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Day-glo daydreams

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Gromit, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Okay, it's Friday afternoon and my mind's wandering a little. Here's a question:

    What is it with day-glo clothing???



    Something's changed over the past year or so. Look around, and suddenly every second working bloke or blokette seems to be wearing a day-glo yellow or orange shirt, vest or jacket.

    I'm not talking about people like roadworkers or people on building sites. Just regular everyday working schmucks. I sat at some traffic lights the other day, and at least 8 trucks went past. Every single driver was wearing a day-glo shirt.

    So...what happened? I don't mean "why dress in day-glo" - the obvious reason is so you can be seen more easily. But day-glo clothing's been around for years, and this idea has hit critical mass right here over the last 12 months or thereabouts. Why? What changed all of a sudden?

    Did the Occ Health and Safety laws get altered? Did a container-ship load of yellow and orange clothing wash ashore one night? What gives?

    Like I said. Friday afternoon, and the mind wanders...
     
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  2. O H & S

    The Nanny Society marcheth on.... :cry:
     
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  3. OH&S i spose :?

    The other day on the bus :( there was a driver swap and the guy getting on had a "day-glo" :wink: . Meh - i wouldn't worry probably just OHS rules/crack-downs filtering through the ranks. :roll:
     
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  4. Yep, anyone who has to work around forklifts or other moving vehicles now has to wear high-vis clothing. Of course some companies have just made it mandatory for all employees so now even office workers can be seen wearing fluoro jumpers.
     
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  5. nah, we have all become lazy !

    Instead of wearing a day-glo vest over normal clothes.
    We are now wearing normal day-glo clothes !!

    :LOL:
     
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  6. Heh, cops too. Did you guys/grrls read in the paper a couple of months ago about the cop who pulled over someone for speeding and got himself a fine for not wearing his fluoro vest? Turns out the guy he pulled over was a police safety agent! Cop handed over a $150 fine, and got himself a $500 one in return! Love it. :D
     
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  7. Yeah, I just started working at RSEA and some cutomers came in today to get the vests for their bus drivers because of the new laws, so yeah, definately that :)
     
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  8. ROFL - I reckon "fluro vests" are just the new fashion :p
    LOL
     
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  9. Yep, everyone previous is right- new changes to the OHS legislation.
    Hi-vis, sunsmart (long sleeves & collar etc) plus a whole bunch of other stuff. :eek:
     
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  10. The trend was started by the folks that frequent nightclubs like Hard Kandy :p
     
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  11. hahah!..I wear a day-glo vest when riding at night.

    Must look like such a tool ... but, meh!... at least you cant miss me LOL!
     
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  12. I think it's not just OH &S, but fear of litigation. "You should have done more to prevent me being a tool".
    Mind you, I think those flouro vests with reflective tape are great, especially on the freeway, cagers need all the help they can get to recognise a bike. Yes they look fruity, but not as fruity as tyre marks on your back.

    Regards, Andrew.
     
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  13. I'd be hoping that eveyone and everything missed me :)
     
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