G5−3: High Visibility Reflective Apparel
The Iowa Department of Transportation has been using highly visible reflectorized gear for some time. The Minnesota Department of Transportation requires that full−length, high−visibility reflective clothing (tops and bottoms) be worn by all workers during night work.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
To improve safety in work zones by making workers more visible in various lighting and working conditions.
Requiring full−length, high−visibility clothing improves worker safety. Motorists can see that the reflecting object is a human and they generally tend to be more cautious and slow down.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Any work area.
STATE(S) WHERE USED:
Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania
Jim Peters, Iowa DOT
Phone: (515) 239−1102
Craig Mittelstadt, Construction and Innovative Contracting
Phone: (651) 366−4222
Mike Castellano, FHWA Pennsylvania Division Office
Phone: (717) 221 4517