High Visibility Vests for Public Safety Responders
|On November 24, 2008 the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 634 Worker Visibility rule will take effect for all first responders working within the rights-of-way of Federal-aid highways.
The following files will give an expanation of the new ruling, where and why it should be applied.
|“Safe Parking” highway safety program, by Ron Moore, Batt Chief, McKinney TX FD.
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Safety Concerns Raised by the Firefighting Community
Regarding High-Visibility Safety Apparel Result in Modification to Vest Rule
November 21, 2008 -- The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today issued an Interim Final Rule to address safety concerns
raised by the firefighting community regarding high-visibility safety apparel.
|The Interim Final Rule:
- Revises the definition of "worker" to exclude firefighters when they are exposed to flame, fire, high heat or hazardous materials.
- Exempts firefighters from the requirement to use high-visibility safety apparel, as defined in this rule, when they are exposed to hazardous conditions where the use of such apparel may increase the risk of injury to firefighter personnel.