Introduced at the start of 2019, ANSI Red is the latest fluorescent color approved by the American National Standards Institute used for high visibility safety apparel. The ANSI Red color joins its predecessors, ANSI Fluorescent Yellow-Green and ANSI Fluorescent Orange-Red, providing end-users with three color options to help them stand out during the daytime.
Users should evaluate the work and natural environment they will be working in to determine the most noticeable color for daytime use. One environment in which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has come out and said red or orange must be worn is for flagmen/flagwomen while flagging.
For assistance in determining which color vest you should wear, consult with your company’s safety director.