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Tips to Help Avoid Frostbite

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It’s 0-degrees F outside, and there are 15mph winds, so you’re a mere 30 minutes away from frostbite. That makes it -19-degrees F with the windchill factor, and it’s only a matter of minutes before your fingers, toes, ears, and nose start to lose feeling. After that, you have to act fast. If the thermometer reads -60-degrees F, you only have about 10 minutes before your skin is in danger. Frostbite can happen more quickly than you think, and this can lead to hypothermia, too. How can you prevent the weather from affecting you, both temporarily and permanently? Continue Reading…

Working Person’s Store Keeps Growing

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Working Person’s Store added over 6,000 square feet to their South Bend fulfillment operations center, giving them over 23,000 square feet of warehouse space. The additional space to the Working Person’s Store fulfillment location will help facilitate their growing online and direct sales businesses. Continue Reading…

Stay Dry with Dickies Dri-Release

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What’s worse than a sopping wet work shirt? One that also smells! Believe it or not, there’s a way to get rid of all that sweat and odor that have become the “norm” for your work days. Dickies, a reputable brand that manufactures quality workwear and apparel, utilizes Dri-Release Technology in some of their products to keep you dry and comfortable…and smelling good! While you’re busting your butt at your job, this technology is hard at work, too. Continue Reading…

Winter Workwear: What are your Options?

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Wouldn’t it be nice if, when the weather gets cold, we could all just head inside and take a nice little vacation until spring? Of course it would. But you live in the real world. So when you need to work outdoors during the winter months, make sure you’re properly equipped to handle the weather. Having the best winter workwear on the job during the cold months is good for your comfort, your protection, and your productivity.

The leading manufacturers of winter work clothes, like Carhartt, Wrangler, Wigwam, Filson, Stormy Kromer and more, make their pants, shirts, coats, jackets, boots, gloves, hats and other products out of a number of different fabrics, for a number of different uses. Different fabrics have different advantages, and oftentimes, there are different insulations that you can utilize as well, to maximize your comfort and protection during the winter months when you are working outdoors. Continue Reading…

Workwear Fabrics: What you Need to Know

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If your work is tough, you need work clothes that are just as tough. You need clothes made for working people, workwear that can withstand the rugged job you put them through. You need workwear that is durable, comfortable, and protective, from the best brands like Carhartt, Wrangler, Bulwark, Filson, Dickies, Red Kap, Under Armour, Wolverine, and more.

When it comes to deciding on the right work clothes for your particular job, it often comes down to the type of fabric you choose. Cotton duck is the most popular fabric for workwear. It is weighty and strong, coming from the Dutch word doek, which was a fabric once used to make clothing for sailors. It’s also the same type of fabric used to make sails, tents, shoes, sand bags, and other rugged products, since it is so resistant to tearing and can handle rough use. Continue Reading…

Dickies Chef: Cooking in Style!

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Things in life aren’t always black and white – unless you’re talking about Dickies new range of chefs clothing, that is. Because in this case – everything’s black and white. And that’s just the way they like it! It means your whole team, big or small, will look the part. And it’s that special history of a brand that listens, learns, and gives different workers the clothes they need to get the job done. And Dickies is a brand that does exactly that – every time. Continue Reading…

Wear the Right Socks!

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With the weather warming up, it’s time to get back outside and get  back to outside work. And on the days when the sun is beating down, you’ll feel it on your neck, and you’ll feel it on your feet. For those of us who work outdoors, we know that the sweatiest, smelliest part of the whole day comes right down to your socks. Which is why wearing the right work socks can make all the difference.

Whether they are made of cotton, acrylic, polyester, or anything else, the three biggest things we’re looking for are comfort, support, and durability. And these things can be accomplished in a number of different ways. For instance, when it’s warm out, the biggest thing that can help achieve comfort is a pair of socks that are designed to keep you cool. And since warm weather plus work tends to equal sweat, it’s important to have socks that keep you dry too. Moisture-wicking socks like Coolmax socks from brands like Wigwam and Thorlos are some of the most popular for accomplishing these goals. 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…

Stay Safe, Be Seen, Wear Hi-Vis

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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…

Oil and Gas Industry Injuries Steadily Declining

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Good news for the oil and natural gas industries was revealed in a report from the American Petroleum Institute (API).  The report stated that operational injuries and illnesses for the oil and natural gas industries occur at a lower rate then the average for the private sector.  In addition, injuries and illnesses in this industry has been steadily declining.  The industry rate in 2011 (2.3 incidents per 100 full-time workers compared to 3.5 incidents for all of the private sector) shows a seven percent decrease since 2010 (the private sector average remained the same).  What is particularly impressive is that although industry and illness rates are declining, the oil and natural gas industries have significantly increased their production levels in recent years. Continue Reading…

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