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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
Learn From the Pros: What You Need to Know About Head Protection
Mar 23rd 2017

Learn From the Pros: What You Need to Know About Head Protection

Recognizing Common Issues Of Head Injuries The Bureau of Labor and Statistics report that the majority of workers who have suffered from head injuries were performing routine jobs, yet most of the workers were not wearing any form of head protection equipment. Wearing head protection is the most important thing that you can do to protect yourself from injuries. However, statistics don’t affect … 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
What Is The Best Protection Against Welding Hazards?
May 23rd 2016

What Is The Best Protection Against Welding Hazards?

The history of joining different metals together dates back to the Bronze Age. But it wasn't until the end of the 19th century that the only welding process that existed was forge welding. Welding is a process that joins materials together by melting a metal piece with a filler metal to form a strong joint. Today, the most common types of welding processes are: Shielded Metal A … 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