Stay Safe As It Gets Dark: Safety Clothing Options For Popular Autumn Activities

As the days grow shorter with autumn moving along, safety clothing options on the work site extend further into activities outside of work. Just because it gets a little darker and colder outside, doesn’t mean people stop enjoying outdoor activities.

There are distinct dangers during this season that aren’t existent or, at least, as common in the spring and summer. Safety clothing companies spend quite a bit designing safety clothing options for people in a vast array of outdoor activities. Let’s look at some.

Outdoor exercise

High visibility jackets, reflective pants, and numerous athletic safety clothing options line shelves in sporting goods stores everywhere. Whether early morning or evening, visibility is limited as the year draws to a close. Suiting up for your jog, bike ride, or even just walking the dog, it’s important to wear something that will clearly tell vehicles and fellow pedestrians “here I am, please steer clear!”


Hunting season is open for bows and is right around the corner for guns. High visibility clothing isn’t only essential during hunting season, it’s the law to wear it. Every year, there are fatal hunting accidents when limited visibility ends with a hunter shooting another hunter in tragic accidents. Stay safe, stay seen. Also, permanent hearing loss can happen when you’re exposed to sounds louder than 85 decibels. You’re not too cool for ear protection when shooting firearms, so don’t neglect it.


Whether a veteran hiker or just someone who wants to soak in the beauty of autumn foliage, it’s good to be wary. The aforementioned hunting accidents have been known to occur when people walking in forests wander inadvertently into a hunting area and are mistaken for wildlife. Hike wearing bright colors, be wary of hiking in unfamiliar areas, and try to avoid situations with low or limited visibility.

Don’t hide away in your house until spring. We’re in the midst of one of the most beautiful seasons. Get out there and enjoy it. While you’re enjoying it, a little safety goes a long way. Stay seen this season and soak in the fall as much as possible.

‘Dangerous Jobs’ Take On A New Form As FBI Clear Booby Trapped House

Work injuries are a fact of work. They’re mostly avoidable and work is generally injury free, but there come times that danger rears its ugly head and causes trouble. One study shows that it’s employees in their first month of working at a new job who are three times more prone to injuries than others. That said, some jobs are a bit more dangerous than others. Like the FBI, for instance.

Safety jackets for work take on a whole different form when emblazoned with the letters FBI. Such was the case when an FBI team was tasked with clearing a property in Oregon. Typically, you don’t need the FBI to clear a foreclosed property that’s being repossessed, but in this case, they proved essential.

Oregon resident Gregory Rodvelt was the former homeowner that called for an FBI sweep. When his property was repossessed, authorities suspected it might be dangerous. In the past, he had been charged with illegal possession of explosives and, if that’s not enough, the property had a posted sign that warned of improvised explosive devices.

Naturally, the judge who ordered the property to be repossessed urged caution. And rightly so.

The FBI team found several different booby traps outside the house, some utilizing steel animal traps, while another took the form a trap that would discharge a shotgun shell. Most of them were avoided and disarmed by the FBI team, but when they entered the house, another shotgun shell was discharged, hitting an agent in the leg. Most types of safety clothing won’t stop a shotgun shell at point blank range and this was no exception. The agent was injured but is fine now.

Rodvelt, however, was apprehended in Arizona and is being charged with the assault of a federal officer. He later confessed and gave details on how he set up the traps, even talking about the house saying, “I would not race right in.”

When you’re getting ready and dreading safety jackets for work or any other type of safety workwear, reflect on the FBI sweep of Rodvelt’s booby-trapped house. Suddenly, wearing high visibility construction clothing won’t seem quite as much of a burden.

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Hi Vis Clothing

From hi vis cargo pants to hi vis coats and jackets, high visibility clothing is hugely important for anyone working in a dangerous work environment. The most traditional use to a hi vis jacket is on a construction site, particularly for a road construction crew. On average there are 13 deaths each day that occur on the job. In fact, a total of 4,836 people died in 2015 from work-related accidents. High visibility clothing helps reduce that number drastically. That being said, there are other places to wear hi vis gear that could potentially save your life.

Here are some things you probably didn’t know about safety clothing.

    • Size is important.

