The Safety Gap Challenges in Gas Detection

Episode 56

The Safety Gap — Challenges in Gas Detection

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard talks with Honeywell Offering Manager Lead Richard Dunn about the "safety gap" he and his team found when surveying customer needs for gas detection.

On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Richard Dunn, an Offering Manager Lead at Honeywell to talk about the challenges companies and organizations might be having when it comes to keeping workers safe on the job.

Through his research with Honeywell, Richard and the team found that there is quite a significant safety gap when it comes to providing gas detection to full-time employees versus part-time contract workers. It seemed that while full time employees were outfitted with all the gas detection devices they might need, part-time contractors, on the other hand, were not as well equipped.

When I heard about this, I had so many questions! These multi-national companies do so much work to protect their workers day in and day out. Why the divide in safety when it came to full time employees versus part-time contractors? Turns out, you can boil it down to three things.

Before we get into what those three things are, however, let’s talk a little bit more about my guest for this episode. Richard Dunn has been at Honeywell for 15 years and is the Offering Manager Lead for the Honeywell Gas Portables range. In that 15 years he has brought many successful products to the market including the new Compliance Portables including Honeywell BW Icon, Icon+ and Flex.

Find this episode of OH&S SafetyPod where Richard and I talk through the three things leading to the "safety gap" on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and more.

A special thank you to Honeywell Gas Detection.

Honeywell is the global leader in gas detection. For nearly 50 years, we’ve been protecting people who put their lives on the line every day. Honeywell offer a wide variety of gas detection devices to suit all types of applications and industries. Learn more about our latest innovations in gas detection to help you protect what matters most – your people. https://safety.honeywell.com/en-us/gated-content/bw-icon

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

Download Center

  • OSHA Recordkeeping Guide

    In case you missed it, OSHA recently initiated an enforcement program to identify employers who fail to electronically submit Form 300A recordkeeping data to the agency. When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping, there are always questions regarding the requirements and ins and outs. This guide is here to help! We’ll explain reporting, recording, and online reporting requirements in detail.

  • Incident Investigations Guide

    If your organization has experienced an incident resulting in a fatality, injury, illness, environmental exposure, property damage, or even a quality issue, it’s important to perform an incident investigation to determine how this happened and learn what you can do to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of performing an incident investigation.

  • Lone Worker Guide

    Lone workers exist in every industry and include individuals such as contractors, self-employed people, and those who work off-site or outside normal hours. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies, inadequate rest and breaks, physical violence, and more. To learn more about lone worker risks and solutions, download this informative guide.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Download the guide to learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • The Basics of Incident Investigations Webinar

    Without a proper incident investigation, it becomes difficult to take preventative measures and implement corrective actions. Watch this on-demand webinar for a step-by-step process of a basic incident investigation, how to document your incident investigation findings and analyze incident data, and more. 

  • Vector Solutions

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2022

    October 2022

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SAFETY
      Here's Why Constant Bending Can Be Troublesome
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      How Artificial Intelligence in Revolutionizing Jobs
    • PPE: RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Respiratory Protection
    • WINTER HAZARDS
      Managing Cold Stress with the Proper PPE
    View This Issue