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What’s Your Confined Space Fall Rescue Plan?
Jul 22nd 2021

What’s Your Confined Space Fall Rescue Plan?

Work done in confined spaces and high places has something in common: the need for fall protection equipment. This gear can help workers avoid falling in the first place, arrest their fall so they don’t hit a lower level, and keep them in place until they can be brought back up. But PPE is the last line of defense in the event of an accident and should be a part of a complete fall rescue pla … read more
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Safety Stand-Down 2021: Fall Prevention Awarness
May 3rd 2021

Safety Stand-Down 2021: Fall Prevention Awarness

Out of 1,061 construction employee fatalities in 2019, 401 of them were preventable deaths caused by falls from elevation. OSHA's 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction event was created to raise awareness and stop injuries and fatalities from falls across the country. This year, the event takes place from May 3-7, 2021.What is a Safety Stand-Down?A Safety Stan … read more
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3M Scholarship & Trade In Trade Up Programs
Feb 25th 2021

3M Scholarship & Trade In Trade Up Programs

PK Safety has been carrying top safety supply equipment and brands for years. We’re especially proud of our 3M Fall Protection and other PPE: 3M’s mission to develop new and innovative products and provide science-based answers to workplace and world safety issues makes them a brand we’re confident carrying. True to their mission, they have several programs available for anyone trying to be … read more
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Hierarchy of Fall Protection
Jul 6th 2020

Hierarchy of Fall Protection

No two work sites are the same, but for those industries that pose a fall hazard risk, a lot of the protections will look similar. However, some work sites require different types of fall protection equipment. Employers unsure of the exact solution for their job site will turn to the hierarchy of fall protection: a graded system that examines safety practices and data to help implement a fal … read more
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Suspension Trauma and Why Minutes Matter
May 13th 2020

Suspension Trauma and Why Minutes Matter

Properly used, fall protection equipment will prevent your workers from impacting the ground, but you still have to find a way to get them down from height. Every minute matters when it comes to rescuing one of your employees after a fall. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), "suspension in a fall arrest device can result in unconsciousness, followed by dea … read more
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 What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline?
Dec 30th 2019

What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline?

Fall protection is crucial for any job where you’re working at heights. Fall protection equipment has made significant improvements over the years, which means safer workplaces. Among those advances are improvements in self-retracting lifelines, which have helped workers in a variety of industries stay safe. What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline? Fall arresters, retracting lanyards, fall a … read more
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How to Properly Fit and Adjust a Fall Arrest Harness
Nov 21st 2019

How to Properly Fit and Adjust a Fall Arrest Harness

Wearing and adjusting a fall arrest harness is an important part of your job if you plan on working above ground level, such as on the side of a tower, ledge, or elevated platform. Everyone on your team should feel confident about putting on and adjusting their harness to prevent accidents and falls on the job. Knowing how to properly adjust a harness will also help your team stay comfortable, … read more
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Made in the USA Favorites
Jun 26th 2019

Made in the USA Favorites

As we get closer to Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, we’re taking a moment to celebrate this great nation of ours and why it’s important to buy safety products made in the USA. In addition to supporting local and domestic businesses, safety products made in America tend to be more durable and reliable than those made abroad. Learn more about why you should always buy safety product … read more
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How to Protect Employees from Workplace Falls
May 30th 2019

How to Protect Employees from Workplace Falls

When your workers are working off the ground, there’s always a chance they could fall and injure themselves. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2016 alone — a 7% increase from 2015. From secure harnesses to reliable hard hats, you need to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your employees from workplace falls … read more
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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
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How We Improve PK Safety Team’s Product Knowledge
Feb 2nd 2018

How We Improve PK Safety Team’s Product Knowledge

Being a product expert includes staying on track with new and existing products, which we like to grow and maintain through continuous training. When developing our team's safety product expertise, we focus on consistency. PK Safety provides comprehensive training in conjunction with our suppliers representing different industries and solutions. Occupational safety products continuously e … read more
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What Can Be Done To Prevent Falls In The Workplace?
Sep 19th 2017

What Can Be Done To Prevent Falls In The Workplace?

Fall hazards are common in many workplaces. A fall can occur during simple activities like walking on uneven, slippery surface and climbing a ladder, or as a result of complex activities involving work at heights. Fall incidents can also happen when fall protection equipment is misused. Based on 2014 data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 261,930 workers missed one or more days … read more