How Bright Is Your Flashlight?

When you’re buying a flashlight, like in our Pelican or Streamlight lines or Petzl headlamps, you sometimes want to know how bright it is.  Often the terms used to describe this can be confusing, so here it is–down and dirty:

Candlepower is obvious–it’s how bright a candle is (“radiance”) right next to the candle.  Candela is an alternate term for this.

If you measured how bright the light was a foot away from the candle, you’d have a Foot-Candela. (So far, no problemo, right?) Continue Reading…

Carhartt Creating Buzz with New Boot Line in 2012


Carhartt Boots

Carhartt Boots Just Got Better With This New Line!

Carhartt, in association with Black Diamond Group is set to release a new line of boots in March 2012. Changes are being made to manufacturing and the result is exciting new styles that will be available at Working Person’s Store as soon as January 2012. If you want updated versions of Carhartt boots, this is your chance! Features such as waterproof membranes, rugged waterproof full-grain leather, Achilles heel support, Ortholite Comfort Tongue – exclusive to Carhartt, Comfort Footbed also by Ortholite, Carhartt Proprietary Heel Guard and Vibram Rubber are all included in the new lines of boots. And don’t forget, all these new boots have stylish new designs to go with their incredible comfort and safety features.

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The Benefits of LED Bulbs

LED Bulbs
It’s time for the Holidays again. Inevitably, the lights have to go up on the house, tree and what other creative place you can think to put them. As technology has advanced, you notice the use of much brighter LED bulbs versus grandma’s traditional strings of lights that need to be replaced every other year. So, what are LED lights, why are they so bright and how do they last so long and how are they different from other flashlights?

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Leather Tanning: It’s a Process

Leather Tanning

Leather Tanning

Tanning of leather is the process created to convert skin or hide into leather. These have the ability to absorb chemicals such as tannic acid which keep them from decomposing, water resistant durable and supple. Surfaces of the hide include oil glands and hair which is considered the grain side while the flesh side is considered to be softer. Hides come from sheep, cattle and porcine animals. The process is essentially a reaction of the fibers of collagen with different chemicals of which, the most prevalent would be vegetable tannins and trivalent chromium for starters. Continue Reading…

New Innovations In Keen Safety Toe Footwear

Keen Boots InnovationsKeen is taking a bold new direction with their safety toed footwear by updating styles, shelf appeal, comfort and outstanding fit. These work boots are not like yesteryear’s work boots. In fact, some great changes have been made with Keen footwear and the following article will tell you exactly what you need to know.  Continue Reading…

Bug Repellant Lowers Flame Retardant Factor in FR Clothing

FR Apparel And Bug Spray

Do you know how bug spray effects FR Apparel?

Bug repellant and FR clothing have been considered in combination. However, testing has been done with this application on fire resistant clothing. Results of this application showed little promise. With fire retardant clothing, sprays like DEET are shown as significantly reducing the factor of flame retardation. While it is always advised to use bug repellent on skin, testing and research are showing that using this or any other type of repellant on FR clothing can cause serious problems. One problem with using DEET on clothing is that sprays like this are flammable, therefore reducing the protective retardation of flame for FR clothing. Continue Reading…

Layering: Staying Warm in the Cold Weather


Effective Layering

As the weather turns colder many people continue to work and play outdoors. For instance, hiking in the fall and winter can be extremely rewarding. It is important that working people keep themselves well dressed to keep safe from discomfort and even frostbite. When dressing for colder weather consider your internal thermostat. Some people usually run hot while others seem to always be cold…like my wife. If it’s the former then multiple layers would probably work better. If you’re generally cold heavier clothing could be the better option. Either way, the best way to keep warm is by wearing layers. Continue Reading…

Preventing Frostbite

Prevent Frostbite

Prevent Frostbite

Frostbite is caused by exposure of the body to the cold. Several factors contribute to the danger and severity of frostbite. The length of time exposed to the cold and the actual temperature outside make a big impact to the risk. The wind chill factor and the humidity in the air can also be important circumstances. High altitudes can even pose a danger. Wetness of clothing, shoes or body coverings increases the chances significantly. If these conditions are extreme enough it is possible for frostbite to occur in just minutes to exposed body parts. The elderly and the young are particularly susceptible to frostbite. Persons with circulatory problems, previous cold injuries and those who recently lost blood due to an injury are also more likely to suffer frostbite. Continue Reading…

What is ASTM?



You will begin to see safety toe standards transitioning from the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards to new standards known as ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world and a preeminent source for technical documentation for industries worldwide. You can find all sorts of safety footwear at Each pair is a little different giving you choices so you can find the perfect pair of safety toe boots or shoesContinue Reading…

What is EH Footwear?

Electrical Hazard Rated Footwear

Electrical Hazard Rated Footwear

Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, linesmen, maintenance men, and other professionals work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies. Others, such as office workers and salespeople work with electricity indirectly and may also be exposed to electrical hazards. Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA’s electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions. That is why Working Person’s Store carries protective EH footwear to keep you safe in times of need.  Continue Reading…

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