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Working Person’s Store: Safety Compliant and Ready to Ship

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Protecting your feet is important, especially when you are on your feet constantly for your work. If you work around heavy machinery or outside, you know just how dangerous the workplace can be. Things fall, just looking to crush those toes. Don’t leave your feet unprotected because without them, you won’t be able to get your work done. People are counting on you, so you need to be as safe as possible.

When you need a good, strong pair of steel toe work boots or shoes, Working Person’s Store is your go to retailer. With brands such as Timberland Pro, Wolverine, Dickies, and Dr. Martens, Working Person’s Store is always compliant with the safety codes. Most jobs require certain safety compliance and each and every brand that is sold at Working Person’s Store is tested to make sure that it complies with the most up to date safety codes. Continue Reading…

Foot Health: Make Sure Your Footwear Measures Up!

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Your work shoes can either help with foot problems or have the potential to cause foot problems – so it’s important that you get a pair that fit you properly.

Wearing comfortable shoes while you work can prevent many foot problems – especially when you’re out there working all day in all kinds of terrain. When the ground around you is unreliable, you’ll have the best way of dealing with that if you’ve got work shoes or boots that are molded nicely around you. Continue Reading…

Wolverine: Workwear and Work Footwear You Can Count On!

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Established in Rockford, Michigan in 1883, Wolverine made the original boots that helped build the railroads, the skyscrapers, and the highways, that laid the foundations of the USA we know today. And their patented 1000 mile boot set the standard for long-lasting work gear, all the way back in 1914.

In 1991 came the revolutionary Wolverine DuraShocks that changed the game for the working person, with compression pads in the heel and the forefoot, absorbing shock and returning it to the foot as useable energy. And that is technology they still use today, updated and reworked based on the feet out there on the working sites around the world. Continue Reading…

Dickies Chef: Cooking in Style!

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Things in life aren’t always black and white – unless you’re talking about Dickies new range of chefs clothing, that is. Because in this case – everything’s black and white. And that’s just the way they like it! It means your whole team, big or small, will look the part. And it’s that special history of a brand that listens, learns, and gives different workers the clothes they need to get the job done. And Dickies is a brand that does exactly that – every time. Continue Reading…

USA-Made Products Keep America Prosperous

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You like those Wigwam socks? How about those Thorogood boots? Or that Filson shirt? Think the quality is pretty good? That they’re well-made? Well, that’s for a good reason. Those things all have one thing in common, and that’s that they’re all American-Made. As you well know, nobody makes things with as much quality as we do right here in America.

When you buy American Made products, your boots are made the American way. Naturally, as you might expect, that makes for a higher-quality product. A well-paid American worker is going to have the skills and expertise to make a long-lasting, durable, comfortable product that you simply aren’t going to find from anywhere else in the world. Plus, American workers know what American workers need. Continue Reading…

Do you have Moxie?

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You’ve heard the phrase. We all have. “She’s got moxie.” But what does that mean? Is moxie some illusive personality trait? Is it a skill you acquire? If you look up the official definition in the dictionary, it will tell you that moxie is a “force of character, determination, or nerve.” In other words, it’s a tough woman who knows how to take control and get things done. She cannot be deterred. That’s something that working women who wear Moxie Trades work boots know well.

When you say “she’s got Moxie,” well, that’s got more than one meaning. It all goes back to the beginning. Moxie Trades was started by a working mom named Marissa McTasney who quit her job at a computer company to learn more hands-on skills. She also learned something else — that working women were often forced to choose to wear unattractive, poorly-fitting men’s work clothing and work boots. So she did something about it. She had moxie. And she could not be deterred. Continue Reading…

Don’t be a Statistic: Prevent Back Pain on the Job

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They have hard heads to protect your head. Steel toe boots to protect your toes. And safety goggles to protect your eyes. But none of those things protect you from the injury you are most likely to suffer at work: Back problems. Avoiding back problems is the most important health-related priority you can have when working in the trades.

If you’ve ever come home from work and felt an aching back, there are some things you can do in the future to help with avoiding back problems. The Center for Construction Research and Training says the construction industries have the highest rate of back injuries other than the transportation industry. One in every four of all construction industry injuries every year are back injuries, causing 1 in every 100 construction workers to miss work.

