Financially, you know uniforms make sense. When it comes to productivity, you know uniforms make sense. 55% of workers believe someone wearing a uniform is more productive, according to “Ipsos Global @dvisory Reuters / Ipsos Poll Workplace Attire July 2010.” Uniforms even make sense for the environment, but what about safety?
Do Employee Uniforms Increase Safety?
Simply put, yes.
When time is off the utmost essence, it is important for your customers to know where to turn. The difference between a safe and secure work environment and disaster can be those few moments it takes a customer to identify an individual as a trustworthy employee, a fellow customer, or a threat.
According to a recent survey by Weintraub Associates, 97% of respondents said uniforms make employees easier to recognize.
Proper garments in the proper settings have shown to reduce injuries, such as flame retardant garments for welders, long pants for landscapers, fluid resistant garments in hospitals, etc.
Highway and roadway workers are constantly exposed to hazards both on and off the jobsite. The American National Standard for High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010) outlines hi-visibility uniform standards to help reduce injuries in construction and maintenance work zones.
Reduce the Spread of Contamination
Lab coats, for instance, help prevent the spreading of contamination by providing a removable barrier in the event of an incident involving a spill or splash of hazardous substances. Lab coats can be easily removed and safely transported to be cleaned before re-use.
Uniform Rental from Lord Baltimore
For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided reliable, cost effective uniform rental services throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are an independently owned company that is confident in our ability to provide you with service above and beyond rental industry standards.
To learn more about how Uniform Rental can help improve Safety, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons; apron, towels, uniforms and mats for restaurants; and uniform, shop towel, fender cover and mat rental for manufacturing and automotive industries.