Most contractors or tradesmen probably don’t think of themselves as athletes in their specific fields. So when I heard the term “industrial athlete” from Truewerk, they had my interest. When we think of any Pro athlete, we know that the gear that they use is not what you pick up at your local discount retailer. […]
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We recently received a very helpful graphic to go along with the new ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 cut resistance standards from our friends at Magid. Cut resistance standards have caused confusion in the past because they can differ between countries and testing methods. Time will tell if these new standards eliminate the confusion, but for now they do look more intuitive. […]
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In my never-ending quest for the perfect footwear for work, I’m constantly chasing comfort. After all, the challenge isn’t producing a shoe with a safety toe, puncture resistance, and stability, it’s doing it in a way that doesn’t leave your feet begging for mercy at the end of the day. More often than not, I […]
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In a surprise move, OSHA is expected to approve impact rated contact lenses that meet the current Z87 impact requirements. New lenses that meet the standard will officially be listed under OSHA 20170401.Z87C. Lenses that exceed the impact standards will be able to carry a “Z87C+” designation. This is the same designation listed for typical […]
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Whether you’re on the jobsite, off on the long run, sitting on an airplane, or even just shopping at Walmart, there’s something that almost all of us understand universally – listening to music helps isolate us from all the bad mojo around and makes the time go by faster. When we have to wear hearing […]
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Thermacell Repellents recently introduced three new products for 2017 designed to keep outdoor activities pest-free: the Thermacell Halo, Thermacell Backpacker, and Thermacell Control System. Non-topical Thermacell repellent products are government tested and EPA approved, using technology that the US Department of Defense has employed to protected troops from mosquito-borne illnesses for years. And the Non-topical […]
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Ford recently unveiled plans to introduce the Ford F-150 Hybrid by 2020 as part of an expansion that will create 700 direct new jobs and is part of a $4.5 billion investment in electrified vehicles. Ford F-150 Hybrid Details The F-150 Hybrid, built at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, will operate as a mobile generator and be […]
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The Grundens Herkules Bib Pants and Ragnar Jacket are designed to keep the wind and water from interfering with sport, commercial, and onshore fishing activities. As the company’s story goes, around a century ago a Swede named Carl Grundén, the son of a fisherman, began to manufacture water-repellent garments to withstand the forces of nature. Grundens rain […]
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For all of the oppressive summer (and sometimes fall) heat in Central Florida, the Pros here rarely have to worry about bundling up to get the job done. But there are times when we need workwear appropriate for chilly temperatures. You know, for the few days that dip below 60 degrees! Late winter and early […]
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Dickies and Invista’s Cordura brand have teamed up to create the Dickies Pro with Cordura Military Grade Fiber Technology collection, crafted specifically for the skilled tradesman working in severe weather conditions who need light and abrasion-resistant clothing. The Cordura military-grade component is Invista’s patent-pending T420HT fiber and cotton-rich ripstop fabric that combine to form the […]
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