Dec
19
2014

Real vs. Fake

                 Christmas is bearing down so today we’re digging into a serious topic. Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees. There are approximately 14 million fake trees and 30 million real trees sold each year. Bear in mind that the fake ones are reused so the actual number found in homes is about 50 million. Both types have their pros and cons but at the end of the day, it’s really all about your personal preference. Let’s dig:

Artificial (a.k.a. Fake) Trees

  • Most are made in China.
  • A majority are made of petroleum-based PVC.
  • Can’t be recycled.
  • More expensive than real trees but cheaper in the long run because they;
  • Last for years.
  • Less flammable than real trees.
  • No driving around to find a tree then tying it to the roof.
  • Easy to put up and take down.
  • All sides have nice, uniform look to them.
  • Many come pre-lit.

Real Trees

  • Mainly grown on farms to decrease deforestation. 
  • Some may be treated with chemicals and/or pesticides.
  • The excitement of finding that “perfect” tree is part of the Holiday experience many families enjoy.
  • Let’s just say it : the scent! That lovely evergreen smell fills the house.
  • Can be recycled into mulch. No landfill for them.
  • Must be watered.
  • To decrease flammability, cut 1 -2 in. from the trunk allowing water to better be carried up into the tree and prevent drying out.
  • Needles, needles, everywhere. Keeping your live tree watered well will decrease the amount of needle cleanup you may have.
  • Insects. Spiders, mites, lice and other pests may have made their home in your new tree. The best way to prevent them from relocating and taking up residence in your home is to Shake the Tree. Some lots even offer mechanical tree shakers for your convenience.

No matter which you choose one thing is for certain, this is a debate that will rage for years to come.

OSHATOES® wishes you a happy and healthy Holiday Season!

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Dec
15
2014

Time is Running Out!

The hours are ticking down. The days are flying by. Are you in a shopping panic? Is your list complete? Have you gone to the stores in a frenzy? Battling over parking spaces. Waiting in long lines. Desperately seeking the perfect gift and coming up empty.

This year why not try something different? Give the gift of safety and show them that you really care. OSHATOES® make great gifts but now is the time to get those orders in! We are proud to offer secure online shopping in addition to ordering by phone and fax.

BUT don’t delay, time is running out for holiday deliveries! We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also accept personal checks, money orders and Purchase Orders for credit approved customers. We accept returns on non-custom orders. Custom orders are defined as anything that is made for you that is not a selection on our website and any special personalization of your products. You may return your order within 14 days of purchase with tags still attached for a full refund (excluding shipping charges). Items must be in new, unused and re-saleable condition in order to receive a full refund for the product(s).

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Orders placed before 4pm Eastern Time (Monday-Friday) will be packed and shipped the same day.

Orders placed before 4pm Eastern Time (Monday-Friday) will be packed and shipped that same day.

*Weekend and Holiday orders ship the next business day

 

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Don’t delay, Order today! OSHATOES® carries only top quality safety products. Visit us at www.OSHATOES.com.

 

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Dec
11
2014

‘Tis the Season for Her Safety

 

Safety is the state of being “safe”, the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. Safety can also be defined to be the control of recognized hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or possessions. – Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety)

Safety products are a great way to show you care. Go ahead, chuckle about that. Now give it a bit of thought. Sure diamonds are good if you need the bling effect. Giving that someone special a 70 inch flatscreen might be nice. BUT the gift of Safety is priceless. It shows you care about their well-being. Okay we’re realistic. Perhaps you don’t feel confident enough in your relationship to put OSHATOES® under the tree, but you can certainly put some in his/her stocking! C’mon, do you really think they want more socks and underwear? Surprise them this year with Safety!

OSHATOES® has gifts for the special lady in your life. Petals are designed for women making them an ideal choice for gift giving. 

Petals Pink Steel Toe Safety Overshoes - Lightweight safety toes are made of 100% PVC with a solid steel toe, fitting easily over existing shoes. Companies Concerned With Foot Injury Hazards Have An Affordable Solution For Visitors or Workers Who Require Steel Toe Protection. OSHATOES® have been successfully tested to the highest standards required by current toe protection regulations. OSHATOES conform with EN345 200 Joules and have met the standards that O.S.H.A, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor has accepted.

Petals Pink Steel Toe Safety Overshoes (XS) Women's 6-7

Crews® Pink Vermilion with Camo or Black Frames - Whether you are on the job or in the field you’ll be protected with safety in your sights. Featuring polycarbonate lens, treated with Duramass® scratch-resistant coating, gel nose piece, rubber head grips, filters 99% of UV radiation, meets or exceeds ANSI Z87.1 safety standards. 

