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Made in the USA Favorites
Jun 26th 2019

Made in the USA Favorites

As we get closer to Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, we’re taking a moment to celebrate this great nation of ours and why it’s important to buy safety products made in the USA. In addition to supporting local and domestic businesses, safety products made in America tend to be more durable and reliable than those made abroad. Learn more about why you should always buy safety product … read more
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What Is the Best FR Clothing?
Jun 18th 2019

What Is the Best FR Clothing?

When it comes to choosing the right flame-resistant clothing for you and your employees, you need to make sure that you’re investing in quality materials that can stand the test of time. Not all FR clothing brands offer the same level of quality. Your employees should feel comfortable in their FR clothing to make sure they stay safe on the job. If you choose poorly made FR clothing, you could put … read more
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Ventilation in Confined Spaces
Jun 7th 2019

Ventilation in Confined Spaces

When it comes to working in confined spaces, such as basements, attics, tunnels, ducts, and pipes, you need to provide a certain amount of ventilation to prevent respiratory problems and other health issues. If oxygen levels get too low, you could put the health and safety of your employees at risk. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines confined spaces as, “[spac … read more
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GRIT: Built for Durability and Safety
Jun 7th 2019

GRIT: Built for Durability and Safety

When it comes to flame resistant clothing, you have a lot of options to choose from. But some FR clothing and safety products are better than others. If you invest in quality FR products, you and your team will have the right tools to stay safe on the job, and you’ll be better equipped to handle the task at hand. Just like better quality wrenches work better and last longer, the same philosoph … read more
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How to Protect Employees from Workplace Falls
May 30th 2019

How to Protect Employees from Workplace Falls

When your workers are working off the ground, there’s always a chance they could fall and injure themselves. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2016 alone — a 7% increase from 2015. From secure harnesses to reliable hard hats, you need to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your employees from workplace falls … read more
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2019 Silica Dust Rules and Regulations
May 2nd 2019

2019 Silica Dust Rules and Regulations

Understanding OSHA’s Latest Silica Dust Regulations If you work in the construction or manufacturing industries, you should be well aware of the dangers of silica dust, commonly found in plaster, drywall, heavy equipment, and other construction zones. Inhaling the dust can lead to a range of respiratory problems, including shortness of breath, chest pains, difficulty breathing, silicosis, and … read more
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PK Safety's In-house Calibration and Repair Services
Apr 22nd 2019

PK Safety's In-house Calibration and Repair Services

Gas monitor calibration is a must if your employees are working in a confined space or around dangerous gasses and chemicals. The gas monitor is designed to alert you and your colleagues if gas readings reach unsafe levels, which could endanger you and the lives of your employees. But these monitors are prone to errors. You need to calibrate your gas monitor on a regular basis to make sure it’ … read more
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Don't Be a Hot Head: Accessories to Keep You Cool Above The Shoulders
Apr 18th 2019

Don't Be a Hot Head: Accessories to Keep You Cool Above The Shoulders

As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to keep your employees cool on the job. Excessive heat either indoors or out can lead to a range of physical and mental symptoms. If your staff needs to work long hours in the blazing sun or a steamy warehouse, you need to provide the proper equipment to make sure they stay cool and comfortable on the job. Learn more about common heat-related illnes … read more
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Importance of UL Classification in Safety Products
Mar 27th 2019

Importance of UL Classification in Safety Products

Safety products need to be tested and approved before they’re sold to the public. One of the organizations responsible for testing and approving these kinds of products is Underwriters Laboratories, a non-profit testing facility headquartered in Northwood, Illinois. This organization runs a range of diagnostic tests to make sure these products are up to industry standards. UL classified produ … read more
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 Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up
Mar 13th 2019

Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up

Chris Massey, PK Safety's Vice President of Sales, put our  GRIT FR workwear to the test — asking numerous folks to wear the garments multiple times, running the clothing through his own washer and dryer, and then collecting lint samples. So far, all are holding up great. "I have personally worn some of these items outside of work and have not had any issues," he sai … read more
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OSHA’s Recent Standard Update to Clothing Labels
Mar 1st 2019

OSHA’s Recent Standard Update to Clothing Labels

OSHA has made six changes to NFPA 2112-2018 that will be important for industrial workers. These updates will help ensure that FR gear will perform properly and as claimed in the event of exposure to fire. Here are changes that will help workers stay safe in oil protection and other industries where fires are a common hazard. Flash Fire Terminology The biggest change in the standard … read more
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Dangers of Gas Detection in Cold Weather
Feb 14th 2019

Dangers of Gas Detection in Cold Weather

For people in North America, especially the northern regions, this time of year marks a shift in weather and working conditions. When leaves start changing colors, people start to gather firewood and homeowners begin winterizing because they know what the temperatures will soon be. In an article written for Safety+Health magazine, published by the National Safety Council, Analisa Harangozo of P … read more