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ANSI Overview

Different Types - New

  • Type O – (“Off-Road”) Occupational HVSA for Non-Roadway Use
  • Environments which pose stuck-by hazards from moving vehicles, equipment and machinery, but will not include expose to traffic on public access highway rights-of-way or roadway temporary traffic control (TTC) zones.
  • Type R – (“Roadway”) Occupational HVSA for Roadway Use
  • Environments which include exposure to traffic (vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel) from public access highway rights-of-way, or roadway TTC zones or from work vehicles and construction equipment within a roadway TTC zone.
  • Type P – (“Public Safety”) Occupational HVSA for Emergency and Incident Responders and Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Environments which include exposure to traffic from public access highway rights-of-way, or roadway TTC zones, or from work vehicles and construction equipment within a roadway TTC zone or from equipment and vehicles within the activity area.
  • Provides additional options for emergency responders, incident responders and law enforcement who have competing hazards or require access to special equipment.

DIFFERENT CLASSES

  • 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

GARMENT TYPE

Type O

Off-road and Non-Roadway Use

Type R

Roadway and Temporary Traffic

Control Zones

Type P

Emergency and Incident Responders and Law Enforcement Personnel

Supplemental Items

Pants, Overalls, Shorts, Rain Pants and Gaiters

PERFORMANCE CLASS

CLASS 1

CLASS 2

CLASS 3

CLASS 2

CLASS 3

CLASS E

Background material

217 in²

775 in ²

*540 in²

1240 in²

*1000 in²

450in²

775 in²

465 in²

Reflective material

155 in²

201 in²

310 in²

201 in²

310 in²

109 in²

Minimum tape width

1 in

1 3/8 in

2 in

2 in

2 in

2 in

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