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Total Safety Releases New Edition of Services and Products Catalog

Total Safety releases a new edition of its Services and Products Catalog.Total Safety, the leading global provider of integrated safety solutions and services, announces the release of its new services and products catalog. Current with industry trends, the catalog presents the latest industrial safety services and equipment and keeps customers outfitted with the best the market has to offer.

State-of-the-Art Safety Equipment and Services

Featuring a range of safety equipment — from the tried-and-true to the latest-and-greatest — Total Safety’s catalog is designed to give the reader a glimpse at equipment and services that are geared towards keeping their workers, community and environment safe.

The catalog features eight sections of safety equipment for rent and/or purchase, including:

Respiratory Protection
Gas Detection
Fire Protection
Communications
Fall Protection
Safety
Marine Specialties
Specialty

“Customers can shop a wide range of equipment for rent or purchase and be assured that they are serviced by a company who will stand behind it, ” emphasizes Mark Barker, Total Safety vice president of global sales. “In addition, we offer in-house certified technicians, materials management services and more to support that equipment and keep workers safe.”

Readers will find a section dedicated to Total Safety’s comprehensive services. “We wanted this catalog to not only be a quick highlight of the equipment we offer, but we wanted to showcase what makes us the best in the industry — our people. Our people are trained experts in their field and provide top-notch safety services that keep people and the environment safe globally,” said Charles Ripoll, Total Safety executive vice president of marketing and business development.

Total Safety collaborated with Marion Interactive to manage the new catalog’s concept, development, electronic production and printing. Marion Interactive has been a long term partner of Total Safety, and also designed and manages the Total Safety website. In addition, Marion Interactive developed and programmed the technology for the online catalog. “It takes writers, designers, programmers and a creative design team to build a product like this, and all must work closely with Total Safety sales, procurement, and marketing staff,” said Marion Interactive CEO Aaron Ellisor. “Great communication between client and supplier is key to success.”

Catalogs can be ordered by calling 888-448-6825 or online at totalsafety.com.

Online Catalog

Total Safety is updating the online version of its catalog to give clients easier access to the rental or purchase of safety equipment.

Webb-Murray Wins First Place at GBRIA’s 2012 Contractor Safety Excellence Award

Webb Murray, a Total Safety Company, Wins First Place at GBRIA Safety Excellence AwardsNominated by Marathon Petroleum Company in Garyville, Louisiana, Webb-Murray, a Total Safety Company, won first place in the Medium Technical Support Contractor category. Given for commendable safety performance as an industrial contractor, the award conveys strong support by GBRIA members of contractor safety performance.

GBRIA recognizes that contractors have the primary responsibility for execution for on-site safety while working together with plants and construction project owners to ensure a safe workplace.

About Webb-Murray
Acquired by Total Safety in 2011, Webb-Murray is a recognized leader in risk management, fire protection and safety systems design, installation, testing and inspection services for industrial markets. The company’s core services include process fire protection engineering, design and installtion services, as well as the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems.

About Total Safety
Total Safety is the world’s leading provider of industrial safety service solutions to the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Refinery, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation and Industrial markets. Total Safety’s goal is to provide high-quality safety solutions and products in a measurable, cost-effective manner, without compromise. The company stands behind the promise it makes to each customer – providing safety service that works while helping clients protect lives, property and the environment.

To learn more about the GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards, visit www.GBRIA.org.

Total Safety Acquires Oilfield Safety and Western Fire

Total Safety, the leading global provider of integrated safety services and compliance solutions, announced today it has acquired Oilfield Safety, Inc. (“OSI”) based in Williston, North Dakota and Western Fire & Safety, Inc. (“Western”) based in Dickinson, North Dakota.  With over twenty years of customer service each, the companies will add to Total Safety’s Williston Basin presence through additional air, gas, and fire services. OSI provides critical safety services to the upstream energy markets including air, gas, and fire services to complement their equipment rental fleet.  Western complements the portfolio with a focus on fire services (fixed and portable systems) and personal protective equipment to both the up- and midstream energy markets and various fire departments across North Dakota.

“We are excited to partner with the energetic and talented team at OSI and Western,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety.  “The leadership teams have a commitment to safety and excellence that mirrors our own.  We are looking forward to extending our additional capabilities to their current customers, some of which we’ve been proud to serve elsewhere but simply didn’t have the strong local presence to meet their needs until now.  OSI’s office in Williston will provide an immediate footprint to expand our services further north from our geographic base while Western’s capabilities complement our current Dickinson office very well.”

