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Incorporating Latest Safety Guidelines Helps Protect Workers

RefrigiWear Announces New Safety Feature on High Visibility Garments

August 30, 2016

DAHLONEGA, GA (August 30, 2016) — When working in cold, low visibility environments, people need both warmth and increased visibility for their protection. RefrigiWear has a wide selection of insulated and non-insulated high-visibility apparel for workers and is now releasing new and updated jackets and vests with X-shaped reflective tape on the back to enhance visibility and safety.

Set guidelines, defined by ANSI in the United States and CSA in Canada, help ensure safety in low visibility environments. Though ANSI does not yet require different patterns for reflective tape to indicate which direction a person is facing, studies show this feature helps improve workplace safety (and it is a requirement of many international safety organizations).

The new “X” back safety feature on garments differentiates if a person wearing it is facing towards or away from approaching vehicles or machinery.

  • Retro reflective tape on the front of the garment is in a straight up and down, left to right standard “H” design – indicating the wearer is facing potential hazards and may have a better understanding of approaching objects.
  • On the back of the garments, the retro reflective tape goes from the shoulders to opposite hips, in an “X” design, indicating that the wearer is facing away from approaching objects. This helps anyone operating machinery or vehicles know that the wearer’s back is turned and they may not be as aware of their surroundings.

“Our garments protect from more than just the cold,” says RefrigiWear CEO Ron Breakstone. “We are very cognizant of the role we play in keeping workers safe in a multitude of environments. This is why we are always looking for enhancements we can add, even if they are not yet part of guidelines. We want to be sure we are offering the best to our customers.”  

For more information on our HiVis safety products and how RefrigiWear products can protect you from the cold, contact RefrigiWear at 800-645-3744 or e-mail us at keepmewarm@refrigiwear.com.

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About RefrigiWear

RefrigiWear, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of insulated industrial work wear, accessories and personal protective equipment for use in subzero temperatures, inclement weather and low-visibility environments. The same expertise in cold environments has also gone into creating everyday insulated clothing for work or play. For over 60 years, RefrigiWear has supplied the most demanding industries and climates with insulated garments and accessories needed to keep people warm, safe and productive. RefrigiWear is located in Dahlonega, Georgia, where many items are manufactured.

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Company Information

RefrigiWear, Inc.

54 Breakstone Drive

Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 800-645-3744

E-mail: keepmewarm@refrigiwear.com

Website: www.refrigiwear.com