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Thank You, To Our Customers, for Another Great Year

thank yo to our customers2016 is coming to an end, and we've had a great year here at HiVis Supply. We have an excellent team of dedicated employees, great management, and - most importantly - our customers to thank. Whether you're reading this as a return customer, a new customer, or a long-time customer, we'd like to thank you.
 
It's a large world out there and although it seems rather small at times, our customers come from all walks of life. From young to old, from coast to coast and around the globe. From young laborers trying to learn a skill and create a meaningful career to the project management teams, supervisors, and everyone in-between. It's due to your business that we continue to strive to meet our goals of providing the highest quality, most affordable high visibility work wear on the market. We know that the demand for our products is there, and we intend to meet it. In fact, we've done quite well in doing so. Yet without you, the customer, we'd have quite the rough time accomplishing our goals; which is why we've always done our best to keep our customer service operating at nothing less than the highest levels of quality. We continually expand and improve our inventory as an effort to provide you with the latest (and greatest) selection of products on the market. We bring in new brands, various types and styles of garments, and we do our best to offer them at the best prices we can. We believe that providing our customers with the best service out there will secure our continued and growing success as a leading retailer of high visibility garments and gear.
 
There isn't a whole lot more that can be said. We truly believe in what we do, and we care about workplace safety. We take pride in knowing that we help provide and promote safety in the workplace for thousands of workers in various occupations. We're proud that as a team, we're able to make a positive impact on the lives of workers while simultaneously making a business of it. We give our best in every aspect of our business, and by doing so, we feel a great level of confidence that HiVis Supply is one of the very best places to purchase your high visibility workwear.
 
We thank you for your business, and we're honored to serve you. There will be many challenges, improvements, wins, loses, achievements, setbacks, and much more in 2017 for all of us. Regardless, we will continue to give you our best, without fail. We wish you all a safe, happy, prosperous and productive 2017!
 
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Learn How You Can Get a Blaklader Winter Jacket & Work Pants For Free!

blaklader workwearIt's that time of year, just before the holidays where the weather becomes frigid and things seem to come to a grinding halt. But there's one thing that's still moving, and it's the December HiVis Giveaway from HiVis Supply.
 
Each month, we try to give back to our customers with a little chance to win something useful. It helps engage our customers while giving them the opportunity to score some serious workwear at no cost. It's completely free to enter but participation is limited to our facebok fan base. You can follow us on Facebook to enter for your chance to win today.
 
This month, we'll be giving away a free Blaklader Class 3 Winter Jacket and a pair of matching Blaklader X1600 Work Pants. Valued at over $279, you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain!
 
The Blaklader Class 3 Winter Jacket delivers warmth, comfort and high visibility safety that's built to last even the harshest environments. Valued at $139, they're made from 100% PU-coated polyester with a quilted inner-lining for added protection. The jacket features a fleece-lined collar for comfort and plenty of pockets (including waterproof chest pockets) offering abundant storage space.
 
Blaklader's X1600 Work Pants are also designed for rugged performance, made of a durable poly-cotton blend with CORDURA reinforced knees and lower thighs, plus CORDURA utility pockets - both offering exceptional durability in critical high-wear locations. They feature a drawstring boot area and reflective striping on the legs for enhanced visibility.
 
Blaklader has been developing and producing workwear for nearly 55 years in Sweden, and we'd like to think they know a thing or two about cold weather. The brand revolves around two major goals - to provide quality and functionality. Each design and every last aspect of every garment offers functionality to make your job easier and safer. Blaklader employs extensive testing of both their raw materials and finished products to ensure these goals are always met. Additionally, they're one of the only workwear manufacturers who offer a lifetime warranty on stitching - if it ever fails, they will repair or replace the garment at no cost - that's what we call confidence!
 
Make sure you enter to win this month and you just might end up with your very own Blaklader gear. If not, you can always shop Blaklader Winter Workwear from HiVis Supply, where we guarantee everyday low pricing on our huge inventory of high visibility products.
 
Good luck and happy holidays! Stay tuned, we'll be announcing a winner on January 1st!
 

