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Heat Stress Prevention: Keep Cool & Stay Safe
May 11th 2016

Heat Stress Prevention: Keep Cool & Stay Safe

Working in the heat, especially during Summer months, can lead to illness or even death. Common reactions are heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat cramps and heat rash — all of which can be avoided following these heat stress prevention tips from OSHA. Some risk factors that can cause heat stress include: High temperature and humidity, direct sun exposure, … read more
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Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day
May 6th 2016

Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation officially recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday. Since then, Mother’s Day has become one of the major holidays in the USA, giving us a chance to honor the individuals in our lives who care for us. Some women will have the luxury of being pampered at home with entertainment and meals prepared for them by family members. Flowers, c … read more
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Happy Cinco de Mayo!
May 4th 2016

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Did you know that 32.3 percent of U.S. firms in construction, maintenance, and repair, personal and laundry services are Mexican-owned? The first week of May is a tribute to Mexican companies, investors, talented and industrious workers, and the Mexican culture. On May 5th Mexican-American workers celebrate the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Being not … read more
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Spring Cleaning Starts With Your HVAC System
May 3rd 2016

Spring Cleaning Starts With Your HVAC System

Doing a regular maintenance check on your HVAC unit is critical in preventing major problems from affecting your home or business. Now is the perfect time to check on your system if you haven't been doing so regularly. By performing regular HVAC maintenance, you can potentially lower your utility costs and extend the service life of your unit. Here's a look at different parts of your … read more
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OSHA Update: Fine Increases in 2016
Apr 19th 2016

OSHA Update: Fine Increases in 2016

For the first time in 25 years, OSHA will be increasing its penalties. This change is a catch-up adjustment since it has been so many years since the organization has increased fines. Violation fees are expected to go into effect by August 1, 2016. 2016 penalty increases include: Violation Type Current Maximum Penalty 2016 Maximum Penalty* Other tha … read more
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Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards
Apr 5th 2016

Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards

Landscaping is a job that many DIYers who love to work outdoors take upon themselves. There are obvious dangers to this kind of work when operating heavy automatic machinery (rototillers, mowers, weed wackers, Bobcats, tractors, trenchers, and blowers) that we will cover below. Many creative home improvement enthusiasts and even some professional contractors are unaware of the potential hazards … read more
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Mar 8th 2016

OSHA: Potential Risk From Contaminated Water in Non-Compliant Eyewash Stations

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing Specialist, Haws Paragraph (c) of OSHA’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards – 29 CFR 1910.151 (Medical services and first aid.) requires “where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area of immediate emergen … read more
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5 Most Important Safety Guidelines for Skilled Trades Workers
Mar 7th 2016

5 Most Important Safety Guidelines for Skilled Trades Workers

By Kathy Jackson Many skilled trades workers face great risk of injury on the job. Working conditions may involve extreme temperatures, great heights, heavy tools and machinery or various distractions. Extra care is necessary to avoid accidents. Here are five safety guidelines, recommended by Safetyblog and the report on the Golden Rules of Occupational Safety, to help reduce incidents … read more
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Sound Meters 101: Noise Meters and Sound Level Meter Accessories
Mar 2nd 2016

Sound Meters 101: Noise Meters and Sound Level Meter Accessories

Measuring noise levels and employees' noise exposure is an important part of a workplace noise control and hearing conservation program. A wide range of professional instruments can be used to measure noise levels. We carry a complete line of sound measuring devices: noise indicators, sound examiners, sound level meters, outdoor measuring systems. A noise indicator shows if the noise level is a … read more
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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
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Preventing The Spread Of Zika Virus At The Workplace
Feb 8th 2016

Preventing The Spread Of Zika Virus At The Workplace

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared a "public health emergency of international concern" over Zika virus due to it's rapid spread across the globe and it's link to an alarming spike in birth defects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Aedes mosquito-borne virus is believed to potentially cause pregnant wo … read more
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Nov 26th 2015

Black Friday Savings on Safety Equipment

The great thing about the PK Safety Black Friday specials is you don't have to stand in line in the dark. Or miss your family meal. There will be no danger of being trampled. What you do have is the opportunity for great savings from the comfort of your keyboard. The 3M Mold Remediation Respirator Kit is an excellent example. While this full-face respirator with P100 HEPA air … read more