confined space monitoring Articles

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and brewing, as ...

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and ...

  • Ensuring personnel safety in a confined space

    “There are no second chances with a confined space entry. It has to be right first time.“ Identifying a confined space… The HSE Confined Space Regulations 1997 define a confined space as: “A space of an enclosed nature where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions” Some confined ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Continuous Oxygen Monitor Detects Leaks in Nitrogen Dewar Storage

    Extremely low maintenance oxygen (O2) monitor designed to continuously monitor confined spaces for low oxygen levels available from PureAire Oxygen Monitors. PureAire Oxygen Monitor is suitable in all environments containing nitrogen, helium, argon, or any cryogenic gases. PureAire is unaffected by temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, or any environmental changes. The instrument displays ...

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Premier Safety

  • IVF Cryopreservation and Safe Handling Practices

    Couples that want to have a baby but have not been able to conceive naturally are drawn to invitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. In an IVF treatment, several eggs are fertilized at once, which creates multiple embryos. While more than one embryo may be implanted, to spur the odds of pregnancy, there are inevitably some unused embryos. The remaining embryos may be preserved cryogenically, for ...

  • How Many Oxygen Monitors Should Be Installed? Where Should I mount one?

    While OSHA regulations require the use of an oxygen monitor anywhere that compressed gases or cryogenic liquids are used or stored indoors, the regulation does not provide sufficient detail for facilities on how to set up am oxygen monitor. Businesses want to comply with the regulations, but are left wondering what compliance looks like. At PureAire, we're often asked by our customers, ...

  • Gas Distributors and Specialty Gas Suppliers are the Key to Technology Companies

    The technologies that power laptops, smartphones, LED televisions, and other technologies rely on one hidden ingredient: Gas. Compressed and inert gases help create a pure environment, control the temperature, and carry other substances for a high-quality end product. See how the different gases used play a pivotal role in technology product development and also how they introduce health and ...

  • EVERLAST Wet well mounted pump station - United Kingdom Hospital - Case Study

    The Challenge Tough-to-access submersible pumps complicated life and increased costs for maintenance workers at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, United Kingdom. “Our original submersible pump sets were no longer maintainable by our in-house staff,” said Leslie Dey, Estates Officer for the hospital, “Keeping up with the training to send ...


    By Smith & Loveless Inc.

  • Using PID for Benzene detection

    Rather than having to rely on human senses in a workplace setting it is advisable to use an appropriate form of quantitative monitoring; indeed the onus is on the employer to do the risk assessment.  Remembering the old adage attributed to Lord Kelvin that you can’t manage what you ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • The beverage industry`s incorrect way of monitoring for CO2 leaks

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary compressed gas used for beverages at major fast food chains. This gas is also used in restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. When CO2 leaks into a confined space or basement, this creates a very unsafe workplace for employees by lowering the breathable oxygen. History seems to repeat itself all too often while dealing with CO2. Due to the CO2 leaks ...

  • CPI Case Study - Safe-OX+ and A50

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK-based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing, Catapult. CPI enables businesses to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of products and processes.  CPI operates across a broad range of technologies including; Industrial ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • New requirements for safe use and storage of liquid nitrogen and dry ice

    The College of American Pathologists ("CAP")recently imposed new requirements to address risks related to the use and storage of liquid nitrogen ("LN2") and dry ice. Background The new requirements come after a deadly incident in 2017, when liquid nitrogen leaked at a Georgia lab that was not accredited through CAP.  Emergency responders were called to the scene when an ...

  • What is a Room Oxygen Deficiency Monitor?

    Many industries use compressed gas to create products. While compressed gases such as nitrogen are low-cost, easy to use, and flexible in a range of industries, these gases have a hidden downside: They displace oxygen from the air, which puts your workers at risk of suffocation if there's a leak. A room oxygen monitor checks levels of oxygen and provides in-time alerts if there's a gas leak. ...

  • Why the use of a CO2 monitor may not be the best solution for protecting workers against leaks from beverage dispensing systems in the fast food industry

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary compressed gas used for dispensing beverages at fast food chains. This gas is also used in restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. When CO2 leaks into a confined space or basement, it creates a very unsafe environment for employees because it lowers the concentration of breathable oxygen.  History seems to repeat itself all too often while ...

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • 5 Things you may not know about CO2

    There is a lot known about carbon dioxide (CO2) in its natural form as it exists in the Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas. We know that as human beings we need this colourless, odorless gas to live and breathe. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

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