Winter Headwear Provides Safety & Warmth For Working Outdoors

Keeping your head, neck and face warm is a crucial part of working outdoors in the winter. Without proper protection a day at work can be downright miserable - and even dangerous! We have a great lineup of winter headwear available from the top brand names in safety work gear. They're all specifically designed to make your job easier this season. Best of all, they're available at our everyday low prices. Take a look below to see what's new this year!
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Tough Duck FR Kermel Headwear


HiVis-Supply-Tough-Duck-FR-HeadwearTough Duck is designed in the far north where the temperatures are disturbingly frigid, and if anyone knows about winter work gear it's these guys. New to the lineup this year is the FR Series Kermel Interlock Headwear. Made from the highest quality materials and made to last, there are 3 products to choose from including a neck warmer, watch cap and balaclava. All 3 are FR rated to keep you safe while keeping you warm. Check them out, along with the other Tough Duck Winter Workwear items today.
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Ergodyne N-Ferno Nomex Balaclava


HiVis-Supply-Ergodyne-N-ferno-Nomex-BalaclavaErgodyne is a leader in the high visibility safety industry and they also know a thing or two about cold weather gear. The N-Ferno Nomex Balaclava is made from 93% nomex fleece for optimal warmth & stretchability. Nomex provides superior warmth, so there's no doubt that the N-ferno Balaclava can keep you warm on even the most bitterly cold days. The long length ensure proper neck cover and makes this balaclava easy to tuck into a undershirt or jacket. Check out the N-Ferno Balaclava today at HiVis Supply.
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ML Kishigo HiVis Knit Beanie


HiVis-Supply-ML-Kishigo-HiVis-Knit-BeanieML Kishigo globally known leader in the safety workwear industry. If you own anything from ML Kishigo, you know they offer cutting edge products that are made to be effective, affordable and long-lasting. The HiVis Knit Beanie is affordable, effective and perfect for working outdoors. Featuring dual reflective thread striping for enhanced safety & visibility, these beanies are made from 100% knit polyester for comfort, warmth and a snug fit. Better yet, they're under $7! Available in hives yellow or orange. Check out the ML Kishigo Hivis Knit Beanie right now.
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We know what it's like to work outdoors and we do our best to offer the best high visibility & PPE products at the best prices anywhere. Visit us at HiVisSupply.com and experience the difference in top quality products, excellent customer service and an unbeatable selection. We also offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $149 - Get stocked up on winter workwear today!
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ML Kishigo Mossy Oak Infinity Break-up Safety Vest

The Mossy Oak Infinity Break-up Safety Vest by ML Kishigo brings the brand's known high visibility technology together with style and functionality. Instead of the "same old" safety vest design, ML Kishigo has created a vest with a unique camouflage lower area that add a bit of personality while aiding to hide dirt in a high-contact area.
 
Check out the video below to see the features and benefits of this newly released safety vest.
 

 
The ANSI Class 2 compliant vest is equipped with helpful features such as an inside pocket that's perfectly sized for a tablet, and a microphone tab on the lest chest pocket to simplify the use of hands-free communication at work. Outer cargo pockets provide ample storage space on this vest, while a dual-tier pencil pocket is ideal for miscellaneous storage including a walkie-talkie, radio or a cell phone.
 
Mossy Oak Infiniti Break-up Safety Vests are made from ML Kishigo's signature Ultra-Cool Mesh to provide maximum air flow to the body, even during periods of extreme heat. 2-inch vented reflective striping enhances airflow and reflectivity while reflective edges offer additional safety for low light conditions.
 
The vest is available in orange or lime at HiVis Supply and can be purchased directly HERE.
 

Stay Warm to Stay Productive at Work this Winter

hi vis for winterWith winter right around the corner, it's that time of the year that many of you are beginning to dread. Now that the long hot days of summer have passed, you're able to enjoy a small break of mild weather right now before venturing right back into the bitterly cold temperatures of winter. While it's generally of no importance to those working in warmer climates, those in the mid to northern states will begin to feel the brunt of it in the coming months.
 
If your job requires working outside or even in certain types of indoor environments, you're going to be bundling up towards the end of October as the temperatures begin to plummet. Those early morning hours start to become reminiscent of stepping into an icebox and suddenly, going to work just doesn't seem to be as tolerable as it once was. While nobody enjoys being uncomfortable cold all day, there are definitely steps to take that will increase your comfort and productivity during even the coldest of days this winter.
 
Many people choose to bundle up with layer after layer of undergarments and clothing, only to end up to hot after they raise their heart rate and their body temperature begins to rise. The situation usually results in either stripping off a layer of clothing or simply leaving them all on and dealing with excessive sweating. Not only is this unnecessary but it causes fluctuations in your internal temperature, making you more susceptible to colds. Additionally, if high visibility safety vest or other gear is required then you're going to have to wear that apparel on top of your existing clothing which reduces comfort and agility. None of this sounds like any fun; it's not. But there's another option.
 
