Sometimes the Safety Industry Surprises Us

We deal with plenty of PPE, reflective clothing, flame-resistant outerwear, etc. Those are all just products and commodities. It’s always good to take a few minutes to remember who’s wearing the protective apparel we sell.

A normal day at Esafetystore usually involves fielding questions from individuals or companies looking for the right hi vis clothing,  comfortable arc-rated coveralls, a good hard hat, or winter work wear that will keep workers warm in sub-zero temperatures. We’ve got plenty of safety experience, and we have answers to most of their questions. That’s it. We consult. We sell our customers the PPE or safety apparel that they need, and we move on to the next safety industry question.

But last week we had an interesting request. One that reminded us of the people out there wearing a hi vis Class 2 vest, or flame-resistant jacket. We had a client ask for a few imprinted hi vis seat belt covers. The imprint was a few words honoring a co-worker who had been killed in an automobile accident.  We were struck by the gesture by the company, spending a little more to add the lettering and to remember the worker. Every time employees of this company get into a company truck they’re reminded of their co-worker, and they’re also reminded to put their seatbelt on…a simple safety measure.

We deal with plenty of PPE, reflective clothing, flame-resistant outerwear, etc. Those are all just products and commodities. It’s always good to take a few minutes to remember who’s wearing the protective apparel we sell. It’s not just polyester or FR cotton anymore when it’s being worn by someone who relies on it to keep them safe.

Hi Vis Seat Belt Cover

A high visibility seatbelt cover.

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