ANSI Regulations and Apparel
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Per ANSI/ISEA’s February 2016 High Visibility Clothing standard update, the ANSI/ISEA 107 High Visibility Safety Apparel and the ANSI/ISEA 207 Public Safety Vest standards have been combined into one, and additional garment types and regulations now apply.
The following garment types now apply:
Type O: Designed for off-roadway use where there is no highway traffic, nor any temporary traffic control zones.
Type R: Designed for occupational day or night visibility improvement for workers that are exposed to the roadway from highway rights of way, temporary traffic control areas or work/construction areas.
Type P: Designed for occupational day or night visibility improvement for public safety personnel. This would cover the same areas where Type R would apply, but for fire, police and medical personnel.
Additional 2016 standard update regulations:
- Leg gaiters will be considered Class E compliant so long as the background and reflective material meet ANSI requirements. This allows workers to pair a gaiter with a Class 2 top and the whole ensemble will be considered Class 3 compliant.
- Type R garments can be made in size Small.
- Garment labels must now designate whether or not the garment is flame resistant as well as display the garment type and class.
- Is near traffic traveling 25 to 30 mph
- Is in inclement weather
- May divert his attention from traffic
- Is near traffic traveling in excess of 50 mph
- Must be conspicuous through full range of motion
- Must focus attention on work, not traffic
- Ultimate flexibility
- Superior wet weather performance
- Abrasion resistant