Today’s outside worker has had to conform to the new apparel codes established in 2010. The rules are as follows:
High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear Standard
In January 2010, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved a revised edition of the standard, ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 (formerly ANSI/ISEA 107-2004). This standard provides a uniform, authoritative guide for the design, performance specifications, and use of high-visibility and reflective apparel including vests, jackets, bib/jumpsuit coveralls, trousers and harnesses. On May 20, 2010, FHWA issued an official interpretation that garments labeled as meeting ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 are in compliance with sections of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) covering workers, flaggers and adult crossing guards. The language in the MUTCD makes reference to the 2004 edition of the standard.
- Revised American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear, ANSI/ISEA 107-2010
- FHWA Official Interpretation Dated May 20, 2010
This has had an dramatic effect on our sales of custom printed items for many of our customers. Some have ordered the same amount of regular shirts, and added a small run of vests for the occasional job location requiring the safety green apparel, other customers opted to just switch out their standard company colors and go green 100%!. The shirts are faster to print, because black ink is a quick run, and cost less to print also. The shirts cost the same as regular tees, unless you have to get the ANSI stuff with reflective strips. We price these as low as possible, especially for customers who buy a lot of regular stuff. There are advantages to being a regular customer!