Right High-Visibility Color for the Right Job: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Working Environment
High-visibility clothing, or hi-viz clothing, is essential for any workplace. It's a must-have for anyone who works in construction, transportation, and other commercial industries. High-visibility garments are designed to help you be seen on the job and prevent accidents. But it can be tough to know what kind of high-visibility clothes your workers need at the office or on-site. By understanding which high visibility colors are required by OSHA regulations, you'll have everything you need to find the best option for your employees' safety.
ANSI/ISEA 107 divides high-visibility clothing into 3 classes (1, 2, 3) based on background and retroreflective material. Class 1 for low-risk, Class 2 for moderate-risk, and Class 3 for high-risk environments. It also has 3 types: O (Off-road), R(Roadside), P(Emergency Response)
High visibility clothing is essential for roadside construction projects, to increase visibility to vehicles and machinery. Look for ANSI/ISEA 107 compliant gear, in the right class & type for your job; Roadside worker = Class 3/2 Type R, Electrician = Class 3/2 Type O, Trucker = Class 1 Type O.