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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...

Sind Sie für die Zukunft gerüstet?
Sind Sie für die Zukunft gerüstet?
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...

Wann übertreiben wir es mit der Achtsamkeit?
Wann übertreiben wir es mit der Achtsamkeit?
OH&S Magazine

We are already struggling to tread water in a sea of devices vying for ourattention. When connected safety programs are properly implemented, thesecan be a life raft, and with some work, a speed boat to navigate these waters.Our personal and work ...

Die Kosten von Nachlässigkeit bei der Überwachung von Gasen
Die Kosten von Nachlässigkeit bei der Überwachung von Gasen
ISHN Magazine

Were talking about fines, neglected equipment,no maintenance possible loss of life.Debt is a general concept that we allseem to understand from a financial perspective. Likely most haveincurred or are currently incurringsome form of financial deb...

Don't Rush Gas Detection Monitoring
Don't Rush Gas Detection Monitoring
ISHN Magazine

Time is money. Its an old saying that wehave heard a thousand times, but why is itso memorable? Perhaps because its true.The problem with this maxim is that to savetime, people often lose sight of safety. When itcomes to safety, we all know how to...

Confined Spaces: We Have a Failure to Commu...
Confined Spaces: We Have a Failure to Communicate
Occupational Health and Safety

Given the statistics on confined space deaths, shouldnt rescuers know aboutatmospheric conditions before entering and attempting rescue? And shouldntthe attendant know about the entrants readings in real time anyway?A quote from the 1967 film Cool...

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