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Category Archives: Equipment and Technologies

Why Proper Battery Care & Maintenance is Critical for Worksite Safety

September 21, 2022

Portable electronic devices and hand-held machinery are typically powered by battery, whether it be a smaller 9-volt or a larger 24-volt pack.

How to Reduce Workplace Injury With Machine Guarding

August 8, 2022

What is Machine Guarding?  Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as fractures, lacerations, burns, crushing, or even amputation and hands are especially vulnerable. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries.   Machine guarding is a measure used to prevent body parts and unwanted objects from coming into

How to Better Manage Emergencies With Industrial Communication Systems

July 27, 2022

Whether you need to send a quick email or notify employees of a major safety issue, a reliable communication system is necessary for industrial job sites such as petrochemical plants. While communication is already a top priority for energy firms, there are certain scenarios that companies should be prepared for and test that their current

How to Prevent Heat-Stress in High Temperatures

July 24, 2022Staying Hydrated Happy workers

Heat-related illnesses are a serious hazard on industrial work sites, especially those that are outdoors during summer months.

Protecting Workers from Hazardous Air Quality with a SmartCompressor

December 20, 2021

Learn About Its Advantages Over Traditional Industrial Breathing Air Systems   Working in conditions where respiratory hazards exist, clean air is of  vital importance.  To ensure the safety of workers, employers should understand the importance of traditional breathing air systems along with other advanced capabilities. By utilizing technology such as Total Safety’s SmartCompressor®, projects can

Tips for Turnaround Project Planning

May 5, 2021

 Plant turnaround is an inevitable reality and a common occurrence in many industries. A turnaround is a scheduled stoppage of part or all of a plant’s operation. It’s normal for operations to stop for maintenance, replace equipment, upgrade resources, or to maintain regulatory compliance. Over time, assets age, processes fail, and you may need to

5 Fire Protection Tips for Oil & Gas Worksites

October 22, 2020

With the flammable chemicals, gases and materials used in the oil and gas industry, employers are paying great attention to fire protection in the workplace. Controlling fire hazards is a key part of ensuring worker safety on extraction, refining and other sites. In complying with rules established by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

3 Tips to Improve Machine Guarding in Oil and Gas Workplaces

February 11, 2019

There are pieces of equipment unique to the oil and gas industry that need proper machine guarding. Workers in the sector are at risk for crushing injuries and amputations that could be caused by moving parts or malfunctioning machinery. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the oil and gas industry had 112 fatal occupational

Two-Way Communication is Crucial for Confined Spaces

When workers have to perform duties within confined spaces, they will likely be their colleagues’ sight. This could result in increased risk to their personal safety if they cannot be seen and there is an issue with the space, such as the presence of hazardous gas. Since these spaces are not designed for continuous occupancy or have

Total Safety Europe Adds BAT to Fleet Making Hi-Tech Breathing Air Equipment More Accessible

December 20, 2016

Houston (Dec. 12, 2016) — Total Safety U.S. announced the launch of its newest customer rental fleet addition in Europe, BAT (breathing air trailer) — a modular-design advanced breathing air system that is highly maneuverable, lightweight, easily towed by a light van and extremely flexible to support small crews on short-term jobs. “One thing our