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How Uniforms Can Promote Employee Safety


For many industries, a uniform is an essential aspect of workplace safety.

In any industry, the right uniform makes a difference. For some industries, the purpose of the uniform is to uphold standards professionalism, cleanliness, and comfort while promoting the brand of a business. For many others, a uniform is an essential aspect of workplace safety. Are you looking to buy or rent uniforms for your business this year? Consider these three crucial functions of well-maintained uniforms for your team.

Personal Protection

For those working in construction, manufacturing, or other fields with hazardous materials, an industrial uniform serves as a barrier of protection from dangerous debris and chemicals. These uniforms are not only utilized by smart employees, but smart employers too! By providing their employees with a protective uniform, an employer is also upholding their responsibility of workplace safety for their team. If an employee in one of these fields did not have protective gear as their uniform, they would be at an exceptionally high risk for personal injury on the job.

Personal Cleanliness

Particularly for medical and food service industries, your uniform is a measure of cleanliness for the demands of your job as you come into contact with food, infectious disease, or hazardous materials. In these industries especially, an effective uniform serves as both a protective measure against cross-contamination and a standard of personal hygiene for each employee. Uniforms worn in these industries often require extra care, as they are sometimes washed and treated separately from other garments in a controlled space.

Identity and Visibility

For industries such as construction and transportation, employees are often at risk while working in high traffic areas such as airport runways, highways, and construction sites. In these fields especially, certain parts of an employee’s uniform are particularly crucial to workplace safety on the job by increasing their visibility as they work. One example of this is the use of reflective vests as a means of identifying these workers on site. Without this part of their uniform, they would be more difficult to see while working in high traffic areas or while working at night.


Employee Uniforms From Lord Baltimore

For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided reliable, floor mats and matting 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 or purchase can help improve your company, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit 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.

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