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What Are The Best Rescue Helmets?
Jun 6th 2016

What Are The Best Rescue Helmets?

.It’s amazing how inventive people are when it comes to modifying and repurposing old things to be used as head protection. As safety gear evolves over time, employers must be constantly checking what equipment their workers are using to make sure it meets the standards set by OSHA. Although there are some examples of modified protective gear that claim to offer better protection than original … read more
Sep 3rd 2015

Latchways Personal Rescue Device is a Self-Rescuing Harness

In the event of a fall, traditional harnesses, lanyards and self-retracting lifeline (SRL) combinations can save a worker from serious injuries. However, they may leave workers just out of reach from work platforms. Rescue operations to retrieve fallen worker(s) are dangerous and the training for such scenarios aren't the easiest to pick up right off the bat. On top of all that, suspe … read more
May 15th 2015

Confined Space Entry on a Budget

We wanted to take a few minutes to talk about our Confined Space Entry Contractor’s Kit. This is perfect for folks doing occasional confined space work who don’t want to make a big investment in equipment. The Kit meets all relevant OSHA standards but won’t break the bank. It comes with a BW MAX XT II 4-Gas Monitor. It’s one of our best sellers for confined space entry. The M … read more
Apr 24th 2015

Why You Should Add Wristlets to Your Rescue Kit

Wristlets are deployed when there is no other way to get a rescuer or victim out of a confined space. Most often this is because the entry is too narrow or restricted to allow retrieval with a regular harness and a D-ring attachment. Wristlets must be used carefully because they can put so much strain on a persons joints and muscles. This can be painful and may cause injury, but … read more
Jan 23rd 2015

Roles and Responsibilities for Permit-Required Confined Space Entrants

For safe entry of a permit-required confined space (PRCS), OSHA designates roles for key persons involved in the procedure.  Workers trained in these responsibilities are the only ones who should be involved in these potentially hazardous tasks. Workers' roles vary depending on the amount of training and experience they have working in confined spaces.  The first role we will di … read more
Jan 2nd 2015

Have a Confined Space Rescue Plan - Most Folks Don't

Just after you have ordered your fall protection equipment (hopefully from pksafety.com) is the perfect time to update your rescue plan.   What?  You don’t have a rescue plan?  Well, you are not alone.  Many conscientious companies provide equipment and training for the PPE issued on site, but fail to see the scenarios through.  What happens to your worke … read more