About ANSI Class Safety Vests

Class II Garments

Class II Garments are intended for use in activities where greater visibility is necessary during inclement weather conditions or in work environments with risks that exceed those for Class 1. Garments in this class also cover workers who perform tasks that divert their attention from approaching traffic, or that put them in close proximity to passing vehicles traveling at 25 miles per hour or higher. Examples of workers who use Class 2 apparel include: • Forestry operations • High-volume parking and/or toll gate personnel • Ship cargo loading operations • Airport baggage handlers/ground crew • Roadway construction, utility and railway workers • Emergency response and law enforcement personnel • Survey crews • Trash collection and recycling operations • School crossing guards • Accident site investigators • Delivery vehicle drivers • Railroad inspection and maintenance crews

Class III Garments

Class III Garments provide the highest level of visibility, and are intended for workers who face serious hazards and often have high task loads that require attention away from their work. Garments for these workers should provide enhanced visibility to more of the body, such as the arms and legs. Examples of workers who use Class 3 apparel include: • Roadway construction personnel and flaggers • Survey crews • Utility workers • Emergency response personnel