When you walk outside on the first nice day of spring, the sun might feel like your long-lost best friend, but when you’re outside working hard in the middle of July, it can quickly become your most dangerous enemy instead. Pointing out this two-faced behavior of our closest star won’t do you any good at all. Instead, you’d better get prepared to stay cool.
A hooded sweatshirt is the kind of do-it-all garment that busy, hard working people love. Hoodies are comfy, stylish, versatile, durable — pretty much everything you want, in other words. They’re surprisingly old, too; the history of the hoodie goes all the way back to the 1930s when it first got popular among workers in cold storage warehouses. Hoodies picked up popularity throughout the 20th century until, by the new millennium, everyone was rocking one. Now, it’s one of our most versatile garments and one that workers often turn to when they need flexible warmth on the job.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 15 million Americans work a permanent night shift or frequently rotate in and out of night shifts. From heavy equipment operators to first responders to parking lot attendants, there are a whole lot of hard-working people who clock in after dark. And, particularly for those who work outside and/or near heavy equipment, there are significant safety concerns to address and night-work safety precautions that everyone needs to be familiar with.
For workers in many industries, the job doesn’t stop when the rain starts falling. People like utility workers, first responders, tow truck operators and waste disposal workers often have to stay on the job, rain or shine. So, when the weather turns inclimate, these workers need to pack waterproof work clothing that suits their needs. It’s important, however, to know what you’re looking for from your waterproof workwear before you make a selection. We’re going to discuss five features to look for when choosing waterproof work clothing. Then, we’ll jumpstart your search for a waterproof workwear solution with five of HiVis Supply’s best high visibility rain gear options.
When the sun is beating down and you’re out on the job, everyone needs to be aware of how to detect heat exhaustion and heatstroke. These conditions are both medical emergencies that need immediate treatment — a few minutes can save someone’s life. How can you spot these conditions, and what’s the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke? Use our on-the-job safety guide to learn the most important facts about heat illness, including what to look for, how to address the risks of hot environments and the best gear for taking on a hard day’s work in the heat.
What does it mean to have workwear that’s waterproof? What about water resistant or water repellant? Which kind of gear is good for getting you through a drizzle, and which is the kind that you can take into a full-on downpour? OK, sorry about all the questions — and if you’re not totally sure of the answers, don’t fret. We’re here to talk about the difference between waterproof, water resistant and water repellant workwear and why it matters for high visibility rain gear.
Whether they’re working with trains, trucks, buses, airplanes or something else, transportation workers help people and goods get where they’re going. Though transportation workers might often work behind the scenes, they should never be invisible — especially when it comes to being noticed by the people operating the large vehicles the transportation industry uses.
For a lot of people who work in industries like construction and agriculture, summer is no time to slack off — in fact, it may be even busier than other seasons. And between potential sunburn, biting mosquitoes and lots and lots of sweat, summer can get pretty nasty. So, if you’re headed out on the job this summer, your body will thank you for picking up a great work shirt that will keep you comfortable on the job. What should you look for in a summer work shirt? And what are HiVis Supply’s best options for high visibility summer work shirts? It’s time to have a little fun in the sun.
High visibility safety apparel is essential in most work environments; and a key PPE item to help avoid struck-by accidents because of the improved visibility. When trying to find the best hi vis work gear, it is important to consider selecting a style with high contrast striping.
From backyards to city parks to golf courses, great landscaping helps us enjoy the best that nature has to offer. Behind all that beautiful landscaping are crews of landscapers who endure sweltering heat, biting bugs and long hours to carve out landscapes that people love to be in.