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Health Hazards in Agriculture and Methods of Protection
Feb 23rd 2018

Health Hazards in Agriculture and Methods of Protection

Spring is around the corner, and agricultural workers are getting ready for a new season of working long days in the field. Agricultural workers maintain crops and take care of livestock and usually perform their duties outdoors in various weather conditions. There are numerous health hazards that should be considered before starting work. Workers’ safety protection begins with engineering cont … read more
Bomb Cyclone: Put Your Cold Weather Protection On
Jan 12th 2018

Bomb Cyclone: Put Your Cold Weather Protection On

The coldest time of the year is upon us. 2018 started with a massive winter storm on the East Coast followed by brutally cold conditions. Wind chill warnings were issued in most of the East Coast states. Wind chill is based on the rate of heat loss from the exposed skin caused by wind and cold. As wind increases, it draws heat from the body and drives down internal body temperature. F … read more
How To Prepare Your Haws Outdoor Drinking Fountains and Bottle Fillers for Winter
Dec 11th 2017

How To Prepare Your Haws Outdoor Drinking Fountains and Bottle Fillers for Winter

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing, Haws Corp. During cold seasons, it is important that outdoor drinking fountains and bottle fillers are equipped for the potentially harsh winter weather. Many drinking fountains and bottle fillers are designed to withstand extreme climate conditions from an external durability standpoint, yet it is pertinent to ensure internal waterways do not freeze and creat … read more
How to Protect Employees from Severe Cold Weather Threats
Sep 21st 2017

How to Protect Employees from Severe Cold Weather Threats

Know the Risks Exposure to extremely low temperatures for an extended period of time may cause serious health problems and complications if protective measures have not been taken care of before starting work on a project in severe weather conditions. The most common symptoms of being affected by cold include memory loss, uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, numbness, whit … read more
The Danger of Cold Weather and Gas Detection
Mar 25th 2017

The Danger of Cold Weather and Gas Detection

By Matt Murdock, COO at Wind River Investments and Alert Plus, LLC Across the northern regions the leaves have changed color and fallen from the trees, the sound of chainsaws fills the forests as people gather firewood for the coming winter, and homeowners have begun winterizing their houses as temperatures drop. Mean winter temperatures in much of North America will go well be … read more
Weatherization: Home Safety Issues and Reducing Your Energy Bill
Dec 14th 2016

Weatherization: Home Safety Issues and Reducing Your Energy Bill

We recently learned about a nationwide program instituted by the U.S. Department of Energy that promotes the use of clean and sustainable energy through weatherization funding. It’s the Weatherization Assistance Program. This came to our attention when a couple of new customers approached us from community action groups that specifically carry out weatherization services. These customers purcha … read more
Hand Warmers: Take the Warmth With You
Nov 18th 2016

Hand Warmers: Take the Warmth With You

It is cold in most parts of the U.S. Some areas of the country are more susceptible to severe cold weather than others. Also, some types of outdoor jobs require extra effort to stay warm. These areas include wilderness, parks and forest services, conservation and environmental industry, construction, petroleum and chemical industry, meatpacking, fishing and fish processing, and farming. A … read more
Waterproof vs. Water-Resistant: How to Choose Rainwear
Oct 26th 2016

Waterproof vs. Water-Resistant: How to Choose Rainwear

Have you ever felt like you are lost in a jungle of raingear not sure what to choose? Understanding the difference between waterproof and water-resistant work wear will allow you navigate easier and solve your next rain gear challenge like a pro. 2 Types of Weather Protection Gear Although many jackets offer some level of water protection, if you have to work outside in the rain for an e … read more
Cold Weather Protection: Top 7 Tips on How to Prevent Frostbite
Oct 7th 2016

Cold Weather Protection: Top 7 Tips on How to Prevent Frostbite

Folks experienced in working under harsh conditions are usually great at keeping themselves warm. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to review some cold weather protection basics with your workers before the temperature hits extremes. Now is a good time to hold a safety meeting and explain the importance of hypothermia prevention. In general, the objective should be learning or refreshing the know … read more
How To Protect Your Workers From Hypothermia
Aug 31st 2016

How To Protect Your Workers From Hypothermia

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing Specialist, Haws EMERGENCY RESPONSE BEST PRACTICES :: PROTECTION AGAINST HYPOTHERMIA Low ambient temperature and wind chill may simply be part of the job in cold climates, but they can have a lethal effect on exposed skin – particularly when combined with hazardous conditions where safety showers are required. This problematic combination creates a scenario for an … read more
Dec 10th 2014

Working in the Storm - Clothing and Equipment to Stay Safe

Every storm leaves work to be done. Sometimes that work needs to take place at night. It's typically important, dangerous, and soggy. At PK Safety we've got everything you need if you're out in the storm this season. You may have noticed we're big on Protective Industrial Products or PIP as they are called. Their rain equipment is both well-priced and functional. We especiall … read more
Cold Weather Hand Protection for Oil and Gas Workers
Nov 10th 2014

Cold Weather Hand Protection for Oil and Gas Workers

We've written in past posts about the importance of hand protection in the oil and gas industry. The statistic that 50% of injuries in this field are to hands probably isn't terribly surprising considering the work, but it does point to the need for better protection as well as improved processes that keep hands out of potentially damaging situations. While hand protection has improved … read more