We’re taking a break today from safety glasses and shedding some bright light on High Visibility Safety Clothing, particularly for winter conditions.
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in an area that’s warm and sunny all year round, the wintertime often brings with it blankets of snow and sheets of ice. In short, nasty weather conditions!
You’ll likely be outside plowing or shoveling snow and ice several times this winter. Sure, you’ve got a winter coat, gloves, hat, and boots on, but are you visible enough next to that snow pile?
Slip & Slide
No, we’re not talking about a fun summertime game for kids. We’re talking about the propensity for cars and trucks to slip and slide on icy and snowy roads in the winter. If you’re outside, you want vehicles to see you far in advance so they can slow down and ensure they’re traveling even safer as they pass you.
High Visibility clothing like our Reflective Safety Vests are easy to slip on and really stand out against the snow. Preparedness is one of the top ways to ensure you’re safe, and high visibility clothing lets you be seen from a distance.
Keep An Eye Out
Never underestimate the power of the cold. Regardless of how hearty and accustomed you are, going from feeling a bit chilly to numb, frost-bitten, and unable to move can happen in minutes.
High visibility safety clothing, such as our Reflective Safety Jackets, are bright enough so co-workers or family can clearly see you in winter conditions. They also keep you warm and dry.
Snow may look angelic, but it can be deadly. An extra layer of orange or yellow is a precaution that’s always worth it.
Style For Safety
Are you a winter sports addict who absolutely craves powder days? Are you hitting the slopes even when the mountain’s empty, save for a few lift attendants and ski patrol?
Those kinds of days make for beautiful skiing and riding conditions, but the risk of avalanches, snow-related injuries, and frost-bite increase dramatically. This is especially true if you’re one of only a few people on the mountain.
Your Oakley snowboarding jacket may not look as hip with a reflective safety vest over it, but if you’re a real rider, you know that compromising safety for style is never an option. And hey, when the crowds return to the mountain tomorrow, you can rock that cool jacket all you want.
Choose Safety this Winter
Skip the winter whites this year, at least when you’re outside in adverse winter conditions. High visibility clothing, including reflective safety vests and reflective coats, help you stay visible and safe as the snowflakes fall all around you.