“We work in conditions that are noisy and confined, with a lot of moving equipment. I feel more secure wearing high visibility reflective clothing. Because a person does stand out more.” Megan Habbe, Mine Engineer, Patriot Mine
1 - Increase your chance of being seen.
3M can advise you on the proper amount and placement of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material to help you attain maximum visibility in your mining environment.
2 - When it comes to safety, don’t skimp on quality.
The compliant, trusted, and quality reflective technology you use on your vehicles also can help keep you safe when incorporated onto your uniform. 3M’s proven durability ensures you’re getting a quality product that will help you be noticed.
3 - Be proactive in the care of your garments.
Even with durable products, your reflective clothing will wear out and become dull due to harsh environments, industrial washings, and time. Be aware of your garment’s life span. Communication is key: make sure to let your launderer or uniform company know if your garment needs a retrofit or full replacement, and be sure to properly fill out garment forms when sending your workwear for cleaning.
4 - Know your options.
The easiest way to consistently wear high visibility apparel is to make it a part of your everyday wardrobe. That’s why there are many exciting new options for incorporating 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material in high visibility work wear such as T-Shirts, sweatshirts, rainwear, bibs, pants, and other work clothing.
“I’ve been coal mining underground since 1977 and have seen what can happen when a person doesn’t wear reflective clothing. We had one employee get run over and killed…he was wearing non-reflective, everyday clothes…the driver couldn’t see him.” Archie Coburn, Federal MSHA Inspector
MSHA said, “This type of accident can be prevented by wearing reflective clothing to ensure higher visibility when walking or working near moving equipment.*”
*Source: ISHN, June 2012