Personal protective equipment

ISEA to revise hi-vis standard; seeks reviewers

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Arlington, VA – The International Safety Equipment Association is seeking participants to help revise a voluntary consensus standard for high-visibility worker apparel.

ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 initially was published in 1999 to outline requirements for apparel and headwear that visually signals the user’s presence. The Federal Highway Administration requires the majority of workers in or near a highway right-of-way to wear apparel that adheres to the standard.

A revision of the standard is expected to be published by the end of 2015, according to ISEA. Consensus review of the proposed update is slated to begin in April.

Reviewers will fall into one of four categories:

  • Producer – An organization that manufactures the product covered by the standard
  • User – An organization that uses, specifies or buys the product covered by the standard
  • Government – An agency or department that has regulatory authority involving the product
  • General interest – An organization or an individual expert who neither uses nor produces the product but has a special interest in the standard or knowledge of its components

Anyone interested in serving as a consensus panel member may contact ISEA Director of Member and Technical Services Cristine Fargo at cfargo@safetyequipment.org.