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Basic Safety Measures When Working With Suspended Scaffolding
Dec 3rd 2021

Basic Safety Measures When Working With Suspended Scaffolding

The construction industry is one of the biggest in any country. One of the many responsibilities of an employer is to look after the safety and wellbeing of their employees. Workers that are confident in their skill and trust that their security is a priority will be more effective in their duties. The first step of accident prevention is knowing the danger, so scaffolding training should be consi … read more
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What is Required for a Proper Lockout Tagout Program?
Dec 2nd 2021

What is Required for a Proper Lockout Tagout Program?

You wouldn’t work on the underside of a car without making sure that the engine isn’t going to start or it’s securely on a jack. Why would you trust machinery to be off and safe when working on it? Lockout tagout procedures (LOTO) are processes that keep employees safe while they’re repairing machines. A lockout tagout procedure is important because it involves preventing machines or e … read more
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What Are the Risks of Leading and Sharp Edge Situations In Fall Protection?
Dec 2nd 2021

What Are the Risks of Leading and Sharp Edge Situations In Fall Protection?

Being far above the ground is a hazard all on its own, but it’s not the only hazard that comes with elevated work. Sharp and leading edges are some of the biggest hazards that can affect fall protection. Sharp edges are edges that aren’t completely rounded and have the potential to completely sever most lifelines. A leading edge is any situation where a worker is exposed to a potential fall … read more
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5 Ways to Keep Your Hands Safe in the Workplace This Winter
Nov 16th 2021

5 Ways to Keep Your Hands Safe in the Workplace This Winter

Cold weather can be dangerous even if you’re not working outside. For workers in some industries that deal with snowstorms and other hazardous winter weather conditions, these problems can get especially bad. Cold weather means an increased risk of hand injuries, whether directly related to the cold or as a side effect that prevents workers from doing their jobs safely. These five tips will help y … read more
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Which Respiratory Protection Should You Choose?
Nov 16th 2021

Which Respiratory Protection Should You Choose?

Finding the right respiratory protection depends on the types of hazards present in the job site. Respirators work by either filtering particles from the air, absorbing certain chemicals (purifying) from the air, or supplying clean air from an outside source. Here are some respiratory protection options to choose from. Particulate respirators filter out dust, fumes (metal vapors), and mi … read more
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Do You Know Your Worker Rights and Protections?
Oct 29th 2021

Do You Know Your Worker Rights and Protections?

It’s a federal law for employers create safe workplaces. According to OSHA, employers must keep workplaces free of known health and safety hazards, and provide protections where it’s not reasonable to avoid those hazards. Just because it’s a federal requirement doesn’t guarantee that your workplace will make sure your employer complies, which is why you as a worker have rights of your ow … read more
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Gas Detector Comparison: GX3R Vs Multi-Gas Clip
Oct 11th 2021

Gas Detector Comparison: GX3R Vs Multi-Gas Clip

Both the  RKI GX-3R 4 Gas Confined Space Monitor and Gas Clip Technologies Multi-Gas Clip can be used to measure oxygen, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide in the field. If you need help choosing between the the two, use the following guide to select the best option for you and your team. Gas Monitor Size The GX-3R is known as the industry’s smallest gas monitor, measuring … read more
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National Protect Your Hearing Month
Oct 5th 2021

National Protect Your Hearing Month

For a lot of places in the U.S., October means cooler weather, tricks, and treats. For the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and organizations like PK Safety, though, it also means National Protect Your Hearing Month. The goal of this month is to educate people about preventing noise-induced hearing loss. While you might wear hearing protection at a loud job site, are you also b … read more
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What do you do with your single-use gas monitor once it expires?
Sep 13th 2021

What do you do with your single-use gas monitor once it expires?

Single-use gas monitors don’t last forever. Like a lot of devices, they have a usable life at which point they stop working as effectively. While your monitor might still turn on after its expiration date, it’s safest not to use it: there’s no room for error when it comes to gas detection monitors, which protect workers from dangerous atmospheric hazards that can cause long-term injury, illness … read more
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What’s the shelf life of common calibration gases?
Sep 13th 2021

What’s the shelf life of common calibration gases?

Calibration gas can expire just like food, and just like expired food, expired gas can cause major problems. The cylinders of gas that are used for bump testing and calibration are a crucial part of ensuring that gas monitors perform as they should to keep workers safe. Test gases come in disposable cylinders in set amounts and concentrations that get used to calibrate gas detection equipment. … read more
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Automate your Gas Detection Process with Honeywell's E3Point Gas Detector
Sep 8th 2021

Automate your Gas Detection Process with Honeywell's E3Point Gas Detector

The Honeywell E3Point Gas Detector is designed to help your team work smarter by automating the gas detection process. It uses advanced technology to increase the reach of your gas detectors while maintaining the efficacy of your equipment. It can even help you save money on your utilities by regulating your HVAC system and utilities. These products work with all different types of gas detec … read more
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First Aid Kit Requirements and Workplace First Aid Kit Checklist
Sep 1st 2021

First Aid Kit Requirements and Workplace First Aid Kit Checklist

First aid kits are a must-have item for just about every workplace, regardless of industry or threats. Despite PPE and an abundance of caution, accidents can still happen that lead to injuries and illnesses. A first aid kit, at least one person that knows how to administer first aid, and workplace requirements can help avoid major mishaps. Start with the OSHA or equivalent standards and work fr … read more