Wet Floor Signs

Wet Floor Signs

Quickly alert to
slipping hazards.

Wet floors are a slipping hazard and a legal liability for businesses. Slipping hazards cause numerous slips and falls at workplaces annually, resulting in potentially high medical costs as well as lost time for both the employer and their employees. This not only decreases productivity and efficiency levels within work processes, but it also is a sign of an unsafe workplace.

Minimize this risk by protecting your workforce and your business with posted warnings. Make sure your message is clear when using wet floor signs, wet floor cones, or other signage. Overall, placing extra visual communication around the area can do nothing but keep your workers safer during their time on the work floor.

Improve Safety and Service with Wet Floor Signs

Providing the safest environment for both visitors and employees is essential for maintaining exceptional service. Managing hazardous areas with visual warnings can do just that. By putting out safety signage about slippery surfaces, those people will be able to avoid potentially serious injuries not only that but placing this type of signage out can help you stay both OSHA and ANSI compliant!

Shop below for wet floor signs and labels for your facility. Choose the signs that will work best for your application. Keep in mind that you need to alert people to wet surfaces before they enter hazardous areas.

Businesses that Benefit from Wet Floor Signs

All businesses can benefit from using slippery when wet signs! Restaurants mop up spills, warehouses clean floors, and slippery outdoor spaces experience inclement weather. Use these ANSI compliant caution signs to protect your business and maintain hazard management practices.

Common Materials Used for Wet Floor Signs

With Creative Safety Supply as your supplier for wet floor signs, you’ll find adhesive signs to use on floors that can withstand wet, industrial conditions. There are cones and A-frame signs available for easy mobility. We have options for mounted wall signs or wall signs with adhesive backing. Lastly, of course, there are labels available, our company’s specialty.

All our sign and label options are made to last in environments that take a beating when it comes to industrial machine traffic, foot traffic, water, heat, and outdoor conditions. Choose us and you won’t be replacing wet floor signage for a long time.

Custom Wet Floor Signs Available

Don't see what you're looking for? Get in touch! We can customize floor signs and wall signs to meet your specifications, just call us at 1-866-777-1360 or email us at info@creativesafetysupply.com. The other option would be to use one of our custom sign builders. Choose the logos, graphics, text, and colors of your choice.

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Floor and Wall Signs

Floor & Wall Signs

Highly visible signs for wet areas.  

Place wet floor warnings right where they’re needed with industrial-grade floor and wall signs. They'll hold up to water and chemicals, and floor signs can withstand foot and vehicle traffic.

Labels

Labels

Adhesive stickers to provide warnings.  

Make sure areas prone to being wet are clearly labeled. These durable labels withstand water, chemicals, fading, and abrasions, so they work great in industrial facilities.

A-Frame Signs

A-Frame Signs

For use in temporarily wet areas.  

Use plastic A-frame signs to call attention to areas that are wet from cleaning, rain, or other short-term causes. Available in English or English/Spanish versions. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

4-Sided Square Signs

4-Sided Square Signs

Cones to put out when needed.  

Put plastic cone signs out to warn people about temporarily wet floors. These wet floor signs are easy to put in place and are visible from multiple directions and from a distance.


Why Do You Need Wet Floor Signs?

Wet floor warning and hazard signs are important for several reasons. The first and most critical reason is safety. Slips, trips, and falls are a real problem in the workplace. Falls on the same level are the second leading cause of workplace injuries, accounting for 15.4% of injuries, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They were also the second most costly injury in 2014 (after overexertion caused by outside sources). Wet floors are the culprits in many slip and fall accidents, so steps must be taken to prevent them.

Slip and fall incidents often result in injuries such as sprains, muscle tears, bruises, back and neck injuries, concussions, and broken bones in the arms that occur when someone instinctively tries to catch him or herself. These injuries can lead to time away from work and medical bills, and companies may need to find replacements for injured employees while they recover.

Slip and fall hazards on wet floors may seem trivial because we're used to seeing "Caution–Wet Floor" signs, but just because we're used to something doesn't mean the danger is actually any less. These accidents are common and can have serious consequences.

It's also important that businesses post wet floor signs because if they don't, they could face litigation if someone is injured. At a grocery store, for example, if a customer slips and falls because of an unmarked wet floor, he or she could claim the business was responsible and seek damage payments.

Many industrial workplaces are used to marking hazards of all kinds: chemicals hazards, machine hazards, electrical hazards, etc. So adding wet floor signs isn't too far outside the norm. It's still important to include them, though, and not assume they're too basic to be necessary. Make them a part of the workplace's visual communication system just like exit signs, no smoking signs, first aid signs, and no entry signs.

Wet Floor Sign Regulations

OSHA's standard for Walking-Working Surfaces, 29 CFR 1910.22, does not specifically mention floor signs, but it does state the importance of maintaining surfaces in clear, sanitary, and dry conditions. It also states, "Where wet processes are used, drainage shall be maintained, and false floors, platforms, mats, or other dry standing places should be provided where practicable."

Businesses should follow these instructions in addition to posting wet floor signs, which can increase safety and decrease liability. While there is no explicit wet floor sign law, you could still face legal difficulties if you fail to properly warn people about slip and falls hazards.

Types of Wet Floor Signage

As you can see above, wet floor signs come in a variety of styles and sizes. Simple caution labels or wall signs can get the job done. Some wet floor labels are printable, so with an industrial label printer you can make them yourself. Floor signs notify people of a hazard right where they need it. You can also use A-frame or cone signs that demand attention with their size. It's possible to get wood wet floor signs and plastic wet floor signs of this stand-up style. Choose the style that will best alert people to the wet floor hazard before they enter the area.

Locations Prone to Wet Floors

The industry, the type of work performed, and the type of surface itself can all play a role in whether wet floors are a problem in the workplace. The food and beverage industries, for example, deal with wet floors regularly. Wet floors are also a common problem in restrooms/showers, entryways, locker rooms, etc.

Some surfaces naturally provide more traction than others. Tile, marble, terrazzo, and linoleum floors can become especially slippery when wet. Pay extra attention in these areas and make sure proper signage is posted.

Wet Floor Prevention Methods

In addition to posting appropriate wet floor signs, you can also take steps to prevent wet floors from becoming a problem at your business in the first place. Consider these suggestions:

  • Have procedures to clean up spills quickly. Spill kits can help.
  • Have clear housekeeping procedures for floors to minimize the time floors are wet.
  • Install good ventilation systems so floors dry quickly.
  • Select floor surfaces with some texture/roughness for areas that will often be wet.
  • Add traction tape to floors in wet areas.
  • Place absorbent mats in entryways where people track in water when it rains/snows. Make sure the mats stay flat on the floor, though, so their edges/corners don't create new tripping hazards.
  • Install drainage in restrooms and wet areas so puddles don't become a problem.
  • Encourage people to wear footwear with appropriate traction.

Additional Safety Floor Signs

Slippery floor signs play an important role in workplace safety, and combined with other safety signs, they provide your employees and visitors with an easy-to-understand communication system.

An important takeaway: just because a sign seems basic doesn't make it's not important. Basic signs such as parking signs, door signs, restroom signs, and exit signs give people simple instructions that make spaces easier to navigate. Wet floor signs also serve a similar purpose; they help people move safely through your space.

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