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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
Jan 1st 2016

What Size Ventilation Unit is Needed for My Confined Space?

Ventilation is one of the central pillars of confined space safety. Fumes, vapors, and volatile organic compounds accumulate and create an atmosphere that is not conducive to breathing. And I think we can all agree that breathing is a central pillar of living. OSHA calls ventilation one of the most important engineering controls available to maintain a safe work environment. We agree. And … read more
Oct 16th 2015

How to Put a Fixed Gas Detection System in Your Facility

Flammable and toxic gas detection is a must for many oil refineries, offshore platforms, laboratories, chemical production plants, and public works facilities. If your work requires constant gas monitoring, you need a reliable, easy-to-maintain fixed gas sensor system that will warn you quickly if a problem arises. How complicated a fixed gas system depends largely on the use of … read more
Oct 2nd 2015

How to Find the Best Confined Space Entry Kit for Your Team

Confined space entry is a complicated business. But buying the tools you need to perform regular, compliant entry of a permit-required confined space (PRCS) doesn't have to be difficult. We've been in business longer than the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been around, and it's our business to know exactly what you need to be compliant with their most current regulatio … read more
Aug 14th 2015

Setting Up Your Confined Space Entry Tripod

Setting up a tripod can be a pain in the neck so it's gratifying to use a product like the Miller 7 ft. aluminum confined space entry tripod. Properly machined and easy to click into place, each leg is independently adjustable so the system can be constructed on an uneven surface. Confined space entry is tricky enough with all the gear and the lifelines and the harness pinching … read more
Jul 10th 2015

What Do Contractors Need for Confined Space Entry?

Just because you aren't entering a drainage system, silo, septic tank, or some other confined space every day, or even every week, doesn't mean you can avoid getting the equipment necessary to make you OSHA compliant. But it does mean that you will be perfectly satisfied with a basic confined space entry system. For folks working in city waste water treatment facilities or manuf … read more
Jun 19th 2015

Post Confined Space Warnings to Keep Employees Safe

If a workspace contains hazardous permit-required spaces, OSHA mandates the employer must inform exposed employees of their existence, location, and the hazards they pose. This can be done by posting unambiguous warning signs such as "DANGER-CONFINED SPACE- AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY." And while signs like that are pretty clear, there will still be folks who assume it doesn't apply to t … read more
Jan 23rd 2015

Roles and Responsibilities for Permit-Required Confined Space Entrants

For safe entry of a permit-required confined space (PRCS), OSHA designates roles for key persons involved in the procedure.  Workers trained in these responsibilities are the only ones who should be involved in these potentially hazardous tasks. Workers' roles vary depending on the amount of training and experience they have working in confined spaces.  The first role we will di … read more
Jan 9th 2015

Pieces of the Confined Space Entry Puzzle

Nearly every type of industrial site has confined spaces - manholes with plumbing, or sheds that house pumps or generators.  These are areas where the atmosphere may become toxic or oxygen-depleted and unsafe for entry.  If you or your crew don't do much work in these areas you may not be aware of the dangers or the regulations surrounding them. Here are a few things … read more