HiVis Supply Blog

Vendor Spotlight: Why We Love ML Kishigo

There are certain names you know you can trust when it comes to the most important things in life. Everyone has different favorites, but the key is finding the ones that are perfect for you. Workwear brands are no different. The best workwear brands in the market are known for their long history of reliability and their array of products designed for the needs of the working person. So, if you’re looking for your next favorite high-visibility workwear brand, it’s time to get acquainted with ML Kishigo

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How to Select the Best Winter Jacket for Your Job

Image of person in winter jacket with snow on it and text: How to Select the Best Winter Jacket for Your Job

No matter what time of year it is, as you read this, you can probably feel the sharp winter winds and the icy snowflakes attacking you at every angle. You can imagine being out in the snow, with a job that has to get done and no sign of the weather clearing. And you can probably imagine how much easier it is to deal with those things when you have a warm and durable high visibility winter jacket to protect you. 

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What Are the Seven Types of PPE?

In nearly any type of physical job, you’ll find that some functions of the job require personal protective equipment (PPE). From a cut glove that protects a sheet metal worker’s hands to a highly insulated arc flash suit that protects electricians from electrical explosions, PPE is everywhere, and going without it is never a good idea. So, how can you make sure that you’ve got the right PPE for your occupation? The first step is educating yourself: What are the seven types of PPE, exactly? Here’s a quick guide to understanding which kinds of equipment fall into each category, and who typically uses each one.

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Winter Preparation Tips: How to Stock Up on Cold Weather Gear

When cold weather arrives, you want to be ready to meet it. By stocking up ahead of time, you can avoid scrambling at the last minute to find the cold-weather work gear you need to stay productive on the job. If you’re ready to start choosing your cold-weather work gear now, read on. We’ll talk about the essentials that you need and how to make sure you’re choosing the right cold-weather work gear for you. 

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HiVis Safety Gear: A Head-to-Toe Guide for What to Wear on a Job Site

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), all the most common workplace injuries—overextension; contact with objects and equipment; and slips, trips, and falls—are entirely preventable. And it might shock you to find out that the same goes for the majority of the most common causes of workplace fatalities. Multiple safety measures must be taken, but wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) is one surefire method of incident prevention. The correct high visibility work gear prevents potentially devastating on-the-job accidents and even fatalities.

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Tips on Choosing the Best Hearing Protection

As hard-working professionals, we must take workplace safety seriously. That means always wearing a hard hat, donning high visibility apparel, and selecting the right pair of protective gloves to prevent job site injuries and fatalities. Often, we overlook an equally dangerous workplace hazard - damage to our hearing. This is a risk you cannot ignore. According to the Hearing Health Foundation, about 30 million American workers are at risk of developing irreversible hearing loss from their work.

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Everything You Need to Know About the ANSI 107 Standard

Even with the advent of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in 1971, and its many subsequent safety standards put in place to safeguard the American workforce, it is sometimes hard to believe that the first guideline regarding high visibility garments was not published until 1999. This standard was the result of a joint effort of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). The ANSI/ISEA 107-1999 standard, for high visibility garments, was the first widely recognized standard that addressed hi-vis clothing design, performance specifications, and usage. 

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