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Key Features to Consider When Choosing a Gas Detector for Your Needs

Key Features to Consider When Choosing a Gas Detector for Your Needs

Wireless systems with fleet monitoring capabilities. Multi-gas detection with diffusion sampling. Smart sensors with data storage. Automated bump testing. The advancements in gas detection technology have made it easier to make smarter and safer decisions to mitigate potentially perilous situations. But while these may have taken away much of the guesswork in ensuring more secure working environments, they may have also made choosing the appropriate device for your needs a more complicated pro …
Feb 26th 2024 PK Safety Team
How to Safely Remove Vermiculite Insulation

How to Safely Remove Vermiculite Insulation

Once a popular insulation material in the mid-20th century, vermiculite has become a known health hazard due to its potential asbestos content. As workplace safety experts, we recognize the significance of handling vermiculite insulation cautiously. Below, we delve into the risks associated with vermiculite insulation and share tips on safe removal.Is vermiculite insulation dangerous, and what precautions should be taken? The lightweight, fire-resistant, odorless, and permeable material t …
Jan 8th 2024 PK Safety Team
Gas Detector Accessories: Enhancing Performance and Usability With Docking Stations and Hibernation Cases

Gas Detector Accessories: Enhancing Performance and Usability With Docking Stations and Hibernation Cases

Over the years, the advancements in gas detection systems have been impressive. Multiple sensors for simultaneous detection of hazardous agents. Wireless data transmission. Smart alarms. These innovations have made gas detectors indispensable tools in industries where the presence of toxic gases is part of the daily grind. But did you know they can be even better? In this article, we explore two game-changing gas detector accessories and how they can enhance the performance and usability of …
Jan 4th 2024 PK Safety Team
Preventing CO Poisoning at Worksites

Preventing CO Poisoning at Worksites

You can’t see it. You taste it. You can’t even smell it. Carbon monoxide (CO) creeps up on you. And when you finally notice its ill effects, it could be too late. Each year, hundreds of workers in the United States fall prey to this colorless, odorless, poisonous gas – tragically losing their lives to something completely preventable. In this article, we’ll provide you with the practical steps for making your workplace safe from CO poisoning and other atmospheric hazards.Install gas monitors …
Jan 2nd 2024 PK Safety Team
Best Practices for Fixed Gas Detector Installation: Placement, Location, and Maintenance

Best Practices for Fixed Gas Detector Installation: Placement, Location, and Maintenance

The reliability and accuracy of gas monitors depend on where you place them. Keep reading to learn about optimal fixed gas detector placement and location. Fixed gas detectors play a critical role in ensuring safe environments in various industries and commercial establishments. When properly installed and maintained, these detection systems can provide early warnings of gas leaks, allowing for timely evacuation and other prompt corrective actions. For example, an article written in Manuf …
Dec 28th 2023 PK Safety Team
PK Safety: Elite/Platinum Authorized Partner of Honeywell Gas Detection Products

PK Safety: Elite/Platinum Authorized Partner of Honeywell Gas Detection Products

We’re thrilled to announce our new status as an Elite/Platinum authorized distributor of Honeywell gas detection products. This alliance underscores our shared commitment to offering best-in-class gas detection equipment, giving customers easier access to the most innovative safety solutions. This exclusive designation allows us to offer you a broader range of Honeywell safety solutions and expert support.Honeywell’s legacy of innovation, along with PK Safety’s experience of over 75 years in wor …
Dec 21st 2023 PK Safety Team
Levels of Mold Remediation: Understanding the Stages of Mold

Levels of Mold Remediation: Understanding the Stages of Mold

Mold is a common household fungus that can grow in indoor and outdoor environments. While some types of mold are harmless, others can pose serious health risks, especially for individuals with allergies or respiratory sensitivities. Additionally, untreated mold growth can cause damage to properties, making it essential to address mold infestations promptly. In this article, we’ll discuss the different levels of mold remediation to help you safely and effectively address the issue.What are t …
Dec 11th 2023 PK Safety Team
Top 10 Gas Monitors for Confined Spaces

Top 10 Gas Monitors for Confined Spaces

Explore the best gas monitors for confined spaces. Our top 10 picks feature versatile and feature-packed devices to keep workers safe from hazardous gases. Over the years, confined space gas detection has witnessed tremendous advances. However, confined space gas monitoring is more than finding a reliable device with the most innovative features. To find the most appropriate device for the job, reviewing and understanding workers’ needs and the spaces they’ll be working in is paramount. …
Dec 4th 2023 PK Safety Team
Gearing Up for Winter with PPE from PIP

Gearing Up for Winter with PPE from PIP

Employees should wear insulating, waterproof personal protective equipment (PPE) when working outside in the cold. PIP makes winter PPE for hardworking professionals, including warming vests, liners, and durable, high-visibility outer layers for staying dry. These items should be maintained and replaced as needed to remain effective. Working outdoors in cold temperatures can put your health and safety at risk. The human body will start to shut down when it runs out of heat, leading to h …
Nov 13th 2023 PK Safety Team
Common Gas Detector Issues and How to Troubleshoot Them

Common Gas Detector Issues and How to Troubleshoot Them

Gas detection equipment won’t last forever. Many sensors typically need to be replaced every two to three years as the components degrade over time. Cross-sensitivity to non-target gases can also lead to inaccurate results, including positive and negative readings. Gas detection issues can lead to a false sense of security. These devices can malfunction for various reasons, leading to inaccurate readings and poor connectivity. All gas monitoring equipment naturally degrades over time, regar …
Oct 12th 2023 PK Safety Team