What Makes FR Fabric Different From Other Fabrics?

National Fire Protection Agency

FR refers to flame-resistant, fire-retardant, flame-retardant, or fire-resistant.  These have similar meanings.

Flame resistant fabrics are slow to ignite, burn more slowly, and may self-extinguish when the source of flame or heat is removed. According to the Huntington Beach Fire Dept. (CA):  Flame retardant  means that the fabric will burn slowly and may self-extinguish when the source of heat or flame is removed. These properties offer a margin of safety which allows a person a little extra time to remove garments, drop and roll to smother  flames, or actually put out the fire. Continue Reading…

Avenger Work Boots: Staying Cool Under the Heat

Avenger Work Boots

They say “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” But in your job, you aren’t working in no kitchen, and getting out isn’t an option. You have a job to do. So you need work boots that not only are as tough as you are, but as durable too.

Here’s another phrase you’re probably familiar with: “Coming apart at the seams.” There’s a reason for that. It’s because things come apart at the seams . Oftentimes, when under the duress of heat. The last thing you want coming apart at the seams is your work boots. You know, the things you rely on most to keep you safe and protected on the job site. Especially in enhanced heat situations. Continue Reading…

Materials Used To Make Shoes And Work Boots

Work Footwear Components

Leather is the preferred shoe upper material to make work boots and work shoes. The following qualities make it one of the best components for work boot and work shoe manufacturing:

  • Breathability: Pores in leather allow fresh air to circulate inside the shoes.
  • Moisture absorbency: Leather absorbs moisture away from the foot and out of the shoe.
  • Customization: Leather will assume the shape of the wearer’s feet, providing individualized fit. This quality maximizes comfort and minimizes foot disorders.
  • Durability: Leather resists tearing and puncturing. Continue Reading…

What Feet Do

Feet

A foot should be pain-free, flat on the ground and fit your footwear.

The foot and ankle are a marvelous but complex musculoskeletal structures composed of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles that allow us to perform a wide variety of functions, from energy-efficient gaits to running to jumping or diving.  It is able to adapt to a wide variety of terrain (from a sandy beach to a rocky cliff) and be able to convert from a flexible shock absorber into a rigid platform.  To understand how it can perform these incredible feats, it is necessary to understand the basic functional anatomy of the foot and ankle.

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Diabetes and Healthy Feet

When the body’s pancreas is unable to produce a hormone called insulin, which is essential for proper blood sugar utilization, it results in an autoimmune disease called diabetes. Those with diabetes cannot convert blood sugar into a form that can be used by the cells thereby resulting in abnormally high blood sugar levels, circulatory problems and nerve damage. Unfortunately, diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be treated and managed with proper medical care, dietary control, and exercise. Diabetes is a growing problem currently now reaching more and more into the younger population. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that they have the disease.

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Wolverine DuraShocks: 25 million Satisfied Customers

Wolverine Boots Durashock Technology

We don’t have to say much about Wolverine DuraShocks work boots. The numbers speak for themselves. In 20 years, more than 25 million pairs have been sold. Wow. So there you go. Enjoy the rest of your day. In a pair of Wolverine Durashocks work boots, probably.

Ah, what the heck. Let’s go ahead and live dangerously and say more. On second thought, that’s exactly the opposite of what you’ll be doing with a pair of Wolverine Durashocks work boots on your feet. Because Wolverine DuraShocks Comfort Technology provides the comfort, durability, and hardworking performance that your job demands. With these on your feet, you can rest assured that your feet will be safe throughout the work day.  Continue Reading…

Wigwam Rebel Fusion Trekker Socks Provide Extreme Comfort and Protection

Wigwam Rebel Fusion Socks

If you spend any amount of time on the trails or the track, you know that having the right footwear means a lot more than just hiking boots or running shoes. Having the right socks is just as important to your comfort and protection.

When anything but the best comfort and protection simply won’t do, people have been turning to Wigwam socks for more than a century. And now, Wigwam is introducing a new line of socks for Spring 2012: the Rebel Fusion Trekker. Continue Reading…

Protective Apparel: Solving the Non-compliance Problem

PPE Must Be Worn To Be Effective

If you run a manufacturing plant, construction site or transportation company, you know that implementing a safety clothing program is only half the battle. Your employees have to actually wear the protective items to keep them safe.  Unfortunately, the fact is, they too often don’t comply.

In fact, this problem is rampant. An online survey conducted by a Kimberly-Clark Professional found that 89 percent of safety professionals polled had observed WorkingPeople failing to wear the proper workwear and/or personal protective equipment (PPE) when they should have been. Stunning. And almost 30 percent said they observed it on multiple occasions.  We need to keep our work force safe. Continue Reading…

Cut Resistant Glove Ratings: The Case for ASTM Ratings

Protect Your Hands With Cut Resistant Work Gloves

It might not be as commonplace as the debate over Metric System or English System, or as fun as Boxers or Briefs, but if you wear safety gloves in your line of work, it’s certainly no less important. Glove Cut Level Ratings are something you just plain have to pay attention to. And it’s important to know how to protect your hands with the correct safety gloves.

There are two different ratings methods for glove cut resistance: the EN (European standard) or ASTM. If your company is looking to implement a cut-resistant glove program, or improve an existing one, the ASTM method is the better choice. It is more representative of workplace conditions than the EN method. Continue Reading…

Working Person’s Store is Voted in Top 40 for “This Is Retail” Contest

National Retail Federation This Is Retail

We want to win. It’s that simple. And you can help. The National Retail Federation is holding a contest. And us, being a retail company and all, think it’d be awesome if we won it.

It’s a video contest. The NFR is looking for some of this great nation’s best examples of retail success stories. So we shot our own two-minute video and submitted it. We are very excited about the competition and proud of the video we submitted, so to hear we have made it into the top 40 was music to our ears! Continue Reading…

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