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How Does FR Clothing Work?

How Does FR Clothing Work?

Your workwear can protect you from severe burns. However, it can also increase your risk of severe injury in the event of a fire if your clothes lack proper fire retardant and flame-resistant materials. That’s why it’s important to wear flame-resistant (FR) clothing when working in potentially dangerous areas where sparks and flames are present. FR clothing is made of flame-resistant fibers that allow it to resist ignition or quickly self-extinguish if it does catch fire. The fibers also resi …
Sep 13th 2023 PK Safety Team
Summer Survival Guide

Summer Survival Guide

Summer presents plenty of hazards that require the attention of all workers. While the weather may appear pleasant, excess heat, rising temperatures, and too much sun exposure can put your health and safety at risk when working outdoors. Prepare for the hottest months of the year with our summer survival guide.Wear Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin Individuals working outside, regardless of duration, should wear sunscreen to protect themselves from sunburn, skin damage, and potentially skin …
Jun 15th 2023 PK Safety Team
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
Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Eye Wellness Month is about preventing eye-related injuries at work. Every workplace should install safety measures to limit staff exposure to eye hazards, including chemicals, debris, sharp objects, and excess screen time. Both workplace safety measures, as well as eye protection equipment should be addressed. Prevent Blindness, a volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Awareness Month to hi …
Mar 6th 2023 PK Safety Team
Tips on Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer

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 workwear, and protective gear. These tips can help keep everyone cool at work. Watch Out for H …
May 18th 2021 PK Safety Team
What Are the Differences Between FR and Arc Flash Clothing?

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 two. Flame resistant clothing doesn’t offer the same level of protection as arc rated equipment. L …
Sep 23rd 2020 PK Safety Team
Waterproof vs. Water Resistant Hi-Vis Rainwear

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 clothing, there are a lot of options available. How do you know which ones are right for your work? W …
Sep 4th 2020 PK Safety Team
New FR Cargo Pants and Color Selections by GRIT, PK Safety’s Exclusive Line of FR Workwear

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 licensed safety professional. With over 70 years in the business, we know what workers want whe …
Mar 10th 2020 PK Safety Team
Safety Vest Classes: ​What’s the Difference Between Class 1, 2, and 3 Safety Vests?

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 reflective material and high contrast (orange or lime color) fabric making up the vest. The degree of re …
Oct 22nd 2019 PK Safety Team
 Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up

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 said. "The pieces are comfortable, fit true to size, and the inside tags are soft and didn't cause …
Mar 14th 2019 Analisa Harangozo