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How to Fit Yourself for a Belt

WPS Belt Sizing Blog

“If your pants have loops, you need to wear a belt.” Most people don’t follow that classic bit of style advice, but many people still like to anyway. Not only does a belt keep your work pants secure, but it can also be useful for attaching things to your waist — anything from tools to a cell phone.

Choosing whether or not to wear a belt is easy. The hard part is choosing what size you need. They don’t exactly teach it in school. But there are a few simple tips you can follow to help you find your correct belt size. If you ever find yourself wondering how big of a belt you need, here’s the answer: The belt buckle clip should fit into the middle hole. It really is that simple. That way, you have an even amount of belt on each side of your buckle. That’s the proper sizing for a belt. Continue Reading…

Kong Gloves: Coming Soon to WPS!

Kong Blog WPS

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…

Wear the Right Socks!

work sock safety

With the weather warming up, it’s time to get back outside and get  back to outside work. And on the days when the sun is beating down, you’ll feel it on your neck, and you’ll feel it on your feet. For those of us who work outdoors, we know that the sweatiest, smelliest part of the whole day comes right down to your socks. Which is why wearing the right work socks can make all the difference.

Whether they are made of cotton, acrylic, polyester, or anything else, the three biggest things we’re looking for are comfort, support, and durability. And these things can be accomplished in a number of different ways. For instance, when it’s warm out, the biggest thing that can help achieve comfort is a pair of socks that are designed to keep you cool. And since warm weather plus work tends to equal sweat, it’s important to have socks that keep you dry too. Moisture-wicking socks like Coolmax socks from brands like Wigwam and Thorlos are some of the most popular for accomplishing these goals. Continue Reading…

Introducing Farm to Feet American-Made Socks

farm to feet socks

  This month at Working Person’s Store we’re looking at a brand new manufacturer of socks. You might say, that’s all well and good, but they’re only socks, right? Well, made with only the finest 100% American ingredients, sourced directly from American sheep ranchers, they’re 100% Made in the USA. So these are no ordinary socks at all. And you only have to look at the designs to know one thing, they’re a totally unique proposition. Continue Reading…

Stay Safe, Stay Cool

Occunomix cooling bandana

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…

Carhartt Work Bags: Strength for the Long Haul

Carhartt Work Bags

Carhartt is one of work wear’s biggest name.  Their products are known for their durability, their quality, and their ability to keep you safe and comfortable through a long day of work.  The first garment to bear the Carhartt name goes all the way back to 1889 when Hamilton Carhartt created the first overall garment made specifically for railroad workers.  From there, Hamiliton Carhartt strived to make each one of his products in the highest quality.  Expanding from a company with only 4 sewing machines and 5 employees to one with more than 17 plants and 3 mills throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, Carhartt continues Continue Reading…

Which Glove Safety Ratings Apply To You?

cut-resistant-gloves

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…

Stanley Releases Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Mugs

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Paying tribute to the original Stanley beverage products, the company is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in part by re-releasing two limited edition designs, inspired by the early originals. The best of the vintage styles of green texture and shiny stainless merged with the company’s years of experience and improvements in quality. Replenish your beverage carrier choices with a classic look and quality function.

The classic brushed green 100th anniversary bottle taken directly from the beloved 1944 version  reminds me of great-grandpa, carrying his coffee with him to have in the truck all day – hot and plenty of it for cold days, especially. (Of course, he probably had that WWII era original.)  He made sure he was refilling his coffee needs from his own pocket and not stops along the way.   Continue Reading…

Travel Light With Ergodyne Water-Resistant Duffel Bags

Ergodyne Arsenal Waterproof Duffel Bag

Traveling light while keeping your possessions protected is one on the minds of travelers and workers alike. Ergodyne has the perfect travel bag that is lightweight, water- and cold-resistant and built to fit plenty of room for your essentials. The amazing GB5030 Ergodyne duffle bag is designed to hold up during sleet, snow, rain and wind, without damaging what’s inside. Made with Tarpaulin material, Ergodyne has tested this bag against the elements of weather and promises to protect your valuables, no matter what’s happening outside. The Ergodyne Arsenal bag is available in three sizes, small, medium and large, ensuring there is a model to fit your needs no matter what they are. Continue Reading…

Employees Won’t Wear Eye Protection? Here’s How to Fix That

Wearing Safety Glasses On The Job Is Important

When your mother said, “hey, be careful, you could put your eye out!” you knew she meant it. Mom could see things before they happened, couldn’t she? Well, when your employer says, “hey, be careful, you could put your eye out!” there’s reason behind that too. The statistics are alarming.

There were more than 800,000 work-related eye injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2008, the most recent available data. Men were four times more likely than women to suffer an eye injury. In 70 percent of accidents, the eye injury was caused by an object or equipment, and in about 26 percent of accidents, it was caused by exposure to harmful substances like chemicals.

While those statistics are cause for concern in and of themselves, the most alarming statistic is this — 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. Continue Reading…

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