Another Way Workwear Keeps You Safe
I like the designs of clothing I wear at work today. The materials are finally catching up with what is needed in workwear for today’s construction and industrial workers. I work outdoors in all conditions and really appreciate the use of the modern 3M reflective materials. They hold up to grease, dirt, grime, abrasion and multiple washings. The stuff is really bright when light hits it. I think that stuff has protected more workers and emergency personnel from being run over than any other product. You need to be seen when out there. You do not have to be part of a road crew to get hit. You can be hit by equipment on the construction site. It is tough for the best operators to see everything when operating those big machines. High visibility is what you want.
I like the bright yellow/green and orange fabrics that seem to glow in the daylight. It provides the contrast you need to stand out against a drab construction site background or when working on a road crew. On the job, we are kind of self-training to look out for those reflections off of the 3M material and to see that bright orange or yellow/green. We look for it because we want other guys to look for us. This stuff really comes in handy when out in regular traffic. You have everyone from the oldest person to brand new drivers behind the wheels of those cars going by when you are fixing a road. You have people in a hurry to get to work or get home. You even have impaired drivers. Doing everything you can to be seen by them is necessary.
I wear the brightest stuff I can get. I have several pairs of workwear for every weather condition. I dress for the weather of the day. I work in the rain and sunshine and even do work at night sometimes. My work clothes help me get safely home at the end of my shift.