PRODUCTION

Staying Visible for Worker Safety


August 7, 2020

Staying visible while working outside is critical for worker safety. Whether you’re working in construction, road work, out on the farm or whatever your job may be, Wilco is your destination to find top-performance workwear to keep you focused and help you get the job done safely. Stay safe and seen with a large selection of high visibility gear. Read more in our latest blog post.

High Visibility Workwear Safety

Staying Visible for Worker Safety

You can find a variety of enhanced visibility and ANSI options from brands such as KEY, Carhartt, Viking and Wrangler RIGGS. High visibility is critical for keeping workers safe on the job – especially employees who work around moving vehicles and equipment. If you need ANSI high visibility safety gear, make sure to connect with your employer to confirm exactly what you need before you buy. You should always verify safety requirements with your employer since it may vary with each company.
The classification and rating of hi-vis garments is noted on the clothing label, and manufacturers often include additional information on the hangtag that is attached to the item.

You should always verify safety requirements with your employers, since hi-vis standards may be different between companies.

 

Each performance class has specific minimum design requirements regarding the background materials, retroreflective/combined performance materials and width of reflective materials used in the garments.

Performance Class of Hi-Visibility Clothing:

These are the designated Performance Classes of high-visibility clothing.

 

EXAMPLE PERFORMANCE CLASS NOTES

Key Class 2 High-Visibility Safety Vest

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Class 2: Minimum of 775 square inches of background fabric. Class 2 is generally considered the minimum level for workers exposed to traffic. Employers may designate what Class of high-visibility garments are required for their staff.

Viking T Vest Class 3 U6155

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Class 3: Minimum of 1240 square inches of background fabric. A garment or vest without sleeves worn alone is NOT considered Class 3 protection.

Carhartt Men's High-Visibility Class 3 Waterproof Pant, 100497

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Class E: Supplemental Class E is comprised of high-visibility garments such as pants and bib overalls. These items do not qualify as meeting the requirements of the standard when worn alone, but when a Class E item is worn with a Performance Class 2 or 3 garment the overall classification of the ensemble is Performance Class 3. Must be combined with other Class 2 or Class 3 garments to meet standards.

 

High Visibility Workwear Safety

Hi Vis Gear

Enhanced Visibility from Wrangler
If you’re on the hunt for pants with reflective qualities (without ANSI requirements), Wrangler RIGGS has a great pant option that duels as a regular work pant with reflective capabilities. Wrangler RIGGS Illuminate Technician Pant looks normal in regular lighting, but the fabric is integrated with special reflective technology, bouncing light 180° back to its source. This enhanced visibility offers an extra layer of protection, so even at night, you’re plain as day. During the day, it looks like a regular pair of work pants, but at night the reflective properties shine.
IMG 1 – Link to https://www.farmstore.com/product/wrangler-riggs-illuminate-technician-pant-3wi45-2

Wrangler Riggs Illuminate Technician Pant, 3WI45

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Hi-Vis ANSI Gear from Carhartt
High visibility and cold weather gear combine in Carhartt’s High-Visibility Class 3 Sherwood Jacket
This men’s high-visibility jacket keeps you seen on the job while staying comfortable through the cold. It shrugs off light to moderate rain with a waterproof shell, and it has a soft brushed lining for warmth. This rugged layer features shoulder straps for your radio as well as a mix of zip pockets and flap pockets. 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective silver trim is segmented for breathability. Meets ISEA 107-2010 standard. Meets ANSI Class 3, Level 2 visibility standard:

Carhartt Men's Hi-Visibility Class 3 Sherwood Jacket, 100787

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Add Carhartt Men’s Hi-Visibility Class 3 Waterproof Pants to deck out in full hi-vis. These pants have a waterproof membrane with fully tape sealed seams – making sure water doesn’t soak in. They are made with double layer knees so you could add knee pads for added protection. They feature an elastic waistband, leg zips with snap button flap to make it easy to wear over your clothes. These pants meet ANSI Class E, Level 2 visibility standard; 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective segmented silver trim.

Carhartt Men's High-Visibility Class 3 Waterproof Pant, 100497

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

High Visibility Workwear Shirts for Warmer Weather
For visibility options in warmer weather, you may just need a simple shirt to get by. Take a look at for Key Workwear for tee shirts that are comfortable, breathable and have high visibility ratings. We also have color-enhanced and ANSI options available from Carhartt that come in short sleeve and long-sleeve options.

Key Men's Hi-Visibility Pocket T-Shirt, 828.39

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Check out more high visibility options online and in-store!


We would love to see your workwear photos, use #mywilcolife on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram and tag Wilco Stores.

Category
Author
Tags