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How Much Awareness is Too Much Awareness?
How Much Awareness is Too Much Awareness?
OH&S Magazine

We are already struggling to tread water in a sea of devices vying for ourattention. When connected safety programs are properly implemented, thesecan be a life raft, and with some work, a speed boat to navigate these waters.Our personal and work ...

The Cost of Careless Gas Detection
The Cost of Careless Gas Detection
ISHN Magazine

Were talking about fines, neglected equipment,no maintenance possible loss of life.Debt is a general concept that we allseem to understand from a financial perspective. Likely most haveincurred or are currently incurringsome form of financial deb...

Don't Rush Gas Detection Monitoring
Don't Rush Gas Detection Monitoring
ISHN Magazine

Time is money. Its an old saying that wehave heard a thousand times, but why is itso memorable? Perhaps because its true.The problem with this maxim is that to savetime, people often lose sight of safety. When itcomes to safety, we all know how to...

Confined Spaces: We Have a Failure to Commu...
Confined Spaces: We Have a Failure to Communicate
Occupational Health and Safety

Given the statistics on confined space deaths, shouldnt rescuers know aboutatmospheric conditions before entering and attempting rescue? And shouldntthe attendant know about the entrants readings in real time anyway?A quote from the 1967 film Cool...

Going Wireless with Gas Detection
Going Wireless with Gas Detection
ISHN Magazine

Almost every homeowner who has faced endless projects and "honey do" lists has a toolbox filled with trusted tools to help get the job done. Tools that are flexible and solve many different problems.

Why Do You Need 10% Vol Oxygen to Operate a...
Why Do You Need 10% Vol Oxygen to Operate a Catalytic Bead LEL Sensor?
Occupational Health & Safety

The catalytic bead lower explosive limit (CB LEL) sensor is widely used for combustible gas detection based on its low cost, ease of use, and the ability to detect a wide range of gases. However, for some special applications, such as environments...

Combating the 'Rodney Dangerfield Effect' i...
Combating the 'Rodney Dangerfield Effect' in Gas Detection
Occupational Health & Saftey

During the past few years, the oil and gas industry has seen a large spike in four-gas monitor usage. The reason behind the increase is that many companies are starting to realize that there are more common gas hazards outside of just hydrogen sul...

A Critical Performance Check
A Critical Performance Check
Industrial Hygiene Magazine

You wouldn’t drive a vehicle without putting on your seatbelt. You wouldn’t ride a bike without putting on a helmet. You don’t go to bed at night without locking your doors. Everyday practices like these create good habits that make our lives easi...

Understanding Cross Sensitivities Can Help ...
Understanding Cross Sensitivities Can Help Keep Workers Safer
EHS Today Magazine

Toxic, combustible and asphyxiant gases pose some of the greatest threats to workplace safety. In some cases, you may be unsure which gases could be present in your work environment. Fortunately, many different options are available to detect gase...

Are Poisons and Inhibitors Lurking in Your ...
Are Poisons and Inhibitors Lurking in Your Workspace?
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine

Just because a poison or inhibitor wasn’t applied directly to the instrument doesn’t mean that it may not have been exposed to something while in a tool box, storage locker, or anywhere else gas detection equipment may be stored.

Confined Space Entry Goes Wireless
Confined Space Entry Goes Wireless
ISHN Magazine

The year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the implementation of permit-required confined space entry regulations in the United States. Thousands of entries that take place across the country every day have become, shall we say, standard. We cons...

Pump or No Pump - That is the Question
Pump or No Pump - That is the Question
EHS Today Magazine

Ever since workers began using electronic gas detectors, they have used instruments with pumps. The question of exactly when and how pumps should be used remains, even today.