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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
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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