      If your high vis vest is the wrong size for your body it can actually make your work environment more dangerous. Whether it is too big or too long, the reflective panels are designed to outline your human form. Doing this means that when you’re spotted an oncoming driver knows that you are a person and moves accordingly. If the vest sags or droops strangely it may not be clear what is causing the reflection, thus defeating the purpose. When on a construction site, any loose material can grab or get snagged in machinery, creating a dangerous work environment. Make sure to get hi vis clothing that fits you, not just whatever is lying around.


    • Light is part of the equation.

      A lot of people don’t realize that hi vis reflectors only work if there is light shining on them. Obviously, if you’re working on a road crew that light will come from oncoming headlights. But if you’re in a different environment, being aware of how the reflective material works and what kind you need for the situation can make all the difference.


    • You don’t need them just for work.

      Any time you are out and about, running or dog walking, generally doing an activity that takes place on or near a road, you will want to wear some form of high visibility clothing. Hi vis jackets are a great way to stay safe on the road regardless of the reason you’re there.

Sometimes its difficult to disconnect yourself from work, and maybe wearing your hi vis jacket might feel too much like bring your work home with you. However, don’t let that stop you from taking action to protect yourself whenever necessary. Wearing high visibility clothing while you’re jogging in the early morning can save your life.

The Top Four Noisiest Jobs Of 2018

Some people might complain about the person in the next cubicle over being a bit chatty, but nothing can compare to these noisy jobs. Some professions are so loud that having safety gear to protect your hearing is necessary to prevent serious long-term damage to the eardrums. Here are the four loudest professions to work in this year, and some of the best safety workwear for each to keep workers protected on the job.

      1. Carpentry
        While the volume can vary depending on if you’re working in close quarters or not, carpentry is without a doubt one of the loudest professions out there. Industrial saws can create noise of 70db or more, and nail guns can range between 110 and 130db. Because the loudest noises are usually over fairly quickly, earplugs should be able to help in this situation. Earplugs can lower volumes by 15 to 30db, if worn properly.
      2. Mining
        Being in close quarters with jackhammers and drills that can reach 120db is sure to cause a few headaches on the job for miners. Earplugs or earmuffs are helpful for this sort of work, but don’t forget to wear high visibility clothing too; if your coworkers can’t hear you, they should at least be able to see you.
      3. Construction
        Construction is already a dangerous line of work, with plenty of risks to health and safety beyond just hearing. However, hearing is still a major concern: between jackhammers, trucks, bulldozers, and other loud industrial equipment, ear protection is an absolute must. This, of course, is in addition to the standard required construction safety vests, hard hats, and other high visibility safety workwear.
      4. Airline Ground Crew Members
        Anyone working on the ground at an airport, next to jet engines that can reach volumes of 140db, definitely needs appropriate safety clothing. This includes anyone who might be exposed to that sort of volume: ground control, baggage handlers, maintenance personnel, and more. Be sure to wear the best ear protection you can find in this line of work.

Any of these noisy professions require appropriate gear to stay safe. Make sure you purchase the best safety workwear available, especially ear protection. Protecting yourself on the job is important, regardless of the type of work you’re doing.

Frustrating the Future: How Autonomous Vehicles are Vexed by Construction

The technological advances being developed in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Computer Vision, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the complicated cohort of computing are impressive. Things that were deemed impossible merely a few years ago are being surpassed and antiquated on a daily basis. Such is the nature of technological development.

Still, automated technologies are designed by human engineers and, while capable of performing analytic tasks impossible for human beings, they’re still serving functions designed for humans, by humans.

Among these functions, the race for the first fleet of fully autonomous vehicles has technology and automotive companies either joining forces or competing for the coveted claim for first place. Regardless of who are allies or enemies, they’re all up against the same issues of addressing physical challenges with advanced technologies. In short, getting from point A to point B through an intricate network of sensors and programming. Most importantly, doing it safely.

Autonomous vehicle programs haven’t been without hindrances to their progress, the most prominent of which was Uber’s self-driving car killing a woman in Arizona earlier this year. They pulled their autonomous test vehicles off the roads in several states while the investigation went on to conclude the human safety operator was watching television on his phone. While tragic, this highlights the importance and need of vigilant human safety operators.

What we hear less about is how successful most autonomous vehicle programs are doing, racking up millions of miles and hours on the roads, free from human intervention. The progress is there, but there’s one consistent difficulty that plagues human and AI drivers alike: construction.

