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ANSI High-visibility Clothing Standard

Protect your workers by following the ANSI standard for high
visibility clothing
Do your employees work near vehicular traffic? Then
they must wear high-visibility clothing so that they
can be seen by motorists.
The ANSI/ISEA 107 standard is the uniform, authoritative guide for the design, performance specifications and use of high-visibility and reflective clothing for employees. The standard specifies the types, classes and colors of high-visibility safety garments required based on wearer’s activities and nearby vehicle & equipment speeds. The chart below outlines the requirements.
Worker Visibility Standard - In addition, a final rule was issued to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that requires all workers within the right of way of any roadway open to public travel is required to wear Class 2 or Class 3 ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 compliant high-visibility
safety apparel effective December 31st, 2011.
This rule also applies to people on foot whose duties place them within the right of way of any roadway open to public travel, including roads on private property. This includes construction, maintenance, survey and utility crews as well as first responders and law enforcement personnel responding to incidents or traffic-related issues within the right of way of any public roadway. Click here for complete summary.
Type Wear For Nearby Vehicle & Equipment Speed Example Situations
Class 1 Non-Road
applications where visibility is required
Less than 25 mph
(Non-road
applications)
• Warehouse Workers
• Recreational Non-Road Use
Class 2 When workers are
on or near roadways
25 to 50 mph • Roadway Construction Workers
• Utility Workers              • Survey Crews
• Law Enforcement Personnel
• School Crossing Guards
• High-volume Parking Lot
  or Toll-gate Personnel
• Airport baggage handlers and
  ground crews                • Railway Workers
• Emergency Response Personnel
• Accident Site Investigators
Class 3 When workers are in high-risk situations. Allows them to be seen from a minimum distance of 1,280 feet Exceeds 50 mph • Roadway Construction Workers
• Utility Workers
• Survey Crews
• Emergency Response Personnel
Other Hi-vis Items ANSI Safety Vests
Carhartt Hi-vis Products
Stake Flags
Vinyl Flagging Tape
SMVs
Reflective D.O.T. Tape
Highway Safety Supplies
Barricades
Traffic Cones

Click on the tabs below to view ANSI Class 2 & Class 3 Regulations and Apparel FAQs

Did you know?

By December 31st, 2011, everyone who works on roads traveled by the public (including private property) MUST wear Class 2 or Class 3 ANSI/SEA 107-2004 approved high visibility safety apparel. This is in conjunction with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) final ruling that was published on December 16th, 2009. This ruling states that all workers within the right of way of any roadway open to public travel are REQUIRED to wear class 2 or Class 3 ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 compliant high visibility apparel by December 31st, 2011.
What does this mean to you?

If you or any of your employees work on roads open to public travel, you and/or your employees MUST wear Class 2 or Class 3 ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 compliant high-visibility apparel by December 31st, 2011. This includes highway construction and maintenance crews, law enforcement, emergency responders, utility, traffic management professionals, or anyone working within the right of way of any roadway open to public travel, including roads on private property. Click here for complete summary.

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