm the individual’s elevated body temperature that follows best practices from the CDC, WHO, and our Medical Director. If needed, we can provide additional medical services and recommendations for further care based on results.

Why Total Safety

Total Safety can provide a level of expertise other service providers cannot match. We have over 15 years of experience with Thermal Radiometry/Thermal Imaging technology and equipment. Our trained professional staff will install and set up all equipment to make the process simple. Additionally, Total Safety IR Smart Scanning Services has the backing of our Medical Management Division and Medical Director. This provides clients with a high-level of medical oversight, and assurance not seen from competitors. Our Medical Management Division will be directly involved with the service offering giving high-level support if elevated body temperatures (EBT) are identified. Total Safety’s combined Smart Scanning Services and Medical Management Solutions are a powerful blending of expertise to combat the potential of COVID19 entering client locations. This support model is second to none and will give peace of mind for employers and employees alike.  In addition to turnkey Thermal Imaging Smart Scanning Services, we offer products to protect workers with push-to-talk communication equipment, atmospheric monitoring, breathing air systems, fire protection systems, and much more.

Connect with our safety experts today to learn more about solutions that fit your business.

Clint Palermo | Phone: 281.812.5936 |

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Protect Your Workforce with COVID-19 Antibody Screening Services

Protecting your workforce as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact facilities and employees around the world should be your top priority. Following guidelines for social distancing, sanitation of work areas, and PPE help to an extent. However, knowing who has the virus, and who is at risk, is critical to managing worker safety and halting the spread of COVID-19. Total Safety‘s mission is to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide, and we have developed a broad range of services to help you manage this medical crisis, including COVID-19 Antibody* Screening! Download pdf!

COVID-19 Antibody Screening

Total Safety is ready to assist you with screening your entire workforce with a fast and easy blood screening. The simple “finger stick” blood screening looks for immunoglobulin markers and provides a simple positive or negative antibody reading in 15 minutes. Your employees can be cleared quickly to enter the job site confident in the knowledge that they are not a threat to their co-workers for spreading COVID-19.

If an employee tests positive for antibodies indicating COVID-19 or they are displaying symptoms, our trained staff will be able to consult with the person immediately and recommend next steps. They will be provided with information that can be used to request further testing from their personal or company physician to confirm their exposure to COVID-19.

Healthy Worker Population & Confidence

As you consider strategies to prevent workers who may be asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 from spreading the disease to others, keep in mind the real results a blood screen can provide. Leveraging Total Safety’s COVID-19  services, like temperature screening, self-screening portal, and antibody blood screening will go a long way toward getting your fit-for-duty employees back to work safely and confidently.

CONTACT US TODAY! See other COVID-19 Related Services here!

Contact: Mark Barker  |  Phone:713.353.7103   |  Email:

* Testing of whole blood through finger stick samples to detect IgG or IgM antibodies to the COVID-19 virus. Test results indicate recent exposure, past exposure, or never exposed with greater than 94% accuracy.

Industrial Fire Protection and Life Safety Inspections in a Pandemic

Protecting our people and assets amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – by Don Cox, Fire Protection Expert

This unprecedented pandemic and the actions that are being taken to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus could not even have been thought of only a few short weeks ago. With the attention to the daily changing needs operationally and administratively it is easy for us to inadvertently divert our attention away from the fire protection and life safety systems in our facilities. As production activities continue in many locations with reduced staffing, we have to perform a balancing act to ensure safe daily operations continue and that the safety systems in place are operational and not compromised. Although the following statement was written specific to the commercial and residential markets it certainly applies to the petrochemical and refining industry.

“The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®), a global leader in fire, life and electrical safety, is urging officials to ensure that fire protection and life safety systems be maintained in all commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings throughout the global pandemic. NFPA further urges that the personnel and vendors that service those systems be deemed essential. As government officials across the globe issue travel directives and ask non-essential employees to work remotely during the pandemic, once fully-occupied buildings are near vacant or dramatically underused.” –  The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) Download your copy of the Guidance for Maintaining Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems.

