TSA says new uniforms calm travelers and make spotting terrorists easier

WILMINGTON, MA - This fall, the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began jettisoning its relatively bland white-shirted uniforms in favor of eye-catching, royal blue ones for its 43,

TSA says new uniforms calm travelers and make spotting terrorists easier

WILMINGTON, MA – This fall, the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began jettisoning its relatively bland white-shirted uniforms in favor of eye-catching, royal blue ones for its 43,000 airport screeners. The TSA reports the new shirts project a more professional look and instill a greater sense of calm among passengers. In turn, the agency says fewer nervous travelers now make behavior profiling of potential terrorists more effective.

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It’s such proven results that have other organizations adopting similar measures as part of their need to address day-to-day safety concerns, said Adam Soreff, a spokesman for UniFirst Corporation. “By outfitting their employees in workwear that’s job-specific – usually through the combined use of emblems and color coding – these companies find they can quickly spot who does or does not belong in specific work areas.”

From ground-level manufacturing operations to high-looming airport terminals, a wide range of organizations in today’s post 9/11 world are outfitting their employees in uniquely designed uniforms to help prevent security threats.

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