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Why Do Winter Months Hold Highest Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Dec 13th 2019

Why Do Winter Months Hold Highest Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

As a colorless, odorless gas, carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer.” Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can lead to a range of health effects and illnesses, including headaches, dizziness, vomiting, unconsciousness, and even death. This is what’s known as carbon monoxide poisoning.Risk of carbon monoxide poisoning tends to be highest during the winter months. All over the country … read more
What Is the Proper Way to Size a Respirator?
Dec 10th 2019

What Is the Proper Way to Size a Respirator?

Respirators are designed to protect you from all sorts of potential airborne hazards, including lead and silica dust, mold, asbestos, and toxic gases. But a respirator mask won’t protect you from these hazards if it doesn’t fit your face properly. If there is any distance between the mask and the sides of your face, these toxins and hazards could easily slip inside the face mask.Exposure to these … read more
When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed System Gas Detector
Dec 9th 2019

When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed System Gas Detector

When it comes to monitoring and detecting hazardous gases like carbon monoxide, chlorine, nitrogen dioxide, and phosgene (for example), there are two kinds of monitors: portable gas monitors and fixed system gas monitors. The user will wear a portable gas monitor on their lapel, or near what’s known as the breathing zone when working in potentially hazardous environments. Another choice would be a … read more
PK Safety Raises $340 Towards Movember
Dec 2nd 2019

PK Safety Raises $340 Towards Movember

PK Safety is proud to have participated in Movember this year! Movember is the leading charity combating men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancers, as well as mental health. Mo' Money For The Movember CauseDuring the month of November, we offered a discount code for $5 off and free shipping on orders $99 or more. For every code used, we vowed to donate $5 towards the … read more
How to Properly Fit and Adjust a Fall Arrest Harness
Nov 21st 2019

How to Properly Fit and Adjust a Fall Arrest Harness

Wearing and adjusting a fall arrest harness is an important part of your job if you plan on working above ground level, such as on the side of a tower, ledge, or elevated platform. Everyone on your team should feel confident about putting on and adjusting their harness to prevent accidents and falls on the job. Knowing how to properly adjust a harness will also help your team stay comfortable, … read more
How to Re-Calibrate a Gas Detector
Nov 19th 2019

How to Re-Calibrate a Gas Detector

There are lots of different options to consider when re-calibrating a gas monitor. Every gas detector is different, so re-calibrating all depends on what kind of monitor you’re working with.Re-calibration is essential when it comes to the health and safety of your employees. Gas monitors typically need to be re-calibrated every six months, according to The Occupational Safety and Health Administra … read more
New Wildfire Emergency Regulations Issued by the CAL/OSHA
Nov 12th 2019

New Wildfire Emergency Regulations Issued by the CAL/OSHA

Wildfires continue to wreak havoc throughout California and beyond. In response to the latest round of wildfires, California and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have enacted an emergency regulation that’s meant to protect outdoor workers from potentially dangerous wildfire smoke. It’s not just firefighters who have to worry about breathing in various toxins and smoke. Gard … read more
How to Layer FR Clothing
Nov 6th 2019

How to Layer FR Clothing

Temperatures are dropping as we head into the winter months. If your employees work with or near potential fire and arc flash hazards, you’ll need to protect your team and keep them warm at the same time. This usually means layering flame resistant (FR) clothing. FR clothing comes in all shapes and styles, but one garment may not be enough when it comes to staying warm in the field. For the purpos … read more
Which Respirators Are Facial Hair Friendly?
Oct 31st 2019

Which Respirators Are Facial Hair Friendly?

It’s almost No Shave November, or Movember as it’s often called, and that means many of your male employees may be sporting facial hair in the weeks to come. Some of your employees may already have thick beards and mustaches, but all that extra hair can be a hazard for those that need to wear respirators on the job, including those that work in construction, mining, and manufacturing. Your employe … read more
​What’s the Difference Between Class 1, 2, and 3 Safety Vests?
Oct 22nd 2019

​What’s the Difference Between Class 1, 2, and 3 Safety Vests?

When your team is in the field, your workers need to wear safety vests, or high-visibility vests. These vests are made with highly reflective materials that keep individual workers visible, especially at night. All safety vests are rated and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Safety vests are classified as Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3, based on the amount of both refl … read more
What Type of Respirator Should I Use for Silica?
Oct 17th 2019

What Type of Respirator Should I Use for Silica?

We make specific recommendations below, but first a little background... Working in the manufacturing or construction industries usually means working near what’s known as silica dust, or respirable crystalline silica, which is commonly found in and around construction and manufacturing sites. It’s created by cutting, grinding, drilling, or crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, mortar an … read more
Do Calibration Gases Have a Shelf Life?
Oct 14th 2019

Do Calibration Gases Have a Shelf Life?

When using a gas monitor, it’s important to make sure your monitor is properly calibrated, otherwise your readings may be inaccurate. To properly calibrate your monitor, you’ll need to use a concentration of the gas you’re trying to detect. The test gas typically comes in disposable or nonrefillable cylinders that either made of steel or aluminum. This is also known as a calibration gas or span ga … read more