OSHA Safety Equipment Education Blog

How To Clean and Disinfect a Portable Gas Monitor

How To Clean and Disinfect a Portable Gas Monitor

Like any other piece of equipment exposed to contaminates and unclean environments, gas detectors need to be cleaned and disinfected. This is especially true when handing off the meter to others for bump testing, calibration, shipping, etc.

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How To Prevent Suspension Trauma In A Fall

How To Prevent Suspension Trauma In A Fall

What happens when a fall occurs? The worker may be have been saved from the fall, but now he or she is suspended in a harness. Depending on how long it takes to rescue the person, this could very well be fatal.

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Major Safety Is the Solution to Your Amazon Problem

Major Safety Is the Solution to Your Amazon Problem

So you bought a gas monitor on Amazon and now you need help? We hear this all the time: "I purchased a gas monitor on Amazon. Now it is messing up and I need to get some support. I can't send it back to Amazon. They can't help me." Or, just as common: "I just bought this monitor from Amazon and it is already alerting me that a calibration is due".

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Don't Forget - Calibrate Your Gas Monitors

Don't Forget - Calibrate Your Gas Monitors

The inconvenient truth about gas monitors is that they need to be regularly calibrated. It is simply impossible to know/confirm if a monitor is detecting properly without a calibration. Do I really need to calibrate?

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Two New All-In-One Confined Space Kits

Two New All-In-One Confined Space Kits

In an effort to continue to provide quality and proven equipment to our customers, we've made available two new complete confined space entry kits. Read on to learn more about our new kits.

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How Many Roof Safety Guard Rail Kits Do You Need?

How Many Roof Safety Guard Rail Kits Do You Need?

A common area of misunderstanding for many trying to install OSHA recommended fall protection guard rails on roof tops is simply this: what length rail kits do I need and how many? This short article will provide a simple way to figure this out. Please note, however, that large or complicated jobs should submit drawings to us so an engineer can assist.

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Understanding Your Calibration Gas Cylinder

Understanding Your Calibration Gas Cylinder

We want to help you make sense of the label on your calibration gas cylinder. What's in the cylinder? Is it still good or is it expired? We also want to explain how to determine if the cylinder still contains gas. Read on to learn more.

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Gas Meter Calibration Requirements - OSHA and Technical Considerations

Gas Meter Calibration Requirements - OSHA and Technical Considerations

Why do gas monitors need to be calibrated? Hasn't technology advanced enough that calibration requirements are overkill? These questions are common. We hope to convince you that calibration is essential (and required, of course) for the safety of any confined space entry program.

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When Use an Airline Respirator?

When Use an Airline Respirator?

When it comes to the use of an airline respirator, there seems to be a lot of confusion. Typically the thinking is, "this application seems a bit more dangerous, so maybe an airline respirator is needed." In this article, we will give you some basic guidelines for the use of an airline respirator. We hope this will cut through some of the confusion and indecision.

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3 Reasons To Stop Using Leather Palm Work Gloves

3 Reasons To Stop Using Leather Palm Work Gloves

Leather palm work gloves are, from a technological perspective, old as dirt. If you are a leather palm glove holdout, it is definitely time to consider making the switch to nitrile coated microfoam grip work gloves. Here are 3 reasons why.

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