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July 7, 2010

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Gas detection – Draeger X-zone 5000

Draeger says its new X-zone 5000 wireless gas-monitoring unit is robust and waterproof, can be easily positioned and provides clear alarms, thus providing increased levels of safety by detecting and communicating the presence of a wide range of toxic, combustible and explosive gases over longer distances. 

Other features highlighted by Draeger include its Zone 0 ATEX performance, longer sensor life, enhanced battery life, more flexibility in area monitoring, and a lower cost of ownership.

Using a variety of alarms to warn of different types of gases, Draeger says up to 25 X-zones can be used at any one time, acting as wireless monitors around a specific zone, including those areas where an explosion hazard might exist. This networking and synchronised signalling capability means that people can be guided away from the potential hazard, adds the company. 

The unit is said to allow gas ingress from every side, independent of wind direction, and is designed for use with Draeger X-am portable gas detection instruments. To find out more, visit

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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