Wireless gas monitoring adds a greater degree of protection by providing a remote line of sight.
Last year, two workers died from asphyxiation while repairing leaks in a manhole. In an all too frequent narrative, the second worker died after he went down to rescue the first worker.
The tragedy again exposed the need for real-time information gathering prior to confined space entry and in taking appropriate action based on an understanding of atmospheric conditions.
In 2015, OSHA passed a confined space rule that offers additional protection to construction workers. In filling what it identified as a vital gap, OSHA estimates that as many 800 construction workers a year will be protected from serious injuries. The new ruling signals that today, more than ever, regulatory bodies have the worker's back.