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Total Safety Wins Major Awards

Houston – June 22, 2009

Total Safety, the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, received several prestigious safety awards for their planning, implementation and management of worldwide outsourced safety services and initiatives.

National Petrochemical & Refiners Association Bestows 5 Awards

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association awarded Total Safety five awards for Meritorious Safety Performance at the following locations for achieving a 0.0 Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) in 2008. 

  • Catlettsburg Refining, LLC of Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC 
  • Chalmette Refining, LLC
  • Delaware City Refinery of Valero Refining Company 
  • Texas City Refinery of BP 
  • Torrance Refinery of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply

ExxonMobil Awards Total Safety with Bronze Safety Award

Total Safety received a Bronze Safety Award for Outstanding Safety Performance while working at ExxonMobil’s Torrance Refinery. Total Safety’s safety solutions and services included: safety personnel, turnaround safety applications and Total Safety’s patented High Pressure Breathing Air Loop System.

Total Safety receives Safety Recognition Award in Qatar

RasGas Drilling Operations located in Doha, Qatar awarded Total Safety their Safety Recognition Award in appreciation for achieving the safety milestone of five years without a recordable incident and for contributing excellent safety services support to RasGas.

Total Safety wins Safety Performance Contractor Award from Rhodia

At the Rhodia Contractor Awards Luncheon, Total Safety was presented with a Safety Performance Contractor Award in recognition of Outstanding Safety Performance during the Dominguez Plant January 2009 turnaround. Total Safety provided rescue services, breathing air protection and gas detection. 

Houston Business Journal awards Total Safety with Healthcare Hero Award

The Houston Business Journal’s first annual Healthcare Heroes Awards honored Total Safety’s Remote/Offshore Paramedic Bryan Hofmann with the First Responder Award for his work providing expert medical care to offshore oil & gas workers who would otherwise have no access to medical treatment. 

2 awards given from North West Indiana Business Roundtable

Total Safety won the Innovation Award for the implementation of its Air Cobra and High Pressure Breathing Air Loop Systems (HPLS) which provides high volumes of Grade D breathing air to large numbers of personnel working simultaneously. 

The second award was for Safety Excellence, which was awarded to Total Safety because of its excellent safety record, focus on safety through safety management systems and active employee safety involvement. 

Total Safety wins Silver Award from Houston Business Roundtable

In the 22nd Annual Safety Excellence Awards, Total Safety won the Silver Award in the Specialty Contractor Technical Support Large category. Total Safety was nominated by Houston Business Roundtable member companies for their excellent safety records while working on their particular site locations. 

Chevron gives Total Safety Award for Incident-Free Operations

Total Safety’s Anchorage, AK office received a safety award for performing seven years of safety services without a recordable injury.

“We are deeply appreciative of these awards and humbled to be recognized with the other outstanding recipients. Everyday is a new opportunity for us to keep workers and the facilities in which they work safe and operational, so to be acknowledged by our peers and clients is a true honor for us,” said David E. Fanta, Total Safety President and CEO.

To learn more about how Total Safety’s industrial safety services and equipment can benefit your company, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Receives Three Prestigious Nominations

Houston – April 27, 2009

Total Safety, the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, received three highly coveted award nominations. The safety services company was nominated for two Houston Business Journal awards: the 2009 Best CFO Awards and their Healthcare Heroes Awards. The Houston chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) nominated Total Safety for their 2009 Crystal Awards.

2009 Best CFO Awards

The Houston Business Journal’s third annual Best CFOs of the Year recognizes financial professionals who, quoting the Houston Business Journal, keep “track of the American Dream.” Total Safety’s Chief Financial Officer, Dennis Turnipseed, was nominated in the Mid-Cap Private Company category along with 4 other finalists.

The Houston-area publication recognized Turnipseed, who has worked with Total Safety for 2 years, for his outstanding performance in his role as a corporate financial steward.

“I speak for the entire team when I say we are very proud of Dennis and sincerely honored by this prestigious nomination. We, at Total Safety, have always known of Dennis’ extraordinary contributions to our team. Now, I’m pleased that his peers have an insight into that as well,” said David E. Fanta, Total Safety President and CEO.

Healthcare Heroes Awards

The Houston Business Journal’s first annual Healthcare Heroes Awards honor those who serve, innovate and save lives. Total Safety’s Remote/Offshore Paramedic Bryan Hofmann was the only nominee in the First Responder category.

Hofmann’s diverse background includes serving as a combat medic in Iraq, working on a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and coordinating the treatment of over 30,000 people at the New Orleans Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.

“There is no question that countless people have benefited from Bryan’s selfless service in the military and civilian worlds. At Total Safety he continues his unwavering dedication by always putting his patients first to provide expert medical care to offshore oil & gas workers who would otherwise have no access to medical treatment,” said Paul Tyree, Total Safety Vice President U.S. Operations.

