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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…

Staying Safe While Riding Your ATV

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The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer.  Finally, it is time to get ready for some outdoor activities and get rid of that cabin fever for the season.  We’re sure you have a long list of tasks and recreational activities that you’re just itching to embark on and, for many of us, that list includes enjoying your All Terrain Vehicle (ATV).

ATVs can be a great asset to the workplace as well as a fun way to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  They are currently used in several industries such as agriculture, emergency services and land management.  They are cost-efficient as well as versatile which makes them an ideal vehicle both on the job and off.  However, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released statistics revealing that ATV injuries are on the rise and ATV accidents are to blame for the deaths of 41 workers in the U.S. in 2010. Continue Reading…

The “How To” on Staying Warm in Cold Weather

Layer To Stay Warm By Staying Dry

Winter winds will soon be blowing and hazards associated with exposure to cold come with the season. Without proper protection, people who work outside during winter, as well as those whose interior work environments expose them to cold, face serious health risks such as frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. Fortunately, risks associated with exposure to cold can be reduced substantially with the proper work attire, and today we offer information and resources to help you prepare now for protection against unnecessary risk. Continue Reading…

How Much Thinsulate Do You Need In Your Footwear?

Thinsulate In Work Boots

Thinsulate is a microfiber material that insulates even when damp, and dries quickly. It’s used in gloves, jackets, footwear and other clothes in different thicknesses.

Measured in grams (per square meter), you have quite a choice at of weights at our Working Persons’s Store. We prefer you to be a little on the cautious side when it comes to manufacturerer’s recommendations, and, of course, “your mileage may vary.” We also feel that insulated footwear should be one of your warmer purchases, as it’s easier to layer things like jackets and sweatshirts comfortably. So we carry a heck of a lot of Insulated Boots with this material. Continue Reading…

OSHA Updates on New Industry Regulations and Standards

OSHA Standard Changes 2012

When there’s a safety problem or hazard in the workplace, people call the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA. It’s the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. And as it turns out, 2011 was a busy year for OSHA. More than 200,000 people sought assistance from OSHA in 2011, through either the toll-free 800 number or through email.

OSHA’s records show that nearly 43,000 of those who called the 800 number did so to file a complaint about workplace hazards. More than 32,000 people contacted OSHA through its email correspondence system. And more than 9,200 of those who called the 800 number selected the Spanish language option. All in all, OSHA conducted nearly 30,000 on-site visits to small business worksites in 2011, covering 1.3 million workers, approving 101 new Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) sites and re-approving 291 more. Continue Reading…

What Happens if You Don’t Wear Work Gloves?

How To Address Working People Who Don't Wear Work Gloves

Raise your hand if you’ve heard any of these excuses before: “I can do a better job without gloves” or “gloves get in the way of good grip” or “wearing gloves makes my hands sweaty and slippery.” Statistics show that wearing protective gloves in industrial work reduces the risk of hand injury by a whopping 60 percent. Yet time and time again, getting employees to wear protective gloves proves to be one of the biggest challenges employers face. Continue Reading…

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