Safety signs are a critical component of any facility. Learn about different types of safety signs: floor signs, wall signs, labels, banners, virtual signs etc. and select the safety signs your workplace needs.

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Catchy Safety Slogans

Catchy Safety Slogans

Catchy safety slogan signs are an interesting method that many companies use to keep employees and customers safe.

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The Two Faces of OSHA Sign Compliance: ANSI 1967 vs. ANSI 2011

The Two Faces of OSHA Sign Compliance: ANSI 1967 vs. ANSI 2011

OSHA regulations require businesses to follow one of two safety sign standards to remain in compliance: ANSI 1967 and ANSI 2011. Take a look at these two styles and pick the one that best meets your needs.

Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

What is HAZCOM?

What is HAZCOM?

Hazcom is designed to help employees to quickly identify hazardous chemicals. Learn more beneficial information about Hazcom.

GHS, Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E was created to help prevent injuries to workers in energized environments. If you’re working with live energy, you need to know this safety standard to stay OSHA compliant.

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, NFPA, PPE, Wire Marking, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Integration

Supply chain integration refers to the process of integrating all parts of fulfillment into one single system. Learn the steps to get your supply chain integrated into an easy-to-manage system.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Six Sigma

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.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, GHS, Arc Flash, Pipe Marking, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, OSHA, NFPA, Wire Marking, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Facility Efficiency, Mining Safety, Gemba, Hazcom, Fire Safety, Military Equipment, Safety, Six Sigma

Lean Healthcare

Lean Healthcare

Implementing lean healthcare in the medical field will lead to improvement in overall performance and patient satisfaction.

Lean Manufacturing, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Facility Efficiency

Solar System Labeling

Solar System Labeling

In 2017, The National Electrical Code (NEC) made some significant changes to solar system labeling standards. Getting familiar with these updates will help your facility stay safe and efficient.

Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, Labeling

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.

Floor Marking, Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA 1910.145 Warning Signs and Tags

OSHA 1910.145 Warning Signs and Tags

Understanding OSHA standards for warning signs and tags is an essential part creating a safe work environment.

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Safety Colors

Safety Colors

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

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ANSI Z535

ANSI Z535

An in-depth look at ANSI’s standard for safety signs and labels in the workplace.

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ANSI Standards

ANSI Standards

The American National Standards Institute makes guidelines that could impact your workplace.

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Safety Signs Infographics

Stop Buying Labels from a Catalog

Stop Buying Labels from a Catalog

Six reasons you should stop buying labels from a catalog and start printing your own labels with an industrial label printer Filling out lengthy order forms is a real drag...and

Lean Manufacturing, Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Hazcom, Safety

Pokemon GO: Safety Do's and Don'ts

Pokemon GO: Safety Do's and Don'ts

Pokémon Go: Safety Dos & Don'ts Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings. Don't tresspass on private private property. It's illegal. Don't go places you wouldn't normally go

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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 to 1 injury every 11 seconds. With proper training and

Lean Manufacturing, Pipe Marking, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Facility Efficiency, Hazcom, Safety

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect. Inspections have four main parts Presentation of Credentials The inspector will present credentials, which contain a photo and serial number. Always ask to see these and

Safety Signs, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries

Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries

Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries They may seem simple and ordinary, but they sure add up! Knowing the kinds of injuries that occur most often may help you be more aware

Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety, Safety

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS: What's Next? The timeline of GHS Compliance The GHS Mission: To internationally standardize classification and labeling of chemicals with pictograms, signal words and hazard warnings. The goal is to reduce time

GHS, Pipe Marking, Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash An Arc Flash is an energy discharge that forms when a fault occurs in an electrical circuit. The arcing fault results in a tremendous amount

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

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 good time to check your pipes and make sure they

Pipe Marking, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Safety Signs Questions and Answers

What are different types of construction safety signs?

Construction sites can easily be one of the most dangerous types of workplaces and could benefit a great deal from safety signs. Both employers working in the construction site and pedestrians passing by can be at risk and signs can protect both parties. Hazards that can be commonly found in a construction zone include falling… read answer

What can I use floor signs for?

It may not seem like it, but the floor is one of the best areas to put down a safety sign. Industrial floor signs were developed to be durable and withstand forklift traffic, heavy pedestrian traffic. The floor signs here at Creative Safety Supply are made with an extremely strong adhesive backing that will stay… read answer

What does it mean to have OSHA/ANSI compliant signs?