2009 Crystal Awards

The Houston chapter of the AMA recognizes companies who produce and achieve positive, measurable and definable marketing campaigns in 2008. Total Safety was nominated in the Magazine Campaign category for its Promise Badge campaign.

Throughout the year-long advertising campaign, the Promise Badge, which was chosen because of its association with honor, trust and power, was incorporated into specific safety products; hence, it became the body of a fire extinguisher, the face of a breathing mask, the sensor on a gas detector and the compartment of a Swiss army knife.

Award Dates – The award ceremonies for each of the respective nominations are on the following dates.

The Healthcare Heroes Awards May 20, 2009
Best CFO Awards May 22, 2009
Crystal Awards May 29, 2009

To learn more about Total Safety integrated industrial safety services & equipment, give us a call 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 Welcomes Wholesale Radio Rental, Inc. to the Family

HOUSTON– January 5, 2009

Total Safety U.S., Inc. has acquired the assets of Wholesale Radio Rental, Inc. as of January 5, 2009. Wholesale Radio Rental, Inc. provides portable communication devices for use in the petroleum, oil and gas and petrochemical industries.

“We are very pleased about the management team and skilled employees of Wholesale Radio Rental joining Total Safety. The addition of Wholesale’s team and assets allows us to expand on an existing service line and more strategically and effectively provide safety and communication solutions to industry,” said David E. Fanta, President and CEO, Total Safety.

For over 15 years, Wholesale Radio Rental has provided intrinsically safe, portable communication systems to a wide variety of industries concentrating primarily in the energy sector. Applications include maintenance shutdowns, turnaround services and unit start-ups. Wholesale Radio Rental has four locations – Houston, TX, Sulphur, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Benicia, CA.

“Total Safety is the perfect partner for us,” said Jimmy Foret, owner, Wholesale Radio Rental. “Their commitment to safety and customer service is something we wholeheartedly believe in, and being part of such a dynamic team is something we look forward to. This will be a benefit to our customers and employees.”

Learn more about how Total Safety can provide your company with industrial communication service solutions by calling 888.44.TOTAL.

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The Total Safety Zone: Safety pays you back — in a big way

By: CHUCK GIBSON, VPP Manager, Total Safety

Houston – December 2008

Did you know that improving safety increases your bottom line? It’s true. If your company puts safety first, you decrease losses and increase quality, which guarantees to advance your productivity. It’s a simple formula, but how do you get there? I can help.

The key thing to remember is that safety training doesn’t cost, it pays. By investing now in safety, regardless of the job at hand, an effective safety management program improves efficiency, keeps workers safe and reduces costly liability and loss of recourses.

Here is what I call “Seven Elements of a Highly Effective Safety Program”:

• Leadership. In the true sense of the definition, a leader is crucial for driving an effective safety program. Visible and vocal management support and activity provide the motivating force that radiates throughout the entire team. Leaders must be the example that others follow. If there’s no buy-in from the top, how do you expect other workers to respect the importance and magnitude of safe performance?

• Employee participation. Employees are the frontline for any successful safety initiative. Consider their participation as the orbit in which the safety programs rotate. Without them, safety plans are just ideas floating in space; employees are the ones who live it every day and put those compliance plans into action. Without their dedication and participation, your safety program has no chance of survival.

• Workplace analysis. A valuable and proactive safety program seeks to identify and analyze all potential hazards. The components of this type of investigation are compiled into comprehensive reports where the data is dissected and scrutinized. After careful examination of all the information, now you are able to mitigate the conditions that are currently or potentially hazardous.

But this is not effective without ongoing regular site inspections. These are absolutely mandatory because it’s the results of these inspections that are the catalyst to identify and correct unsafe conditions before they result in a mishap.

• Hazard prevention and reporting. Work force exposure to hazards (current or potential) is prevented by following a hierarchy of engineering controls, standardized work practices, administrative controls and personal protective equipment. In terms of hazard reporting, an anonymous system is the most reliable way because it allows employees to notify management of any unsafe conditions without fear of backlash or reprisal. Management, in turn, must guarantee that hazard reports receive timely and appropriate responses.

• Accident investigation and analysis. All accidents and near misses must be reported and then investigated. There is no gray area in this rule. Every successful safety program relies on this information to identify the cause of an incident and to develop a strategic plan for future revention. By analyzing the trends over time, patterns of common causes can be indentified and eliminated.

Analysis of the injury and illness data should include identification of the triggering hazard, locations of hazards and job descriptions.

•Emergency response. You can never be too prepared for an emergency because, as you know, emergencies happen any where, any time and without warning. Make it mandatory that emergency response tactics are formulated and well planned out, including as much detail as possible.

