“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”
The difference between a safe and secure work environment and, well, disaster could be as simple as outfitting your employees in uniforms. When there is a situation, no matter how serious, it is important that security personnel, workers, and employees be easily identifiable. Every second matters. This is why so many organizations put their employees in uniforms of a specific style or color to make them more easily identifiable to customers, which can help minimize response time.
According to Weintraub Associates, 97% of customers surveyed believe uniforms make employees easier to recognize. This, however, is just one of many ways that uniforms can impact the safety and security of your customers and employees.
More Ways Uniforms Improve Safety and Security
“At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.”
– Jodi Rell
Uniforms Help Improve Visibility and Employee Safety
Proper garments in the proper settings have shown to reduce injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 962 road construction workers were struck and killed by a vehicle or mobile equipment between 2003 and 2010. The American National Standard for High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010) outlines hi-visibility uniform standards to help reduce such accidents in construction and maintenance work zones.
Lord Baltimore offers both enhanced visibility and hi-visibility work garments for rental lease or purchase.
Flame Retardant Uniforms Help Increase Employee Safety
Many manufacturing facilities are required to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and safety regulations protect employees from flammability, arc flash, or explosion risks in the workplace. According to OSHA regulations, industrial apparel cannot play a hand in worsening the severity of a burn incurred while working. The solution: flame retardant uniforms. Improper clothing made up of synthetic materials like polyester, rayon, and blends, meanwhile, can exasperate burns and fires, oftentimes melting onto the skin when exposed to high levels of heat.
Certain Uniforms Help Reduce the Spread of Contamination
A contaminant is any potentially undesirable substance (physical, chemical, or biological) that poses a threat to the health or well-being of the building, its inhabitants, and your products. One way to reduce the risk of cross contamination is with the use of scrubs and lab coats, in conjunction with walk-off mats and microfiber mops. Scrubs and lab coats 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.
Uniform Purchase and Rental Services from Lord Baltimore
For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided reliable, cost effective uniform purchase and 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 Uniforms can help improve your Safety and Security, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224. We can also handle all of your towel and mat rental needs.