Industries

Helping To Keep Your Workforce Safe

Oil and Gas, Forestry, First Responders, and Roadside Safety are only some of the industries that rely on us to provide quality gear that will keep their workers safe. In the 90’s, workers in oil and gas wore coveralls with no reflective trim, and it was Davey Textile Solutions who created a new, FR reflective trim to improve worker safety. Since then we have expanded, and grown to become one of the top 3M™ distributors, because our clients know they can trust us to deliver high quality products and solutions that will improve industrial safety.

FIRST RESPONDERS

First responders include police officers, firefighters, and EMS. These brave men and women are constantly risking their lives in unknown situations and surroundings. It can be hard to be visible to your fellow first responders, and the civilians you are saving amongst smoke, fire, darkness, and danger.

Given that first responders must be prepared to respond to any situation, it only makes sense that their reflective clothing be prepared to withstand any situation as well. All first responders should have reflective material that provides visibility. The reflective material must have a long life span, to ensure that it is keeping…

FORESTRY

Reflective work wear is not a luxury, it is a mandatory article of safety equipment for field workers in forestry and related occupations. It ensures that workers are easily visible to each other in areas where they might not otherwise be seen. Working in the forest comes with many dangers, which is why reflective clothing is a necessity to lower the risk of injury.

For a garment to fulfill the needs of the forestry industry, it must be able to retain its reflective properties over long periods of time, and during potentially harsh weather conditions. It must be highly reflective…

OIL & GAS

Reflective wear has become a mandatory standard for oil and gas workers, as it is one of the easiest ways to ensure worker safety. With many men and women employed by this industry, it is important to have a reputable manufacturer and distributor of such goods.

We take extreme pride in the innovation of the Converted RT80® Flame Resistant Trim utilizing 3M™ Scotchlite™ Material that is now worn by all oil and gas workers. In the early 2000’s, we were the first to create reflective technology that was flame resistant, industrial launderable and able to provide workers with reflective safety…

ROADSIDE SAFETY

Construction workers, traffic officers, cross walk guards. Millions of people in North America alone will end up working by and on road sites each year. With traffic and other work place hazards a foot, it is obvious why reflective clothing is especially important to the men and women working in such environments. Reflective gear reduces work place fatality and saves lives every year.

Reflective vests worn by roadside workers need to be of the highest reflective grade possible, so that they are as visible as soon as possible, to motor vehicle operators. They need to be visible through dust, stormy…

Facts on standards

There are a variety of standards for reflective and high visibility product, based on industry and region where the garment will be used. If you are unsure of where to start, the tables below give a brief overview as to which standard is required in each industry.

Canada United States Europe International
CSA Z96-15 ANSI 107-2015 ISO 20471:2013
AS/NZS 1906.4:2010
Canada United States International
CGSB 155.20-2000 NFPA 2112-2018
Canada United States
CGSB 155.22-2014 NFPA 1977-2016
Canada United States International
CSA Z462 NFPA 70E-2018
ASTM F1506-15
United States International
NFPA 1971-2013
United States
NFPA 2733-09
ASTM F1891-12
United States
NFPA 1975-2014