Category: Industry Applications

Learn more about Sentry Air System’s influence in different applications, such as: Welding, Soldering, Laboratories, and much more.

Pharmaceutical Compounding… Are you doing it Safely?

Pharmaceutical Compounding

Practicing safe pharmaceutical compounding helps protect the pharmacist from exposure to harmful substances and particulate, as well as preserve the safety of the medication for the patient. Compounding entails the creation of a drug customized to meet the unique needs of an individual patient (Ref. 1). A compounding pharmacist uses a licensed physician’s prescription to… Learn More

Stool Culture + Sentry Air Systems

What is Stool Culture? Stool culture is the process of testing a sample of stool in order to determine whether you have an infection in your lower digestive tract due to pathogenic germs such as bacteria, fungus, viruses, or protozoa. This test is used to identify the various types of bacteria that can cause disease… Learn More

Mail Processing Safety: Biohazard Control and Containment Hoods

As pathogens, particulate, viruses, and biohazards have become more common to be found in the mail, it is imperative now more than ever to ensure some safety measures and controls are in place to prevent these hazards. By the recommended guidelines of the U.S. Postal Service and OSHA, private mailroom operations that deal with any… Learn More

Compact Solutions for Working from Home

Cities across the United States have been ordering shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. These measures have drastically changed the way people work requiring more workers to be able to work from home. Non-essential businesses and factories have been closing but employees still want to work to maintain… Learn More

Potential Tools to Help Protect Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Wednesday, March 11 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic (Ref. 1). In order to prevent the spread, everyone must practice increased hygiene and social distancing. As an added protection, certain air filtration systems and containment hoods can aid in combatting the spread of this infectious disease. General Protection Tips Against… Learn More

Chip-off Forensics Respiratory Hazards

Chip Off Forensics

  Chip-off forensics enables law enforcement and forensic laboratories to recover and interpret data on flash memory devices such as mobile phones and hard drives (Ref. 1). After unsuccessful attempts of data extraction from other conventional methods, forensic experts can use the chip-off technique as a last resort data recovery procedure (Ref. 2). Chip-off forensics… Learn More

Respiratory Hazards of Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione Exposure in the Coffee Roasting Industry

diacetyl coffee production

During coffee production of both flavored and unflavored coffee, production employees become exposed to dangerous VOCs resulting in irreversible lung damage (Ref. 1). The most hazardous VOCs released from flavorings and naturally from roasting coffee beans are diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione. Exposure to even small amounts over time or large concentrations over a short period of… Learn More

Respiratory Hazards in Cosmetics Manufacturing

Cosmetic Manufacturing Line

Cosmetics manufacturing poses many respiratory health risks to employees. The loosely regulated industry of cosmetics uses numerous ingredients that may present harmful side effects exposure occurs in large and continual doses. These ingredients have been shown to be safe for consumer use, but during manufacturing, employees become exposed to large amounts of particulate causing safety… Learn More

Laboratory Fume Hoods

laboratory fume hoods

Laboratory fume hoods provide operator and environmental protection from hazardous fumes, particulate, and other gases. Through inhalation, harmful fumes directly enter the blood stream and small particles may become embedded deep within the lungs (Ref. 1). A laboratory fume hood reduces exposure by containing the fumes and particulate dispersed during an experiment and a powerful… Learn More

Benefits of Mist Collectors

Benefits of Mist Collectors

  Benefits of mist collectors include reducing maintenance and downtime, as well as safeguarding overall shop safety and employee health for CNC machine shops. Government organizations, such as OSHA, legally require employers to meet exposure limits. Machining, milling, and grinding processes produce oil mist when metalworking fluids come in contact with tooling components and become… Learn More