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How to ​Launder FR Clothing
Jul 23rd 2019

How to ​Launder FR Clothing

If your business regularly uses flame resistant clothing, you might be wondering how to best launder your FR work uniforms. After all, these pieces of clothing aren’t the same as regular clothing materials, so you’ll need to follow specific instructions when washing them to maintain their effectiveness in the field. If you fail to follow these instructions or mishandle your FR clothing, you could … read more
What Is the Best FR Clothing?
Jun 18th 2019

What Is the Best FR Clothing?

When it comes to choosing the right flame-resistant clothing for you and your employees, you need to make sure that you’re investing in quality materials that can stand the test of time. Not all FR clothing brands offer the same level of quality. Your employees should feel comfortable in their FR clothing to make sure they stay safe on the job. If you choose poorly made FR clothing, you could put … read more
GRIT: Built for Durability and Safety
Jun 7th 2019

GRIT: Built for Durability and Safety

When it comes to flame resistant clothing, you have a lot of options to choose from. But some FR clothing and safety products are better than others. If you invest in quality FR products, you and your team will have the right tools to stay safe on the job, and you’ll be better equipped to handle the task at hand. Just like better quality wrenches work better and last longer, the same philosoph … read more
 Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up
Mar 13th 2019

Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up

Chris Massey, PK Safety's Vice President of Sales, put our  GRIT FR workwear to the test — asking numerous folks to wear the garments multiple times, running the clothing through his own washer and dryer, and then collecting lint samples. So far, all are holding up great. "I have personally worn some of these items outside of work and have not had any issues," he sai … read more
OSHA’s Recent Standard Update to Clothing Labels
Mar 1st 2019

OSHA’s Recent Standard Update to Clothing Labels

OSHA has made six changes to NFPA 2112-2018 that will be important for industrial workers. These updates will help ensure that FR gear will perform properly and as claimed in the event of exposure to fire. Here are changes that will help workers stay safe in oil protection and other industries where fires are a common hazard. Flash Fire Terminology The biggest change in the standard … read more
PK Safety Launches GRIT: A Private Label FR Clothing Line
Feb 11th 2019

PK Safety Launches GRIT: A Private Label FR Clothing Line

PK Safety, The Worker Safety Specialists™ , has been providing hard working professionals with expertise in top-quality safety products and services for over 70 years. That commitment to customer service continues with the launch of GRIT, our new private label of FR clothing . The gear is made of the highest quality UL Classified materials and backed by a 2-year quality gu … read more
Top 3 Picks of American-Made Safety Products
Feb 9th 2018

Top 3 Picks of American-Made Safety Products

Many employers prefer American-made personal protective equipment (PPE) because these items are usually high-quality and up-to-date with OSHA standards compliance. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes challenging to find PPE and products made in the U.S.A. U.S. manufacturing as a whole has declined since the late ’90s, mostly because American-made products have to compete with cheaper-priced pro … read more
Learn to Be Safe: Responsible 4th of July Celebration Tips
Jun 22nd 2016

Learn to Be Safe: Responsible 4th of July Celebration Tips

The Fourth of July is a time to enjoy fireworks in the company of family and friends. The first commemorative Independence Day fireworks were set off by John Adams in 1777. Since then, the nation has celebrated this holiday by staging pyrotechnic extravaganza shows with live music and family fun, or just by lighting smaller displays at home. Explorer Richard Byrd even set off fireworks to salut … read more
Flame Resistant Work Clothing Made in the USA
Sep 29th 2015

Flame Resistant Work Clothing Made in the USA

Flame resistant clothing is essential to workers in a number of trades. We've found Saf Tech work clothing to be both extremely high quality and an excellent value for electricians, power plant, and utility workers. Saf Tech clothing was started and continues to operate in Houston, Texas (Texas forever!). They use state of the art manufacturing processes to stay ahead of the requirements … read more
Apr 19th 2015

Comfortable Flame Resistant Work Clothing

For electricians and electric power industry workers the threat of electrical arc is the most serious they face. During their short blasts, flash hazard temperatures can be literally hotter than the sun. Combine this with the pressure wave from the explosion and searing flying metallic particles, and you've got yourself a seriously bad situation. The clothing electrical workers choose can pl … read more