The American Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories is a consensus standard that specifies requirements for apparel and accessories worn by workers to visually signal their presence. Its goal is to curb workplace accidents, and ensure that the job gets done safely.
ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 provides performance requirements for conspicuous materials to be used in high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) and specifies minimum amounts of background, retroreflective, and combined-performance materials, colors, and placement of materials for garments, supplemental items, and accessory items used to enhance the visibility and safety of workers. The standard describes three performance classes of garments based on the amount of visible materials and design attributes incorporated into the final configuration and identifies garment types based on expected use settings and work activities being performed. These are designated as off-road (type O), roadway and temporary traffic control (type R), or public safety activities (type P).
In the infographic below, Transportation Safety Apparel (TSA) takes a look at the standard, what it consists of, and why it is so important.
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