Crews® Pink Vermilion / Camo Eye ProtectionCrews® Pink Vermilion / Black Frame Eye Protection

And if you simply can’t make up your mind, you could always go with our Petals Combos!

Pink Hard Hat & Safety Toes Combo

Pink Hard Hat & Safety Toes Combo

 

Pink Tool Belt & Safety Toes Combo

Pink Tool Belt & Safety Toes Combo

 

Premium Pink Tool Belt & Safety Toes Combo

Premium Pink Tool Belt & Safety Toes Combo

 

There you have it. Safety gifts make sense. Check out our entire inventory of safety products and see how we can help you this Safety Season!

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Dec
8
2014

Solvents Safety

People the world over are exposed to solvents every day and that includes millions of employees.

Solvents are substances that are capable of dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances. Organic solvents are carbon-based solvents (i.e., they contain carbon in their molecular structure). People are most often exposed to organic solvents that are used in such products as paints, varnishes, lacquers, adhesives, glues, and degreasing/cleaning agents, and in the production of dyes, polymers, plastics, textiles, printing inks, agricultural products, and pharmaceuticals. Many organic solvents are recognized by NIOSH as carcinogens (e.g., benzene, carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene), reproductive hazards (e.g., 2-ethoxyethanol, 2-methoxyethanol, methyl chloride), and neurotoxins (e.g., n-hexane, tetrachloroethylene, toluene). Many different classes of chemicals can be used as organic solvents, including aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons, amines, esters, ethers, ketones, and nitrated or chlorinated hydrocarbons. – www.cdc.gov

In layman’s terms : a solvent is a substance that dissolves another forming a solution. (i.e., water is a solvent for sugar)

Solvents can be dangerous to the eyes, respiratory system and skin. As always, OSHATOES® is concerned for your safety. We are proud to offer many top quality products at competitive prices!

Today we’re featuring two of our Safety Goggles by OSHATOES®. Eye protection has never been so easy to achieve and with OSHATOES®, you can enjoy safety, comfort and fashion. We have a variety of lenses to choose from : Clear, Grey, Silver Mirror, and Vermillion (Pink).

Crews® Clear Lens (Anti-Fog) / Black Metallic Color Frame Safety Glasses

Crews® Clear Lens (Anti-Fog) / Black Metallic Color Frame Safety Glasses
The Dallas™ the newest edition to our Plus series protective eyewear. Wrap-a-round lens design with a close orbital seal.

New metallic color frame options offer fashion and function combined with sleek styling that offers a lightweight comfortable fit. The unique nosebridge with gel nose pad along with full length non-slip temple sleeves comfortably fits a wide variety of users. The wrap-around lens design provides greater side impact protection.

Dallas™ Features: Strong, lightweight polycarbonate lens Full length non-slip temple sleeves Bayonet temples reduce pressure on mastoid bone Unique nosebridge comfortably fit a wide variety of users Blocks 99.9% of ultraviolet radiation Meets or exceeds ANSI Z87.1 safety standards.

 

Crews® Pink Vermilion / Black Frame Eye Protection

Crews® Pink Vermilion / Black Frame Eye Protection

You can expect extreme comfort with this face-flattering protective eyewear. Ratchet action temples combined with non-slip rubber head grips create a customized fit for virtually any head size. Wraparound lens constructed of lightweight, scratch resistant polycarbonate delivers advance visual acuity and protection. Meets the ANSI Z87.1 standard for optical clarity and impact resistance.

Features:

  • Polycarbonate lens
  • Treated with Duramass® scratch-resistant coating
  • Rubber head grips
  • Filters 99% of U.V. radiation
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI Z87.1 safety standards

 

Solvents are everywhere so it’s best to be prepared! Check out our entire line of safety products at www.OSHATOES.com.

Be Smart. Be Safe. Think OSHATOES®.

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Source : www.cdc.gov

 

 

Dec
4
2014

Brown Recluse Dangers

Spring cleaning is a given but for a large number of people, fall cleaning is the way to go. Ridding their homes of clutter and junk to make room for the gifts that usually accumulate in December. The Fall months are a great time to clean up and clean out but they also have a tiny, hidden danger lurking – the Brown Recluse Spider. Also known as the Fiddleback, Brown Fiddler or Violin Spider due to a telltale characteristic – a violin shaped pattern on its cephalothorax.

