Tag Archive - Gloves

Wigwam: Making American-Made Socks for Over 100 Years

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Not every pair of athletic socks are created equal. Wigwam knows this, and they’ve known it for a long time. The Wisconsin-based business that began as a knitting company had a rough start in 1904, but their perseverance is what made them so successful. The Sheboygan Knitting Company was destroyed by a fire, but Herbert Chesebro and a group of investors decided to salvage what they could. The Hand Knit Hosiery Company was born, and they started producing huge quantities of products. When most people would probably call it quits, the company we now know as Wigwam would not exist without the efforts of these hardworking people. Continue Reading…

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…

Is Your Workwear Ready For The Cold?

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So you went out and bought a great pair of work boots this year. They’ve been reliable all year long, getting you through more mud and rain than you’ve ever seen in your life. Once the temperatures drop, your work footwear could use a boost. Just as you need to dig out the winter box and start wearing a hat and gloves, your work shoes need some extra attention, too. They have to face snow, sleet, and even salt in the upcoming months. Sure, they’ll keep you protected like they always have, but taking the time to ensure their exteriors are maintained with proper conditioning and waxing can be the difference between soggy and dry socks. Continue Reading…

Kong Gloves: Coming Soon to WPS!

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Working Person’s Store will soon be carrying an eye catching and imagination pricking range of new gloves. Eye catching designs that really stand out, packed with amazing safety and protection technology, developed with a range of safety bodies in the US and worldwide – all so you can continue to work safely in some of the harshest workplaces that there is.

Whether it’s in oil and drilling, extraction and refining, Fracking, tool pushing, mining, demolition, heavy construction or rigging, Kong work gloves mean you can literally keep your hands in where others simply can’t. 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…

Which Glove Safety Ratings Apply To You?

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Glove ratings can be a useful piece of information when it comes to selecting the right gloves for you.  However, the key is to pay attention to the right glove rating when choosing a glove that is right for your specific job.  There are several tests for work gloves that determine the ratings, but which rating is the most important for your task, the test for cut, punctures, abrasion or dexterity?  Reviewing the test standards for safety gloves can give you a crash course in selecting the perfect glove for your workplace.

For cut, the test is simple.  ANSI uses a sharp metal blade that moves across the glove material until it cuts through.  The ratings for cut range from 0 to 5, 0 for less than 200 grams and 5 for over 3500 grams.

Choosing the right puncture test can be a little more complicated.  Puncture tests make use of very different sized probes, a large nail, a small nail and a hypodermic needle.  To choose which test best applies to you, you must consider your specific safety requirement. Continue Reading…

Not All Insulated Gloves Are Created Equal

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If you work in industries such as oil and gas, mining, transportation and construction, you know that the work does not stop when the weather turns cold. In cold, snowy and rainy conditions it is essential that you change up your work wear so that you’re adequately prepared for the risks involved. This is especially true for your work gloves.

There are tons of winter work gloves out there that are labeled “thermal” or “insulated”. Of course, “thermal” sounds like what you probably want when the temperature drops, but you must consider the other features of the glove to determine if it is appropriate for you and your job. Continue Reading…

The Black Stallion Arcster A60 Gloves by Revco Industries

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Count on WorkingPerson.com to stock one of the first arc rated supple leather gloves on the market in the Black Stallion Arcster A60 gloves, a Revco Industries product, by a company you recognize for its testing, design, and quality protection.

Any one with an eye for quality would zero in on the functional details of this glove with is agile, softly tanned, kidskin leather.  This material, as you may well recognize from a simple pair of deer skin gloves, boasts exceptional comfort – and there’s no doubt it’s true here, too.  ArcsterTM’s A60 fire-resistant leather gloves were devised for and boast an amazing level of dexterity for hand protection. These FR gloves have an ATPV of 25.7 cal/cm2 and meet ASTM F1959 standards for flame-resistance.  This ease of movement consideration by Revco Industries in making the ArcsterTM A60 gloves means designers accounted for hand fatigue – and for you – the A60’s dexterousness means less stress on finger and hand muscles than stiff leather options of the past. 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…

Black Stallion’s GW101 Extreme Winter Impact Protection Gloves

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Leave it to Revco Industries, the manufacturer of Black Stallion products, to craft all-encompassing hand protection in its new GW101 work gloves. They are designed with both extreme winter weather comfort and safety at the forefront of the company’s ingenuity in this new work wear product.  You may need to go to work outdoors, but there is no reason to miss out on taking care of your priceless asset – your hands – when you do so.  Whether you are working on wires, cutting down tress, metalworking, industrial tasks, or doing other essential property or barn chores, you will want these new GW101 extreme winter gloves. The new GW101 gloves will ensure you care for those fingers and hands you value, after all what’s more important to your hands than proper glove safety. Continue Reading…

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