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How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires
Dec 20th 2017

How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires

California has a history of wildfires caused by windstorms blowing trees into power lines. This year, multiple wind-driven wildfires moving through California have affected thousands of people living and working in the area. For example, the most recent Thomas fire has burned 270,500 acres. It's only about 60% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire threat is still in effect in Ventura an … read more
Northern California Wildfires: How to Protect Yourself From Smoke and Poor Air Quality
Oct 13th 2017

Northern California Wildfires: How to Protect Yourself From Smoke and Poor Air Quality

The death toll from wildfires ravaging across Northern California has reached 23, and hundreds are reported missing. According to CNN, the director of Cal Fire, Ken Pimlott, expects the number of homes and businesses that have been destroyed to rise significantly from 3,500. 8,000 firefighters battling 22 small and large fires are challenged by low humidity and windy conditions … read more
How We Develop Product Expertise at PK Safety
Aug 22nd 2017

How We Develop Product Expertise at PK Safety

Continuous product innovation and increased functionality of the products we offer creates a need to continue to learn new information about the various top brand products we carry, and new products that hit the market. This helps our team remain experts in the industries we serve and allows our sales team to assist customers in determining what products they need for their specific application … read more
Need To Know About New OSHA Silica Dust Rules and Regulations?
Aug 4th 2017

Need To Know About New OSHA Silica Dust Rules and Regulations?

The U.S. Department of Labor first emphasized the life-threatening hazards of respirable crystalline silica in the 1930s. Today, according to OSHA, approximately 2.3 million Americans are exposed to silica on a regular basis in the workplace. Heavy equipment operators, construction, and plaster/drywall workers are the most at risk to being exposed to silica. The most severe exposures to c … read more
How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs
Jul 31st 2017

How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs

Choosing the right respirator and protective clothing for your painting project depends on numerous factors. The most important being the type of paint that will be used (solvent-based, water-based or powder paint), and the kind of paint application you are going to use (spraying, airless spraying, roller painting, dip coating, brush painting). In addition to the painting process, personal prot … 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
3M Notice on the Breathe Easy Rubber Butyl Hood BE-10BR
Dec 7th 2016

3M Notice on the Breathe Easy Rubber Butyl Hood BE-10BR

The BE-10BR Hood is designed to provide respiratory protection against certain particulates like dust, fumes, mists, radionuclide, asbestos, organic vapors, and inorganic gases. The butyl rubber hood offers resistance to certain chemical warfare agents. It meets Military Standard MIL-C-51251A for butyl. In September 2016, 3M issued a User Advisory Notice regarding the Breathe Easy BE-1 … read more
Allegro EZ Air PAPR as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection
Oct 10th 2016

Allegro EZ Air PAPR as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection

By Jim Moryan, Marketing Communications, Allegro Industries Introducing EZ AIR Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection by Allegro Industries Workers will experience more comfort, less fatigue and improved productivity with the Allegro EZ AIR PAPR complete particulate system intended for industrial applications where respirator … read more
Allegro Constant Flow Respiratory Protection
Oct 5th 2016

Allegro Constant Flow Respiratory Protection

Providing workers with clean breathable fresh air while working in dangerous environments is essential. According to OSHA, “Employees need to wear respirators whenever engineering and work practice control measures are not adequate to prevent atmospheric contamination at the worksite.” Respiratory protective devices must be approved by NIOSH for the contaminant to which the employee is expos … read more
North By Honeywell Respiratory Protection
Sep 27th 2016

North By Honeywell Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection is required when there is a potential for a harmful agent to get into your lungs. According to the U.S. Labor Department, an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators must be properly selected and fitted to provide the best protection to the users. Using filters and cartridges, al … read more
Quantitative Versus Qualitative Respirator Fit Test
Sep 9th 2016

Quantitative Versus Qualitative Respirator Fit Test

By Benjamin Gomez, Marketing Associate, Mobile Health If you work in the nursing, manufacturing, construction or other industries commonly affected by airborne hazards, you’re probably familiar with the respirator fit test. Simply put, a respirator fit test is a test that will show if a tight-fitting respirator can be worn by a person without having any leaks. The test must be done … read more
What Respirator Is Right For You?
Jun 17th 2016

What Respirator Is Right For You?

When it comes to choosing the right respirator or dust mask, it all comes down to the job you're trying to tackle. To be safe, you should always consider using a respirator if you'll be exposed to biological contaminants, dusts, mists, fumes, and gases, or oxygen-deficient atmospheres according to OSHA. There are two types of respirators: air-purifying respirators and atmosphere-supply … read more