Michael Douglas

National Manager, Market Segments

What’s the difference between ‘explosion-proof’ and ‘intrinsically safe’ equipment?

May 26th, 2021

What do intrinsically safe and explosion-proof mean? Intrinsically safe equipment limits thermal and electrical energy to prevent the possibility of ignition. This could mean...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

The hierarchy of safety controls (with examples)

July 19th, 2020

The hierarchy of safety controls outlines the order of steps you should take to minimize or eliminate a hazard in your workplace. It’s...

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Tony Guarino

National Manager - Training, Consulting & Rental

Building a fire? Make sure you’re not making this dangerous mistake.

August 1st, 2019

What is pressure-treated wood? “Pressure-treated” wood is any lumber that has been treated with chemicals to improve its durability. To treat the wood, lumber...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

What’s the difference between TRIF, TRIR and DART and why do they matter?

April 29th, 2019

What is TRIR? TRIR stands for Total Recordable Incident Rate. It is also often referred to as TRIF/TRIFR (Total Recordable Incident Frequency/Rate). This is...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

ABCs of Safety: your ultimate list of safety acronyms

March 28th, 2019

In the safety industry there are a lot of phrases, abbreviations and acronyms to keep up with. Let us make your life easier....

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Michael Douglas

National Manager, Market Segments

Can workers refuse “uncomfortable” respirators? New CSA standard says yes.

December 19th, 2018

“Respirator comfort is an important factor in wearer acceptance. Respirators with greater wearer acceptance are more likely to be worn appropriately.” — CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18 As...

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Jonathan McCallum

Market Segment Manager: Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Monitoring

Ask an Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Gastec

August 24th, 2018

With tubes available for over 500 different applications, it’s no wonder why there are so many questions about Gastec gas detection products. While...

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