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October is the best time of year. You know why? Because it is completely appropriate to break into our warm boots & cozy hoodies. I wake up in up in the morning, throw on a hoodie and it is completely appropriate because it is chilly outside. It’s so nice not having to think about what to wear! Safetygirl.com has hoodies that are durable, comfortable and warm for the women that are working outside or need reliable clothing. Right now is the best time to stock up because we are offering you 10% off sweatshirts and shirts on the site (just use code DEAL10)! We’ve put together some top hoodies we sell for each type of woman. Enjoy and happy October!

For the cold women… Carhartt Clarksburg Sherpa Lined Zip-Up

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 For the stylish women… Dickies Henley Pullover Hoodie

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 For the sporty women… Dickies DPS Work Tech Zip Up Hoodie

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Tips for Comfortable Work Boots

Some of you probably have your boots on for over 40 hours a week. That’s over 23% of the time. Comfort is key to keeping you and your feet happy. We want to give you a few tips for finding your perfect boot.

1. Make Sure They Are Right For You

Not all boots are going to be comfortable on all feet. We each have different arches, widths and walking habits.

When you first put on your fancy new boots, slide your toes to the front & bend your knee. Only the width of your finger should fit between your heel and the back of the boot.

Walk in them. Make sure your foot is not sliding around. If it is…tighten the laces and try again. If it’s still an issue, they’re not right for your foot.

Make sure there is no bend in the boot where your arch is.

Don’t try on boots when your feet are cold. Once you’re working and your feet are in a true work setting, they will swell. So heat up your feet before trying them on.

 2. Wear Wool/Polyester Socks

The Socks Addict blog tells us that wool socks are AMAZING for boots. They are specifically cushioned for comfort. You also want to look for anti microbial, moisture-wicking and breathable characteristics in your socks. A good option is the Wigwam 40 Below Socks or  the Wigwam Merino Wool Socks.

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3. Keep Your Boots Healthy

Make sure if they are wet after work, you invest in a boot dryer or even hang them so they can dry properly. Remove any excess dirt with a boot brush every single day. Hydrate them with conditioner every once in a while.

Right now, we’re offering you 10% off Logger boots with code DEAL10!

 

NEW Puma Athletic Shoes 👟

Puma continues to be our most popular brand for women’s shoes here at SafetyGirl. They collectively receive the highest ratings on our site. Therefore we are always waiting for them to come out with new product so you are the first to get it. We want to feature a new pair this week that we just recently added to the mix!


 

NEW PUMA SAFETY Celerity Knit Steel Toe Athletic Shoe

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These neutral grey & black athletic shoes are great to wear everyday no matter what outfit you choose along with them. They are great for working or running! The steel safety cap will keep your feet protected while the waffle design BreathActive Lining controls odor and increases comfort for all day wear. They are slip and oil resistant and therefore great for any industry you put them in. The rubber outsole is also heat resistant up to 300 degrees F. You can choose to keep the Evercushion Insole inside the shoe or remove it for extra room. TPU protection (hard plastic & silicone mixture) is both in the toe and heel for added protection. This helps to absorb shock when walking or running. They are ASTM & SD Rated.

 

 

We also have the men’s version on our sister site, Construction Gear, for that special someone in your life! Check them out here.

5 Books to Read Right Now

I know we’re all really busy with work and family but I cannot stress how important it is to take time for yourself. For some, it may be a nice hot bath or a glass of wine, for others a good empowering book is just what the doctor ordered. I’ve read some really great books recently that I wanted to share if you are in the market.

1. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso – for those who need job inspirtation & motivation

This is a personal story by the author, Sophia Amoruso, who went from living on the streets and theft to a successful CEO of a major company, Nasty Gal. She is a prime example that the owners of a company are not always “typical” or “born into it”. If you feel in a rut at your work place or just want to learn more about this story, pick up this book!

