March 19, 2020

EnviroMed Covid-19 Pandemic Policy

To our Customers, Vendors and Partners,

At EnviroMed Detection Services, the safety and health of our customers, Vendors, partners, and employees are our top priorities. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and have taken aggressive actions so you can continue to rely on our products, training and services to ensure the safety of your workers where ever your location and whatever is your application.

While we all face many changes, one thing remains the same: our commitment to providing you with the highest quality, best customer service at every opportunity. Our business continuity practices are in place across the organization to ensure that you can be successfully served by our team. We would like to reassure you that:

  • Our customer service and technical support teams will be staffed remotely when necessary and are available to assist you during regular business hours (8 AM to 5 PM NT Monday through Friday). As always, we also offer 24/7 support for urgent issues (available during non-business hours by choosing the afterhours option).
  • Our assembly, rental, shipping, and receiving teams are fully staffed and fulfilling orders each day.
  • Our local service teams are fully staffed and continue to quickly and efficiently repair and calibrate instruments either from our facility or at your specific client site.

In addition to our business continuity measures, we have also made changes based on guidance from the provincial and local health departments:

  • We have eliminated all non-essential business travel for our employees. Meetings you may have with our employees may be conducted via phone, text or email chat as appropriate.
  • We have implemented a new visitor policy to limit guests in our facilities to three (3) persons including the EnviroMed personal you are meeting with. If you are scheduled to visit our facility, you will be asked if you prefer to postpone, cancel, or meet in a smaller setting where social distancing may be practiced.
  • We have copied a manufactures guideline for how to clean & sanitize your gas detector at the bottom of this communication.
  • We have recommended that employees work from home if necessary. For those employees whose work cannot be completed remotely, we have provided options to facilitate social distancing. To prevent any employee from coming to work sick due to financial concerns, we are cooperating with government financial assistance programs concerning time off.
  • We have enhanced our already robust facility cleaning and sanitation processes as well as providing sanitizing products to employees as necessary.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, our Customer Service team is ready to help. You can reach us at 709-368-9000 or 800-561-0043 and enviromed@enviromed.ca.

We will continue to monitor and update you on the situation, adjusting as necessary so we can serve your monitoring & gas detection needs.

 

 

 

HOW TO CLEAN A GAS DETECTOR

Personal gas monitors are lifesaving instruments that must be worn in your breathing zone to be effective. OSHA defines the breathing zone as “a hemisphere forward of the shoulders within a radius of approximately six to nine inches,” so a collar, lapel, or outside breast pocket is usually a good option. This location also keeps the monitor visible so you can see alerts if your hearing is impaired while working in a high-noise environment.

Unfortunately, wearing a gas detector within six to nine inches of your nose and mouth means that whatever dirt, grime, or bacteria your monitor has picked up is now in your breathing zone.

If you need to clean your personal gas monitor, your first instinct might be to grab a disinfecting wipe, like you would for any other surface. This is a bad idea.

Why You Shouldn’t Use Regular Disinfectants

The precision sensors in your monitor are highly sensitive to many different chemicals, including alcohol and other disinfectants, so using them could prevent your monitor from alerting you to gas hazards. Additionally, alcohol-based cleaners will cause your monitor to go into alarm. If you zero the monitor too soon, the monitor will read falsely low, potentially putting you in unsafe conditions.

The rubber, plastics, and barriers in your monitor can also absorb the disinfectant chemicals. This is problematic because these are some of the same chemicals you may monitor. This effect does not last long, but the length of time you need to wait before zeroing varies, so the approach leaves plenty of room for error.

How to Clean a Gas Detector— Without Damaging It

For typical dirt and grime, we recommend wiping down your gas detector with a soap and water solution (8 to 10 parts water to one part dish soap, i.e. Dawn®). This cleans the monitor with less risk of damaging the sensors or putting you at risk of a malfunction. However, the soap and water approach cleans the monitor of everyday buildup—it does not necessarily kill bacteria or viruses that may exist on the surface.

To give your monitor a more serious cleaning, wipe down your monitor with bleach and water solution recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC advises using 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) of bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water.

For more information on general practices for disinfection, please refer to the CDC’s Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations.

No matter which cleaning method you use, be sure to dock the monitor or bump test it to be sure it's working properly. 

 

Thanks for patience and consideration for others during this pandemic challenge.

I am available for further discussions at your convenience.

Have a Safe & Protective Day for your Family, Co-Workers, Friends & Yourself,

 

Lee

 

January 7, 2020

EnviroMed technicians, Greg Bourden and Yanping Huang, prepare Atlantic Towing's new portable gas detection instrumentation: 20 Honeywell BW™ Ultra 5-gas detectors, 68 BW SOLO H2S detectors, and 26 IntelliDoX calibration stations.

September 27, 2019

Free Gas Monitor Bump Testing Available

       

EnviroMed has installed a Bump 'n Cal station in their reception area.

If you need to bump check your gas monitor and you are in the area, drop by our office:

145 McNamara Drive, Paradise

Our hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

We have calibration caps available for most common brands of gas detectors.

The bump gas mix is 100 ppm CO, 25 ppm H2S, 50% LEL CH4, and 18% O2.

