Upcoming OSHA Conferences

As someone who has devoted many years to safety training and education, one of the most enjoyable aspects of my profession is sharing as much information as I can with as many people as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by presenting at OSHA conferences around the region. As many of you know, OSHA maintains a number of effective outreach and education initiatives. One of the most successful involves partnering with local ASSE and other … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson January 22, 2014
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D2000 to Provide Training to State Compliance Officers

D2000 Safety was recently chosen to provide fall protection training to about 30 state compliance officers. The two-day class will be held towards the end of June. The terms of the contract do not allow D2000 to disclose the identity of the agency. "It's always fun to get a chance to spend time with the people who enforce safety standards," D2000 Lead Safety Instructor Jim McNeil explained. "They bring a different perspective and focus to the … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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Wind Turbine Safety and Rescue

As our country works to diversify its energy sources, we're seeing a number of wind energy projects take shape locally. Up and down the Columbia River Gorge a growing number of elegant, white turbines spin gracefully while generating needed power. Over the last few years we've been asked to provide safety and rescue training to a variety of turbine builders, operators and repair persons. "I think we're well suited to this," explains Jim … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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D2000 and MSHA

In the wake of recent mine accidents, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has substantially increased their enforcement efforts. Historically, MSHA regulations have always been much less specific that OSHA standards so the MSHA compliance officers often refer to the OSHA standards when deciding upon enforcement actions. Over the last year D2000 has worked with some of the country's largest mines, including Newmont, FMI, and Phelps … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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Tower Rescue Training In Indiana

The class began with bookwork and review of basic skills, like the foot wrap seen in the picture above. Then it was off to train on actual telecommunications towers. Over the course of four intense training days, D2000's rescue instructors, Greg Arbizo and Lary Morton, delivered our Tower Rescue Operations course to four workers with Perry-Spencer Telephone in St. Meinard, Indiana, "It was a great group and we covered a lot of material in a … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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Standby Rescue in Washington

Located to the Northwest of Mt. St. Helens in Washington, the Cowlitz Falls dam is a 70 megawatt hydroelectric project operated by Lewis County PUD. Every couple of years the crews need to shut down and inspect the turbines, which requires the construction of a temporary work platform directly beneath the turbine blade. During the last shutdown, in August, D2000 provided standby rescue and training. "The problem is that you have to provide … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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Busy Spring for D2000

Over the last few months D2000 instructors have been training all over the west coast. Some recent projects include: Confined Space Training for Certified Coatings: A contractor for a number of refineries, Certified Coatings (Concord CA) brought their workers into the office on a Saturday last March for an eight-hour confined space safety class taught by Jim Johnson. Confined Space Train the Trainer for Swanson Group: Duane Bralley … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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Scaffold Training for WISHA Compliance Officers

Harvey McGill, D2000's expert on scaffolding and construction safety, spent six days in September training Washington OSHA inspectors. Two classes with about twenty-five inspectors in each class spent three days studying the regulations, technical manuals and working with several types of scaffolds. Scaffold safety is a major issue on most construction sites and given the various types of scaffolds and the ways in which they can be assembled, the … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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Rescue Training in Kenai, Alaska

In August, D2000 rescue instructors conducted six days of confined space and industrial rescue training in Kenai Alaska at the Agrium company's nitrogen processing facility. The Kenai plant is located on the east side of the Cook Inlet on the Kenai Peninsula and produces anhydrous ammonia and urea. Product from this facility is shipped to many parts of the world including Australia, Chile, China, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand and South … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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Cowlitz Falls Confined Space Assessment

On July 28, Jim Johnson, CEO of D2000, visited the Cowlitz Falls hydroelectric project to perform an assessment of the plant's confined spaces and confined space program. "The whole idea of confined spaces in a hydro plant is interesting," Jim explained, "because you've got spaces attached to other spaces, all of which are contained in a building which is climate-controlled. It becomes pretty evident that once you start analyzing, the permit … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
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