Now, construction may throw a wrench in the speed of your commute, and where AI beats human drivers is the inability to be angered by minor inconveniences. However, where human drivers are beating AI is in navigating the variability of construction zones. Autonomous vehicles have a difficult time with construction zones because even the most advanced algorithms can’t predict the intricacies of human variance and don’t know how to respond.

There are numerous ways road construction impedes autonomous cars and the variables range from human beings to physical roadscapes to technology to industries progressing at different rates. So, buckle up and don’t forget to read the signs.

Human beings stump systems

“Ok, Google, show me dresses from Free People.”
“Sorry, I couldn’t find any dressing for fee purple.”

How many times has something like this happened to you? We’ve all been frustrated by any number of voice assistants not understanding what exactly we want. Perhaps it’s rare, perhaps it happens all the time, but it presents a fundamental technological lesson. Human beings stump systems, no matter how advanced they may be.

Now, these systems are progressively getting smarter, but there’s still a long way to go. The application is that while your mobile assistant might not understand when you ask for a certain song, they’ll go silent and you can do it manually. When an autonomous vehicle doesn’t understand what’s in front of it at, say, 45 MPH, the risk is exponentially higher.

In construction zones, the chaos of human movement in an already disrupted roadway seriously hinders AI in autonomous vehicles.

When it’s a construction worker directing traffic, the non-verbal cues recognized from human to human aren’t understood by computer vision. Reflect back on these technologies being programmed by humans to understand human environment. Meanwhile, human beings often fail to understand some of our own idiosyncrasies. Translating them to AI becomes a challenge that we’re not sure can be solved.

Autonomous vehicles are programmed to understand roads in ideal driving conditions. Throw in massive construction vehicles, a variety of different signage, traffic cones, merging lanes, and the general disruption of order and the problem is clear. Artificial intelligence isn’t equipped to adequately deal with chaos.

Road traffic is an example often used to demonstrate the concept of chaos theory. A very basic definition of chaos theory is that in sensitive systems, very small changes can change the course of the entire system. Applied to traffic, one random bad lane switch can trigger an accident that closes several lanes of a highway. Could that have been predicted? Potentially, but not well enough to be certain. Add the randomness of human action and put it on the road with autonomous vehicles. Even with the most powerful predictive analytics, artificial intelligence can’t predict every small change and how it will affect a whole system. Change the system’s physicality with a construction zone and you’re asking AI to do more than it can (as of yet).

Industries with differential progress

Roy Amara’s law aptly describes human expectations of technological progress:

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.”

We’re living in the short run, giddy over the seemingly unending possibility and promise of autonomous vehicles ruling the roads. While technology firms are clawing at solutions and racing one another, they’re barely considering the impact beyond the technical achievement and the first place ribbon once they successfully iterate.

This is one of the important points that makes the construction industry and autonomous cars not play so nicely together. The two industries are progressing at wildly different rates. While construction is slower to change, technology companies are thinking about moonshot ideas without considering if they’re compatible with the real world they’ll operate in.

A major component of this is that road work isn’t always the most well-planned. Of course, it has plans that need be followed, but the nature of roadways and the work involved has to allow for variability. In the line of building physical infrastructure, things change and human workers adapt to those changing needs. Artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles is programmed schematically to understand fairly ideal road conditions with minimal variance.

“There are times when we don’t know what the site will look like until we show up in the morning. Or we’ll finish one section, then move things around to work on another area,” says Kevin Curtis, a New Jersey construction worker.

Not being able to assess and synthesize the variable human elements ubiquitous in roadside construction puts the lives and safety of those construction workers at risk. They’re already at risk enough with human drivers. While risk is high with human drivers, it only increases with self-driving vehicles.

Another problematic aspect defined by differing technological progress is access to and sharing of data. The Depart of Transportation is broken down into pieces by state, county, and even smaller, making systematic monitoring of construction unreliable at best.

“No national database tracks the location of ongoing construction zones, forcing computers to rely on information posted by a wide assortment of state and local agencies — which may or may not be keeping real-time updates of their progress.”

Autonomous vehicles rely on consuming all of the data they have access to. Where, say, construction companies could be held to data storage standards across the nation, allowing autonomous vehicles to access and analyze construction data, making AI better able to learn from the information provided. However, this doesn’t exist, leaving autonomous vehicles to fend for themselves or depend on human operators. Either way this compounds potential safety risks.

