Tag Archive - ASTM

Selecting the Right Boots for Winter Weather

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The winter season can present many challenges at the workplace as well as safety risks.  With cold temperatures and the presence of ice and snow, workers need to be thoughtful in selecting the right protective gear to wear on the job.  One of the most important piece of safety equipment is the work boot.  Without the right pair of winter work boots, you could be at risk for slips, trips and falls.

With all of the work boot options that are out there today, it can be difficult to select the one that will best fit your needs.  It is essential for you to keep in mind the conditions that you may be working under.  Will you be working outdoors?  If so, how cold can it get?  How much snow and rain can you expect?  And, what kind of work will you be doing?  By answering these questions you can narrow down your options and choose the boots that have the features you need.  It is also important to familiarize yourself with some of the safety features of work boots, that way you know exactly what to look for. Continue Reading…

KEEN’s Tucson Footwear Provides Versatility and Protection

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Famous for creating “hybrid footwear” (footwear that serves multiple purposes), KEEN Footwear is releasing the Tucson work boots this fall, a work boot that certainly lives up to KEEN’s reputation.

KEEN amps up its idea of hybrid footwear with the Tucson, a work boot that wearers will be able to enjoy for work, play and all else that life has to offer.  Inspired by a classic hiking boot, the Tucson can easily be worn for outdoor activities yet is also equipped with protective features that make it a perfect on-the-job boot as well. Continue Reading…

F1506: The Standard Performance Specification by ASTM for FR Garments

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With the increase in number of electrical and chemical industries, the job opportunities have also increased for workers skilled in these areas. Obviously, this is good news for many workers out there, but the bad news is that the number of fire burn injuries and deaths has also increased to an alarming level in many such industries. The main reason behind all such casualties is insufficient workplace safety. Electrical workers need proper work wear, which should be fire-resistant, but this is also a harsh fact that in many cases the industrial personnel is provided by fire-resistant work-wear, which is not able to protect them effectively against momentary electric arcs. Continue Reading…

ASTM F2413 – 11 Footwear Safety Standards

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When you are on the job, you always briskly do your tasks to meet the quality and deadlines that are set for you. You have so much to do on the already that you cannot think anymore about your safety. In such hustle and bustle of jobsite activities, in case you fall down while walking quickly, you always face risks of foot fracture, especially the toe area. While rushing to get done the routine workplace works, you cannot think or guess if your steel toe boots are made with a good safety toe protective cap or not. Daily you are just at the mercy of your safety footwear and hope that they will keep you safe from any foot or toe fractures. Continue Reading…

ASTM F 1677 Slip-Resistance Footwear Standards

ASTM F1677 Footwear Slip Resistant

Here at Working Person’s Store we know that when when you’re on the job, you have a lot on your mind.  Managing staff, meeting deadlines and all while trying to stay safe are just a few of your concerns.  The last thing you need to worry about is slipping and falling.  When you’re on your feet and in a hurry, you don’t have time to wonder if your safety footwear has good enough traction, you just need them to do their job just like you do every day. Continue Reading…

Tecasafe NFPA Compliant Workwear from Revco Industries

FR Clothing Made From Tecasafe

The people at Revco Industries out of Santa Fe Springs, CA have taken reins on the competition with an improvement to their Tecasafe Plus high performance flame-resistant clothing. The company is excited to announce their flame resistant shirt and coveralls remain NFPA compliant for arc flash protection but are now also certified NFPA 2112 compliant by UL. This new certification means Black Stallion work wear, which is a brand under Revco Industries, is now suitable for use in the oil and gas industry. Continue Reading…

Bogs: Not Just Any Work Boots

BOGS Waterproof Work Boots

If you’re looking for waterproof rubber work boots that do more than keep the water out, look no further than the Bogs Boots, specifically the Journeyman STMG, available at Working Person’s Store.  We know that safety, comfort and functionality are top priorities when it comes to choosing a work boots and these Bogs have all these qualities and more. Continue Reading…

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. Understanding the difference can be difficult, but it also might not be necessary. Because understanding what “voluntary” means when it comes to workplace safety might not be as “voluntary” as you might think. Companies that have a correct understanding of what OSHA’s expectations are regarding voluntary requirements will be a leader when it comes to keeping workers safe and costs under control. Continue Reading…

How To Care For Your Flame-Resistant Clothes

Care For Your FR Apparel

Flame resistant clothes protect you. But how do you protect your flame resistant clothes? By caring for them properly. The garment’s flame resistant properties will last much longer if properly laundered and washed.

ASTM F1449-01 gives recommended procedures for laundering flame resistant cotton clothing. It’s important to realize that some laundering procedures can damage for FR clothes. Hard water and high temperatures that are used in industrial laundering and drying can cause minerals to build up on cotton FR fabrics and make them flammable. The harder the water, the more minerals are built up, the more flammable your flame resistant clothes become. But this can be prevented. Using soft water or an adequate sour can keep minerals from building up, and thus, keep your flame resistant clothes flame resistant. Continue Reading…

Metal Zippers Versus Snaps on Fire-Resistant Workwear

Metal Zipper Use In Workwear

Q: Are metal zippers and snaps on FR workwear unsafe for electrical workers, and are the prohibited by NFPA 70E or ASTM 1506 regulations?

A: Let’s take a look at those two regulations:

NFPA 70E

There is only one reference to metal components such as zippers or snaps in NFPA 70E, and it is in Section 130.6 (D):
Conductive Articles Being Worn. Continue Reading…

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