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Subpart 1.

General requirement.

Each employee, other than police and fire protection personnel covered by subpart 3, exposed to or working adjacent to moving motor vehicle traffic as part of the employee's assigned job shall be provided with and required to wear a high visibility warning vest or other high visibility garment. A high visibility garment is defined as being a Performance Class 2 garment or greater as specified by ANSI/ISEA Standard 107-2004. Some smaller garments may not meet the background material specifications for Performance Class 2 as defined in ANSI/ISEA 107-2004. In these cases, the garment must be rated by the manufacturer as greater than or exceeding Performance Class 1 requirements.

Subp. 1a.

Maintenance of garments.

If the high visibility personal protective equipment becomes faded, torn, dirty, worn, or defaced, reducing the equipment's performance below manufacturer's recommendations, the high visibility personal protective equipment shall be immediately removed from service and replaced.

Subp. 2.


Where permanent or semipermanent barricades designed to stop or deflect vehicle traffic upon impact are in place to protect employees from moving motor vehicles, employees are not required to wear high visibility personal protective equipment while working inside these protected areas.

Subp. 3.

Law enforcement, emergency medical technician, and fire protection personnel.

Law enforcement and emergency medical technician personnel shall be provided with, and be required to wear a high visibility outer garment any time the personnel are engaged in vehicular traffic control. For fire protection personnel, compliance with NFPA No. 1971 is acceptable.

Subp. 4.

Electrical work.

For work within the flash protection boundary as defined by NFPA 70E, high visibility garments constructed of material that complies with NFPA 70E shall be worn.

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, 31 SR 517]

Statutory Authority:

MS s 182.655


25 SR 1241; 31 SR 517; 40 SR 750

Published Electronically:

January 7, 2016

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