Employee Safety

Health and safety in the workplace is important. Employee safety on the job site is enforced by OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Act), which makes employers require their employees to abide by guidelines for safety purposes. OSHA was passed in 1970 to minimize workplace injuries. Workers are informed of rules to follow, told what protective workwear they need to wear to work, and trained to complete tasks properly and safely.

The winter weather can be brutal on your hands. Wind and snow don’t care how much work you have to get done. They can make your skin can become dry, chapped, and cracked, creating an uncomfortable situation for you. Winter work gloves are here to the rescue. We offer several designs at Working Person’s Store, including waterproof and insulated styles. Durable outer shells on some styles are created to have wind-resistance and waterproof qualities, which ensure the comfort of your hands. One particular pair of Kombi gloves also features insulation - power goose down insulation, to be exact! That should sound nice and cozy, especially if you spend long hours outdoors. Some work gloves are designed specifically for cold weather because it’s [...]

You can only control so much when it comes to your job. There’s no controlling the weather, the type of mood your boss is in, and all sorts of events that will affect your day. Often, you can’t even control the surface below you. Yesterday, it may have been solid and sturdy. Today, it’s sheer ice. The last step you took may have been on concrete, but a spill means your next step will be less predictable. This is why it’s so important to take your work footwear seriously. While there are many features worth looking into, slip-resistance needs to be a priority in any work shoes and boots you choose to wear. Slipping: A Very Real Danger Although slipping may sound like a fairly mild accident - there are certainly worse ones [...]

No matter what kind of work you do, protecting your feet needs to be a priority. Otherwise, all it takes is one mistake - one accident - and you could be sidelined and unable to get the job done. Fortunately, work footwear has come a long way since the days when simply dropping the wrong tool could mean a broken bone. Focus is now placed on creating work boots that inspire confidence with every step you take, no matter what kind of surface you’re walking on at your job. The interiors of modern men's and women's footwear has also been given its due. After all, "safety” is as much about comfort and ergonomics as it is about having the right barrier between your feet and the outside world. Still, manufacturers have continued to outdo themselves. [...]

Guard Yourself Against Fire Hazards

From the very beginning, Working Person’s Store has been committed to providing high quality workwear to those with the harshest jobs out there. One [...]

The History of Safety Toe Boots

Your new boss just informed you that you'll need to get a pair of steel toe boots before starting your very first shift. What a pain, right? Before you [...]

OSHA’s “Focus Four Hazards”

In any industry that makes use of powerful equipment and requires employees to work outdoors, there are bound to be some major hazards and risks.  For [...]

What Type of Safety Footwear Fits Your Job Best

Today’s advancing industrial workplaces are full of unseen hazards and the people working at such workplaces are at great risk of jobsite injuries even [...]

Don’t Mess Around With Combustible Dust

Combustible dust.  It is an explosion hazard that is not to be taken lightly.  Though OSHA seems to be stalling on the rule-making process when it [...]

Heat Stress Prevention: Monitors Make Sense To Use

Here’s something to think about: Heat Stress is expensive. A 2010 study in the state of Washington found that the average cost of a heat-related illness [...]

ASTM F2413 – 11 Footwear Safety Standards

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 [...]

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