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When Alarm Fatigue Sets In, Take These Three Steps
When Alarm Fatigue Sets In, Take These Three Steps
Kyle Krueger | Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment, Safety Culture

With the broader adoption of multi-gas instruments comes more alarms. Sometimes lots of them. And sometimes, users wish to have different alarm tones so they can differentiate “the ones that matter.” While this request comes with good intentions, ...

The Dangers of HCN Exposure During Fire Overhaul
The Dangers of HCN Exposure During Fire Overhaul
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

When firefighters attack a structure fire, the hazards to life and health are obvious. The flames, the roiling smoke, and the extreme heat are clear reminders that carelessness can lead to tragic consequences. Once the fire is extinguished, howeve...

Four Misunderstandings about Gas Detection That Could Cost You
Four Misunderstandings about Gas Detection That Could Cost You
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

Every person who depends on a gas monitor deserves to have reliable equipment. But beyond that, everyone also needs a quality gas detection education. To understand and react appropriately to gas readings, users need to know the basics of how gas ...

Are You Prepared for “What’s Next”?
Are You Prepared for “What’s Next”?
Kyle Krueger | Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Safety Culture

To borrow a phrase from The Wizard of Oz, we in the safety industry are “not in Kansas anymore.” Those old familiar spreadsheets, processes, and equipment that got us to where we are today aren’t going to get us where we’re going. We’re stepping i...

“Can You Hear Me Now?” The Complexity of Connected Safety Programs
“Can You Hear Me Now?” The Complexity of Connected Safety Programs
Kyle Krueger | Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | Safety Culture

These are exciting times for gas detection devices. What were once considered “electronic canaries” are now becoming bona fide connected industrial safety devices. We have made the transition from beep and flash to new connected safety solutions. ...

How Your Team Can Make Smarter, Faster, Safer Decisions
How Your Team Can Make Smarter, Faster, Safer Decisions
Jackie Cappucci | Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment, Safety Culture

If you’ve ever checked a weather or traffic report before leaving your house, then you know that real-time information about what’s happening around you can help you make smarter decisions. If icy roads cause a five-car pileup on the highway, you ...

Combating the “Dangerfield Effect” in Gas Detection
Combating the “Dangerfield Effect” in Gas Detection
Kyle Krueger | Monday, June 11, 2018 | Safety Culture

Dangers of the “Dangerfield Effect” in Gas Detection - Over the past few years, the oil and gas industry has seen a large spike in four-gas monitor usage in their gas detection programs. The reason behind the increase is that many companies are st...

Bump Testing Gas Detectors Should Be Second Nature
Bump Testing Gas Detectors Should Be Second Nature
Bryan Szczur | Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

You wouldn’t drive a vehicle without putting on your seat belt. 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 eas...

Going Digital to Boost Safety and Efficiency
Going Digital to Boost Safety and Efficiency
Industrial Scientific | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Safety Culture

It’s hard to imagine that in 2018 there would be any organization that doesn’t use some type of digital technology. For most of us digital has become the norm, and ongoing new developments are the expectation. Keeping up with the “new” can be an i...

Introducing iNet® Now – Worker Safety in Real Time
Introducing iNet® Now – Worker Safety in Real Time
Industrial Scientific | Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Industrial Scientific News, Safety Culture

Gas detectors are great at what they do. They get workers’ attention when they’re in the presence of hazardous gas. They let workers know when to keep working and when to evacuate. What happens, however, when something goes wrong?  It could be a g...

Emergency Response to Real-Time Gas Alerts
Emergency Response to Real-Time Gas Alerts
John Onuska | Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

Tom is out walking on his daily check of the company pipeline. It is a beautiful day, with a clear blue sky, low humidity, and a nice breeze. As Tom walks along, he notices a patch of dead grass in the middle of the right of way. It’s near the end...

Limiting False Man-Down Alarms
Limiting False Man-Down Alarms
Dave Wagner | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

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 ma...

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