Personal Monitoring Articles

  • Compressed Gas Contamination Monitoring in Pharma and Cosmetics Manufacturing: Standards (Series Part 1 of 2)

    Standards for monitoring particulate and microbials in compressed gases. HPD III and Lasair III for Monitoring non viable particulate in gases Compressed gases can be viewed as critical utilities in many industries. Various types of compressed gases are used ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Noise Control By Engineering Methods

    Noise Exposure Levels The OSHA Noise Standard (29CFR1910.95) states when the 8-hour noise exposure exceeds 90 dB-A, an effort to control noise through engineering methods must be attempted if the 90 dB-A levels are exceeded. Hearing Protection Hearing protection alone is ...

  • 9 Things Your Respiratory Protection Program Must Include

    Osha Respiratory Protection Standard The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 has many requirements in addition to respirator fit testing. If respirators are worn by any employees, companies must have a written Respiratory Protection Program. The one exception is if the only respirators in use are those ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Drawing into Bloodless Health Monitors

    A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley developed a wearable sensor to monitor an individual’s health based upon their sweat. The sensor is constructed as a patch with a spiral-patterned microfluidic component where sweat samples can flow and be analyzed.[1] It has shown potential for monitoring sodium and fluid loss, and ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • The Role of Gas Detection in Offshore Applications

    Off-shore drilling is a highly hazardous process with dangers of complexes equipment, harsh environments, severe weather as well as toxic gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be found mixed in with the products being extracted. Toxic gas emissions are a danger in the environments in which offshore applications are found, creating unsafe conditions for personnel. This results in ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • When should you use a db Meter or Noise Dosimeter?

    Find out when to use a db meter or when you should use noise dosimeters instead  Under the Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers must protect their workers from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and other conditions associated with exposure to excessive noise. Measuring and controlling noise at work is a challenge in most companies who ‘make or do something noisy’. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Monitor for detecting and assessing exposure to airborne nanoparticles

    Abstract An important safety aspect of the workplace environment concerns the severity of its air pollution with nanoparticles (NP; \100 nm) and ultrafine particles (UFP; \300 nm). Depending on their size and chemical nature, exposure to these particles through inhalation can be hazardous because of their intrinsic ability to deposit in the deep lung regions and the possibility to subsequently ...


    By Oxility BV

  • Using the Aerasense NanoTracer for simultaneously obtaining several ultrafine particle exposure metrics

    Abstract. The expanding production and use of nanomaterials increases the chance of human exposure to engineered nanoparticles (NP), also referred to as ultrafine particles (UFP; ≤ 100 – 300 nm). This is particularly true in workplaces where they can become airborne and thereafter inhaled by workers during nanopowder processing. Considering the suspected hazard of many engineered UFPs, ...


    By Oxility BV

  • Hexavalent Chromium Increases Workers’ Risk of Cancer

    Where is Hexavalent Chromium Found? Hexavalent Chromium (also known as Chrome 6, Chrome VI, or hex chrome) is a component of a variety of metal products. It is most often found in stainless steel where it greatly reduces corrosion. Hex chrome is also found in some steel alloys because of its ability to increase flexibility and reduce corrosion. Electroplating of chrome also can form ...

  • Monitoring of Hydrogen Sulfide in Industrial Processes

    Hydrogen sulfide, H2S, is a very poisonous, corrosive, and flammable gas. As such, it needs to be carefully monitored and controlled in industrial processes where it is generated or used. At relatively low concentrations, it has an odour of rotten eggs which effectively works as a warning, but at higher concentrations where it becomes acutely toxic and even lethal, it can no longer be smelled ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Dispense Gas Safety

    What Is Dispense Gas? Inert gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen are used regularly within the hospitality industry. These gases, known collectively as ‘dispense gas’, are used to carbonate drinks so ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Evaluating the impact of energy-saving measures on dwellings radon levels with the AlphaGUARD

    The increased effort in energy-saving measures such as increased insulation and air-tightness could lead to an elevated average radon concentration in homes. This could result in an additional lung cancer risk for the residents, highlighting the need for a balanced approach between achieving improved environmental performance without increasing health risks to humans. Research teams are currently ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • H&S Operational Efficiency: Plant turnaround

    Hazardous chemicals that pose a risk to humans are normally safely transported within the process but obviously during plant turnaround this is no longer the case.  As lines and reaction vessels are opened they pose a significant risk of over-exposure, without appropriate control measures.  ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Fixed, Portable or Personal Monitoring for Benzene Detection

    Fixed, portable or personal monitoring for benzene detection?  Applications for PIDs include:- fixed systems for area or fenceline monitoring of fugitive emissions portable instruments for con ned space entry checks or leak detection & repair ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Got Modbus? Then get instant access to the Internet of Things

    If your product or equipment already has Modbus, then the NanoULTRA from Caption Data gives you the immediate ability to join them to the Internet of Things. From single units to 1000’s of units, with on line & real time control through the CDL SmartHub ...


    By Caption Data Limited

  • 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.

  • Monitoring personal noise exposure in West end theatres with the doseBadge5 - Case study

    When the audience sits in the stalls of a West End theatre they have very little idea of the technology that goes into giving them the ultimate live show experience. Some shows enjoy runs that last for years, others aren’t so lucky, but each night there is a team of front of house staff and stagehands that bring the magic to life. The noise risks of working in a live music venue are ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Portal Monitors for South Korea

    STS have supplied further portal monitor simulation units to our distributors SI-Detection in South Korea. ...

  • Norfolk Fire & Rescue choose STS

    STS were chosen by the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service to supply them with a complete training solution for their radioactive incident training. NFRS were looking for a solution to train their teams in the monitoring of an incident ...

  • Co2 Alarms, Osha and you - how to keep your brewery safe

    In our latest blog post, we look at the growth of breweries in the US and how you can keep your employees safe with a CO2 alarm. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

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