Tuesday, August 13, 2013


There's no doubt about it, FR Clothing saves lives and prevents injuries by protecting workers from heat and flames.  FR Clothing also helps to protect from arc flash exposure.  An arc flash is a very brief, but intense, arc of electricity usually at a very high voltage. An arc flash usually occurs in an industrial setting, usually near an electrical enclusure.  

MySafetyWear.com carries a great selection of Flame Resistant Clothing and Arc Flash Clothing,- including hoodies, T-shirts, coveralls and aprons.  Additionally, high visiblility (Hi Vis) Flame Resistant Clothing is also available.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Reflective Safety Vests are worn in a large number of workers in many different industries. From construction workers to truck drivers to toll takers and landscapers, many workers find the need to increase their visibility and safety by wearing a reflective safety vest or some other type of reflective clothing.  Hi vis vests are generally rated as either a Class 2 vest or a Class 3 vest, depending on the amount of reflective material.  Most vests come in either orange or yellow, but the color does not affect its class rating.

Safety vests also come in different styles.  For the warm summer months, workers usually find it more comfortable to wear a light weight mesh vest rather than one made of solid fabric.  Also, in the warm weather a reflective T-shirt is a good option.  Also, Hi Vis rain jackets and Hi Vis Rain Pants are available to increase worker safety when rain reduces driver visibility.  Reflective safety clothing is a good way to increase safety no matter what the weather. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Reflective Safety Vests Worn By Workers On Many Jobs

In recent years we've all become familiar with the bright, reflective yellow or orange clothing worn by road construction workers. The reflective safety vests, jackets and other reflective clothing worn by these workers helps prevent injuries and saves lives by increasing their visibility. However, in addition to road construction workers, workers in many other jobs also wear hi vis vestshi vis T-shirts and other reflective clothing to increase their safety on the job. 

Reflective Safety
On a recent road trip, lasting about an hour, the following workers, wearing reflective clothing were observed: truck drivers, sanitation workers, surveyors, landscapers, tree trimmers, rescue workers, utility workers,.. and the list goes on. Reflective safety clothing increases worker visibility to moving traffic and thus increases their level of safety. 
Reflective Safety

It's estimated that approximately 50% of all workers killed on the job, are killed by being struck by a passing motorist or a piece of moving construction equipment. Anyone who works in close proximity to moving traffic or equipment faces the same risk of injury or even death, faced by road construction workers. And the risk increases during rainy weather or darkness. To increase safety in rainy conditions, workers should wear high visibility rain gear