Follow the latest standards for hi-vis public safety apparel while remaining eligible for certain PPE grants by choosing ANSI 107-2015 Type P Class 2 first responder gear from Blauer. First released in 1999, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 107 guidelines are the most widely accepted requirements for occupational hi-vis garments and accessories. The Type P certifications cover items worn by public safety workers such as law enforcement, fire, EMS and public security when they’re on assignment. Class 2 or 3 ANSI 107 apparel is required for all officers who are working on Federal Aid highways, and not wearing them can lead to department fines and other punishments.
Our ANSI 107 Type P Class 2 garments provide high levels of visibility for those who are working in low light conditions, inclement weather or on roadways. The primary difference between Class 2 and Class 3 is in the minimum amount of background and retroreflective materials that are required. Class 2 apparel must have a minimum of 450 square inches of background material and 201 square inches of approved retroreflective material. This means that Class 2 garments are often smaller than Class 3 garments. Other requirements are very similar, starting with the mandate of yellow-green, orange-red or red fluorescent material for the background. They must also have 360-degree visibility, have minimum reflective material widths and have this material located on arm sleeves or shoulder areas.
Most of Blauer’s Class 2 hi-vis apparel consists of public safety vests, as the Class 2 requirements are identical to the previous ANSI 207-2011 standards for hi-vis vests. However, we also manufacture hi-vis polo shirts and response parkas that are ANSI-certified. We use ScotchLite™ or Oralite® trim and our advanced fabric to make apparel that is compliant and trustworthy for public safety workers. These grant-eligible hi-vis garments can be used for traffic control, medical emergency response, fire-fighting and any other assignment on or near a federal highway.