Texas America Safety Company
Safety Vests Information:
high-visibility orange safety vest
When you must wear a high-visibility upper-body garment, OSHA rules require that the colors of the vest (such as strong red, orange, yellow, and yellow-green) must contrast with other colors in the area sufficiently to make you stand out. osha-logo.jpg The garments must also reflect from all sides for 1,000 feet, during hours of darkness. Most employers whose employees are exposed to vehicle traffic follow The American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear, (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010), which sets the performance criteria for high-visibility apparel. This safety apparel consists of background material, retroreflective material, and combined-performance material:

  • Background material is “colored fluorescent material intended to be highly conspicuous, but not intended to comply with the requirements... for retro-reflective material.”
  • Retroflective material is “material that reflects and returns a relatively high proportion of light in a direction close to the direction from which it came.”
  • Combined-performance material is “retroreflective material that is also a fluorescent material and can be counted toward the minimum area requirements for background material.”
Texas America Safety Company
  4400 Danhil Drive
  Brownwood, TX 76801
  Toll Free 1-800-646-5346
  Outside US 1-325-646-5346
  Local 325-646-5346
  Fax 1-325-646-3790