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Festival Season is coming: Safety gear is important

Updated: 18 hours ago

Image of volunteers wearing protective safety vests.
Safety comes in a can, I can, you can we can be safe

We are thrilled to talk about safety gear as it covers an extensive range of personal protective equipment including hard hats, safety glasses, shoes, earplugs, respirators, and outerwear. For this month’s blog, we are taking a look at Outerwear Safety Apparel along with when are where you need them. So let's put on our hard hats and get serious about safety!

Why is Safety Gear Important?

Construction sites and/or events can be hectic and a bit like a circus - full of hazards and surprises! It can be anywhere. . . on the road, in the brewery, even at a festival/event.

What Kind of Gear Do I need?

When choosing the right gear, go for High-visibility safety apparel or HVSA. These are “clothing that workers wear in order to be more visible in their surroundings, both to co-workers and members of the public. HVSA is a requirement when working in certain types of environments, such as construction sites, areas with heavy machinery and vehicles, or places where work is carried out in dark or poorly lit environments” (ANSI)

The appropriate gear will vary based on the “site”. If you are running a festival or have volunteers helping for Earth Month cleanup, the MAX432 (red) & MAX434 (blue) Deluxe Safety Volunteer Vest (Non ANSI Rated) or the ANSI Rated MAX431 Class 2 Deluxe Vest in HI-VIS orange is a good choice. And remember, for night events reflective stripes on front and back are ESSENTIAL.

What do the Ratings Mean?

Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 classifications have different uses. Each item has a rating based its contrasting material, reflective stripes and fabric. A "Class 1" is designated for the "lowest risk" areas. A "Class 2" designates "higher risk" areas in which vehicles travel above 25mph. "Class 3" ratings have the highest material requirements for the "highest risk" areas such as places where vehicles travel over 50 mph.

Fit & Wear

According to OSHA, “all personal protective equipment should be safely designed . . . and it should fit comfortably, encouraging worker use. If the personal protective equipment does not fit properly, it can make the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed.”. (OHSA)

Size Guide

To help you choose the right fit, we have sizing guides available for every type of garment. Be sure to take careful measurements to ensure the right fit.

(See size guide chart for Hoodies, Long Sleeves and Short Sleeves)

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Safety

Remember that when it comes to safety gear, you need products that you can trust. MAX™ APPAREL gear is field tested and constructed to withstand the toughest environments, so you can rely on it to keep you safe and comfortable. So if you have an event coming up or have a site that requires added safety for your employees, please contact us. We can help you find what you need!


JB Products Corp is a proud distributor or MAX™ APPAREL safety gear.

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