High Visibility vs. Enhanced Visibility Apparel: What’s the Difference?

We get asked all the time what the difference is between high visibility and enhanced visibility apparel and which one is right for my business? The short answer is that hi-vis uniforms are ANSI 107 compliant and required for roadside construction workers. But what does that mean?

High Visibility Apparel

Like enhanced visibility clothing, hi-vis uniforms feature reflective tape. But the difference is in the color of the shirt or pants. High visibility apparel must be fluorescent yellow-green, fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent red. These colors allow for maximum visibility in roadside traffic and construction settings, keeping your employees safe and your business ANSI 107 compliant.

We recommend choosing a color that achieves the most contrast against the background of any equipment or signage at your work site. This will ensure optimal visibility and safety on site.

what's the difference between enhanced vis and hi vis?

Enhanced Visibility Apparel

Enhanced visibility apparel is a catch-all phrase for a standard or FR uniform outfitted with reflective tape. It is not ANSI 107 compliant and typically comes in gray, navy or black. Enhanced visibility uniforms are usually worn in the oil and gas, warehouse and construction industries where heavy machinery is used, and employees often work during dawn or dusk.

These uniforms are available in many different sizes and styles sure to fit your needs.

Uniform experts at Rentwear will work with you to determine your uniform visibility needs. Contact us today to get started.

Connor is the Director of Marketing at Rentwear Inc. and writes about how uniform, floor mat and linen service can help your company.
Connor Clay