OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and it’s an agency of the United States Department of Labor. The mission of the administration is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” Employers are required to inform their employees of chemical hazards and other dangerous portions of the job, and they must properly train employees to make sure they know how to work safely around equipment and other potential hazards. Injuries must be accurately reported, and employers cannot discriminate against employees. These are just some of the strict yet important regulations that OSHA enforces.

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 sign you have a tough job is when you’re required to wear flame-resistant clothing and accessories, which is why we have plenty of FR workwear options that work as hard as you do. Working around fire hazards is risky business. From raincoats, accessories, jackets, and overalls to shirts (check out our own brand of fire-resistant shirts!) and even underwear, we offer flame-resistant options to literally cover you from head to toe. Our FR products meet standards ranging from ASTM, OSHA, and other safety compliances to keep you guarded. There are a variety of fabric styles to meet your specific [...]

At Working Person's Store, we take pride in taking care of our customers. That includes providing you with protective clothing you can trust. Your job isn't always the easiest, but we have the men's and women's workwear that'll keep you safe and make your 8+ hour shift more tolerable. When it comes to job site hazards, there's no room for messing around…open flames and electrical hazards can pop up out of nowhere. A precautionary measure you can take is to wear flame-resistant workwear, and we have the FR shirts you need. They're part of our Working Person's Store brand product line, and they're American-made, too! Our flame-resistant shirts feature Arc Defender fabric, which is skin safe. You can wear it directly against your skin, [...]

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 roll your eyes and complain, remember your employer is just trying to keep your feet safe - and in certain occupations, it's required by law that you wear safety toe boots. As you're browsing Working Person's Store website for your latest work footwear requirements, think about why you need this type of coverage and when the heck people started wearing it. Toward the end of World War II (1939-1949), industrial safety became an issue. Before this time period, it was much cheaper and faster to replace an injured worker than introducing safety measures. Once liability costs increased, [...]

Stay Safe in the Heat!

Summer’s coming, so we thought it was about the right time to share what we know about keeping cool at work, as the temperature rises. It’s all too [...]

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.  [...]

An Indian Summer Can Still Put You At Risk For Heat Stress

Although Labor Day traditionally marks the ending of summer, most of us know that the first few weeks of “fall” can still bring the heat.  While [...]

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 [...]

Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard Helps Workers Beat the Heat

As June comes to a close, the summer is now in full-swing.  We see the days getting longer, drier and hotter as July gets closer and closer.  We’ve [...]

What is OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269?

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 29 CFR1910.269 comprises of the operation and maintenance of electric power generation, control, [...]

Choose the Right Workwear to Avoid Heat-Related Illness and Injury

Heat-related illness on the job can be serious, even deadly. And although there is not a specific OSHA standard that addresses hot work environments, [...]

Workplace Safety and Finger Safety Go Hand-in-Hand

To companies in the industrial sector, safety is paramount.  Employees of these companies may face risk on the jobsite every single day, but developing [...]

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