Although the winter weather might be tricky to deal with, the summer months bring with it its own unique set of challenges. Because our bodies constantly generate heat that increases when we do any sort of work that requires physical exertion, trying to stay cool in the heat is a lot harder than trying to stay warm in the cold. As a result, our first reaction to when we feel hot at work is to take off some of the things we are wearing to help us cool down. Unfortunately, the first thing that workers tend to take off when they are wearing full work equipment are those they wear on the outermost layer – that includes hats, eyewear, and high visibility or reflective vests. And in lines of work where there is a constant risk of injury or even death like the construction or urban development industries, having workers not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is an absolute no-no.
Personal protective equipment designed for colder weather is often made out of thicker material, so you won’t win yourself any favours by reusing it for the hotter months. The PPE that workers need to stay cool under the sun would need to be lighter, thinner, and well ventilated to get the breeze through to the body. If you are reading this article, you won’t need to look any further; at Monograma we offer a wide range of high quality personal protective equipment, complete with features that aim to meet your needs and help your employees stay safe while warding off the summer sun. Here are a few of our recommendations:
In the summer, the sun tends to beat down a lot harder in the late mornings to the early afternoons, and its blinding light is the main reason why the sunglasses come out around that time of year. But the sun isn’t the only thing that can deal serious, if not outright irreparable damage to your eyes. Dust, debris, or other small foreign objects can irritate and possibly even cut the delicate cornea of the eyes if left unprotected. Besides solid particles, liquid droplets or chemical fumes and vapours can cause similar irritation to the eyes and possibly even result in the person contracting diseases, as can be the case when the eyes are hit with a spatter of contaminated blood or water. At the bare minimum, a good pair of protective glasses or goggles should be able to shield your eyes and the area immediately surrounding it from these harmful particles.
Now you might be inclined to ask yourself, “Is this enough?” In very specific cases, such as tightly controlled laboratory environments where lab workers have stricter safety measures, a pair that can only protect the eyes from particles in general might be acceptable. But it is important to remember that no company should ever try to compromise on the safety of their workers. Most protective eyewear available today are already designed to handle various operating conditions, and have features that, even if it may not be put to use at all times, can save the eyes of a worker should the need arise. These features include polarised lenses that filter out glare and improve the worker’s vision, laser protective lenses that absorb the high-energy infrared light of a focused laser beam, and rubber grips or elastic bands that help secure the glasses to the worker’s head, keeping them from falling off and leaving the eyes vulnerable.
Although the body is the part of you that does most of the work, it’s the brain that gets the body going in the first place. To keep your employees’ heads where they should be, adequate head protection is required, which is where hard hats would come in. These brightly coloured plastic caps have become a bit of an icon associated with the construction industry thanks to their ubiquity. In general, hard hats are designed well enough to shield the head from falling debris in a variety of working conditions, but they, too, are not perfect. For one, despite having very good protection against impacts, they can get a bit hot over time, and they aren’t exactly designed with that in mind. Other jobs might not even need hard hats at all. In such cases, we have you covered. Monograma offers a variety of headgear, from protective hard hats to high visibility hats.
High Visibility Clothing
Whether your employees work in the day or at night, it is important that they can be easily seen within the work area. High visibility clothing was therefore designed for this purpose, and is a general safety equipment requirement for employees in various workplaces, such as construction sites, airports (as with ground crews), roads and railways, shipyards, warehouses, and more. However, in the summer heat the thick, warm materials of high visibility wear designed for the winter will cause discomfort due to the heat.
For this purpose, then, Monograma has a wide selection of light, breathable high-visibility shirts for you to choose from. Although it can be said that shirts do not offer much in the way of physical protection, they are still considered personal protective equipment as they keep the wearer visible even in low light conditions which, at the very least, would help prevent the occurrence of untoward accidents. Our high-visibility wear come in two variants, one with reflective strips for nighttime use and one without.
For any company, the safety of their workers or employees should be the top priority, and it is especially more so for high-risk jobs. We at Monograma are dedicated to providing only high-quality personal protective equipment to help ensure the safety of your employees at work. Additionally, for a more professional touch, we also offer embroidery and printing services to print your company’s logo or other custom designs to go along with your purchase of our personal protective equipment.
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