List of Specialty Services
Safety Consulting with knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, ASME and NFPA standards/ regulations.
Confined Space Rescue Stand by Teams: Entry & Non-Entry Level Rescue
OSHA Construction and General Industry 10 & 30 Hour Outreach Courses
Industrial Hygiene assessments for air quality and noise impacts
AHA HeartSaver CPR/First Aid/AED training
Training on Various Safety Topics including: all types of mobile equipment, HAZMAT & HAZWOPER, Confined Space Rescue
Confined Space Rescue Team
Our team members have been measured against 29 CFR 1910.146 Non-mandatory Appendix F and are fully certified to 29 CFR 1910.146 and NFPA 1006 standards as confined space rescue technicians.
Deployed with an emergency response team based upon the hazard of the job and a fully equipped rescue unit to perform IDLH permit required confined space rescue response.
MEA typically fields a minimum two (2) person teams for low hazard industries and projects such as tank inspection in clean and well-ventilated spaces where non-entry rescue is feasible. A minimum three (3) person team is utilized for higher hazard industries or projects that involve high-angle operations and inert entry utilizing SCBA or supplied air respiratory protection.
Our company has the ability to provide atmospheric monitoring equipment, calibration stations, intrinsically safe fans and blowers, PRCS entrants, attendants and supervisors for your company’s projects above and beyond the PRCS rescue team needs.
In addition to providing rescue services, our rescue team leaders develop a written PRCS rescue pre-plan on each PRCS and provide hazard assessment consultation to the company’s PRCS supervisor while on site.
MEA has experience that counts when your company is preparing for an outage or turnaround in all phases of PRCS project planning and execution. Contact us to discuss the option of having an MEA planner provided PRCS operations support and project planning on your company’s next outage or turnaround.
Emergency Response Services
Our training services allow your Emergency Response Team groups to grow in knowledge, skills and abilities without the cost of travel to large training facilities, saving you thousands of dollars annually.
Training and Assessments in the following areas:
Confined Space Rescuer Training
• 16 Hour Rescue Operations (Non-Entry) Level
• 40 Hour Rescue Technician (Entry) Level
• 8 Hour Refresher
HAZWOPER/ HAZMAT Training
• Awareness Level
• 16 Hour Operations Level
• 24 Hour Technician Level
• 8 Hour Incident Commander Level
• 40 Hour Waste Site Worker
Refresher courses available for all levels High Angle Rope Rescue Training
• 24 Hour Operations Level
• 40 Hour Technician Level
• First Aid/ CPR/ Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Training
• Trench Rescue/OSHA Competent Person Excavation/ Trenching Training
Our Hazardous Materials Responders and Trainers are fully certified to the applicable NFPA 472 and 29 CFR 910.120(q) requirements.
Our Tactical Emergency Response and Rescue Staff Supplies:
Professional rescuers and trainers, consisting of Professional Safety and Rescue Professionals
State of the art rescue equipment • Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians
First Aid/ CPR/ AED Trained Rescuers and Trainers
Atmospheric monitoring equipment for rescue
Cameo/ Marplot computers with weather stations
Advanced breathing air systems
Tactical communications equipment
Confined Space Rescue Pre-planning while on site
Advice and consultation while on site
Hazardous Materials Response
HAZMAT response services are provided by contract only and require a retainer fee to guarantee response services. The potential to provide cooperative contracts where the burden of response cost is shared by several companies located close together with similar hazards will be considered.
MEA hazardous materials response can include a trailer stationed on-site for use by your employees during the first few minutes of small releases, which could save your company in environmental remediation issues. The pre-staged equipment cache is also used by MEA team members for medium to large releases that may occur at your facility as well. Pre-staged equipment allows precious time to be saved and expedites emergency response. These units are inspected and inventoried after each use and quarterly by MEA response team members to ensure their ready-to-respond status.
Our response members are experienced in all aspects of HAZMAT response and specialize in technician/specialist level activities that are aimed at stopping and/or containing the release, allowing the clean-up contractor to safely and efficiently remediate the area. MEA also offers incident command services and liaison services between your company and local municipal response organizations.
By specializing in the technical aspect of containment, MEA’s Special Operations Division can quickly arrive onsite and reduce your company’s exposure to liability by bringing the release under control and stopping further damage to the environment and the surrounding community’s health.
Our Special Operations Division works closely with our Industrial Hygienists to also offer emergency environmental monitoring that establishes valuable initial public and environmental data to be used as a benchmark for use in the event of damage claims by the public or other governmental organizations.
