The Simple Truth of Calibration Gas Shelf Life

The Simple Truth of Calibration Gas Shelf Life Calibration gas is an important component in ensuring the proper performance of your gas monitors. Regular calibrations promote the accurate measurement of gas concentration values. During calibration, a unit’s installed sensors are to be exposed to their set concentrations of calibration gases. Based on the sensors’ responses, the unit will self-adjust to compensate for declining sensor sensitivity, which naturally occurs... Read More

The Unseen Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Unseen Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants You see them and drive past them all the time. Every community has one. Chances are that a close neighbor, one of your best friends, or even a member of your family may work in one. When low pressure sets in, and the wind blows in the right direction, the stench is horrific. But the smell is only a hint to the abundant hazards that you might encounter when working at a wastewater treatment plant. The potential for slips,... Read More

How to Use the New Ventis Slide-on Pump

If you’re someone who needs a gas monitor for both personal protection and confined space monitoring, you might be carrying around multiple gas detectors to do the job. Why carry around unnecessary monitors when one flexible instrument will do the trick? The new Ventis Slide-on Pump is compatible with both Ventis™ MX4 and Ventis™ Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors and is ideal for workers who typically wear their gas... Read More

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