Top 20 occupations that require high visibility safety apparel

Hundreds of jobs require some form of high visibility safety apparel. Jobs performed in or nearby oncoming traffic or heavy equipment are particularly susceptible to injury and require safety garments to help avoid personal injury.


OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has established guidelines for determining occupations that are required to have high visibility apparel. All employers and employees should be properly trained on their use. Here’s a look at the top 20 occupations that require high visibility safety apparel (in no particular order):


  1. Construction workers
  2. Road construction site workers
  3. Heavy equipment operators
  4. Road surveyors
  5. Utility workers
  6. Policemen (particularly in traffic control or incident command situations)
  7. Firemen
  8. Emergency responders
  9. Tow truck drivers
  10. Crossing guards
  11. Parking attendants
  12. Toll booth operators
  13. Shipyard dock workers
  14. Airport ground crews
  15. Tree service workers (roadside)
  16. Railway workers
  17. Warehouse employees (where loading vehicles and forklifts are present)
  18. Movers
  19. Event security (particularly when nearby traffic)
  20. Shopping cart retrievers


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