OSHA Safety Equipment Education Blog

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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Gas Monitor Calibration - What, Why, How Often

Gas Monitor Calibration - What, Why, How Often

What does it mean to calibrate a gas monitor? Why is calibration even necessary? How often is it to be performed? We answer all your questions about the calibration of your gas detector or confined space meter. Calibration saves lives. Don't neglect this crucial piece of gas detection safety.

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Do I Need To Bump Test My Gas Detector?

Do I Need To Bump Test My Gas Detector?

Do I need to bump test my gas detector? How often? How do I do it? In this post we finally answer all these questions, and show you the easiest, most inexpensive way to bump test your gas detectors.

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Which Tripod Rescue System Is Best?

Which Tripod Rescue System Is Best?

Which confined space entry tripod rescue system is the best? How do I know which one to purchase? We can help. In this post we share the 3 fundamentals of rescue tripod selection. This info will be invaluable to you in your search for the right tripod system to keep your workers safe.

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Confined Space Safety 101

Confined Space Safety 101

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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Which Confined Space Contractors Kit Is Best?

Which Confined Space Contractors Kit Is Best?

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's New Disposable 4 Gas Detector

Gas Clip's New Disposable 4 Gas Detector

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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N95 and R95 Respirators - The Difference?

N95 and R95 Respirators - The Difference?

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. We even talk about P95 and P100 ratings.

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