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ANSI Compliant High Visibility Work Apparel

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ANSI Compliant High Visibility Work Apparel
Red Kap Hi-Vis offers hi-visibility apparel solutions for many occupations such as road construction, utility, police, emergency medical services and airport ramp personnel ... essentially any occupation required to work in conditions of low visibility. Our product lineup includes ANSI 107-2010 compliant and enhanced visibility shirts, jackets and vests. No matter which product you choose, rest assured that Red Kap Hi-Vis will always put the safety of your workforce first.


What is the ANSI 107-2010 Standard?  

The American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010) is a standard established by American National Standards Institute for protection of construction, maintenance, utility, emergency responders, airport ramp personnel and other workers who are routinely exposed to the hazards of low visibility while on the job. Private industry, various federal, state, and local authorities have embraced ANSI/ISEA 107 compliant garments and headwear as useful PPE for workers exposed to struck-by-hazards.

ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 provides for a high degree of reflective material incorporated into garments...thus improving visibility...and safety. Three classes of garments based on work environment:

Hi Vis Class 1   Class 1 Garment
These garments are intended for workers who have ample separation from vehicle traffic that does not exceed 25 mph. Class 1 garments are often safety vests they are recommended for parking service attendants, workers in warehouses with equipment traffic, shopping cart retrievers, sidewalk maintenance workers and delivery vehicle drivers.
hi vis class 2   Class 2 Garment
These garments are for users who need greater visibility in poor weather conditions and whose activities occur near roadways where approaching traffic speeds exceed 25 mph. This class of garment is suitable for railway workers, school crossing guards, parking and toll gate personnel, airport ground crews, trash or recycling operations, law enforcement personnel directing traffic, forestry.
Hi Vis Class 3   Class 3 Garment
These garments provide the highest level of visibility to workers in high-risk environments that involve high task loads, a wide range of weather conditions and traffic exceeding 50 mph. Class III garments,  provide coverage to the arms and/or legs as well as the torso, and can include pants, jackets, coveralls or rain wear. The standard recommends these garments for all roadway construction personnel and vehicle operators, utility workers, survey crews, emergency responders, railway workers and accident site investigators.
Hi Vis Class E   Class E Garment
Garments - waistband trousers, bib overalls and shorts that meet all minimum requirements for retro-reflective and background materials, except for minimum area and placement required for Performance Class 3, 2 or 1 shall be designated Class E. Class E apparel is not intended to be worn without Performance Class 2 or 3 apparel. When Class E trousers are worn with Performance Class 2 or Class 3 apparel, the overall classification for the ensemble shall be Performance Class 3.


Final Rule, 23 CFR Part 634 – WORKER VISIBILITY


The Final Rule, 23 CFR Part 634 Worker Visibility, was passed on November 18, 2006 and took effect on November 24, 2008. The Rule states that all workers within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway who are exposed to traffic or to construction equipment within the work area shall wear High-Visibility apparel that must meet Performance Class 2 or Class 3 requirements of ANSI/ISEA 107-2004. The Federal Register Final Rule and revised document of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) was released on December 16, 2009.

The Rule states that mandatory use areas are expanded beyond Federal-aid highways and will require all workers on or near the roadway right-of-way to wear High-Visibility safety apparel that meets performance Class 2 or Class 3 of ANSI 107-2004 or equivalent revisions (ANSI 107-2010).

The amount of background and reflective material remains unchanged for all 107 Classes. However, a Class 1 or a Class 2 garment must now have reflective material in the shoulder area. The objective of this change was to provide greater visibility when a worker is bending over, or at angles that could be potentially missed on a garment without "vertical" reflective material over the shoulders.

Phase-in for compliance on all public roads which are not Federal-aid highways is two years, ending on December 31, 2011.