Visual communication is necessary in any fast-moving, loud environment and investing in a facility marketing strategy is a critical element to your workplace meeting compliance, your workers staying safe, and your business operating efficiently.

So, what does a comprehensive facility marking strategy include?

  • Floor Markings: Don’t overlook the floors! Although often unutilized, warehouse floors are a great area to stick floor safety signs or lay down floor tape for organization. Floor markings can make open spaces easier to navigate, alert individuals to hazards, direct traffic, or outline storage areas.
  • Signs: Informational and safety signs have been around for thousands of years, and they’re still just as important to have in your facility; use OSHA-compliant signs to communicate safety precautions and protocol.
  • Labels: A facility marking system is incomplete without pipe marking labels, equipment labels, asset tags, arc flash labels, etc. Labels cost less than five dollars, but can make dramatic improvements to workplace organization, productivity, compliance, and overall safety.

Floor marking, signs, and labels come together to create a larger visual communication system, and with the right visual cues in place, your workers will stay alert and informed. You will want to find a balance with the different facility marking supplies available, making sure to use cues to reinforce information while not cluttering the space with too many signs and labels.

At Creative Safety Supply, we strive to help companies create the visual systems they need to keep their employees safe and their spaces compliant – all while keeping Lean. Below you will find our best resources on how to best create and maintain a facility marking system. As the Leaders in Visual Safety™, we can help you select the visual tools you need to stay safe and efficient.

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Facility Marking Articles

Automated Guided Vehicle Lane Marking

Automated Guided Vehicle Lane Marking

AGVs exist in large facilities to help with consistency and safety. Used for manual labor, AGVs are able to reduce steps in processing to focus on other priorities.

A Quick Guide to Underground Utility Labeling

A Quick Guide to Underground Utility Labeling

Underground utility labeling is an essential ingredient to every project that involves construction. This article outlines the step-by-step process of getting your site inspected for utilities, and how to label underground lines safely and accurately.

Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

If you are looking to implement or update a pipe marking strategy for your facility it is important to gathering as much information as possible. Read More...

Electrical Wire Colors

Electrical Wire Colors

Electrical wire colors are essential to the safety of anyone working with electricity. Click here and learn more about electrical color standards.

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

For most industries, abiding by ASME/ANSI pipe marking standards is sufficient for staying safe and OSHA compliant. Some workplaces, though, are required to comply to more unique pipe marking standards due to the nature of the substance the pipes contain.

What is a Thermal Printer?

What is a Thermal Printer?

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards are a unified labeling method for the wires used in computer systems. These standards help businesses record data and keep their IT environments organized. Get to know these standards; they’ll help your business run more efficiently.

Waste Water Treatment Labeling

Waste Water Treatment Labeling

Waste water treatment labeling ensures that all water and flow is accurately labeled. keeping employees safe from contaminated water.

Floor Marking for Factories

Floor Marking for Factories

Factories are busy, active environments with a lot happening at all times. Floor marking is a low-cost way of improving efficiency, safety, and organization.

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flashes are one of the most dangerous accidents that can happen in a facility. Learn how to keep your facility safe and incident-free through proper labeling.

Floor Marking for Facility Safety

Floor Marking for Facility Safety

The best way to enhance safety is keeping workers informed, and floor markings are the most reliable, durable method of ensuring that everyone is aware of potential hazards.

Anhydrous Ammonia – Safety & Labeling

Anhydrous Ammonia – Safety & Labeling

Concentrated (or anhydrous) ammonia presents significant hazards to people and the environment. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.

Floor Marking for Door Openings

Floor Marking for Door Openings

Every time a door opens, it presents a potential hazard to anyone on the opposite side. With careful floor marking, you can massively reduce this risk and prevent numerous injuries.

Industrial Floor Marking Guidelines

Industrial Floor Marking Guidelines

OSHA doesn’t offer much guidance on how floor markings should be installed, so we’ve compiled some helpful tips and best practices to ensure your markings are useful, straightforward, and helpful to everyone in your facility.

Floor Marking For 5S

Floor Marking For 5S

Inexpensive yet endlessly practical floor markings can drastically simplify your 5S efforts, while saving you time and money. Learn more in our latest article.

Wire Color Codes

Wire Color Codes

Proper electrical wiring is not the place for uncertainity. Fortunately, Wire Color Codes exist to protect you from harm, while ensuring that the lights stay on.

Floor Marking for Fire Extinguishers

Floor Marking for Fire Extinguishers

Use floor markings to make sure you can find the fire extinguisher and that it is not blocked in an emergency.

Pipeline Labeling

Pipeline Labeling

Pipeline labeling is essential when using pipelines in the facility. Without the proper labeling, you are putting your employees at risk.

Creating a Visual Workplace

Creating a Visual Workplace

Creating a visual workplace can help improve efficiency and reduce workplace injuries. Check out these tips for creating a visual workplace.

Warehouse Management

Warehouse Management

Proper warehouse management can dramatically improve both efficiency and safety. This article covers everything you need to know.

Visual Factories

Visual Factories

Visual factories use signs, posters, charts, labels and floor marking to provide information that improves efficiency, safety and productivity in the workplace. This is a fairly simple concept that yields excellent results.

Ammonia Refrigeration

Ammonia Refrigeration

When using ammonia refrigeration, or ammonia for anything in the workplace, there are a variety of OSHA regulations that need to be followed.

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

When following the ANSI A13.1 standards, the most important thing is to understand the six most common color schemes.

How to Implement 5S in an Organization

How to Implement 5S in an Organization

It takes significant effort to implement a proper 5S program, but following the right steps will drive success and help the process go smoothly.

