Brian Nutt is a product manager for Tingley Rubber Corp. and its Job Sight™ High Visibility Apparel product line, as well as a member of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) High Visibility Products Group. For more information, visit www.tingleyrubber.com.
Our company recently conducted a national survey of safety managers and executives involved in purchasing high visibility safety apparel. Comfort and quality ranked as the most important factors influencing their purchases â€” not price.
Approximately ten percent of all occupational deaths are from struck-by accidents, and that number increases to 26 percent in the construction industry, according to OSHA. With the weather getting warmer and the layers of clothing coming off, it’s important to make sure that the layer of high-visibility apparel stays on.