PEC Safety Sponsors The American Cancer Society’s Gleux Run for the Cure

August 13, 2014

PEC Safety is excited to be a presenting sponsor for The American Cancer Society’s event Gleux Run for the Cure. This 5K & 1M walk/run will be held Friday, August 15, 2014 at The Pavilion at Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, Louisiana along the Lakefront. Participants are encouraged to dress up their running gear with lights, glow sticks, etc.

Net proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society to fund their lifesaving mission to finish the fight against cancer. Good luck to all the participants and we hope to see you out there!

Register online at www.active.com “gleaux run”.

For additional information please contact Melanie Byrd at 504-219-2284 or melanie.byrd@cancer.org.

PEC SAFETY COLLECTING SHOES TO HELP SOLES4SOULS IN FIGHT AGAINST GLOBAL POVERTY

June 20, 2014

ATTENTION ANYONE WITH A CLOSET:

Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty. That’s the message being delivered by PEC Safety, which has launched a drive to collect 10,000 shoes to help the poor. Used and new shoes can be dropped off at 233 General Patton Avenue, Mandeville, LA 70471.

The shoes that PEC Safety collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls, an international anti-poverty organization that monetizes used shoes and clothing to create sustainable jobs and fund direct relief efforts, including distribution of new shoes and clothing. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 25 million shoes in well over 100 countries.

“PEC Safety is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives,” said Justin Fontenoy, Executive Vice President – PEC Safety. “PEC Safety is a strong supporter of Soles4Souls’ anti-poverty mission, and we hope to take a big step in providing the organization with the used shoes they require to keep making a difference for people in need.”

Soles4Souls – which holds the highest rating from nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator — will convert every used
pair of shoes collected from the community into a value-added social currency to achieve positive change, both humanitarian and economic. Most of the reusable shoes will be distributed to microenterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti and other poor nations. The resulting revenue will help fund the free distribution of new shoes in the U.S. and overseas. Among its relief programs, the organization has distributed over 200,000 new pairs of shoes to help Philippine victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

The connection between poverty and shoes is well-documented. The World Bank estimates that approximately 400 million children worldwide – more than the entire U.S. population – live in pronounced poverty.
Millions of these children will grow up never having had a pair of shoes, resulting in significant ramifications for their health and well-being. Lacking proper footwear, countless children will not be able or permitted to attend school. And tens of millions of these poverty-stricken, barefoot boys and girls will be infected with soil-transmitted parasitic diseases like hookworm, causing lasting suffering and lifelong debilitation.

“The simple truth is that almost anyone with a closet has shoes they don’t wear, or an old pair that will just end up in a landfill,” said Shelly Ryan-PEC Safety. “Give those to us, and know that you are taking a step to making the world a better place for all of us.”

PEC SAFETY USED SHOE DRIVE FOR SOLES4SOULS INFORMATION

June 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
bring your used shoes of any kind to:
233 General Patton Avenue, Mandeville, LA 70471

ABOUT PEC SAFETY

PEC Safety is a Louisiana based; family owned company founded in 1993 and currently has over 120 employees. Through standardization PEC Safety provides solutions to the oil and gas industry in the form of safety and skills training as well as online contractor evaluation processes. As a key component to simplifying common safety practices and saving money for customers, standardization ultimately leads to a safer work environment for the individual employees at each job site.

To learn more about PEC Safety, please visit www.pecsafety.com or call us at 800.892.8179. PEC Safety is located at 233 General Patton Avenue, Mandeville, LA 70471.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Shelly Ryan
985.801.4114
shelly@pecsafety.com

ABOUT SOLES4SOULS

Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls, Inc. advances the fight against global poverty through social enterprise – a term describing charities that use proven business practices to create positive social change. Each year, Soles4Souls collects millions of used and new shoes from volunteer shoe drives, civic groups, churches and schools, small businesses and big-brand companies. Most reusable shoes are distributed to support micro-enterprise programs, creating and sustaining desperately-needed jobs in Haiti and other poor nations. The resulting revenue that Soles4Souls earns then helps fund free distribution of new shoes and clothing throughout the U.S. and overseas. In the last fiscal year alone, Soles4Souls distributed almost two million pairs of used shoes and 1.9 million pairs of new shoes in North and Central America, Africa and the Caribbean. Soles4Souls is proud to hold a four-star rating for meeting the highest standards of governance and ethics from watchdog organization Charity Navigator.

