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Gas Detection & Purge Testing
Sep 8th 2020

Gas Detection & Purge Testing

When taking a gas pipeline offline or installing a new one, utility crews must first treat the confined space with inert gas, such as nitrogen, to limit the chances of combustion. After the pipeline has been treated, workers should test the space for the presence of hazardous gases. This is what’s known as purge testing. However, this is not the same as conventional gas detection. The pipeline … read more
Frequently Asked Questions about LEL Gas
Apr 6th 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about LEL Gas

Understanding the lower explosive limits (LEL) of combustible gases is crucial when it comes to protecting the health and safety of your employees. As a construction worker, maintenance professional or someone that works in confined spaces, you need to be aware of the LELs of certain hazardous gases, while measuring the amount of gas in the air as a percentage of the total volume using a gas mo … read more
New FR Cargo Pants and Color Selections by GRIT, PK Safety’s Exclusive Line of FR Workwear
Mar 9th 2020

New FR Cargo Pants and Color Selections by GRIT, PK Safety’s Exclusive Line of FR Workwear

There’s nothing like feeling safe and comfortable at work. That’s why we’re excited to announce the release our new GRIT Flame Retardant (FR) cargo pants new color selections. GRIT is PK Safety’s exclusive line of FR clothing for hardworking professionals. All GRIT products are UL (Underwriters Laboratories) classified, which means they’ve been thoroughly inspected and approved by a lice … read more
When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed System Gas Detector
Dec 9th 2019

When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed System Gas Detector

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 be a … read more
New CleanSpace Respirators Kits
Jan 31st 2019

New CleanSpace Respirators Kits

Between the lack of fresh air and the potential for hazardous gases and particulates, working in high-dust sites offer a unique set of safety challenges. Worker safety has always been a top priority at PK Safety, and we’re now offering more options for confined space workers that need to breathe clean air. We carry a range of  CleanSpace Respirators products and accessories, but we … read more
Knowing the Difference Between Gas Detectors and Gas Monitors
Dec 3rd 2018

Knowing the Difference Between Gas Detectors and Gas Monitors

Commercial spaces can have a number of confined spaces as well as toxic or combustible atmospheres that make the environment dangerous for workers. Avoiding accidents, especially in manufacturing, comes down to having a reliable system for monitoring and detecting gases. Most gases are clear, odorless, and undetectable to human senses, so the right tools are necessary to identify problems … read more
PK Safety Black Friday Sale
Nov 16th 2018

PK Safety Black Friday Sale

It’s the season for savings, and we at PK Safety think that saving money on workplace safety equipment that saves lives is a great idea. For a limited time, we’re having sales on confined space safety equipment, including BW Clip 2 year single gas detectors. Here’s some of the equipment you can save money during Black Friday week with PK Safety. Single Gas Detectors Single use gas detec … read more
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
The Best Davit Systems for Use in Confined Spaces
Jul 7th 2017

The Best Davit Systems for Use in Confined Spaces

A davit is a popular crane-like device made of steel or aluminum and designed for supporting, raising, lateral moving, and lowering people, working platforms, boats, anchors, or other heavy equipment. Davit systems can be used to lower a lifeboat to the embarkation level for boarding. They can be utilized as man-overboard safety devices to retrieve people from the water. You … read more
Confined Space Entry — Top 3 Safety Tips
Mar 16th 2017

Confined Space Entry — Top 3 Safety Tips

When working in confined spaces, it’s critical that workers stay safe from hidden and potentially deadly dangers. These spaces - which, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, are usually small and difficult to exit - can include places like coal mines, manholes, grain elevators or wine tanks, along with many others. OSHA recognized this and creat … read more
How To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Gas Monitor In Cold Weather
Feb 23rd 2016

How To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Gas Monitor In Cold Weather

By Dan Hudson Ever wondered if cold weather adversely affects your monitors? And if it does, what can you do to minimize the effects? Industrial Scientific's Brad Day provides helpful insights for all you unfortunate souls who have to work out in the cold. Thankfully, with summer around the corner, maybe you can just tuck this article away for the next few months! Download publication by Bra … read more