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The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects
Aug 30th 2017

The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects

By Alison Grimes, Health Advocate, MAA Center Although there are federal and state laws in place to restrict the use of asbestos in products and materials, the dangerous carcinogen has still yet to be banned in the United States. With six different types of asbestos, the natural mineral takes many dangerous shapes and forms. As a result, certain types of asbestos are more lethal than o … read more
How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Home or Business
Jul 10th 2017

How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Home or Business

All it takes is a few inches of water to cause an extensive damage to your property, which can quickly become irreversible. Water damage can be devastating especially to the building’s structure: it weakens the foundation, causes cracks, and creates easy pathways for water to enter the building. If water is not removed in a timely manner, mold and other microbial organisms can begin to gro … read more
Addressing Occupational Safety for Locksmiths: Protective Equipment Must Haves
Feb 23rd 2017

Addressing Occupational Safety for Locksmiths: Protective Equipment Must Haves

By Dusty Henry, Sevan Locks & Doors  When you consider occupational safety, there are a lot of different occupations that may come to mind first for needing protective equipment – construction workers, welders, etc. Being a locksmith can actually be rather hazardous work for your health as well. There is, of course, the inherent danger of dealing with going into a stranger’ … read more
Valuable Tips for Effective Mold Remediation
Feb 8th 2017

Valuable Tips for Effective Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is the process of removing mold and repairing mold-related damage in buildings. There are two important things to remember when dealing with mold: it is easier to prevent mold by controlling moisture and monitoring humidity levels; and when you face the mold danger, it is urgent that you take care of it immediately since it is harmful and is able to spread very fast. Studies ha … read more
Top 7 Gifts for Dad
Jun 16th 2016

Top 7 Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day can be a tough one for finding a perfect gift, or not so hard, if you know your father well and pay attention to what he likes. Sure, your dad would be happy with just a pat on the back from you, but come on, you could also add a special gift: something that he really enjoys! Also, don't forget to treat yourself this Father's Day. Here are 7 great gift suggestions for a handy Dad. … read more
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
Reducing Repetitive Strain Injuries By Workplace Design
Sep 8th 2015

Reducing Repetitive Strain Injuries By Workplace Design

Many different types of work require repetitive motion or lack of movement altogether. Workers who frequently shift from standing to sitting can damage their knees. Others stand for long periods with little variety of movement, causing lower back stress and joint pain. If they experience muscular, nerve, or joint pain regularly, and believe that it's work related, the cause may be repetitive st … read more
Roof and Fall Safety: Chance Takers Are Accident Makers
Aug 10th 2015

Roof and Fall Safety: Chance Takers Are Accident Makers

On average, there are more than 800 construction worker fatalities per year. Falls are the number one cause of fatalities among construction workers. Harnesses, self-retracting lifelines, and lanyards don't always provide enough protection. What you may not know is that OSHA regulation 1910.23(a) requires protection for floor openings. Garlock Safety Systems has been add … read more
What DIY Homeowners Need to Know About Asbestos Removal
Jul 11th 2012

What DIY Homeowners Need to Know About Asbestos Removal

We get lots of people contacting us wanting to know how to properly remove asbestos from their homes. The questions, and our answers, generally center around removal of asbestos from four main areas: furnace ducting, floor tiles, exterior siding, and the old popcorn ceiling. They are not all the same, and there are varying levels of success for the DIY homeowners. Almost everyone knows th … read more
Jun 13th 2012

The Perfect Gas Detector for HVAC, Home or RV

Folks have asked us for years about a gas detector that is suitable for HVAC installers, or even for home and RV use. Since most of the gas monitors we carry at PK are designed for industrial applications, we did our research and found what we think is the best inexpensive gas monitor on the market - the BOLO Combustible Gas Sniffer from Nova Systems. The BOLO gas detector is easy to u … read more
Creative Costume Ideas
Oct 24th 2011

Creative Costume Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, it's high time to start thinking about costume and party ideas! PK Safety receives quite a bit of business from Halloween party-goers during this time of the year, and we're always amazed by the creative uses people find for our products. In this post, we'll review a handful of items that have been popular in the past. Construction worker costumes se … read more
Sep 13th 2011

A Respirator Mask to Protect You From Bleach and Mold

In this post we will look at a customer who was working with bleach and mold. This customer will need a respirator mask and filters to protect against both. We will look at what combinations do that: I am looking for a respirator and respirator cartridges to protect me while I apply a bleach solution to my entire attic to kill mold. What would be the correct combination of mask … read more