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Preventing Occupational Head Injuries
Jan 26th 2018

Preventing Occupational Head Injuries

The CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reported that although the injury-related death rate decreased by 8.2% between 1997 and 2007, traumatic head and brain injuries (TBI) remained a serious public health problem in the USA. TBI-related deaths represent approximately one-third of all injury-related deaths. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipmen … read more
What Makes Petzl Helmets Amazing? It’s All in the Details!
Mar 28th 2017

What Makes Petzl Helmets Amazing? It’s All in the Details!

Anyone climbing outdoors or indoors, for work or for fun, needs a helmet. A helmet or a hard hat should be considered a fundamental part of PPE. Why? Direct head trauma from a height of about 10 feet is sufficient to cause permanent brain damage or even death. Accidents while working at heights happen all the time: climbers can fall or bump into equipment at heights, drop equipment, rocks fall, … read more
PK Safety Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 16th 2016

PK Safety Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday season should be filled with joy and happiness, but not the anxiety that comes along with trying to find the perfect gift. Can't figure out what to give to that handy person? Take a look at the list of the latest and greatest safety products. These are some of our top picks for gifts to give to your friends and family, or to your employees. 1. MCR Safety Forceflex Anti-I … 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
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
Mar 24th 2014

PPE for Oil and Gas Production Workers

With oil production continuing to expand in areas like Midland, Texas and The Bakken, OSHA regulators haven't been far behind. It's not just drillers and chainhands that fall under the protection guidlines, but toolhands and other contractors who need to be fully equipped to deal with the health hazards associated with oil and gas extraction. We're going to take this space to discuss the person … read more
Mar 6th 2014

A Work Safety Kit with Everything for Your New Employees

For a ready-made, one-click solution to putting personal protective equipment on your employees, check out the PK Safety PPE Kit. Each kit arrives in a poly bag ready to pass out. Hearing protection, hand protection, eye protection, a hard hat, and a reflective safety vest are all included. Each piece of this safety kit meets OSHA safety standards. The Evolution 6121 hard hat is … read more
The Best Hard Hat for Warm Weather
May 20th 2013

The Best Hard Hat for Warm Weather

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is seldom comfortable. Typically workers would rather not be bothered. That's one reason OSHA mandates compliance for certain workers. At height workers require not only fall protection, but many need head protection as well. Traditional hard hats can feel like having an oven on your head. Especially while working in the heat and sun. Luckily there i … read more
Sep 17th 2012

Cowboy Hard Hat Protects From Sun, Rain, and Falling Tools

Apparently the 11th time is the charm if you're a Bakersfield machine-tool rep with a vision to create a cowboy hard hat. That's how many times it took inventor Bret Atkins to develop a design that would meet ANSI standards and win the all-important approval of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Tired of getting grease or dirt on his snow white Stetson each time … read more