DETROIT —

Guardhat, a pioneer in end-to-end solutions for connected workers, today announced an integration with the GX-3R Pro gas detector from RKI Instruments, Inc. The number of lone workers in the United States has increased significantly over the past two years, especially with the pandemic forcing many employees to work remotely. OSHA defines a lone worker as “an employee working alone, such as in a confined space or isolated location.” Confined space hazards require a gas monitor to identify potentially explosive, toxic, or oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

The integration of RKI Instruments’ GX-3R Pro gas detector into the Guardhat platform allows users to immediately respond to individual worker exposure threats in real time before incidents occur, as well as aggregate and analyze exposure trends to gain actionable insights to improve worker safety and operations.

RKI’s GX-3R Pro Gas Detector is the smallest and lightest portable multi-gas detector with Bluetooth on the market. Weighing less than five ounces, it’s packed with features. It can detect up to five gases simultaneously – including standard confined space gases: LEL, O2, CO and H2S – and an optional fifth channel for ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen dioxide, phosphine, sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide. It features a non-compliance indicator, SOS panic alarm and downstairs worker alarm with audible, visual and vibration alerts.

“Connecting our personal gas monitors to the Guardhat platform will provide our customers with more immediate awareness of the hazards facing their workers,” said Bob Pellissier, president of RKI Instruments. “Gas exposure information is translated into real-time, location-aware alerts beyond the worker, to internal support teams or EMS personnel for immediate preventative intervention as well as compliance of EAR. This data is crucial for worker safety, but also provides capabilities for managing instrument fleets. »

Nirmal Chudgar, Chief Product Officer at Guardhat, added, “With RKI, Guardhat customers gain a new dimension of threat detection in a system where workplace threats can be viewed, managed and logged in a single view. with the safety of people like our organization. principle, in relation to devices or data tracking. We share a common mission with RKI: to save lives. Industrial organizations want to eliminate friction between the safety of their workforce and their production goals. Providing a one-stop-shop for safety solutions instead of disconnected sensors and devices that don’t communicate with each other helps improve and streamline safety and makes workers’ jobs easier. »

GX-3R Pro gas detection instruments integrated into the Guardhat platform will be generally available in early Q2 2022, either directly through Guardhat or through the RKI distribution channel. Pilot and demo programs are available now.

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RKI Instruments is an innovative gas detection company located in Union City, California. Since 1994, RKI Instruments has offered a diverse line of gas detection equipment, from portable monitors to versatile multi-point fixed systems. RKI products have kept workers safe in the oil and gas industry, fire service, mining, petrochemical, food and beverage, construction and many more. By calling on RKI, you will obtain solutions and answers to your gas detection needs.

Guardhat is a pioneer in end-to-end connected worker safety solutions for industrial workers. The company offers an exclusive platform for connected workers, unmatched in its ability to ingest, manage and analyze unstructured data; easy-to-deploy monitoring and reporting software; state-of-the-art wearable technology; and a growing ecosystem of partner integrations. With Guardhat, companies can monitor worker location, health and work environment to speed up response time and help proactively resolve safety issues. Guardhat is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and operates globally. The company holds 13 patents in real-time location systems, wearable solution design and connected work software. For more information, visit: www.guardhat.com.

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