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Week of April 22, 2019

Drones for military use are an effective means of surveilance of an area that is unsafe and also a great way to avoid casualties.  When it comes to OSHA, the use of drones is becoming more of a reality!  Initially they were being used following worksite accidents and for areas that were considered too dangerous to enter.  But now it is becoming an efficient way to scope out a facility for inspection.  Currently OSHA can only use drones when it is agreed to by the employer.  There is a fine line that OSHA or any organization should not cross so that its trade secrets cannot be compromised.  Unless an emergency warrants the use of a drone or an employer agrees to the use of a drone during an inspection, then that strategy should be acceptable.  Drone use is going to increase dramatically in the very near future.  It just depends on how far the reach goes.  When used as a helpful tool to help save lives and used as the first line of access to a hazardous situation, it can only benefit everyone.  But there needs to be a rules so that rights are not violated.  Read more in EHS Today about OSHA Drones.

CO2 Fire Extinguishers

CO2 Fire Extinguishers are used for fires labeled Class B and C.  They will put out fires that start from materials such as flammable liquids, solvents, lacquers, oils, gasoline, grease, oil based paints, lacquers and energized electrical equipment.  This type of extinguisher is filled with carbon dioxide which is a non-flammable gas under extreme pressure.  It is also very cold so it actually “cools” the fire.  You might even see pieces of dry ice shooting out as it puts the fire out.   A CO2 will extinguish the fire by taking the oxygen away from it.   We carry Amerex and Badger Extinguishers.  They are perfect to use in most labs, flammable liquid storage areas, commercial kitchens, mechanical rooms and factories.   Once the fire is out- you will not find residue with a CO2!

If you need help in choosing the proper fire extinguisher, read:

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