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Updated Dec 2022

Why You Need Custom Safety Vests

When you’re on a construction site, factory floor, or busy outdoors, custom printed safety vests may be the most important piece of PPE you wear. Custom screen printed safety vests serve a very important purpose, which is to help workers remain visible and protected from potential hazards. Not only do custom printed safety vests help keep workers safe and visible, but they can also help increase brand recognition for businesses and organizations.

At their core, custom printed safety vests are designed with safety in mind. They have bright, reflective patterns and/or stripes and are made from Durable Water Repellent (DWR) material and/or scratch-resistant material. This makes them extremely reliable in terms of visibility and protection, even in low-light or hazardous conditions. Furthermore, they’re lightweight and high-visibility, and they come in a variety of styles that meet safety criteria and regulations.

Product Highlight: CornerStone Safety Vest

Stay safe in the highly visible, ANSI compliant safety vest in your choice of yellow or orange.

  • ANSI COMPLIANT
  • 100% polyester with 3M reflective taping
  • Two vertical and one horizontal 2“ wide taping

While safety and protection are integral parts of custom screen printed safety vests, many businesses and organizations use them to increase brand visibility and recognition. Companies can print their logo and/or tagline on the vests to ensure that they’re seen by employees, customers, and passersby alike. Furthermore, they can also print patterns, photos, monograms, and more to make the vest truly unique.

Overall, custom screen printed safety vests are a great way for businesses and organizations to keep their employees safe and their brands seen. They have bright reflective patterns and stripes, are made from reliable materials, and come in a variety of styles. On top of that, businesses can print their logo and/or tagline, as well as patterns, photos, and monograms, to create truly unique vests. All in all, custom printed safety vests are a reliable, safe, and stylish way to increase brand visibility and recognition.

Safety Vest Design Inspiration

Creating a design that stands out requires careful thought, careful planning and an eye for detail. The key elements of a good design are: strong visuals, the power of simplicity and the use of colors that draw and capture the attention of the viewer. See a few great examples below. View our entire business template collection in the Idea Gallery for construction and landscaping.

Product Highlight: CornerStone ANSI 107 Class 2 Safety Vest

This high-visibility vest is designed with safety in mind. ANSI 107 Class 2 Safety Vest with front zipper closure and reflective taping. This garment must be fully zipped to be in compliance with ANSI/ISEA 107 standards. When designing, we recommend a single-color logo on the back of the vest for optimal results!

  • 100% polyester oxford
  • Molded center front zipper closure
  • Dyed-to-match binding
  • This garment must be fully zipped to be in compliance with ANSI/ISEA 107 standards
Do Safety Vests Promote Workplace Visibility?


Safety vests are designed to help promote workplace visibility, and are an essential part of any well-managed workspace that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all its workers. A safety vest provides a clearly visible means of identifying workers on a job site, and can assist in reducing the chances of workplace accidents.

Safety vests are typically brightly-colored and usually feature reflective stripes that help alert other people to a person’s presence. This can be especially helpful in worksites with low visibility, such as construction sites in the evening and during the night. The reflective stripes are designed to reflect light so that workers may be identified even in darkness or in environments where the visibility is limited.

Safety vests can also improve worker morale by providing an easily recognizable form of identification that makes it easier for employers to keep track of their workers. This means that everyone is accounted for and given specific instructions on certain tasks. Such an approach promotes a sense of mutual respect between workers and supervisors, which can be beneficial in preventing workplace accidents. 

In addition, safety vests also improve communication within the workplace, as there’s an easy-to-see indicator of who’s on the job site. This can help to prevent confusion when tasks need to be completed or when decisions need to be made.

All in all, safety vests are an essential part of the workplace and should be worn by all workers at any given time. They help promote workplace visibility, communicate in a clearer manner, and provide a sense of safety for all involved. So make sure to always have safety vests readily available, and never leave a job site without one!

If you have an organization with employees performing duties that can sometimes be considered hazardous you know the importance of high visibility safety apparel. In fact, since there are many laws governing the health and safety of employees, you may have a bigger need for safety wear than ever before. Since OSHA requires employers to supply safety apparel, as a business you might as well take advantage of these requirements and use the opportunity for some business branding!

Custom printed safety vests and tees can function in the capacity of protecting your employees in dangerous situation and also become an avenue to advertise your business to passersby. The public can understand more clearly what projects your company is capable of undertaking through your logo and tagline on the safety apparel they are wearing. Visibly demonstrating the kind of work you do with your employees wearing your logoed apparel creates an advertising package that’s hard to beat through other forms of advertising.

For example, you might have a contract to do road repair but with branded workwear, the public can understand your specialty is asphalt repair. This kind of exposure can lead to new business if someone has a private drive that needs a specialist’s attention. Anymore, the need for safety vests is becoming more prevalent for all types of businesses such as event management, construction, and heavy transport.

Product Highlight: CornerStone ANSI 107 Class Reflective T-Shirt

Stay safer on the job site in this high-visibility t-shirt that works as hard as you do! ANSI/ISEA 107 Class 3 certified, snag-resistant, and 2-inch wide reflective taping on the front, back, and sleeves. 3.7 oz, 100% polyester. Left chest pocket for pen and notes. A single-color logo on the BACK ONLY is recommended for this product.

