Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard Helps Workers Beat the Heat

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As June comes to a close, the summer is now in full-swing.  We see the days getting longer, drier and hotter as July gets closer and closer.  We’ve had a few high-temperature days, but we know that there are still hotter days to come.  Now, more than ever, we need to pay attention to the negative effects extreme heat can have on those who work outdoors.

2012 was the warmest year on record for the country according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  In fact, it was 3.2 degrees Fahrenheit above average.  The Southern states, who are no stranger to hot weather, are even feeling the heat’s brutal impacts. Continue Reading…

KEEN Utility Retailers to Support Homes for Our Troops

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This year KEEN Utility is working in corporation with “Home for Our Troops” to help support our troops. KEEN Utility retailers will donate $5 on every purchase of KEEN boots to Homes for Our Troops, in order to raise funds for the ongoing support project for our troops. This donation program will continue to support our very dear and respected service men and women across the U.S in this fall season. Many other KEEN Utility retail partners are also making an option of high level of funding by donating $10 for each purchase of boot. Continue Reading…

Thorogood Steps Up to Work Demands

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State-of-the-art means the latest and greatest yet, so leave it to Thorogood Footwear to add a Visible Gel System cushioning to its lightweight performance footwear.  On the job there’s enough to take your attention – no need for heel throbbing to distract from work.  Thorogood’s new work boots absorb shock with every step with the company’s InterActive Cushioning System, improving comfort and reducing repetitive impact stress where it’s needed most – in the heel!  And you are left stress free! Continue Reading…

The Black Stallion Arcster A60 Gloves by Revco Industries

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Count on WorkingPerson.com to stock one of the first arc rated supple leather gloves on the market in the Black Stallion Arcster A60 gloves, a Revco Industries product, by a company you recognize for its testing, design, and quality protection.

Any one with an eye for quality would zero in on the functional details of this glove with is agile, softly tanned, kidskin leather.  This material, as you may well recognize from a simple pair of deer skin gloves, boasts exceptional comfort – and there’s no doubt it’s true here, too.  ArcsterTM’s A60 fire-resistant leather gloves were devised for and boast an amazing level of dexterity for hand protection. These FR gloves have an ATPV of 25.7 cal/cm2 and meet ASTM F1959 standards for flame-resistance.  This ease of movement consideration by Revco Industries in making the ArcsterTM A60 gloves means designers accounted for hand fatigue – and for you – the A60’s dexterousness means less stress on finger and hand muscles than stiff leather options of the past. Continue Reading…

Fulcrum Boots by Wolverine: Tried and Tested

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Tried for product performance by Seattle Backpackers Magazine.com again this winter, Wolverine Boots’ Fulcrum Hiking Boots “fit like a glove” after a break-in period, said the author who recently re-tested Fulcrum hiking boots and commented in a review in January of this year.  Waterproof and with an Individual Comfort System inside the sole, these sturdy hikers were talus-filled, mountain-tested about 250 miles, a “go-to” hiking boot that can weather fall, winter, and spring…and also last many more seasons with extreme comfort. Continue Reading…

ASTM F2413 – 11 Footwear Safety Standards

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When you are on the job, you always briskly do your tasks to meet the quality and deadlines that are set for you. You have so much to do on the already that you cannot think anymore about your safety. In such hustle and bustle of jobsite activities, in case you fall down while walking quickly, you always face risks of foot fracture, especially the toe area. While rushing to get done the routine workplace works, you cannot think or guess if your steel toe boots are made with a good safety toe protective cap or not. Daily you are just at the mercy of your safety footwear and hope that they will keep you safe from any foot or toe fractures. Continue Reading…

Carhartt Force: A New Workwear Line for the Hard Worker

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Carhartt proudly makes the best work wear around and they have done it again. To add to their work line pillars Quick Duck, Weathered Duck, and FR Apparel, Carhartt has created a new line called Force. Carhartt Force is apparel built for ten hour work days, not two hour workouts. In other words, the harder you work, the harder Carhartt Force works for you. Carhartt Force is joining the Carhartt family this summer. The line has men’s and women’s clothing. Carhartt Force also makes flame-resistant and high-visibility apparel.  Continue Reading…

Stanley Releases Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Mugs

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Paying tribute to the original Stanley beverage products, the company is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in part by re-releasing two limited edition designs, inspired by the early originals. The best of the vintage styles of green texture and shiny stainless merged with the company’s years of experience and improvements in quality. Replenish your beverage carrier choices with a classic look and quality function.

The classic brushed green 100th anniversary bottle taken directly from the beloved 1944 version  reminds me of great-grandpa, carrying his coffee with him to have in the truck all day – hot and plenty of it for cold days, especially. (Of course, he probably had that WWII era original.)  He made sure he was refilling his coffee needs from his own pocket and not stops along the way.   Continue Reading…

What is OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269?

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OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 29 CFR1910.269 comprises of the operation and maintenance of electric power generation, control, transformation, transmission and distribution lines and equipment. OSHA standard CFR1910.269 has brought many occupational safety principles for the protection of all the workers working in workplaces where there is always risk of injuries due to electric shocks or fire burns. Until now OSHA 1910.269 is the one and only law enforced by federal authorities, which requires FR clothing. For flame-resistant clothing, it is stated in this law, the employer shall ensure that each employee who is exposed to the hazards of flames or electric arcs does not wear clothing that, when exposed to flames or electric arcs, could increase the extent of injury that would be sustained by the employee. Continue Reading…

Oil and Gas Industry Injuries Steadily Declining

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Good news for the oil and natural gas industries was revealed in a report from the American Petroleum Institute (API).  The report stated that operational injuries and illnesses for the oil and natural gas industries occur at a lower rate then the average for the private sector.  In addition, injuries and illnesses in this industry has been steadily declining.  The industry rate in 2011 (2.3 incidents per 100 full-time workers compared to 3.5 incidents for all of the private sector) shows a seven percent decrease since 2010 (the private sector average remained the same).  What is particularly impressive is that although industry and illness rates are declining, the oil and natural gas industries have significantly increased their production levels in recent years. Continue Reading…

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