Be Seen, Stay Safe: ANSI Sets the Standard for High-Visibility ClothingAbstract:
Construction crews along roads and highways are sometimes exposed to the hazards of not being seen by motorists and others. This “low visibility” is dangerous and can be potentially fatal. Until recently, there were no authoritative guidelines in either Canada or the United States for the design, manufacture, and use of high-visibility clothing. But the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has issued a standard that helps ensure that workers routinely exposed to the hazards of low visibility on the job are more easily seen. ANSI Standard 107-1999 spells out material performance specifications and provisions for the design and use of high-visibility apparel.
Publisher: Construction Safety Association of Ontario
Publication Date: Spring 2000
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Publication Types: News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Personal Protective Equipment; Protective Clothing; Visibility; Worker Safety