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Be Seen, Be Safe & Warm

Roadwork, construction and emergency response are not limited to the daytime, and it is essential to be easily seen in all light conditions. PIP has been a leader in Hi-Vis garments for all applications where workers are at risk. Being seen is important and so is staying warm and dry. PIP offers garments for all climates, from lightweight vests through to warm winter jackets, to keep workers safe and seen no matter what the conditions.

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Understanding
the ANSI Standard

The ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 is now the approved standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories offering garment categories of performance classes. These classes are based on worker hazards and tasks, the complexity of the job site's background and vehicular traffic and speed.

Garment Categories

Performance Classes

HI-VIS VESTS

Hi-Vis Vests offer many variations in order to best fit a working environment. The PIP difference is in the details, with quality materials and craftsmanship at every price point.

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Silver Reflective
When light shines on the retro-reflective material, it reflects back. Our garments use Level 2 Silver Reflective, which functions to a higher standard.


Hook & Loop Closure
Simple closure that is quick to open if needed.


Solid Polyester Tricot
Durable and soft, tricot fabric can easily stand up to daily wear and tear, but is still lightweight and breathable.


Mesh
Made from a durable polyester, mesh gives a great deal of breathability to the garment.


Zipper Closure
Zippers that end at the bottom of the vest create less of a catch hazard than those that end a few inches above the bottom seam.


Two Tone Reflective
The addition of contrasting colored tape around silver reflective provides optimal visibility.

Vest Styles

Using the basic components and requirements, vests are tailored for every jobsite's needs, from the basic everyday to premium, specialized functions with today's technology in mind.

HI-VIS T-SHIRTS

Hi-Vis t-shirts are a lightweight and comfortable alternative or addition to just wearing a vest. Available in both short and long sleeve options, workers can still attain up to a Class 3 requirement wearing a garment that they may be less likely to remove during the work day. All of PIP's shirts are made with a breathable Birdseye Mesh to keep workers safe and in compliance.

The Dangers of Cold Stress

LOW TEMPERATURE + WIND SPEED + WETNESS = INJURIES & ILLNESS
When the body is unable to warm itself, serious cold related illnesses and injuries may occur, and permanent tissue damage and death may result. Hypothermia can occur when land temperatures are above freezing or water temperatures are below 98.6°F / 37°C. Cold related illnesses can slowly overcome a person who has been chilled by low temperatures brisk winds, or wet clothing.

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KEEPING WORKERS WARM
In order to stay warm it is important that work garments performand remain adaptive to the work environment, activity, and duration. Important factors to consider:


  • The wind resistance of the outer shell is critical, as it helps minimize the entrance of the denser cold air which would take the place of the warm air that is layered close to the body. High quality outer shells provide the desired resistance against wind and water, but also allow sweat to evaporate.
  • Adding lofted or fleece insulation provides a layer that traps the warmer air beneath the shell and helps keep out the cold.
  • Keeping dry also allows the worker to stay as warm as possible. Whether it’s precipitation or water penetrating from the outside, or sweat generated by the worker, moisture can accelerate the effects of the cold environment and restrain the insulation’s efficiency.
  • In extremely cold conditions, it is better to dress in layers as opposed to wearing a jacket or coat with very thick lofts. The thicker lofts will restrict movement, which in turn means less body heat is generated. The proper insulation combined with fleece sweaters and wicking under-layers will provide optimal protection while remaining functional for the worker.
  • The ability to remove layers and/or jacket linings becomes critical when there is a wide temperature differential. This will help reduce the risk of excessive wetness from sweating while still providing adequate cold protection in this environment

HI-VIS SWEATSHIRTS

Cold weather protection is still important in warmer climates, but overprotection is also a serious and potentially overlooked issue. When workers perspire, it can actually accelerate the effects of the cold environments and potentially affect their health and safety. Sweatshirts provide the same advantage as t-shirts, providing Class 3 protection as a comfortable piece of clothing, which may be much more practical than contricting workers with a vest stretched across multiple bulky layers of clothing.

HI-VIS JACKETS & COATS

Hi-vis outerwear provides the cold protection and versatility workers need to help them stay warm without hindering their ability to perform the task at hand. The PIP difference in our materials is quality. Thick 300D polyester shells create a strong and durable barrier against the elements, where others may cut costs at lower weight material. Paired with insulation options that are dense and warm but do not add constricting bulk, workers will be prepared to beat the cold.

Shell & Liner Materials

Jacket & Coat Styles

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