NAWIC Annual Conference

Here at SafetyGirl, we talk a lot of the NAWIC. We do this because this organization highlights women in the workforce, specifically the construction industry.

Are you a woman in construction? Do you enjoy meeting other women in construction? The NAWIC Annual conference is this August!

It consists of a 2.5 day conference where you will learn, discuss diversity, discuss industry awareness, enjoy good food, meet new people and buy from vendor tables. You may register as a non-member or member (members just get a little bit of a discount)

You can also take a prep course and take a test for become NEF Estimating and Scheduling Certified or be involved with a chapter leadership training.

This is an exciting event to celebrate women in construction and appreciate the work they do everyday.

Make sure to show off your Safety Girl attire!

The Lightest ASTM Safety Toe!

You buy, we listen. The stats tell us that women who shop with us love the athletic safety toe shoes! Puma still stands as our top seller BUT check this one out. It may be in the running. Wolverine has a CarbonMAX toe that is becoming the next hottest thing and we are raving about it. We have two new styles to bring to you.

But first, do you know about the CarbonMAX toe and what makes it so special? The CarbonMAX toe is similar to the composite toe as it is ASTM F2413-11 M I/75 C/75 EH rated. It uses nanotechnology to provide the most lightweight protection in its class. When we say nanotechnology, we mean nanotubes that comes together to make a honeycomb pattern. This creates extreme protection. In other words, if you’ve ever felt like you’re lifting a brick when you walk, these shoes are for you! You’re also not wasting any space with a thick toe cap, so it makes your feet more comfortable.


If you love pink as much as we at SafetyGirl do, the W10802 is for you:


Or if you have a closet full of black or neutral colored clothing like me, check out the W10803:


New Brand Alert ⚠️ Genuine Grip

Searching for new, affordable and durable brands that stand up to the test is hard, especially in the construction industry. We want to make sure we are bringing you the best of the best. We’ve come across a new brand, Genuine Grip, that claims to be “your best source for slip-resistant footwear at factory-direct prices.” We are always on the lookout for slip-resistant footwear that stands the test.

Genuine Grip began in 1932 and is headquartered in Secaucus, NJ. One of our vendors from KEY Industries is actually a friend of one of the owners of this company and guided us to this slip-resistant heaven. We trust his opinion as KEY has been one of our top brands for some time now.

Genuine Grip’s missions are to reduce slip and fall accidents and to provide comfort with our customers.

What makes this possible is the soles of these awesome shoes. They have a tread pattern made of special rubber to maximize slip-resistance. The footbed of this shoe makes it feel like you are “walking on air” and also provides shock absorbency.

Don’t just take our word for it, try them out now!



The Poseidon Boot 

  • Full Grain Leather
  • Composite or Soft Toe
  • Waterproof
  • Oil & Slip Resistant
  • Three Colors
  • Non-Metal Construction
  • Meets ASTM & EH Ratings

Which Gloves Do I Wear?

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Sometimes there are so many different materials in work gloves that it can get confusing which type to wear or buy. Different coatings are best for different applications and it is important for your safety that you choose the correct one.


Latex are used for incidental contact. They are a great for a general purpose glove for dry applications. It usually has a decent puncture and abrasion resistance. They have little chemical protection.



Nitrile gloves are also used for incidental contact. They are awesome for high water, oily applications. They have great abrasion resistance. If you are allergic to latex, a nitrile option is going to be your best friend. Unlike latex gloves, there is usually a more clear indication of punctures and a higher protection from chemicals.


PU gloves are very soft and good if you work very detailed with your hands because they are usually very flexible and have great grip. They are also easily washed. They are great for food prep and also latex free.


PVC gloves are an economical, general purpose glove. PVC is a thermoplastic polymer of vinyl chloride. There is usually a good abrasion resistance but not as good puncture resistance. There is not as much tactile sensitivity with PVC as polyurethane.


We have plenty of each type of gloves on the site! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Help A Sista Out – Empowering Women & Girls

I recently stumbled across a really great site that I wanted to share with all of you here at SafetyGirl. It is called Live Your Dream. It says directly on their site that their mission is “a movement fiercely dedicated to ensuring every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential, be free from violence, and live her dreams.” They put up statistics to help you realize gender inequality and the challenges that some women face daily. For example, 1 in 4 high school aged girls in the United States do not graduate (according to the national women’s law center) and around the world, 150 million girls under the age of 18 are victims of sexual violence according to UNIFEM. These stats are really eye opening and are worth taking a look at.

This site raises money to be able to put women & girls through education and training programs. The two programs offered are Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.

To support this site, you can donate money or simply take pledges to show your appreciation and support. Below are a few examples of non-money ways you can support these amazing women.

Send a Message of Support to Girls – there are currently 1463 supporters sending messages to help adolescent girls to overcome obstacles by words of encouragement.

Pledge to End Violence Against Women – women and girls affected by domestic violence are affected for the rest of their lives. According to the NDV Hotline, 4.8 Million women in the U.S. experience domestic abuse. You can help this site raise awareness by taking a pledge along with 3585 other supporters.

There are so many ways to help support women and girls in the world. By simply looking at this website and educating yourself on these statistics can help. I think this is a great start and really commend Live Your Dream for making a difference.