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THE PK SAFETY BLOG

After over 65 years in the safety equipment business, we understand the importance of staying safe in your work and home environments. Our blog is designed to answer and guide you through industry news, product questions and a how to manual for safety gear.

PK Safety 70 Years Anniversary

The Worker Safety Specialist for 70 Years

Seventy years ago, PK Safety was founded by Eric L. Pedley and ship captain, Josiah Knowles, in San Francisco, CA under the name Pedley-Knowles and Company. What started as one of a dozen Bay Area ship chandlery businesses expanded to include safety nets and eventually shifted to safety equipment and services.   Eric was known […]

Posted on Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Analisa H.
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How The Total Solar Eclipse May Affect You

On Aug. 21, 2017, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the US coast-to-coast. The shadow of the Moon will block the Sun, and daylight will disappear for around two minutes. Across the US, it will create a path of totality and those who live within this path will be able […]

Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Mila Adamovica
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How to Prevent Heat–Related Illnesses at Work

Heat Stress Prevention
Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Mila Adamovica

The weather is heating up. Outdoor sun and indoor heat at the workplace are dangerous because they lead to health issues ranging from not feeling well to life-threatening health conditions. OSHA encourages employers to know the following symptoms associated with heat-related illnesses: Heat rash happens when sweat glands become blocked. Heat cramps in muscles appear […]

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What's Your Rescue Plan?

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Mila Adamovica
Be Careful in Confined Spaces Working in a confined space is dangerous because of the risks of asphyxiation from noxious fumes or dust, reduced oxygen levels, as well as fire an...

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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Mila Adamovica

How Lower Gas Prices Influence Occupational Safety in Oil and Gas Industry

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Mila Adamovica

Weatherization: Home Safety Issues and Reducing Your Energy Bill

Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Mila Adamovica

Wishing You Safe and Happy Holidays