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Summer Survival Guide

Summer Survival Guide

Summer presents plenty of hazards that require the attention of all workers. While the weather may appear pleasant, excess heat, rising temperatures, and too much sun exposure can put your health and safety at risk when working outdoors. Prepare for the hottest months of the year with our summer survival guide.Wear Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin Individuals working outside, regardless of duration, should wear sunscreen to protect themselves from sunburn, skin damage, and potentially skin …
Jun 15th 2023 PK Safety Team
10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

You can prevent wildfires by extinguishing flames before you leave the worksite. Avoid practicing activities that use flames or sparks on windy days or in drought conditions. And maintain your equipment to prevent overheating and engine failure. Wildfires are becoming increasingly common across the United States due to climate change and rising temperatures. The country experiences an average of 61,410 wildfires per year, with around 7.2 million acres impacted annually. One fire can lead to …
Jun 12th 2023 PK Safety Team
June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

June is recognized as National Safety Awareness Month in the United States, dedicated to raising awareness about important safety issues in the workplace. It was established by the National Safety Council (NSC), a non-profit public service organization committed to eliminating the leading causes of injury across various industries. According to the NSC, preventable injuries and accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. This year’s event spotlights four crucial safety topics …
May 30th 2023 PK Safety Team
EMS Week is May 15-21, 2023

EMS Week is May 15-21, 2023

Emergency Medical Services Week is held annually to highlight those who risk their lives by providing care to others. Crews must protect themselves on the job by looking out for biological hazards and preventing slips, trips, and falls. They should also use the proper safety equipment to detect potential hazards as they occur. The third week of May is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week across the U.S. President Gerald Ford created the week in the 1970s to raise public awaren …
May 11th 2023 PK Safety Team
When Do You Need Double Hearing Protection?

When Do You Need Double Hearing Protection?

Double hearing protection is needed in work environments with noises that exceed 100 decibels on average over an eight-hour shift. Workers can wear ear plugs underneath their protective earmuffs to stay safe in these situations. They should also test the noise level regularly to find out if this equipment is necessary based on the exposure level. Occupational hearing loss remains a persistent problem in work zones across the U.S. Many machines and industrial processes create loud noises …
May 11th 2023 PK Safety Team
Cannabis Gloves, PPE, and Safety

Cannabis Gloves, PPE, and Safety

The growing cannabis industry will need more protections for the growing number of workers it employs. Chemical, biological, physical, and occupational hazards abound at all stages of the industry. This means employers should invest in head-to-toe protection for new workers on top of following all the necessary OSHA requirements to keep them safe. Whether recreationally or medicinally, more and more states in the US are legalizing cannabis. This legalization has created more businesses and …
May 11th 2023 PK Safety Team
Protect Yourself from Fall Hazards in the Workplace

Protect Yourself from Fall Hazards in the Workplace

A fall hazard is any risk of injury involving above-ground, multi-level duties, or hazards on the job site that make workers prone to trips, slips or falls. Falls are dangerous and a frequent cause of fatal injuries, hospital trips, and worker’s compensation payouts. While fall hazards are present nearly everywhere, those working in industrial, construction, and tower-climbing jobs should be extra mindful. The most cited OSHA violation in the U.S. is fall protection compliance. In fact, the …
May 2nd 2023 PK Safety Team
Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Firefighters, police, farmers, and construction workers all have one thing in common. They rank among the most dangerous jobs in America. These professionals need to contend with all kinds of risks on the job, including vehicle collisions, equipment failures, slips, falls, and even heat stroke. Everyone must wear the proper safety equipment based on the task at hand to avoid getting hurt. Going to work can be dangerous for millions of Americans. While the safety of most workplaces has incre …
May 2nd 2023 PK Safety Team
Prevent Workplace Falls During National Safety Stand-Down Week May 1-5, 2023

Prevent Workplace Falls During National Safety Stand-Down Week May 1-5, 2023

It’s time for National Safety Stand-Down Week. From May 1 to May 5, 2023, OSHA encourages employers across industries prone to workplace fall hazards to set aside time to learn more about fall safety hazards and prevention. You can participate by hosting a Safety Stand-Down, using educational materials from participating organizations, and ensuring you have the correct PPE for work. The most crucial part of any workday, no matter what industry you’re in, starts with making sure you can …
Apr 27th 2023 PK Safety Team
April 28 is Workers Memorial Day

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day

Your job shouldn't cost your life, but for some, this has unfortunately been the case.  Workers Memorial Day is recognized globally on April 28 as a day of observance for workers who died or suffered from hazards at work. It also serves as an opportunity for us to think of ways to achieve safer and healthier workplaces. Safety should be everyone's responsibility. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the number of preventable work deaths increased 9% in 20 …
Apr 21st 2023 PK Safety Team