OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, defines a confined space as having limited entry and exit points, that is large enough for workers to enter and not intended for regular occupancy. These could include drains, manholes, water mains, sewer systems, crawl spaces, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and attics.
The transportation sector spans air freight and logistics, airlines and airport services, road and rail, transportation infrastructure, trucking, highways, rail tracks, and marine ports and services. As a result, the dangers facing those working in the transportation industry are also wide ranging. With this in mind, it is important to raise awareness about all the wide-ranging risks.
Methane is an important greenhouse gas. It is also highly flammable and can be explosive in some circumstances. With so many dangers posed by the gas methane, it is imperative that health and safety managers are properly equipped, not just with the relevant gas detection technology and products from a safety point of view, with a robust understanding about how to protect their
personnel from the potential hazards involved when working with methane, but also to play their part in minimising releases to the environment.
Energy storage systems are essential to bolster global efforts to pursue alternative energy sources such as solar and wind to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Storage technologies include batteries, thermal storage, hydropower, mechanical storage, and other technologies. These systems are found in several applications, including utilities and energy companies, commercial facilities, transportation, banking, hospitals, and industrial operations.
Anaerobic digestion consists of a series of processes that use microorganisms to decompose organic or biodegradable waste. In this whitepaper, we will take a closer look at the hazards that arise during anaerobic digestion, including those posed by dangerous gases, and how the risks can be carefully controlled and reduced.
Wineries face a unique set of challenges when it comes to safeguarding workers from the potential harm caused by hazardous gases. Gas exposure has the potential to occur at every stage of the wine production process, from the moment that the grapes arrive at the winery facility, through to the fermentation and bottling activities. Care must be taken at each stage to ensure that workers are not exposed to unnecessary risk.
Flaring is the deliberate burning of natural gas when it is released as a byproduct during the extraction of oil. The high volume of underground oil extraction in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region means it accounts for 40% of all global flaring, with
50 billion cubic metres of gas flared annually in the region. In this whitepaper, we will take a closer look at the practice of flaring, including why and when it is used, the gases involved, the health risks, and the regulations and initiatives that are in place to reduce the negative impact of flaring around the world.
Protecting your workforce and working environment from the dangers of toxic and flammable gases is a key consideration for organisations in the oil and gas, water treatment and chemical sectors. The usage of fixed gas detectors is common within these industries due to their ability to suit the needs of specific fixed applications, usually those connected to a control and warning system.
Manufacturing any products on an industrial scale presents industry-specific hazards and risks. The food and beverage industry is no exception. Over the 2019/20 period, 2.8% of all non-fatal workplace injuries occurred in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. The food and beverage (F&B) industry includes the production process of edible and drinkable consumables from start to finish.
There is a need for flame detection in a variety of industries, including the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and waste management sectors, in which the risk of fire is widespread. Alongside understanding why flame detection is required, it is important to understand what the process of flame detection involves and how businesses in the sector can choose the correct technology for their environment that will safeguard the property, finances and people within it.