  • ANSI/ISEA 107 Class 3 certified
  • 3.7-ounce, 100% polyester
  • Wicks moisture, resists snags
  • 2-in. wide reflective taping on front, back and sleeves
  • Left chest pocket for pen and notes

Printed safety vests will protect your employees and comply with safety regulations but will also create a structured appearance for your employees. A cohesive look for your crew creates unification and cohesion and of course the ever important element of branding for your company.

The safety vest product we carry is 100% polyester oxford with 2-in. wide 3M™ reflective taping on front and back in compliance with ANSI/ISEA 107 standards. It comes in both Safety Yellow and Safety Orange with room for custom printing on the back. The bright colors and reflective taping are to make sure your workers are highly visible during the daylight hours and also when visibility is poor in lower light situations.

A safety vest can easily be worn over the workers personal clothing or company provided uniform or it can be worn in conjunction with other customizable safety apparel such as Safety Green or Safety Orange tees for even more protection in dangerous environments.

Why Branding Matters On Your Jobsite.

It’s no secret that having a professional presence on a job site is important. In this digital age, first impressions truly matter, and one of the most important ways your team can make a good impression is through branded apparel. Branded apparel such as team t-shirts, hats, and fleeces not only help to promote a unified aesthetic, but can also demonstrate pride and build morale. Here’s how branded apparel helps on job sites:

1. Communicate Your Brand—Branded apparel can be an effective way to demonstrate the dedication and pride you have for your business. When clients come to a job site, the apparel can promote a strong and unified look and help them remember who you are and the services you provide. Not to mention, it looks more professional and put together than other forms of uniform.

2. Improve Safety—Safety is always a priority at a job site, and having branded apparel can be a great way to reinforce that. For example, if you have a safety policy or procedures, such as requiring all workers to wear safety gear or bright-colored clothing, branded apparel is another way to communicate that and remind workers of their safety responsibilities.

3. Boost Morale—Finally, branded apparel can be a great way to boost team morale. Seeing that their employer cares enough to provide workers with branded apparel can make employees feel appreciated and valued. It can further demonstrate that the company is invested in their employees’ well-being and job satisfaction by providing them with quality apparel that looks good and appears professional.

Overall, branded apparel is a simple but powerful way to not only re-enforce professionalism on job sites but also to uphold safety standards and boost morale. Quality and safety should be top priorities for any job site, and branded apparel is a great way to communicate that—it’s a relatively simple solution that can have a big impact.

Product Highlight: CornerStone ANSI 107 Class 3 Surveyor Mesh Zippered Vest

Built for surveyors or anyone who needs the highest ANSI visibility, this breathable, comfortable two-tone vest has short sleeves to meet ANSI 107 Class 3 requirements! 100% polyester mesh for breathability. Durable, reflective 2-inch tape meets ANSI 107 requirements and provides 360-degree visibility on body and sleeves This garment must be fully zipped to be in compliance with ANSI 107 standards. When designing, we recommend a single-color logo on the back of the vest.

  • 100% polyester mesh for breathability
  • Two-tone contrast polyester tricot fabric under reflective tape; contrast binding
  • Mic clip at left chest for easy access
  • Molded center front zippered closure

 

 

Due the high visibility of safety wear, which is the nature of the garment, it’s an ideal opportunity for branding. The only restrictions when printing on a safety vest is there can be no printing on the reflective areas. However, there is ample space to include your company logo and other information you would want to the public to see.

It makes a lot of sense to use safety vests to promote your business as they are a required piece of apparel for your workers to do their job so they will be worn and seen.

Not all hazardous jobs will require a safety vest but do require apparel in the safety colors of green or orange. For those needs we carry Gildan products
including t-shirts and sweatshirts. It’s important to note that due to the fabric composition of the color Safety Green, these only come in cotton-polyester blends and require the screen printing method of print and thus the smallest order will need to consist of 6 tees or sweatshirts.

OSHA compliant Safety Orange tees are represented with Hanes products including the Hanes Tagless Tee and for sweatshirts, we offer the Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Crew 7.8oz Sweatshirt
. Both of these products come in Safety Green as well.

The need for custom safety vests and tees has grown considerably since there are industry positions which require it from government legislation. But there are many situations when they can be useful in making your employees feel safe. Hazardous working environments like event traffic management would benefit by wearing branded safety color apparel and can cut down on the chaos event attendees might feel during the parking portion of their visit when their directed by someone wearing highly visible and officially branded garments.

Some job conditions make it beneficial for your workers to see each other such as in factories, forestry work, commercial fishing, and mining operations. High visibility of other coworkers can reduce the potential for jobsite accidents. Industries where work is not performed in the public eye can still benefit from branded employee apparel as advertising because your workers run typical errands on their way home after work such as grocery shopping and getting gas.

With all the potential for improved safety, compliance with regulations, and the bonus of company branding, custom printed safety vests and safety t-shirts and apparel should be in your company’s advertising budget.

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