Missy Patten admits her employees wear outfits that are “a little racy” to promote her auto glass repair business. But Cal/OSHA is concerned that the workers won’t be seen as they hold signs along a road, and has said they need to wear orange safety vests.
If you were driving along and saw a woman wearing a cheerleader’s uniform and holding a sign, you’d probably notice, right?
Well, Cal/OSHA is concerned that motorists won’t see Patten’s employees as they “sign twirl” on the road where her business is located in Redding, CA.
The problem is that the sign twirlers step off the sidewalk onto the road to promote the business.
Turns out you can’t step off the sidewalk without a uniform class two type style vest.
Patten says Cal/OSHA is discussing fines with her that could be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Now she’s working with her employees to make the neon orange vests work with their outfits.
Meanwhile, Patten herself has taken up sign-twirling duty. She’s exempt from the rule because she’s the owner, not an employee.