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What's New in the World of RKI Gas Monitors?
Nov 15th 2016

What's New in the World of RKI Gas Monitors?

Gas detectors are essential for confined space monitoring before and after the entry. RKI designs high-rated topside and diffusion gas monitors for these purposes. Topside Monitors The  GX-2012 is an active pumped four-gas monitor with sensors engineered to detect Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Oxygen (O2) and combustible gases (LEL). Its powerful internal p … read more
OSHA: the New Construction Rule and the General Confined Space Rule
Jul 27th 2016

OSHA: the New Construction Rule and the General Confined Space Rule

By Mario Mendoza, Regional Sales Manager, Allegro Industries On May 4, 2015, OSHA issued a new standard for construction work in confined space. There are five key differences from the Construction Rule, and several areas where OSHA has clarified existing requirements. The five new requirements include: More detailed provisions requiring coordinated activities when there are m … read more
Gas Detection Solutions for Commercial Spaces
Jul 21st 2016

Gas Detection Solutions for Commercial Spaces

Confined spaces become hazardous areas when exhaust gathers from cars, trucks, buses, tractors, trailers, forklifts, and other fossil fuel burning engines. Exhaust fumes are highly toxic and exposure to the fumes can result in serious health problems, and even death. That is why the CO and NO2 levels must be measured, and when concentrations reach unsafe, unhealthy levels, the areas must be ven … read more
Retrofit Notice on DBI-SALA Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems
May 19th 2016

Retrofit Notice on DBI-SALA Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems

Have you purchased one or several of the following products? Capital Safety has determined that these following DBI-SALA Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems manufactured before 1/1/16 do not fully meet some of the loads specified for certain davit adjustment positions as represented in the "Instruction for Use" (IFU) manual & product labels. This is NOT a recall and there … read more
Gas Clip Technologies Shaking Up the Gas Monitor Industry
Mar 10th 2016

Gas Clip Technologies Shaking Up the Gas Monitor Industry

There's a new kid on the block, and not everyone is happy to welcome them. Gas Clip Technologies gas monitors have been around since 2009 and these days they're starting to compete with the big guys like BW Honeywell and Draeger. While they don't have the track record of reliability these companies enjoy, Gas Clip does offer prices and features that put them into the conversation when it' … read more
Calibrating Your Confined Space Gas Monitors
Feb 25th 2016

Calibrating Your Confined Space Gas Monitors

Confined space 4-gas monitors need to be calibrated. We all know it, and the time is probably coming up soon. Just how often you are required to calibrate depends on you and the recommendations of the manufacturer. (See calibration intervals for more information.) There are several possible methods for tuning up your gas monitor, and whether you do manual calibrations, use an automated calib … read more
How To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Gas Monitor In Cold Weather
Feb 23rd 2016

How To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Gas Monitor In Cold Weather

By Dan Hudson Ever wondered if cold weather adversely affects your monitors? And if it does, what can you do to minimize the effects? Industrial Scientific's Brad Day provides helpful insights for all you unfortunate souls who have to work out in the cold. Thankfully, with summer around the corner, maybe you can just tuck this article away for the next few months! Download publication by Bra … read more
OSHA Says Attics and Crawl Spaces Require 4-Gas Monitors
Feb 19th 2016

OSHA Says Attics and Crawl Spaces Require 4-Gas Monitors

Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, HVAC techs and many other tradesmen find themselves crawling around attics and crawlspaces on a regular basis. Now they are going to need to bring one more piece of equipment with them - a personal 4-gas monitor. OSHA has recently clarified their standard concerning these very routine work areas and they are officially now classified as confined spaces. … read more
Which Tripod is best for Confined Space Entry?
Feb 18th 2016

Which Tripod is best for Confined Space Entry?

There are so many answers to that simple question. One answer might be the cheapest, but that one likely won't be the safest. Far from it. And if you happen to have the pleasure of entertaining an OSHA inspector on your jobsite, it certainly won't end up being inexpensive in the long run. Completing your work without someone getting injured should always be a priority. No job is worth hav … read more
Allegro Venturi Blowers for Confined Space Ventilation
Jan 28th 2016

Allegro Venturi Blowers for Confined Space Ventilation

Circulation of fresh air is critical for many confined space entries. Teams are turning to the efficient and easy to use venturi blowers for a number of reasons. To start with, Plastic Allegro venturi blowers are lightweight, efficient, and intrinsically safe because they have no moving parts. Power for the blower is created by compressed air or steam being introduced to the cast chamb … read more
EZ-Stop & Force2 Lanyards - Confined Space Fall Protection
Jan 21st 2016

EZ-Stop & Force2 Lanyards - Confined Space Fall Protection

DBI-SALA recently made a significant upgrade to their Force2 and EZ-Stop lines of fall safety lanyards. The company has replaced their traditional shock packs with smaller, lighter absorbers. The new shock packs are 66% smaller and 44% lighter than previous models. That's a major advancement especially for workers moving at height where every ounce counts. For confined space workers, t … read more
RKI Instruments Confined Space Gas Monitors
Jan 14th 2016

RKI Instruments Confined Space Gas Monitors

RKI Instruments isn't a sexy company. They don't spend their money on fancy marketing handouts or ad campaigns, and they often name their instruments after the year they were launched. So why do so many companies prefer RKI gas detectors to all others? Maybe it's because their products flat-out work, and continue to work (properly cared for) for years and years. RKI Instruments has been i … read more