Safety & Certifications

Safety Culture:Popham Mechanical Safety Training
PMCI has been a long time safety partner with the mindset of building and expanding on a Solid Safety Culture. When management and employees strive for the same goal Safety becomes automatic. The safety culture of an organization is the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behavior that determine the commitment to and the style and proficiency of an organization’s health and safety management. Organizations with a positive safety culture are characterized by communications founded on mutual trust, by shared perceptions of the importance of safety and by confidence in the efficacy of preventive measures.

Safety Training Overview:
PMCI is a member of ISNET World, a safety record data base company that collects and reports information and gives access to that information to companies using the system worldwide.

PMCI provides safety training for all affected employees, at a minimum, annually on the contents and subjects of our safety program. This being said, during our pre-work safety meetings, scheduled training, toolbox talks and Monday morning safety training, an employee will be exposed to the content regularly. Each supervisor has direct access to a PMCI safety manual in their office, truck or tool box for review.

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Training comes from a combination of study directly from the programs policy, scope, expectations, responsibilities, field experience and content of each safety section and third party outside sources for a variety of content coverage from OSHA, NFPA, NIOSH and other standards.

Per OSHA standards, in such case of incident, accident, near miss, change of equipment, environment or workplace, PMCI provides additional training.

NFPA70E is the tool PMCI uses to meet this OSHA requirement for safely working on electrical circuits. For example, OSHA mandates that all services to electrical equipment be done in a de-energized state. Energized work can only be done under special circumstances.

NFPA 70E defines those special circumstances and sets rigid electrical safety limits on voltage exposures, work zone boundary requirements and necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).

It is important to note that NFPA 70E is a voluntary national consensus safety standard published by NFPA primarily to assist OSHA in preparing its electrical safety standards. Federal OSHA has not incorporated NFPA 70E into the Code of Federal Regulations.


PMCI uses JHA’s for each project. A Job Hazard Analysis is completed each morning or before each job or shift by every trade. With the entire team’s contribution to the JHA, each employee has input and his/her own value is added to the overall potential hazard prevention on each job. Hazard identification is the key to avoiding accidents, the more people looking for them the more we can avoid.

Confined Space Work:

Popham Mechanical Contractors provides confined space services, and we have our own trained standby rescue team. We have invested in training our own personnel to provide stand by rescue services to enhance the safety aspect of confined space entry work. Timing is crucial in the event of an unexpected emergency.
We also have the ability to rescue from heights in the event of a fall with our trained high angle rope rescue team. Suspension trauma can be a serious health issue. PMCI uses personal fall protection devices when working four feet above a lower level or over dangerous equipment.

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PMCI is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) covers all aspects of design and manufacture of boilers and pressure vessels.

ASME is a non-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME is best known for improving the safety of equipment used in manufacturing and construction, particularly boilers and pressure vessels. ASME first published the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) in 1915, which was later incorporated into laws in most North American territories. Today, ASME has more than 600 codes and standards available in print and online.

The ASME Code establishes the requirements for manufacturer certification, quality assurance, design, materials, manufacturing and testing of Power Boilers, Heating Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Nuclear Components. A pressure component designed and fabricated in accordance with this standard will have a long, useful service life, and one that ensures the protection of human life and property.