Reflective Safety Gear and What You Need to Know
Hundreds if not thousands of workers are injured every year while working on road and construction sites. Wearing reflective safety gear with reflective tape is imperative to keeping workers safe and there is no substitution when it comes to ensuring your workers are seen and safe while on the job site.
This is especially true when working at night or in low-visibility conditions. Safety apparel is critical for safety and is mandatory by law for all individuals working or occupying work areas along road ways or in construction sites.
There are three different categories that the ANSI certified vests can come in. Class 2 is a moderate reflective vest that offers decent visibility while still being only slightly restrictive in terms of movement. Class 3 uses highly reflective material and is the one use by road crews at night and in poor visibility conditions. There are also some vests that use LED lights on the vest itself to help the wearer stand out even more in the dark.
It is important to find the right style safety vest, with the right rating, that is right for the work being done. Once all these points are addressed, you can rest assured that you have found the best vest for your needs and you have the reflective safety gear that will help keep you safe!