Visibility is Key to Safety

Beginning November 2008, a voluntary American National Standards Institute standard for worker visibility will become mandatory for contractors working on federal highway projects. This article describes the ANSI 107-2004 standard and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) requirement, plus gives some suggestions on visibility apparel. The ANSI 107-2004 standard breaks safety apparel into 3 classes based on work environments and traffic speeds. The FHWA will require all workers within the right of way of a Federal-aid highway who are exposed to either traffic or construction equipment to wear safety apparel that meets the highest 2 classes of safety apparel. Manufacturers of safey apparel are increasingly offering work clothing that is more comfortable than traditional safety apparel while still remaining ANSI 107-2004 compliant.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 16, 18-19
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  • Accession Number: 01090906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 2008 8:02AM