Limiting False Man-Down Alarms

Limiting False Man-Down Alarms Gas detector manufacturers today are trying to provide end users with functionality that goes beyond gas detection. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most frequent types of workplace accidents. Due to that fact, several instruments on the market now offer man-down alarms or panic alarm functionality. If a worker becomes disabled and is in need of help, he can trigger the panic alert on his monitor, which will activate... Read More

When it Comes to Workplace Safety, Who’s Got Your Back?

With the technology available today, you’ve probably thought, who is watching me? Let’s get real for a moment. Someone is monitoring some aspect of someone’s life, somewhere. The question is, for what purpose? Now that I have your attention, let’s shift gears and talk about the positive use for this technology. Preserving human life. A gas monitor that can alert you of hazardous conditions while recording user and site data... Read More

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