REDwire Hi-Vis clothing helps comply with CSA standards

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Hi-Vis clothing from Mister Safety Shoes offers comfort, style and functionality.

With a mission to make it easy to be safe, Mister Safety Shoes carries a range of high visibility (Hi-Vis) safety clothing. The selection ranges from t-shirts and traffic vests to sweaters, jackets, pants and overalls that all comply with CSA standards.

CSA standards

Requirements for Hi-Vis clothing are set out in the CSA Standard Z96-15 High-Visibility Safety Apparel. Hi-Vis clothing is needed on jobs where there is low light and low visibility, especially when moving vehicles are in the area. Since the human eye is good at spotting contrasting and bright objects, Hi-Vis clothing is designed to provide a high colour contrast against the work environment.

The CSA standard provides criteria for the design of contrast stripes and bands on Hi-Vis clothing. For instance, stripes on the arms and legs are recommended for the highest level of visibility, as they can provide visual clues about the movement of the worker, even under poor light conditions and at great distances.

Hi-Vis clothing selection

Mister Safety Shoes offers a full selection of Hi-Vis clothing that complies with CSA standards. Some examples include:

  • The Birdseye line of safety shirts from Pioneer are made with soft, premium moisture-wicking polyester. They use StarTech reflective tape and are available with a radiophone clip strap and a chest pocket with hook and loop closure. They are available in t-shirt, polo shirt and long-sleeved types. They comply with CSA Z96-09 Class 2 Level 2 requirements.
  • Hi-Vis traffic vests from Pioneer are available in a variety of styles for both men and women. One example is the all-purpose vest (Style TV-145), made from polyester mesh. Available in one size, this vest features yellow PVC reflective tape, a five-point tear-away design, and several pockets for ID, pens and storage.  
  • A selection of high visibility hoodies, made of polyester fleece, are available in a variety of sizes and colours, including green, black and orange. They feature double-stitched StarTech reflective tape, a detatchable drawstring hood, elastic cuffs and hem, and two front slash pockets.  

The wide range of safety clothing available from Mister Safety Shoes can help ensure workers are compliant, as well as comfortable. An added bonus: the selection looks good, too.

To see the full selection, find the closest Mister Safety Shoes retail location, or shop online here.

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