We’ve had a busy year at PK Safety, providing businesses up and down the UK with comfortable, safe and stylish protective clothing.[more]
Here in the PPE industry we come across a lot of rubbish and we don’t mean waste and recycling. We mean jargon!
In any industrial environment, such as Manufacturing or Recycling, there is often a need for people working in the office to regularly go into the operational environment. Here are 5 Health and Safety tips to keep those office workers safe.[more]
Over 31% of workers in the Waste and Recycling sector are exposed to Infectious Materials for at least 25% of the time. This compares with just under 10% for industry in general. With such a high risk factor, the correct selection of Personal Protective Equipment is paramount.[more]
Incredibly, the importance of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) can be traced back to the Romans when Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79) described miners wearing animal bladder skins to protects against the inhalation of red lead oxide dust. Today, RPE is commonplace in manufacturing and recycling operations, providing protection against a wide range of airborne hazards.[more]
Health and Safety in the waste and recycling sector is a hot topic. For 2016, the HSE reports that there were an estimated 6000 cases of self-reported work-related illnesses. This equates to 4.7% of the workforce compared with 3.2% for all industries. Whether collecting, processing, sorting or disposing of waste, there are ways to make health and safety improvements.[more]
Collecting, handling and sorting the waste we produce is fraught with danger. 70% of all workers in the waste and recycling sector are involved in collecting residual waste, green waste and recyclables. This includes waste derived from households and commercial operations. However, they account for 80% of all reported injuries.[more]