ANSI, also known as the American National Standards Institute, oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards. This private, non-profit organization provides guidelines for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. Standards are also set so American products can be used worldwide. Fall prevention on workplace surfaces, chemical safety, protective clothing standards, and safety signs and symbols are examples of what ANSI standards address.

When you’re cruising around town on a bright summer day (in your sports car, duh), you’re probably wearing sunglasses. If you’re not, you definitely should be. We have sunglasses that don't JUST protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays (UVA and UVB) - they also guard your eyeballs from other hazards. From wind- to impact-resistance, these safety sunglasses can be worn during work and leisure time. Staying safe never looked so good. Here are just some of the many safety sunglasses available at Working Person's Store: One style of Pyramex sunglasses features ice blue lenses, and they’re designed to reduce glare. These trusty lenses also filter out 99% of the sun’s harmful rays, and they exceed the ANSI Z87.1-2003 requirements [...]

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. The most important deterrent to any accident is wearing the proper personal protection equipment. In fact, according to OSHA, incorrect use of PPE was the fourth-most commonly cited [...]

In frosty weather, going for a job without proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is quite risky and it can make you severely ill as well. All you need for a cold weather job in cold is the right kind of PPE. Its quite confusing to choose workwear for cold temperatures because you cannot always guess how much insulation will be needed. You also cannot be sure that your workwear will protect you from the cold winds that happening during the winter. Many employees need help in selecting the right kind of PPE for working in cold temperatures. The American Standard for Classification of Insulation Apparel used in frigid work environments (ANSI/ISEA 201-2012) is now offering help to such employees, as well as employers. This help is being [...]

Which Glove Safety Ratings Apply To You?

Glove ratings can be a useful piece of information when it comes to selecting the right gloves for you.  However, the key is to pay attention to the [...]

Edge Eyewear Protective Glasses Prevent Eye Injury

How do you protect yourself when you don't even see it coming? With Edge Eyewear, the leading producer of rigorously tested and proven safety eyeglasses, [...]

ANSI Safety Workwear - How Much Visibility is Necessary for Your Job?

Just as every occupation requires a variety of different tools needed for the job, every profession also requires different safety workwear.  Depending [...]

Layering - A New Industry Standard for Insulated Clothing

When choosing clothing for cold-weather layering, insulated clothing will add warmth. And thanks to a new ANSI standard, working people and employers [...]

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. [...]

Specialized Gloves Are Needed for Specialized Skills

Employers these days are moving away from generalization, and placing an emphasis on hiring workers who have specialized skills. According to Forbes magazine, [...]

What do Hard Hat Standards Mean?

The main standards are for both impact protection and electrical insulation. Actually, there are two main types of ANSI impact standards for Hard [...]

High-Visibility Clothing

Our friends at ANSI have approved three main classes of clothing regarding visibility: namely, Classes 1, 2, and 3 (surprised?). Actually, there is [...]

Workplace Eye Safety Facts

Make sure your safety eyewear has passed appropriated safety tests and regulations. Edge Safety Glasses and Pyramex Safety Eyewear have both been rigorously [...]

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