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Xtreme Visibility and the ABCs of ANSI

In the USA, ANSI is the standard that governs how HiViz apparel is designed and developed. The standard for Canada is CSA and the standard for Europe is called EN. Not every country has their own standard; many will follow ANSI or EN standards for example

ANSI, the American National Standards Institute is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States.

While ANSI is a private organization that creates voluntary standards, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is a regulatory government body that has the power to write ANSI standards into occupational law. ANSI standards are not mandatory while OSHA standards are required and enforceable by law.

Click to download a PDF that explains the standard and provides ideas of markets where you can sell high-visibility garments.