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The Importance of Impact Protection in Safety Gloves
Aug 5th 2020

The Importance of Impact Protection in Safety Gloves

On the job, as in life, protecting your valuable hands is very important. That’s why many workers wear safety gloves when handling equipment or working in specific industries. However, most gloves do not come with impact protection. This extra layer of material protects your team from falling objects and equipment, as well as the condition known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). If your … read more
How to Select a Hard Hat or Helmet
Aug 3rd 2020

How to Select a Hard Hat or Helmet

Hard hats and helmets are essential when working near or around potential hazards in the workplace. They are commonly used to protect employees from falling objects, falls, excessive heat, and moving objects and machinery. The head is considered the most fragile part of the body, so every effort should be made to protect workers from occupational head injuries. However, there are many … read more
COVID Back to Work Guide
Jul 27th 2020

COVID Back to Work Guide

COVID-19 has impacted the world in numerous ways. Returning your workforce to on-site operations poses new challenges for your organization that you may not be prepared for. Knowing what is expected of you where OSHA is concerned can help you achieve greater peace of mind and guard the health and well-being of everyone at your company. The following COVID-19 reopening guidelines from OSHA can h … read more
Hierarchy of Fall Protection
Jul 6th 2020

Hierarchy of Fall Protection

No two work sites are the same, but for those industries that pose a fall hazard risk, a lot of the protections will look similar. However, some work sites require different types of fall protection equipment. Employers unsure of the exact solution for their job site will turn to the hierarchy of fall protection: a graded system that examines safety practices and data to help implement a fal … read more
Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Detectors Should Be Used When Disinfecting Workspaces
Jun 22nd 2020

Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Detectors Should Be Used When Disinfecting Workspaces

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) is often used to disinfect and decontaminate work environments, including classrooms, medical and manufacturing facilities, confined spaces, and other areas that are designed for prolonged human occupancy. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, all types of businesses will need to thoroughly disinfect their workspaces before bringing their employees back t … read more
The Ban on Respirator Mask Valves
Jun 22nd 2020

The Ban on Respirator Mask Valves

Wearing masks in public has become a crucial part of protection for COVID-19. Some states and major cities have made mask-wearing a requirement. “Masks” can mean handkerchiefs, specially designed cotton masks, or disposable masks (such as N95 respirators) as long as they cover your nose and mouth. However, some locations have banned masks with valves. What is a Mask Valve? Some masks … read more
Tips for Cleaning PPE During COVID-19
Jun 17th 2020

Tips for Cleaning PPE During COVID-19

Personal protective equipment is crucial for workers engaged in essential jobs. What’s even more important is making sure that PPE is properly cleaned and disinfected: while some protection is better than none, contaminated gear isn’t going to be as effective in protecting you. While cleaning protocol, when combined with proper equipment use and care, will greatly reduce the risk of conta … read more
 How to Spot a Fake N95 Mask
Jun 16th 2020

How to Spot a Fake N95 Mask

The COVID-19 crisis has left hospitals in a difficult position. More personal protective equipment is desperately needed, and while some protection is better than nothing, healthcare providers who work closely with coronavirus patients need an N95 mask rather than a surgical mask. Civil-grade, low-quality, or counterfeit masks just don’t offer the same protection for patients or providers, a … read more
Does Your Business Need Fixed or Portable LEL Gas Detectors?
May 22nd 2020

Does Your Business Need Fixed or Portable LEL Gas Detectors?

On May 16, 2020, 11 firefighters were hospitalized after responding to multiple buildings that caught fire after an explosion in downtown Los Angeles. Though officials are still investigating whether hazardous materials were involved, tragic incidents like these could potentially be avoided with the use of Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) detectors.  Depending on what type of business you con … read more
Suspension Trauma and Why Minutes Matter
May 13th 2020

Suspension Trauma and Why Minutes Matter

Properly used, fall protection equipment will prevent your workers from impacting the ground, but you still have to find a way to get them down from height. Every minute matters when it comes to rescuing one of your employees after a fall. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), "suspension in a fall arrest device can result in unconsciousness, followed by death, … read more
Staying Safe While Working From Home
Apr 29th 2020

Staying Safe While Working From Home

The coronavirus outbreak has changed the way that we live, play, and work in major ways. Businesses have OSHA, WHO, the CDC, and other local organizations to turn to for guidance on how to respond. If your company has chosen to have you work from home, PK Safety can get you the tools you need to deal with at-home hazards and problems at great sale prices.3M Peltor H10A Ear Muff Even if you’re … read more
What Makes AimSafety Portable Gas Monitors A Great Option For Gas Detection?
Apr 23rd 2020

What Makes AimSafety Portable Gas Monitors A Great Option For Gas Detection?

At PK Safety, we get a lot of questions about  AimSafety, a lesser-known gas detection equipment manufacturer. Despite making some of the finest portable monitors on the market today, AimSafety detection gear struggles with name recognition when compared to some of the leading competitors. Learn more about AimSafety gas monitors and how they compare to some better-known options on the ma … read more