If how you work or live requires ‘the need to be seen’ in high-visibility rain and safety wear then the NeeseViz line is for you!
Traffic zones, work zones, and operations around heavy equipment and recreation when away from work often requires that special precautions and considerations be taken. The NeeseViz line features basic visibility wear as well as specialized ANSI Class 2 and Class 3 approved rainwear, jackets, vests, and coveralls in fluorescent lime and orange. When you need to be seen, use NeeseViz for your safety and performance wear requirements.
The Need to Be Seen
Outdoor working environments create serious potential dangers and hazards to contend with. Vehicle hazards such as fast moving cars and trucks often speed past,often within inches of workers. Drivers that are distracted, impatient, or impaired often provide a great risk to workers, public safety professionals and recreationists. Noise and focused tasks often make it difficult for workers to hear or notice approaching vehicles and equipment. Work or play when done at night or when light levels are low at dawn, dusk, and during inclement weather provide additional visibility and safety risks.
The use of high-visibility apparel serves as a first line of defense to protect workers. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognize the value of high visibility apparel to protect workers. OSHA requires employers to outfit employees with “reflectorized and highly visible materials to enhance worker safety.” Also, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices specifies high-visibility clothing for flaggers, law enforcement officers, firefighters and others involved in managing work-zone traffic.
The American National Standards Institute developed this voluntary standard understanding the need for high visibility apparel for workers in hazardous environments. This standard outlines three different classes of garment protection levels. Each class has its own requirements for reflective materials used in the garment. Even though the employer is ultimately responsible for determining the class of garment in regards to the work environment, these protection levels are designed to meets the needs of different situations.
High visibility Garments that are classified as class one are intended for use in activities that permit the wearer’s full and undivided attention to approaching traffic. In this environment there should be ample separation of the worker from traffic the traffic hazard.
Garments in class two are intended for use in work activities where greater visibility is necessary during inclement weather conditions or in work environments with risks that exceed those for class one. Garments in class two are designed to protect workers who perform tasks that divert their attention from approaching traffic, or put them in close proximity to passing vehicles.
These garments provide the highest level of visibility and are intended for workers who face serious hazards and often have high risk task loads that require attention away from their surroundings. Garments for workers in this level situation should provide enhanced visibility to more of the body, such as the arms and legs. In a class three situation, workers face vehicles traveling at high speeds and wearers are needed to be conspicuous and identifiable as a person through the full range of body motions. Protect yourself and your team today from the safety hazards associated with low visibility by using NeeseViz products!
The Neese Viz Bomber is a classic bomber style jacket that is ideal for high visibility in moderate to cold weather conditions. The inner polyester fleece liner is removable and can be worn separately when visibility is not a requirement but you just need that added warmth!
9400SJ High Visibility “Bomber” Jacket:
- Silver 2” 3M Scotchlite™ reflective tape
- Removable hide-away hood
- Cell phone/radio pocket
- Side entry slash pockets
- Inner breast pocket
- Elastic cuffs and waist
- Removable fleece liner
- Transportation Workers
- Sanitation Workers
- Waste Water Treatment
- Telecom Crews
- Construction Crews
- Industrial Workers
- Public Safety