ANSI 107 Updates You Should Know About
ANSI 107-2015 now covers ANSI 107-2010 and 207-2011. ANSI 107-2015 has also added new target worker groups O and R to create a broader range of high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA), which helps provide safety from a broad range of potential hazards for both managers and safety professionals alike. ANSI now includes the Type O category, which requires protection from HVSA for workers who may come into contact with a vehicle moving at 25mph or less.
Additionally, a revision to the minimum area requirements for reflective materials now allows for smaller-sized garments that remain in compliance with ANSI.
What garment type should I be in?
Intended for use in environments where there are struck-by hazards from moving vehicles, equipment & Machine operating on pubic access rights of way or temporary traffic control zones.
• Parking Service location workers
• Oil & Gas extraction workers
• Refinery workers
Intended for use by personnel exposed to vehicular traffic from public, access rights of way or roadway temporary traffic control zones. Class 2 garments require the use of greater amounts of high-visibility materials which distinguish between a human an inanimate object.
• Forestry operations
• Ship cargo loading operations
• Roadway construction
• Utility and railway workers
• School crossing gaurds
• Delivery vehicle drivers
• High-volume parking and toll gate personnel
• Airport ground crews
• Trash collection and recycling operations
Intended for use by personnel exposed to vehicular traffic from public access rights of way or roadway temporary traffic control zones. Class 3 garments mandate an even higher standard of visibility for workers in moving, complex backgrounds.
• Roadway construction personnel and flaggers
• Utility workers
• Survey crews