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 products that are made overseas. However, American manufacturers have the advantage of lower shipping costs and access to U.S. customers. This can also allow for a quick response changes in the occupational safety equipment demand or competitor backorders, so they can often offer what businesses are most eager to buy.
Identifying 100% American-made products can also be difficult, as some companies only assemble their products in the U.S., but a portion of or all the parts may be manufactured abroad.
Some of the particularly well-known companies that have products 100% made in the U.S.A are Klein Tools, Saf Tech, French Creek, and Allegro. Here are 3 top picks from the made in the U.S.A. products that we offer:
When it comes to performing various jobs, investing in a good tool bag like the Klein Tools Equipment Bag, will save you time by keeping your tools in order. It provides quick and easy access to the multitude of instruments that you have to use for different types of projects. This large bag ensures superior durability as well as excellent protection from the elements. The steel frame securely riveted to the top of the bag helps maintain bag’s shape. It is a perfect bag for carpenters, mechanics, repair workers, and DIY homeowners.
PK Safety also carries several other storage options by Klein Tools – tool bags, cases, buckets, aprons, backpacks. Think about what features are most important for your application to narrow down the choices and find the right product.
Saf Tech manufactures high-quality work clothing at a great value. Their products are designed for a power plant, utility, oil and gas workers, and electricians. The company uses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to stay ahead of the ASTM, NFPA, and OSHA requirements. Saf Tech is committed to the 100% US manufacturing combined with a 100% guarantee of their products’ impeccable quality.
Contractors working with high voltage electricity find that Saf Tech coveralls are reliable and comfortable. Saf Tech FR clothing is designed to protect workers against potentially fatal flash fire and arc flash and gives them a few additional seconds that are necessary to escape before their clothing ignites in case of an accident. The majority of severe burn injuries in these situations are caused by the clothing ignition. Wearing FR clothing increases the probability of survival and reduces your chances of injury. The design of Saf Tech apparel and its fabric is aimed to lower the risk of injury and possible death.
This kit is an ultimate personal protective solution for industrial manufacturing environments that require respiratory protection from numerous contaminants. It includes a welding shield, a blower assembly (including 2 HEPA [HE] filters), a charger, and optional replacement filters. The Deluxe Supplied Air Shield/Helmet offers all-in-one head, eye, face, and respiratory protection against hazardous airborne contaminants and flying debris. Ergonomically designed with superb balance, it does not require fit testing and is safe to be worn by workers with facial hair. It is NIOSH-approved, and complies with ANSI Z89.1 Type 1 Class G for head protection; ANSI Z87.1+ for face-shield/eye protection.
Easily and efficiently complete your projects with our wide selection of the high-quality, made in the U.S.A. products. If you have questions about your specific application, please don’t hesitate to call 800-829-9580, or visit us online at pksafety.com for more information.