These injuries, on average, cause the worker to lose seven days of work, but often, it’s much more than that, sometimes more than a month. Most back problems are caused by low-back injuries, and repeated injuries can cause permanent damage and even disability. The most common back injuries are strains and sprains caused by lifting, pulling, carrying, and pushing things at work. If you work with heavy loads, you are obviously more likely to suffer a back injury. But your chances of getting injured are also elevated if you spend a lot of time working bent over, or twisting and turning while carrying heavy objects — activities which are common in many of the trades and other blue-collar work, not just construction. Continue Reading…

Walk Indoors and Out with Ease with Kick-Ons Shoe Covers

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As a working person, you probably take great care in your footwear selection.  You choose the perfect work boots or shoes with all of the features and technology that your job requires.  While your footwear helps you get the job done at work, it is more than likely that it also gets wet, dirty, muddy, and dusty.  Even if your job requires you to be mainly outdoors, there are times when you must come inside to the office or even a client’s home.  Working Person Store is now carrying Kick-Ons shoe covers to save your from the embarrassment of tracking in mud, dust, and dirt while allowing you to leave your shoes conveniently on.

Kick-Ons are one of a kind shoe covers made from reusable, washable, and durable EVA rubber-like material.  Disposable shoe covers are often nothing more than a thin paper like lining and they are no match for Kick-Ons which help you save money and create less waste all while saving your carpet and your professional image.  In fact, Kick-Ons promise to last a lifetime so you can feel confident in your purchase.

You may switch out your bulky snow boots for thinner hiking boots in the summer, but you won’t have to worry about switching out your Kick-Ons.  They will conform to the size of your shoes and they have adjustable straps.  Their lightweight design makes them perfectly comfortable to walk in, no matter what outdoor shoes you may be wearing.

Even if you don’t work outdoors, Kick-Ons have a variety of uses for the entire family.  Protect your bowling and golf shoes without having to remove them for a quick trip to the restroom or car with Kick-Ons.  Or, complete your indoor and outdoor chores without letting any dirt from the yard creep inside.  Kick-Ons are available in black or in hot pink, to let you reflect your personal style and they are available in men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes.

Breeze indoors and out without fear of ruining your shoes, carpet, or flooring with Kick-Ons, now available at Working Person’s Store.

ESD Footwear: Keeping you Safe in Electrical Environments

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Static dissipative footwear (ESD) is designed to protect you against hazards, due to really low footwear resistance, while keeping a high enough level of resistance to reduce the possibility of electric shock. And to qualify, the footwear has to have a lower limit of electrical resistance of 106 ohms and an upper limit of 108 ohms.

Put simply, ESD work boots reduce the amount of static electricity that can build up in your body.  But unlike Electrical Hazard (EH) work boots, ESD boots can be either steel toed or soft.  They actually conduct static electricity through the linings, the insole, outsole, and into the ground.

And so you can be sure what you’re pulling onto your feet before you set out to work, ESD shoes or boots will have an “SD” clearly visible on the ASTM label sewn inside them.

But there are some pretty tight rules around modifying, or altering your ESD work boots too.  First, you can’t add your own insole to the shoe because unless it’s explicitly an ESD insole, static electricity can’t flow through it. Also as a guide to keeping safe, try to keep the floor and the bottom of your ESD work boots as clean and free from dust as possible, this means the static electricity can dissipate properly, flowing straight through the sole and into ground. Continue Reading…

Everything You Need to Know about EH Footwear

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When you’re out on the job, your personal safety starts from the ground up. And footwear safety is vitally important: one wrong step can lead to injury, meaning lost time and an uncertain future. So finding the right protective footwear that’s not only comfortable, but also protects your well-being, is key to starting out your work day on the right foot.

You already know you need the right tool for the right job – and the same is true for your work boots. So when you’re working in a specific trade – in this case, working with and around electricity – extra special precautions need to be taken.

Electrical shock resistant (EH) footwear is made with non-conductive, electrical shock resistant soles and heels; the outsole gives you a secondary source of electric shock protection, against contact with live electrical circuits, conductors, parts, or tools. Continue Reading…

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