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Carreen Gibbons

Carreen Gibbons is the Communications Specialist at RedGuard. With a natural curiosity toward all things technical and a love of learning new things she writes content for the SiteBox Storage and RedGuard websites and spends her days learning new things about the industries that the companies serve.

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By: Carreen Gibbons
October 7th, 2019

RedGuard will be exhibiting at ABC of Southeast Texas' 25th Outdoor Extravaganza on October 24, at Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas.

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July 31st, 2019

Every industry has its jargon, and after a while, it’s easy to forget that not everyone understands the terminology that we often hear on an everyday basis. This is especially true if you’ve just started in your career and haven't learned it all yet. Even those who have worked in an industry for a long time may not want to admit they don’t know the meaning of a common acronym, even if they understand its usage. 

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By: Carreen Gibbons
June 28th, 2019

In an industry that is as young as that of blast-resistant buildings, much of the terminology is still very new. This industry only came to be in 2005, after an explosion at a Texas City refinery that killed 15 people and injured nearly 200.

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June 26th, 2019

RedGuard will exhibit at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) Safety+ National Symposium, held August 27 - August 30 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. You will find RedGuard at booth #441.

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By: Carreen Gibbons
April 2nd, 2019

In the oil and gas industry, there are no federal laws or regulations that control what precautions a facility has to take to maintain a protective environment in the event of an explosion on their site.  (OSHA dictates a Process Hazard Analysis every five years, but leaves the methods of fulfilling that open to interpretation.)

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By: Carreen Gibbons
February 20th, 2019

When scrutinizing blast-resistant structures, one of the first considerations to make will be the type of structure that you need. You should always make decisions based on the particular needs of your facility, based on determinations from your facility siting study or similar recommended practices.

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By: Carreen Gibbons
February 14th, 2019

Some jobs are inherently dangerous, and there might not be anything you can do to remove the dangerous elements. Those who work in manufacturing, chemical processing plants, or oil and gas refineries, understand that.

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By: Carreen Gibbons
January 21st, 2019

Explaining TRIR and Why It's Important At RedGuard, we take safety seriously, even down to saying that safety is in our culture. One of the ways we measure that is our TRIR, or Total Recordable Incident Rate. As a manufacturer of blast-resistant buildings, it makes sense that knowing our safety rating would also be important to our customers. After all, if a company won't share their safety rating and they make a product designed to keep you safe, you're already starting on the wrong foot. So, as you can imagine, "What's your safety rating?" is a question our team gets asked fairly often. Here's how we approach that.

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By: Carreen Gibbons
January 18th, 2019

What Affects the Price of a Blast-Resistant Building? If hazardous areas are part of life on your worksite, you’ve probably arrived here to determine what the real costs are associated with getting outfitted for safety. For many, a facility siting study indicates the need for blast-resistant buildings, or BRBs, to protect your team and valuable assets in the event of an explosion. Many factors can affect the cost of a BRB, such as whether you lease standard units, lease modified standard units, or choose to have your BRB custom built. Here are some points to address when getting a bid from a manufacturer:

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By: Carreen Gibbons
December 4th, 2018

When a blast event occurs at a facility in the oil and gas industry, blackouts, disorientation, concussions, internal bleeding, and even fatalities can occur. While the latter components are widely published in the aftermath of an event, what is less known is the far-reaching and negative financial impacts of both personal injuries and structural damage. Discovering the impact of a blast event requires an in-depth look at the trickle-down and oftentimes continuous financial costs of the incident.