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Radiation Suit - Do You Need a Hazmat Suit for Radiation?
Jan 24th 2018

Radiation Suit - Do You Need a Hazmat Suit for Radiation?

What is Radiation? Radiation is “ the energy radiated or transmitted in the form of rays, waves, or particles.” Protection against radiation is a complicated task. Scientists differentiate ionizing radiation hazards from radioactive, contaminated particle or liquid hazards. Particle radiation includes electron, proton, and neutron beams produced by splitting unstable atoms from plutonium and … read more
Prevent Lung Cancer with the Proper Safety Equipment
Nov 27th 2017

Prevent Lung Cancer with the Proper Safety Equipment

By Emily Walsh, Community Outreach Director, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we want to remind you about the hidden dangers of asbestos. It is estimated that of the homes built before 1980, about 80% currently contain asbestos. It can be found in exterior materials such as roofing and siding, but can also be found inside the home in certain types … read more
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
Workplace Eye Injury Statistics - Don't Be One of Them
Jun 2nd 2017

Workplace Eye Injury Statistics - Don't Be One of Them

Think of the hundreds of times you've completed a task at work without eye protection, injury free. Perhaps the application doesn’t seem that hazardous, or maybe the safety glasses you have are uncomfortable, scratched up, or they fog too easily. Plus, you’re good at what you do. You've been doing this job for so long that being careful is second nature. Until that one time when "being ca … 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
A Survival Guide Guaranteed to Prevent Heat Stress
Mar 31st 2017

A Survival Guide Guaranteed to Prevent Heat Stress

The smart approach to work-related heat stress prevention includes setting up a wellness program for employees at risk. This can include those who work outdoors and in hot environments, like firefighters, farmers, miners, bakery and boiler room workers, construction and factory workers, who wear PPE according to their work requirements. Wellness programs aim to educate teams on how to pro … read more
The Danger of Cold Weather and Gas Detection
Mar 25th 2017

The Danger of Cold Weather and Gas Detection

By Matt Murdock, COO at Wind River Investments and Alert Plus, LLC Across the northern regions the leaves have changed color and fallen from the trees, the sound of chainsaws fills the forests as people gather firewood for the coming winter, and homeowners have begun winterizing their houses as temperatures drop. Mean winter temperatures in much of North America will go well be … 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
What's Your Rescue Plan?
Jan 11th 2017

What's Your Rescue Plan?

Be Careful in Confined Spaces Working in a confined space is dangerous because of the risks of asphyxiation from noxious fumes or dust, reduced oxygen levels, as well as fire and flood dangers. Where can you find confined spaces? Here are a few examples: water and sewer pipes, silos, utility tunnels, pumping stations, tanks, vats, pits, kilns, wastewater wet wells, sumps, vaults, storage … read more
Saluting All Who Have Served This Veterans Day
Nov 4th 2016

Saluting All Who Have Served This Veterans Day

Do you know why Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th? It originated as Armistice Day on 11.11.19, celebrating the end of World War I, and became a national holiday in 1938. President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday to the Veterans Day in 1954. The meaning of the day has evolved into a tribute to all veterans who have served in the military during times of war or pea … read more
Miller Fall Protection: Providing Safety at Great Heights
Nov 3rd 2016

Miller Fall Protection: Providing Safety at Great Heights

Workplace safety is critical for your business success. The number one cause of major workplace injuries and fatalities are falls from heights while working on ladders and roofs. Most falls can be prevented and lives can be saved with proper planning, personal protective equipment (PPE), and training that allows workers to understand the correct set-up and use of the protective equipment. Take … read more