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Industry Specifications

All Oralite® products meet applicable US, Canadian, and International standards and are available for a wide range of reflective applications including traffic signs, vehicle conspicuity, personal safety, and maritime safety applications.



DOT-C2 Regulation:

Conspicuity Tape is required on all new trailers manufactured after December 1, 1993. Alternating RED/WHITE tape on the side and rear of each trailer.

  • 12" WHITE strips in the upper rear corners
  • 2" wide strip of RED/WHITE tape on the horizontal bar of the rear I.C.C. bumper
  • 50% of the length of the trailer shall be treated with a 2" wide RED/WHITE tape

FMVSS 108 Regulation

trailer side markings
flatbed side markings
Tanker Side Markings
trailer rear markings
tanker rear markings
tractor rear markings

Fire Apparatus

NFPA 1901

Fire Apparatus Regulations:

At least 50% of the rear vertical surfaces of the apparatus shall be equipped with a minimum of 6" alternating yellow and red chevron retroreflective striping sloping downward and away from the centerline of the vehicle at an angle of 45 degree.

NFPA 1901 Regulation

fire truck rear markings

School Bus

FMVSS 131 & FMVSS 217

School Bus Regulation:

Each opening for a required emergency exit shall be outlined around its outside perimeter with a retroreflective tape with a minimum width of 2.5 centimeters and either red, white, or yellow in color, that when tested under the conditions specified in S6.1 of Standard No. 131 (49 CFR 571.131), meets the criteria specified.

  • 1" strip used to mark side emergency exit windows
  • 1" strip used to mark back emergency exit windows

FMVSS 131 Regulation
FMVSS 217 Regulation

school bus side markings
school bus rear markings


FRA 224

Rail Regulation:

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, regulation part FRA 224:

Retroreflective sheeting applied pursuant to this part shall be yellow, fluorescent yellow, or white as specified by the chromaticity coordinates of ASTM International's Standard D 4956-04, "Standard Specification for Retroreflective Sheeting for Traffic Control."

  • Retroreflective sheeting must be applied in strips 4" wide and 18" or 36" long
  • Material can be applied either vertically or horizontally on freight cards only

FRA 224 Regulation

rail car markings


ANSI/ASAE S276.7 & S279.15

Agricultural Regulation:

Slow Moving Vehicle Identification Emblem (SMV Emblem) S276.7

  • The SMV emblem consists of a fluorescent, orange equilateral triangle with a 2” red retroreflective border. The red-orange fluorescent triangle provides for daylight identification. The red retroreflective border appears as a hollow red triangle in the path of motor vehicle headlights at night.

ANSI/ASAE S276.7 Regulation

Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways S279.15

  • Retroreflective material meeting the performance requirements of clause 3.5 or FMVSS 108 DOT C. Retroreflective material size shall be 50 mm (2 in.) wide by 115 mm (4.5 in.) long for machines 2 m (6.7 ft) or less in width, and 50 mm (2 in.) by 230 mm (9 in.) long for machines wider than 2 m (6.7 ft).
  • Reflex reflectors meeting the performance requirements of SAE J594 or SAE J2041 Type 1.

ANSI/ASAE S279.15 Regulation

SMV Triangle Markings & 2" x 9" Strips
SMV Triangle Markings & 2" x 9" Strips



Maritime Aids to Navigation - U.S. Coast Guard Specification

3.9.1 Retroreflective material. Each buoy shall have retroreflective material applied, of thesize and in the location specified on the drawings. The retroreflective material shall meetthe requirements of U.S. Coast Guard specification G-SEC-393A. Red retroreflective material shall be applied to 5NPR buoys and green retroreflective material shall be applied to green 5CPR buoys. White 5CPR buoys shall have retroreflective material applied of the color specified in the delivery order.

G-Sec-393A Regulation

PPE Garments

ANSI/ISEA 107-2010

Clase I:

  • Para trabajadores en ocupaciones que permitan una atención completa y sin distracción al tránsito que se acerca.
  • Cuando los fondos de obras no son complejos
  • Cuando los trabajadores peatonales están separados del tránsito

Requisitos mínimos de la Clase I

Tela de fondoMaterial retrorreflectivo
217 pulgadas
155 pulgadas

Clase 2:

  • Para trabajadores que requieren mayor visibilidad en condiciones climatológicas adversas.
  • Cuando los fondos de obras son complejos
  • Cuando las tareas no permiten prestar atención al tránsito vehicular que se acerca

Requisitos mínimos de la Clase 2

Tela de fondoMaterial retrorreflectivo
775 pulgadas
201 pulgadas

Clase 3:

  • Para trabajadores y operarios de vehículos cuya tareas importantes los pone en peligro
  • Cuando el usuario debe ser altamente visible al realizar movimientos completos con el cuerpo a una distancia mínima de 1,280 pies
  • Cuando el usuario debe ser identificado como una persona

Requisitos mínimos de la Clase 3

Tela de fondoMaterial retrorreflectivo
1240 pulgadas
310 pulgadas

ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 Regulation

Public Safety Vests

ANSI/ISEA 207-2011

American National Standard for High-Visibility Public Safety Vests

The American National Standard for High-Visibility Public Safety Vests (ANSI/ISEA 207-2011) is the authoritative document for the design, performance specifications, and use of high-visibility vests specifically worn by public safety employees including law enforcement, firefighters and incident command personnel.  It establishes design, performance specifications, and use criteria for highly visible vests that are used by public safety industries.

The standard includes basic requirements such as vest dimensions, color and materials performance, but also incorporates criteria for special features for users in fire, emergency medical and law enforcement services. The vest design criteria reflect the specific needs of public safety workers such as the need to access belt mounted equipment (gun, CPR barrier) and the ability for vests to tear away from the body.

ANSI/ISEA 207-2011 Standard

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