If your company has special hazards or locations that are difficult to reach, e.g., railroad transport companies and energy exploration companies, specialized contracts with modified response units can be established. MEA works well with clean-up contractors and can even assist in the management of the overall clean-up effort.
Emergency Response Services
In 2007 ANSI Z359.2 incorporated guidelines that require rescue after a fall into a comprehensive managed fall protection program for general industry. Employees that have their fall arrested by a personal fall protection system may result in the onset of a condition know as Orthostatic Intolerance or Harnessed Induced Death in as little as five minutes.
Our teams are trained to safely rig high angle rescue stand-by on such platforms as towers, emissions stacks, powerhouse chimneys’, water towers and large industrial vessels to ensure your employees are protected while working at high elevations.
Additionally, our rescue teams have the ability to work with your company’s fall protection manager to develop the rescue plan component of your company’s overall comprehensive managed fall protection program. A well-developed rescue plan will consist of the following:
1. Identification of hazards
2. Establishment of a plan for ensuring that notice is given when a fall occurs
3. Victim contact is made as soon as possible
4. Written procedures for self rescue
5. Planned procedures for summoning a rescue service
6. Written strategies for rescuers to perform rescue, including:
A. Identification of the rescue personnel who will respond
B. Identification of anchor points to be used
C. Complete instructions for performing each identified type of rescue
D. Equipment information- selection, care, inspection, maintenance and storage
E. Documentation of training/refresher plans
In Plant Emergency Response Services
McCulley, Eastham & Associates can supply an on-site Emergency Response team in your facility, staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by full-time professional response personnel if required.
Corporations who use in-plant services typically will see a continuous improvement of safety, health, and emergency preparedness and response programs with the assistance of their McCulley, Eastham & Associates staffed in-plant stations.
in-plant Emergency Management professionals provide immediate emergency response to your facilities for hazardous material, medical, spill response and rescue incidents. They can also provide inspection and upkeep of the facilities' fire and safety equipment to ensure that operations are safe and that all government regulations are being met. Facility safety professionals and technicians benefit from daily interaction and technical support from MEA’s in-plant Emergency Management professionals to ensure safe operations and incident prevention.
Additional Emergency Program Management Services:
MEA offers: Inspections, Testing, Maintenance, Rescue Preplanning, Coordination & Standby and hazard assessment services.
Fixed and Semi-fixed Fire Protection Systems:
• Fire hydrant and fixed fire monitor inspections and preventative maintenance
• Storage tank fixed foam chamber inspections and testing
• Annual fire apparatus pump testing
• Annual fire hose testing
• Firefighter PPE inspection
• Hazardous materials response equipment inspection
• Fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance
• Self-contained breathing apparatus inspections
• Emergency eyewash/shower inspection
• Hose box inspections
• Daily fire apparatus inspections and documentation
• Inventory management
• Emergency response team standby for turnarounds and outage events
• Life safety inspections to NFPA 101 standards
• Emergency response drill coordination
• Incident command training for management
• Fire extinguisher training
• CPR/First Aid training
Selecting an Emergency Response Contractor
When attempting to select an emergency response company and supporting emergency services, companies are often faced with the challenge of finding a quality emergency response provider among all of the various firms offering such services.
McCulley, Eastham & Associates has found that the cheapest contractor is not always the best risk management choice for your corporation. Emergency response is a very technical field and requires highly skilled and qualified contractors to be solicited.
Responding to incidents in the steel, oil, chemical, and other industries is an extremely dangerous occupation. The results of a poorly executed emergency response can cripple an organization.
McCulley, Eastham & Associates, Inc. recommends that every organization, individual facility, and plant manager seeking to implement a full-time contract emergency program, contract emergency response services for outages and turnarounds, or an emergency response training contractor ask every potential contractor the following eight (8) questions:
1. Does the contractor have the experience in the field of need (have they done it before)?
2. Does the contractor’s personnel have the required skills, knowledge and abilities and are they experienced?
3. Can the contractor maintain a standing force of qualified emergency response employees to service your needs?
4. Does the contractor have a previous work history in the emergency response field?
5. Is the contractor properly equipped to do the emergency and safety jobs you need?
6. If your job runs over the contracted time do they have the resources to staff it until your company is out of harms way?
7. Can the contractor expand as your plant's needs expand?
8. Does the contractor have the proper insurance needed to perform the emergency response work in your plant