Fraudulent Certified Flame Resistant Garments

August 2nd, 2015

An explosion of flash fire can happen in an instant without fore warning and you need to be sure that the flame resistant clothing is really providing the protection that you think it is. When an accident occurs such as a flash fire this is not the time to be questioning your PPE.

There is more FR clothing … Read More...

Fall Protection Guidelines For Construction Sites

July 27th, 2015

Falls have been the leading cause of death on construction sites for many years now.  Regardless of the focus placed on this epidemic from small, residential projects to large commercial structures, people continue to add to the fatal fall statistics.  Sometimes this is the result of a well-trained and properly equipped worker not doing what they were supposed … Read More...

Fall Arrest Protection

July 25th, 2015

Fall arrest is the act of stopping a person that is already falling and therefore personal protective equipment has been developed to help save lives.

Fall protection equipment is provided in various components including personal body harnesses, lanyards and lifelines.

NRK-200S-50

A package for protecting workers from falls greater then 6 feet would consist of the following components. Individually … Read More...

Live Traffic Video On Samsung Truck

July 20th, 2015

As you know traveling on the highway behind a semi-trailer is stressful at the best of times especially when you need to pass. This may be the way of the future as Samsung has come up with a great idea to make it easier for other drivers to view the road ahead before they pass attaching  giant TV … Read More...

Canada’s LNG Industry Must Move Fast Into The Global LNG Market

July 16th, 2015

Natural gas production in Canada will likely decline in the next decade if no new export facilities are constructed and put in to operation. The Calgary-based Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said Canada needs access to global liquified natural gas markets to help stimulate the industry.

United States natural gas supplies are displacing western Canadian gas in the … Read More...

Flame Resistant Clothing Care And Maintenance

July 13th, 2015

As your flame resistant (FR) clothing is meant to be your last line of defence for protection when a flash fire or electric arc occurs you need to ensure that the PPE is maintained in good condition.
One of the main causes of degrading your flame resistant clothing is by the use of chlorine bleach. Bleach can not … Read More...

Protecting Workers From Heat Stress – Oil and Gas

July 9th, 2015

Precautions should be taken when working in the heat of summer especially in the oil and gas industry when heavy coveralls are usually worn for protection from flash fire. Exposure to an overdose of heat can result in heat exhaustion, cramps and even heat stroke.
Risk factors that contribute to heat related health issues are factors such as … Read More...

Canadian Wildfires Sharing It’s Smokey Haze

July 8th, 2015

Canadian wildfires are creating quite the problem in Canada but are also sharing the smoke and debri with our neighbors to the south. North Dakotans thought they had it bad with the flaring of natural gas but now they can really appreciate that it wasn’t so bad.

This article from Bakken.com explains the feeling quite well and compares … Read More...

Insect Repellent And FR Clothing

July 7th, 2015

Every year the concerns of how to properly use insect repellent while wearing FR clothing are brought forward. Therefore and for your reference following is some helpful information on this topic.

The problem is that the active ingredient DEET that is is utilized in the insect repellents is highly flammable. Yes the DEET is a hazard when it

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Most Likely Cause Of Oil Rig Fire – Open Flame Heater

July 2nd, 2015

Three deaths that did not need to happen are being attributed to the use of an open-flame heater which probably started the fire. The company (Dan D Drilling) apparently knew this was hazardous and had already been in violation with OSHA and was cited in June 2011.
Without basic training in place for chemical and physical hazards of … Read More...