 

The Brown Recluse is not a large spider, generally they are about 1 centimeter long and 0.5 centimeters wide but can grow bigger. One way to know for certain that you’re encountering a Brown Recluse is that fiddle or violin shaped mark on its body AND by its eyes. The Brown Recluse has  six eyes in pairs of three as opposed to eight like most spiders.

 

Brown Recluses are extremely venomous. If bitten, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. With the weather turning colder, many are seeking shelter indoors. They particularly love dwelling in dark locations such as basements, garages, underneath porches, closets and barns. They do build webs near the ground but they do not resemble our traditional idea of spider webs. The Brown Recluse is a hunter, often searching for its prey. They are very shy, biting only when disturbed or threatened. When they bite, however, be vigilant. As we stated previously, their bite is venomous. While most bites become red but heal quickly, other people may have a more serious, potentially life threatening reaction. These reactions may begin with a small white blister with the surrounding tissue hardening. That can lead to a “red, white and blue” pattern on the skin. The actual site of the bite may resemble a volcano. The tissue may then become necrotic and can turn gangrenous. The resulting injury may take months to fully heal and requires significant medical attention. These spiders aren’t all bad. They hunt and eat cockroaches, other spiders and ants.

(This is a day 1 picture of a brown recluse bite. They can turn devastatingly bad but we have chosen not to show more graphic images.)

One of the best ways to protect yourself from a Brown Recluse bite, is to wear gloves whenever in their environment! As always, OSHATOES® to the rescue!!

 

original gloves

Our Original Work Grip Gloves feature :

Features:
  • Two-way form-fitting stretch Spandex back
  • Concealed interior seam prevents snagging
  • Dual-layered Silicone palm with circular print pattern affords maximum grip on slippery surfaces
  • Synthetic leather fingertip reinforcements provide strength and protection
  • Streamlined elastic cuff with hook and loop closure

If you are planning to clean up that clutter, check out our entire line of safety products at www.OSHATOES.com.

OSHATOES® knows Safety.

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Dec
1
2014

Spotlight on Safety Gifts

As you know, OSHATOES® cares about Safety in every form. Our products are perfect whether you’re on the job or in the yard. Today we are spotlighting a few of our favorite safety products. Remember that Christmas will be here before you know,and there is no better way to show you care than giving the gift of safety!

 

Petals Premium Pink Suede Tool Belt

Petals Tool Belts and Pouches - All of our belts have adjustable waists. The Pink Pro Suede Tool Belt, Premium Pink Suede Tool Belt and Pink Tool Belt/Tool Pouch are all rugged and durable. Whether using them at work, in the yard or at home, these belts are tough enough for any job. Don’t forget Petals,  our entire line of safety workwear designed for that special lady in your life!

 

Mechanix® FastFit Mens Work Gloves - Black

Mechanix® FastFit Mens Work Gloves

Everyone needs a sturdy, rugged pair of work gloves and OSHATOES® has got you covered! The Mechanix® FastFit Mens Work Gloves have an all-purpose design and exceptional features built into the durable FastFit Glove make it the perfect combination of quality and value. Ideal for a wide range of jobs, the Lycra panels between the fingers offer comfort and mobility while a Clarino MWX-2 synthetic leather palm provides protection and grip. An angled elastic cuff allows easy entry and is padded for additional comfort. Durable, versatile and economical.

 

Crews® Clear Lens (Anti-Fog) / Black Metallic Color Frame Safety Glasses

Crews® Clear Lens (Anti-Fog) / Black Metallic Color Frame Safety Glasses

Protect the eyes of your loved ones from flying debris and UVR by giving them a pair of our stylish Safety Glasses. They feature Polycarbonate lenses, a gel nose piece, rubber head grips and are treated with Duramass® scratch-resistant coating. OSHATOES® eyewear filters 99% of U.V. radiation and meets or exceeds ANSI Z87.1 safety standards.

 

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OSHATOES® Foot Protection

From our Classic PVC Steel Toe Overshoes to our Non-Metallic Composite Toe Cap Overshoes, we know how to keep feet safe and comfy all day long. We have Heavy Duty Foot Protection and can even offer protection to Big Foot himself with our size 14+ Metal Foot Guards.

 

 

Give Santa a little help this year and put OSHATOES® products under the tree!

Be sure to check out our entire inventory at www.OSHATOES.com.

Be Smart. Be Safe. Think OSHATOES®.

OSHATOES® are assembled_in_the_usa.