The new ANSI 107-2015 standard provides criteria for materials, test procedures, design, labeling and care instructions used in the construction and manufacturing of high visibility apparel.
Level of protection will not be affected and your current inventory will not be compromised. Please be assured your ANSI 107-2010 garments will still provide protection and visibility at least equal to those certified to ANSI 107-2015. Changes in the revised standard primarily affect categorization and labeling, NOT protection.
ANSI 207 MERGES WITH ANSI 107-2015 CREATING A SINGLE HVSA STANDARD.
Creating the new garment TYPES has allows for ANSI 207 to merge with 107 under TYPE P - Public Safety.
A SMALLER SIZE IS NOW ALLOWED TO FIT SMALLER BODY FRAMES WITHOUT COMPROMISING PROTECTION.
SELF-EXTINGUISHING FR LABELING CHANGES.
Any ANSI 107-2015 rated garments made from polyester or any non-inherent flame resistant fabric will require the following statement on the label:
To insure color blocking or other design criteria do not reduct the protection provided from any one direction, HVSA garments must have at least 40% of the minimum required amount of both background material and reflective tape on the back of the garment.
Logo allowances have been incorporated into the standard providing allowance for adding a companyʼs logo without being required to deduct the background area of the logo.
All classes are defined by the amount of certified high vis material and certified reflective tape
Class 1 – Minimal Performance
Class 2 - Typically a standard vest but can also be any garment that does not have tape on the sleeves
Class 3 - Must have sleeves with tape that fully encircles the sleeves
Class E – Not a performance class. Only intended to be worn with Class 2 or Class 3 garments
When combined with a Class 2 garment, the wearer is now Class 3. When worn alone Class E is not a recognized high visibility garment