From M. L. Kishigo…


The new ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Standard was just released at the beginning of February. The new Standard provides the most significant changes since the standard was developed in 1999.

Below are some highlights of the new ANSI 107-2015 compared to the ANSI 107-2010.

See below or download our .PDF for a breakdown of the
“NEW ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 STANDARD – Quick Facts You Need To Know”

1. Updated Garment Types & Classes:

EXISTING: There are still three garment Performance Classes based on amounts of background materials and reflective materials (Class 1, 2, 3 and Supplemental Class E).

NEW:  3 new types of garments have been outlined within each of the 3 Performance Classes that provide further guidance for work activities being performed.


2. Supplementary Class E & Updated Class 3 Ensemble:

NEW: Leg Gaiters are NOW considered Class E Compliant as long as the background and retroreflective material meet the minimum ANSI requirements.

NEW:  A Class E item (such as a pair of compliant Leg Gaiters) can now be worn with a Performance Class 2 or Class 3 upper body garment making the overall classification for the ensemble Performance Class 3.


3. Sizing Revision For Smaller Workers:NEW: ANSI 107-2015 has made apparel accommodations to adapt to smaller sized wearers.

NEW: The new 2015 Standard reduces the background material requirements for the smallest size offered. Type R (“roadway”) Class 2 and Class 3, are now offered in a “true to size – Size S”. The new sizing accommodation brings comfort, and more importantly added safety for smaller workers.

4. Updated Label Pictogram Requirement:EXISTING: All ANSI garments have been required to have a Pictogram label.

NEW: The New 2015 Standard requires all ANSI garment labels to clearly designate 3 factors:


X: Type of Garment. (O, R, or P)

Y: Class of Garment. (1, 2, 3 or E)

Z: FR or Non-FR Designation

NEW: If the garment is FR Compliant, the specific standard must be appropriately noted on the label.

NEW: If the garment is Non-FR, the pictogram must clearly be labeled “NON-FR” and the following statement must be present:

“This garment is not Flame Resistant as defined by ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Section 10.5.”

For a more in-depth overview on the updates included within ANSI/ISEA 107-2015
please see below to download a .PDF copy of our Technical Document:

“ISEA Board Releases New Standard: ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Tech Doc”