To learn how you can support Soles4Souls in fighting poverty and human suffering around the world, please visit www.soles4souls.org or call us at 615.391.5723. Soles4Souls headquarters are located at 319 Martingale Drive, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138.

To download the official press release, please click here.

Battlefields to Oilfields Speaks to Congress

May 27, 2014

PEC Safety’s President Wes Carr recently gave testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity about Battlefields to Oilfields, a training and job placement assistance program for veterans. Click here to view the questions and testimony discussed before the Subcommittee. For more information about Battlefields to Oilfields please click here.

PEC Safety and Allen Hancock College Partnership

PEC Safety and Allen Hancock College have partnered to bring PEC’s Basic and Core Compliance to Lompoc, CA and the surrounding area. Read more about this new and exciting partnership here.

PEC Safety Featured in the Houston Chronicle

February 20, 2014

PEC Safety was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle on the importance of safety and the jobs created by safety in the Oil & Gas Industry. To view the article in the Houston Chronicle, please click here.

PEC Safety Developing Pipeline Orientation Module

February 3, 2014

PEC Safety is proud to announce the creation of an orientation module that can be used to enhance PEC Basic/SafeLandUSA. It is customized for workers in the Midstream/Pipeline segment of the Oil and Gas industry. PEC Safety will offer this module as an instructor led course as well as a Computer Based Training (CBT) module. PEC Safety is working with VeriForce to develop the CBT version that should be available for use by the 3rd quarter of 2014.

Materials will be available to compliment instructor-led PEC Basic Orientation and will also be available in a computerbased-training online module to students who have completed PEC’s Basic Orientation. This course will be available to any worker that has already completed the PEC Basic SafeLandUSA course. Upon completion of the Pipeline module the student’s proof of training will be uploaded into the SafelandUSA database by PEC Safety. This credential can be verified via the internet through www.peccard.com.

Some of the topics that have been added or enhanced in the Pipeline module are: Agencies and Regulations Relating to the Pipeline Industry, Preparation for Pipeline Transportation, Pipe Handling, Hazardous Materials, Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Excavation and Guidelines for the Pipeline. For more information email business@pecsafety.com or call 985.801.4100.

Basic Pipeline Logo
Click here for downloadable press release.

PEC Safety Business Development | 985.801.4100
www.pecsafety.combusiness@pecsafety.com

PEC Safety to Host 2014 OSHA Recordkeeping Seminar

January 15, 2014

PEC Safety will be conducting OSHA recordkeeping seminars to assist companies in the Oil and Gas Industry with how to properly complete their OSHA Form 300. Errors in a company’s OSHA Form 300 are one of the most common mistakes we see at PEC Safety and can affect how your customers view your company.

These seminars will feature Chuck Simpson, CSP, who has over 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry and has reviewed thousands of OSHA Form 300′s to become a recognized authority on 29 CFR 1904.

Dates and Locations:
Please click link to register.

