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

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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

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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…

Spring Rain? Let your Waterproofs Take the Strain!

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It’s March, so spring’s (hopefully) right around the corner. And it’s getting warmer all the time. Great! But it also means we’re probably going to get a bit of rain, too.

 So it’s about the time of the working year you might want to have a think about rain gear. We know, we know, we’d all rather not, but hey, it doesn’t have to be so painful. Rain gear has come a long way from shapeless, rubbery work waterproofs. With advances in fabrics and a whole host of fashion brands getting into the worker’s market, there’s a Continue Reading…

Ease Muscle Pain with the Shiatsu Pal and Tiger Tail Tools

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You wear comfortable shoes, you lift with the legs, you stretch before exercising and you take all of the necessary precautions to keep your body running like a well-oiled machine. However, even the most diligent among us can suffer the pain of muscle fatigue, aching, and soreness. When you work long days filled with physical tasks or you are constantly on your feet, discomfort and pain is inevitable and can sometimes just become more aggravated the more you continue to work. We all know you can’t just take a sick day for your aching feet, so it’s a vicious cycle!

If this story sounds all too familiar, then The Working Person’s Store has some good news for you. A variety of body massagers are now available at The Working Person’s Store that will save you hours of working through pain on the Continue Reading…

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