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How Do Cooling Towels Work and Why Should I Use Them?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year about 658 people die from heat-related causes, including heat stroke and heat exhaustion. While all employees who work outside are at risk, construction workers are especially susceptible, comprising 36 percent of all heat-related deaths over the past 25 years. Luckily, heat illness is entirely preventable on and off the job. One of the best ways to minimize risk is to wear cooling clothing for work, including cooling towels.

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Tips on Caring for Your Hi Vis Clothing Items Through Every Season

Those of us who wear high vis clothing on the job know that stains, rips, and tears are par for the course. We dress in safety wear while at work in order to protect us from the elements and hazards of the job site, whether those are inclement weather, chemicals, or struck-by hazards. Because of this, our daily uniforms must be made of some of the most durable, dirt- and stain-resistant materials out there.

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5 Safety and Hi Vis Workwear Products That Can Help Manage Social Distancing

We’ve all been searching for ways to stay safe in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. At home, we maintain social distancing and practice routine hand-washing to ensure that we don’t spread germs to others. When we go to work, it’s often a different story. Job sites are among the most vulnerable places for the spread of disease, especially when employees are required to work together in close proximity.

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Smart and Safe Ways to Reopen Your Construction Business During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do virtually everything, especially the way we work. As construction professionals, we know that our jobs won’t stop in the face of this pandemic. Our work is essential, as we are responsible for building and expanding healthcare facilities and setting up makeshift clinics and testing stations to serve our communities. In many ways, we are crucial to battling this virus, so our work cannot stop for longer than it has to.

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5 Reasons Why Hi Vis and UPF Protective Workwear Are Essential for Outdoor Laborers

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We all know how demanding a job site can be. No matter if you’re out on the roadway controlling traffic or directing materials throughout a complex construction site, you’re exposed to a number of risks. High-speed vehicles, heavy machinery, toxic materials, chemicals, high winds, snow, rain, sun—they all come with the territory. A key part in preventing accidents and keeping you safe on the job is wearing multipurpose personal protective equipment (PPE). This is especially true during the summer months when protection from the sun is just as essential. By wearing UPF 50+ high visibility clothing, outdoor professionals are able to reduce their risk of melanoma and skin cancer, while also avoiding workplace accidents.

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Women Making an Impact: The Growth & Evolution of the Construction Industry

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We’re seeing more women working in construction than ever before, but they still make up only 10 percent of the entire construction workforce. And, the numbers for women working on the front lines are even lower. For every 100 employees on a construction site, there is only one woman and only three percent of companies have a female construction manager. 


Back in 2010, women held only seven percent of construction executive positions. That number has grown 14 percent in the past few years, which is exciting news for women looking for higher level mentors in the field.

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The Most Recent Updates to ANSI 107-2015 High Visibility Standard Made Simple

Construction Worker Wearing HiVis Clothing and PPE Doing Paperwork

Do you feel like every time you turn around there’s a new policy in place or some major changes in safety regulation? While you know these safety updates are for the greater good of all workers, it can be tough keeping track of it all. 


The latest update to the American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories (ANSI 107-2015) is a prime example of important changes that you need to be aware of when you’re outfitting yourself or your team with high visibility safety apparel (HVSA).

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What is High Visibility Clothing?

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High visibility clothing is one of the most essential pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) an industrial worker can have. In the simplest terms, it’s a type of workwear that has highly reflective properties that can help a worker stand out against any background including roadways, construction zones or any other complex background.

Why is the use of high visibility clothing important? For starters, it’s one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to promote safety and prevent accidents on the job.

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How to Choose the Best Cold Weather Headwear for Work this Winter

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It’s cold outside. Don’t forget your hat and mittens! 

 

Chances are, you remember being told this as a child. Every time you step out into the frosty air and don’t heed those warnings, there’s a little bit of rebellion that floods through your veins. I don’t need some silly hat and mittens, you say. Childish rules apply to children, you think to yourself as you head out the door in a flimsy sweatshirt — only to find yourself shivering midday.

 

Well, HiVis Hank has something to say about it. 

 

Put your hat and mittens on! 

 

See, he doesn’t care if you’re four years old or forty. When the temperature plummets to near freezing conditions outside you need to suit up or suffer the consequences. So, whether you work outside in the elements or inside in cold environments, he’s going to share a few reasons why protecting yourself this winter is critical to your health and productivity.

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