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A Safety Manager's Guide to Peer-to-Peer Wireless Connectivity
A Safety Manager's Guide to Peer-to-Peer Wireless Connectivity
Ryan Cantwell | Monday, March 16, 2020 | Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

Every day, in facilities across the world, workers take on jobs without having all the information they need to get them done safely. More often than employers would like to admit, this lack of important information compromises worker safety. Part...

How to Clean a Gas Detector
How to Clean a Gas Detector
Industrial Scientific | Friday, March 13, 2020 | Gas Detection Equipment

Personal gas monitors are lifesaving instruments that must be worn in your breathing zone to be effective. OSHA defines the breathing zone as “a hemisphere forward of the shoulders within a radius of approximately six to nine inches,” so a collar,...

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...

What’s all this “pentane equivalent” gas stuff about anyhow?
What’s all this “pentane equivalent” gas stuff about anyhow?
Dave Wagner | Monday, March 2, 2020 | Gas Detection Education, Sensor Technology

Lately there have been a lot of questions about obtaining and using “pentane equivalent” calibration gas. So what is it? The notion of “pentane equivalent” or “propane equivalent” gas was started by a manufacturer of gas monitoring instruments man...

Simple Maintenance – The Most Important Feature for Fire Department Gas Detectors
Simple Maintenance – The Most Important Feature for Fire Department Gas Detectors
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

As information on the hidden dangers of fire smoke proliferates, a growing number of firefighters are realizing that gas monitors are a vital part of their turnout gear. Atmospheric testing at fire scenes has shown toxic fumes at every stage of th...

Gas Hazards in the Cannabis Industry
Gas Hazards in the Cannabis Industry
Industrial Scientific | Monday, February 24, 2020 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

Despite marijuana’s status as an illicit substance at the federal level, over half of U.S. states have made it legal for medicinal and/or recreational use. The legal cannabis industry has seen incredible growth in recent years, and this trend is l...

Monitoring Gas Leaks and Pinpointing The Source
Monitoring Gas Leaks and Pinpointing The Source
Dave Wagner | Friday, February 14, 2020 | Gas Detection Equipment

Have you ever had a faucet leaking in your home and simply did not have time to fix it? You may have wrapped a rag around the base or handles to absorb the water, or maybe you tolerated the dripping and increased water bill because the leak wasn’t...

3 Ways to Simplify Gas Detector Maintenance
3 Ways to Simplify Gas Detector Maintenance
Michelle Hammons | Monday, February 10, 2020 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

Your workers are depending on you to make sure the gas detectors they rely on each day are working properly and will alert them to potential hazards. Because of this, your job is incredibly important—but it can also be challenging, and often overl...

The Importance of CO2 Monitoring in the Food and Beverage Industry
The Importance of CO2 Monitoring in the Food and Beverage Industry
Dante Moore | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Gas Detection Education

Almost every industry has to deal with gas hazards of one kind or another, and the food and beverage industry is no exception. However, throughout the industry, there is a general lack of awareness when it comes to carbon dioxide (CO2) and the iss...

Safety in Wastewater Plants: Why You Need Portable Gas Detectors
Safety in Wastewater Plants: Why You Need Portable Gas Detectors
Dave Wagner | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Gas Detection Equipment

For most of us, wastewater treatment plants are nothing more than a mild inconvenience in the form of a foul smell. However, for those who work at these plants, gases are very potent hazards that could threaten safety at any moment. Wastewater pla...

Static Plume Models vs Dynamic Plume Models: Which are Right for You?
Static Plume Models vs Dynamic Plume Models: Which are Right for You?
Eric Fishman | Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Gas Detection Education

Despite the significant strides the industry has taken over the last few decades, the danger of working with chemicals means emergencies will happen, regardless of our best planning and safety efforts. Chemical releases of all sizes happen daily. ...

Using Plume Models to Improve Chemical Emergency Response
Using Plume Models to Improve Chemical Emergency Response
Mike Platek | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | Gas Detection Education

A plant-wide power outage at Pasadena Refining Systems in Texas one hot July day forced the plant to flare off some product, including sulfur dioxide (SO2). As the toxic black smoke drifted into the nearby community, safety officials partially shu...

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