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Why Wear Specialty Work Pants Instead of Jeans?

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You wouldn’t wear your everyday running shoes on the job site and expect them to keep you as safe or as comfortable as your specialty work footwear, so why are you wearing jeans sold for weekend leisure wear on the jobsite? While it’s true that blue jeans were the original work pants, the styles sold today are not designed as work wear. There are a few exceptions, such as the CAT Regulator Jean – which are made of thicker denim, reinforced stitching and are designed to fit over work boots without straining the fabric, but overall jeans are made as...

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Why High Visibility Work Wear is a Must for Canadian Winters

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Even though we’re past the shortest day of the year, Canadian winters are known for their lack of daylight hours, and snow and blustery conditions can further hamper visibility. If you work outside in Canadian winters, you not only need good, warm boots and work clothes, but ones that make you visible to drivers of all types of vehicles – be they your coworkers or people using the road you’re working on. High visibility work wear is designed for low light conditions and dramatically reduces the chance of injury by vehicle strike. Even workers in warehouses can benefit from high...

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Keeping Warm in the Deep Freeze of Winter

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If you work outside, extreme temperatures can make your job much harder on your body. Whether it’s plus 35 degree heat with humidity, or minus 20 degree cold with a windchill, it’s much harder to work outside in extreme weather. The good thing about extreme cold weather though, is that there are more things you can do to keep warm than there are to cool down in the extreme heat, and with the right gear it’s possible to work outside on even the coldest day in relative comfort. Here are the best ways to stay warm when the weather’s cold....

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How to Take Care of the Footwear that Takes Care of You

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Safety footwear can take a beating on the job. We’ve previously written about signs that you should be replacing your safety footwear, but how do you extend the life of the footwear you already own? The answer is to take care of it properly right from the beginning. If you work outdoors, the elements can wreak havoc on the materials in your safety footwear. Salt, especially, is such a nuisance that we devoted an entire post to preventing and treating salt stains. By protecting and cleaning your safety footwear regularly, you can extend the life of your shoes and in...

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Does Colour Matter in Safety Footwear?

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

One of the questions our sales associates in footwear hear frequently is “do they come in other colours?” which is a tough question to answer. The answer is not cut and dry – most styles of safety footwear are available in only one colour, but you can find safety footwear in different colours by looking at different styles. The colour of the footwear itself has nothing to do with whether or not the shoe or boot is safety rated – they could be neon orange and still safety rated or tan and not CSA approved. The colour that matters in...

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