SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that as part of the firm’s commitment to the Energy Industry and ongoing efforts to improve worker safety, EPIC has joined the American National Standards Institute/ American Society of Safety Engineers (ANSI/ASSE) Z390 “Hydrogen Sulfide Training” Committee.

Chuck Simpson of EPIC
EPIC Sr. Safety Consultant Charles (Chuck) Simpson, a recognized expert in Hydrogen Sulfide safety practices and training, has been appointed as the Committee’s Chairman.

ANSI is a national consensus standard organization that publishes guidelines on a wide variety of safety issues; ASSE is a global organization of professionals who manage, supervise, research and consult on occupational safety and health concerns in industry, government and education.

The ANSI/ASSE Z390 “Hydrogen Sulfide Training” Committee was formed in 1994, and the ANSI/ASSE Z390.1 Standard has consistently been one of ANSI’s most valued publications. A new edition of the document will be released in the next few months.

The guidelines in ANSI/ASSE Z390.1 establish content and instructional practices for training personnel with potential exposure to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The Standard includes detailed training recommendations concerning H2S properties and characteristics, respiratory protection, gas detection, emergency response, and more. These guidelines are used extensively in the oil and gas industry, in petrochemical operations, and in a variety of other industries worldwide.

For additional information about the latest edition of the ANSI/ASSE Z390.1 Standard or for assistance with your H2S safety program, please contact EPIC’s Chuck Simpson at chuck.simpson@epicbrokers.com or 504-577-4743.

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a “Best Place to Work” in multiple regions and as a “Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry” nationally.

EPIC now has 1,100 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues approaching $300 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit http://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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