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PSA Launch The New All-In-One Portable XCAT Detection System

PSA are proud to announce that they have recently launched their new XCAT detection system. This portable device boasts impressive optical detection technology, and is unique in the versatility that it displays.

Most detection systems are limited to the range of substances that they can pick up, whereas the XCAT is able to identify a wide range of substances such as explosives, narcotics and gunshot residue. Because of this, and the fact that it has been designed to screen an area or person quickly and effectively, it is ideally suited for use in law enforcement, crime scenes, ports and airports.

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New generation breathalyzers reduce the risk of TB transmission

New generation breathalyzers reduce the risk of TB transmission
PSA has introduced a new generation breathalyzer that features a vastly reduced risk of users contracting infectious diseases such as TB.  “The Lifeloc FC5 Hornet has been designed to minimize the possibility of passing dangerous microbes from one user to the next through inhalation,” said Hank Lombard of PSA.

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Facts about TB (Tuberculosis)

  • TB is a disease spread by germs in the air
  • It is spread by an infected person with TB of the lungs or throat coughing, sneezing, speaking or singing
  • It can infect the lungs as well as other parts of the body such as spine, kidneys or brain
  • In most cases it can be cured if treated

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World Day of Remembrance supported by PSA

World Day of Remembrance is celebrated around the world on the 3rd Sunday of November each year and pays tribute to those that have lost their lives through road accidents, particularly through drunk driving. This year local restaurant Spiga ‘d Oro organized the event held at Sutton Park and rallied the community and businesses to be part of the day. Pictured here is Michael Crossland of Precision Safety Appliances (PSA); Caro Smit, Director of South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and Hank Lombard also from PSA. PSA supply Lifeloc breathalysers which are used by Metro Police as well as businesses with a need to test their staff.  “We’re always looking for ways to educate drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol so we jumped at the opportunity to be help sponsor this event” said Hank. The best way to ensure you’re safe to drive is to use a breathalyser but we realise most people don’t have access to one. So we decided to create brochures to help educate the public on how to calculate their blood alcohol concentration as well as give advice on safe drinking habits. However the best and safest attitude to have is that if you plan on driving, don’t drink.

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Beware of alcohol abuse this festive season

The abuse of drugs and alcohol over the annual festive season can have a terribly destructive effect on families, communities, on our roads and in the workplace.  “This is why it’s essential to support any initiative that aims to curb abuse and save lives,” said alcohol abuse testing expert Hank Lombard.

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Alcohol testing one key component to fighting drunk driving scourge

In his presentation of the 2011/2012 SAPS National Crime Statistics to Parliament, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa noted that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs had increased by 2.9%.  This was on the back of a 4.5% increase in 2010/2011, and the Minister echoed the sentiments of many road-users when he said “this is worrying, particularly as fatalities continue to be associated with drunk-driving.”

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Two sides to the drinking and driving debate

Alcohol is one of the leading causes of road deaths worldwide, and South Africa follows world trends in this respect.  It seems logical, therefore, that lowering the maximum permissible blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for drivers would contribute towards reducing fatal drinking and driving accidents.  It appears that this isn’t necessarily the case and public discussion on this debate has been prompted by the Department of Transport’s (DOT) proposed amendment to legal BAC.

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Top quality instrumentation for workplace substance abuse

The consequences of a drop in safety standards at National Key Points, Strategic Installations and Places of Importance don’t only have legal implications. They can also mean loss of life and the interruption of strategic services, so it is vital that clear procedures, reliable instrumentation and trained personnel are in place to monitor potential dangers such as substance abuse by employees.

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