On November 24, 2008, a new standard for hi-visibility safety apparel went into effect. The standard 23 CFR 634 applies to any person that works on a federally funded highway, and requires either a Class 2 or Class 3 high-visibility safety garment to be worn.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued this new standard in an effort to help protect the lives and well-being of the workers who are exposed to potential hazards while repairing our highways. 23 CFR 634 states that “All workers within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway who are exposed either to traffic or construction equipment within the work area shall wear high-visibility safety apparel.”
High Visibility Safety Apparel is defined as “personal protective safety clothing that is intended to provide conspicuity during both daytime and night time usage, and that meets the performance requirements of ANSI/ISEA 107-2004.”
To see the Hi-Viz 23 CFR Part 634 standard that recently went into effect, please click here.
Written by: Carissa Kelley