The difference in high-visibility apparel colours & striping


Woman wearing high visibility safety apparel

On a daily basis you will see high-visibility safety apparel being worn by people working across various industries – construction, warehouse and transportation to just name a few. It’s hard to miss them wearing florescent colours with reflective striping, and that’s just the point. But have you ever wondered why some will wear orange and others yellow, for example? Or if you’ve been tasked with ordering safety apparel, you may be overwhelmed with which colours you should order.

We know it can be quite confusing, so we’ve turned to the experts and would like to share this fact sheet prepared by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

The fact sheet will answer all your questions such as:

  • When do I need High-Visibility Safety Apparel?
  • What is the difference between fluorescent and retroreflective materials?
  • What should I look for in High-Visibility Safety Apparel?
  • When would I wear the different classes of High-Visibility Safety Apparel?

Still need help deciding which safety apparel you need? Reach out to us and one of our product experts can help!

Tips for Organizing your Workspace


Get Organized for the New YearStop combing through the piles of paper on your desk to find that note you left for yourself last week.  Gain efficiencies and reduce stress by taking the time to organize your workspace and setup systems to keep your space organized going forward.  Here are some tips to get you started! 

Donate, trash, keep

First, take stock. Create three piles labeled donate, trash and keep. Then, begin organizing the contents of your desk into that space. Leave no item behind. When you’re finished, the desk should be completely emptied into your piles.

Before you decide to keep the item, ask yourself when you used it last and when you’re likely to use it again. You can also apply the well-loved Marie Kondo method: if the item doesn’t give you joy, it belongs in the trash. In other words, if the pen always smudges or gives you a callus, maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a new one.

If it’s an extra stapler that you never use, donating to a colleague or charity goods organization could be the answer. For the trash pile, ask what can be recycled or composted. Many of your old documents can probably go into the compost heap!

Use that shredder

Often, we hold on to old documents because they contain sensitive information. If you want to maintain client privacy while shedding redundant documents, head to the shredder. It’ll lighten your load without compromising your business’ integrity.

Clean it up

When’s the last time your desk was bare? Now that your items are sorted into piles, give every surface a good dust and spray.

Create new organizing systems

Before you start returning items to your desk, reconsider your placement. Perhaps it makes sense to use that bottom drawer for shipping supplies and the top drawer for invoices, but you had everything wherever it fit in the past. Make note of opportunities that will make doing your job more seamless.

Dress it up

It’s amazing what a potted plant or picture frame can do. Studies show that personalizing your workspace can have major psychological benefits. So get down with some feng shui or add a pop of your favourite colour. You’ll thank yourself later.

Gardening Tips


Family gardening

Gardens bring joy to many, a sense of accomplishment when having successfully grown a thriving garden that looks welcoming and peaceful.  It can also be cause for much frustration when your efforts fall short, and your garden is just not looking so great.  Keep these tips in mind when planning your garden and you’ll be sure to have a beautiful garden this summer!

Keep it in sight

Make sure you create your garden in a place you will often see.  Out of sight, out of mind applies to gardening too, and you definitely don’t want to forget about tending to your garden!

Watch the sun

Before planting your garden, pay attention to how many hours of sunlight the space you’re considering gets.  Many plants require at least 6 hours of sun, such as most edible plants like vegetables, herbs and fruits. 

Pick your plants wisely

Before heading out to your local garden centre, do some research to understand the best type of plants for the areas you want to plant, and for where you live.  Make sure you can provide enough space for your plants, as some prefer lots of room to grow, or a trellis to climb. 

Don’t plant too early

Research when the last average spring frost occurs so that you don’t accidentally kill your newly planted plants.  The same goes for identifying your first average fall frost date if you are planning to get your plants harvested or moved indoors before the cold arrives.  

Add mulch

Apply a layer of mulch that is 2-3” thick around each plant.  This will help prevent weeds by blocking out the sun, and reduce moisture loss through evaporation, so you can water less.  

Use your finger

The best way to tell if your plants need watering is to push your finger an inch down into the soil.  If your finger is dry, then it’s time to water!


For products to help you start or tend to your garden throughout the year, browse our website or reach out to us and let us know what you’re looking for!

Source: https://www.miraclegro.com/en-ca/library/gardening-basics/10-top-gardening-tips-beginners