An Overview of Safety Clothing and Apparel

Safety Equipment | May 31, 2022

Whether you work in construction, warehousing, manufacturing, or another demanding industry, you likely require a variety of safety clothing or apparel while on the job. As a leading provider of high-quality tools and safety products, the team at Western Equipment knows how important safety apparel is for every employee regardless of their work environment. That is why we have provided an overview of safety clothing and apparel to help you determine what products you may need and why they are important.

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4 Important Types of Safety Apparel

The following types of safety apparel are widely used throughout a variety of industries:

1. Boots

Safety boots are a vital piece of apparel for any employee that works with heavy equipment or materials. These boots are typically designed to be lightweight, comfortable, and have reinforced ankle room to minimize friction. Most safety boots also feature steel protection for toes and a reinforced mid-sole area to help reduce the chance of injury on the job.

2. Safety Clothing/Rainwear

Safety clothing and rainwear are designed to keep employees comfortable on the job site regardless of the weather conditions they are faced with. Whether you need rainwear to stay dry in a torrential downpour or a fleece jacket to stay warm on cold winter days, it is crucial to choose the right apparel for your expected work conditions. Most safety clothing also features PVC reflective tape as part of their design, ensuring that you remain visible even in low-light conditions. At Western Equipment, we are proud to carry the Pioneer Safety Clothing lineup from SureWerx Canada.

3. High-Visibility Vests

Also known as safety vests, high-visibility vests feature reflective properties and colours that are easy to see in a variety of lighting conditions and environments. In addition to increasing visibility, safety vests feature various pockets and straps to carry equipment and keep it accessible for the wearer. Most safety vests are also constructed to be as light as possible, keeping the wearer comfortable throughout their shift.

4. Disposable Apparel

Disposable apparel is specifically designed to help protect wearers against dirt, grime, and other contaminants they may encounter at work. This type of apparel is designed to be breathable, comfortable, and lint free, making it the ideal solution for various applications. Some of the different types of disposable apparel include:

  • Aprons
  • Boot covers
  • Bouffant caps
  • Coveralls
  • Lab coats
  • Shoe covers

To learn more about our selection of safety apparel to inquire about our other products, get in touch with the experts at Western Equipment. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.