What is High-Visibility Apparel & Why Do I Need to Wear It?Min Requirements

High-Visibility Apparel is a type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that has highly reflective properties or feature a color that is easily noticeable from any type of background. Why wear High-Visibility Apparel? Its simple, the main objective of Hi-Vis Apparel is so you are easily seen and standout while near roadways, on a jobsite or other similar areas where you are exposed to higher levels of risk from motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

Updated High-Visibility Safety Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has officially approved a new edition of the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard. This new standard will consolidate the ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel (HVSA) & ANSI/ISEA 207-2011 American National Standard for High-Visibility Public Safety Vests. This new standard was put together to establish a single, comprehensive document that takes all occupational tasks into consideration.

New Categorization

With the merge of ANSI/ISEA 107 (roadway) & ANSI/ISEA 207 (public safety) standards, there was a need to create new garment type classifications based on the work environment and level of protection necessary.

Type O – Off-Road Use (Class 1 Only)

Provides the necessary visibility to workers who are not exposed to traffic.

Type R – Roadway Use (Class 2 & 3)

Provides enhanced visibility for workers who are exposed to traffic and working in area that have complex backgrounds.

Type P – Public Safety (Class 2 & 3)

Provides enhanced visibility for emergency and law enforcement personnel for both roadway and off-road environments

What is ANSI Class E?

ANSI Supplemental Class E covers High-Visibility pants, bib overalls, shorts & gaiters. These pieces of Hi-Vis Apparel are NOT ANSI compliant, but when combined with a Class 2 or 3 garment, the combination satisfies Class 3 requirements. This classification will remain the same under the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard.

Tanner’s Extensive Inventory of High-Visibility ApparelHi-Vis Apparel

One of Tanner’s main goals is to help keep all workers safe while they are on the job, which is why we carry such an extensive inventory of High-Visibility Apparel. Most of our Hi-Vis Apparel can be found in the departments listed below. If you can not find a specific product in any of the following departments, please feel free to reach out to us and we will do our best to find the product you are looking for.

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