Safety always needs to be the top priority of any construction project. The typical construction worker needs to wear all sorts of personal protection equipment in order to stay safe while on the job. This includes items such as hard hats, heavy-duty gloves, safety glasses, and heavy-duty construction boots. Another integral part of a construction worker’s outfit is high-visibility clothing, which is designed to maintain their safety by preventing accidents from occurring on site. Today, high-visibility clothing is needed more than ever because we depend on large pieces of hazardous machinery in order to complete virtually all construction projects. With that said, keep reading and discover the importance of high-visibility clothing in the construction industry today!
For Safety Reasons
High-visibility clothing is needed for reducing the risk of accidents in and around construction sites. Construction sites are often busy places with a lot of things going on. In many cases, you have workers completing entirely different projects on site. Sometimes, hazardous pieces of equipment are virtually silent and can’t be detected far away. To ensure that everyone is clearly visible, OSHA and the FHA have specific standards for high visibility apparel, that construction workers need to wear, like reflective vests or jackets.
Used To Identify Employees
In a sea of workers on a large construction site, it can be difficult to identify and distinguish personnel in various locations. High-visibility clothing allows a person to quickly identify themselves in a restricted area. All construction workers on site should be identifiable for safety reasons. Also, it can be a way to highlight a construction companies image.
Weather conditions can change in the blink of an eye. Since weather conditions directly affect visibility, high-visibility clothing is needed for outdoor construction sites. Drivers and machine operators need to be able to see construction workers on site when the weather conditions are not ideal. Poor-visibility weather like snow, rain, and fog can make it next to impossible to be spotted.
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