You learn it in elementary school – safety first! Sadly, however, there are still plenty of people who ignore basic workplace safety. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are an estimated 2 million nonfatal workplace accidents every year.

Safety on the job should be at the forefront of your mind, especially for forklift operators, construction workers, firefighters, police officers, and crossing guards. You can get protective gear as gifts for your employees, or use them as giveaways at industry trade shows.

Do you need ideas? Here are 15 safety promotional items that will help reduce accidents at your workplace.

1. Round Reflector Lights

flashing reflective lights

Do you work in a factory or warehouse? You likely have forklift drivers, side loaders, and pallet jacks being operated in your building. Make the workspace safer by attaching flashing reflector lights on the back of your vehicles. This may help cut down on the 61,800 forklift accidents that occur in the United States every year.

2. Custom Safety Vests

reflective safety vests

Workwear should be at the top of your list of safety promotional products. Reflective safety vests are easy to slip on and take off at the end of a shift and are great for anyone who directs parking or traffic or works on a busy street. This would include: air traffic controllers, crossing guards, police officers, and construction workers.

3. Customized Auto Safety Kits

auto safety kits

Auto safety isn’t something to take lightly as there are more than 6 million car accidents in the U.S. every year. With so many companies with drivers on the road, it’s important to equip your vehicle with these car emergency kits. They come with gloves, screwdrivers, sockets, a tire gauge, and jumper cables.

4. Custom Keychain Sanitizers

custom keychain sanitizer

t may not seem like it, but good health is a big part of workplace safety. With that in mind, you can’t go wrong with hand sanitizer keychains for all your employees. They can clip it to their ID badge, lanyard, or work bag and use it throughout the day to battle germs. And with 10 million bacterial organisms on the average desk, every little bit helps!

5. Promotional First Aid Kits

custom first aid kit

Accidents happen, but your employees will be prepared if they have their own first aid kits. These drawstring bags come prefilled with adhesive bandages, antiseptic towelettes, and antibiotic ointment. They’re great safety gift ideas for everyone, not just those who do manual labor.

6. Custom Headband Flashlights

headband flashlights

Runners and bikers use headband flashlights for nighttime exercise. However, this safety gear is also great for miners, roofers, plumbers, and electricians. Just click the button on the top to emit a high beam white light. It’s a real lifesaver for hands-free jobs.

7. Logo Reflective Safety Jackets

reflective safety jacket

On rainy or windy days, your employees will need more coverage. Treat everyone to reflective safety jackets they can wear during the chilly season. With a water-resistant material and men’s and women’s fits, workplace safety has never been so easy!

8. Custom Cloth Face Masks

custom face mask

The COVID-19 pandemic made face masks more important than ever before, so much so that the global market is expected to reach over $6 billion by 2025. This protective gear is a must for every worker, but they’re also particularly great for cleaning companies. After all, they come into contact with all kinds of gross substances like mold, dust, and even asbestos.

9. Branded Safety Glasses

bulk safety goggles

Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that there are more than 20,000 eye injuries in the workplace every year. If you work with chemicals or industrial equipment, you should definitely wear safety glasses on the job. This protects your eyes from any splatter or sparks that fly during your shift.

10. Custom LED Flashlights

custom LED flashlights

Don’t keep your employees in the dark! Make their jobs easier by giving out custom LED flashlights as safety gifts. The mini flashlights featured here are a perfect choice as it operates with 3 AAA batteries and comes with a handy wrist strap. These safety promotional items will be appreciated by anyone who has to work at night or in a dark environment.

11. Promo Brass Door Openers

brass door opener keychains

Five different types of bacteria may be hiding on the average door handle. Gross! Enter and leave every room, free from pesky germs, by using these custom brass keychains. Your employees can clip them right to their car keys.

12. Custom Face Shields

bulk face shields

Welders and metal workers aren’t the only ones who can use face shields. This protective gear has surged in popularity after the COVID-19 pandemic since it blocks airborne particles. Make them part of your employee uniform so you can safely serve food at a cafeteria.

13. Custom Work Gloves

custom work gloves

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 70% of workers that experience hand injuries were not wearing gloves at the time. Prevent any future scratches, burns, or bruises by giving out work gloves as employee safety gifts. They’re a must for any manual labor position, especially for carpentry and construction.

14. Promotional Hot Cold Packs

promotional hot cold pack

Maybe you don’t have a big budget for safety promotional items. If that’s the case, then you can at least stock up on hot cold packs for your team to use in case of emergency. They’re great to hand on hand for minor injuries like dropping your pen and bumping your head under your desk!

15. Bulk Forehead Thermometers

forehead thermometer

According to Healthline, the average body temperature for a person is between 97.9°F and 98.6°F. Be sure that your work team isn’t running a fever by using a forehead thermometer. Pharmacies and medical centers should especially have these thermometers readily available to use on patients.

When is National Safety Month?

man in hard helmet and safety vest working in a house

National Safety Month is in June. Celebrate with safety gifts for your employees!

Reflective workwear, eye goggles, gloves, flashlights, and car emergency kits are all great ideas. This protective gear helps reduce the number of illnesses and workplace injuries that happen every year. For that reason alone, it’s well worth the investment!

Final Thoughts

From hard helmets to steel-toed boots, safety workwear can be worn all over the body. These items keep everyone protected from injuries and make them visible in risky situations like on highways, in drive-thrus, and in dark environments.

You also should stock up on safety gear that’s more align with wellness than in injury prevention.  Hand sanitizer, thermometers, face masks, bandages, and hot cold packs all have a place in workplace safety, even after the COVID craziness is behind us.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Get your team safety promotional items that make them feel secure. Quality Logo Products® has everything you need in bulk!

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics: U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved from, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf

Klick, R. Forklift Accident Statistics. Retrieved from, https://www.mccue.com/blog/forklift-accident-statistics

Driver Knowledge. Car Accident Statistics in the U.S. Retrieved from, https://www.driverknowledge.com/car-accident-statistics/

Johns Hopkins Medicine. (2020, March 11). Study Highlights the Need for Workplace Eye Safety Awareness. Retrieved from, https://clinicalconnection.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/study-highlights-the-need-for-workplace-eye-safety-awareness

Headley, C. (2019, December 10). New Research Reveals the Shocking Number of Germs Living on Your Desk at All Times. Retrieved from, https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/new-research-reveals-the-shocking-number-of-germs-living-on-your-desk-at-all-times

Global Newswire. (202, March 3). Outlook on the Reusable Face Mask Global Market to 2025 – Key Industry Analysis and Forecasts. Retrieved from, https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/03/03/2186000/28124/en/Outlook-on-the-Reusable-Face-Mask-Global-Market-to-2025-Key-Industry-Analysis-and-Forecasts.html

Conservation Construction of Dallas. (2020, June 17). How Dirty Are Front Doorknobs? Retrieved from, https://conservationconstructionofdallas.com/how-dirty-are-front-door-handles/

Industrial Safety & Hygiene News. (2018, February 9). Here Are the Most Common Work-Related Hand Injuries. Retrieved from, https://www.ishn.com/articles/108061-here-are-the-most-common-work-related-hand-injuries

Healthline. (2020, January 12). Forget 98.6°F. Humans Are Cooling Off – Here’s Why. Retrieved from, https://www.healthline.com/health-news/forget-98-6-humans-now-have-lower-body-temperature-on-average-heres-why

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