Lately, manufacturers have really increased the production of ANSI compliant high visibility and/or reflective safety apparel that's specifically designed for working outdoors during the winter months. Chances are that you've probably seen it before. From thermal bibs and pants to bomber jackets, parkas, gloves and headwear, there's and abundance of products available to you that offer a variety of benefits besides warmth.
 
Taking the comfort of the worker into consideration, you're going to get a lot more than a bright orange jacket with a massive reflective stripe on it - the days of those products are dwindling. Instead, you're going to see innovations like removable and/or reversible liners and shells, detachable hoods, radio pockets, storage pockets, and specialty front pockets that are fleece lined or ideal for placing hand warmers. Many of these products are equipped with strategically placed vents which are flapped, allowing excessive heat to escape while keeping a comfortable temperature and protecting you from the wind. Most are windproof and water resistant and some products even have microphone clips and ID holders to increase productivity and communication for foremen or any worker who's operating in extremely loud or spacious work environments.
 
Aside from the comfort factors, safety is also of importance. There's definitely no shortage of ANSI compliant winter work gear, regardless of what your duties entail. From non-ANSI reflective apparel to Class 2, Class 3 and even FR rated, you can be sure to find something that's ideal for your situation.
 
Ask yourself, is it really better to deal with the hassle of multiple layers of clothing, discomfort and decreased safety on the job? Would you prefer to be less productive and cold for 5 moths straight? Are you okay with risking your safety? Probably not. So why deal with it?
 
Specialty designed winter safety gear offers the best protection, optimal comfort and maximum visibility on the job. Many of these products are also manufactured from rip-stop fabrics and contain taped and sealed seams to prevent penetration of wind and water which only goes to show that they're truly made to perform, not just retain heat.
 
HiVis Supply, we stock a complete line of winter safety gear from the top manufacturers in the industry. We offer w wide variety of sizes, styles and colors at our everyday low prices, allowing you to save on the ideal application for your profession. Check out all of our high visibility winter safety gear today, so you can spend the winter focusing on your job instead of the temperature.
 

ANSI Class Compliance and Multiple Class Requirements on the Job

multiple ansi class requirementsIf you work in a dangerous or risky environment, you're probably no stranger to high visibility gear. At the very least (and depending on your job requirements), you probably don a simple safety vest on the job. Alternatively, if you're working with certain chemicals or in hazardous environments, you might be required to wear non-ANSI protective gear.
 
Regardless of what you're protecting yourself from on the job, there's always certain standard requirements that must be met. This could be reflectivity, chemical resistance or fire retardant properties - and along with these requirements comes different levels of protection (depending on the work environment) and therefor different standards that are required to maintain compliance.
 
As an example, ANSI Class 2 requires a certain level of reflectivity which is rated by the actual amount of reflective material the garment contains. ANSI Class 3 uses the same principal, yet requires a higher amount of reflectivity meaning an increased amount of reflective material is required to meet compliance.
 
The concept is pretty easy to understand, especially if you've been working in your field for a while and are familiar with the specific safety requirements of your job. But what about when those requirements change?
 
In some fields, there are multiple standards of compliance depending on the duty being performed. Many times these are ignored or met with confusion and while it may not be intentional, many workers risk their safety each day without actually realizing it.
 
A common situation is when certain areas of a job site require a lower standard of protection than other areas, yet there are many workers who travel throughout the site performing different duties. They might be required to wear high visibility or non-ANSI safety vests in one area, while workers in higher traffic areas require ANSI Class 2 gear to meet compliance standards. The misconception in this situation is that workers from the lower traffic areas might assume they're protected for their specific job description, but their safety gear doesn't actually meet the requirements for the higher traffic area of the job site, regardless of the duty they're performing. While this sort of scenario might not seem to be a big deal, it puts the workers at greater risk by decreasing their safety and increasing the chances of an accident.
 
Road workers are another one of the many professionals whose safety requirements change on the job. If they're working long hours into the night, they're going to have to meet the ANSI requirements for night time road work, regardless of whether or not they normally work at night. So in a situation where construction is running behind and long hours or overnight shifts are required, you might have workers out there who aren't used to wiring after dark and aren't equipped with gear that meets the minimal safety standards.
 
What about your job? Are there certain times when your duties, even if rarely, require a different level of safety than the typical or most commonly performed duties that you partake in? Are there times when even if for a shirt period, you're in a situation where your safety gear doesn't meet the standards for that particular task or environment? If so, you're only putting yourself at risk.
 
