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 What You Need to Know When Purchasing Gas Monitors for Your Business
Jan 7th 2020

What You Need to Know When Purchasing Gas Monitors for Your Business

When most people think of gas detection, they probably picture petroleum production facilities. However, oil and gas workers aren’t the only ones that need to keep an eye on the air quality: putting on personal protective equipment like portable gas detectors is a part of the workday for sewage treatment plant workers, maintenance engineers, firefighters, and many other workers across a variety … read more
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Which Respirators Protect Against Mold and Asbestos?
Jan 2nd 2020

Which Respirators Protect Against Mold and Asbestos?

Exposure to mold and asbestos can wreak havoc on your health. Encountering these substances can lead to a range of health concerns. Breathing in asbestos can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, while exposure to mold can lead to throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, coughing and other respiratory issues, and skin irritation.As an employer or someone at risk of encounte … read more
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 What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline?
Dec 30th 2019

What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline?

Fall protection is crucial for any job where you’re working at heights. Fall protection equipment has made significant improvements over the years, which means safer workplaces. Among those advances are improvements in self-retracting lifelines, which have helped workers in a variety of industries stay safe. What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline? Fall arresters, retracting lanyards, fall a … read more
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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
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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 … read more
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When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed Gas Detection Systems
Dec 9th 2019

When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed Gas Detection Systems

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 b … read more
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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
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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
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How to Re-Calibrate a Gas Detector - Gas Detector Calibration
Nov 19th 2019

How to Re-Calibrate a Gas Detector - Gas Detector Calibration

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 Sa … read more
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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
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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 pur … read more
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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 empl … read more