OSHA Reinforces Importance of Hi-Vis Apparel

Got this in my inbox this past week from Ergodyne and thought I’d pass it along to you all.

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“Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones” Document Instructs OSHA Compliance Officers On Hi-VisOn October 16th, 2012, OSHA released a document that instructs its Compliance Safety and Health Officers to wear ANSI/ISEA 107-compliant Class 2 or Class 3 high visibility apparel when inspecting roadway and highway construction work zones. Direction is also provided for how to cite those who are not compliant.ANSI/ISEA 107-COMPLIANT APPAREL TO BE WORN BY OSHA’S CSHOsOSHA employs Compliance Safety and Health Officers in the field…you know, the folks who write the tickets and issue fines. These CSHOs have been formally instructed as follows:”During the day, the CSHO shall wear, at a minimum, a Class 2 high-visibility safety vest” and “During the night, the CSHO shall wear, at a minimum, a Class 3 high-visibility safety coverall/jumpsuit or a Class 3 high-visibility safety jacket and Class E high-visibility pants, or bib overalls.”Of course this makes perfect sense as the 2009 MUTCD (the law for “all things roadway”) requires all workers in the rightaway of roadway to wear ANSI/ISEA 107-compliant Class 2 of Class 3 apparel…and these CSHOs are, after all, workers.

View the entire Technical Bulletin on the Inner Sanctum.

For more details on the recent OSHA document or for questions on anything regarding ANSI/ISEA 107, please contact Andy Olson at 651.642.5858 or andy.olson.

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