Local innovators create medical trailer for remote sites

7:08 AM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Local innovators from Greeley are looking to change the medical standard for workers by bringing accessibility to remote work sites.

The Nomadic Safety Trailer that contains life-saving technology that can be used as a first responder facility. Operations Manager Michael Schreiner says the trailers are expected to be used on work sites, especially on oil fields, where workers are hard to reach.

"[The Occupational Safety and Health Administration] actually mandates that they have access to showers and eyewash stations due the chemicals and the diesel fuels that they're working with," Schreiner said.

Among the equipment in the trailers is a heated emergency shower, eyewash, medical bed, a wall mounted defibrillator and an Emergency Instruction Device that is designed to coach users through an emergency.

Schreiner says they came up with the idea for the trailer when one of the co-founders saw a grisly accident occur on a site on the Western slope. After watching the workers use materials at hand, like coveralls and belts, to tend to the injury, he got the idea to make medical equipment more available to workers on site.

"So we thought we could bring a new standard to safety and bring a new culture to safety on these sites," Schreiner said.

For more information on the Nomadic Safety Trailers, visit http://www.nomadicsafety.com/.

Rose Heaphy contributed to this article.

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