Many systems within industrial facilities can be partially verified by visual only inspections. In these challenging times we at Total Safety can support you by reducing the need for your operations teams to verify these systems. Modified inspection, testing protocols, and programs can be quickly developed to assess system and equipment readiness to respond if called upon. To ensure that your systems are fully operational in the event of an incident or emergency we at Total Safety stand ready to support you with real service solutions to protect your people and assets. Whether you are a current client or one in immediate need please call today and allow us to take point in assessing, modifying, or developing a program to maintain your life safety systems throughout this crisis. Amid these challenging times we remain devoted to our mission W3…to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide.®

To learn more and schedule a maintenance appointment contact Don Cox at or 281.291.4882

Worker Filling out COVID-19 Online Self-Screening Portal

Online COVID-19 Self-Screening Portal Available NOW!

Worker Filling out COVID-19 Online Self-Screening Portal

Get a Head Start on Controlling the Spread of COVID-19.
Protecting Heroes. Total Safety protects your workforce by taking extra precautions to contain the risk of exposure to COVID-19 with a self-screening portal for your employees. This tool enables early detection of workers with possible exposure or symptoms BEFORE they report to work and potentially contaminate the jobsite, then infect others.

COVID-19 Self-Screening Portal.
Total Safety now offers a COVID-19 Self-Screening Portal that can be used in addition to our Onsite Medical Screening services. With the HIPAA-compliant portal, you can manage the health of your worksite with insight for just $25 per screening.

The online assessment is fast and easy! Employees are issued an access code to log onto the COVID-19 Self-Screening Portal online at home, or anywhere, using a computer or mobile device. When promoted the user answers four questions derived from the CDC and WHO that screen for potential exposure and infection. Results are emailed to your organization in PDF format immediately upon submission.

If an employee answers positively to any of the exposure questions, they are directed to self-quarantine, call their doctor, and call their employer. If they answer positively to the infection question, they are directed to the CDC Coronavirus Self Checker for steps to self-isolate and the proper procedures for seeking medical care while minimizing risk to others. Either way, this employee will not be entering the workplace preventing possible. further risk of contamination and infection.

Once cleared by the COVID-19 Portal Screener, the user is instructed proceed to the job site where they can be tested for current fever using a non-contact thermometer and observed for signs and symptoms of infectious disease. Download PDF here!

Healthy Worker Population & Confidence.
Having professional medical resources and an emergency management plan in place will help your employees feel confident about showing up to work knowing that extra measures are being taken to monitor their health and environment, including protecting the health of front-line screening professionals.

Total Safety can provide a level of care beyond medical staff and equipment, being experts in emergency planning and preparedness for your entire job site. In addition to turnkey medical services, we offer products to protect workers remotely with video surveillance, push to talk communication equipment, atmosphere monitoring, breathing air systems, and much more. W3…to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide®

Contact us today! Download Self-Screening Portal pdf here.


Deborah Black Phone: 337.839.6351 Email:

COVID-19 Screening

Total Safety now offers COVID-19 Screening Stations

COVID-19 Screening

Reduce the Spread of COVID-19.

Your workforce is your most valuable asset. Though work sites have been made safer through stricter standards being enforced by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) plus the use of advanced personal protection equipment, the threat of workplace exposure is unavoidable.

The first step in containing the risk of the spread of COVID-19 is to have additional safety precautions and necessary oversight plans in place so individuals can be protected.  Increase your level of preparedness to manage and care for new cases of COVID-19 with Total Safety.

Onsite Medical Evaluations and Monitoring.

At Total Safety. worker wellbeing is what drives us to be one of the safest companies in the world. We have taken extra measures to educate our team on the latest evaluation protocols for the COVID-19 virus according to the strictest standards in compliance with CDC, WHO, and our Medical Director.

Total Safety has trained and equipped teams ready to navigate you through this pandemic. We offer COVID-19 health evaluations and monitoring support to ensure all precautions are being taken to protect your employees and the worksite. (Download the COVID-19 Screener flyer for details.)

Healthy Worker Population & Confidence.

Having professional medical resources and an emergency management plan in place will help your employees feel our confident about showing up to work knowing that extra measures are being taken to monitor their health and environment.

