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Arc Defender Fabric: Flame-Resistant Workwear

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At Working Person’s Store, we take pride in taking care of our customers. That includes providing you with protective clothing you can trust. Your job isn’t always the easiest, but we have the men’s and women’s workwear that’ll keep you safe and make your 8+ hour shift more tolerable. When it comes to job site hazards, there’s no room for messing around…open flames and electrical hazards can pop up out of nowhere. A precautionary measure you can take is to wear flame-resistant workwear, and we have the FR shirts you need. They’re part of our Working Person’s Store brand product line, and they’re American-made, too!

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Nobody Likes Swamp Ass

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Perhaps you’ve heard of swamp ass. It’s just about as unpleasant as it sounds, and coming down with a case of it can really ruin your day. Those tough hours at work can make you perspire, but that doesn’t mean your work pants have to create an unpleasant environment for your behind. If moisture builds up, chaffing can occur. And we’re pretty sure nobody wants to sweat until their skin is chafed. We don’t think you need any more mental pictures, so we’ll just go ahead and tell you how you can prevent this dreaded swamp ass from destroying your otherwise productive work day. Continue Reading…

Don’t Forget to Take Care of Your Feet!

Take Care of your Feet by WPS

Crunches, leg lifts, planks, and more crunches. A lot of us do whatever it takes to strengthen our core, or at least hope to some day. Your core is a key part of your balance, providing strength to your posture and hey…just having toned abs is always a plus, right? However, there are a couple things we probably overlook when it comes to having great posture: our feet. Continue Reading…

A Podiatrist: When and Why to See One

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That lingering, subtle pain in your heel might be more than just overworking it. Your continuously achy arches have become a normal part of your life, but maybe they don’t have to be. There might be some sort of underlying cause for your discomfort, so it’s important to seek assistance from a podiatrist. Podiatrists are doctors that specialize in the treatment of foot disorders, along with ankle and lower extremity issues. There’s a good chance they can help you improve the way your feet feel. Just think of a podiatrist as the “chiropractor for your feet.” Continue Reading…

Proper Care and Prevention of Corns

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It’s amazing how a tiny little bump of skin on your foot can cause so much pain and discomfort. If you’ve ever had a corn on your foot, you know how unpleasant it can be. Corns are preventable, but if you do have the unfortunate occurrence of getting one, they are also treatable.

Corns are thick, hardened pieces of dead skin, and they usually occur on the tops and sides of toes. They can make walking very painful. They develop because of rubbing and friction and pressure on the skin. Some corns are caused by an improper walking motion, but most corns are caused by wearing shoes that don’t fit properly. Some corns also occur on the bottom of the feet and some doctors believe this is caused by blocked sweat ducts.

So in order to prevent corns from occurring in the first place, the best course of action is to make sure your shoes or boots fit properly. Make sure you have the proper size and that they are not too wide or too narrow, or fit too tightly. If you can’t wiggle your toes in your shoes or boots, they are too tight. Also, keep in mind that your feet might not be exactly the same size. You might need two different sized shoes or boots. Continue Reading…

The Ins and Outs of Conductive Footwear

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A typical human body may carry around 12,000 to 35,000 volts of electrostatic charges. Conductive footwear provides a continuous grounding path between the human body and an ESD flooring. Conductive footwear is designed to keep you protected when potential electrical hazards are present.

Conductive footwear is designed to discharge static electricity from the body through your shoes into grounded floors. Floors must be grounded so that a charge can be dissipated. Conductive footwear is designed and manufactured to minimize static electricity and to reduce the possibility or ignition of volatile chemicals, explosives or explosive dusts. Continue Reading…

Foot Anatomy: What You Need to Know

Foot Anatomy

The human foot and ankle are complex organs that work together to provide strength and flexibility. The ankle serves as a foundation that provides shock absorption. The foot can sustain enormous pressure and provides flexibility and resiliency. The foot and ankle contain:

  • 26 bones (one-quarter of the bones in the human body);
  • 33 joints;
  • more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and
  • a network of blood vessels, nerves, skin, and soft tissue. Continue Reading…

Foot Ailments: Causes, Prevention, Advice

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You are on your feet, working most of the day, so naturally your feet require specialized care. A doctor specializing in foot care is a podiatrist. He can contribute to your total health, starting at the feet. Whether you need regular preventive care or surgery to correct a deformity, information is the strongest weapon against foot ailments. In order to keep your feet healthy, be familiar with the most common ills that affect them. Be aware that self-treatment can often turn a minor problem into a major one, and is generally not advisable. Continue Reading…

Corns: What Causes Them and More

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When tight or narrow work shoes are worn, the body reacts to the pressure and friction by trying to protect the skin and the structures beneath it by forming hard and circular areas just like a kernel of corn. The areas can also become inflamed or ulcerated from the constant friction when they rub against each other. Of the two common types the wearing of improper-fitting shoes while working and/or toe deformities causes hard corns. One type usually develops on the tops and tips of the toes and along the sides of the feet; the other type (soft corn) develops between the toes and is sometimes referred to as a “kissing corn,” usually the result of bone abnormalities in the toes. Continue Reading…

What is Hammer Toe?

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The toes may seem small and relatively insignificant, but they are vital to walking and working. There are at least six sets of muscles that control each toe. Two tendons join on the dorsal aspect (top) of the toes, and insert into the middle and distal phalanges of each toe. On the bottom (plantar aspect) of the toes are two more muscles that, instead of joining like the extensors, remain separate. Each muscle stabilizes one of the bones in the toe. The flexor digitorum longus muscle attaches to the bone at the end of the toe (distal phalanx) and the flexor digitorum brevis attaches to the middle phalanx. The lumbrical and the interossei muscles stabilize the proximal phalanx (inner toe bone). Continue Reading…

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