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Total Safety Welcomes Inter-Mountain Safety Company, Inc. (IMS) to the Family

Houston – August 3, 2007

On August 3, 2007, Total Safety completed the acquisition of Inter-Mountain Safety Company, Inc. (IMS) a provider of comprehensive safety services to the oil and gas industry in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The primary service offerings include hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protection services, site safety professionals, the sales, rental, inspection, repair and maintenance of respiratory protection and gas detection equipment as well as safety training to the upstream sector.

“Total Safety is very pleased to announce this most recent acquisition,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “The addition of IMS allows us to better serve our upstream customers as a single point of contact for safety solutions. IMS’s reputation for quality personnel and services is unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountains.”

IMS founder Frank Kaunitz states, “The management team of IMS is excited to be a part of the Total Safety family and looks forward to integrating our services and further expanding our client base with the same trusted personnel.”

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”.

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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Total Safety Welcomes Breathing Equipment Hire Limited (BEH) to the Family

Houston – August 1, 2007

On August 1, 2007, Total Safety completed the acquisition of Breathing Equipment Hire Limited (BEH LTD), of Knottingley, England. BEH is a provider of quality safety services to the downstream sector in the United Kingdom. The primary services offered by BEH are rental, inspection, repair and maintenance of respiratory protection, and gas detection equipment as well as turnaround support services to the refining and petrochemical industries.

The acquisition of BEH provides Total Safety an established presence in the European downstream safety services business. BEH‘s customer base is comprised of major United Kingdom refiners and petrochemical manufacturers including many of Total Safety’s current multi-national customers.

“We are very excited about BEH LTD’s employees and management joining the Total Safety team,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “BEH LTD is well respected by its customers and allows Total Safety to expand its integrated safety services offering to the European downstream market.”

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”.

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services and 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.

Total Safety – The Best Minds in the Business!