Floor Markings for Forklift Safety

Floor Markings for Forklift Safety

Installing floor markings for forklift traffic can help improve safety and efficiency in warehouses and factories. Take these steps to keep employees safe.

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

These five lean manufacturing tools are essential for making your lean journey a success.

Floor Marking Ideas for Warehouses

Floor Marking Ideas for Warehouses

Warehouse floors provide an opportunity for visual communication. Find out what floor signs, tapes, and shapes you can use.

Labeling Electrical Conduits

Labeling Electrical Conduits

Learn how to label electrical conduits so employees can quickly identify them.

Types of Floor Marking

Types of Floor Marking

Many options exist for marking floors. Learn about floor tapes, virtual floors signs, and more.

Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Learn how arc flash works and how it relates to your larger electrical safety program.

Safety Colors

Safety Colors

Using colors strategically makes communication in your facility more effective. Get the details about common color codes.

Lean Supplies

Lean Supplies

Learn what supplies and tools you can use to make Lean manufacturing efforts successful.

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Tips and recommendations for labeling the valves on your pipe system.

Aisle Marking Tape

Aisle Marking Tape

Learn the requirements for marking aisles and the best methods for doing so.

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

The ANSI/ASME A13.1 pipe marking color code explained.

Arc Flash Facts

Arc Flash Facts

Arc flash can cause serious damage to people and property. Learn how arc flash works and how you can prevent it.

OSHA Floor Marking

OSHA Floor Marking

Find out what OSHA has to say about marking your facility's floors.

Cable Management

Cable Management

Properly marking wires can improve organization, facilitate faster maintenance, increase safety, and more.

5S Study and Research

5S Study and Research

One of the most comprehensive pages you will find on 5S.

Floor Marking Comprehensive Research, Education & Training

Floor Marking Comprehensive Research, Education & Training

Everything you need to know about marking your facility’s floors. Types of markings, practical tips, and more.


Facility Marking Blog Posts

Facility Marking Infographics

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers in the Workplace Safety 2.8 million workplace injuries occur every year in the US alone.This equates… 

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101 - Why is pipe marking important? Safety - Eliminate accidents by minimizing identification errors. Efficiency - No wasted time… 

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

It's Pipe Marking Season! Are you in Compliance? Now that the snow is melting and spring is springing, this is a… 

Forklift Accidents: Causes and Prevention

Forklift Accidents: Causes and Prevention

Forklift Accidents: Causes and Prevention There are approximately one million active forklifts in the United States. It is estimated that 11%… 

Facility Marking Podcasts

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Counterfeit electrical components can instantly burst into flames. Hear how to identify fake wiring, breakers and switches from Brett Brenner… 

HazCom labeling changes are here. OSHA’s new standards finally match GHS labeling. Expert Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, explains hazard communication labeling. Chuck… 

Ladder safety increases with tips from expert Dave Francis. 3 points of contact/control, fiberglass vs. wood, correct footwear and more… 

Starting A Visual Workplace should not mean you’ll get a pink slip because of workplace efficiency. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains. In… 

Starting A Visual Workplace—improving efficiency with Visuality. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains better work flow through visual devices. Dr. Galsworth defines the… 

Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories… 

Portable containers for hazardous chemicals in the workplace can have NO labeling in only two situations, according to OSHA's HazCom… 

Safety goals in the workplace can be implemented or refined at year’s end to ensure a safe start to the… 

Hazcom label rules are confusing. Get chemical labeling answers direct from OSHA on their Hazard Communication Standard, HCS, implemented June… 

Flammable liquids safety can change quickly when workplace temperatures rise. Listen for four ways to avoid flashpoint fires and explosions. Find… 

Laser safety in the workplace minimizes the risk of eye injuries. Hear about the 7 laser classes, and the precautions… 

The deadline for OSHA’s new HazCom labeling standards, based on GHS, is June 1st, 2015. Are you compliant? OSHA has new… 

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the… 

Loading dock safety is difficult to manage because of constantly moving vehicles, people and materials. Listen to this podcast for… 

Ammonia hazards are more common than you think. Many companies use this dangerous substance for refrigeration, and workers need to… 

Machine safety at work requires constant attention. In our industrial age, there are many moving parts and sharp edges. Listen… 

Warehouse traffic can be a safety battle. A battle of people vs. machines. Too often, the machines win. Struck-by accidents in… 

Exit route violations are very common in OSHA inspections. Make access to unobstructed, well marked workplace exit routes a priority.… 

NFPA labels help workers identify hazardous materials. In this podcast, employees can learn how to read the NFPA label, the… 

Reflective tape gives safety an uptick in the workplace. It’s a long lasting, inexpensive way to visually warn workers of… 

Pipe marking can stop injuries. Labels on pipes give visual safety cues to workers on the job. Color codes from… 

Workplace hazards are sometimes hidden in plain sight. Workers and managers need to be aware of 10 dangerous hotspots in… 

Safety tape, the floor marking tape, is better than painting lines on a factory floor. Keep workers safe with color… 

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings,… 

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site,… 

This is a surprise! OSHA does NOT have requirements for safety color coding in the workplace. But ANSI does. The… 

This is the story of tragedy that could have been avoided with better safety housekeeping. Here, we detail a fatal… 

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These… 

Will universal safety standards cause more problems than they solve? Implementing rules across cultures and languages will have benefits, but… 

Mining companies and miners must always be involved with mine safety. The past few generations of miners have had many… 

ALL injuries equal, or add up to, a loss of money for every company. And imagine how much money. The… 

Choosing the right safety label maker for your facility's safety program is an important job. Many safety managers are given… 

Safety labels from an industrial label maker can help you pass an OSHA inspection, and keep employees safe. An inspection from… 

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