 

 

 

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – for those who enjoy science & ethics

This story will make you think ethics, race & science all at once. Henrietta Lacks was a poor African American woman who could barely put food on the table for her children. She never had anything to handed to her. When she became very ill, some would argue that she was used. Her body cells (commonly known as HeLa cells today) were taken without her or her family’s knowledge and are now used for study of some of the most vital diseases we face today. Does the family deserve compensation? Should the cells even be used?

 

 

 

 

3. You Are Enough by Cassie Mendoza-Jones – for those who need inspiration & self worth discovery

This book is amazing. It teaches you, at any age, how to love yourself and not someone else more than you. It’s not just filled with a bunch of inspirational quotes…it actually has questions to make you think and helps determine thinking patterns that are making you feel not worthy. If you’ve ever compared yourself to someone and it got the best of you, this would be an excellent read for you!

 

 

 

 

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- for those who like a thriller & suspense

Everyone has seen that couple that makes us sick with how happy they are (or seem to be). Maybe that portrayal is fake? Are they really that happy? This book tells a story of a married woman who seems to have the best marriage but suddenly goes missing. Nobody believes her husband is capable of murdering her or hurting her but do they really know him? What happened to her? If the suspense is killing you, read this book to find out!

 

 

 

5. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – for those who want a little bit of everything

A woman had “everything everyone wanted” at home but still felt empty and confused so she traveled the world for a year. She learned new cultures, new food, new relationships and so much more. If you don’t have the time or money to travel the world (most of us do not) then you can almost live vicariously through her experiences by reading this book.

 

 

 

Take some time to sit down with a good book that interests you!

 

Protect Yourself W/ a Self Defense Course

In today’s day it is not a bad idea to drop a few dollars on improving your safety. We may think we know how to protect ourselves but there is always room for improvement. As for me, I am a small girl who cannot do a pull up. I’m fit for the most part but I don’t have the skills to take down someone coming after me. My goal is to help persuade you to at least THINK about learning more. If you don’t want to spend money on a course, pick up some articles to read and practice some skills on your own. This is a great idea for both men and women!

  1. Learning Something New

We like to think we know everything but it’s not even close. It’s the same as watching a documentary, learning new things increases your awareness and it makes you more confident.

2. Safety

This is the biggest one. Everyone wants to feel safe and secure but we don’t always feel that way. Therefore learning techniques of what to do when your safety is in danger can help ease your mind. This is especially true for those with anxiety or trouble acting on impulse. The feeling of safety is an important aspect of life.

3. Increased Self Confidence

If you’ve ever been in a public place and got lost from your friends or family for a moment, a panic may come accross you from being in an unfamiliar place alone. If you know self defense techniques, you can be confident that you can take care of yourself and focus on finding the people that wandered from you.

4. Tone That Body

Self Defense isn’t easy! It takes hard work and dedication. Not only do you need to be mentally prepared but physically prepared also. As I said earlier, I can barely do a pull up. Therefore my arm strength is weak. Therefore in my case, they would use the advtange of a having a strong lower body by teaching techniques based on the lower body. And slowly build working on the upper body.

5. Self-Discipline

Everyone has tried to start a healthy habit and gave up because it was either time consuming or kept you from doing something you would rather do. But, if you stick with something like self defense, it builds your self discipline to be able to stick to healthy habits.

6. Protect Others

Most of us have loved ones that we worry about too. So not only are we assisting our safety but we are assisting theirs too! Being able to protect yourself and others can take a huge weight off of your shoulders.

7. Social!

Think of the awesome people you will meet in these classes. They want to help you with all the above aspects and that is dedication. It could bring lifelong friendships. Most likely other people like you will be in those classes wanting to get the same things out of it.

If anything, really think of these 6 reasons. There are NO downfalls to becoming more aware in self defense. In future blogs we will provide you further information on available self defense programs!

Front Door Feng Shui

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As working women, we run run run all day and when we come home, we want a clean house, dinner made and everything in order. Although that’s most likely not how it actually works for all of us, we can still dream! Something really interesting that we came upon recently is Feng Shui for your home. Some people really believe that it increases mood and positive energy. There are some really interesting tips to make your home feel more harmonious.

