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Quick Tips for Getting and Staying Compliant with ANSI/ISEA 107

The first step is to purchase a product that is ANSI 107 compliant.

  • The garment must have a label that shows a pictogram of a vest or drawing representing the actual garment.
  • There must be a letter and a number to the right of the drawing on the label:
  •  The top letter designates the Type of the garment and will say O, R, or P.
  • The lower number must say 1, 2, 3, or E, which is the class of the garment. 
  • To the left of the drawing on the label, it will be stated whether the garment is “FR” or “Not FR” based on the list of approved FR standards referenced in ANSI 107.
  • High-visibility garments marked as flame resistant on the ANSI 107 label must comply with one of the following standards: ASTM F1506, ASTM F1891, ASTM F2302, ASTM F2733, NFPA 1977, or NFPA 2112.
  • If the garment is not compliant with one of these standards it must be marked as “Not FR” and the label must contain the statement “This garment is not flame resistant as defined by ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Section 10.5.”
  •  The label must also state that the product conforms to ANSI/ISEA 107. It must also include the year of the version of the standard to which the product conforms.

Does the design of the product meet your needs?

  •  ANSI compliant products are limited to three colors: Fluorescent Orange–Red, Fluorescent Yellow‐Green, and Fluorescent Red. The color you choose should help differentiate the wearer from their surroundings.
  • There is wide array of garments styles that meet ANSI 107 compliance. Select a garment or garments that will meet your needs year round in all types of weather conditions. Wear the product properly.

Wear the product properly.

  • The product must be worn as the outermost layer.
  • If the product has a front closure, i.e. a zipper, it must be worn closed. Maintain and replace the product.

Maintain and replace the product.

  •  Over time the product will fade and get dirty. When this happens, it must be replaced. Most products can be laundered and have care instructions including a maximum number of launderings listed on the label. However, the number of launderings is not a clear cut guide for replacement.  A winter wear jacket may never get laundered 25 times in a three‐ year period, but may fade significantly in that time.
  • If the product looks dirty or faded and washing it doesn’t help, replace it. Better to be safe than sorry.