OSHA and ANSI have a set of standards regarding safety signs used to alert workers of hazardous situations and give information in regard to safety. A facility will need pipe markers, safety signs to mark hazards, first aid signs, fire equipment signs, and more. OSHA/ANSI standards have developed standards regarding color of the signs, format… read answer

What are different road or traffic control safety signs?

Facilities that have warehouse traffic or busy parking lots will need to invest in road and traffic control safety signs. These signs will guide people along the safest route, inform them of hazards, and alert of unsafe areas to park. Warehouse traffic: Facilities and warehouses are often filled with forklift, industrial vehicle, and pedestrian traffic traveling… read answer

What should I avoid in a safety sign?

Safety signs and labels are only effective I they can be easily understood by an employee. The following are best practices to avoid common mistakes when posting safety signs in the workplace: Place signs where the can be seen: Signs that are placed too high will not be seen by workers, and warning labels on the… read answer

What do different colors of safety signs mean?

Like symbols, colors can help quickly communicate a message with just a glance. This should be included in the safety sign training and employees should have a comprehensive knowledge of what colors indicate in a safety sign. The following colors are used for certain situations as recommended by the ANSI Z535.1 code and OSHA standards: Red:… read answer

What are examples of fire safety signs?

Fires can be extremely unpredictable and cause severe damage to property and result in serious injury to workers, or even death. OSHA requires employers to create a written fire prevention plan that includes the identification of fire hazards, train employees on fire safety, and have a proper fire suppression strategy. Fire safety signs are important… read answer

What are different materials of safety signs?

One safety sign material does not fit all workplaces! Because of how crucial safety signs and visual communication is, it is important to choose appropriate signs for different areas of the workplace.  Here are Creative Safety Supply, we offer our wall signs in five different materials for wall signs, with different durability levels and mounting… read answer

Where are safety signs needed?

Safety signs will need to be posted in hazardous areas, around dangerous machinery, by emergency evacuation routes, on pipes, and many other areas around the workplace. A facility or safety manager should assess their workplace and identify hazardous areas with a job hazard analysis. The analysis was developed to aid the manager in applying the… read answer

What do different symbols on safety signs mean?

Symbols are a wonderful way to quickly communicate quickly and help communicate with non-English speakers. A safety alert symbol has been added as a key component to OSHA’s safety sign standard. This symbol, an exclamation point surrounded by a triangle, indicates a potential personal injury hazard, and should not be used for possible damage to… read answer

What are types of signs in the workplace?

There are five different types of signs recognized by the ANSI Z535 standard: danger signs, warning signs, caution signs, notice signs, and safety instruction signs.  The first three are considered hazard communication signs and the last two informational. Danger signs: Used for situations where there is a hazard present that will cause serious injury or death… read answer

What are other forms of visual communication to use alongside safety signs?

Visual communication goes much further than signs. Facilities using several types of visual communication around the workplace can ensure the point is made and people understand the hazard, notice, or safety instruction message. Visual communication is so crucial to safety as people are far more likely to notice and remember information they gather visually, rather… read answer

Are safety signs just for the wall?

The wall is just one place safety signs can be posted. A visual communication strategy and safety program will be improved by using a variety of safety signs placed around the facility. Other forms of signs a facility or safety manager should consider include: Floor signs: Industrial floor signs are a great option to use in… read answer

How can I create my own safety signs?

There can be instances in a workplace where safety signs ordered from a catalog will not get the job done. If a workplace needs a specific sign made but may not have the means to create them in-house, custom signs from Creative Safety are the answer. There are two different options when ordering a custom… read answer

Why are safety signs important?

