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How Can a Gas Monitor Improve the Health and Safety of Your Employees?
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Among all the responsibilities you have about your employees, their safety is the most important: they can't work if they're hurt, after all. But the world is full of new dangers, and it can be hard to stop all of them proactively. Even the very air your employees breathe could be harmful or even fatal if you're not careful.

So what can you do to stop it?

If you're asking yourself this question, you've come to the right place. We're here to tell you all about why you need a gas monitor for your workplace ASAP. So sit back and get ready: we're going in.

What Exactly Is A Gas Monitor?

A gas monitor will analyze the air around it and check it any abnormalities within it by measuring the level of certain gases. It can then alert you through lights or sounds if it detects any change in the air's composition that passes a certain level set by the monitor.

The two main types of gas these monitors can detect are toxic gases and combustible gases. The names say it all: toxic gases are poisonous to humans, while combustible gases can ignite if exposed to enough heat.

Why Does My Business Need A Gas Monitor?

For starters, almost every business is at some risk for harmful gases entering their air. Soda machines in any establishment that serves food can produce carbon monoxide, as can brewing alcohol in breweries. Motor vehicles can produce dangerous emissions that can clog the air as well.

Even something as simple as having a heater in your office building could spell disaster if you're not careful. You can try to keep an eye out for "symptoms" of gas leaks like terrible odor or bubbling water, but it's often too little, too late with these methods. Plus, some gases like carbon monoxide are odorless and colorless, so they couldn't be detected by your senses alone.

Proper Use Is Important

Let's say you buy these monitors and start to install them around your workplace. It's critical that you don't rush through this process, but rather take the time to make sure it's done correctly since improper installation can cause the detector to not work.

Check that your monitor matches any federal regulations regarding safety first. If they pass that "test", you should then install the monitors on the floor and/or just above the ground.

This is because unlike smoke, air will not rise unless it's heated, so you can get more accurate measurements from ground level.

As for places to avoid putting your monitors, shy away from anywhere that produces a lot of moving air (fans, open windows, etc.) or particularly hot spots in your workplace (places with a lot of sunlight, etc.).

Time To Get Installing

Congratulations! You are now equipped with the knowledge you need about why your workplace needs a gas monitor pronto!

If you have more questions about gas monitors or harmful gases you should be aware of, check out the other

posts on our blog!

 

So until next time, stay safe out there and we wish you the best of luck!

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