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  1. Leading Causes of Construction Site Accidents

    With one in 10 of all construction workers being injured every year, a construction site is a dangerous place. Even though some accidents will happen, many can be prevented by training workers, maintaining equipment, and following safety protocols, like supplying high-vis workwear to the employees. Here are the leading causes of construction site accidents: Falls In 2012, almost 20 percent of deaths at building...
  2. Keeping Workers Safe and Seen

    The weather plays a big role in how we dress and prepare for the day and for those who are out in the elements all day, it plays an even bigger role. The construction workers, building crews, parking lot attendants, machine operators, event workers, and road repair crews who are out in the rain and snow and heat at all hours...
  3. Interesting Facts About Construction Workers

    Construction work includes building roads, bridges, buildings, and public water lines. It also includes infrastructure repairs and building renovations. Here are seven interesting facts about construction workers in this billion dollar industry. Numbers The number of construction workers in the U.S. in 2015 was around 8 million, and that number varies from year to year depending on demand. For example, a...
  4. Incident Command Vests: Use and Styles

    Incident vests are a key component of many work uniforms across multiple industries. The incident  vest is commonly used to indicate that the personnel wearing the vest is in a role that concerns safety, whether that is pedestrian safety around a traffic accident, or safety at a public city event. Incident command vests can be used for protection as well, but are...
  5. Important Statistics on Road Worker Safety

    It’s always important to make sure that workers are kept safe while on the job site. In addition, it’s critical to have a safety plan, and train employees on it. It’s also wise to regularly retrain employees on such a plan in order to ensure that they understand exactly what needs to be done in order to prevent any avoidable accidents. Looking...
  6. Importance of High Visibility Apparel and Safety Guidelines

    High-visibility apparel such as ANSI class-three shirts and other reflective safety clothing is usually not required in situations where the individual is not in danger from road traffic exposure. For example, workers such as parking lot attendants and warehouse workers may not be required by law to wear reflective vests or shirts, but someone working on a road repair crew or on...
  7. Importance of Flame Resistant Vests and Other Safety Clothes

    Protective work wear and safety uniforms are very important in the workplace and include garments, helmets, gloves, boots, pants, and goggles. They are specially designed to protect workers from job-site hazards and risks such as airborne particles, electrical dangers, heat, cold, chemicals, and other biohazards. They are worn for health purposes as well as to comply with all state and federal...
  8. How to Increase Safety on Construction Sites

    Construction sites are dynamic, high-activity areas and have the potential to be dangerous places to work. In fact, construction work is considered one of the most dangerous professions. From the moment one steps on site, hazards are present. Tools, equipment, machinery, and materials are the standard on any site, and require care when working with and around to prevent accident and...
  9. How to Choose the Right Safety Apparel for Employees

    If you are an employer, one of your responsibilities is to provide a safe work site and personal protective equipment for your employees. A task that can also be challenging is to ensure that your employees are wearing the safety apparel when needed, like hard hats and hi-vis safety clothing. Here are tips on choosing the right safety apparel for your workers. Workplace Assessment...
  10. How to Choose the Right Reflective Safety Vest

    If you are a construction worker, road worker, or even a parking-lot attendant, it is imperative that you wear the right kind of hi vis clothing. While there are many different safety vests and shirts to choose from, selecting the right one can be a bit confusing. However, if you keep a few basic rules in mind, you can find the perfect reflective...

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