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Everything You Need to Know About Summer Skin Protection
Jul 10th 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Skin Protection

With summer in full swing, many of your employees may be working outside, exposing them to sunlight, bug bites, and poisonous plants that can damage the skin and even leading to cancer or serious illness. To protect your employees from these potential hazards, make sure you provide sunscreen, bug repellent, and the proper skin protection equipment, such as long-sleeved clothing, protective ey … read more
5 Things You Didn't Know About Bug Repellent and Flame Resistance
Jun 10th 2015

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bug Repellent and Flame Resistance

Summer is right around the corner, are you adequately protected? Depending on your geographic locale, some insect borne illnesses that you may be at risk for are: Lyme disease, Heartland virus, West Nile disease, and more.There are many repellent ingredients and application types on the market. Depending on the work environment you need to use it in, there can be unique advantages and disa … read more
Jun 24th 2014

Hot, Hot, Hot

Whether you believe in global warming or not, summer is here and it's getting plenty hot. Loading up on sunscreen and other products for the heat is a bright idea that will keep your team healthy and protected. Heat stroke, sunburn, exposure to poison oak, and even bee and wasp stings are much more likely in the summer months. Get the right products for the season delivered quickly from PK S … read more
Sunscreen Wipes: What’s Happening With the Sunscreen Towelettes?
Apr 23rd 2014

Sunscreen Wipes: What’s Happening With the Sunscreen Towelettes?

While sunscreen towelettes are technically available through the end of this year, we've already sold out of these popular items. The folks who use them regularly are upset. Everybody loved those things. Easy application. You could keep 'em in your pocket. They might even survive one round in the washing machine. But as much as workers loved them, it wasn't enough for the new FDA regulations to … read more
Stock Up on Sunscreen for Workers as Temperatures Rise
Apr 10th 2013

Stock Up on Sunscreen for Workers as Temperatures Rise

Spring has sprung in about two-thirds of the contiguous United States at this point. And while North Dakota and Montana are both shoveling snow and dreaming about a 45-degree day, in the southern states it's time to stock up and start using sunblock. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent skin cancer is to prevent sunburn. The best wa … read more
Sunscreen - the First Step in a Skin Wellness Program for Workers
Jun 27th 2012

Sunscreen - the First Step in a Skin Wellness Program for Workers

Texas, Colorado, and New Jersey are all reporting record temperatures this week. However, warm temperatures don't stop outdoor workers. Each summer hundreds of workers across the country are admitted to hospitals for heat-related illnesses. Companies need to protect workers by developing a skin wellness program. Here is what you need to know about a major element of that program - sunscreen. … read more
Sunscreen First, Then Insect Repellent - Not an All-In-One
May 24th 2012

Sunscreen First, Then Insect Repellent - Not an All-In-One

With summer fast approaching, we all know we need sunscreen to protect our skin.  We also know that if we want to keep away those pesky mosquitoes that like to snack on us this time of year and protect against insect-born disease, bug repellent is a great idea, too.  So, wouldn't a sunscreen that includes an insect repellent be perfect?  Actually, no. The Center for Disease … read more
Affordable Sunscreen for the Outdoor Worker
Mar 12th 2012

Affordable Sunscreen for the Outdoor Worker

Last week Jim Boone of Coretex came to our office to talk with us about his product, SunX Sunscreen. We loved how Jim's company is taking a wonderful product and making it available and affordable for the outdoor worker. Here's a quick video that we put together with Jim that highlights the benefits and affordability of SunX. Video Transcript Hi, this is Rick Pedley and welco … read more
10% Off the Coretex Outdoor Skin Protection Kit
Jan 16th 2012

10% Off the Coretex Outdoor Skin Protection Kit

PK is excited to offer a ten percent discount on the Coretex Outdoor Skin Protection Kit between now and January 29, 2012. This is one of those things I wish I would have had on any number of my outdoor (mis)adventures when I was a kid. For instance, one summer I went on a canoeing trip on the Sugar River in Wisconsin. I managed to acquire what was known as the  “triple threat,” th … read more
New Sunscreen Regulations
Jul 14th 2011

New Sunscreen Regulations

If you have been following the news recently, you might have noticed an increase in the number of articles about sunscreen. This increase in coverage follows the announcement by the FDA of new rules and regulations placed on sunscreen manufacturer’s labeling requirements. For additional historical information on this topic, I have provided links to our blog and YouTube channel below in ca … read more
Protecting Yourself from Sun Damage on the Job
Feb 12th 2009

Protecting Yourself from Sun Damage on the Job

Since sunscreen seems more and more essential these days, I thought it would be good to review some thoughts about protecting yourself from solar radiation. This has been a popular topic year after year. And since I have fair skin, it is one I take personally. Here in sunny California, it may only be February, but with our drought conditions, the risk of sunburn starts early. In the weeks … read more