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Are N95 Masks Reusable?
Mar 30th 2020

Are N95 Masks Reusable?

The recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has created a lot of changes to how daily lives are lived and medical personnel perform their jobs. The shortage of N95 respirators has happened before (SARS, MERS, etc.), just not on this scale. The CDC does not recommend that the general public wears N95 respirators as protection from COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases: the best way to prevent illne … read more
 What are the Best Resources for Small Businesses Responding to Coronavirus?
Mar 27th 2020

What are the Best Resources for Small Businesses Responding to Coronavirus?

The 2019 outbreak of Coronavirus has changed the way we live our daily lives. These changes definitely affect businesses—everything from travel to in-person interactions has changed to prevent further virus transmission. It’s important for businesses of all sizes to know how to respond to the virus as soon as possible: here are some of the best and most up-to-date online resources for small busine … read more
How We're Navigating COVID-19
Mar 17th 2020

How We're Navigating COVID-19

To our valued customers,We hope you are well. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) increases its impact on our communities, we want to briefly update you on the steps we’re taking to protect the health and well-being of our employees while continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers as our top priorities. Our business continuity plans have been well prepared and are being implemented. We … read more
What Are the Best Options for Multi-Task Gloves?
Mar 16th 2020

What Are the Best Options for Multi-Task Gloves?

Just as the name implies, multi-task gloves should be designed for multiple applications. These gloves are a crucial part of your business, but you need to make sure you find the right safety workwear for the task at hand. Whether you’re working with slick, messy equipment, trying to stay warm in the cold, or directing traffic late at night, you can find the right multi-task gloves right here at P … read more
New FR Cargo Pants and Color Selections by GRIT, PK Safety’s Exclusive Line of FR Workwear
Mar 9th 2020

New FR Cargo Pants and Color Selections by GRIT, PK Safety’s Exclusive Line of FR Workwear

There’s nothing like feeling safe and comfortable at work. That’s why we’re excited to announce the release our new GRIT Flame Retardant (FR) cargo pants new color selections. GRIT is PK Safety’s exclusive line of FR clothing for hardworking professionals. All GRIT products are UL (Underwriters Laboratories) classified, which means they’ve been thoroughly inspected and approved by a lice … read more
FAQs of Fall Safety in Manholes
Mar 9th 2020

FAQs of Fall Safety in Manholes

Working in or around manholes comes with plenty of risks. One of your employees may fall down the hole or they may need help getting back up to the surface. Your team may also encounter hazardous substances down in the sewer, such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, and methane. Oxygen and airflow will likely be limited, so you need to make sure you and your team can breathe easy when working in … read more
What Do N95 and P100 Respirator Ratings Mean?
Mar 2nd 2020

What Do N95 and P100 Respirator Ratings Mean?

If you and your team need to wear respirators on the job, it helps to have a means of comparing the relative protection between different respirators and filters. These ratings are designed to help protect you and your workers from different sets of airborne hazards. Sawdust and particles containing asbestos fibers are not the same. Neither should we use the same filter. If you use the wrong type … read more
The ABCD's of Fall Safety
Feb 13th 2020

The ABCD's of Fall Safety

You can never be too careful when it comes to fall safety. Protecting your fellow workers from possible falls, slips, and trips when they’re working on elevated surfaces or around holes in the ground is just too important. Falls are the most common type of workplace injury. Protect your employees by making sure they have the right fall safety equipment.Fall protection requirements vary from job si … read more
Respiratory Basics: N95 vs P100
Feb 4th 2020

Respiratory Basics: N95 vs P100

For a lot of job sites, safety masks and respirators are an essential piece of PPE. The lungs are delicate, important organs that are hard to repair if they get damaged, and inhaling the wrong chemical can have devastating effects on other areas of the body as well. Protect yourself from invisible airborne particles by investing in a respirator or mask suited to your job.How Masks and Respirators … read more
The Best EMS Carbon Monoxide Detectors for EMTs and First Responders
Jan 28th 2020

The Best EMS Carbon Monoxide Detectors for EMTs and First Responders

Carbon monoxide poisoning remains all too common throughout the U.S. Fire smoke, portable generators, gas stoves, water heaters, pumps, blowers, and other gas-powered equipment can easily lead to dangerous and deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.As an EMT, first responder, or ambulance driver, it’s important to be aware of the risks and warning signs associated with carbon monoxide. You may encounter … read more
What Size Ventilation Unit is Needed for My Confined Space?
Jan 22nd 2020

What Size Ventilation Unit is Needed for My Confined Space?

Breathing is an automatic process and a part of our everyday lives, but we don’t think too much about it until we need to. Improper ventilation in a confined space means that workers may breathe in gases and toxins that can cause illness and death. The proper sizing of a blower unit can help you comply with confined space ventilation requirements.When Does Confined Space Ventilation Matter?Confine … read more
How to Stay Warm During Winter Storms?
Jan 16th 2020

How to Stay Warm During Winter Storms?

Winter storms can wreak havoc on your local community, but you still have a job to do. If you and your team need to step out in the cold, you’ll need outdoor winter work clothes to keep you warm, including insulating gloves, protective goggles for harsh, icy winds, and high-visibility clothing to keep your team safe and seen at night. Learn about some of the best clothes for working outside in win … read more