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Understanding the Terminology for Hi Vis Safety Jackets

Understanding the Terminology for Hi Vis Safety Jackets

Whatever you do for a living, your field probably has some technical terms that most people aren’t familiar with. For anyone trying to learn the basics of how things work, those terms can be a little challenging to figure out, and no one wants a misunderstanding on their hands. Avoiding misunderstandings is especially critical when you’re choosing protective workplace clothing like hi vis safety jackets. At HiVis Supply, we help businesses and professionals across the country find the safety workwear that’s just right for them. One really important part of that is helping people understand the basic terminology of safety gear. Below, we cover the most important terms for understanding safety jackets, starting with the major parts each hi vis safety jacket is constructed from.

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5 Must-Have Thermal Winter Work Gloves

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A pair of insulated winter work gloves isn’t just a “nice to have” item. If you’re the kind to get your hands dirty on the job all winter long, winter work gloves are an absolute must. Why? Because the winter won’t be nice to your hands. Frostbite and frostnip are always lurking and, if you’re not packing the right hand protection, you could end up with a serious and permanent hand injury. Needless to say, that’s not gonna fly — so you’ll need a pair of thermal work gloves.

Check out these five awesome options for winter work gloves from HiVis Supply. Each pair has something different to offer in an outdoor work zone, and each is built to perform.

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Spirited Safety: The Top Hi Vis Clothing for Alcohol Manufacturing and Distribution

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A whole lot of work goes into getting those tasty beers, fine wines and well-crafted spirits into our hands. It’s all thanks to the farmers who raise and harvest the raw materials, to the manufacturers who obsess over their craft and to the distributors who get it to the store or restaurant. Everyone’s got a role to play, especially in an era of supply chain challenges for beverage manufacturers. The hard-working people in the spirits industry also often need protective high visibility clothing, such as safety vests, to keep them seen and safe. Here, we’re going to look at some of the most popular safety work clothes for alcohol manufacturing and distribution that HiVis Supply offers, and how to pick the right hi vis clothing for workers in the spirits industry.

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Hi Vis Workwear 101: What You Need to Know When Adding Your Logo

Hi Vis Workwear 101: What You Need to Know When Adding Your Logo

A logo says a lot about a business. Often, it’s a visual representation of your organization’s goals, its history and even its future. Or maybe it’s just a design that everyone thought looked awesome! Whatever your logo looks like, it’s a major part of your brand, and it’s important to have it on display while employees are on the job.

That’s a big part of why so many companies customize their hi vis workwear with custom imprinting of their logo or other text. Custom imprinted workwear has many benefits, but, to capture those, it’s important to understand the imprinting process and how best to make it work for you. Today, we’re going to talk about how HiVis Supply creates custom safety work clothes that look fantastic and keep workers safe and seen. We’ll also tell you the key information you need to know when creating customized workwear through HiVis Supply, including all of the must-know considerations for the size and placement of your logo to maintain ANSI compliance.

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5 Most Durable Hi Vis Work Jackets Available

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Anyone can make a jacket that looks tough. When you’re putting your jacket to the test at work, though, looking good won’t do much unless there’s serious manufacturing quality to back it up. And when you’re depending on your work jacket for high visibility protection, sacrificing safety most definitely isn’t an option. If you do hard, physical work in cold conditions, you need a hi vis jacket that can hang tough even in harsh winter weather. That’s what we’re going to talk about today: five tough-as-nails safety jackets from HiVis Supply that laugh in the face of adversity. Find out about these jackets below — but first, a word about how we pick the toughest of the tough.

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10 Best Hi Vis Safety Vests for Carrying Your Gear

10 Best Hi Vis Safety Vests for Carrying Your Gear

What does your safety vest do for you? For most working people, a hi vis safety vest fulfills one main function that’s incredibly important: It provides the high visibility protection that people need in order to stay safe and stay seen on the job. Anything else is just icing on the cake — right?

Not so fast! Safety vests can fulfill other functions, too, and they can do them extremely well. One of the most common roles for safety vests is to help people carry their tools and materials during the workday. It might be a surveyor’s pencils and field books, an electrician’s wire cutting tools or whatever your tools of the trade may be. Let’s get introduced to surveyor vests, a special type of safety vests with pockets for carrying your workday essentials. We’ll talk about what makes these vests different, how they’re designed and 10 of the best available from HiVis Supply.

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Tips on Choosing the Best Hi Vis Workwear for Distribution Centers

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It takes a whole lot of hard-working people to run the distribution centers that we all rely on for shipping and fulfillment. Every day, distribution center workers navigate crazy-busy work environments buzzing with other workers, forklifts, conveyor belts and even robots. In an environment like that, it’s incredibly important to wear the right hi vis workwear. Here, we’re going to talk about some critical tips that can help distribution center workers and managers find the right hi vis workwear solutions. Then, we’re going to show off our awesome collection of hi vis gear with our top 10 picks for distribution center and warehouse workers.

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Hi Vis Workwear 101: Why Is the ANSI Garment Label Important?

Hi Vis Workwear 101: Why Is the ANSI Garment Label Important?

Many people don’t realize that there are many different standards that help organize our world by regulating various objects and processes. From vehicles to consumer electronics to high visibility garments, standards help make sure products are safe to use and effective at the job they’re designed to do. When you’re shopping for high visibility workwear, you’ll see a lot of discussion about the ANSI 107 standard. A little HiVis fun fact is that you'll also find a required ANSI garment label on any piece of clothing that is designed to meet the ANSI 107 standard. There’s a huge amount of information packed into this label that can be really useful for anyone who wears clothing with visibility features on the job.

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HiVis Workwear 101: Keep It On, Keep It Closed, Keep It Safe

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Your workplace can have the most comprehensive safety rules out there, but they don’t mean much if people aren’t following them. When it comes to PPE, and hi vis workwear in particular, safety compliance requires everybody to be wearing their gear correctly. Otherwise, you’re not getting all of the safety benefits that these garments are tested and designed to provide.
How can you make sure that you’re wearing your hi vis safety work clothes correctly? We’re going to talk about three common PPE errors that you can spot in a lot of workplaces, as well as how to correct them.

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Durable Workwear for Autumn Weather

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Autumn is many people’s favorite time of year. Leaves are falling and turning beautiful colors, and you know what looks great with those gorgeous reds and auburns piling up on the ground? A fluorescent lime green hi vis jacket. We’re just saying that it could be the season’s hottest fashion choice. Kidding aside, autumn is a time when many people will need to start wearing warmer hi vis clothing. But it can also be a uniquely challenging time to shop for durable workwear because temperatures are still fluctuating, potentially leaving you wearing gear that’s either too warm or not warm enough.

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