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Preventing Hearing Loss at Your Workplace
Feb 20th 2018

Preventing Hearing Loss at Your Workplace

Industrial environments with high noise levels, like construction sites, can potentially damage workers’ hearing. Sound level meters that are used for acoustic measuring indicate noise levels in a workplace, and let workers know when it’s time to put on their PPE. According to OSHA, if noise level exceeds 85dB, they must put on personal hearing protection equipment to prevent hearing loss. … read more
Top 3 Picks of American-Made Safety Products
Feb 9th 2018

Top 3 Picks of American-Made Safety Products

Many employers prefer American-made personal protective equipment (PPE) because these items are usually high-quality and up-to-date with OSHA standards compliance. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes challenging to find PPE and products made in the U.S.A. U.S. manufacturing as a whole has declined since the late ’90s, mostly because American-made products have to compete with cheaper-priced pro … read more
How We Improve PK Safety Team’s Product Knowledge
Feb 2nd 2018

How We Improve PK Safety Team’s Product Knowledge

Being a product expert includes staying on track with new and existing products, which we like to grow and maintain through continuous training. When developing our team's safety product expertise, we focus on consistency. PK Safety provides comprehensive training in conjunction with our suppliers representing different industries and solutions. Occupational safety products continuously e … read more
Preventing Occupational Head Injuries
Jan 26th 2018

Preventing Occupational Head Injuries

The CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reported that although the injury-related death rate decreased by 8.2% between 1997 and 2007, traumatic head and brain injuries (TBI) remained a serious public health problem in the USA. TBI-related deaths represent approximately one-third of all injury-related deaths. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipmen … read more
Radiation Suit - Do You Need a Hazmat Suit for Radiation?
Jan 24th 2018

Radiation Suit - Do You Need a Hazmat Suit for Radiation?

What is Radiation? Radiation is “ the energy radiated or transmitted in the form of rays, waves, or particles.” Protection against radiation is a complicated task. Scientists differentiate ionizing radiation hazards from radioactive, contaminated particle or liquid hazards. Particle radiation includes electron, proton, and neutron beams produced by splitting unstable atoms from plutonium and … read more
Bomb Cyclone: Put Your Cold Weather Protection On
Jan 12th 2018

Bomb Cyclone: Put Your Cold Weather Protection On

The coldest time of the year is upon us. 2018 started with a massive winter storm on the East Coast followed by brutally cold conditions. Wind chill warnings were issued in most of the East Coast states. Wind chill is based on the rate of heat loss from the exposed skin caused by wind and cold. As wind increases, it draws heat from the body and drives down internal body temperature. F … read more
How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires
Dec 20th 2017

How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires

California has a history of wildfires caused by windstorms blowing trees into power lines. This year, multiple wind-driven wildfires moving through California have affected thousands of people living and working in the area. For example, the most recent Thomas fire has burned 270,500 acres. It's only about 60% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire threat is still in effect in Ventura an … read more
How To Prepare Your Haws Outdoor Drinking Fountains and Bottle Fillers for Winter
Dec 11th 2017

How To Prepare Your Haws Outdoor Drinking Fountains and Bottle Fillers for Winter

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing, Haws Corp. During cold seasons, it is important that outdoor drinking fountains and bottle fillers are equipped for the potentially harsh winter weather. Many drinking fountains and bottle fillers are designed to withstand extreme climate conditions from an external durability standpoint, yet it is pertinent to ensure internal waterways do not freeze and creat … read more
Exciting News: We Are in the List of Top 300 B2B E-Commerce Companies
Dec 6th 2017

Exciting News: We Are in the List of Top 300 B2B E-Commerce Companies

PK Safety Supply has been keeping people safe for 70 years. The brands that the company offers have been vetted over the years by customer feedback and experience. PK Safety provides customers with the latest, most dependable technology, the best value for the money, and exceptional support. In addition to selling occupational safety gear, the company is a Factory Authorized Service Center for … read more
More Than Just Safety Glasses: Understand Protective Eyewear for the Workplace
Nov 30th 2017

More Than Just Safety Glasses: Understand Protective Eyewear for the Workplace

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 eye injuries happen in the workplace every year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that consistent use of safety glasses can prevent nearly 90% of eye injuries. Workers in manufacturing, construction, woodworking, laboratories, welding, plumbing, the medical field, and auto industry are required to wear safety glasses … read more
Prevent Lung Cancer with the Proper Safety Equipment
Nov 27th 2017

Prevent Lung Cancer with the Proper Safety Equipment

By Emily Walsh, Community Outreach Director, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we want to remind you about the hidden dangers of asbestos. It is estimated that of the homes built before 1980, about 80% currently contain asbestos. It can be found in exterior materials such as roofing and siding, but can also be found inside the home in certain types … read more
How to Choose a HazMat Suit
Nov 20th 2017

How to Choose a HazMat Suit

When working on jobs in hazardous environments with particles and chemicals, having a hazmat suit is often extremely important. One of the top brands of hazmat suits, Tyvek® by DuPont, ensures protection against substances like spray paints, sanding and grinding waste, lubricants, dirt, grime, oil, grease, animal waste, and fertilizers. They are also extremely effective against hazardous partic … read more