For autonomous vehicles and every aspect of roadway travel to mesh harmoniously, they need to start looking into collaborative safety standards. Where the two industries are operating apart from one another, they share a very real space with each other. You’d think that with some 10 million autonomous vehicles being on the road by 2020, that the Department of Transportation, various players in the construction industry, and autonomous vehicle developers might team up to build the future of travel together. Unfortunately, it’s been rather slow on the uptake.

Are there solutions?

Now that we’ve explored the tip of the safety conundrum iceberg for autonomous vehicles and roadside construction, where are we headed next? One thing is certain, construction will always be there and autonomous vehicles will become more and more prevalent moving forward. What solutions might create a more symbiotic relationship between the two?

We already mentioned that industry collaboration and data sharing is the foundation of this. The how is a bit more tricky. Yes, AI might not be able to read every variance of human beings, but it’s still really smart.

Michigan will install 17 miles of the first smart highway in the United States. Utilizing IoT, there will be electronics along the highway, signs and other pieces of hardware, that can electronically communicate with vehicles. Using dedicated short-range communication (DSRC), a technology that will be required in all vehicles by 2020, the road, signage, and other cars will be able to interact with one another.

“As vehicles become increasingly connected, the infrastructure must also be updated, not only for safety, but for reliability with this new technology,” said a Michigan Department of Transportation representative.

In the form of signs that can still be read by human drivers, signage will include the equivalent of QR codes for cars to read as well. With the advent of these technologies, they can be applied to roadside construction. Imagine handheld signs, cones, other construction vehicles, and even human wearables that can communicate with autonomous vehicles. The Internet of Things brings a multitude of possibilities in the future of connectivity, and the safety implications can be substantially positive.

Still, this is only an experiment with 17 miles of Michigan highway. We’re a long way off from having a nationwide network of smart highways, let alone autonomous vehicles on all of them. As it stands right now, the simplest solution for autonomous cars might be avoiding construction zones altogether. As if a detour is detected on the GPS, when construction zones are ahead, self-driving cars treat them as detours and simply find another way. It’s a bandaid on an issue that will require a more elegant solution sooner rather than later, but still a viable option.

As the race continues, the infinite variability of human-machine interaction will only expand, but the solutions will expand with it.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves

“With autonomy, the edge cases kill you, so you’ve got to build out for all the edge cases. Which makes it a very, very difficult problem,” Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said.

Roadside construction is an edge case in the realm of autonomous vehicles. Concern for human safety is always the pinnacle of development and progress, but trying to address the variably infinite edge cases human beings imbue is the essence of chaos theory.

Still, the work continues and as humans and machines share more spaces, infrastructure will have to follow suit. The paradoxical ability for human beings to adapt and evolve yet be so apprehensive of change is the embodiment of slowed progress.

Autonomous technologies, among millions of others, aren’t going away; they’re only getting better and more common. Human beings aren’t going anywhere either. In fact, we’re the ones developing this technology, so shouldn’t our own physical safety be at the core of development? It’s Amara’s law in action again. We’re seeing the technological short term versus the long term. By taking pause in the developmental pace of technologies in one sector, we stand to lay firmer foundations for long term progress when sectors develop collaboratively. In this case, autonomous vehicles, roadway construction authorities, and governing bodies shouldn’t be developing independently of one another. Because they’ll never be operating independently of one another.

Infrastructural and technological symbiosis will only stand firmly on this concept. Where does the safety of the construction worker lie? Learning and developing with the very machines that would cause danger. Where does advanced AI begin to better evaluate human safety edge cases? With the construction groups that would present autonomous vehicles with those edge cases.

Invariably, the learning and development processes of these two interconnected facets of humanity and technology must be done together. Otherwise, what’s the point?

The Big Little Things That We Should Protect The Most

The most vital, and easily damageable, parts of your body are often the smallest. Flinching is a natural, involuntary response your body is programmed to enact when it feels something vital is in danger. Protect your head, and the like.

Fortunately, we’ve advanced enough that all types of safety clothing and specialized safety workwear are being developed and improved to protect us from errant dangers. What are we protecting the most? As vital safety becomes habitual, it can fade into complacency. They may be small, but these parts of your body you’re protecting are as big as it gets.


