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Safety Vest

ANSI/ISEA 107-2015

Low visibility is a serious hazard for all workers who perform tasks near moving vehicles or equipment. High visibility safety apparel by SISO safety boldly intensifies worker visibility and safety. The new ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 high visibility safety apparel standard consolidates the requirements of ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 and ANSI/ISEA 207 to establish a single standard that considers all occupational tasks. This guide highlights several revisions to these standards. Keep in mind, your quality of protection with SISO safety’s current ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 garments and inventory is not impacted. The majority of the revisions outlined in these new standards focus on type and class categorization as well as identification. Your safety and level of protection has not changed.

Garment Categories

  • Type O

    Meant for off-road applications, Type 0 provides added visibility to workers who are not exposed to traffic. Type O HVSA
    provides daytime and nighttime environments which pose struck-by hazards from moving vehicles, equipment and machinery.

    Type O
  • Type R

    Enhanced visibility for workers who are exposed to highway traffic and working against complex backgrounds durnig daytime and nighttime environments. This includes exposure to vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel, roadway temporary traffic control (TTC) zones or from work vehicles and construction equipment within a roadway temporary traffic control (TTC) zone.

    Type R
  • Type P

    Enhanced visibility for emergency and incident responders and law enforcement personnel in both roadway and off-road environments. The standard requires less flourescent background material in order to incoporate colored panels to easily identify and distinguish personnel. It also permits for shorter garments in order to make tactical access to equipment belts easier and safer.

    Type P

Performance Classes

  • Performance Class 1 Type O Only

    Provides the minimum amount of high-visibility materials required to
    differentiate the wearer visually from noncomplex work environments,
    in scenarios in which the struck-by hazards will not be approaching at roadway speeds, and therefore operative detection and identification distances

  • Performance Class 2 Type R & Type P

    Provides for the use of additional amounts of high-visibility materials, which may allow design opportunities to define the human form more effectively. Performance Class 2 HVSA have the potential to provide longer detection and identification distances, and increased conspicuity performance compared to Performance Class 1 HVSA.

  • Performance Class 3 Type R & Type P

    Performance Class 3 can offer greater visibility to the wearer in both complex backgrounds and through a full range of body movements by mandatory placement of background, retroreflective and combined-performance materials on sleeves and pant legs (if present).Regardless of the area of materials used, a sleeveless garment or vest alone shall not be considered Performance Class 3.

  • Supplemental Class E

    Class E apparel includes pants, bib overalls, shorts, and 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.