The Industrial Emergency Council (IEC) was founded to serve as a link between the private sector and public agencies, focusing on the theme of emergency preparedness and response. The IEC offers a wide range of training and consultation services in many different areas including but not limited to:
Earthquake and Disaster Contingency Planning and Response
High Rise Emergency Planning
Emergency Medical Services
The Incident Command SystemCAL/OSHA
The Industrial Emergency Council is a nonprofit organization. We can help you prepare for the potentially catastrophic events where your first response could mean the critical difference for both survival and rapid recovery. Since the 1970s, we've helped hundreds of organizations prepare for (and prevent) industrial accidents and natural disasters. We've also helped organizations be ready to provide life-saving first response to on-the-job injuries, employee heart attacks and other work place incidents.
The Industrial Emergency Council is dedicated to providing quality training and consultation services that both satisfy regulatory requirements and meet the unique needs of the customer. For more information on how the IEC can enhance your safety and environmental programs, please contact us today!
Employee training is perhaps the single most important and most effective process that organizations can invest in to keep their workers safe and to better prepare them to respond when an emergency occurs. That is why the Industrial Emergency Council offers such a wide range of courses taught by quality instructors with extensive field experience. Each of the courses is described in more detail throughout this web site.
All course presentations meet and/or exceed training requirements established by federal regulations such as:
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
State Fire Marshals
Each course may be enhanced by addressing specific areas of concern or interest, such as company site specific concerns and chemical specific hazards. Customization is available to accommodate the unique needs of the individual customer. Content can be adapted to reflect the materials or hazards that employees are exposed to, the type of operations performed by the company, and the company's specific Standard Operating Procedures. Course scheduling is flexible as well.
Another advantage is the ability to consolidate training programs by combining multiple topics into one course. The course content is customized to meet the specific needs of the customer. Combining multiple topics simplifies documentation and scheduling, while meeting many mandated requirements. It also provides continuity in training and team building that is sometimes not possible when the courses are presented separately. And, it often saves time and money for the customer by eliminating redundancy between classes.
One of the Industrial Emergency Council's strengths is the partnerships formed with other private and public agencies both on state and national levels. Several of our courses carry multiple certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and/or state agencies such as the State Fire Marshal's Office, the California Office of Emergency Services.
Specialized Training Institute (CSTI), and the Department of Industrial Relations. Many are taught through the California Community Colleges, making it possible for students to earn units of community college semester units.
The Industrial Emergency Council also offers site safety assessments to assist businesses with regulatory compliance in the areas of emergency preparedness and Injury and Illness Prevention programs. The goal is to create an effective safety program that results in a safer workplace; greater protection of life, property and the environment; reduced liability exposure; higher profits; and quicker business recovery if a problem does occur.
The Industrial Emergency Council offers Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Air Purifying Respirator (APR) fit testing that is required by OSHA and NIOSH respirator standards for various chemicals and employee wearing situations.
Respirator Fit Testing Services employs the most up-to-date fit test equipment, procedures and training as required by regulation.
Give your respirator program and employees the benefit of the most accurate respirator fit test available today.
Quantitative Fit Test Method
This method uses the TSI Porta Count Plus, takes a sample of air from both inside and outside the respirator and counts the dust particles contained in each sample. The instrument then calculates the ratio between them and derives a number which represents the fit factor or quality of fit. Quantitative test results produce a number that represents how well the mask actually fits the subject relative to the minimum requirement for passing. You will be able to determine if the subject barely passed, or had average or superior fit. The results also provide accurate and acceptable documentation should litigation arise.
Qualitative Fit Test Method
This method relies on the ability of the test subject to sense a challenge agent (Bitrex, saccharin or irritant smoke). Quality of results depends on the proper administration of the test as required by NIOSH. This fit test is less expensive and easier to administer then the Quantitative Method and meets NIOSH and OSHA requirements in most cases.
The Industrial Emergency Council has the ability to provide additional funds to fire departments based on the in-service training currently conducted with all members of your department. We currently have 16 fire departments in the Bay area in this program which is run through Palo Verde Community College. Each member receives .5 units of college credit per semester.
This course is designed to assure a basic and predictable level of safety, knowledge, skills and abilities among those individuals assigned to a Municipal Fire Department and members of State Urban Search and Rescue Teams.
List of Current Agencies:
Santa Rosa Fire Department
Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District
Richmond Fire Department
Oakland Fire Department
North County Fire Authority
San Bruno Fire Department
Central County Fire Department
San Mateo Fire Department
Foster City Fire Department
Belmont Fire Department
Redwood City Fire Department
Woodside Fire Protection District
For more information please contact Dan Voreyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 798-3715.