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Making Confined Space Environments Safe with Particle Filtration

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Working in confined spaces often means your employees are working under less than ideal conditions. There are issues with air quality, temperature, and visibility inherent to these jobs. You can change confined space environments considerably with particle filtration, improving conditions and reducing risk to your employees' health and well-being. 

How Confined Space Ventilation Makes a Difference

SmogBuster Inc. - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Confined spaces are deemed such because they're not normally spaces designed to be occupied by humans. One of the reasons for this is because there is often very little, if any ventilation. With all of the processes carried out during shutdown turnarounds, air quality becomes an even greater concern. Confined space ventilation makes a big difference during these critical projects. 

Reduce Hazards with Industrial Dust Collection Systems

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Increasingly stringent environmental and OHS regulations are making improved dust collection systems a necessity for industrial workplaces. Ensuring the systems are safe, cost effective and efficient while keeping the footprint reasonable is particularly challenging. There are several ways SmogBuster is making confined spaces safer with industrial dust collection systems

Reduce Drywall Dry Times with a Commercial Dehumidifier Rental

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Monday, February 13, 2017

When you are working on a tight schedule, drywall dry times can be a significant setback. Since very little else can be accomplished when waiting on drywall, and dry times being unpredictable, it often leads to costly delays and work crews on standby while the process is completed. You can significantly reduce drywall dry times through commercial dehumidifier rental

The Ways Particle Filtration Reduces Hazards

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Maintaining healthy air quality in confined work environments is challenging. However, thanks to emerging technologies and engineering controls, many work sites are meeting strict OHS regulations by utilizing particle filtration systems to remove dangerous airborne contaminants. Knowing the ways particle filtration reduces hazards is necessary to promote a healthy and productive workplace. 

Dust Control Solutions Change How Confined Space Work is Done

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Friday, October 14, 2016

Under conditions that are not overly taxing, confined space work environments are affected by natural occurrences of dust. Add close quarters welding, gouging and contaminated surface cleaning and the situation becomes downright dangerous. Often, visibility can be reduced to a meter or less which vastly increases the potential for accidents or injuries. SmogBuster dust control solutions can make your workplace safe and healthy for all involved in your project.  

Keeping Workers Safe with Confined Space Hazard Assessments

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

If an atmospheric hazard assessment is not carried out and proper measures taken for your confined space work environment, you run the risk of workers entering the space and dying. In fact, more than 50% of confined space fatalities are due to lack of proper ventilation, with 60% of those deaths attributed to co-workers or other aides hoping to perform a rescue. With our confined space services, you can be sure that all contingencies have been covered to avoid fatalities due to poor air quality.  

How Shutdown Planning Can Be Painless

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Shutdowns and turnarounds are taxing processes that challenge the capabilities of the best management teams. With hundreds of people onsite with their machinery and equipment, speed is an important consideration to be made in regards to shutdowns and turnarounds. During setup and once the work begins, each worker has assigned tasks that expose them to a variety of health and safety hazards. With proper attention to the ventilation portion of your shutdown planning, you can mitigate risks substantially. 

SmogBuster Sponsors 2016 Canadian Death Race

SmogBuster Inc. - Friday, August 05, 2016

At SmogBuster, one of our core values is safety and we strive to promote a safe culture both in our own company and those who we do work with because safety benefits everyone. We recently received a loss prevention excellence award from Syncrude for our seven years of service without a single loss-time injury to prove our dedication to safety.  

Back to Basics: Confined Space Ventilation Fundamentals

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

When working in a confined space natural air flow is not sufficient to maintain an environment that is healthy and safe for your employees. While temporary mechanical ventilation systems are excellent means of creating a safe work environment, they require advanced planning to ensure they meet the specific needs of your work space. The following are some fundamentals for confined space ventilation that will be most effective for your situation. 

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