The ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 is now the approved standard on high-visibility apparel offering garment categories of performance classes. This standard has consolidated the ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 for high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) & the ANSI/ISEA 207-2011 American National Standard for high-visibility public safety vests into a single comprehensive standard going forward.
Off-Road Use - Provides added visibility to workers who are not exposed to traffic.
ANSI Type R
Class 2 & Class 3
Roadway Use - Enhanced visibility for workers who are exposed to traffic and working against complex backgrounds.
ANSI Type P
Class 2 & Class 3
Public Safety - Enhanced visibility for emergency & incident responders & law enforcement personnel in both roadway & off-road environments.
ANSI Class E
Class E apparel includes pants, bib overalls, shorts & gaiters. These garments are not compliant when they are worn alone, though, when combined with Class 2 or Class 3 apparel, the combination satisfies Class 3 requirements.
Class 3 apparel is intended for workers requiring the highest level of
visibility, have high task loads and need to be visible throughout a full range
of body motions.
Required for workers who:
Have high task loads that often divert their attention
Are exposed to significantly reduced sight distances
Are clearly placed in danger
Must be conspicuous through a full range of body motions at a minimum of
1280 feet and must be identifiable as a person.
Class 2 apparel is necessary for workers exposed to traffic traveling over
25 mph and who work against complex backgrounds.
Required for workers who are:
Performing tasks that divert their attention from approaching traffic
which is traveling more than 25 mph
Working in close proximity to traffic
Non-ANSI garments are color enhanced and offer an additional level of safety
for low risk activities, but do not meet ANSI standards.