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Safety Stand-Down 2021: Fall Prevention Awarness
May 3rd 2021

Safety Stand-Down 2021: Fall Prevention Awarness

Out of 1,061 construction employee fatalities in 2019, 401 of them were preventable deaths caused by falls from elevation. OSHA's 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction event was created to raise awareness and stop injuries and fatalities from falls across the country. This year, the event takes place from May 3-7, 2021.What is a Safety Stand-Down?A Safety Stan … read more
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Guide to Selecting Safety Gloves
Apr 21st 2021

Guide to Selecting Safety Gloves

Your hands are one of your most valuable tools, so picking the right safety gloves for your job is crucial for hand protection. You may feel overwhelmed with all the options out there, so consider these factors to help find the gloves that best fit your needs. Chemicals Chemical hazards come in many forms, which makes the right PPE essential. Whether your hands are splashed or imm … read more
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Honeywell BW Gas Detection: Icon Series Spotlight
Mar 31st 2021

Honeywell BW Gas Detection: Icon Series Spotlight

PK Safety carries BW gas detectors because they’re well-made and trustworthy, but also aim to improve and innovate. We’re excited to carry the latest in their gas detection devices: the BW Icon Series portable multi-gas monitors.  The  Honeywell BW Icon 4-Gas Detector has a 2-year fixed life, so you won't need to replace sensors or batteries. This 4-gas detector simultane … read more
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3M Scholarship & Trade In Trade Up Programs
Feb 25th 2021

3M Scholarship & Trade In Trade Up Programs

PK Safety has been carrying top safety supply equipment and brands for years. We’re especially proud of our 3M Fall Protection and other PPE: 3M’s mission to develop new and innovative products and provide science-based answers to workplace and world safety issues makes them a brand we’re confident carrying. True to their mission, they have several programs available for anyone trying to be … read more
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What Does P100 Mean?
Feb 17th 2021

What Does P100 Mean?

Respirator filters are rated according to how much particulate matter they can reliably block and what environments they’re best suited for. This is why you’ll see respirators and filters with names like N95 or P100. The letter refers to how resistant the product is to oil, how tightly the material is woven, and the static charge contained in the material. The number represents the percentage of p … read more
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What symptoms can occur from carbon monoxide exposure?
Dec 17th 2020

What symptoms can occur from carbon monoxide exposure?

If you’re occupying a space where fuel is burned and fumes have an opportunity to build up, you’re at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is an odorless, colorless gas that’s hazardous to inhale, causing uncomfortable symptoms at low levels and death at higher levels. EMS, EMT, police and fire departments face this potential danger when responding to reports of flu-like illnesses or … read more
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Winterize Your Work Site and Avoid Injuries
Dec 17th 2020

Winterize Your Work Site and Avoid Injuries

As the rest of the world retreats indoors, some of us still have to go to work. Winter weather can be a danger to your employees in more ways than one. When spending time outdoors in cold or icy weather, you need to protect yourself from common hazards, such as frostbite, slips, falls, hypothermia, dehydration, cold stress, and even snow blindness. From everyday jobs to large-scale industrial o … read more
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Preparing for Wildfires During COVID
Nov 30th 2020

Preparing for Wildfires During COVID

Wildfires and pandemics are both bad on their own, but are especially bad when combined. How do you shelter from a wildfire while social distancing? Can wildfires be controlled if firefighters are exposed to COVID-19? How can you breathe safely with a coronavirus PPE shortage? If you live in a wildfire-prone area, plan ahead. Make kits full of safety supply essentials for both stayi … read more
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COVID Safety During the Holidays
Nov 3rd 2020

COVID Safety During the Holidays

People in the US and around the world are planning for the holidays. Some holiday traditions are being postponed, while others will look very different this year in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In general, you can stay safe by: Always wear a face mask, all times outside your of residence, unless and until you have arrived at your pod/family gathering Frequently washing … read more