Monthly Archives: February 2011

Safety Vests & BNSF Workin’ on the Railroad

Safety vests worn while installing a new switch between Flagstaff and Williams Arizona keep these BNSF(Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway) workers on the job. The welder on the left (standing up with a tool in his hand) has a fire resistant vest to protect him from arc flash burns and molten slag.  What makes these safety vests unique? Sportex.

Sportex Safety Jackets, Vests, and FR Weld Jackets get the job done safely

Sportex Safety Jackets, Vests, and FR Weld Jackets get the job done safely

Sportex Safety listens to their customers.  When BSNF welder requested specific improvements we delivered.  They wanted a cooler jacket but heavier sleeves …  so now all of our welding jackets incorporate 11 Ounce Sleeves regardless of 7 Ounce, 9 Ounce or 11 Ounce body fabric.  This keeps their arms protected while allowing for a cooler overall comfort level.

Sportex Safety vests worn while installing a new switch between Flagstaff and Williams Arizona

Sportex Safety vests worn while installing a new switch between Flagstaff and Williams Arizona

Visibility is Key when working around large equipment

Visibility is Key when working around large equipment

Workers rely on the comfort, fit and breathability of our ultra cool vests.   Custom designed pocket and utility configurations are engineered into the safety apparel.   We take the most pride in our Hot Work and Electrical Arc Flash rated products as we pioneered bringing Hi Visibility – ANSI STYLE and F-1506 / 70E together into one garment for the welders, mechanics and electrical signal teams.

Feelin Good in a BNSF Sportex Safety Vest

Feelin Good in a BNSF Sportex Safety Vest

Down and dirty in a Hi Visibility hooded sweat

Down and dirty in a Hi Visibility hooded sweat

Safety vests are just a portion of the Personal Protective Apparel we supply and manufacture here in Tempe AZ.

If your work team has specific apparel requirements Sportex Safety is here to serve. Logos, branding and design work are a common part of our custom apparel services.