Think about it, and think about the importance of safety on the job. After all, it's a job. Do you really want to risk serious injury or death while at work? The whole point of work is to be able to support yourself so you can enjoy life, and neglecting safety on the job is like neglecting the importance of your life.
 
If you work in changing environments, consider picking up the extra gear to ensure that you can always meet the minimal safety standards. If possible, consider purchasing gear that meets the highest requirements available or gear that's a level above what's required to ensure that you're always meeting and exceeding the standards instead of occasionally falling below them.
 
HiVis Supply carries a complete line of high visibility safety gear and apparel from the top brand names to meet any level of compliance necessary. From safety vests, hard hats and gloves to rain gear, winter gear and more. We have the top quality products you need to remain visible, safe and comfortable on the job, including all classes of ANSI/ISEA 107 compliant gear. Visit our website now to check out our massive inventory and save with our guaranteed everyday low prices. Your safety can't afford to wait, it should always be the top priority.
 

Winter in the Workplace and Cold Weather Safety

winter work wearThe end of summer surely offers a sigh of relief for those who've endured those brutally hot and muggy days working outdoors over the last couple of months. With the season's change comes a short stretch of cool fall weather before the opposite extreme inevitably sets in; winter.
 
While many might prefer to work in the scorching heat of summer as compared to the bitterly cold months of winter, not everyone is fortunate enough to have that choice - and just as working in the hot summer sun calls for special attention to safety, so does working in the frigid winter air. Instead of worrying about hydration and body temperature to reduce the chances of heat exhaustion or stroke, the focus for the cold weather months is staying warm and the protection of your extremities from frost bite. Along with the brutally cold temperatures comes the additional dangers of ice and snow, which is particularly important when performing road work near high traffic areas or to those operating heavy equipment.
 
Of course one of the most important factors to working outdoors during the winter is to stay warm, so proper clothing is key. However, piling on layer after layer of heavy clothing isn't always the best solution. Too much clothing can cause excessive sweating and reduced mobility, not to mention the annoyance and difficulty of wearing high visibility apparel over your already bulky clothing. Thankfully, there are plenty of manufacturers who've designed work wear that delivers maximum protection from the elements while offering the enhanced safety of high visibility apparel.
 
At HiVis Supply, we carry a wide range of winter work wear from the top brand names in the industry. From insulated bibs and overprints to bomber jackets, parkas, work gloves, hats and more, we have everything you'll need to stay warm and visible all season long. This includes a variety of ANSI compliant winter wear for class 1, 2, 3, and even FR as well as non-ANSI garments.
 
Our large inventory and everyday low prices allow you to browse hundreds of products and find the perfect gear for your job at a price you can afford. Not only will you be warm and comfortable on the job, you'll retain maximum mobility and enhanced safety each time you step out into the workplace. With proper protection from the weather you can focus your energy on more important things, like your work.
 
Get a head start on winter this year. Stay safe, keep warm and save money by visiting our website to check out our high visibility winter work wear. When the cold weather hits, you'll be glad you did!
 

HiVis Supply Giveaway - ML Kishigo Professional Surveyors Vest

ml kishigo surveyors vestFor the month of August, HiVis Supply will be giving away an ANSI Class 2 Professional Surveyors Vest by ML Kishigo. This high quality safety vest has been specifically designed for high functionality, visibility and comfort.
 
The ML Kishigo Professional Surveyors vest has been manufactured with a solid polyester front while the back is made of Ultra-Cool mesh material to provide enhanced breathability on the job. For increased visibility that meets ANSI Class 2 standards, it has been fitted with 2-inch reflective striping by 3M which is laminated onto a 3-inch stripe of contrasted color which is either lime or orange, depending on the vest color.
 
This vest is ideal for surveyors and foremen but is just as well suited for any job that could benefit from its use. The unique features provide additional functionality and storage space compared to a conventional pocked safety vest, lending easy access to tools and other supplies that are commonly used on the job.
 
Features of the ML Kishigo Professional Surveyors Vest
 
-  Dual Microphone Holders (left and right) for hands free communication
-  Two Lapel Grommets
-  Reinforced webbing at stress points for added durability
-  Left Chest Pocket with 2 tiers (and dual function flap that can be held open with velcro)
-  Large Right Chest Pocket
-  Large Lower Pockets with Flaps
-  Left & Right Stake Pockets
-  Left & Right Side Elastic Spray Can pockets
-  Lower Inside Left & Right Full Length Zipper Pockets with Straps
-  Hidden Back Pouch with Zipper Access
-  and more..
 
