Gas Hazards, Safety and Misconceptions in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Gas Hazards, Safety and Misconceptions in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Bill Marencel | Monday, April 5, 2021 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

In the pulp and paper industry, you face risks every day. These risks can include noise hazards, massive pulpwood loads sliding or falling, and the challenges associated with operating mechanical equipment. You also encounter many hidden dangers –...

Wireless Gas Monitors in Confined Spaces: What You Need to Know
Wireless Gas Monitors in Confined Spaces: What You Need to Know
Jamie Greene | Monday, March 29, 2021 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

When you think about wireless connectivity, the first thing that comes to mind is the phone in your pocket or your laptop hooked up to an internet hotspot. This technology has been around since the turn of the century, but why aren’t we seeing it ...

Five Ways to Make Confined Spaces Safer for Workers
Five Ways to Make Confined Spaces Safer for Workers
Ryan Cantwell | Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | Confined Space

A lot can happen in four minutes, especially when those four minutes are spent in a confined space. Confined spaces are prone to oxygen displacement, and after just four minutes without oxygen, you can experience brain damage or even die. It shoul...

The Two Key Features Utility Workers Need in their Gas Detectors
The Two Key Features Utility Workers Need in their Gas Detectors
Dante Moore | Monday, October 5, 2020 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

Gas detection is an important safety precaution in the utilities industry. However, when it comes to using gas detectors for utility work, it’s often hard to know how you should configure it for your specific application. Case in point: working in...

Acceptable and Dangerous Gas Levels in Confined Spaces
Acceptable and Dangerous Gas Levels in Confined Spaces
Dante Moore | Monday, June 8, 2020 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

Confined spaces present unique dangers that workers must be prepared to handle. Despite tight regulations and technological advancements, permit-required confined space entry accidents and fatalities remain a problem. According to OSHA, confined s...

How to Overcome Instincts to Improve Safety
How to Overcome Instincts to Improve Safety
Dante Moore | Friday, May 29, 2020 | Confined Space, Safety Culture

No matter who you are or what you do, one major challenge that we all face is overcoming ingrained behaviors to change our actions. Sometimes, these ingrained behaviors make it difficult for us to remember to do something simple, like run an erran...

Managing the Risk of Gas Hazards in Confined Spaces
Managing the Risk of Gas Hazards in Confined Spaces
Dave Wagner | Friday, March 6, 2020 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

While it's often necessary for workers to enter confined spaces, the nature of these spaces presents special challenges and dangers that workers must be prepared to confront. OSHA estimates that confined spaces are responsible for about 200 deaths...

Does the Type of Sample Tubing I Use Make a Difference?
Does the Type of Sample Tubing I Use Make a Difference?
Dave Wagner | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

A customer, Mike, sent me an email saying that someone told him that the type of sample tubing he used could alter the readings that he gets on his gas monitor. He wanted to know if this was true. Well Mike, and everyone else, this certainly is tr...

Using Area Monitors to Improve Efficiency and Safety of Confined Space Operations
Using Area Monitors to Improve Efficiency and Safety of Confined Space Operations
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Equipment

You’ve probably heard confined space horror stories a million times. The person inside of a confined space performing routine maintenance becomes unresponsive. The “hole watch” responsible for monitoring the work goes into the confined space to ch...

Confined Spaces. . .We Have a Failure to Communicate
Confined Spaces. . .We Have a Failure to Communicate
Kyle Kruger | Monday, November 5, 2018 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

A quote from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” perfectly sums up the problems that we all face with confined spaces: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach.” Approximately 60% of all deaths in confined spaces ar...

Wireless Gas Detectors for Confined Space Entries
Wireless Gas Detectors for Confined Space Entries
Dave Wagner | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Confined Space

Wireless gas detectors can help you perform safer confined space entries - The year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the implementation of permit required confined space entry regulations in the United States. Since then, the thousands of entrie...

When it Comes to Workplace Safety, Who’s Got Your Back?
When it Comes to Workplace Safety, Who’s Got Your Back?
Jason Fry | Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

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...

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