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Winter Protection for Confined Spaces
Nov 6th 2018

Winter Protection for Confined Spaces

COLD WEATHER DANGERS A winterized workplace safety culture will be aware of the season’s unique safety hazards. Any workplace that has slip, trip, and fall hazards, falling object hazards, or fire hazards in normal weather conditions will still have those hazards when the weather gets colder. A danger unique to cold, wet, and windy conditions are cold stress hazards, which can take the fo … read more
Workplace Hearing Protection: What to Wear in Your Work Environment
Oct 24th 2018

Workplace Hearing Protection: What to Wear in Your Work Environment

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. As many as 40 million adults under the age of 70 may have some form of hearing loss in one or both of their ears as a result of noise, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Hearing loss can affect anyone instantly or over time, and while it can’t be fixed, it’s preventable. It’s a great time to drop by … read more
Fire Safety: 12 Ways to Keep Your Workplace Safe
Oct 8th 2018

Fire Safety: 12 Ways to Keep Your Workplace Safe

Workplace fires and explosions cost businesses money in property damage and worker’s compensation claims and are the highest workplace accident casualty rate. There are OSHA safety products and standards that guard against fire hazards and fatalities, but these workplace fire prevention tips can also keep everyone safe. Keep Equipment Accessible Electrical control panels, sprinklers, fir … read more
Fall Safety Awareness Week
Sep 24th 2018

Fall Safety Awareness Week

We’ve all stumbled, tripped, and fallen before. One minute, we’re thinking of something else or not looking at where we’re going, and the next we have a bruised shin thanks to an uneven surface, staircase, or patch of ice. When it comes to falls from significant heights—which construction, transportation, healthcare support, cleaning, and maintenance workers are particularly vulnerable to—the r … read more
Our September Black Friday Sale Has Something for Everyone
Sep 13th 2018

Our September Black Friday Sale Has Something for Everyone

Why are we having a Black Friday sale in September? At PK Safety, we believe safety is a year-round consideration. If you need to stock up on or replace some of your safety equipment, we want you to be able to do it affordably. Our September Black Friday sale is our way of thanking you for keeping safety in mind, year-round. No matter what industry you’re in or what kind of spaces in whic … read more
How to Stay Safe Working in Manholes: Safety Tips & Equipment
Aug 27th 2018

How to Stay Safe Working in Manholes: Safety Tips & Equipment

Manholes are dangerous places to work, not only because they’re confined spaces, but also because of the danger to health and safety unique to the site. Municipal Sewer & Water magazine published the article Safety Tips for Working In and Around Manholes, and our safety experts think it has some great advice for workers; here are some things you need to know about manhole safety. Take Pro … read more
How to Calibrate Multi-Gas Detectors
Aug 20th 2018

How to Calibrate Multi-Gas Detectors

Multi-gas detectors and other detection technologies are crucial to minimizing injury and illness in the workplace. A lot of hazardous atmospheric conditions can’t be detected through human senses alone, and equipment that can test the air in a confined space can mean the difference between life and death. However, equipment alone can’t protect lives unless workers are properly trained in using … read more
Air Quality Tests: How to Detect Toxic Mold
Aug 10th 2018

Air Quality Tests: How to Detect Toxic Mold

A mold outbreak may be expensive if it does a lot of damage, can spread easily once it’s established, and has potential health implications. It’s also impossible to prevent mold from getting into a building in the first place; it can come in on clothes, pets, HVAC systems, packaging materials, and windows and doors. The good news is that what we call “toxic mold” isn’t truly toxic or pois … read more
What Are OSHA Requirements for Gas Detectors in Confined Spaces?
Aug 9th 2018

What Are OSHA Requirements for Gas Detectors in Confined Spaces?

In many workplaces, including those in the oil and natural gas industries, confined spaces are job hazards. They present some of the most dangerous places to be when something goes wrong, and can become sites for lethal accidents. Properly monitoring a confined space for gas is an important step in protecting workers, but there’s a right way to do it. Here are things to keep in mind when you us … read more
PK Safety Partners With MSA
Jul 15th 2018

PK Safety Partners With MSA

Like PK Safety, MSA’s mission is to keep workers and workplaces safe. That’s why it made sense to partner up and promote their innovative confined space entry and fall protection products that are easy to use and extremely durable. “MSA has a very long history of making sure workers come home safely at the end of the day,” said David Yaffe, MSA Industrial Safety and Fall Protection Specia … read more
Using PPE Inspection Procedures to Stay Safe
Jul 8th 2018

Using PPE Inspection Procedures to Stay Safe

Are you and your employees safe at work? Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical for a wide range of jobs across different industries. It includes everything from harnesses to headlamps and vertex helmets. What many companies don’t realize about PPE is that it should be inspected in detail once a year (or after any exceptional event, such as a fall). Along with ensuring compliance, this … read more
Sizzlin’ Summer Promotion
Jun 19th 2018

Sizzlin’ Summer Promotion

The hottest season of the year has just started. If you’re in a job that gets really hot or you’re just trying to do some projects around the home while the days are long, you probably know how unforgiving the sun and heat can be. We know that getting too hot can affect your productivity and safety while you’re at work, but we also know that the right gear for the job can make working a little … read more