January 30, 2009, Newsletter Issue #153: Construction Safety Vests For Flaggers

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At the construction site, the visibility of flaggers is key to their safety. Construction safety vests are not only ideal, but can fulfill a requirement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). According to OSHA, garments for flaggers can be a variety of fluorescent colors, including orange, yellow or yellow green. These garments can be construction safety vests, shirts or jackets. Flaggers working at night should wear construction safety vests or comparable garments with a retro reflective material. The retro reflective material can be numerous colors, including orange, yellow, white, or a fluorescent color. OSHA requires that the reflective material be visible to a distance of 1,000 feet away.

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