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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, a … 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. If … 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
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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 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 us … 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