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Workplace safety programs have many parts, all important to keeping people safe on the job. Safety signs play a key role, though, in many aspects of safety from notifying people of tripping hazards and PPE requirements to explaining arc flash and chemical hazards. These signs must be noticeable, easy to read, and in many cases comply with OSHA standards for safety signs. These standards can include formatting and content requirements.
Below you’ll find a variety of types of safety signs including floor and wall signs, labels, banners, and even virtual signs. Safety signs can also be customized to meet your requirements. Browse through our pre-made signs and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, get in touch. We’ll help you get the safety signs you need.
Pre-made labels to mark safety hazards.Choose labels related to safety procedures or select Danger, Warning, Caution, or Notice labels that meet OSHA requirements. These labels contain common headers, text, and pictograms and will help you comply with OSHA’s hazard marking rules.
Get signs that meet your specifications.Make modifications to a sign in our library or design a sign from scratch. Customizations can include logos, colors, text, images, or changes to layout. Tell us what you need, and we’ll work with you to create your sign.
High-quality standard signs.Search our large selection of OSHA-compliant walls signs. They’re an effective way to add necessary information to your facility and they’ll last a long time. Signs have pre-drilled holes for easy mounting, and they’re resistant to chemicals, water, and weather.
Mark floors with durable, traffic-resistant signs.With long-lasting floor signs, you can get your message across without worrying about damage from traffic, water, chemicals, or UV rays. These signs won’t lose color or traction either. Installation is simple, too. Peel the backing off the sign and press it to a clean, dry surface.
Properly mark arc flash hazards.Select arc flash labels and signs that warn people about electrical hazards in your facility. You can also get custom labels containing electrical equipment’s nominal system voltage, arc flash boundary, and other information required by the National Fire Protection Association.
Alternative sign solutions for tough environments.Display bright, virtual signs on floors that have high traffic or uneven surfaces. SignCast™ Virtual Signs have no physical parts on the floor, which means you won’t have a problem with sign damage. Choose from a variety of traffic signs and other safety signs.
Bold, noticeable visuals to emphasize safety.Use eye-catching banners to convey safety messages in your workplace. Order a pre-made banner, or we can customize one for you. Banners are made from durable 13 oz. scrim material, so they’ll hold up to the environment of any facility.
Common and custom pipe markers.Browse our library of common pipe labels or create a custom alternative. All labels can be customized with directional arrows and made in the size you need. These pipe markers will help you comply with the ANSI/ASME A13.1 standard for pipe marking.
Standard signs for fire-fighting equipment and evacuation.Fire safety signs must convey important information about handling a fire in the workplace. These signs use recognizable colors and formats so people can act quickly during an emergency. Choose signs for sprinklers, fire extinguishers, hoses, and exits.
Common signs communicating instructions.Signs that convey policy information, exit routes, and security reminders play an important role in the safety of a workplace. These signs have simple designs and are easy to read. Shop our selection of facility signs to find the messages and styles you need.
Common Signs for Safety
Workplace health & safety signs communicate important information about hazards. Common hazard warning signs include:
- Danger signs
- Warning signs
- Caution signs
These signs contain a standard header prescribed by OSHA and have standard text and pictograms. These components make warning signs compliant OSHA signs.
Hazard signs can be used for a wide variety of situations such as chemical hazards, arc flash, slip/trip/fall hazards, fire hazards, dangerous atmospheres, and hazardous equipment. Whatever dangers your workplace has, you can likely find a safety sign or create a custom version that meets OSHA guidelines.
Other safety signs direct people to first aid equipment, fire-fighting equipment, and other important locations. Businesses must mark these items, as they are critical when responding to an emergency. In addition, exit signs and signs directing people to evacuation routes and meeting points are critical to safety.
Additional Workplace Signs
Many safety signs are mandatory signs, but adding other informational signs can also contribute to workplace safety.
- Prohibition signs – Signs instructing people not to smoke, not to enter certain areas, not to wear certain types of footwear, etc. can all be important to safety.
- Security signs – These signs protect people and property by keeping people out of locations where they shouldn’t go.
- Office signs – These signs often provide directions or instructions to help people perform tasks.
If a sign will help increase safety, it’s worth having in the workplace. Businesses should remember, though, that if too many signs are present in an area, the important messages might get overlooked or diluted. First achieve compliance with signs, make sure important information is emphasized, and then add signs as needed. Just don’t overdo it.
Print Safety Signs In-House
As you can see from the categories on this page, many types and styles of safety signs exist. There are large floor signs and small labels. You can get durable wall signs or indestructible virtual signs. For workplaces that need many safety signs on walls, machines, doors, shelves, etc., printing them in-house can end up being the most economical and practical solution. A LabelTac® industrial label printer can create any type of safety label. Some models can even print larger signs and banners. Consider the demands of your labeling projects and browse in-house labeling options.