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What is the Significance of ATEX Markings for Headlamps?
Oct 12th 2020

What is the Significance of ATEX Markings for Headlamps?

The best headlamps for use in hazardous work environments come with what is known as ATEX Markings. The ATEX acronym refers to EU equipment standards intended for use in explosive atmospheres. These markings are based on several factors, including the work environment and its perceived threat level. Different kinds of headlamps are designed for different applications, such as working above vs. … read more
Tips for Cleaning PPE During COVID-19
Jun 17th 2020

Tips for Cleaning PPE During COVID-19

Personal protective equipment is crucial for workers engaged in essential jobs. What’s even more important is making sure that PPE is properly cleaned and disinfected: while some protection is better than none, contaminated gear isn’t going to be as effective in protecting you. While cleaning protocol, when combined with proper equipment use and care, will greatly reduce the risk of contamina … 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
Aug 26th 2015

Tower Climbing with Petzl

PETZL Professional safety gear is constantly in high demand. As a result, their equipment rarely goes on sale. For a limited time, save 25% on Petzl products from August 26th through September 8th only at PK Safety. Sale prices are reflected on PKSafety.com and don't require a discount code. All around the world, energy and network towers exist need servicing by tower climbers. Som … read more
Jul 24th 2015

What are the Best Work Harnesses for Women?

There are more women performing work that requires personal protective equipment (PPE) than ever before. A 1999 OSHA report stated that poorly fitting safety gear did not function properly nor provide the intended protection. While the situation has improved in the past 13 years, there still are relatively few full-body work harnesses that fit most women well. There are some opt … read more
Jul 3rd 2015

Petzl Face Shield Provides Eye Safety When You Need It

Have you ever been looking for your glasses and then realized they were on top of your head? The great thing about the Petzl VIZIR face shield is that is the first place you are going to look for them. The cleverly named VIZIR visor mounts to the top of a VERTEX VENT or ALVEO helmet creating convertible eye protection. Down when you need it, up when you don't. But your eye protection is alwa … read more
May 15th 2015

Which Fall Protection Harness is the Most Comfortable?

The old saying that you get what you pay for is especially true when we are talking about the most comfortable work harnesses. While there are hundreds of harnesses on the market that meet OSHA and ANSI standards, most of them fail to meet basic standards of comfort. For instance, the most economical fall protection harness we carry at pksafety.com is the Protecta AB17510. It's … read more
Feb 2nd 2015

Which Are The Best Tower Climbing Harnesses?

Your  harness is a pillar of your fall protection equipment. Picking the right one depends on the type of work you do, how often you do it, and what your budget can afford. Here are our picks for the best harnesses for tower climbers looking at cost, comfort, adjustment, and weight. The king of the tower climbing harnesses is still the DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX for Tower Climbi … read more
Dec 12th 2014

Why We Carry Petzl Gear

Gravity is a harsh mistress. In a confined space, she truly plays for keeps. Petzl, a French company started by cave explorers and mountain climbers, understands the dangers of confined space jobs better than anyone else in the industry. Pksafety.com is excited to be the first company in the US to offer Petzl products solely with confined space worksites in mind. Our experts have put toget … read more
Aug 20th 2014

The Top Upgrades for Gloves and Harnesses

Just as there are plenty of cars that will get you from A to B, just like safety equipment that will keep you safe and cover your OSHA requirements. But not everyone wants to drive a Smart Car. In fact, if you drive all the time or you have lots of equipment to haul around (to take this metaphor a bit further) that little sucker may not be the right choice at all. Let's take a look at some o … read more
Apr 2nd 2014

Inspection and Maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment like hard hats and harnesses aren't made to last forever. So much of this equipment has elastomeric or plastic parts that are particularly susceptible to deterioration over time. Abrasion can weaken stitching, nylon straps can be snagged and torn - even metal pieces corrode. Typically it's recommended by manufacturers that reusable PPE be replaced every 2-5 year … read more
Oct 21st 2013

The Best Harness for Tower Climbers

There is an old joke among climbers that industry standards for harnesses require them to be as uncomfortable as possible. That certainly may have been the case a few years back. Fall safety standards had companies scrambling to produce harnesses that would shield workers from fall forces, but rarely did they take movement and comfort into account. Today the same companies that have been combin … read more