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Hierarchy of Controls for Confined Space
Jul 28th 2021

Hierarchy of Controls for Confined Space

Confined spaces may be difficult and dangerous to work in, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take steps to make these areas more comfortable or safer. An abundance of caution is always going to be a great tool, but sometimes the easiest and safest thing to do is get rid of hazards contained within the space completely. If that’s not possible, there are more steps to take in the form of the hier … read more
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Differences Between Bump Caps and Hard Hats
Jul 28th 2021

Differences Between Bump Caps and Hard Hats

Thousands of workers sustain head injuries at work every year, and those injuries can result in time away from work and even death. However, a lot of those injuries happened in industries outside of construction or places where hard hats are required. One of the challenges that workplaces and employers face is not understanding the risks of the job and what kind of PPE is required. While hard hats … read more
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What’s Your Confined Space Fall Rescue Plan?
Jul 22nd 2021

What’s Your Confined Space Fall Rescue Plan?

Work done in confined spaces and high places has something in common: the need for fall protection equipment. This gear can help workers avoid falling in the first place, arrest their fall so they don’t hit a lower level, and keep them in place until they can be brought back up. But PPE is the last line of defense in the event of an accident and should be a part of a complete fall rescue pla … read more
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Worker Safety During Wildfire Cleanup
Jul 22nd 2021

Worker Safety During Wildfire Cleanup

The dangers of a wildfire don’t end once it’s extinguished. Cleaning up after a natural disaster is dangerous, and cleanup workers need to be prepared for any hazards they might encounter: you don’t want to make recovery longer or harder by getting seriously hurt. In addition to having the proper wildfire personal protective equipment, follow these safety tips to avoid the potential hazards … read more
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Product Spotlight: RKI 04 Series and GasWatch 3
Jul 21st 2021

Product Spotlight: RKI 04 Series and GasWatch 3

At PK Safety, we regularly add new products to meet the demands of the working professionals we serve. We're proud and excited to introduce the latest devices from RKI Instruments, a trusted gas detection brand we've carried for years.  Both the RKI 04 Series single gas monitors and RKI GasWatch 3 are compact and highly dependable, which cuts down on the amount of heavy gear you need … read more
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How Long Do My Respirator Filters Last?
Jun 29th 2021

How Long Do My Respirator Filters Last?

Being able to breathe without inhaling dangerous particulates and vapors is crucial to respiratory safety. Many of workers using respirators for jobs involving construction, often wonder how long their respirator filters last before they should be replaced. The actual answer is “it depends,” but that’s because much of it is relative to the environment in which they are being … read more
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Wildfire Safety: Ways to Reduce Smoke Exposure
Jun 29th 2021

Wildfire Safety: Ways to Reduce Smoke Exposure

Climate change is driving extreme weather and drought across the U.S. The number of major wildfires continues to increase year after year. Both man-made and natural, these fires pose a threat to public safety, especially in western states. Burning wood and organic materials releases microscope particles into the air, which can get into your eyes, mouth, and lungs. If you live in an area prone to w … read more
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How to Properly Insert Ear Plugs
Jun 2nd 2021

How to Properly Insert Ear Plugs

Loud noises on the worksite are irritating and dangerous. Short-term exposure to very loud worksite sounds can cause permanent nerve damage to the inner ear and hearing loss. Ear plugs are just one piece of hearing protection PPE that can be used to protect your ears—when worn properly, they can be used in noise up to 110 dB (roughly the noise level of a chainsaw, leaf blower, or snowmobile). T … read more
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Tips on Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer
May 17th 2021

Tips on Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer

Whether it’s your busiest season or business as usual, hot summer temperatures mean a new set of workplace challenges. Workers are feeling sluggish and unmotivated, and the risk of heat-related illnesses is constantly looming no matter where you’re working. While technically there aren’t OSHA standards specifically for heat exposure, employers must provide safe conditions, appropriate summer … read more
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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 spl … 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