ANSI 107-2004 Class 2 Apparel - High Visibility Safety Apparel
The 2009 MUTCD in Part 6D.03 requires that “All workers, including emergency responders, within the right-of-way who are exposed either to traffic (vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel) or to work vehicles and construction equipment within the TTC zone shall wear high-visibility safety apparel that meets the Performance Class 2 or 3 requirements of the ANSI/ISEA 107–2004 publication entitled “American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear” (see Section 1A.11), or equivalent revisions, and labeled as meeting the ANSI 107-2004 standard performance for Class 2 or 3 risk exposure, except as provided in Paragraph 5. A person designated by the employer to be responsible for worker safety shall make the selection of the appropriate class of garment.”
These regulations will affect any workers exposed to public traffic, construction or maintenance equipment on a federal-aid highway.
All workers within the right-of-way of a federal-aid highway who are exposed either to traffic (vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel) or to construction or maintenance equipment within the work area shall wear high visibility safety apparel.
All Iowa public roadways and private roads and streets where the public can drive (i.e. shopping center roads) are included in these regulations.
Workers are defined as people on foot whose duties place them within the right of way of a federal-aid highway including but not limited to highway construction and maintenance forces, survey crews, utility crews, incident responders (such as ambulance crews, fire crews, tow truck operators, and other EMS workers) and law enforcement personnel when performing duties such as directing traffic, investigating crashes or handling lane closures or obstructed roadways.
This also affects Adopt-a-Highway volunteers - they can obtain the new class 2 apparel (vests) free of charge from any local DOT maintenance garage.
Public agencies can purchase Class 2 ANSI 107-2004 safety apparel through the Iowa DOT's warehouse by calling 515-239-1574. Others can purchase the required safety apparel through any number of private companies.
Suppliers who have quoted for Iowa DOT
|Services & Materials
|800-428-8185||1859 Bowles Ave||Fenton, MO 63026|
|Fiberweb||800-322-3062||100 ISO Parkway||Gray Court, SC 29645|
|Quad City Safety||800-383-6850||5311 Tremont Ave||Davenport, IA 52802|
|USA Safety Supply||952-846-4801||1682 E Cliff RD||Burnsville, MN 55378|
|Lohmann & Rauscher||785-862-1100||6001 SW 6th Ave.||Topeka, KS 66603|
|Helget Safety Supply||402-339-1066||4144 S. 87th St||Omaha, NE 68108|
Iowa vendors that can supply safety apparel
(Call before purchasing to ensure vests are in stock)
|Apollo Outfitters||866-438-4490||308 South St||Urbana, IA 52345|
|Bee Line Products Corp.||319-366-5650||34 43rd Ave SW||Cedar Rapids, IA 52404|
|Cedar Rapids Welding||319-365-1466||714 1st Ave. NW||Cedar Rapids, IA 52401|
|Construction Materials, Inc.||800-747-6401||345 49th Ave. Dr. S||Cedar Rapids, IA 52401|
|Engman-Taylor Co.||515-289-2175||6950 NE 14th||Ankeny, IA 50021|
|Fastenal Co.||515-232-4768||2228 S.E. 5th St||Ames, IA 50010|
|Fesler's Inc.||800-383-5483||P.O. Box 109||North Liberty, IA 52317|
|Fire Proof Plus Inc.||712-732-4763||211 W 6th St||Storm lake, IA 50588|
|G & L Clothing Company||800-222-7027||1801 Ingersoll Ave.||Des Moines, IA 50318|
|Glowmart, Inc.||712-841-6638||511 Nelson St||Laurens, IA 50554|
|Hokel Machine Supply, Inc.||515-232-6505||224 Duff Ave.||Ames, IA 50010|
|Iowa Plains Signing, Inc.||515-685-3536||1110 West 6th Ave||Slater, IA 50244|
|Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.||Local: 515-253-9048 Toll Free: 800-798-7732||4101 106th Street||Des Moines, IA 50322|
|MSC Industrial Supply Co.||888-872-3548||3048 104th St||Urbandale, IA 50322|
|MYA Group, Inc.||515-402-2000||7624 Hickman Rd.||Des Moines, IA 50318|
|National Leasing-Safety Division||515-226-8950||P.O. Box 71544||Clive, IA 50053|
|NES Traffic Safety||515-284-5277||1805 NE 58th Ave||Des Moines, IA 50313|
|Omark Corporation||800-383-7233||3505 104th St||Des Moines, IA 50318|
|Quality Traffic Control||515-289-1824||6450 NE 14th St||Des Moines, IA 50313|
|Syntex Industries||515-332-3265||510 13th St N.||Humboldt, IA 50548|
|The Tool House Inc.||515-244-1516||1415 2nd Ave.||Des Moines, IA 50318|
|Traffic Control Corp.||515-418-4114||P.O. Box 1051||Ankeny, IA 50021|
|Transportation Safety Apparel||866-304-7189||402 Martin Dr., NE||Orange City, IA 51041|
|United Rentals (North America)||800-877-3687||2355 16th Ave. SW||Cedar Rapids, IA 52401|
|Vernon Company||641-792-9000 ext.123||1 Promotion Pl||Newton, IA 50208|