High-Visibility Garments Have A Useful Life
Over the last 20 years, ANSI has developed standards for high visibility workwear and we are proud to have helped develop them. Compliance means that, when first purchased, your garment meets the ANSI/ISEA 107 standard.
But how long can a garment be worn until it no longer provides the visibility needed for worker safety? How dirty can it get, how much wear can it endure, how much can it age and still provide enough visibility to keep workers conspicuous on the job? How long is that garment’s useful life?
The useful life of a garment is a complicated subject. Our Garment Inspection Card is an important tool that safety managers, compliance officers, and field workers can use to help determine when a garment should be replaced.
According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) garments used daily have a typical life expectancy of 6 months.