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Workplace Safety Standards

At 4imprint, we know team members' safety while carrying out hazardous tasks is important for any organization.

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has for over 80 years been the recognized leader in setting and continuing to develop voluntary safety standards. Their work is overseen by The American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information about which standard is more appropriate for your work environment, ANSI/ISEA standards can be easily found online.

Eyewear Protection

The ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 standard sets out performance requirements for eyewear used as personal protective equipment. The standard details a variety of tests and assessments that can be applied to a design, dependent on the planned usage and potential hazards. Marks indicating which hazards a pair of safety glasses protects against will always be found on the glasses.

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Headwear Protection

The ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 standard sets out performance requirements for headwear used as personal protective equipment enabling you to keep associates safe from on-the-job risks. The standard details different levels of protection termed as 'Types' and 'Classes' depending on the risk present in the work environment.

  • Class I protects for top of head protection, Class 2 for top and sides as well as chin protection
  • Type E protects up to 20,000 volts, Class G protects to 2200 volts, Type C has no voltage protection and is suitable where no electrical risks are present
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High-Visibility Apparel

The ANSI/ISEA 107 standard sets out performance requirements for materials used in high-visibility apparel such as t-shirts and jackets. The standards detail different levels of visibility, termed as 'Types' and 'Classes' that are required depending on the work environment.

  • Type O. This is the lowest class and suitable people working in off-road environments where extra visibility in day or night is a benefit such as volunteers at an event or landscape gardeners.
  • Type R. This is the minimum level of protection for workers that are in a roadway environment, the extra requirements make sure that they are more easily seen and protected.
  • Type P. This is a higher level of protection for employees working in higher risk and more complex environments such as emergency responders.
  • Background. Garments made from fluorescent-colored materials making the wearer highly conspicuous in dawn, day, or dusk. Item would however need additional reflective tape and/or the addition of a safety vest to meet the requirements of the above classes.
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