TSI Releases FitPro+ Software v3.2 for PortaCount Respirator Fit Testers

Late last year, TSI released an update to their FitPro+ Fit Test Software (v3.2) to further improve the efficiency of your respirator fit testing operations.

The updated software works with the for PortaCount Plus model 8020, PortaCont Pro model 8030, PortaCount Pro+ model 8038, and is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, and 10 operating systems.

Update your FitPro+ software to get:

  • Real-time fit factor technology speeds testing time
  • Automated step-by-step guidance eliminates errors
  • Easy reporting and record keeping
  • Above and beyond regulatory compliance

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So, you’re implementing a gas detection management program…

You’ve got personal gas detectors in the field with your employees. That’s a great step in keeping them safe. But now, you need to make sure the equipment is working properly, is bump tested on a regular basis, has current calibration certificates, and be able to easily produce these records if a worker is injured in the field. That’s where your gas detection management program comes in.

So, where do you start?

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Why You Should Consider an Instrument Management System for Your Confined Space Entry Program

In the event of an OSHA investigation, would you be able to provide compliance records proving your gas detectors are in proper working order? Or that they were bump tested before use and calibrated according to manufacturer standards?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions, you might want to consider adopting an instrument management system as part of your confined space entry program.

There are two kinds of systems to consider: manual and automated.

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Background Noise Decreases Performance at Work

If you’re like me, you enjoy multi-tasking while listening to music or watching TV. However, you might notice that sometimes that same background noise can be distracting, too.

For routine, or “busy” work that requires little thought or concentration, I find music to be a great performance enhancer. It has a positive effect on my mood and energy level that allows me to get stuff done. But when it comes to completing more complex tasks (like writing this blog post), I find myself easily distracted, leading me to put down the headphones and subdue to the silence of my cubicle.

This leads to me to wonder, does background noise affect performance at work?music-at-work.jpg

According to an article I read, environmental noise such as background music, city sounds and office chatter, can lead to decreased performance at work.

Most of these noises can be tuned out easily, except one…

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Using Ultrasonic Flow Technology for Measuring Facility Energy Consumption

Energy Cost.jpgAs energy costs and environmental concerns continue to rise, we see an increase in campus energy audits taking place at utility plants. Common facilities include universities, hospitals, apartment buildings, shared offices, and industrial, pharmaceutical and food manufacturing plants.

The responsibility falls on facility managers to take control of energy consumption, minimize cost and optimize efficiency.

So, how do they do it?

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