Keeping workers safe is an employer’s obligation by OSHA law, and having a visual communication strategy, namely safety signs, is key. Safety signs plays a large part in keeping facilities compliant and employees knowledgeable. It is critical for workers to understand the types of hazards in the workplace, the level of risk the hazard presents,… read answer

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Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

Safety programs work best by consulting workers. EHS expert Lori Siegelman of W&M Environmental tells how to involve employees to build safety programs. Lori says a worker doing a task is

GHS, Safety Signs, OSHA, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Gemba, Hazcom, Safety

How To Spot Counterfeit Electrical

How To Spot Counterfeit Electrical

Counterfeit electrical components can instantly burst into flames. Hear how to identify fake wiring, breakers and switches from Brett Brenner of ESFI. Electricians and contractors may be surprised to hear that

Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

OSHA Inspections - What To Expect

OSHA Inspections - What To Expect

OSHA inspections can create panic in every safety manager. Relax. An OSHA Enforcement Manager responds to 18 questions on inspections, revealing the facts. Gary Beck, Enforcement Manager of Oregon OSHA, explains

GHS, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Free Safety Resources

Free Safety Resources

Safety resources for free? Former OSHA inspector, Dave Weber, explains why he offers the goods. Listen, be inspired, and find safety content at no cost. Dave says “My father and my

Safety Signs, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Safety

Starting A Visual Workplace - Pt. 2

Starting A Visual Workplace - Pt. 2

Starting A Visual Workplace should not mean you’ll get a pink slip because of workplace efficiency. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains. In this 2nd podcast with Dr. Galsworth, she points out that

Kanban, Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Spanish Resources, Safety

Starting A Visual Workplace - Pt. 1

Starting A Visual Workplace - Pt. 1

Starting A Visual Workplace—improving efficiency with Visuality. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains better work flow through visual devices. Dr. Galsworth defines the Visual Workplace as “A work environment that is self ordering,

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10 Rules For Forklift Safety

10 Rules For Forklift Safety

10 Rules For Forklift Safety can keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the job. Some forklift safety tips are obvious, some not-so. New drivers and experienced pros can benefit from

Floor Marking, Safety Signs, OSHA, Forklift Safety, Safety

Safety Signs You Need In The Workplace

Safety Signs You Need In The Workplace

Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories of workplace safety signs. OSHA adopted sign standards from American National

Safety Signs, OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Fire Safety, Safety

Carbon Monoxide Hazards In Winter

Carbon Monoxide Hazards In Winter

Carbon monoxide hazards spike in winter when heaters and fuel-gobbling equipment are used indoors. Beware of poisoning from odorless carbon monoxide. Take three minutes to hear this important podcast about the

Safety Signs, Workplace Safety, Safety

5 Tips For Snow Safety At Work

5 Tips For Snow Safety At Work

Snow safety avoids on-the-job cold stress and slips, trips and falls. Plan ahead for the next flurry with the right PPE, equipment and vehicles. A snowfall adds additional hazards for outdoor

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5 Safety Goals For The New Year

5 Safety Goals For The New Year

Safety goals in the workplace can be implemented or refined at year’s end to ensure a safe start to the new year. Hear about five targets of safety growth. Dan Clark

5S, GHS, Safety Signs, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Safety

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls. Who would think they cause 15 percent of on-the-job deaths? Hear about prevention and OSHA’s proposed new walking-working surfaces rule. Good footwear, guardrails and housekeeping are just

Floor Marking, Safety Signs, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Spill Cleanup, Safety

7 Hazards Of Oil And Gas Extraction

7 Hazards Of Oil And Gas Extraction

Oil and gas extraction can knock a worker on his butt. Or much worse. Hear about the on and off-site hazards of this high-risk job and how to avoid them. Vehicle,

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Pesticide Safety Is No Joke

Pesticide Safety Is No Joke

Pesticide safety needs an uptick! Thousands of people are poisoned every year and many don’t know the cause. Listen to increase your pesticide safety. In this podcast, Dan Clark explains ways

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8 Tips For Work Zone Safety

8 Tips For Work Zone Safety

Work zone safety near live traffic is critical. Hear advice on keeping your workers safe with a traffic control plan, work zone barriers and more. In this podcast, Dan Clark offers

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4 Steps to Flammable Liquids Safety

4 Steps to Flammable Liquids Safety

Flammable liquids safety can change quickly when workplace temperatures rise. Listen for four ways to avoid flashpoint fires and explosions. Find out the difference between flammable and inflammable. Hear about volatile liquid

GHS, Safety Signs, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Hazcom, Fire Safety, Safety

7 Levels Of Laser Safety

7 Levels Of Laser Safety

Laser safety in the workplace minimizes the risk of eye injuries. Hear about the 7 laser classes, and the precautions required for each. Lasers are common in a worker’s everyday life,

Safety Signs, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

Backover Accidents

Backover Accidents

Backover accidents on jobsites can be avoided with modern technology. Listen to this podcast for new and traditional best practices. Too many workers are killed or injured annually in backover accidents.

Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Safety

Tips For Falling Safely

Tips For Falling Safely

Falling safely at work. Practice it. Yes, practice breaking your fall on the job. You can reduce injuries when you really have slips, trips or falls. Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Listen

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Loading Dock Safety

Loading Dock Safety

Loading dock safety is difficult to manage because of constantly moving vehicles, people and materials. Listen to this podcast for tips on improving safety at your loading dock. Workers should beware

GHS, Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety, Safety

Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding

Machine guarding is one of OSHA's top 10 most-cited safety violations. Workers should respect these devices that protect them from moving parts. In this podcast we cover the types of machine

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Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill

Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is not just for major equipment repairs. Do it for maintenance, cleaning, and even retrieving stuck items, or it could be fatal. In this podcast we discuss the importance

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Machine Safety At Work

Machine Safety At Work

Machine safety at work requires constant attention. In our industrial age, there are many moving parts and sharp edges. Listen for tips on machine safety. In this podcast, we review nine

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Warehouse Traffic Safety Management

Warehouse Traffic Safety Management

Warehouse traffic can be a safety battle. A battle of people vs. machines. Too often, the machines win. Struck-by accidents in 2012 alone claimed the lives of 199 people on the

Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Safety

Exit Routes At Work

Exit Routes At Work

Exit route violations are very common in OSHA inspections. Make access to unobstructed, well marked workplace exit routes a priority. We detail the finer points of exit routes in this

Safety Signs, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

Workplace Hazards — 10 Hotspots

Workplace Hazards — 10 Hotspots

Workplace hazards are sometimes hidden in plain sight. Workers and managers need to be aware of 10 dangerous hotspots in facilities. Fall protection is needed on ledges, stairs and places people

GHS, Floor Marking, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety, Hazcom, Safety

Lean Safety

Lean Safety

Lean safety is the result of implementing “lean” methodology. Lean makes businesses less wasteful, more efficient and more profitable. An efficient workplace is a safer workplace. Simultaneous increases in efficiency and

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety, Facility Efficiency, Safety

OSHA Inspection Jitters?

OSHA Inspection Jitters?

An OSHA inspection can happen without notice, but with preparation, facilities can be ready for scrutiny. Prepare the employees so they are used to working while being observed. The safety planning

Arc Flash, Safety Signs, OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Industrial Labeling Made Easy

Industrial Labeling Made Easy

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site, consider buying a quality industrial label printer. Think about about all

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Loose Clothing Hazards

Loose Clothing Hazards

Keep clothing tucked and tight! If not, workers could be pulled into a machine. Baggy pants, neck ties and untied shoe laces are just a few examples of loose clothing

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Stop Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Stop Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It’s a killer you can’t see, taste or smell. Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen due to gas powered tools running in a confined space. But with common sense precautions, workers

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Safety Housekeeping

Safety Housekeeping

This is the story of tragedy that could have been avoided with better safety housekeeping. Here, we detail a fatal accident at a sugar refinery in Wyoming, and review of

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Facility Safety - 10 FAQs

Facility Safety - 10 FAQs

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These questions are from a wide range of industries. The answers

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Eyewash Station Requirements

Eyewash Station Requirements

An eyewash station is something you may need, but hope you will never use. But if there’s an emergency, it’s there to flush out the eyes fast to prevent injury

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Reducing Workplace Injuries

Reducing Workplace Injuries

ALL injuries equal, or add up to, a loss of money for every company. And imagine how much money. The U.S. Centers For Disease Control And Prevention says there are

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Struck-By Accidents In Construction

Struck-By Accidents In Construction

In this podcast, we are going to talk about a less-known fact on construction sites in the United States - “Struck-by Accidents” are the number one cause of injuries at

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OSHA Compliant Safety Labels - Pt. 2

OSHA Compliant Safety Labels - Pt. 2

Choosing the right safety label maker for your facility's safety program is an important job. Many safety managers are given the hard task of updating their facility but are given

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OSHA Compliant Safety Labels - Pt. 1

OSHA Compliant Safety Labels - Pt. 1

Safety labels from an industrial label maker can help you pass an OSHA inspection, and keep employees safe. An inspection from OSHA could come at any time. Inspections often focus on

Arc Flash, Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

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