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September 5th is National N95 Respirator Day! (get it? N95…9/5…)

September 5, 2014 General Safety, Respiratory

Hooray hooray it’s respirator day! There are so many to thank, air borne pathogens, asbestos and lead, don’t forget those sneaky little unseen particulates, and especially the CDC for all …

Earthquake Preparedness Tools

August 26, 2014 General Safety

EARTHQUAKE! “A well my hands are shaky and my knees are weak I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet Who do you thank when you have such …

Respirators Help Avoid OSHA Penalties

January 27, 2014 Respiratory

Number 4 on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards is Respiratory Protection. OSHA aims to control the occupational diseases and medical ailments caused by breathing air containing harmful “dusts, …

Disposable Respirators Indispensable in Some Asian Cities

January 28, 2013 Respiratory

Don’t forget your jacket and your face mask. These words are more likely than ever to be spoken as people leave the house in major cities in China and other …

Lead Tests for the Home: Do They Work?

August 1, 2012 Respiratory

Just about everyone understands that physical contact with lead is bad for you. It’s a serious health hazard for adults and it’s an even more serious hazard for children. It …

Gas Monitors for Firefighters – Know Your Smoke

July 2, 2012 Respiratory

Even professional firefighters may underestimate the danger of smoke from simple fires say experts. Traditionally, firefighters have equated large emissions of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) or carbon monoxide (CO) with hazmat …

Why Some Safety Companies are Going PVC-Free

June 11, 2012 General Safety

We are seeing a trend in the safety industry away from our old friend PVC. Polyvinyl chloride is the third most widely used plastic product in the world. And for …

How to Choose the Right Size Respirator

May 29, 2012 Respiratory

One of the most frequent questions about the respirators we carry at pksafety.com is what size to buy. All our respirators come in small, medium or large, and most first-time …

Paint Respirator Question: Which Spray Paint Mask Filters are Best For Automotive Work and Spray Painting?

May 9, 2012 Respiratory

Folks often ask us which respirator to use for spray painting and automotive body work. There are some good options out there but the type of filter and respirator mask …

Boatyard Protective Gear

March 7, 2012 General Safety

The first in a two-part series on boatyard DIY protective equipment: The PK Safety offices are located near a boat repair facility in Alameda California. Each day we see boat …