Thank You PNJ Journalist for covering stories in our local area of Pensacola, as well as our Gulf Of Mexico neighbors. This Oil Spill is a big deal to everyone! After various, denial attempts, BP is hopefully taking back “no oil “statements. Pensacola has several hot spots ( really all water in Gulf is a hot spot). Local Fishermen have been reporting seeing oil for months, they pull up the oil on their fishing equipment!
So does this mean I can go back to work? I want to clean up the oil!
Front page on the PNJ today” BP cutting crews“. A contractor, P2s, was let go with its people Monday at the Fort Pickens location (supposedly replaced by another contractor who will intern hire new people??, and will the workers be from out of state????). P2s employees went to Fort Pickens yesterday to protest and my hat goes off to them! If they are a functioning certified crew, why are they all being eliminated? And does it affect p2s in Perdido , Johnson area as well? P2s from my understanding hired all local people from Escambia county through the Workforce Escarosa Center( Unemployment office) not sure if neighboring Santa Rosa, or Okaloosa County residents fell into this Escambia clean up crew as well.
I hope that fellow subscribers, passer-byes , do not fill inundated with Gulf Oil stories. Citizens there is so much at stake here ecologically , this is just the onset, I live In Pensacola and the insurmountable damage to the ocean (marine biology) , and all its life force may never recover. Everything vibrant and beautiful in these waters did not deserve this! All ocean life needs someone to speak on their behalf….I can not imagine the toxicity, the horrible deaths those poor Marine Mammals, creatures are enduring. They deserve a clean and safe habitat just like us!!
I spend my time relaying this information because I am speaking from my heart. I am of this earth and I am made with the same energy, as all creation. However, hierarchy in the kingdom of creation dictates human beings are at the top with reasoning and logic abilities. As a human being I get disgusted and embarrassed with fellow human beings , that my species is responsible for the destruction and suffering of nature and all forms of life. People are responsible for the horrible atrocities around the world.
There seems to be a big lay off going on with workers. I went to pick up my check yesterday at the office of GCRM and inquired about my status of being placed on a “red list” they briefly showed me about 7 pages on 8×11(from top left corner to bottom left corner approx an inch wide) of names that were highlighted in red. For all the people that have been red listed, supposedly this means there is a question regarding your HAZWOPER certification.
My certification is from Command Center, who provided the class and that I was employed by. I did not acquire it fraudulently. I went to Myrick St this morning where one of the main staging areas is located in Pensacola, and spoke to someone from Eagle SWS and I am waiting to talk to someone from BP. I am crossing my fingers! I just want to speak for myself, and others like myself, that I(we) should not be black balled for the company s that may have acted negligently.
I do not know where BP offices are located in Pensacola, if anyone knows please share!
Julian Assange, has been in the news lately, they are trying to destroy his credibility. We need more people like him to stand firm and to never sell out. We need to be in the know, so lets fight for Wikileaks. This group of freedom of information fighters show, and prove, what normal day citizens are capable of. Check out Wikileaks with all the global activity, information that never sees the light of day.
I use the Wikipedia link , I like to refer the things I write about back to Wiki for a more detailed explanation. I was trying to jazz up the link, however I made a mistake along the way. I was trying to convert the link to a wiki pop link, hence the coding in the posts is part of the cluster mess. I am working as quickly as I can to rectify the typos, I apologize in advance. Thank You!
Supposedly, there was an email faxed to sub contractors, From ERG( can not find Emergency Response Group on line) or Eagel SWS notifying contractors several companies( Able Body , Command Center, Training U and one more) have been put on the no more work list. We are not able to work cleaning up oil… going to work for a new contractor or obtaining a new HAZWOPER certification is not an option. All the workers under these staffing agencies have been banned. Why is this happening , and is it only affecting the workers in Pensacola, or is it all neighboring workers, along the Gulf Coast Oil community states?
O’Brien’s Response Management is running the show in Pensacola, I do not know if they are still in Destin or Panama City…( I was told they had closed up shop down there) I’m not sure if they are still in Louisiana and Alabama, and Mississippi. I have questions and maybe some of you in the know can help me find out.