Randy Jilek, President and CEO of Western and OSI, noted, “we are very eager to provide our clients with additional services now that we are part of the Total Safety family. We know this combination will be advantageous for our clients and our loyal employees.”  Randy Jilek will continue to manage the business in Dickinson while Ben Weltikol will continue his leadership in Williston; both will dedicate themselves to their continued high standard of customer service.

Finding Safety Solutions that Work for the Midstream Industry

Total Safety provides a suite of safety services and equipment that can be mixed and matched to provide a customized solution for midstream projects that will improve worker safety, decrease project time and lower costs.With the growing energy demand, midstream infrastructure is under great pressure to be delivered on time and within budget. Such pressure allows for the temptation of shortcuts to be taken or inadequate processes to be implemented in order to meet that demand.

Having processes and controls in place specifically tailored for midstream operations, as opposed to relying on those used for upstream, will streamline projects and reduce costs overall.

Specialized Safety Personnel

Having a team of personnel experienced in midstream operations aids greatly in creating an environment of safety because the team is aware of what safety precautions should and need to be taken, and they will know how to respond in case of an injury or emergency.

Total Safety assigns safety consultants, field safety crews, medics and specialized safety staff to midstream projects, long- or short-term, with the goal of maintaining high standards of safety. With Total Safety’s Specialized Safety Personnel (SPP), the billing rates are more competitive than “craftsman” billing rates, and the number of multiple contractor employees is reduced by having a centralized pool of trained safety personnel that can be dispatched and assigned to all areas of the project, reducing the total man-hour costs of the project.

Fire Protection Engineering, Design and Installation

Fire monitoring and suppression systems are an integral part of any safety program, specifically in midstream operations, as the infrastructure is typically in a remote location, a good distance from any type of outside aide. Therefore, these systems are imperative to the safety of life, assets and the environment.

Total Safety specializes in fire protection services that include providing audits and design/engineering of water spray and foam systems, fire pumps, fire detection and alarm design packages for process units, and design and installation of fire protection systems, as well as the inspection testing and maintenance of those systems.

Industrial Hygiene

Potential occupational hazards may include exposures to acetone and alkylates, to benzene, butadiene, hydrogen sulfide and kerosene, depending on your operations. Exposures may be encountered during pipeline activities and by tanker, rail car, ship and barge operations.

A Work Place Exposure Assessment (WEA) is at the heart of any successful industrial hygiene program.  Total Safety’s comprehensive WEAs take a fresh look at tasks, materials, exposure potential and controls through a systematic approach and associated process. It results in a clearly prioritized list of actions that help ensure the well being of workers. Along with reducing incidents, benefits include reduced liability, increased productivity and safety awareness, and conformance with regulations and industry standards.

Communications

Pipeline operators constantly monitor pipelines for up-to-date measurements and leak detection and stay in touch with maintenance personnel spread over wide-areas. Operators monitoring storage tanks situated at the end of a pipeline, as well as in refineries and chemical plants, must be able to communicate around-the-clock with key personnel.

Total Safety’s communications solutions are designed to increase safety by providing immediate communication in emergency situations and maximizing productivity by allowing workers to communicate quickly.

Our top-of-the-line communications equipment, available for rent or purchase, is ideal for remote locations. Our fleet includes everything from two-way radios to mobile Internet hotspots and is backed by in-house certified technicians who maintain and upgrade the equipment.

Safety Equipment, For Rent or Purchase

Essential to any industrial operation, safety equipment is designed to protect workers and the environment; however, from personal protective equipment (PPE) to high-tech gas monitors, safety equipment only works when it is being used properly, in compliance with the manufacturer and other regulating bodies’ guidelines.

Total Safety offers a complete line of industrial safety equipment for rent or purchase. In fact, they house the world’s largest rental fleet of equipment manufactured by leaders in the industry. In addition, Total Safety employs in-house certified technicians to repair and maintain Total Safety or customer-owned equipment.

Emergency Response

What if the unthinkable were to happen, and a leak were to occur in the pipeline? A proactive plan should be in place that addresses the necessary steps and procurement channels that should be in place to streamline recovery and get the systems back online.

With quick response time, seasoned personnel and an integrated menu of support services, Total Safety aids companies when disaster strikes. Their start-to-finish solutions are designed to deliver on the high number of customer requests and respond to the customer’s needs by providing two-way radios, fall protection, fire extinguishers, gas detection instruments, as well as the calibration and bump testing of the monitors, respiratory equipment, fit-testing, PPE resale and management, and, most importantly, safety training.

