For some employees, like road construction workers or airport ground crews, work uniform visibility requirements are established by federal regulatory agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Highway Administration, which have specific standards like ANSI/ISEA 107 for what constitutes “high-visibility” clothing and who is required to wear it.
But a work uniform that stands out is a matter of safety for a wide range of jobs that don’t fall under high-visibility requirements. Any workers whose jobs put them near moving vehicles or equipment, or whose work takes place at night or under weather conditions that make them harder to see may benefit from wearing enhanced visibility workwear. An enhanced visibility work uniform rental program makes outfitting your at-risk employees far more cost-effective than purchasing them.
Enhanced Visibility = Enhanced Worker Safety
Enhanced visibility uniforms do not have to meet the stricter standards of high-visibility apparel, but they do add an additional level of visibility with reflective striping in bright colors along the sleeves, across shirtfronts and backs and around pant legs.
These garments make employees hard to miss in a work environment where being overlooked can lead to disaster.
Some companies try to bridge this gap with enhanced visibility safety vests, but soon discover that they’re easily taken off and forgotten or left behind, thus defeating their purpose. Workers wearing enhanced visibility uniforms tend not to just take them off when they feel like it.
The ROI of Enhanced Visibility Uniforms
At Budget Uniform Rental, we have a variety of high-quality, enhanced visibility shirts and pants that are a cost-effective investment in your workplace safety efforts. You couldn’t really ask for a more valuable ROI than the safety of your employees—and there’s a bottom line benefit as well. It’s well established that money spent on workplace safety comes back to you multiplied by the cost-savings of accident prevention. Be sure to check with your in-house safety officer to determine what level of visibility is appropriate for your employees.
Want a safer workplace? Contact us to learn about enhanced visibility uniform rental for your employees.