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To quote the famous British writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. So how does t...

Protecting Firefighters from Invisible Haza...
Protecting Firefighters from Invisible Hazards
OHS | April 2020

When firefighters attack a structure fire, the hazards to life and health are obvious. The flames, the heavy smoke, and the extreme heat are clear reminders of whats at stake.Whats often overlooked however, is the danger of gas hazards both during...

Why Our Need for Connectivity Should Includ...
Why Our Need for Connectivity Should Include Gas Detection
OHS | March 2020

With such a strong desire to be connected, why dont we feel this same need to be connected with safety equipment that can save our lives at work? Even though we have embarked on the era of wireless gas detection and connected safety, people have b...

Lifeline to Safety - Six must-have features...
Lifeline to Safety - Six must-have features to protect lone workers
ISHN | January 2020

On a Tuesday afternoon, you send a maintenance contractor out to a remote station to perform a routine check on some of your equipment. Your contractor drives out to the nearest access road, parks his truck, and walks over to the site. When he get...

Redefining Compliance for the Gas Detection...
Redefining Compliance for the Gas Detection Buyer
Occupational Health and Safety | November 2019

Compliance is a term you probably hear more often than you would like when you're on the job. But what is compliance?Compliance can mean adhering to any number of different rules - internal compliance with company policies, compliance with site ru...

Do your monitors "cry wolf"?
Do your monitors "cry wolf"?
ISHN | October 2019

One thing all portable gas detectorshave in common is alarm tones.One alarm tone is used to indicategas hazards, albeit with varied frequencyor volume for Low/High/TWA/STEL warnings.An alarm for carbon monoxide (CO) soundsthe same as an alarm for ...

The Dos and Don'ts of Atmospheric Testing
The Dos and Don'ts of Atmospheric Testing
Occupational Health and Safety | September 2019

Atmospheric testing plays an important role in keeping workers safe in the construction industry. Like the OSHA general industry standard, the construction safety standard requires testing the atmosphere to verify that it is safe before anyone ent...

What is the Radius of my Area Monitor?
What is the Radius of my Area Monitor?
Workplace Material Handling & Safety | September 2019

Over the past two years, demand forarea monitors has increased. Now morethan ever, companies can place durable,easy-to-use sensing devices withadvanced technology throughout theirfacilities at a lower price point. This isgiving companies better aw...

Team-Based Safety Helps Workers Make Safer,...
Team-Based Safety Helps Workers Make Safer, Informed Decisions
Safety Decisions | Summer/Fall

Workers face more hazards on the job than anyone would like to imagine. Working in teams helps to ensure one anothers safety, but the unfortunate reality is that helping a team member in danger is one of the deadliest tasks a worker may take on. W...

Are you prepared for "what's Next"
Are you prepared for "what's Next"
ISHN Magazine

To borrow a phrase from theWizard of Oz, we in the safetyindustry are not in Kansasanymore. Those old familiarspreadsheets, processes, andequipment that got us to wherewe are today, are not going toget us where were going. Werestepping into the La...

Preventing Would-Be Rescuer Tragedies
Preventing Would-Be Rescuer Tragedies
Safety Decisions | Spring/Summer 2019

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, an estimated 60% of confined space entry fatalities have been among the would-be rescuers. A would-be rescuer is a person who is trying to help someone who has become unresponsiv...

Know Before You Go: Tips on Monitoring Conf...
Know Before You Go: Tips on Monitoring Confined Spaces
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Confined spaces can be dangerous for anumber of obvious reasons, but what aboutthe hazards you cant even see? The atmospherein a confined space could have lowoxygen levels or toxic gas present. Before you work inand around confined spaces, you sho...

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