Reid Offers Tips to Keep Road Workers Safe

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John Carrier, President of Reid Supply Company, a leading supplier of safety clothing and traffic safety gear, issued tips to illustrate that fluorescent color can go a long way in saving lives. Whether you are a road construction worker, a crossing guard or a runner, high-visibility clothing will increase your visibility and could save you from injury or worse.

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“We want to help our customers easily comply with the OSHA mandate by making them aware of the wide range of high-visibility workwear options available from Reid Supply,” said Carrier.

Most people do not give much thought to high-visibility clothing until it is too late. Reid Supply Company, a Michigan-based global distributor of safety workwear and industrial products wants to change that thinking with some simple tips.

“We want to lead the way in emphasizing the importance of high-visibility workwear and safety equipment to roads and bridges workers, or any pedestrian who must navigate streets where vehicles are present,” says John Carrier, President of Reid Supply Company.

Reid Supply Company emphasizes that if you're a part of a road crew, other than appropriate motorists signage, there's nothing more important than making sure you're visible to motorists. Fluorescent-colored personal protective clothing, such as vests, jackets, pants, raingear and more can make a difference in potentially life-threatening roadside working conditions. Motorists may not be aware to slow down if they can't see roadside workers and Reid’s entire line of road traffic safety solutions will help make that happen.

“We want to help our customers easily comply with OSHA regulations, by making them aware of the wide range of high-visibility workwear options available from Reid Supply,” said Carrier. “Through our marketing campaigns, it is our hope that anyone who works near moving traffic, knows that this high-visibility safety gear is available and easy to purchase.”

Reid Supply Company offers warm and comfortable workwear with a high-visibility Class 3 rating. ANSI Class 3, Level 2 compliant, their clothing features 3M Scotchlite reflective material and reflective tape which conform to ANSI 107-2004 standards.

OSHA considers road and construction traffic a well-recognized hazard to highway and road construction workers. Whether you are a road construction worker, a crossing guard or a runner, high-visibility clothing will increase your visibility and could save you from injury or worse.

“Our emphasis on high-visibility workwear for anyone who must work on or near roads is a campaign that we take very seriously,” says Greg Palmer, Director of Marketing for Reid Supply. “We want everyone to know that they can help to protect themselves with some very inexpensive colorful safety clothing conveniently at ReidSupply.com.”

About Reid Supply Company

Reid Supply Company is a Michigan-based industrial supply company known in the manufacturing and construction community for over 60 years. They stock standard as well as hard-to-find products for manufacturers and general consumers worldwide including Manufacturing; CAD and Engineering; Transportation Construction; Food Processing; Packaging; Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy; Government; Aerospace; and Medical.

Reid’s product offering features these color-coded categories:

  •     Knobs, Handles and Hand Wheels
  •     Clamps and Workholding
  •     Tooling Components
  •     Fasteners and Hardware
  •     Leveling Devices and Vibration Control
  •     Material Handling
  •     Bearings and Power Transmission
  •     Metalworking
  •     Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)
  •     Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  •     Structural Systems
  •     Safety
  •     Apparel and Footwear
  •     Packaging and Shipping Supplies

ReidSupply.com offers all of the company’s products, plus free CAD drawings on more than 90% of their catalogued parts. The website also offers an extensive knowledge base that includes online industrial tools and calculators as well as an informative and entertaining monthly e-newsletter.

For more information about Reid Supply Company call 800-253-0421 or go online at ReidSupply.com.

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