Introducing our New Ductless Fume Hood: Sentry AirHawk

Have you ever been working under a fume hood and desired to have a brighter adjustable light or the ability to change the fan speed depending on the application requirements? With the Sentry AirHawk, the operator has more options for adjustments with the centralized control panel. The control panel features an adjustable light and fan… Learn More

What is a Ductless Fume Hood?

A ductless fume hood is a contained working space that uses powerful negative airflow to pull harmful fumes, vapors or particulate away from the operator’s respiratory zone and protects the operator and the environment from exposure.   How does a Ductless Fume Hood work?     Ambient Air is drawn into the hood and mixed… Learn More

Taxidermy Fume Control

Taxidermy, the artistic and scientific process of preserving animals’ bodies, utilizes a wide variety of chemicals that can have lasting health effects if not used properly. Taxidermy procedures vary depending on the taxidermist’s preferences, type of animal, and the type of preservation but all types must take proper precautions with fume control to ensure safety…. Learn More

Plasma Cutting Fume Extractor

At Tulsa Welding School, located in North Houston, test pieces for student use are cut using a plasma cutting system. These test pieces are 3” x 6” and are cut all day during two shifts from 8 AM to 11 PM. Because of the high use of cutting, the plasma cutting room is very dirty… Learn More

What are Mist Collectors?

Mist collectors filter the air in machine shops in order to remove harmful oil mist from CNC machines, milling and grinding processes. These systems are commonly used for CNC machine shops to eliminate oil mist. However, they can also be used to collect and filter systems with coolant mist, water mist or other oil mist…. Learn More

Silica Exposure in Construction

Respirable Crystalline Silica – OSHA PEL

The new OSHA standard for respirable crystalline silica enforcement for the general industry and maritime industry began Saturday, June 23, 20181. However, OSHA has granted a 30 day grace period for employers making an effort to meet compliance1. OSHA is offering free compliance assistance in order to help companies meet the new standard of permissible… Learn More

Beryllium OSHA Standard Revisions

OSHA published a notice of proposed rule-making on June 1st to notify the general public about an update to beryllium standard to help provide clarification and simplify compliance1. The proposed rule-making is clarifying important definitions of trace amounts of beryllium, beryllium workspace, beryllium contamination, and dermal contact. On January 9, 2017 OSHA updated the beryllium… Learn More

What is a fume extractor?

A fume extractor is a system utilizing a fan to pull fumes and particulate into a filtration system cleaning the air of harmful chemicals and particulates. Industrial processes create fumes or particles such as welding, sanding, grinding, spraying, powder filling, and chemical applications. Fume extractors use a variety of filters while some systems, depending upon… Learn More

What is USP 800?

Is your pharmaceutical compounding facility ready for USP 800? The USP 800 is a newly implemented regulation designed to promote patient health, worker safety, and address environment concerns. USP 800 applies to all pharmacies, hospitals, patient treatment centers, patient treatment clinics, physician practice facilities, surgical centers, veterinarians, home health centers, and skilled nursing facilities that… Learn More

Dangers and Side Effects of Breathing Volcanic Ash

Yesterday, Thursday May 17, 2018, at approximately 1 PM ET/5 AM HST (Hawaiian local time) Kilauea Volcano, located on southeast Island of Hawai’i near Pāhoa, erupted for the first time since 19241. This presumed phreatic eruption has sent ash plumes as far as 12 miles away2, however the actual particulate distance is difficult to measure… Learn More