Ensuring workplace safety is a top priority for every business owner and providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to employees as a part of their uniform is an essential part of achieving this goal. 

However, in the summer months, the heat and sun can make wearing PPE uncomfortable, and some materials may not provide adequate protection. Business owners need to carefully consider the PPE they provide to their employees during the summer months to ensure that it is both protective and comfortable.

Focus on Lightweight & Breathability

PPE made from lightweight and breathable materials such as cotton, polyester, or a blend of both can be a good option for summer. They can help wick away sweat and prevent overheating while still providing adequate protection.

The key to summer uniforms (and PPE) is to give sweat a place to go. While sweat is an important part of staying cool, it’s important that your employees don’t work in damp clothing.

Choose Light-Colored PPE

A properly fitted PPE can help prevent overheating by allowing air to circulate and sweat to evaporate. It can also provide better protection by staying in place during physical activity.

The rule of thumb for summer PPE is “light and loose.” You want a fabric that is breathable and provides an air gap between skin and cloth to ensure sweat can do its job.

Look for PPE with Ventilation

PPE with ventilation features, such as vents or mesh panels, can help increase airflow and keep workers cooler in the summer heat.

Ventilation will take advantage of even the smallest breeze, giving much-needed relief to employees that are working outside. Airflow is also an important component of the cooling ability of perspiration.

Consider Our New England Uniform Rental Service

A uniform rental service can provide PPE that is specifically designed for the summer months. They may offer lightweight, breathable options that are designed to protect workers while also keeping them cool.

Even better, we can provide your business with uniforms that adapt to the seasons—giving your employees safety and comfort regardless of the forecast. In New England, it’s equally important to dress appropriately in the summer and winter, especially if you work outdoors.

We Take Care of Your Summer Wardrobe

Why choose a uniform rental service for your seasonal uniforms? It’s simple:

  • Access to a wider range of PPE options that are specifically designed for summer use, which may not be available for purchase elsewhere.
  • Assurance that PPE is regularly inspected, cleaned, and replaced as needed, ensuring workers have properly fitting and well-maintained equipment.
  • Convenience and cost savings since uniform rental services can take care of the cleaning, maintenance, and replacement of PPE, freeing up time and resources for other business priorities.

Reach out to us today to discuss your options.