Total Safety can provide a level of care beyond medical staff and equipment, being experts in emergency planning and preparedness for your entire job site.  In addition to turnkey medical services, we offer products to protect workers remotely with video surveillance, push to talk communication equipment, atmosphere monitoring, breathing air systems, and much more. 

Comprehensive COVID-19 Health Screening service is available in the United States. For more information please contact Mark Barker, Senior Vice President: or 713.353.7103


3 Ways to Increase Industrial Worksite Fire Prevention and Safety

At industrial worksites, employees may be exposed to flammable or explosive materials. This exposure risk could result in burns or other fire-related injuries that may endanger worker well-being. To prepare for fire emergencies, employers should educate their employees on medical treatment and prevention for burns.

Train workers to assess burns
Recognizing and treating burns is an important aspect of a workplace first-aid program, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workers should determine the type of burn, such as a thermal or electrical burn, before applying medical treatment. Additionally, employees must understand the extent of the burn.

The Mayo Clinic notes there are three classifications of the severity of the burn: first degree, second degree and third degree burns. The least serious is first degree burns, which are considered superficial burns. On the opposite side of the spectrum, third degree burns mean all layers of the skin are burned.

Providing workers access to a first-aid kit for fire-related injuries is critical.

In case of major burns, employees should contact emergency medical providers and provide medical attention to those who are hurt. The Mayo Clinic recommends having a cool, moist bandage or cloth towel to cover the burn. Checking employees for movement and making sure they are breathing is also a suggested step for severe burns. Employers should help workers be familiar with where necessary first-aid equipment is located.

Educate workers on health and safety procedures for burns
In the event a worker experiences a burn, employers should prepare workers for what to do in an emergency depending on the seriousness of the burn. For example, the Mayo Clinic advises cooling the burn under cool running water for 10 or 15 minutes to lower swelling. Additionally, workers may apply a gauze bandage loosely around the burn area to protect the skin.

Evaluate workplace for fire risks and focus on prevention 
Prevention is the key to preventing fire-related injuries. In addition to providing supplies for work areas where staff are at risk for fires and explosions, employers can also implement fire hazard analysis. Fire hazard analysis will aid in positioning emergency response services and equipment, such as fire extinguishers and air monitoring machinery, where employees need them the most.  This process is crucial to help industrial worksites identify areas where workers are exposed to fire hazards, such as places for flammable liquid storage and production.

Total Safety Announces the Acquisition of Pacific Coast Tool to Expand its Presence in the Power Utility Segment

HOUSTON, November 6, 2019 (Newswire) – Total Safety, the world’s leading provider of integrated safety technologies and services, announced today that it has acquired Pacific Coast Tool (Pac Coast) to expand its distribution offerings to power utility customers.  Pac Coast is based in Southern California serving utility and industrial customers with supplies, tools and safety products. Pac Coast will operate and be integrated under Total Safety’s specialty distribution business unit, which operates under the S&S Supplies and Solutions brand.

“Pac Coast immediately expands our presence in the power utility segment, particularly in Southern California,” said George Ristevski, CEO.  “It continues our strategy of diversifying into attractive end markets where our expertise in hazardous environments is highly valued.”

“The acquisition of Pac Coast is a perfect fit within our S&S operations,” said Tracy Tomkovicz, President, S&S. “We are particularly excited about sharing our complementary capabilities to better service our customers and to help Total Safety expand into the power utility space,” said Steve Tomkovicz, Senior Vice President, Business Development. “Pac Coast will allow us to open a new protective equipment laboratory in Southern California to expand our capabilities in the local market for safety and protective gear.”

About Total Safety:

Total Safety is the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, equipment and compliance solutions, providing safety equipment, technology and data that make a meaningful difference in the way businesses run.  Based in Houston, Texas and operating from 200 locations in more than 20 countries, our nearly 3,600 employees help our customers increase employee health and safety, meet compliance and regulatory requirements, boost productivity and reduce downtime.  Driven by our unwavering commitment to our mission  …to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide® we work across all sectors, including power utilities, oil and gas, petrochemical and refining, manufacturing, construction, and automotive. Visit us at to learn more.