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High Visibility Clothing

High-visibility clothing are an important and often overlooked piece of safety products, especially when people have to work in close proximity to moving vehicles and products. By making the wearer easier to see, many accidents can be avoided. But to be effective, these garments need to meet certain visibility standards. They also need to be maintained and replaced occasionally to ensure the wearer has the expected function of a given level of increased visibility.

Safety apparel is now required personal protective products in more and more places. Certainly on roadways, but also in construction work zones, transportation and public safety. ANSI 107 Class 2 vests remain a very common and economical way for employers to keep their workers safe and visible. However, increasingly workers are demanding and result from “single garment compliance solutions” such as safety vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and other safety workwear that provide visibility while also helping them manage the  of their application and increasing their comfort. In warm applications and climates, workers may choose to wear a high visibility vests or polo that is both high-visibility and can serve as their primary garment, not having to layer a vest over a non-compliant shirt. Moisture-wicking and anti-odor technologies keep workers cooler and fresher. When selecting these types of products, look for garments with heat-transfer reflective material (instead of reflective that is sewn on) to further increase worker comfort.