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August 20, 2018

Honeywell RAE Systems Price Increase

Due to the recent tariffs imposed by the United States Government on components and products sourced from China, Honeywell RAE Systems is experiencing increased costs of supply due to such tariffs and therefore, will be updating its pricing on Honeywell RAE Systems products.

Effective September 17th, 2018, Honeywell RAE Systems will be increasing the price of the majority of their products by 12.5%.

Honeywell RAE Systems will continue to monitor the trade situation closely and will make further modifications if it improves.

February 6, 2018

Compare the Safety Features - Don't Get Side-Tracked by the Bells and Whistles of Marketers!

 

The Blackline G7 is available in a 1-4 gas diffusion unit with an internal pump/cartridge combination coming in a couple of months. This unit, like the Impact Pro, has a sensor cartridge system, but with single (1), dual (2), third (3) and maximum quad (4) gas options in configurations of O2, LEL, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2, NH3, etc; easily interchangeable in the field. Since the G7 sensor cartridge is both interchangeable and/or removable, the unit maintains its identical control, display and GPS abilities and may be utilized as a Tracking System only for use during travel to and from the client site of operation. The G7 is breaking new ground.....

Read more HERE

September 13, 2017 

The BW Clip series revolutionized wearable single gas detection with the safety of alwayson simplicity. And now we’ve done it again – introducing the new low-maintenance BW Clip4 multi-gas detector from Honeywell. No charging, no replacements, no hassle. Just clip it on and get the job done. Because for two years, you know – it’s on. Available at EnviroMed!. Click here for more information about how the new BW4 can help you to save morey and time.

July 19, 2017

Bluetooth® Enabled Gas Detector

Sensepoint XCL is a wall-mounted gas detector that delivers the safety and compliance that you expect, and the affordability and ease of use that you don’t. So you can confidently meet your requirements and quickly move on to other priorities. Especially designed for commercial and light industrial applications. Sensor available: Oxygen, carbon monoxide, methane, propane, ammonia, hydrogen, nitrogen dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. Click here to download the brochure

No Expertise Required, Easy to Install, Easy to Use

Have any questions? Feel free to contact us at (709) 368-9000 or enviromed@enviromed.ca

July 7, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Gas Detector at Your Workplace:

The presence of toxic gases can represent a health hazard. These are often more available at your workplace than you can imagine. Gas detectors are intrinsically designed for the safety of workers. They can detect from a single gas to multiple gases simultaneously. Click here for more.

March 15, 2017

Are your Gas Detectors working well? It's probably time to calibrate them!

Remember that gas sensors need to be calibrated and periodically checked to ensure sensor accuracy and system integrity! Calibration refers to the adjustment of an instrument measuring accuracy relative to a known concentration of Certified NIST Gas and recorded electronically and/or via a (hard copy) paper document. EnviroMed offers only high-quality, certified, NIST-Traceable calibration gas. In order to meet the standard, the gas is mixed, tested with NIST-traceable instruments, set aside for a specified time period and retested.

How often do I need to Calibrate? -->> Manufacturers indicate that gas detectors must be calibrated at various weekly and/or monthly intervals. We strongly encourage our customers to calibrate their instruments as often as possible to familiarize the user with the procedure and ensure confidence in their Life Safety Instruments.

For more information about Calibration, click here

March 1, 2017

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EnviroMed's 2017 Trade-In  Program!

In this opportunity we are pleased to offer you our Trade-In Program. It is time to upgrade! Bring your old Impact Pro and unlock an additional value by trading it for new wireless gas detectors!. For more information about the products available for trade up, please click here.

We expect 2017 to be an exciting year full of developments and improvements in gas technology. At EnviroMed, we now provide the latest in wireless gas detection technology. Wireless real time data would facilitate the communications directly with end users and supervisors.

Wireless gas detection technology has an enormous potential on the monitoring of works in confined space. It is a life saver technology. Please take a moment to check out the capabilities that wireless technology can provide to your organization. Click here for more information.

We look forward to continuing our partnering with you on your future gas detection requirements.

Contact Us at : 709-368-9000 or enviromed@enviromed.ca

March 1, 2017

Product End-of-Life Notification: Impact Pro Gas Detector

Impact Pro

Good Day to All,

It is our responsibility to inform you that Honeywell has discontinued the production of all new Impact Pro gas monitors. However,  EnviroMed is committed to provide you with all New Parts and Warranty coverage  until January 2018 and beyond until all stock inventory is exhausted. Repairs and Service beyond that time will continue to be available at EnviroMed with part replacements accomplished with refurbished units as available. Please click here to see the EnviroMed Impact Pro End-of-Life notification.

We expect 2017 to be an exciting year in developments of new and improved gas detection technology; such as wireless attendant monitoring, drone applications, smartphone apps and much more . We look forward to continuing our partnering with you on your future gas detection requirements.
 

Yours in Safety & Accountability
Lee Parmiter CEO

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IMPORTANT UPGRADE REQUIRED FOR MICROCLIP XL/X3 GAS DETECTORS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO OCTOBER 2016. Click HERE for more information.

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