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ANSI Labels For High Visibility Clothing

All safety vests, and other high visibility garments, come with a seemingly simple label which is oftentimes overlooked; but in actuality, is very important. The non-descript ANSI label provides the information needed to properly identify the key certifications of your safety vest. Outside of ensuring the vest you are wearing is certified for the ANSI high visibility requirements of your work environment, it also details care instructions for proper vest maintenance.Once all materials have been tested against performance requirements and certificates of compliance from a third party testing laboratory have been issued, apparel manufacturers then assemble garments according to the design guidelines in Section 6 of the standard for the appropriate class of garment. Only after all the materials’ performance and design requirements have been met, can a garment be labeled ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 compliant. Garment labeling, general marking and instructions for use are described in Sections 10 to 12 of the ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 standard.



Markings on the garment label should include the following information: 
  • Name, trademark, or other means of identifying the manufacturer or authorized representative.
  • Designation of the product type, commercial name or code.
  • Size designation. 
  • Number of this specific ANSI/ISEA standard (ANSI/ISEA 107-2004, ANSI/ISEA 207-2006, etc). 
  • Pictogram showing the garment Class and Level of performance for the retroreflective material. 
  • Care labeling with FTC symbols and maximum cycles for the cleaning process. 
  • Instructions for use (if applicable).


A good understanding of your vest’s certifications and intended use can all be obtained by a quick evaluation the ANSI garment label. HiVis Supply is a reseller of high visibility apparel; including: ANSI approved clothing, safety vests, traffic vests, hi-vis vests, ANSI Class 2, ANSI Class 3, ANSI 107-2004, ANSI 207-2006, ANSI Class E, public safety vests, incident command vests, specialty vests, survey vests, safety pants, high visibility t-shirts, high visibility jackets, sweatshirts, coats, windbreakers and rainwear. View our product selection.

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