Layering – A New Industry Standard for Insulated Clothing

Clo Is The Measurement Of Insulation Needed

When choosing clothing for cold-weather layering, insulated clothing will add warmth. And thanks to a new ANSI standard, working people and employers now have a new tool to help sort through the choices in insulated clothing. The American National Standard for Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments (ANSO/ISEA 201-2012) creates a new voluntary industry standard that assigns a thermal performance category based on the garment’s insulating value after a set number of cleaning cycles.

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The “How To” on Staying Warm in Cold Weather

Layer To Stay Warm By Staying Dry

Winter winds will soon be blowing and hazards associated with exposure to cold come with the season. Without proper protection, people who work outside during winter, as well as those whose interior work environments expose them to cold, face serious health risks such as frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. Fortunately, risks associated with exposure to cold can be reduced substantially with the proper work attire, and today we offer information and resources to help you prepare now for protection against unnecessary risk. Continue Reading…

Working Person’s Store Takes Top Honors in 2012 Interactive Media Awards

WorkingPerson.com Wins Interactive Media Award

Working Person’s Store named Best in Class

South Bend, IN. – Working Person’s Store (www.workingperson.com) has been recognized as one of the world’s most well-executed websites by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. when it was named Best in Class in the Retail category of the 2012 Interactive Media Awards, an international competition focused on website design, development, and management.

The Interactive Media Council, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that works to promote standards of excellence on the Internet. Members include web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and others whose enterprises are related to the web. Judges are IMC members and recognized leaders in web-related fields. Continue Reading…

Working Person’s Store Makes Mobile 400 Guide

WorkingPerson.com Mobile Growth

Working Person’s Store Tagged as Top Mobile Commerce Site

South Bend, IN. – In a rocketing $22 billion market that is expected to double in 2012 and again in 2013, Working Person’s Enterprises, Inc. (www.workingperson.com) has been named one of 2012’s 25 fastest-growing mobile commerce sites and the 233rd top mobile marketing firm by Internet Retailer, Chicago-based publisher of business intelligence for the e-commerce market. The publisher will feature Working Person’s Store in its new 2013 Mobile 400 guide, a compendium geared toward helping e-commerce hopefuls build their online businesses by studying the marketing, financial and operational strategies of successful e-commerce enterprises. Continue Reading…

Voluntary VS. Mandatory Safety Guidelines: Does it Matter?

What’s the difference between a mandatory regulation and a voluntary requirement? That’s a big question to answer and an important one to tackle. Understanding the difference can be difficult, but it also might not be necessary. Because understanding what “voluntary” means when it comes to workplace safety might not be as “voluntary” as you might think. Companies that have a correct understanding of what OSHA’s expectations are regarding voluntary requirements will be a leader when it comes to keeping workers safe and costs under control. Continue Reading…

Preparing for Winter: Personal Protective Clothing Keeps You Safe

Choose the right cold weather gear

For those of us who work outdoors in the winter, like construction workers, utility workers, road crews, commercial fishermen, police officers, firefighters and military members just to name a few, specialized weather-appropriate clothing and accessories are a necessity.

In addition to health risks like hypothermia and frostbite that are caused by exposure to cold weather, there are other issues that cold weather presents in the outdoor workplace. Extreme cold can also decrease efficiency and increase the likelihood of work-related accidents and injuries. This is because your brain and body are both slowed by the cold. The dexterity of your fingers is reduced when they’re cold. Ever try to type after a snowball fight? Difficult. The same principles apply to working in the extreme cold. Continue Reading…

Travel Light With Ergodyne Water-Resistant Duffel Bags

Ergodyne Arsenal Waterproof Duffel Bag

Traveling light while keeping your possessions protected is one on the minds of travelers and workers alike. Ergodyne has the perfect travel bag that is lightweight, water- and cold-resistant and built to fit plenty of room for your essentials. The amazing GB5030 Ergodyne duffle bag is designed to hold up during sleet, snow, rain and wind, without damaging what’s inside. Made with Tarpaulin material, Ergodyne has tested this bag against the elements of weather and promises to protect your valuables, no matter what’s happening outside. The Ergodyne Arsenal bag is available in three sizes, small, medium and large, ensuring there is a model to fit your needs no matter what they are. Continue Reading…

Selecting Safety Footwear: Technology Makes It More Efficient

Use Technology To Streamline Your Safety Footwear Program

In the tough economic times we’ve all faced in the last few years, some tough decisions have had to be made. Some things have had to be cut out of the budget. Without a healthy bottom line, companies are in real danger.

At the same time, many companies have realized that it is important that their employees also remain healthy and out of danger, which is why they’ve been hesitant to cut back on safety programs. And rightly so. Still, safety managers, like everyone else in most companies, have had to learn to do more with less.

It’s time to get smart about safety footwear programs. For safety managers looking to get the most efficiency out of their limited time and resources, there’s another option to consider in place of the traditional process. This traditional process often includes involving several different departments, from accounting to purchasing to safety. It involves coordinating the best date available for both managers and workers. Continue Reading…

Wolverine: Cotton Duck Jacket is Only the Latest Innovation

Wolverine Outerwear

There isn’t a person in this country who has been around longer than Wolverine. For more than 125 years — since 1883 — Wolverine has been outfitting the working people of this great country with the great gear they need to complete a solid day’s work. And nobody has seen more days of work than Wolverine.

Generation after generation of American workers have relied on Wolverine boots for two things: Comfort and Durability. It is on those two qualities that Wolverine boots have staked their reputation, and it is because of those two qualities that Wolverine has been rewarded with more than a century of customer loyalty. Continue Reading…

Working Person’s Store Recognized for Cutting-Edge Multi-Channel Marketing Award

2012 MCM Awards

Working Person’s Store Awarded Silver

 

Working Person’s Store wins silver award for 2012 MCM awards.

South Bend, IN. – October 10, 2012 – South Bend-based retailer Working Person’s Store earned silver honors last week in the 2012 MCM Awards announced at the conference of the National Etailing and Mailing Organization of America (NEMOA) in Mystic, Connecticut. Continue Reading…

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