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!
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.
I worked Sat. and Sun. of last week and was not put back to work until this passed Sat. Most oil workers are on 3 day one week 4 day the following week rotations. Some workers are sill working 7 days a week. We still have workers that are out of town and receiving housing and per Diem.( even though they were suppose to eliminate non county workers)
The boom that was on the water was taken away by the time I went back out Sat. Aug. 14th because they were not seeing oil on the surface. I work on the area by the lodge and camping ground, the inlet in that area actually goes out to the Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens. Yesterday there were small boats skimming the inlet area for oil on top. I watched as the personnel on the boats placed the pompom boom down, a little 4 foot strip yesterday, not sure when they will re check it but it will turn black catching the oil. It was already turning a darkish black brown from the oil when we were there. My team picked up over 100 bags weighing 20 pounds each, within a 2 hr period, there were approximately 13 of us in our area. It was all tar consistency in the water, in the shore line. We are not allowed to go any further than ankle deep.
How much do you contribute in your life? “No child left behind“, “Family Values” these are just slogans of no value if there is not any action taken. Our government, education system, agriculture, environmental laws, big corporations, military, have all lets us down. When will we (all citizens of the world) decide to stand in strong numbers?
To my fellow citizens of the world..I am not a fanatic!! I am of this awe and inspiring world creation, life force, energy. I am asking you to take a look at all the beauty that surrounds you(human beings, oceans, lakes, rivers, wildlife, live stock, sea life, trees, insects,pollination, vegetation etc..) It all exists to work together, it is a balancing, self sustaining awesomeness!! Lets preserve all of mother nature by standing up to the few they are destroying all of it!! We wanted change….
The Dove adds jumped on the band wagon of “natural beauty” recognizing that 80% of women are not sticks, and do not believe in tampering with mother nature. We are who we are and we need to stop chasing the photo shop pictures. What is in dove products?
This Facebook connection is massive. I finally decided to test the waters! I wanted to communicate through my blog, trying to link both applications together. I enjoy blogging it is like a running diary of sorts. I am really bad about photos (I have not taken any for over 20 years) Just as bad about posting them on my blog. Nothing to it, just haven’t taken them, family members and friends have. I appreciate Elaine posting some of me! If there any others floating around I welcome them! I look forward to the typing journey!