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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
When should I change my respirator filter?
Apr 22nd 2020

When should I change my respirator filter?

When using a respirator or N95 facemask on the job, you will need to replace your respirator filter or cartridge from time to time to make sure your respirator is working properly. At PK Safety, we get this question quite a bit, “When do I change my respirator filter?” The truth is that there is no one right answer. The lifespan of your filter or cartridge depends on how often you’re using your … read more
Frequently Asked Questions about LEL Gas
Apr 6th 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about LEL Gas

Understanding the lower explosive limits (LEL) of combustible gases is crucial when it comes to protecting the health and safety of your employees. As a construction worker, maintenance professional or someone that works in confined spaces, you need to be aware of the LELs of certain hazardous gases, while measuring the amount of gas in the air as a percentage of the total volume using a gas mo … read more
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 il … 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