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ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 Standard for High Visibility Apparel and Headwear ANSI/ISEA 207-2006 Standard for High Visibility Public Safety Vests. Presented by Janice Comer Bradley, CSP Technical Director ISEA-International Safety Equipment Association. ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 High Visibility Apparel.
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Janice Comer Bradley, CSP
ISEA-International Safety Equipment Association
107-1999 was the first US standard to incorporate performance requirements for day and night time conspicuity garments.
Scope: This standard specifies performance requirements for high visibility safety apparel and headwear PPE. For the purpose of this standard, apparel and headwear personal protective equipment (PPE) are referred to throughout as “items”.
Color and minimum areas for retroreflective and background materials.
Minimum washing cycles
Cites test methods for materials
States that retroreflective materials should be placed to ensure overall visibility of the wearer
Garment Performance Class 1, 2 and 3
Emphasizes that garment selection shall be based on an assessment of the work environment
Recommended designs section enhanced
Nature of the work
Color and complexity of the work Environment
Class 3 ensemble:
Class 2 vest, Class E bottom
Class 3 one piece:
torso covering garment with full or
Roadway construction personnel and flaggers, utility workers, survey crews, and emergency response personnel, vehicle assistance
Anyone who has a high task load and is in close proximity to moving equipment or traffic at high speeds
Work Occurs at Night
Worker’s Attention is Diverted from On-Coming Traffic and Surrounding Environment
“Cluttered” Work Zone with High Levels of Activity
Worker must be Visible from All Angles and Identifiable as a Person
Worker has no separation between them and traffic
ship cargo loading operations
roadway construction workers
school crossing guards in traffic
Class 2: continued
delivery vehicle drivers
high-volume parking and/or toll gate personnel
airport baggage handlers/ground crew
emergency response personnel,
law enforcement personnel
trash collection and recycling
operations accident site investigators
parking lot attendants,
people retrieving shopping carts from parking areas,
workers exposed to the hazards of warehouse equipment traffic and roadside “right-of-way” or sidewalk maintenance workers
some delivery vehicle drivers.
Certify (background and retroreflective material): To obtain compliance certification documents based on testing from an independent, third-party accredited laboratory to verify performance requirements as specified in this standard.
Certify (finished vest): To provide documentation from either an independent, third-party laboratory or to self-certify through the use of the Compliance Certificate. (Appendix C4)
Pockets – cannot create gaps in material 1.97 in
Panels-limited to 72 in2
Tear Away – should be incorporated when applicable
Appendix C - Test Report Forms