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Uniforms: Safety from Arc Flash

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment

“A few years back, a national survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates for the textile service industry found that customers are more inclined to do business with employees who wear uniforms because they stood out as professionals and were seen as being more competent and knowledgeable. Those survey results hold true today and can translate into real bottom line benefits for those companies choosing a managed uniform program for their employees.”

Adam Soreff says the top 10 reasons businesses opt for work uniform programs are:

1. Create an attractive business image. For better or worse, society tends
to judge people by how they dress. Selecting an appropriate employee
uniform can immediately establish a professional business image that
attracts and helps retain customers.
2. Promote a Brand. When employees wear uniforms displaying corporate logos
and colors, they help brand and differentiate their business in the
markets they serve.
3. Free advertising. Well designed work uniforms worn in public become
"walking billboards," promoting a company's products and services "for
free."
4. Protect workers. Uniforms deliver functional benefits, like wearer
safety. For example, flame resistant (FR) workwear can help prevent
injuries caused by accidental electrical arc flashes or flash fires, and
high visibility uniforms can help protect workers from being struck by
motorized vehicles.
5. Improve security. Company uniforms featuring specific styles or colors
quickly identify who does or does not belong in specific work areas or on
job sites.
6. Prevent product cross-contamination. Uniform programs designed
specifically for the food or healthcare industries can help reduce
cross-contamination threats; those constructed to dissipate static
electricity can help prevent damage to sensitive electronic components.
7. Create team spirit. Work uniforms promote a sense of team spirit and a
sense of belonging. This, in turn, can improve worker productivity.
8. Employee benefit. Employer provided uniforms save employees money, and
when provided as part of a rental program, eliminate employee laundering
time and expense.
9. Improve customer relationships. Work uniforms immediately identify
company representatives who can be approached for purchasing information,
thereby improving overall customer service.
10. Promote company pride. Work uniforms help instill a sense of pride and
responsibility and can convert employees into "brand ambassadors"
outside the actual workplace.

Story via providencejournal.com
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