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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
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
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
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
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
All You Need to Know About The Walking-Working Surfaces And Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule
Jul 18th 2017

All You Need to Know About The Walking-Working Surfaces And Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule

The purpose of the OSHA’s final rule is to revise the outdated general industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) Standards on the slip, trip, and fall hazards, which are a leading cause of worker injuries and deaths. The Walking-Working Surfaces; Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) Standard, 29 CFR 1910.22, became effective … read more
5-Star Customer-Rated Petzl Harnesses
Jun 30th 2017

5-Star Customer-Rated Petzl Harnesses

When working in tough environments, it is essential to be able to count on the performance and quality of your gear. Nothing is worse than a false sense of safety in a life-threatening situation. Petzl® has developed harnesses that meet OSHA safety requirements for work-at-heights (fall arrest, work positioning, suspension, confined space entry, and rescue), and extreme sports (caving, mountain … read more
Climbing a Ladder to Get a Job Done? You May Be Doing It All Wrong.
Jun 5th 2017

Climbing a Ladder to Get a Job Done? You May Be Doing It All Wrong.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) reports that falls remain a leading cause of occupational injury and mortality nationwide. The industries cited for OSHA violations include wholesalers, specialty trade contractors, civil engineering and building construction, real estate, equipment and machinery repair and building maintenance. Here are some examples of why and h … read more
Top 3 Tips on How to Work Without Pain and Injury
May 26th 2017

Top 3 Tips on How to Work Without Pain and Injury

Many workers are required to spend hours on their feet during their work shifts. Did you know that excessive standing is as detrimental to your health as prolonged sitting? The usual complaints are lower back and knee pain, shoulder and neck stiffness, sore feet as a result of too much standing at work. To reduce the negative effects, it is recommended to change working positions frequentl … read more
4 Great Reasons to Get Your Petzl Gear at PK Safety
Apr 4th 2017

4 Great Reasons to Get Your Petzl Gear at PK Safety

Reason #1: Petzl gear is a highly respected brand in the climbing industry for quality and reliability. It will keep you alive, and it’s 20% off at PK Safety. Petzl equipment has been thoroughly tested, re-tested, and meets the relevant certifications as well as the approval of rope access experts around the world. Those are two things in our first reason, but how can you afford to buy anyth … read more
Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Harnesses
Mar 2nd 2017

Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Harnesses

Every month our Product Experts offer top product picks for a given category. This month we define our favorites for harnesses because they are some of our most popular fall protection products that are crucial for workplace safety. Top 3 Harnesses: 1. DBI-SALA ExoFit Harness – The daddy of harnesses. Comfortable, light, a shining example of how well American-made products can be. … read more
The New FreeTech Harness: Innovative Fall Protection from CMC Rescue
Jan 27th 2017

The New FreeTech Harness: Innovative Fall Protection from CMC Rescue

CMC Rescue is known for excellent fall protection, rescue equipment, and training. The new FreeTech™ fall protection harness is designed for extended wear and for various work and rescue applications. The harness uses a patent-pending SwitchPoint™ System, which provides a significantly more comfortable position to a fallen, suspended worker. What Makes This Harness S … read more