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Confined Space Gas Detection for Construction Workers

May 8, 2024

Confined space accidents kill hundreds of workers every year in the USA and Canada. Many of the worst accident occur because of dangerous atmospheric conditions. OSHA requires use of a permit system to control confined space entries and ensure worker safety and has strict requirements for the testing and use of real time atmospheric monitors…


Know Your Permit Space Air Monitoring Requirements

March 26, 2024

Atmospheres in permit-required confined spaces can be very unpredictable. That’s why OSHA has specific requirements to test the air and protect workers who enter permit spaces. In fact, inhaling hazardous substances in confined spaces led to 126 worker deaths between 2011 and 2018. The most common types of inhaled gases were: Hydrogen sulfide, Carbon monoxide,…


Eliminating Chute Entry with an External Wearliner

March 14, 2024

Daniel Marshall, Contributor The wearliner on a belt conveyor transfer point is essentially considered a sacrificial layer.  Removal and replacement is a grueling job that could require multiple workers and days of scheduled downtime.  Conventional wearliners have historically been installed inside the chute, but modern designs are placed on the outside, improving skirtboard sealing and…


Confined Spaces: Don’t Be Left Alone

August 1, 2023

By: Dave Wagner, Contributor Have you ever felt alone in a crowd? Surrounded by hundreds if not thousands of people, yet in your own thoughts; no one is there. You feel more likely to be unnoticed, ignored and trampled by the masses if you need assistance than you are to be rescued. In your mind,…


Avoiding Hazards in Confined Spaces

March 28, 2023

By: Princeton Tec, Contributor Safety considerations in confined spaces are particularly important considering OSHA’s recently issued standard for construction work in confined spaces (Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926). The new standard recognizes that such spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be avoided, if recognized and addressed prior to entry. It is…