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  1. Most Common Construction Accidents

    Construction sites are a place where lots of work gets done. They can also be a place of great danger. If you are working on or overseeing a construction site then you need to have an emphasis on safety. Watch out for these common construction accidents. 1. Not being prepared for rain: Rain can cause a lot of problems at a construction...
  2. It’s All in Your Head – Hard Hat History

    Hard hats have come a long way since they were first invented in the ship building industry. Then, builders would cover their everyday hats in tar and let it cure. This offered limited protection against falling debris, but it was a measure that saved the skills of many a shipyard workers. With a little ingenuity, hard-boiled hats came in. A...
  3. First Aid for the Construction Site

    You know that safety comes first, but do you practice it every day? Whether you’re a construction professional or DIY enthusiast, staying safe is essential to helping you do what you love for years to come. Sometimes, though, despite our best efforts, accidents happen. Having a well-stocked, high-quality first aid kit on hand helps to reduce the severity of injuries...
  4. Electricians Need Safety Gear Too!

    Whether an electrician is working on fuse boxes wiring that go through the walls and ceiling, or working on power lines along busy road, they will need safety gear. This type of safety gear will include high visibility clothing, similar to what construction workers and road side workers wear. These include clothing that is either lime green, yellow, or orange in...
  5. Check Before you Dig: Marking Flags

    Are you part of a construction crew that routinely has to excavate in order to accomplish your assignment? Are you part of a landscaping company that also installs automatic sprinkler systems? If you find yourself in a position like this, or one that is similar, then you know the very important rule:  Check before you dig. You never know what...
  6. 5 Recreational Safety Tips for Fall and Winter

    Whether you’re an avid runner, a weekend cyclist or just a daily dog walker, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when heading outdoors in the cold. Let’s take a look at 5 important tips to keep you safe regardless of your cold weather pursuits. 1. Layer up Rather than wear bulky clothing it’s better to wear a...
  7. Stay Warm This Winter with a Thermal High Visibility Jacket

    There are many jobs where safety is a high priority. In construction and utility trades especially, the ability to be seen is crucial in being safe on the job. If motorists or other workers can’t easily see you, then the likelihood of an accident is much higher. Many of these outdoor jobs have to deal with the rain, cold and...
  8. Stand out with Personalized Safety Vests

    If you own a construction firm, surveying business, telecommunications company or any other organization that uses safety vests on a regular basis, you should consider having personalized safety vests made. There’s no better way to set yourself apart than with custom printed vests showing your company logo. At SafetyGear Online, we offer a variety of options when it comes to custom screen...
  9. Organize your Efforts with Incident Command Vests

    Whether you’re coordinating a disaster response team, or you’re a volunteer organization heading up a relief effort, it’s important to make the public aware of your presence. Incident command vests are a simple solution for this challenge. Incident command vests come in a variety of colors and feature clear pockets for name badges or roles. This makes it easier for the public to...
  10. FLAME RESISTANT (FR) LABELING – ANSI 107-2010

    The new ANSI 107-2010 requires all FR garments to fall within at least 1 of 7 ASTM or NFPA test methods. It includes a description of flame resistance criteria and intended application for the various test methods referenced. If a manufacturer wants to mark high visibility apparel as being FR, the garment must meet one of the FR tests in...

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