What is Feng Shui? It is simply the art of a harmonious living environment. The five elements (fire, metal, earth, wood and water) are what feng shui revolves around. The goal is to balance these elements. The elements are known to have a positive/negative energy called Chi.

“If one surrounds themselves with positive, vibrant energy they will have be happier with better fortune.”

Some even use Feng Shui in their business to increase turnover and profits, especially spas.

Although there are so many different feng shui ideas for your home. We are going to talk about your FRONT DOOR to your home because it seems to be an easy way to get started learning.

  • SOUTH FACING DOOR: A red, brown or green color for the fire motif
  • NORTH FACING DOOR: A blue, black or white color for the water motif
  • EAST DOOR: A green, blue or black color for the woof motif
  • WEST DOOR: A white, yellow or metallic color for the metal motif

It is thought that when the main door to your home is painted the correct color that it becomes more pleasing to the eye and welcoming. You could try this easy tip in your home and see if you notice a difference.

NEW Carhartt Fall Essentials + SALE!

We have something huge going on this week, ladies, especially if you’re a Carhartt fan. Not only are we offering you 10% off Carhartt but we have some brand new products ready for you to purchase to stock up your closets for fall and winter.

Both outfits listed below are durable and ready to work. They are meant for work or play! Our new line of items we’ve added are for winter/fall and you’ll never want to take them off…especially the Sherpa Lined items.

OUTFIT 1: 

The Lockhart Long-Sleeve T in Burgundy, Sandstone Mock-Neck Sherpa Lined Vest in Dark Brown & the Flannel Odessa Cap in Chili

The Lockhart T is the perfect layering option to wear under any piece of outerwear for some added comfort and warmth. It is tagless (that means no itching) and has a slightly relaxed fit. The Sandstone vest is an awesome outerwear item to have in your closet to throw on. It is made of 100% cotton and the sherpa lining will keep you cozy for the entire work day! There are also two large pockets for storing any essentials. And last, to accessorize, the famous Odessa cap in flannel! If you’re not a fan of these specific colors for the tops, there are many other options!

OUTFIT 2:

The Denwood Vest in Black, Rugged Flex Hamilton Shirt in Deep Wine and Casselberry Headband in Burgundy (or Pom Pom Hat in Dark Blue)

The Denwood vest and hamilton shirt are durable, lightweight and great if you’re planning on moving around all day but still want to be warm. The Rugged Flex technology in both of these articles of clothing allow easy stretching. The vest also has Rain Defender technology to keep you dry on those dewy mornings. Finish this look off with a cute Casseblerry headband or hat!

Find an awesome pair of pants to match these outfits here!

Check out more new outerwear options, tops and accessories!

Inspiring Women: Carrie Mantha

Women are capable of so many things. Very rarely do we stick with one passion our entire lives. We all have different aspirations and the funny thing is…they change over time. It’s important to let the young women know that you do not NEED to know exactly what you want to do in life when you begin college or career seeking. Let’s take for example, a 34 year old woman that has been a surgeon, a runner of healthcare investments, miss Florida USA, a consultant for a biotech company and the founder of two tech companies. She’s a wonder woman! Her name is Carrie Mantha and her current position that she plans to stay in is the founder/CEO of Indira Collection.

You may be thinking…some of those fields are extremely different. Well, she started as a science wiz. She loved numbers and being in the lab. But eventually, that didn’t completely satisfy her passion. She still loved science but wanted to be involved in new developments, therefore she decided to go back to school for an MBA and twisted that to involve her love of fashion that led her to her career now. She is now the founder of Indira Collection, a bridal dress company. Her desire was to take her knowledge for math and science and give an affordable option to those purchasing gowns for weddings.

“ It’s easy for female-focused consumer companies to be seen as un-serious, which is pretty frustrating for founders and executives who are applying hard math and science backgrounds to these sectors” -Carrie Mantha

The main point to sharing this womans’ story with all of you is to show that we are capable of so many things. You can have more than one passion. Simply be yourself and do what makes you happy!

