Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Team Gas Detection Training

Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Team Gas Detection Training When your business mandates that humans work in potentially hazardous environments, the stakes are too high to have untrained employees conducting the work. Today, there are many gas detection training options designed to provide workers with the tools needed to ensure they go home safely at the end of their shifts. Here are 5 reasons to get gas detection training on your team’s schedule for the upcoming year. You can’t... Read More

Stop Calling Gas Detectors PPE

When many people think of all of the safety items that an average worker would wear on a daily basis, images of hardhats, fall protection, gloves, safety glasses, and ear plugs come to mind. Within the safety industry, these items are called Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you walk around job sites, warehouses, or plants, you will see many reminders and signs saying “Wear your PPE,” “Don’t... Read More

Why are My SO2 Sensors Failing Early?

Why are My SO2 Sensors Failing Early? “Why are my SO2 sensors failing early? Wait … now they’re fine. What’s going on?” It’s a scenario we’ve heard numerous times. While sulfur dioxide (SO2) sensors are typically expected to last between two and five years, there are situations in which they may seemingly fail early. They may then go on to recover without any user intervention. Measuring Sensor Life Before we discuss why SO2 sensors may fail early, first let’s... Read More

Have Stakeholders Kept Pace with Lowered TLVs and RELs?

Have Stakeholders Kept Pace with Lowered TLVs and RELs? Over the last several years, organizations such as the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) have lowered their Recommended Exposure Limits (RELs) on a number of common hazardous gases. For example, the ACGIH dramatically lowered the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for both hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. In similar fashion, the ACGIH has named in its 2017 Notice of Intended Changes list other... Read More

Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather

Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather With the month of October comes the beginning of cold weather season in the northern hemisphere and concerns about how well your portable gas detection equipment will function when winter puts its death grip on the thermometer. Some instruments are rated as low as -40 degrees; however, the low temperature rating for continuous operation of most portable gas monitors is -20 degrees Celsius. Even so, most instruments may be... Read More

Making the Gas Detection “Grade”

Making the Gas Detection “Grade” Many of us will soon be sending our kids off to the first day of school. We enter into that special time full of excitement and potential. We get everything together for our kids. Snappy new outfit? Check. Brand new school supplies? Check. Lunch packed? Check. They load the bus and off they go. We’ve done all we can to prepare them, right? Parenting isn’t THAT difficult, right? Making sure that your child is actually... Read More

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