White House Unveils New Plan to Protect Outdoor Workers from Extreme Heat

White House Unveils New Plan to Protect Outdoor Workers from Extreme Heat

The Biden Administration is rolling out several new programs that will help protect outdoor workers from extreme heat. The Department of Labor will increase enforcement of the latest OSHA requirements in industries and areas facing the most risk. The DOL will also use a Hazard Alert for Heat to warn employers and workers when conditions are unsafe. The White House has announced new measures designed to protect outdoor workers from extreme heat, including agricultural workers, firefighters, …
Sep 18th 2023 PK Safety Team
April 28 is Workers Memorial Day

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day

Your job shouldn't cost your life, but for some, this has unfortunately been the case.  Workers Memorial Day is recognized globally on April 28 as a day of observance for workers who died or suffered from hazards at work. It also serves as an opportunity for us to think of ways to achieve safer and healthier workplaces. Safety should be everyone's responsibility. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the number of preventable work deaths increased 9% in 20 …
Apr 21st 2023 PK Safety Team

Glove Safety - Finding the Right Glove for Your Industry

Gloves used to be easier. There was generally only one size. They either fit, or they didn't. They either worked, or you didn't wear them. These days there are more choices, and it's a good thing because OSHA requires hand protection as part of safety standard 29 CFR 1910.138. The Bureau of Labor Statistics places injuries to the hands, wrists, and fingers as the second-highest of all workplace injuries behind falls with more than 100,000 annually. The challenge for employers and …
Aug 22nd 2012 Justin McCarter

Why Some Safety Companies are Going PVC-Free

We are seeing a trend in the safety industry away from our old friend PVC. Polyvinyl chloride is the third most widely used plastic product in the world. And for good reason. It's tough, inexpensive, and very easy to manipulate. The pipes made from PVC have revolutionized plumbing, and it's used in everything from shower curtains to safety gloves. The down-side to PVC is it's not the most environmentally friendly of products. In fact, it's downright unfriendly. Toxic chemicals as …
Jun 12th 2012 Administrator