A study entitled On-Water Visibility, conducted by Mustang Survival, and sponsored in part by WorkSafeBC's Research Secretariat program, found that florescent green immersion suits routinely beat standard oranges, reds, and yellows in terms of visual detection in water – particularly in low-light conditions.

Lead researcher Wendell Uglene, Research Manager for Mustang Survival, says he conducted the study "to find which colour was most conspicuous when floating on the water because we simply didn’t know.”

WorkSafeBC Research Secretariat director suggests Mustang Survival's study might prove useful in the eventual adoption of international standards for safety equipment.

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