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Cannabis Gloves, PPE, and Safety

Cannabis Gloves, PPE, and Safety

The growing cannabis industry will need more protections for the growing number of workers it employs. Chemical, biological, physical, and occupational hazards abound at all stages of the industry. This means employers should invest in head-to-toe protection for new workers on top of following all the necessary OSHA requirements to keep them safe. Whether recreationally or medicinally, more and more states in the US are legalizing cannabis. This legalization has created more businesses and …
May 11th 2023 PK Safety Team
Eco-Friendly Work Gloves from MCR

Eco-Friendly Work Gloves from MCR

More companies are aiming to make environmentally-friendly decisions to minimize the amount of natural resources used in their products and services. While consumers make choices for more sustainable options in their spending habits, manufacturers can also strike a balance with nature while still making quality products. MCR Safety has been committed to protecting people and the planet. For over 45 years, MCR has manufactured safety workwear and PPE that has kept workers safe, and have …
Sep 14th 2022 PK Safety Team
​Common Work-Related Hand Injuries

​Common Work-Related Hand Injuries

Job-related hand injuries are one of the main reasons many workers end up in the emergency room and miss work. These injuries can also have a negative impact on their lives outside of work. It’s crucial to protect your hands by making sure you can safely pick up and interact with tools, equipment, materials, and other items related to your job. If the worker loses control of the object or machine due to a loss of feeling, they could injure themselves and the other people around them. Worker …
Aug 8th 2022 PK Safety Team
Guide to Selecting Safety Gloves

Guide to Selecting Safety Gloves

Your hands are one of your most valuable tools, so picking the right safety gloves for your job is crucial for hand protection. You may feel overwhelmed with all the options out there, so consider these factors to help find the gloves that best fit your needs.Chemicals Chemical hazards come in many forms, which makes the right PPE essential. Whether your hands are splashed or immersed, the exposure duration long or short, or the chemical in liquid, gas, powder, or vapor form, f …
Apr 21st 2021 PK Safety Team
How to Pick the Best Safety Gloves for Your Job

How to Pick the Best Safety Gloves for Your Job

Hands are a valuable tool in nearly all workplaces, and proper safety gloves are an important piece of PPE on worksites where there are on-the-job hazards that put workers’ hands in danger. Wearing no gloves at all or the wrong kind of gloves can increase the risk of injury on a worksite. Luckily for employers, there have been many innovations in the materials and technology that produce gloves, so there are plenty of options available.It’s not necessarily true that the most protective glove is …
Mar 15th 2021 PK Safety Team
How to Select Cut-Resistant Safety Gloves

How to Select Cut-Resistant Safety Gloves

There’s a lot to consider when shopping for cut resistant gloves, but most importantly, they should protect your hands from cuts, scrapes, and other sharp hazards. To help you narrow your search, the American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association has created a clear set of guidelines that rate gloves based on their ability to protect your hands on the job. Use this guide to find the right safety gloves and PPE for the task at hand.ANSI/ISEA Hand Protection Class …
Feb 17th 2021 PK Safety Team
How to Select the Best Kevlar Gloves

How to Select the Best Kevlar Gloves

Developed by DuPont in 1965, yarns made from Kevlar remain a very popular component in manufacturing protective safety gloves. Kevlar combines light weight with high tensile strength, along with heat and and cut resistance — qualities that make it a great material for PPE, including gloves.Buying the right pair of safety gloves for your workers doesn’t have to be overwhelming, no matter what your requirements are. When purchasing or replacing your gloves, here are six considerations you should k …
Jan 6th 2021 PK Safety Team
The Importance of Impact Protection in Safety Gloves

The Importance of Impact Protection in Safety Gloves

On the job, as in life, protecting your valuable hands is very important. That’s why many workers wear safety gloves when handling equipment or working in specific industries. However, most gloves do not come with impact protection. This extra layer of material protects your team from falling objects and equipment, as well as the condition known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). If your workers regularly use power tools, such as hammer drills and jackhammers, or touch vibrating equipm …
Aug 5th 2020 PK Safety Team
What Are the Best Options for Multi-Task Gloves?

What Are the Best Options for Multi-Task Gloves?

Just as the name implies, multi-task gloves should be designed for multiple applications. These gloves are a crucial part of your business, but you need to make sure you find the right safety workwear for the task at hand. Whether you’re working with slick, messy equipment, trying to stay warm in the cold, or directing traffic late at night, you can find the right multi-task gloves right here at PK Safety. See what you should look for in a pair of safety gloves, so you can keep your team safe on …
Mar 16th 2020 PK Safety Team
Gloves For Oil: What Are the Best Gloves for the Oil and Gas Industry?

Gloves For Oil: What Are the Best Gloves for the Oil and Gas Industry?

The oil and gas industry can be a dirty business; you and your team will need a set of reliable safety gloves before you get to work. Before you buy just any pair of work gloves, it’s important to choose safety gloves that were designed for your particular industry and the task at hand. Without the proper gear, your employees will be vulnerable to a range of hazards and toxic chemicals. Learn more about selecting the right gloves for gas and oil from the safety equipment experts at PK Safety. …
Oct 8th 2019 PK Safety Team