Sure, those reflective pants for work keep you seen, but it’s tough to do anything without being able to see. One of the most sensitive parts of your body, eye safety is incredibly important, yet susceptible to shortcuts. Every time it’s sunny outside, we go to our sunglasses, yet, on the worksite, sometimes it’s easy to think oh, I can do this one thing real quick. You know what we’re talking about. Those are the avoidable moments that make for tragic reflections. Wear those safety glasses and keep your peepers peeping.


This is a subtle one, definitely among the most neglected parts of physical safety. It’s not that loud is a relative opinion that your physical biology knows to be false. Permanent hearing loss can be caused by sounds louder than 85 decibels. We’ve worked with enough people — namely men — whose machismo in the face of noise is unhealthy. Protect your ears, so we don’t have to repeat this.


Thought we were forgetting something. Everything mentioned before is attached to the one piece that makes it all function. If you’ve ever seen some of the horrifying close-call videos on YouTube, or have experienced close calls yourself, that a hard hat has saved, then you know the importance. Keep your dome secure and protected 100% of the time, because, without that, your eyes and ears won’t really matter.

Wearing reflective pants for work might keep you visible, but protecting the head-located essentials will keep you seeing, hearing, and alive. Don’t fall into a lazy rut born from habit. Use your head and help yourself keep your head.

3 Pillars Of Construction Site Safety

safety clothing companyThe construction site is one of the safest dangerous places one can be. Meaning that the hazards are definitely there, but the precautions taken to keep people out of harm’s way are also much higher than many other places. A safety clothing company deals with the personal aspect of this, but there is much more to be aware of.

The precepts of construction site safety have been carefully tailored over a long time. While young people ages 16 to 19 average four missed days of work per injury on average, and people over 65 sustain the fewest injuries, the hazards are still there, lurking around every corner. There are three pillars of safety that tackle the dangers of the construction site at the base level. Let’s take a look at them.

General site safety

A site itself is fraught with danger. Proper fencing off, signage, equipment storage, material disposal, etc. are all parts of having a safe site setting. When project managers focus solely on particular safety aspects, yet neglect to realize that poorly stored supplies or ill-disposed of scraps can be just as inadvertently harmful, they’ve not encompassed the whole picture.

Personal bodily safety

Once a site as a whole is managed safely, the focus should turn to the human beings on the site on a daily basis. Here is where high visibility workwear like orange safety vests, reflective work safety shirts, and all manner of safety uniforms come into play. Workers can wear all the safety clothing in the world, but without consistent training and safety brush-ups on-site awareness, they’re not quite as useful. Keep professional development relevant and regular.

Equipment hazards

Finally, the heavy and light machinery that populates any construction site requires training for safe usage. Only qualified, trained personnel should be working with such equipment. Don’t slack on operational hazards when site, and personal, safety is a risk factor.

Don’t stop with the safety clothing company, really analyze the site of your project and take every factor into account. Because of the differences between sites, there is no safety blueprint transferrable between all construction sites, but beginning with these three pillars will have you starting on the right foot.

Haphazard On The Homefront? Safety Precautions To Bring From Worksite To Home Project

orange safety vestWe’re probably going to sound like your grandfather right now, but danger never goes off-duty. Sure the worksite has danger lurking around every corner and it’s important to keep your head on a swivel, but what about those pesky home projects? Once you’ve taken off the orange safety vest from the site and head home, what then? More injuries happen when people are doing work outside of work than you think.

This happens most often because of a lapse in care that’s common with working within comfortable, familiar spaces over which you have a semblance of control. We’re here to tell you to be careful and to chronicle some of the most common home improvement/around-the-house related injuries that befall even the most careful.

Don’t lift the thing, Heracles

Probably the most common at home injury, overestimating your ability to lift the heavy thing and straining something. We understand that you need to get stuff done around the house, but you’ll be getting even less done if you try to overexert during a lift that’s too heavy and throw out your back. Let it wait until you have help and save yourself a literal backache.

Can you hear me now?

Wear earplugs. Period. The little accessories that are worksite mantras often fall to the wayside in the comfort of your own yard. Your eyes and ears are just as sensitive at home. Human beings shouldn’t be around 85 decibels of sound for more than 8 hours, so when you’re running your chainsaw at 120 decibels without ear protection, you do the math. Just because you’re home doesn’t mean everything is a little laxer. Especially when it’s the eyes and ears.

Good things come in twos

Piggybacking off the first point, working at home alone is always a hazard. Accidents happen without plan nor regard for your schedule. Having work buddies with you (or close by) will help alleviate the physical stress some jobs have on one person. Most importantly, having another person around in the case of an emergency is vital. Worksite accountability, home or not, is pivotal to safety.

