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August 20, 2012 57 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.

June 28, 2012 54 Views

Test and Detection Instrumentation: Should I buy or should I rent?

Since my job is to rent you stuff, you'd expect me to say "Rent. Rent now. Rent often... And be sure you rent from me!" And I do believe that. But there are legitimate reasons to consider both renting and buying.

May 29, 2012 94 Views

Avoiding heat stress and heat-related illnesses

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I admit: I really like the show Undercover Boss. It profiles how out of touch executives can be with their own employees, and how important it is for workers to feel connected to management.

May 23, 2012 99 Views

Respirator Fit Testing 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Since the beginning of RAECO Rents, the most frequently rented instrument has been the TSI PortaCount quantitative respirator fit testing system. And with those frequent rentals come the two very common questions. What equipment do I need to do a fit test? And what's a Fit Factor?

March 22, 2012 50 Views

Complying with EPA Rules for Toxic Boiler Emissions

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new standards for reducing emissions of toxic air pollutants from commercial and industrial boilers, and requires full compliance to these standards by 2014. Most requirements are operational (how often mandatory tune-ups are performed), but others are regulatory (reporting numeric rate of air toxic emissions).

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