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Old 08-03-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Is Tie-Dye OSHA Compliant?


So I'm a small company. I've been my own boss for going on 4 years now and I might be able to afford an employee or two either this season or next. As a sole proprietor, and a licensed contractor I am OSHA exempt, but when I pick up an employee that's going to be onsite I'm going to have to start following OR-OSHA rules.
Now the tool safety, job-site safety, workers comp, and breaks are all pretty strait forward but I've been thinking about uniforms. I want my uniforms to stand out. I was thinking tie-dye, with a thumbs up on the back and company info on the breast pocket.
I'm going over the guidelines for Hi-Vis clothing, as I don't do road work I don't think I need the reflective tape or strips on the clothing, but I'm not really sure.
I think it aught to fly, but I kind of want to know what does and doesn't fly, or is it subjective? Most of the work I do is interior and exterior on older houses and I know just white shirts with my logo would be sufficient, but they wouldn't stand out, but would tie-dye stand out too much?
I'll be doing the tie-dye myself to save money, getting white shirts and hoodies with a little screen printing is cheap. It's crazy how much safety gear costs, of course like most things when I go to price them I usually think I got into the wrong industry.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:05 AM   #2
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I'm no authority on OSHA but I know of companies that have black and dark blue company shirts/hoodies/etc. Tie-dye would be more visible than THAT, so I wouldn't think it would be a problem.

Again though, not an authority on OSHA and certainly not on any rules or laws in Oregon.

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Does osha require hi vis on residential jobs?
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I believe high vis is only required working next to traffic


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The clearest explanation I have found....

https://www.grainger.com/know-how/sa...gear-standards
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Thats a pretty good description of the requirements by granger

I know at the railroad i cant simply wear a bright green shirt since i need the reflective strips as well. I don’t think there’s any sort of requirement on colors per OSHA but simply has to be high visibility. But my company requires me to wear a green shirt or vest signifying that I am a trainman or train crew compared to the signal maintainers and track maintenance crew who are required to wear a bright orange. But that is a company policy.


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Don't you have to have a man bun to go with the tie-dye
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Does osha require hi vis on residential jobs?


No


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I think as long as you keep your dread locks tied back you can wear tie dye.
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You have to keep in mind that a common sentiment in Oregon, especially PDX is on a bumper sticker saying “keep Portland weird”


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However, most of the state says "Keep Portland out if my life and they can pound sand", or something like that.

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Don't you have to have a man bun to go with the tie-dye
No man bun. Cut my dreads off a couple years ago cuz they were getting full of polyurethane, saw dust and fiberglass.
No hi-vis isnt required for residential... Well actually that's kind of one of the grey areas that had me wondering. Roofing contractors put all their labor in green and orange, but I do maintenance for small commercial. there's square footage and height exceptions that I work within, and I do a lot of food cart work. It is Portland after all.
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