As you can see above, the Professional Surveyors Vest offers unmatched functionality on practically any job site. This is something we've come to expect from ML Kishigo as an innovator in the safety industry. For more information and details, check out the vest on our website.
 
Don't forget that throughout August we will be accepting entries to win one of these vests, and a winner will be chosen on September 1st. We've even decided to throw in a JSP Full Brim Hard Hat (a $20 Value)! It's free to enter and it takes less than 20 seconds to fill out the very short form, so Enter to Win today!
 

Enter to Win a Summer Survival Kit!

summer survival kitIf you've been a fan of our facebook page, you'd know that we've been running a product giveaway for the last few months. At the beginning of each month we choose a product and ask you to fill out a very short form to enter. At the end of that month, we randomly choose a and announce.
 
For our last giveaway in the month of June, we gave away a VIKING Journeyman 300D FR Surveyor's Safety Vest. The month before that, in May, we gave away an Ergodyne Low Profile Hydration Pack and in April, we gave away a pair of Bolle Hustler Polarized Safety Sunglasses.
 
This month, for July, we figured we should giveaway something geared toward workers who are constantly battling the heat while working outdoors or in extreme indoor environments. Thus, the Summer Survival Kit was born.
 
The Summer Survival Kit is a package containing a handful of very useful products that make working in the heat much more comfortable and bearable. We tried to put something together that would be an all-around answer to the stresses of working in those high summer temperatures, and we think we've achieved that. The Summer Survival Kit includes a little bit of everything, including:
 
- 1 pair of Bolle Lowrider Safety Glasses
- 1 Ergodyne CHILL-ITS Cooling Hat
- 1 Ergodyne CHILL-ITS Cooling Towel
- 1 Ergodyne CHILL-ITS Cooling Bandana
- 1 Package of Sqwincher Squeeze Pops
- 1 Package of Sqwincher Kwik Sticks
 
As you can see, the Summer Survival Kit contains cooling hat, eye protection, a cooling towel, a cooling bandana and some electrolyte packed refreshments to help you stay hydrated while performing the most strenuous tasks. The cooling gear from Ergodyne is water-activated and uses high performance fabrics that help keep you cool all day long.
 
The only thing better that we could think of to keep you cool and comfortable is a paid day off from work, relaxing in the A/C; but unfortunately we can't offer you that. What we can offer you though, is a chance to win this great gear for free!
 
To enter to win, head over to our facebook page and click on the HiVis Supply Giveaway Tab. Or, simply CLICK HERE. There you'll find a very short and simple form that you can fill out which will automatically enter you to win. Be sure to enter today, and be sure to stay cool this summer!
 

ANSI Labels For High Visibility Clothing

All safety vests, and other high visibility garments, come with a seemingly simple label which is oftentimes overlooked; but in actuality, is very important. The non-descript ANSI label provides the information needed to properly identify the key certifications of your safety vest. Outside of ensuring the vest you are wearing is certified for the ANSI high visibility requirements of your work environment, it also details care instructions for proper vest maintenance.Once all materials have been tested against performance requirements and certificates of compliance from a third party testing laboratory have been issued, apparel manufacturers then assemble garments according to the design guidelines in Section 6 of the standard for the appropriate class of garment. Only after all the materials’ performance and design requirements have been met, can a garment be labeled ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 compliant. Garment labeling, general marking and instructions for use are described in Sections 10 to 12 of the ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 standard.


 

 
Markings on the garment label should include the following information: 


  • Name, trademark, or other means of identifying the manufacturer or authorized representative.

  • Designation of the product type, commercial name or code.

  • Size designation. 

  • Number of this specific ANSI/ISEA standard (ANSI/ISEA 107-2004, ANSI/ISEA 207-2006, etc). 

  • Pictogram showing the garment Class and Level of performance for the retroreflective material. 

  • Care labeling with FTC symbols and maximum cycles for the cleaning process. 

  • Instructions for use (if applicable).


 

A good understanding of your vest’s certifications and intended use can all be obtained by a quick evaluation the ANSI garment label. HiVis Supply is a reseller of high visibility apparel; including: ANSI approved clothing, safety vests, traffic vests, hi-vis vests, ANSI Class 2, ANSI Class 3, ANSI 107-2004, ANSI 207-2006, ANSI Class E, public safety vests, incident command vests, specialty vests, survey vests, safety pants, high visibility t-shirts, high visibility jackets, sweatshirts, coats, windbreakers and rainwear. View our product selection.

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