ANSI 107-2004 Class 2 Apparel - High Visibility Safety Apparel

Safety Apparel FAQs

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
(Jackson Products)
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