“I’ve always followed my heart, and focused on where I felt I could make the biggest difference. If you don’t look, walk, talk, or dress like people who’ve succeeded before you, people won’t assume you’re going to be successful yourself. That means you have to prove it to them.” – Carrie Mantha

Thank you to Levo & Startup Studio

Stay Bright, Be Seen!

All different lines of work require High Visibility attire. Why do we wear high visibility clothing and accessories? Simply for safety. We want to be seen especially when dull colored clothing can often “blend in” with its surroundings. You may be thinking… “I am always aware of my surroundings and do not ever put myself in a situation where I would require hi-vis”. Well, the problem is that it’s not you we’re worried about…it’s those around you. You cannot control the actions of other people. For example, say you are working at a pedestrian cross walk and someone calls to your attention to ask if they can cross. At that moment, your attention is with that individual and not with the man eating a hamburger not paying attention to you driving a mack truck your way. He is more likely to see a bright yellow vest than a black jacket in his peripheral. It’s simple. Even if you don’t need high-vis clothing for you workplace, it’s great for recreational activity such as biking!

Here at Safety Girl, we want women to have the option of stylish yet effective high visibility clothing & accessories.

This ERB Safety Class 2 High-Vis Soft Shell Jacket is a great choice if you want a more contoured look so the jacket is not so bulky.

It also has a black bottomed front so that the dirt is disguised. This jacket is Class 2 rated.

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These FlexTech Gloves from Wells Lamont are a hot ticket item due to their nitrile palm and thermal lining.

The customer reviews on our site rave that they keep your hands warm in cold temperatures and they also offer a great grip.

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Another great item is for those ladies wearing hard hats in the heat. This Ergodyne Neck Shade is available in both high visibility orange and lime.

It has a reflective strip to enhance visibility and is also ANSI-COMPLIANT!

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If you don’t see something you want featured on this specific blog, check out our website or simply chat with us on the site!

Right now you can get these products for 10% off on our site!

Working Mothers’ Health 👩

 

“I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible – oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible” – Tina Fey

Of the many women currently working, 75% are of child bearing age. Child bearing age usually ranges from around 20-35 years old. Therefore many children are born to working mama’s. We become concerned about a women’s health at this age and especially what she is exposed to in her working environment. We are already aware that consuming alcohol, smoking and bad eating habits can affect pregnancy but what about exposures in the workforce. The smallest trace of chemical you come across may not be harmful to you, but it may be harmful to your developing baby. It can lead to miscarriage, birth defects and infertility if not taken seriously. We’re going to leave this informative table here for you to view and evaluate your workplace to see if you may need checked or screened. This is NOT an exhaustive list…it is just a few examples. If you feel that you may be exposed to something unsafe for you make sure you communicate with your workplace or do some research on your own.

Table 1: Chemical & Physical Agents that are Reproductive Hazards for Women

AGENT OBSERVED EFFECTS POTENTIALLY EXPOSED WORKERS
Cancer Treatment Drugs (ex. Methotrexate) Infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, low birth weight Health Care Workers, Pharmacists
Certain Ethylene Glycol Ethers such as 2-ethoxyethanol and 2-methoxyethanol Miscarriages Electronic and Semi-Conductor Workers
Carbon Disulfide Menstrual Cycle Changes Vicose Rayon Workers
Lead Infertility, Miscarriage, Low Birth Weight, Developmental Disorders Battery Makers, Solderers, Welders, Radiator Repairers, Bridge Painters, Firing Range Workers, Home Remodelers
Ionizing Radiation Infertility, Miscarriage, Birth Defects, Low Birth Weight, Developmental Disorders, Childhood Cancers Health Care Workers, Dental, Atomic Workers
Strenuous Physical Labor Miscarriage, Premature Delivery Many Types of Workers

 

 

We feel that this subject can sometimes get overlooked but it is extremely important, especially since most of the workforce is 20-30 year old millennial. Let’s keep our working mothers safe!