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USING THE CORRECT NOISE MONITORING EQUIPMENT

Excessive noise exposure is preventable, but the effects are permanent and potentially debilitating. Noise in the workplace is common, mainly when workers operate high-powered tools and machinery. Prolonged exposure to dangerous levels of noise is concerning and could be preventing workers from performing at their best. Monitoring is a useful tool for improving such conditions, […]

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MINING: WHY MONITORING MATTERS

MINING: WHY MONITORING MATTERS According to the World Coal Association, there are around 892 billion tonnes of coal reserves worldwide, and coal production is showing no signs of slowing down. Ensuring the global workforce of coal miners are protected against workplace exposures should be a priority. Monitoring solutions have been enforced for many years, initially […]

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OH&S magazine names the GX-3R Pro the 2019 product of the year in the Industrial Hygiene gas monitor division

DALLAS, August 19, 2019 – Twenty-one companies,  were honoured today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s 11th annual New Product of the Year contest. This year’s contest attracted entries in 24 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners. “OH&S’ New Product of the Year contest saw an […]

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Portable vs. Fixed Gas Detection System

The main difference between portable and fixed gas detection systems is the monitoring capabilities and limitations they have. Portable instruments can warn workers of dangerous gases upon entry of an area. While fixed instruments provide continuous monitoring within a specific location of the workplace facility.

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CASELLA’S VAPEX WINS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

OH&S Announces 2019 New Product of the Year Award Winners DALLAS, August 19, 2019 – Twenty companies, including multiple winners Blackline Safety and Honeywell, were honored today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s 11th annual New Product of the Year contest. Winners will be recognized with awards next month and in the November/December issue […]

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SILICA DUST: THE SILENT KILLER

Dust exposure is one of the main health risks of working in quarries and mines. Fine dust containing crystalline silica, the most common form being quartz, can be produced very quickly as the result of the use of fast running machinery, virtually invisible to the human eye.[¹] Exposure to silica dust, found in almost all kinds of rock, sands, clays, shale […]

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Methane Gas Leak Detection by Laser Beam

Control Equipment now offers gas detection instrumentation which uses cutting edge technologies to enable detection and identification of leaks from a distance with high degrees of accuracy.

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Utilising Technology for Workplace Health and Safety

Technology is your companion  Recent statistics stare that there are more mobile phones in the world than people, it shows that, there have been advancements in technology over the past 20 years, integrated in our everyday life. The new technology has brought many benefits. How can we, as health and safety personnel embrace the benefits that […]

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Chlorine Gas

What is Chlorine Gas? Chlorine is a liquid that is presently used in cleaning agents (eg, bleach, disinfectants), in water purification, and in the manufacture of items such as plastics. It is used in the following industries: pesticide, refrigerant, paper and pulp, textile, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, battery, water and sewage purification, and food processing. What happens […]

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Combustible Gases

What is a Combustible Gas? A combustible gas is one that will burn when mixed with air (or oxygen) and ignited. Combustible gas-air mixtures can be burned over a wide range of concentrations. The actual minimum concentration varies from about 0.5% to about 15% by volume in air for most common CHCs. Combustible gas-air mixtures […]

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Does your cyclone make the cut?

Introduction Respirable dust is considered anything below 10µm in size. This particulate is high risk because it penetrates deeply into the lungs. Respirable hazards for dust come from many dusts within the workplace and for that matter the environment. Particulate matter of various sizes can be generated from processes such as grinding, blasting, or mixing. Examples of common harmful dust […]

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Hydrogen Sulphide – What You Need to Know

What is Hydrogen Sulphide?   Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is a by-product of decomposition and industrial processes. It is found in natural gas, crude petroleum and volcanic gas. However, the industries most frequently exposed to H2S are Oil and Gas and wastewater treatment plants. The gas is produced by the breakdown of organic materials in the […]

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Recycling Gas Detection Equipment

Disposal of hazardous goods can be both dangerous and expensive. Control Equipment offer a recycling service that provides a safe and cost-effective way to recycle and dispose of any gas cylinders and gas detection instruments. SPENT GAS CYLINDERS While sending empty cylinders to a metal recycler is common practice these days, the actual transit of […]

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Oxygen – Is it Really Your Friend?

Oxygen – Is it Really Your Friend? Oxygen (O2) is an important part of our atmosphere and is a necessity to sustain life on our planet. Most people understand that if oxygen levels are low it is very dangerous to our health, however did you know that if oxygen levels become too high, this can […]

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Do we know what’s inside?

Every day our furniture industry can open 100’s of shipping containers without a thought of what may lurk inside.   You will have a consignment list of products that are inside the container, however, one of the most important contents inside is not always on the list: the toxic Fumigation Gas (also known as a […]

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Have you ever thought of hiring a Gas Monitor?

Is this you? Need to use a gas monitor for a few days or weeks Don’t have the budget to buy a new gas monitor Don’t need the ongoing maintenance costs associated with owning your own gas monitor Not sure which gas monitor to buy Maybe you need to look into hiring a unit.   […]

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The Next Generation of Air Sampling Pumps The Apex2

The Apex 2 is the next generation of Air Sampling Pumps produced by Casella. With its class leading performance the Apex 2 is the perfect addition to any occupational hygienist. A quick summary of the features that the Apex 2 has to offer are: ANZEx certification Bluetooth® and Airwave app Motion Sensing Simple Operation Innovative […]

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Pellistor Sensor Sensitivity

The primary technology for detecting hydrocarbons are the pellistor sensors. Usually, these sensors are both reliable and cost-effective. They monitor the flammable levels of combustible gases.   However, there are times where it is advised in which the use of pellistors shouldn’t be used. Where other sensors, such as infrared, should be used.   Pellistor […]

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Life Span of a Sensor

Electrochemical sensors life span “Shelf life” and “operational life” are terms you may have heard before. These types of terms are widely used however, not everyone knows the detailed meaning behind them.   Shelf life   “Shelf life” in regard to this piece is the time between manufacturing the product and its initial operation.   […]

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Risks of Ignoring Your Data

A Recently news story about an oil worker found collapsed over an open hatch, dead, highlights the risks of ignoring your data. After the tragedy it was shown that the data logged on this personal gas detector could have saved him.   Important data Missed Not too long before, while sampling from a similar hatch, […]

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