 Training is the key. Practice, practice, practice until everyone knows the drills inside and out. Lastly, triple verify that your emergency response equipment is fully stocked and in good working order.

• Safety and health training. The seventh and final element of a highly effective training program is training your staff in safety and health. This is done most successfully when incorporated into other training areas such as performance requirements and job practices. The more you build it into everyday situations, the more it will become second nature, which meets your ultimate goal of total safety immersion.

 Look for “Your Total Safety Zone” in each issue of BIC.

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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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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Total Safety Announces New Location in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Houston – December 1, 2008 

Total Safety is proud to announce the opening of our Tulsa, OK Service Center managed by John Van Kooy.  This 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 worldwide, 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:
1327 North 105th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74116
Business: 918.835.8242
Fax: 918.835.5332
District Manager:  Lauren Huffman lhuffman@totalsafety.com

Total Safety is the world’s leading provider of integrated safety strategies and the products necessary to support them. With more than 60 offices worldwide from Africa to the Americas, we stand committed “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

To learn more about Total Safety and the industrial safety services & equipment that they can provide to your company, call 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Announces New Location in Sulphur, Louisiana and Denver, Colorado

Houston – December 1, 2008 

Total Safety is proud to announce the relocation of two of our Service Centers.  By expanding our operations is yet another illustration of our commitment to meet our customers’ demands for local service and on-site expertise. As with all Total Safety Service Centers worldwide, the office will leverage Total Safety’s vast network of best-in-class safety processes and the industry’s deepest network of safety professionals.

New Offices Relocations:
Sulphur, LA
3205 Metric Drive
Sulphur, LA 70665
Business:  337.708.2100
Fax:  337.708.2190
District Manager:  Dan Ardoin dardoin@totalsafety.com

5590 Havana Street, Unit A
Denver, CO  80239
Business:  303.766.1501
Fax:  303.766.1503
District Manager:  Gary Gallegos ggallegos@totalsafety.com

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

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Total Safety: Keep your workers safe and grow your bottom line

By Marty Tesselaar, UK District Manager, Total Safety

November 2008 Energy International

Leading industrial companies around the world know a good thing when they use it. They hire BEH/Total Safety because of its impeccable reputation for providing customized safety and compliance solutions. They trust the company to optimize workflows, accelerate project lifecycles, improve efficiency and alleviate administrative burdens all without compromising their own core competencies.

They do this all by adhering to one rule and one rule only. It is their promise and pledge that they keep to their clients, to their staff and to their families every single day. BEH/Total Safety’s mission is to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide (W3).

Their team of over 1400 experts now operates in 37 locations, in 11 countries spanning 5 continents. Two of these facilities proudly reside in the United Kingdom-Knottingley, West Yorkshire and Aberdeen, Scotland. The company is here locally and 100% committed to serve their customers with two of their strongest business lines.

One of the world’s largest fleet of wireless gas detection systems

Only BEH/Total Safety has the people, programs and processes to deliver one of the industry’s best and largest gas detection instrumentation to local operations. Working with this team allows businesses to hire premium equipment at competitive prices, therefore optimizing their investments in safety devices. Customers can also expect unsurpassed quality of service and repair because BEH/Total Safety only utilizes the highest standard of testing and calibration. Don’t allow bottlenecks during turnarounds to stop production. From refining and petrochemical facilities to offshore drilling platforms, this company provides the top quality gas detection solutions that companies need to keep their people safe and their operations profitable.

This is just a small example of the types of instruments BEH/Total Safety carries.

Exclusive turnkey H2S custom respiratory protection solutions

This safety company is also the expert at delivering custom respiratory solutions packaged for strict operating demands, such as their H2S service for oil and gas drilling environments. By recruiting and training only the best technicians, BEH/Total Safety is trusted industry-wide to develop site-specific contingency plans and provide turnaround safety services and consultation to keep companies up and running.

Plus, they are a highly respected source for respiratory (SCBA) equipment hires and sales and respiratory pulmonary function tests with fit testing. With the best minds in the business handling respiratory needs, companies have a single-source partner for all Grade D breathing air demands. Below is a small sample of what BEH/Total Safety offers in respiratory services.

Equipment service, compliance and engineering

This team of safety experts meticulously services all of the equipment that they sell and hire which means everything is maintained for optimum performance and regulatory compliance standards.

Industry leaders rely on BEH/Total Safety’s on-site or in-shop services where trained and certified technicians are on call around the clock, seven days a week. Because services are custom built to a customer’s specifications, this service infrastructure eliminates equipment-related bottlenecks to keep projects on time and within budget.

On-site service

BEH/Total Safety’s expertise makes gas detection services and respiratory protection solutions fast and easy. Their In-Plant Service Centers (IPSCs) make equipment sales, service, maintenance, upgrade, documentation and management more economical by stationing their assets where companies need them most.

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

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