High Visibility Rainwear
There are two issues that lead to accidents in the rain at the workplace. First, water can cling to almost any surface, making it slippery to touch and underfoot. The slipperiness is even more profound when water is mixed with and chemicals or oils that may be on the ground or on equipment; Equipment that is most often present on roadways or construction sites. Water can also soak through the clothing of workers, causing body temperature to drop and could lead to pneumonia (in extreme situations).
The second risk presented by rain is visibility, in particular when operating heavy equipment or working around roadways either active or inactive. The amount of light that is reduced in the presence of storm clouds is tremendous, and high visibility is a must in inclement weather. With this reduction of light the distance at which workers can be seen, either by each other, or drivers is reduced greatly. High visibility clothing and rainwear and raingear helps to improve this low visibility situation. By using highly reflective fabrics, mandated by ANSI and OSHA regulations, accidents can be reduced or even prevented.
Fortunately, Enviro Safety Products carries high visibility rainwear to keep you protected during the rain while working.
Protect your workers and yourself. The ANSI 107 standard is the uniform, authoritative guide for the design, performance specifications and use of high visibility clothing.; The standard classifies high-vis clothing into three types, classes and colors.
Class 1 - High visibility clothing for workers that are well separated from traffic and nearby vehicles travel at speeds of less than 25 mph.; Ideal for warehouse workers, parking lot attendants, delivery vehicle driver, roadside/sidewalk maintenance workers and shopping cart retrievers.
Class 2 - Meant for workers who work near roadways where cars travel at speeds of 25-50 mph.; Ideal for roadway construction workers, utility workers, survey crews, law enforcement, school crossing guards, airport baggage handlers, railway workers and emergency response personnel.
Class 3 - High visibility clothing for workers who work in high-risk situations and allows them to be seen from a minimum distance of 1,280 feet.; Also for when working near cars traveling at speeds exceeding 50 mph.; Ideal for roadway construction workers, utility workers, survey crews and emergency response personnel.
Since all of our high visibility rainwear meets ANSI Class 3 standards, you know you are being protected.;; For more information regarding High Visibility Safety Apparel, please visit our Customer Resource Center.