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Jobs that Need Enhanced Visibility Uniforms

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Enhanced visibility uniforms, otherwise known as high-visibility or hi-vis uniforms, are especially designed garments made to protect employees from the hazards of working in the dark. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specifications on the garment as well as on which jobs require them.

These safety garments come in various styles depending on workplace specifications, but one thing remains for sure: the level of visibility must remain high to meet safety standards.

The Criteria

Jobs where the workers have to: (a) work in dimly-lit areas; (b) work amongst large equipment and/or products; and/or (c) be exposed to moving traffic generally require enhanced or high-visibility uniforms. 

Here are some of them:


Jobs in the logistics industry expose workers to moving traffic, heavy equipment and machinery with moving parts, and to some extent, having to work in poorly-lit areas like in warehouses. The following employees need high-visibility uniforms:

  • Warehouse Workers
  • Drivers
  • Heavy Equipment Operators


Drivers of moving vehicles, especially bigger ones, can easily miss tiny, moving humans when they are in motion. This is why employees in transportation – whether they are working on railway or road repairs or directing traffic on an airport tarmac – require high-quality enhanced visibility uniforms.

  • Road and Rail Workers
  • Airport Workers
  • Traffic Management Employees

Emergency and Security

The presence of emergency and security personnel in certain situations (i.e. mass gathering, locations of accidents, health emergencies) made visible by their enhanced visibility garment not only help speed up their operations, but also provide a calming presence for civilians involved in such situations.

  • Police and Military
  • Emergency Responders
  • Security Personnel


As in the case of employees in transportation and logistics, workers within a construction zone need to be easily visible for the operators of heavy equipment and equipment with tons of moving parts.  

  • Roadwork Employees
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Construction Crew and Managers

Enhanced-Visibility Uniforms and Professional Maintenance

Unlike regular work uniforms, hi-vis garments are made of specific material that requires specialized care and maintenance. More than an issue of cleanliness and hygiene, these special laundry requirements are meant to preserve their safety features.

Regular detergent and improper storage can speed up the wear and tear of these garments and their premature deterioration can be dangerous for their wearers. Preserve the quality and integrity of your high-visibility garments with the help of a professional uniform laundry service provider!


Contact Service Uniform in Texas today! Call us at 210-226-2233 to learn more about our enhanced visibility uniforms, laundry service, and other ways that we can help your business. 

March 23, 2020 | Uniforms