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EMS Week is May 19-24, 2024

EMS Week is May 19-24, 2024

Emergency Medical Services Week is held annually to highlight those who risk their lives by providing care to others. Crews must protect themselves on the job by looking out for biological hazards and preventing slips, trips, and falls. They should also use the proper safety equipment to detect potential hazards as they occur. The third week of May is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week across the U.S. President Gerald Ford created the week in the 1970s to raise public awaren …
May 16th 2024 PK Safety Team
Gearing Up for Winter with PPE from PIP

Gearing Up for Winter with PPE from PIP

Employees should wear insulating, waterproof personal protective equipment (PPE) when working outside in the cold. PIP makes winter PPE for hardworking professionals, including warming vests, liners, and durable, high-visibility outer layers for staying dry. These items should be maintained and replaced as needed to remain effective. Working outdoors in cold temperatures can put your health and safety at risk. The human body will start to shut down when it runs out of heat, leading to h …
Nov 13th 2023 PK Safety Team
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

National Hearing Awareness Month aims to remind businesses and individuals how to prevent hearing loss by avoiding loud noises or using hearing protection equipment. Companies should test the sound levels in the workplace while mitigating potential hazards before choosing safety gear. Earmuffs and earplugs should fit properly to prevent loud sounds from reaching the ear drum. October is known as National Protect Your Hearing Month in the U.S. The event is designed to increase public awarene …
Oct 5th 2023 PK Safety Team
August 7-13 is OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

August 7-13 is OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

Show off your dedication to workplace safety by participating in OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week, which runs from August 7-13, 2023. The nationwide event is designed to raise awareness of successful safety and health programs in various industries that can help businesses protect their workers from injury and illness. Last year’s event included over 3,300 businesses, and 2023 will likely be even bigger. You can participate in the festivities to highlight one of your existing safety programs for a …
Aug 3rd 2023 PK Safety Team
Gas Detection in Parking Garages: Technologies and Strategies for Ensuring Safety and Compliance

Gas Detection in Parking Garages: Technologies and Strategies for Ensuring Safety and Compliance

Though parking garages are convenient and have become integral in most urban settings, these structures require important safety features to prevent the spread of hazardous gases, including carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Breathing in these gases often and for long periods can lead to serious illness and injury, including carbon monoxide poisoning, difficulty breathing, nausea, fatigue, fainting, and blurred vision. Companies and owners of these structures should instal …
Jul 28th 2023 PK Safety Team
10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

You can prevent wildfires by extinguishing flames before you leave the worksite. Avoid practicing activities that use flames or sparks on windy days or in drought conditions. And maintain your equipment to prevent overheating and engine failure. Wildfires are becoming increasingly common across the United States due to climate change and rising temperatures. The country experiences an average of 61,410 wildfires per year, with around 7.2 million acres impacted annually. One fire can lead to …
Jun 12th 2023 PK Safety Team
Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Firefighters, police, farmers, and construction workers all have one thing in common. They rank among the most dangerous jobs in America. These professionals need to contend with all kinds of risks on the job, including vehicle collisions, equipment failures, slips, falls, and even heat stroke. Everyone must wear the proper safety equipment based on the task at hand to avoid getting hurt. Going to work can be dangerous for millions of Americans. While the safety of most workplaces has incre …
May 2nd 2023 PK Safety Team
Minimizing Work-Related Risks of Catching the Seasonal Flu

Minimizing Work-Related Risks of Catching the Seasonal Flu

The seasonal flu is a highly infectious disease that can spread easily indoors. The disease can lead to severe complications in individuals with preexisting conditions. It can also decrease productivity by forcing workers to take time off work. Businesses of all sizes need to take precautions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses in the workplace, so their workers can do their jobs without risking their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together a list o …
Dec 7th 2022 PK Safety Team
Don't Be a Hot Head: Accessories to Keep You Cool Above The Shoulders

Don't Be a Hot Head: Accessories to Keep You Cool Above The Shoulders

As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to keep your employees cool on the job. Excessive heat either indoors or out can lead to a range of physical and mental symptoms. If your staff needs to work long hours in the blazing sun or a steamy warehouse, you need to provide the proper equipment to make sure they stay cool and comfortable on the job. Learn more about common heat-related illnesses and what you can do to keep your employees out of harm’s way. The Dangers of Heat Exhaustion …
Apr 18th 2019 PKSafety Team
Top Safety Habits to Start this Year

Top Safety Habits to Start this Year

Most if not all clients that you work with will appreciate a workplace-wide commitment to safety. It might cost them more at first, but it’s worth it for a job done safely and well, and it’s good for their brand. It’s also good for your brand, bottom line, and employee morale. Here are OSHA safety tips that can help you make this your safest year yet. Create a Culture of Safety Making sure you meet your safety goals means looking at your entire system. Study why employees get hurt, whe …
Feb 12th 2019 PKSafety Team