Colored fluorescent material intended to be highly conspicuous,
but not intended to comply with the requirements of this
standard for retroreflective material.
Material that emits optical radiation at wavelengths longer
than absorbed. These materials enhance daytime visibility,
especially during dawn and dusk.
Material which is a retroreflector and is either 1) not
intended to comply with the requirements of this standard
for background material, or 2) is a combined-performance
Whenever multiple bands are placed on the garment, then
bands shall be spaced in a manner which provides a minimum
distance between bands of retroreflective material at
least equal to the width of the band.
horizontal retroreflective materials are placed on full-length
sleeves of coveralls and jackets, the material shall encircle
the arm and be placed at the same height on the garment
as the retroreflective material on the torso.
upper bands are utilized, they shall encircle the upper
part of the sleeves between the elbow and the shoulder.
When lower placement is utilized, the bottom edge of the
material shall not be less than 2 inches from the bottom
of the sleeve.
in retroreflective and background materials to enable
fastening shall not be more than 2 inches horizontally.
1, 2, or 3 garments such as vests, waistcoats, jackets,
ponchos, coveralls and bib overalls shall meet the requirements
for the respective Class of high visibility safety clothing,
and shall have contiguous areas of retroreflective material
encircling the torso, placed in such a manner to provide
360 º visibility of the wearer. In addition, coveralls
and bib overalls shall have continuous areas of retroreflective
materials encircling each leg in such a manner to provide
360 º visibility of the wearer. Retroreflective materials
on the legs shall be not more than 13.8 inches above the
bottom of the legs.
or Waistband trouser may be classified as Class E garments
if they have a minimum of .07 m2 retroreflective material.
such Class E garments are worn with a Class 2 vest, waistcoat,
jacket, or poncho, the overall classification for the
ensemble shall be classified as a Class 3 ensemble.
Marking: Number of this specific ANSI standard (ANSI/ISEA
showing the garment Class and level of performance of
the retroreflective material.
Notes: There is no specific required layout of reflective
All reflective tape shall be placed no higher than 13.8
inches above the bottom of the trouser leg.
reflective tape must be placed a minimum of 2 inches above
the bottom edge of the garment and the sleeve.