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Tips on Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer
May 17th 2021

Tips on Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer

Whether it’s your busiest season or business as usual, hot summer temperatures mean a new set of workplace challenges. Workers are feeling sluggish and unmotivated, and the risk of heat-related illnesses is constantly looming no matter where you’re working. While technically there aren’t OSHA standards specifically for heat exposure, employers must provide safe conditions, appropriate summer … read more
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What Are the Differences Between FR and Arc Flash Clothing?
Sep 23rd 2020

What Are the Differences Between FR and Arc Flash Clothing?

You can never be too careful when it comes to fire safety. Protecting your workers in the field starts with understanding the differences between flame resistant (FR) and arc flash, or arc rated (AR), safety workwear, and clothing. These terms were often used interchangeably when describing personal protective equipment (PPE), but in 2012, the NFPA 70E created clear distinctions between the … read more
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Waterproof vs. Water Resistant Hi-Vis Rainwear
Sep 4th 2020

Waterproof vs. Water Resistant Hi-Vis Rainwear

There are few things less predictable than an outdoor jobsite. In some places, the weather can change quickly, and it’s good to have gear for all kinds of situations. As the sky gets dark and the rain starts coming down, you’re probably going to want to wear something highly visible that repels water and keeps you warm. When it comes to waterproof, water resistant, and high visibility clothi … read more
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New FR Cargo Pants and Color Selections by GRIT, PK Safety’s Exclusive Line of FR Workwear
Mar 9th 2020

New FR Cargo Pants and Color Selections by GRIT, PK Safety’s Exclusive Line of FR Workwear

There’s nothing like feeling safe and comfortable at work. That’s why we’re excited to announce the release our new GRIT Flame Retardant (FR) cargo pants new color selections. GRIT is PK Safety’s exclusive line of FR clothing for hardworking professionals. All GRIT products are UL (Underwriters Laboratories) classified, which means they’ve been thoroughly inspected and approved by a lice … read more
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Safety Vest Classes: ​What’s the Difference Between Class 1, 2, and 3 Safety Vests?
Oct 22nd 2019

Safety Vest Classes: ​What’s the Difference Between Class 1, 2, and 3 Safety Vests?

When your team is in the field, your workers need to wear safety vests, or high-visibility vests. These vests are made with highly reflective materials that keep individual workers visible, especially at night. All safety vests are rated and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Safety vests are classified as Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3, based on the amount of both refl … read more
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 Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up
Mar 13th 2019

Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up

Chris Massey, PK Safety's Vice President of Sales, put our  GRIT FR workwear to the test — asking numerous folks to wear the garments multiple times, running the clothing through his own washer and dryer, and then collecting lint samples. So far, all are holding up great. "I have personally worn some of these items outside of work and have not had any issues," he sai … read more
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Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards
Apr 5th 2016

Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards

Landscaping is a job that many DIYers who love to work outdoors take upon themselves. There are obvious dangers to this kind of work when operating heavy automatic machinery (rototillers, mowers, weed wackers, Bobcats, tractors, trenchers, and blowers) that we will cover below. Many creative home improvement enthusiasts and even some professional contractors are unaware of the potential hazards … read more