Best Construction & Roofing PPE

Best Construction & Roofing PPE

Construction is an essential yet inherently risky line of work. In fact, one in five worker fatalities in the private sector is in construction. This is why quality construction safety wear and roofing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are important investments that everyone in high-impact work environments should have on hand. Combined with proper training and regular inspections, construction PPE can literally save lives. 

There are many types of personal protective equipment available, and each can play an important role in your next project. You can find the best PPE for your next job by shopping from trusted brands like Showa Atlas, Majestic, PIP and more at PalmFlex. Use the buyer’s guide below for our best construction & roofing PPE recommendations.

1. Work Gloves

Work gloves provide essential protection on the most demanding construction sites. Not only do they protect workers’ hands when interacting with glass, metal, and other construction materials, but they also provide the extra grip necessary when working at higher elevations to prevent falls. There are numerous types to choose from, designed for different weather conditions, environments, and applications.

    • Showa Atlas Fit 300: One of our bestselling construction work gloves, Showa Atlas Fit 300 gloves are rubber-palm-coated to provide maximum grip and resist punctures. Ergonomically designed and featuring a 10-cut poly/cotton liner, they are ideal for construction and roofing work.
    • Showa Atlas Therma Fit 300-I (451): For cold-weather construction sites, these are a preferred choice. The cotton/polyester acrylic liner, rubber-coated palms, and fleeced knitting provide maximum warmth while still promoting a firm grip and protecting the wearer from injury.

To find more work glove recommendations and information, you can read our complete guide to the Best Work Gloves for Construction.

2. Vests

A quality work vest is critical on any construction site for promoting maximum visibility. Different safety vests provide different types of protection. Two qualities in particular are essential for construction PPE: high visibility and temperature regulation.

    • Hi Vis Reflective Work Vests: Hi Vis vests are designed with reflective mesh and silver reflective tape to keep you safe on the job site. Colors like Hi-Viz green, yellow, and orange are commonly used as they are visible in most lighting and weather conditions. The Majestic 75-3211 Hi-Vis Compliant Vest is one example. This polyester vest is ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 Class 2 compliant and features bright Hi Vis yellow material.

3. Safety Glasses

When working at higher elevations, maintaining a clear vision of your surroundings is critical. Safety glasses and goggles protect your eyes from smoke, sparks, pathogens, dust, and foreign objects on the job site. When shopping for construction PPE, you want to invest in ANSI-approved glasses that provide complete UV protection.

    • Radians Extremis Safety Eyewear: The foam-lined frame provides additional protection from even the smallest debris, and the soft rubber nose pads ensure all-day comfort without slipping.

4. Hard Hats

Hard hats aren’t just an OSHA requirement; they save lives. If you ever fall victim to falling debris, you’ll want a sturdy hard hat to protect you.

    • Occunomix Vulcan Full Brim Hard Hat w/ Ratchet Suspension – VF200: Made with high-density polyethylene, this rugged hat offers maximum penetration resistance and even protects against high-voltage shocks and burns. The 360-degree brim provides all-around protection. The 6 Point woven nylon web ensures that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort.
    • Portwest PV50 Peak View Hard Hat – Vented: Featuring a patented design and vented for improved airflow, this hat features a translucent shell for greater visibility and a lightweight polycarbonate construction for comfort and UV protection.

5. Cooling Accessories

Some job sites can reach more than 100 degrees in the summer, so workers are constantly faced with the threat of heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. Cooling Accessories from bandanas to neck shades help to mitigate the problem; this type of construction safety wear should be essential in all warm and hot-weather job sites.

    • Occunomix MiraCool 940 Cooling Neck Bandana: This soothing bandana is designed with cooling crystals that provide all-day comfort. Just soak the bandana in cold water for 10 to 20 minutes and you’re ready to get to work. The crystals can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in cold water.
    • Occunomix MiraCool 940 Cooling Neck Bandana: This soothing bandana is designed with cooling crystals that provide all-day comfort. Just soak the bandana in cold water for 10 to 20 minutes and you’re ready to get to work. The crystals can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in cold water.

Get Reliable Protection for Your Next Construction Job

Reducing workplace injuries starts with dependable construction PPE from a dependable company. PalmFlex has been serving the community and protecting workers for over 30 years. Our goal is to improve productivity and empower our customers with the confidence you only get from the best personal protective equipment. 

Start making your worksites safer with affordable construction and roofing PPE from PalmFlex. We offer free shipping on orders over $80 storewide within the continental United States. You can save even more by submitting a bulk quote request for huge volume discounts. Browse through our wide selection of safety wear to find the protective solutions that work best for you, or contact us today if you’d like to discuss your workwear needs with one of our experts.