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Apr 19th 2015

Comfortable Flame Resistant Work Clothing

For electricians and electric power industry workers the threat of electrical arc is the most serious they face. During their short blasts, flash hazard temperatures can be literally hotter than the sun. Combine this with the pressure wave from the explosion and searing flying metallic particles, and you've got yourself a seriously bad situation. The clothing electrical workers choose can pl … read more
Dec 29th 2014

Electrical Worker Fall Safety Regulation Changes in 2014

This past spring OSHA updated their safety regulations for electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution. The compliance deadline for most of these new rules as they relate to fall protection is April 1st, 2015. If your workers operate or maintain electrical service and are working at height, they are likely affected by these updates. There are two main fall protectio … read more
Apr 9th 2014

Klein Tools Means Quality No Matter What You Call Them

Klein Tools has been manufacturing tools for professional tradesmen for a very long time. And that might be part of the problem. Tower erectors, electricians, and telecom workers use their Klein tools every day, but the manufacturer and the users have very different names for the same products. For example, here at PK Safety we sell Klein Chicago Grips with about 50 variations in jaw s … read more
Apr 8th 2013

SoftKnees No-Strap Knee Pads Keep Comfort In Place

If you are a contractor, carpenter, plumber, HVAC technician, or utility worker, chances are you are already quite familiar with SoftKnees No-Strap Knee Pads from Working Concepts. Folks who kneel or work on rough surfaces daily know how comfortable and lightweight SoftKnees can be. They weigh practically nothing and slip easily into your Carhartt or Dickies work pants with knee pad pockets. … read more
Jan 30th 2013

Arc Flash Protection Sees Improvements, Needs Clarification

Electricians have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country according to OSHA reports. While the wattage in homes is enough to cause serious damage or death, even greater danger occurs when workers are exposed to the major electrical forces involved with municipalities and major factory and industrial work. And while training and experience are often the best ways to avoid injury, there are … read more
Dec 19th 2012

Update Your Arc Flash Fall Protection for Welders and Electricians

There are loads of new arc flash rated fall protection products that have hit the market recently. If you are working with your feet off the ground as an electrician, utility worker, welder, or have some other trade working with high heat or the possibility of arc flash, you owe it to yourself to consider these products. DBI-SALA came out with their Nano-Lok line of lightweig … read more