Why is it Called a Bump Test Anyway?

Coal Mines and Canaries The first real form of gas detection was the canary in a coal mine. Canaries were used because they would fall victim to the effects of carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases well before miners, and as a result, alert the miners to changes in the atmosphere of the mine. The miners were betting their lives, and the lives of the rest of the miners, on the bright yellow birds. Each day the miners... Read More

Top 3 Ways iAssign Beacons Improve Workplace Safety

Top 3 Ways iAssign Beacons Improve Workplace Safety What are Bluetooth beacons? Most people today are using Bluetooth technology in their daily lives. Bluetooth (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) is embedded in many of our favorite consumer products and does a great job of making our lives more convenient and efficient. It’s likely that your car, computer, smartphone, and entertainment center all employ Bluetooth technology to wirelessly transmit information. Just... Read More

Get Gas Detection Training on Your Schedule

Get Gas Detection Training on Your Schedule According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), there were 4,821 workers killed on the job in 2014. These fatalities range from slips and falls, to improper use of respiratory protection. My experience as a gas detection training specialist has taught me that it is important to make sure that all workers within a company are properly trained on the equipment they use. I have often seen someone power on a... Read More

Area Monitors for Confined Space Entries – Part II

If you’ve ever worked around a confined space, you’ve probably seen or heard about an incident involving missed alarms. Perhaps the attendant set the gas monitor on the ground and stepped away to sign paperwork or respond to a radio call. Because of noise from nearby machinery, the attendant completely failed to notice that the gas monitor went into alarm, and he could not see it because it was on the ground. Powerful alarms... Read More

Why Choose LENS Wireless over Wi-Fi?

LENS Wireless can provide several advantages over Wi-Fi. We’ve come to expect that Wi-Fi is everywhere nowadays including at work, in neighborhood coffee shops, malls, sporting venues, and even at your grocery store. The flexibility to be connected on your mobile or smart device means that you can have access to your data any time, nearly anywhere. But the downside of those public networks is that they are unsecured, meaning... Read More

Are All Carbon Monoxide Sensors the Same?

Are All Carbon Monoxide Sensors the Same? The short answer is – no, all carbon monoxide (CO) sensors are not the same. CO sensors are found in gas monitors used by workers conducting their jobs in environments where toxic CO gas might be present. With CO being a result of incomplete combustion, it can be found in the majority of industries and poses a big threat to workers today. While most CO sensors are based on the same electro-chemistry, there are many different... Read More

Should I Rent Gas Detectors Instead of Buying?

When it comes to choosing gas detection equipment, getting the most “bang for your buck” without sacrificing or compromising worker safety is a key factor in the decision making process. There are many choices in the market today. Should you rent gas detectors, choose CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) equipment, or select a disposable instrument. How do you decide what’s best for you? This post will explore portable gas detection... Read More

The “1999” Safety Party Needs to End

The “1999” Safety Party Needs to End When it comes to safety, specifically gas detection, a large majority of users are partying like it is 1999. Our hardware beeps and flashes just like it did 18 years ago and the data offerings are composed of clunky windows-based software, excel spreadsheets, paper sign-in sheets, or my favorite “nothing at all”. . . We commonly use high tech solutions to solve for relatively ordinary problems (food delivery, restaurants... Read More

No Calibration Required?

Gas Detectors can be difficult to maintain, especially when you need to perform frequent instrument calibration. Calibration is not a particularly challenging or time consuming process. It only requires a few minutes and a few button presses. The tough part is finding the time in your schedule when countless other tasks demand your attention. As your days get busier, it gets harder to find the time to stop and maintain... Read More

Tango TX1 Update – Full of Exciting New Features

Single-gas users, rejoice! The Guaranteed for Life™ Tango TX1 now offers enhanced safety features that make owning and using the Tango easier than ever before. Take a tour of all the new features by watching our video series below.   What’s New in Tango TX1 Version 1.8?  Acknowledgeable Gas Alerts If you have workers in environments with frequent and expected gas exposures, you know they can easily become desensitized... Read More