OSHA Safety Equipment Education Blog

Bluetooth Capable Gas Monitors - Worth It?

Bluetooth Capable Gas Monitors - Worth It?

Recently, more and more confined space gas detector manufacturers are making monitors that are Bluetooth enabled. The million dollar question is: is the Bluetooth feature worth having?

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Electrical Hazards and Confined Space Entry

Electrical Hazards and Confined Space Entry

It's not unusual for our customers to call with this question, "I've been told I can't have a steel cable in a confined space due to an electrical hazard, what do I do?" If there is a risk of electrical arcing in a confined space, one certainly doesn't want a 50 foot long steel cable in the space. We have the solution.

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Major Safety YouTube Channel Launch

Major Safety YouTube Channel Launch

We are proud to announce that we have launched our YouTube Channel. This channel will continue to insure that we maintain our place as the the industry leader in confined space product knowledge and application.

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Understanding Respirator Selection: Full Face, Half Mask, or Hood Respirator

Understanding Respirator Selection: Full Face, Half Mask, or Hood Respirator

What's the difference in protection between a full face or half mask respirator? What about a tyvek hood respirator that is available with some airline systems? Which of these is best suited for a particular application or hazard? Do some offer more protection than others?

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Tech Notes - 5 Tips For Changing Out Gas Monitor Sensors

Tech Notes - 5 Tips For Changing Out Gas Monitor Sensors

Do you replace your gas monitors failed sensors yourself? Maybe you're thinking about changing them out yourself? Keep reading to learn 5 tips to make sensor replacement stress free.

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Leading Edge SRL - What Is It and Do I Need One?

Leading Edge SRL - What Is It and Do I Need One?

It is all too common that fall protection applications that require a leading edge self retracting lifeline are using the wrong equipment. In this article, we will show you what a leading edge self retracting lifeline is and identify applications in which they are required.

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Tech Notes - Why Gas Monitor Sensors Fail

Tech Notes - Why Gas Monitor Sensors Fail

We are often asked why a portable gas monitor sensor fails--especially when the instrument has hardly been used. This issue seems to be a source of endless frustration for those who aren't intimately familiar with gas detection technology. The first thing we need to understand is how gas sensors work.

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Tech Notes - Differences Between Max XT II, Quattro, & MicroClip XL Gas Detectors

Tech Notes - Differences Between Max XT II, Quattro, & MicroClip XL Gas Detectors

When asked what are the differences between the popular Honeywell BW Max XT II, Quattro and MicroClip XL gas detectors, we usually answer with differences in features. In this post, however, we want to take you under the hood of the three gas monitors.

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Why and How Do I Ventilate a Confined Space?

Why and How Do I Ventilate a Confined Space?

Two common questions we receive about confined space entry have to do with ventilation. Why do we have to ventilate a confined space? How do we ventilate a confined space properly? We answer both those questions and then some in our latest blog post.

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Choosing the Best Confined Space Gas Sniffer

Choosing the Best Confined Space Gas Sniffer

Two common questions we get are: What are the differences between the various gas sniffers that are available? Which gas sniffer should I use for my confined space entry application? There are two differences that are most relevant for the average application. The two differences are (1) Power Source, and (2) Sampling Method.

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