We know that home projects aren’t all formalized with orange safety vests, high visibility workwear, and the traditional worksite wardrobe of safety clothing. When home projects come knocking and your regular safety workwear is off, take a moment and note the pieces of safety you might be leaving out before diving in.

Hands Up! Keeping Your Hands Safe From Harm Is More Work Than You Think

reflective pants

In the safety world, we hear a lot of scary statistics like the 4,836 workers killed on the job in 2015. From there, the focus of safety discussions largely keys in on bigger issues in preventing workplace fatalities and other serious, non-fatal injuries.

In the ever-so-stylish wardrobe of safety workwear, we talk of helmets, ear protection, and high visibility reflective pants, jackets, fluorescent vests, and other accessories. It turns out we don’t talk much about a tool we use more than any: our hands. Your reflective pants and orange safety vest aren’t doing much to protect your hands, so let’s look into some hand hazards that’ll give you ample reason to glove up and take care of your digits.

The usual suspects
Cuts, bruises, nicks, scratches, scrapes, and any number of the little pains your hands bear on a daily basis. What these seemingly minor bumps cause is steadily weakened hands, which, over time, will begin to lose the power they once had. Untreated, these minor mishaps can develop into serious injuries and infections that can be altogether avoided by proper hand protection.

An offshoot of the usual suspects, burns have to be treated with a special level of respect. Thermal, electrical, and chemical burns have devastating power and often cause permanent damage. Both superficial harm and internal nerve damage from burns isn’t something to risk when your gloves can withstand the brunt of a burn.

Repetitive strain
Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are a fact of many jobs. Jobs with both high and low physical intensity are prone to repetitive strain. People in offices develop carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritic wrists/fingers from excessive typing. People using their hands, say, chainsawing develop arm and hand injuries from constant vibration and grip. Hands are some of the most commonly afflicted body parts in RSIs. It’s important that if you’re part of a job that does repetitive motions to take breaks to stretch and relieve that strain.

Keep your whole body safe while working and future you will thank present you. Your hands are used for so many things that they can often go under the radar when it comes to consistent care and safety. Don’t neglect them and it’ll be one of the best body choices you’ll make, hands down.

How to Choose the Right Uniform for Your New Company

construction safety vestYou’ve started a new company and it’s time to hire employees. Depending on your business, there are many factors that go into choosing the correct type of uniform for your new employees. When deciding on what to get, consider these factors when making your final decision.

This is the primary factor in choosing your employee’s work attire. Nothing matters quite as much as this one. If your company involves construction, it’s unlikely you’ll want to put your employees in a skirt. What does your business seek to accomplish? What are the tasks you will be doing each day? And how does the clothing allow your employees to accomplish this task? For employees that need to do a lot of running around and leaning over, like food service and construction, stain-resistant pants and shirts are a necessity. If you work outside, your employees might need high visibility pants and jackets to be seen at night. Think about how your employees move and what is needed to keep them safe.

The branding
Ask yourself this: what kind of message are you trying to convey with your uniform? If you work in a restaurant you may opt for light, cotton safety shirts with a prominent logo so your employees are identifiable to your customers. If you’re hiring employees to work in an office space where they rarely interact with customers or business partners, allowing more casual attire may be an option. Consider the placement of your brand’s logo on your employees’ work attire. If your employees work outside, displaying a logo on a custom reflective jacket is a great way to catch the eye of your consumer.

Safety is a must
If you’re working in a dangerous environment, the proper safety precautions must be enforced. A new employee is three times more likely to hurt themselves within the first month than older employees.

These types of jobs might include construction workers, traffic enforcers, police officers — these careers all require the use of a bright construction safety vest, often seen in the form of a construction safety vest. Though your new job may not require construction, it’s a good idea to purchase a construction safety vest for each of your employees if you ever work outside or at night.

To avoid replacing your work attire often, it’s important to make sure you get a comfortable, yet durable fabric. You want it to wash easily, but look good. Depending on the type of business you’re running, polyester may be a better option than cotton if the job gets dirty. Luckily, safety clothing comes in a variety of colors and fabrics to protect your employees.

Choosing the right work attire for your employees is never an easy task. Consider these factors when you choose your employees’ new uniform.