Safety in the workplace should always be your number one priority. This is especially true if you own a business or manage a job where worker visibility is crucial. Below we provide a short guide on the type of high visibility clothing you should look for and how it will help your entire team stay safe in the workplace.


What is High Visibility Clothing?

Industrial safety equipment is any attire that is designed to reflect light at a long distance. For instance, we carry jackets, shirts, pants, hats, gloves, and other types of clothing that can be seen in dark places or areas in which visibility is limited due to obstructions, fast-moving vehicles, or rooms filled with smoke, dust, or other particles in the air. The personal protective equipment is specifically designed to be seen in areas that would normally be very difficult under certain working conditions.


High Visibility Clothing Properties?

What distinguishes high visibility clothing and vests from other types of work uniforms is the color. In most cases, coats, pants, or hats, etc. are fitted with bright neon colors that are made with highly reflective materials. Most hi-vis items come in your choice of​ ​orange​ ​or​ ​lime. These​ ​colors​ and other reflective materials ​are​ ​strategically​ ​placed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​clothing​ ​so​ ​that​ ​when​ ​a​ ​worker​ ​moves,​ ​the reflection​ ​of​ ​light​ ​on​ ​the​ ​clothing​ ​can​ ​be​ ​seen​ ​from​ ​a​ ​distance.​ ​Choose from a variety of vests that come​ ​in​ ​one​ ​solid​ ​color​ ​or​ ​multiple​ ​colors to improve visibility.​ MC Tool & Safety​ ​will​ ​even​ ​affix​ ​your​ ​company​ ​logo on​ ​high​ ​visibility​ ​vests, shirts, hats and some jackets!


Who Should Wear High Visibility Clothing?

Most of our clients are occupational workers in hazardous jobs such as railway and highway crews, aircraft marshallers, construction crews, factory or warehouse workers, surveyors, or crews that work in public works projects. Law enforcement agencies may also use reflective gear if they operate motorcycles or bicycles at night, and railway crews must have an “X” on their high visibility clothing. We also offer this same gear for hunters and recreational motorcyclists.


State of Minnesota Regulations

The state of Minnesota requires that certain industries adhere to OSHA requirements for personal protective gear. MC Tool & Safety ensures that we can provide all clothing for contractors and other companies that are required to purchase reflective gear for their employees. Let us know exactly what type of products you need, and we can make them available.


MC Tool & Safety Offers a Wide Range of High Visibility Clothing

At MC Tool & Safety, safety is our number one goal. We provide a wide range of colored reflective clothing that is designed for any job out there. Call us today at 888-206-2569, and let us know what products you need. We are the leading industrial equipment supplier for companies across Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.