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How the Implementation of Confined Space Ventilation Minimizes Hazards

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Friday, September 01, 2017

Confined Space Ventilation

On the morning of January 10, 2003, workers in a British Columbia shipyard removed manhole covers from two compartments of a 342 foot long barge. A short time later one worker went down the ladder into one of those compartments. When he didn’t show up for coffee, another worker went looking for him. We will never know exactly what he thought when he saw his friend at the bottom of the ladder, because he went down the ladder. We do know they both died at the bottom of the ladder, as did another worker who went down intending to rescue them. 


Why Dust Control Systems are Essential On Site

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dust Control Systems

Turnaround or shutdown projects generate a range of toxic and irritating dusts that get released into the air that your team breathes. Respirable crystalline silica, hexavalent chrome, and manganese are just a few examples of particulates that you would want removed through industrial dust control systems. While the need to control emissions from year-round processes has been long since recognized and legislated, there is less attention paid to emissions that occur only for a few days or weeks during shutdowns and turnarounds that happen a year or more apart. The consequences can be significant. With a large turnaround crew in a plant, the exposure risks add up.  


How Proper Particle Filtration Reduces Risks in Confined Space

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Particle Filtration

Old style confined space ventilation systems blow polluted air out of the space, often without much thought about where it will go. When the work in the confined space involves welding, gouging or grinding metals that contain chromium, nickel, manganese or another toxic metal, that polluted air becomes a hazard to everyone in the area. Removing paint that contains lead or other toxic metals presents similar hazards. 


Preventing Combustible Consequences with Dust Control Systems

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Friday, June 16, 2017

Preventing Combustible Consequences with Dust Control Systems

Combustible and explodable dust pose a serious hazard to workers in and around industrial confined spaces. Increasing awareness, the installation of customized dust control systems and proper maintenance of the systems are all required to prevent fires and explosions. 


Making Confined Space Environments Safe with Particle Filtration

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

Making Confined Space Environments Safe with Particle Filtration

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

How Confined Space Ventilation Makes a Difference

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

Reduce Hazards with Industrial Dust Collection Systems

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

Reduce Drywall Dry Times with a Commercial Dehumidifier Rental

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

The Ways Particle Filtration Reduces Hazards

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

Dust Control Solutions Change How Confined Space Work is Done

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.  


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