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ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 Standard for High Visibility Apparel and Headwear ANSI/ISEA 207-2006 Standard for High Visibility Public Safety Vests Presented by Janice.

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1 ANSI/ISEA Standard for High Visibility Apparel and Headwear ANSI/ISEA Standard for High Visibility Public Safety Vests Presented by Janice Comer Bradley, CSP Technical Director ISEA-International Safety Equipment Association

2 ANSI/ISEA High Visibility Apparel was the first US standard to incorporate performance requirements for day and night time conspicuity garments was the first US standard to incorporate performance requirements for day and night time conspicuity garments. Scope: This standard specifies performance requirements for high visibility safety apparel and headwear PPE. For the purpose of this standard, apparel and headwear personal protective equipment (PPE) are referred to throughout as “items”. Scope: This standard specifies performance requirements for high visibility safety apparel and headwear PPE. For the purpose of this standard, apparel and headwear personal protective equipment (PPE) are referred to throughout as “items”.

3 ANSI/ISEA Establishes requirements: Establishes requirements: Color and minimum areas for retroreflective and background materials. Color and minimum areas for retroreflective and background materials. Minimum washing cycles Minimum washing cycles Cites test methods for materials Cites test methods for materials States that retroreflective materials should be placed to ensure overall visibility of the wearer States that retroreflective materials should be placed to ensure overall visibility of the wearer

4 ANSI/ISEA Garment Performance Class 1, 2 and 3 Garment Performance Class 1, 2 and 3 Emphasizes that garment selection shall be based on an assessment of the work environment Emphasizes that garment selection shall be based on an assessment of the work environment Recommended designs section enhanced Recommended designs section enhanced

5 Assessing Risk: Variables to Consider Speed of Traffic through the Workzone Speed of Traffic through the Workzone Amount of Traffic through the Workzone Amount of Traffic through the Workzone Time of Day Time of Day Is the work taking place during the day or night? Is the work taking place during the day or night? “Background Clutter” in the Workzone “Background Clutter” in the Workzone Amount of Activity in the Workzone Amount of Activity in the Workzone Other construction vehicles, etc. Other construction vehicles, etc. Type of Activity the Worker is Performing Type of Activity the Worker is Performing Where is the worker’s attention? Where is the worker’s attention? Towards on-coming traffic or the task at hand? Towards on-coming traffic or the task at hand? Location of Work Location of Work Proximity to traffic and other construction vehicles Proximity to traffic and other construction vehicles

6 Garment Selection should focus on Risk Exposure Assessment Task load Nature of the work Color and complexity of the work Environment Lighting

7 Overview of Garment Classes Performance Class 3: PC3 Performance Class 3: PC3 For use in most severe environments For use in most severe environments Offers the greatest amount of fluorescent and reflective coverage Offers the greatest amount of fluorescent and reflective coverage Performance Class 2: PC2 Performance Class 2: PC2 For moderately severe environments For moderately severe environments Balance of fluorescent and reflective materials Balance of fluorescent and reflective materials Performance Class 1: PC1 Performance Class 1: PC1 For low-risk environments For low-risk environments Lowest levels of fluorescent and reflective materials Lowest levels of fluorescent and reflective materials

8 PC 3 Garments Class 3 ensemble: Class 2 vest, Class E bottom Class 3 one piece: jacketcoat torso covering garment with full or partial sleeve

9 Class 3 Examples Roadway construction personnel and flaggers, utility workers, survey crews, and emergency response personnel, vehicle assistance Anyone who has a high task load and is in close proximity to moving equipment or traffic at high speeds Highest speed Work Occurs at Night Worker’s Attention is Diverted from On-Coming Traffic and Surrounding Environment “Cluttered” Work Zone with High Levels of Activity Worker must be Visible from All Angles and Identifiable as a Person Worker has no separation between them and traffic

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12 Use of Class 2 Garments Greater Visibility Needed due to Inclement Weather Conditions Greater Visibility Needed due to Inclement Weather Conditions Complex and Cluttered Backgrounds Complex and Cluttered Backgrounds Most Work is Performed during Daytime Hours Most Work is Performed during Daytime Hours Worker’s Attention is Diverted from On-Coming Traffic and Surrounding Environment Worker’s Attention is Diverted from On-Coming Traffic and Surrounding Environment

13 Examples Class 2: forestry operations ship cargo loading operations roadway construction workers utility workers survey crews railway workers school crossing guards in traffic

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17 Examples Class 2: continued delivery vehicle drivers high-volume parking and/or toll gate personnel airport baggage handlers/ground crew emergency response personnel, emergency response personnel, law enforcement personnel trash collection and recycling operations accident site investigators operations accident site investigators

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19 Use of Class 1 Garments Worker’s Attention is Fully on On-Coming Traffic and Surrounding Environment Worker’s Attention is Fully on On-Coming Traffic and Surrounding Environment Separation between the Worker and Traffic Separation between the Worker and Traffic Not much competition for worker attention Not much competition for worker attention Controlled environment where driver expects to move very slowly Controlled environment where driver expects to move very slowly

20 Examples Class 1: parking lot attendants, people retrieving shopping carts from parking areas, workers exposed to the hazards of warehouse equipment traffic and roadside “right-of-way” or sidewalk maintenance workers some delivery vehicle drivers.

21 Development of the 207 standard With the understanding that competing hazards exists for public safety employees that also need high visibility garments In cooperation with the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC), whose members represent the public safety industry

22 Scope Establishes performance requirements: Minimum areas Minimum washing cycles Cites test methods for materials States that retroreflective materials should be placed to ensure overall visibility of the wearer

23 Compliance Materials (background and retroreflective material): To obtain compliance certification documents based on testing from an independent, third- party accredited laboratory to verify performance requirements as specified in this standard. Certify (background and retroreflective material): To obtain compliance certification documents based on testing from an independent, third- party accredited laboratory to verify performance requirements as specified in this standard.

24 Compliance Certify (finished vest): To provide documentation from either an independent, third-party laboratory or to self-certify through the use of the Compliance Certificate. (Appendix C4)

25 Performance Requirements Materials Color Retrorelection-night Fluorescence-day

26 Optional Criteria Pockets – cannot create gaps in material 1.97 in Panels-limited to 72 in 2 Identification Fire: red Police: blue EMS: green Tear Away – should be incorporated when applicable

27 Appendix B – Vest Design examples

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34 Appendices- Appendix C - Test Report Forms Background Retroreflective Combined performance Compliance Certificate – finished vest

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