OSHA Safety Equipment Education Blog


A growing number of contractors are expanding into confined space entry. In this article we provide a overview of most of the issues and equipment involved with safely entering a confined space. We address the basics of OSHA's requirements and the basics of the necessary confined space safety equipment.

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Why is it so difficult to pick the right confined space entry contractors kit? How much is too much? Do I really need all this stuff - rescue tripods, blowers, gas detectors? We want to help. In this post, we go over the differences between confined space kits. We give you the info you need so you can make more informed choices.

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Gas Clip Technologies has revolutionized confined space gas detection for contractors.  They have introduced the first disposable, 2-year, 4-gas instrument for confined space entry. Simply turn it on (once) and that's it - for two years. They say no calibration required. Read on to learn more.

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What's the difference between an N95 and R95 respirator? We go straight to NIOSH to find a straight forward answer. We also provide guidance on which one is right for your application - N95 or R95.

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What is an OSHA Competent Person? Does my business need one? Is training required to appoint one? Using OSHA sources, we tackle these questions for you. After you read this post, you'll be well informed about OSHA Competent Person duties, responsibilities, and if you already have one.

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