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An Overview of Hard Hats

Thursday, May 6, 2010 By: Road-Safety

Hard hats have become an enduring symbol of blue-collar labor in America. This pragmatic piece of safety equipment protects against falling debris and rubble, as well as adverse weather conditions and electric shock. In order to prevent concussion and other head trauma, hard hats sit roughly an inch off the top of the wearer’s head, which provides an opportunity for the hat to cushion before impact.

Some claim that noted author Franz Kafka, who penned classics like ‘The Castle’, ‘The Trial’ and ‘Metamorphosis’, was responsible for the first hard hats, but there is no documentation to support this claim. Metals such as aluminum were used to construct early hard hats, but today most models are made from fiberglass and high-density thermoplastics.

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Reflective Safety Vests

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic safety vests, traffic safety vest, traffic safety clothing, construction clothing, construction vest, construction vests, mesh vests, mesh vest, reflective safety vest, reflective safety vestsThere are many different types of traffic safety vests, and they are used in many different locations.  You can see them being used on the highway during a road construction project.  You could see them at a building construction project, or on police officers directing traffic for an event.

What many may not know, is that there are different reflective grades of vests.  That is, the more you want your vest to reflect light, the higher the grade of reflective material, and the higher the cost.  Mesh vests are best when the weather is hot, and you need some room for your body to breathe in the heat.

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Reflective Safety Vest

Thursday, March 11, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

reflective safety vest, reflective safety vests, safety vest, safety vests, traffic safety jackets, traffic safety jacket, reflective safety jacketThese come in a variety of colors usually, and can be non reflective or reflective.  You can also get a supervisor vest to stand out from the other workers.  Pockets are also another option in case there are things you need a place to store papers, etc.

For colder environments, try the reflective safety jacket, it provides more warmth than the reflective safety vest.  These reflective safety jackets are reflective at night, and fluorescent during the day, so that you are always seen.  Most reflective safety vests are very durable, so you don’t have to worry about them tearing during the job.

Types of Traffic Safety Vests

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic safety vests, traffic safety vest, reflective safety vest, reflective safety vests, safety vest, safety mesh vestTraffic safety vests come in many different types and come with a couple different options, so it’s important to know what you are looking for before diving in and buying them.  You can get safety vests that are non-reflective, or vests that are highly reflective.  Traffic safety vests usually come in a variety of colors, although orange mesh and lime-yellow are the most popular.  When weather is an issue, a poncho style traffic safety vest is usually a smart option, they are light weight and have velcro closure.

A ‘Surveyors’ vest is manufactured from a lightweight solid material but is thin enough that you are still comfortable in hot weather, yet still durable enough for your construction needs.  Traffic safety vests are designed to be reflective at night yet flourescent during the day, so that drivings can see those wearing them 24/7.  Safety vests usually come in one size, so don’t get confused if you can’t find the size options when looking to purchase some.

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The Crossing Guard

Monday, January 25, 2010 By: Road-Safety

When I was in the fifth grade, I volunteered to work as a crosswalk guard at my elementary school. At that age, I saw this responsibility as momentous step in reaching maturity and adulthood. Every morning I would have to wakeup at 5 am so that I could get to school in time to don one of the traffic safety vests and hit the streets before the morning rush.

Although I was quite proud of my post when I was holding it, now that I am older I recognize my naivety. Don’t get me wrong, crossing guards play an important role in keeping people safe, but the position hardly carries the clout that I felt it did when I was in the fifth grade. Despite my recognition of my childhood disillusionment, I always think back to those days when I have to stop for five minutes in the morning while droves of elementary school kids pass by.