Are You Still Playing “Clue” with Your Gas Detection Program?

Are You Still Playing “Clue” with Your Gas Detection Program? For many people, the board game Clue, was their first venture into the world of investigation. Players move around the board, gathering facts about a recent murder and eliminating possibilities, to piece together a conclusion like “Ms. Peacock killed Colonel Mustard in the study with a candlestick.” This beloved, somewhat ominous children’s game highlights the importance of answering the big five questions when an incident... 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

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

Are You Putting Data at the Center of Your Safety Program?

Are You Putting Data at the Center of Your Safety Program? Terms like big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been around for a few years now. It’s no surprise that data is growing exponentially. In a few years (by 2020), mobile devices will outnumber humans on planet earth. This means more humans will have access to Internet-connected devices than clean water. Getting data is the easy part, doing something meaningful with the data to create a safer world is much more... Read More

Is Data the “King” of Your Gas Detection Program?

Being that we live in the age of data and that there are easier ways than ever before to collect data on almost any subject, complying with tougher safety reporting standards should be second nature. But is this true when it comes to gas detection? Should data be the king of your program? Gas detection programs exist for the purpose of saving lives. Whether the gas detectors are  used for personal protection, exposure... Read More

It’s National Farm Safety & Health Week: A review of the gas hazards workers face

National Farm Safety and Health Week is observed September 21-27, 2014. In support of this year’s theme, “Safety Counts: Protecting What Matters Most,” here’s a review of the dangerous gases faced by workers in the industry. Most common is hydrogen sulfide (H2S). H2S is a colorless gas that is known by its characteristic rotten egg-like color. Because it appears naturally from decomposition, locations... Read More