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The 3 Key Benefits of High Visibility Workwear

Why wear high visibility clothing?

Workplace hazards are an unfortunate part of many high-risk industries, such as mining, roadwork and construction. That’s why high visibility workwear is relied on by many across Canada, so that both businesses and employees remain safe each and every day.

We outline the top 3 benefits of high visibility workwear, and how you can reap the benefits when you go Northern.

Increased Visibility Helps Prevent Injury and Death

Did you know that construction and mining have some of the highest job fatality and injury rates in Canada? This is due to many reasons such as car accidents, poor weather, trips and falls, and more.

However, you can avoid many potential tragedies with high visibility workwear. Working in difficult climate conditions, such as heavy snow or rain, is much safer when workers and drivers can see each other more clearly. 

Emergency Situations

Rarely do emergencies, such as an explosion in a mine, happen. But when they do, fitting your employees in high visibility garments can save their lives. 

The human eye responds best to large, contrasting, bright or moving objects. Worker visibility is enhanced by high colour contrast between clothing and the work environment against which it’s seen. 

Because of this, firefighters and paramedics have a much better chance of rescuing people that are wearing high visibility apparel. 

Industry Compliant

Before committing to a high visibility workwear rental program, you should know whether the garments are compliant with industry standards.

Our high visibility garments combine compliant background fabrics with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material for superior reflectivity. Additionally, our BRIGHTstripe line of garments is fully compliant with CSAZ96-15 Class 3 Level 2, as well as Regulation 854 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

GO Northern For Your High Visibility Workwear Program

So, why wear high visibility clothing? The benefits of high visibility garments are vast and cross over many different industries. That’s why buying high visibility garments is one of the easiest ways to increase your workplace safety. 

Talk to a real person on our team and learn how our high visibility workwear program can help protect your employees and business today!

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