There are many aspects of a midstream project that need to work together to make the project not only successful, but safe. To overcome undesirable project outcomes, ensure that key materials, labor and contractor capabilities are planned for and that the right processes and internal control support are delivered.

Total Safety Acquires Webb, Murray & Associates

Total Safety Acquires Web, Murray & Associates, a Houston-based fire protection engineering and safety services company.Total Safety, the leading global provider of integrated safety services and compliance solutions, announced today it has acquired substantially all of the assets and ongoing business of Webb, Murray & Associates, Inc., a Houston-based fire protection and safety services company. 

“We are very pleased to have completed this transaction and are honored to have such a talented and respected team join Total Safety,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “The Webb, Murray founders and their leadership team are known within the industry for their experience, values and commitment to excellence. Working together, we will be able to provide our clients with cost-effective and comprehensive risk mitigation strategies around their complex worker and facility protection needs. Webb, Murray’s traditional service geography has been limited to the Gulf and East coasts of the United States.  We are excited that we will be able to expand their service reach across all of Total Safety’s served markets.”

Bob Webb, a founder of Webb, Murray, noted, “we are very excited to be a part of the Total Safety family and are impressed with the culture, commitment to service excellence, and the vision they have for the business. I am pleased that we will be able to offer our clients an expanded service offering and am confident this combination will be a win-win for our customers, our employees and our suppliers.”

Webb, Murray & Associates, headquartered in Houston, Texas, and founded in 1974, is a recognized leader in risk management, fire and safety systems design, installation, testing and inspection services for the refining, chemical and petrochemical markets in the U.S.  The company’s core services include process hazard analysis, consequence assessment, risk evaluation, root cause analysis, industrial hygiene, PSM and RMP implementation, OSHA VPP consultation, safety procedure development, design, installation, maintenance and testing of all types of active as well as passive fire protection systems.  Total Safety will operate the assets under the name “Webb-Murray.”

For additional information, contact:
Total Safety
Dennis Turnipseed, Chief Financial Officer
713.353.7100

For more information on Total Safety and how we can equip your company with the best in industrial fire protection services, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Enters Industrial Hygiene Services Business

Houston – August 25, 2009

Total Safety, the global leader of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, is expanding into Industrial Hygiene Services and will provide comprehensive solutions for exposure monitoring, hazard and risk assessments, respiratory protection programs, ergonomic assessments, indoor air quality, asbestos, and lead and mold monitoring. In addition, Richard Matherne, CIH, has joined Total Safety as Manager of Industrial Hygiene Services. Richard has over 30 years experience as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the petrochemical industry.

“We are excited to enter this new line of business, and Richard’s experience and knowledge will ensure we will continue to meet the needs of our customers,” said Paul Tyree, Vice President of US Operations.

Total Safety also offers customized safety services built around each customer’s specific requirements, including:

Learn more about Total Safety’s entire line of industrial safety services & equipment by calling us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Releases All New 2009 – 2010 Products & Services Catalog

Houston – July 27, 2009

Total Safety, the global leader of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, announces the release of its new products and services catalog. This nearly 200-page, full-color catalog showcases thousands of safety products, equipment and safety services gathered from around the globe.

State-of-the-Art Safety Equipment

“The goal of this publication was not only to feature top brand products and services, but to provide a comprehensive guide for all the latest in cutting-edge safety services and equipment. Total Safety’s catalog represents the world’s best safety products all in one centralized place to make our customers’ jobs easier and to keep them safer,” said Charles Ripoll, Total Safety Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.

Each of the seven main sections features products and services that are for rent and/or direct purchase. The seven sections include:

“While the catalog is very in-depth with an extensive listing of products and services, the catalog is easy to read which makes ordering very simple. As an added feature, we included industry resource guides to help customers make educated decisions about the appropriate safety equipment they’ll need for their particular requirements,” said Paul Tyree, Total Safety Vice President U.S. Operations.

Catalogs can be ordered by calling 888-448-6825 or online at www.totalsafety.com.

Online Catalog

Scheduled to debut in September, Total Safety is launching an e-commerce version of the catalog where products and services will also be available online for purchase or rent.

“We understand that different customers want different options when it comes to ordering their safety products and services. Our e-commerce catalog will feature all the services our customers expect in a way that’s perhaps more convenient for them,” said Ripoll.

