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What Is Heat Stress And How To Identify It In The Workplace

Safety takes many forms. Shielding from particulate, detection of noxious gases, and shielding from debris among others. Often left out is one of the most widespread and pervasive dangers – heat stress. Although heat stress is not a danger on every work site, it is on a great many. Any job in the sun, many in confined spaces, or indoors around heavy equipment, may pose a heat stress danger which can lead to ailments such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and perhaps death.

June 10, 2020

Ryan Watson Joins Concept Controls

Ryan Watson has joined Concept Controls as the new National Sales Manager for the US market. Ryan is a dedicated and well-respected Sales & Marketing executive with over 20 years’ experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety industries.

March 10, 2020

Concept Controls Acquires Quebec Instrumentation Company Gaztek

Concept Controls has announced today the acquisition of Gaztek Inc, a long time Montreal based BW Technologies distributor. Since 1992 Gaztek Inc as been distributing and servicing BW Technologies, now part of the Honeywell family of gas monitors.

January 16, 2020

Everyone needs Fall Protection

It was a warm August afternoon, and Jonathan Short was descending a ladder from a roof for what seemed the hundredth time that month. An HVAC technician he had just finished working on a malfunctioning unit. As he made his way down his foot missed a rung causing him to slip and fall the remaining four feet to the ground.

November 13, 2019

Water Monitoring 101

Water monitoring is an important preventative procedure. Monitoring water sources for signs of contamination can reduce the impact of water contamination through early detection and a fast response to issues. The appropriate type of monitoring and the design of the system depends upon hydrology, pollution sources, and the population density and climate of the region. There are four basic types of groundwater monitoring systems.

April 24, 2019

Firemen and Canaries - A History of Gas Detection

The wonders of modern technology are an amazing thing. The ability to always be ‘on’, AI that can search the internet for you, and movies with fantastic special effects never fail to amaze. In the world of the gas detector, modern technology can be the difference of life and death, so its history is very important. It is a high stakes gamble when you don’t know what may be in the air you’re breathing. Everyone knows about the canary in a coal mine, but how did we get from there to here?

April 24, 2019

Passive Air Sampling- what is it and why do we need it?

Passive air sampling should be part of every workplace safety culture when working around hazards. When that hazard is an invisible, airborne gas, passive air samplers are imperative in keeping your work environment safe. Passive air sampling is a method of testing for air pollution and harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide and other organic compounds. Unlike active air sampling, which requires you to have a bulky pump, and glass tubes to act as a sorbate, passive air sampling uses a smaller device, about the size of a credit card, which can easily clip on to a shirt or a stand. It is necessary to ensure the health and safety of engineers, technicians, and bystanders at work sites.

April 24, 2019

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