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March 19, 2013 707 Views

Perimeter dust monitoring for sand mining industry

More and more these days, state governments are requiring continuous monitoring of environmental dust emissions during construction, demolition, and extraction projects. The latest round of regulations are targeted at the extraction and use of silica hydraulic fracturing sand, because of the silica dust released into the air around fracking sites.

January 10, 2013 1009 Views

Sound Level and Noise Measurement FAQs

Lately, our 3M Quest sound level meters have been seeing a lot of action, and are in continued high demand in this early part of 2013. Customers tell me that they're using the meters to re-test working conditions in their plants after machinery or equipment upgrades. When a customer is choosing a sound or noise measurement device, there are two basic questions I hear often:

November 7, 2012 887 Views

Solving the Top 5 Concerns in Respirator Fit Testing for Infection Control

N95 respirator fit testing is required by OSHA on an annual basis for healthcare workers. Plus, it's a significant way to prevent your medical and support staff from exposure to airborne diseases. But fit testing comes with its own share of problems...

August 28, 2012 1483 Views

Getting data from a 3M QUESTemp II personal heat stress monitor to your Windows 7 PC

With the extreme heat this summer, several customers have made use of our new 3M QUESTemp II personal heat stress monitors. But with everything, testing is only half the battle. What’s really important is the data the monitor collects. 

August 19, 2012 916 Views

VIDEO: TSI PortaCount Pro respirator fit testers: Quick-start tutorial videos

Respirator fit testing is required annually by federal law for employees who wear full- and half-face SCBA masks. So, it's no surprise that the TSI PortaCount Pro quantitative respirator fit test systems are so popular with our rental customers.