Find out more about how Total Safety can provide your company with a complete line of industrial safety services & equipment by calling us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Lands Major Deal in Central America

Houston – April 2, 2009

Total Safety, the global leader of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, was awarded a major safety project by San Salvador-based Monelca, which is El Salvador’s leading general construction company.

A Complete Fire Protection System

Total Safety was chosen to design, supply, support the installation and provide on-site training for a complete fire protection system for a new tank farm being constructed in Port of Acajutla in western El Salvador.

The scope of the project includes fire protection for eight tanks which hold refined petroleum products, one sphere which stores gases under pressure and a truck loading facility.

Major components of the new comprehensive fire protection system include: foam systems, deluge systems, custom fire suppression systems and fire monitors.

Safety is the First Priority

“Tank farms are potentially very dangerous areas because the stored liquids are extremely volatile.

Special precautions are required because you’re not only dealing with the safety of the actual tank farm location, but you have to consider the safety of the surrounding areas as well,” said Carlos Siso, Total Safety Manager of International Business Development.

Siso continued, “Our first priority is to ensure that all government standards and regulations are met on the behalf of Monelca which helps keep workers and the neighboring communities safe. Because this is such a critical project Total Safety is honored to have Monelca as a valued partner and that they chose us for this assignment.”

“Total Safety’s reputation as a leader in safety services precedes itself, which is why we wanted to work with them on this important project. Monelca has partnered with them before, and we know firsthand that they bring an expertise that is unmatched by other safety service companies,” said Manuel Vieytez, president and owner of Monelca.

Learn more about how Total Safety can provide your company with custom engineered fire systems design services by calling us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Reaches International Offshore Milestone

Houston – January 26, 2009

Total Safety, the global leader of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, completed one of its largest refurbishing projects to date for Hercules Offshore, a leading provider of offshore contract drilling, liftboat and inland barge services.

Project Spanned from Houston to Dubai

Safety solution design and procurement of this international project started in Houston, Texas at Total Safety’s corporate headquarters, and the project was managed from Total Safety’s on-site office in Dubai, UAE. Refurbishing and updating the safety systems of two Hercules Offshore rigs (261 & 262) was completed on-site in Lamprell Shipyard in Sharjah, UAE.

“There is a reason why Total Safety is a leader in the safety industry. Their team was able to meet moving deadlines, eliminate any delivery problems, and they constantly adjusted the scope of work to meet our requirements,” said Terry Simpson, Hercules Offshore HSE Manager, Saudi Arabia.

Exclusive Safety Provider

Total Safety was the only safety company on location and completed the project incident free and 3 weeks ahead of schedule. The safety service provider was responsible for numerous initiatives in assisting Hercules Offshore to meet industry compliance mandates.

New systems included: fire protection and detection, gas detection, fire suppression, breathing air, helideck foam systems and other life safety equipment.

“This was an amazing project that demonstrated a great partnership between Total Safety and Hercules Offshore. Their team demonstrated the highest quality of skills and expertise,” said Emilio Flores, Total Safety’s International Project Manager, who was specifically chosen by Hercules Offshore to lead the project.

Find out why Total Safety in the leading provider of industrial safety services & equipment by calling us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Expands to Enhance Workers Safety

Houston – December 16, 2008

To meet the growing demand of safety service solutions, Total Safety opens 4 new service centers- Benicia, CA, Signal Hill, CA, Shreveport, LA, Tulsa, OK – and expands to new offices in Denver, CO and Sulphur, LA.

All Total Safety locations are equipped with expert service capabilities serving the industrial sector including the rental, sales and service of:

Total Safety also offers customized safety services built around each customer’s specific requirements.

“We’re expanding to meet the needs of our customers. That’s always our first priority- to keep workers
safe and companies in compliance,” said Paul Tyree, Total Safety Vice President, U.S. Operations.

New Locations:

Benicia, CA
518 Stone Road
Benicia, CA 94510
707.747.5879

Signal Hill, CA
2701 Junipero Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
562.490.6800

Denver, CO
5590 Havana Street, Unit A
Denver, CO 80239
303.766.1501

Shreveport, LA (January 2009)
500 Flournoy Lucas Road, Building 5
Shreveport, LA 71106
318.671.8965

New Offices:

Sulphur, LA
3205 Metric Drive
Sulphur, LA 70665
337.708.2100

Tulsa, OK
1327 North 105th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74116
918.835.8242

Find out more information about Total Safety and any of our industrial safety services & equipment by calling 888.44.TOTAL.

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