Lafayette, Louisiana – February 6, 2014
4021-A Ambassador Caffery Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70503

Mandeville, Louisiana – February 7, 2014
233 General Patton Avenue
Mandeville, LA 70471

Lafayette, Louisiana – February 13, 2014
4021-A Ambassador Caffery Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70503

Mandeville, Louisiana – February 14, 2014
233 General Patton Avenue
Mandeville, LA 70471

Schedule: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost per Attendee: $499.00

Join us at our OSHA recordkeeping seminar and learn about:

- Applicability, or rather non-applicability, of Home Away From Home to company provided living quarters
- Common “Case Management” practices that OSHA considers unacceptable
- First Aid vs. Medical Treatment
- Safety Incentive Programs that may be perceived as creating disincentives to reporting injuries and illnesses
- Determining which Establishment an injured employee is associated with at the time of the incident
- When personnel other than employees have to be included on the Form 300
- Identifying business units that require their own Form 300
- Understanding the Specific Exemptions
- OSHA Recordkeeping and the Outer Continental Shelf
- Confidentiality and HIPA requirements for document disclosure
- What to do when confronted with conflicting medical opinions
- Determining when a Restricted Duty or Days Away From Work Case has ended
- Common Mistakes on the OSHA Form 300A
- Why you should be completing the OSHA Form 301 in addition to the Worker’s Compensation First Report of Injury Form
- How to accurately provide information on your OSHA statistics to customers

Registration is required and there is limited seating available. To register, please click on the link you would like to attend or contact PEC Safety at 1.866.647.2338. We look forward to seeing you there.

PEC Safety Received National STEPS Leadership Award

January 3, 2014

PEC Safety Joins Industry Roundtable for National Stand Down & Receives National STEPS Network Leadership Award for 2013

During the November 14, 2013 voluntary National Stand Down in Humble, TX, PEC Safety was honored to join the Oil and Gas E&P Industry Roundtable alongside AESC, API, & IADC.Elizabeth Haley represented PEC Safety and was presented with the 2013 National STEPS Network Leadership Award for her work launching three new STEPS Chapters:

  • - Far Western Region STEPS (Central California)
  • - Eagle Ford Shale STEPS (Pleasanton, Texas)
  • - KS STEPS (Hays, Kansas)

The broadcast was shown live coast to coast through the National STEPS Network Chapters, and is available to view here.

PEC Safety Sponsors Crystalline Silica Hazard Alert Video

PEC Safety Sponsors National STEPS Network Respirable Crystalline Silica Hazard Alert Video

Silica Poster
In conjunction with the National Stand Down, the National STEPS Network recently released a new safety & health video that brings awareness to Respirable Crystalline Silica and its potentially harmful effects in the workplace. PEC Safety, in conjunction with OSHA, NIOSH, and many other key industry organizations and educational institutions teamed up to create and sponsor this video. PEC was also honored to be chosen to design and produce the official “It’s Not Just Dust!” hazard recognition poster for the video. Click here to download poster. This video and poster were released during the November 14, 2013 voluntary National Stand Down in Humble, TX. The broadcast was shown live coast to coast through the National STEPS Network Chapters, and is available to view here.

MonDaks STEPS Officer Elections

November 26, 2013

MonDaks Officer Photo

PEC Safety’s own Dennis Schmitz was recently elected as Chair of the Montana and North Dakota (Mondaks) chapter of the National Service, Transmission, and Exploration and Production Safety (STEPS). The election was held at the Nuverra Power Fuels Training Facility in Watford City, ND on November 14, 2013 in conjunction with the OSHA National Stand Down. Other officers elected include:

Sam Ross (ROSS Petroleum Consulting) – Events Coordinator
Mike Paredes (BAHA Petroleum Consulting) – Co-Chair
Patty Furuseth (Jacam Chemicals, LLC.) – Co-Chair
Jenna Godt (WISCO Inc. A Gibsons Production Services Company) – Secretary
Teresa Van Deusen (WPX Energy, Inc.) – Co-Chair
Dennis Schmitz (PEC Safety) – Chair

STEPS is an all-volunteer organization, comprised of chapters across the United States, that promotes safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and gas in US onshore operations. The organization consists of oil and gas operators, contractors, associations, and educators. PEC Safety is excited to have an employee participate in such a great organization. Congratulations to Dennis and all the other officers elected.

To view press release, click here.