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The Winter Guide to Insulated Boots

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The Winter Guide to Insulated Boots
Working in cold temperatures is unforgiving, and without the proper protection, the cold can have serious implications to your health and safety.

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EH or ESD? What's the Difference?

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EH or ESD? What's the Difference?

(EH) Electrical Hazard Safety Footwear Electric Hazard shoes are designed to impede the flow of electricity through the shoe and to ground, thereby reducing the possibly of electrocution (ASTM F2413-05 Sec. 7.1.5.2).   It’s worth mentioning that electrical hazard shoes are not designed to be the primary source of protection in an electrical hazard environment. They are designed to be a secondary source of protection in an electrical hazard environment. (ASTM F2413-05 Sec. 5.5.4 & Sec 5.5.2),     (SD) Static Dissipating Safety and non-Safety Footwear Static Dissipating safety shoes are designed to minimize the amount of static electricity build...

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Make a Difference, Every Day, Every Customer

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Make a Difference, Every Day, Every Customer

It’s National Customer Service week, and at Footwear Specialties we wanted to remind everyone of the value we put into customer satisfaction, and the importance that we place in our customer support team.  Andrea, the head of our customer support team, has been the engine driving our company’s ability to foster relationships with our customers.   “I believe customer service is always evolving and improving with new technology, personal growth and the relationships we continue to build with our partners. I try to lead the growth in our customer service team by sharing my 15 years of experience working with...

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Insulated Boots – When You Need Them, We’ve Got Them

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Insulated Boots – When You Need Them, We’ve Got Them

Working outdoors in the dead of winter (or in a cold freezer any time of year) can be excruciatingly cold, painful, and not a lot of fun if you don’t have the right clothes and footwear. But if you've got to do it, let us help you out with the footwear portion of your cold weather gear with our insulated line of Avenger Work Boots. Avenger Work Boots has several footwear styles crafted using Thinsulate brand (3M) insulation so you will always know your toes are in good shape, and not frozen! A little bit about 3M Brand Thinsulate: Thinsulate micro-fibers are thinner than polyester...

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ASTM Standards - We’re Lucky to Have Them

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ASTM Standards -  We’re Lucky to Have Them

You may think safety standards are boring reading, and maybe it's even a waste of time to have these standards at all. Boring reading, maybe, but a waste of time? Not even a little bit! ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) has been around since 1898, starting when a group of engineers and scientists got together to discuss frequent rail breaks and their efforts to standardize steel used in railroad construction to keep train travel safe. That may not seem interesting at first, but consider the plethora of workplace injuries completely avoided due to the standards set by this group of professionals dedicated to your safety....

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