Tag Archive - Flame-resistant workwear

The Top 10 Workplace Hazards and How to Prevent Them

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Here are our top 10 hazards that occur in workplaces all too often. Although there are many more dangers on job sites, we feel that this list deserves some attention. Educate yourself on what can cause potential hazards and read up on how you can safely prevent them from ruining your day. Continue Reading…

A Brief History of FR

FR History WPS Blog

When you think of fire-resistant clothing, you probably immediately imagine fire fighters, welding shops, and maybe even electricians. With sparks flying and flames building, people with heat-intensive occupations need to have the right kind of gear. They have special flame-resistant gloves and jackets to prevent injuries. But how was the tough material in flame-resistant clothing developed in the first place? Fortunately for us, scientists in the past took care of the “trial and error” processes that most likely burnt off some hair. Continue Reading…

Flame-Resistant Clothing by CAT

WPS CAT FR Blog

You’re at work, doing the same thing you’ve done 700 times before. Except this time, it’s different. There’s a spark, then a flame, and before you know it, your arm is on fire. By the time you realize what’s happening, the most important thing to do to protect yourself is a decision you made much earlier. Either you properly protected yourself by wearing flame-resistant clothing, or you’re wishing you had. Workplace accidents happen. It’s a fact, no matter how careful you are. Which is why you need to be properly protected. CAT has a new line of flame-resistant clothing that is comfortable, looks good, and, most importantly, will provide the kind of protection you need, with the kind of CAT quality you have come to recognize in everything CAT makes. 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…

WPS Welcomes an Online Catalog

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Working Person’s Store puts out two catalogs a year. Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. The WPS catalog features the very best there is to offer in workwear and work footwear for both men and women and now the catalog can be accessed online!

The very same catalog that you get in your mail twice a year is now online, which makes the process even easier. Now you can browse, pick what you want, and then you can instantly order because you’re already there. Working Person’s Store wants everyone’s shopping experience to be as easy and enjoyable as possible. Continue Reading…

Taking Care of your FR Wear

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Flame resistant (FR) clothing saves lives because it significantly reduces burn injury, gives the wearer escape time, and increases chances of survival. Providing FR clothing demonstrates management’s commitment to safety and employee well-being. It can improve morale, as well as increase safety.

FR clothing can only provide protection if the wearer follows garment manufacturers’ recommendations for proper use:

  • Wear garments properly – collars closed, sleeves and cuffs down and secured, shirt tails tucked, closures secured, and other manufacturer recommendations.
  • Wear looser-fitting garments that provide adequate mobility.
  • Do not wear non-FR clothing over FR garments. The outermost layer must be FR
  • Wear only FR or non-melting undergarments (e.g. cotton, silk, wool.)
  • Wash garments thoroughly after each wearing to remove contaminants.
  • Do not put on or take off the garment in proximity of flammable gasses, vapors, dusts, or in other potentially explosive environments.
  • In potentially explosive atmospheres, proper grounding procedures must be used.
  • Wear garments with the appropriate arc rating as dictated by an electric arc hazard analysis. Consult employer if unsure.

Continue Reading…

Take Proper Care of Your FR Clothing

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It’s obvious what flame-resistant clothes do to take care of you. You know, protect you from flames. But it’s not always obvious how you’re supposed to take care of your flame resistant clothing. How to wash it, dry it, and keep it in good condition. It’ll last much longer if it is properly cared for, and it will also retain its flame-resistant properties much better. So here’s some good instructions:

When it comes to laundering flame-resistant cotton clothing, ASTM F1449-01 has several recommendations. 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 fabrics and make them flammable. The harder the water, the more minerals build up, the more flammable your flame-resistant clothes become. But this can be prevented. Using soft water or an adequate soap can keep minerals from building up, and thus, keep your flame-resistant clothes flame-resistant. Continue Reading…

Stay Safe, Stay Cool

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The summer’s coming, we promise. No seriously, it’s right around the corner – it’ll be here before you know it. And that’s great, right? Well yes, and no.

If you’re hanging out by the pool, then great! Whenever you get too hot, you jump right in. But then again, when you’re out on the job, at work on the site or generally exposed to the sun and heat all day without a proper break, it’s a different ball game altogether.  Continue Reading…

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…

National Safety Apparel: Keeping you Safe in all Environments

National Safety Apparel

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…

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