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Health Hazards in Agriculture and Methods of Protection
Feb 23rd 2018

Health Hazards in Agriculture and Methods of Protection

Spring is around the corner, and agricultural workers are getting ready for a new season of working long days in the field. Agricultural workers maintain crops and take care of livestock and usually perform their duties outdoors in various weather conditions. There are numerous health hazards that should be considered before starting work. Workers’ safety protection begins with engineering cont … read more
How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires
Dec 20th 2017

How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires

California has a history of wildfires caused by windstorms blowing trees into power lines. This year, multiple wind-driven wildfires moving through California have affected thousands of people living and working in the area. For example, the most recent Thomas fire has burned 270,500 acres. It's only about 60% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire threat is still in effect in Ventura an … read more
Northern California Wildfires: How to Protect Yourself From Smoke and Poor Air Quality
Oct 13th 2017

Northern California Wildfires: How to Protect Yourself From Smoke and Poor Air Quality

The death toll from wildfires ravaging across Northern California has reached 23, and hundreds are reported missing. According to CNN, the director of Cal Fire, Ken Pimlott, expects the number of homes and businesses that have been destroyed to rise significantly from 3,500. 8,000 firefighters battling 22 small and large fires are challenged by low humidity and windy conditions … read more
How Do the New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rules Affect Construction Companies?
Sep 22nd 2017

How Do the New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rules Affect Construction Companies?

Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is found in materials that construction workers deal with every day – such as roads, buildings, and sidewalks. It is a common component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block and mortar. Common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of these materials often create crystalline silica dust exposure in construction. … read more
The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects
Aug 30th 2017

The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects

By Alison Grimes, Health Advocate, MAA Center Although there are federal and state laws in place to restrict the use of asbestos in products and materials, the dangerous carcinogen has still yet to be banned in the United States. With six different types of asbestos, the natural mineral takes many dangerous shapes and forms. As a result, certain types of asbestos are more lethal than o … read more
How We Develop Product Expertise at PK Safety
Aug 22nd 2017

How We Develop Product Expertise at PK Safety

Continuous product innovation and increased functionality of the products we offer creates a need to continue to learn new information about the various top brand products we carry, and new products that hit the market. This helps our team remain experts in the industries we serve and allows our sales team to assist customers in determining what products they need for their specific application … read more
Need To Know About New OSHA Silica Dust Rules and Regulations?
Aug 4th 2017

Need To Know About New OSHA Silica Dust Rules and Regulations?

The U.S. Department of Labor first emphasized the life-threatening hazards of respirable crystalline silica in the 1930s. Today, according to OSHA, approximately 2.3 million Americans are exposed to silica on a regular basis in the workplace. Heavy equipment operators, construction, and plaster/drywall workers are the most at risk to being exposed to silica. The most severe exposures to c … read more
How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs
Jul 31st 2017

How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs

Choosing the right respirator and protective clothing for your painting project depends on numerous factors. The most important being the type of paint that will be used (solvent-based, water-based or powder paint), and the kind of paint application you are going to use (spraying, airless spraying, roller painting, dip coating, brush painting). In addition to the painting process, personal prot … read more
Allegro EZ Air PAPR as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection
Oct 10th 2016

Allegro EZ Air PAPR as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection

By Jim Moryan, Marketing Communications, Allegro Industries Introducing EZ AIR Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection by Allegro Industries Workers will experience more comfort, less fatigue and improved productivity with the Allegro EZ AIR PAPR complete particulate system intended for industrial applications where respirator … read more
Allegro Constant Flow Respiratory Protection
Oct 5th 2016

Allegro Constant Flow Respiratory Protection

Providing workers with clean breathable fresh air while working in dangerous environments is essential. According to OSHA, “Employees need to wear respirators whenever engineering and work practice control measures are not adequate to prevent atmospheric contamination at the worksite.” Respiratory protective devices must be approved by NIOSH for the contaminant to which the employee is expos … read more
North By Honeywell Respiratory Protection
Sep 27th 2016

North By Honeywell Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection is required when there is a potential for a harmful agent to get into your lungs. According to the U.S. Labor Department, an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators must be properly selected and fitted to provide the best protection to the users. Using filters and cartridges, al … read more
What Respirator Is Right For You?
Jun 17th 2016

What Respirator Is Right For You?

When it comes to choosing the right respirator or dust mask, it all comes down to the job you're trying to tackle. To be safe, you should always consider using a respirator if you'll be exposed to biological contaminants, dusts, mists, fumes, and gases, or oxygen-deficient atmospheres according to OSHA. There are two types of respirators: air-purifying respirators and atmosphere-supply … read more