ANSI 107-2020 is the latest and most advanced set of U.S. standards for high-visibility apparel that is worn by emergency responders, construction workers and other occupations. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) first published their ANSI 107 guidelines in 1999 and has updated them several times since then to reflect the latest technology and advancements. Following these standards is required or highly recommends for most jurisdictions and is often a requirement for grant-funded uniform purchases as well.
Type P is the ANSI designation for public safety workers, with different classes based on application. ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 Type P Class 3 is the highest standard for hi-vis apparel worn by police, fire and EMS professionals. The specifications include design, background, materials and physical performance. All certified ANSI apparel must use at least 775 square inches of background material with fluorescent yellow-green, fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent red colorfast dye. They also must have at least 310 square inches of retroreflective material that returns a significant portion of light to the source. Other Class 3 design requirements include at least one circular retroreflective band on each sleeve, minimal dimensional change from laundering and maintaining brightness after abrasions or temperature changes.
Blauer has a wide range of hi-vis public safety outerwear that is certified for conformity to the newest ANSI performance and design standards. Each of our ANSI 107 Class 3 jackets, pants and accessories are independently tested by an approved laboratory to make sure they meet or exceed the latest requirements and provide 360-degree coverage. ANSI high-visibility rainwear undergoes additional lab testing to verify that the background material is waterproof and/or water-repellent. Look for the ANSI logo in a product description or search by certification in our apparel sections to find the best high-visibility safety apparel.