If anyone can tell me what the official business name is for ERG and how to contact them I would appreciate it!
There is a lot of Oil in these waters and there is more to come, to surface, are they indoctrinating us , to push us to drill in the gulf now that are waters are dead? Is that their plan no matter what.
Regarding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill ,who is pulling the HAZWOPER Certifications OSHA, BP, the contractors ? Is the battle cutting costs , or are there way too many workers under trained? I have to say, since the get go, I have not seen any contractor operating at 100% under OSHA regulations regarding Hazardous material.
Command Center Reports 2nd quarter net profit of $336,123
Reporting from Gulfport MS: Once again don’t get too excited about this reported profit, we know most of the reported increases in sales revenue and this profit is attributed to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill clean-up, and now with the clean-up starting to wind down so will the sales volume and the profits and I will be surprised if the company makes a profit in the 3rd quarter. Even with the up tick in sales and profits they still only have $31,000 in cash and I image only the critical bills are being paid and the others are put off until the calls start coming in.
Once again the company is forced to acknowledge concerns as an ongoing company in the future, “The Company has incurred losses since its inception and does not have sufficient cash at June 25, 2010 to fund normal operations for the next 12 months. The Company’s only source of recurring revenue and cash is from continued successful operation of temporary labor stores. The Company’s plans for the long-term continuation as a going concern include financing the Company’s future operations through sales of its common stock, the exercise of outstanding warrants, entering into debt transactions or the return of deposits from its workers’ compensation risk pool deposits. Additionally, the current capital markets and general economic conditions in the United States are significant obstacles to raising the required funds. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.”
Now to the Press Release, The Glennster “also said that clean-up activities in response to the Gulf Oil Spill had a “definite positive impact” on second quarter results. “Additionally, it has strengthened our relationships with several major environmental contractors with whom we expect to continue working not only along the Gulf Coast, but in other areas of the country as well.” I find this interesting and I guess The Glennster didn’t get the memo. Actually there are two, the 1st is a OSHA New Release 7/7/2010, stating concern some oil spill workers not receiving proper training “ Employees hired to be supervisors in the onshore and marine cleanup are required to receive extensive training. A rigorous 40-hour program is required under OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Standard.”
The 2nd is an ICS 213 General Message to All Responders and from UAC Safety “OSHA has recently advised the Unified Area Command about a concern the Agency has with the adequacy of 40 hour HAZWOPER training administered to some of our contractor personnel. There are two companies that provide this training that OSHA has identified as a potential concern. These companies are Command Center and ———–. OSHA has asked us to identify any contractor personnel who might have received their 40 hour HAZWOPER training from either one of those firms.”
“Please review all of your sub-contractors 40 hour HAZWOPER training certifications immediately to confirm whether the training was administered by either of these companies. If you identify response personnel with training provided from either of these two companies, please notify your ICP Safety Officer or Local Safety representative by August 1st, 2010. Response personnel who received 40 hours HAZWOPER training provided by Command Center or ———- need to be re-trained by attending 40 hour HAZWOPER training fro a qualified training firm by August 20th, 2010. Contractors are also requested to relay how they are verifying the skills of their response workers and sub-contractors to ICP Health and Safety team by e-mail by August 1st 2010 HAZWOPER training is to be provided at the Contractors expense”.
“You should take action to ensure no one with these certifications is placed in a supervisory role for this incident until they can provide a 40 hour HAZWOPER training certificate from a qualified training firm. In addition, Command Center and ——- will not be used for Deepwater Horizon MC252 response operation from this point forward”.
Now the question that comes to mind was Command Center providing supervisory personnel for the cleanup and if not this means nothing. But if they were ouch!!! But no matter I’m sure The Glennseter is already pointing figures and if there is an appeal process he has already sent in the paper work and if that fails the threat of a suit will not be far behind.
Again The Glennster and company are shrouded in bad press and controversy and maybe its time to hire some people who can avoid this from happening in the future. Only if the Glennster would listen.