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If you’ve been to the World of Concrete or Conexpo shows, you’ve probably seen the distinctive Blaklader line of workwear—super tough pants, shirts and jackets with a multitude of convenient pockets.
The company recently introduced a new line of high-visibility clothing with shorts, pants, jackets and vests that meet the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) 107 requirements for mining, airlines and government construction.
Blaklader garments are designed with durability in mind, and according to the company will withstand more washing than the average high-vis garment. On the pants, kneepad inserts fit under Cordura leg shields that extend from the thigh to the shin for added protection. Exterior pockets enable you to carry fasteners and tools without wearing a tool belt. Triple stitched seams are guaranteed for the life of the garment and if they tear, Blaklader will replace the garment free of charge.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of protective clothing for your crews and the regulations governing safety clothing in various types of construction, check out this article from Grainger and this information from OSHA. Both would make good material for a tailgate talk.