Stay Safe, Stay Cool

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The summer’s coming, we promise. No seriously, it’s right around the corner – it’ll be here before you know it. And that’s great, right? Well yes, and no.

If you’re hanging out by the pool, then great! Whenever you get too hot, you jump right in. But then again, when you’re out on the job, at work on the site or generally exposed to the sun and heat all day without a proper break, it’s a different ball game altogether.  Continue Reading…

Georgia Boot Introduces Innovative Thermal-Tec Collection

georgia-boots-logoThe Georgia Boot Company has introduced the innovative Thermal-Tec collect. These work boots are specially designed to withstand the most intense and harsh environments. These work boots are available in spring 2013, to ensure an easy fit at any temperature; the Thermal-Tec collection incorporates heat-resistant components throughout the construction of boot. Thermal-Tec boots are suitable for worksites like steel mills, metal fabrication and road construction. The marketing manager for Georgia Boot, Mr. Jordan Gottke said that we were hearing that more and more of our customers needed a boot for high-heat conditions. He further said that every facet of this boot was designed with that in mind. We hope that we have created the standard for which high-heat boots are judged. Continue Reading…

Protect Yourself From Water and Flame with FR Rain Gear

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When working in an industrial workplace, it is quite common for safety risks and hazards to be diverse.  Oftentimes there isn’t just one hazard to be cautious of, but many.  For example, ASTM F2733-09 the Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards is a standard that is important to look for when purchasing workwear when your work puts you in a situation where you can be exposed to wet weather conditions and hydrocarbon and/or petrochemical industrial fires. Continue Reading…

Safety First, Comfort Too

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If you’ve ever worked in the oil or natural gas industries, we don’t have to tell you how dangerous simply showing up to work can be. These jobs involve some of the most hazardous industrial conditions in any workplace, anywhere. Since the job sites are typically outdoors, are typically in remote areas of the country, and often operate year round regardless of weather conditions, there are all sorts of things that can and do go wrong on the job: Environmental hazards caused by extreme weather, machine accidents, materials hazards, chemicals hazards and more.

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Top Tips for Tip-Top Work Boots that Will Last!

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At Working Person’s Store we stock amazing work boots – some of the best in the business. But it doesn’t matter how good they are, how fine the finish, or how rugged the design, they still need a bit of occasional TLC to keep them at their brilliant best.

That’s why we’ve compiled some of the best ways to look after the work boots that look after you when you’re at work.

The first thing to remember is that different materials require their own special type of care, so let’s take a look at some basics that will help your boots last – whatever they’re made from.

 To keep your leather work boots in great shape, we recommend a four step approach:  Continue Reading…

Shorts: A Summer Workwear Staple

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After a long winter filled with polar vortexes and blizzards, it is finally time to start talking about summer, sun, and heat!  Yes, summer will soon be upon us even though we thought it might never come.  Soon, you will be shedding those coats, boots and extra layers and replacing them with something more lightweight and cool, like a great pair of shorts.

When you’re on the job, nothing beats the heat like a good pair of shorts.  Especially if you are working outdoors, you won’t want to be stuck in a hot and sweaty pair of heavy pants.  Working Person’s Store understands your changing needs as the weather changes, that’s why we carry a wide selection of shorts for a variety of work-related or recreational activities.  Continue Reading…

National Safety Apparel: Keeping you Safe in all Environments

National Safety Apparel

Here at Working Person’s Store, we’re always keen to share as much as we can about the brands we carry. Why? Because it’s important to us that you know more about the stuff that keeps you safe on the job.

So with your safety in mind, let’s take a closer look at one of our most safety conscious brands, National Safety Apparel. Primarily focusing on industrial clothing, their gear is designed to protect you from electrical arc, heat, and cuts. And they’ve been doing it for over 78 years, designing and making industry leading protective clothing and safety apparel, right here in the USA.

Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, NSA led the way using the very latest fabrics and technologies. They are Continue Reading…

Hi-Tec Footwear Specializes in High-Tech Features

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If you’re looking for show-off worthy footwear that isn’t short on awesome features, Hi-Tec may be the brand for you.  Whether you’re in need of boots for hiking or for work, Hi-Tec is sure to offer the perfect pair with a generous list of features that will fit your every need and want.

Sports enthusiast Frank Van Wezel created the Hi-Tec brand in 1974.  In fact, his first design was a specialized squash shoe that is still sold today.  From there, Hi-Tec progressed from the simple squash shoe to becoming a world leader in outdoor and sports footwear with distribution in 85 countries worldwide.  Hi-Tec now produces boots, shoes, sandals, and more for men, women, and Continue Reading…

Stay Safe, Be Seen, Wear Hi-Vis

High Visibility Workwear

It all began when Bob Switzer, an American would-be doctor got injured at work. Instead of reading and resting up, he spent his recovery developing a new kind of luminescent paint, that he hoped would help other workers avoid his fate. He also decided to try it out on his wife’s wedding dress, so he was as brave as he was creative.

 Hi-vis clothing is everywhere now and it’s impossible to ignore – the very secret to its success.

And though it started as safety wear for work, studies across the world have all found that to be seen is, ultimately, to be safe. So for cyclists, pedestrians, and all other road workers, high visibility is an important to your workwear.

But it’s always been most vital right where it started out, for workers in all kinds of industries, where being seen is part of your occupation.

Hi-vis or HV is just as important as the tools you use. Simply put, it saves lives. So as you might expect, it comes with Continue Reading…

Carhartt Work Bags: Strength for the Long Haul

Carhartt Work Bags

Carhartt is one of work wear’s biggest name.  Their products are known for their durability, their quality, and their ability to keep you safe and comfortable through a long day of work.  The first garment to bear the Carhartt name goes all the way back to 1889 when Hamilton Carhartt created the first overall garment made specifically for railroad workers.  From there, Hamiliton Carhartt strived to make each one of his products in the highest quality.  Expanding from a company with only 4 sewing machines and 5 employees to one with more than 17 plants and 3 mills throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, Carhartt continues Continue Reading…

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