The presentations were very professional as usual, though not much of the information could be added to our classes. Visit NY Metro Section's website for copies of the presentations. As usual Mr. Aaron K. Trippler (Director Government Affairs, AIHA) was entertaining in discussing what is going on in Washington DC. The highlight of his presentation was his final slide with this quote:
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand. - Milton FriedmanThe Exposition Hall was very informative and we enjoyed the champage and chocolate covered strawberries handed out by Mr. Steve Matthews and Mr. Kenneth Burns from Unitech Services Group (Thank you!!!). We were able to get the updated Ashtead Technology Catalog (rental industrial hygiene equipment) and picked-up a few give-aways. The interesting product of the Exposition was Bomark Instruments displaying a Drager confined space entry monitoring system (see the photo below) that can monitor multiple or very large areas. The units monitor for the typical four gases (carbon monoxide, oxygen deficiency, lower explosive limit, and hydrogen sulfide), however, the units are connected wirelessly. So when one unit sounds an alarm the other units sound an alarm, allowing a total evacuation of the confined space (pretty cool! and it looks a little like R2D2).
|Bomark Instrument's Drager Confined Space Entry Monitoring System|