North® by Honeywell Respiratory Protection

North Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection is required when there is a potential for a harmful agent to get into your lungs. According to the U.S. Labor Department, an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the … Continue reading

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4 Great Reasons to Get Your Petzl Gear at PK Safety

Petzl helmet in use

Reason #1: Petzl gear is a highly respected brand in the climbing industry for quality and reliability. It will keep you alive, and it’s 25% off at PK Safety. Petzl equipment has been thoroughly tested, re-tested, and meets the relevant … Continue reading

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FR Layering and Moisture Management Systems

Moisture Managing System

By Melissa Gerhardt, FR Workwear and Arc Flash PPE Product Manager, NSA What is an FR Layering System? In general FR layering is a combination of two or more arc rated materials combined together to achieve higher protection and/or performance. … Continue reading

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Quantitative Versus Qualitative Respirator Fit Test

Respirator Fit Test

By Benjamin Gomez, Marketing Associate, Mobile Health If you work in the nursing, manufacturing, construction or other industries commonly affected by airborne hazards, you’re probably familiar with the respirator fit test. Simply put, a respirator fit test is a test … Continue reading

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Arc Flash 101

arch flash danger

Arc flash concerns were first published in 1982 in Ralph Lee’s paper “The Other Electrical Hazard: Electric Arc Blast Burns.” Arc flash hazards were not formally studied until 1993, which is why they are still the least understood electrical hazard … Continue reading

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Understanding the New ANSI/ISEA 105 (2016) Hand and Arm Protection Cut Level Classification

Cut Resistance Levels

In recent years, rapid technology advancement allowed manufacturers to create more sophisticated yarns that improved glove performance significantly. Cut-resistant gloves and sleeves are designed to protect hands and arms from direct contact with sharp objects made of metal, ceramic, or … Continue reading

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How To Protect Your Workers From Hypothermia

Hypothermia prevention

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing Specialist, Haws EMERGENCY RESPONSE BEST PRACTICES :: PROTECTION AGAINST HYPOTHERMIA Low ambient temperature and wind chill may simply be part of the job in cold climates, but they can have a lethal effect on exposed skin … Continue reading

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The Best Earmuffs for Hearing Protection

Ear muffs

Every year millions of people in the US are exposed to hazardous occupational noise. The law requires employers provide their employees with a safe workplace. When the workers’ noise exposure exceeds an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels on the A … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas Journal Features PK Safety Press Release

Oil & Gas Journal Features PK Safety Press Release

Published in the Oil & Gas Journal PK Safety Supply announced the addition of real-time gas monitors to the line of products for oil and gas industry. BW Clip Series are reliable, maintenance-free gas detectors, specifically engineered for hazardous environments … Continue reading

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Your Skin on Concrete: Irritation, Burns, and Dermatitis

Hand Protection

Concrete Burn Causes Concrete burns are just that, burns that are caused by skin’s exposure to concrete and other materials that can lead to a chemical reaction. Concrete burns work slowly over hours or days as the concrete hardens. In … Continue reading

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