○ Danger – White text on red background. The most serious danger. ○ Warning – Black text on orange background. Serious injury or death may occur. ○ Caution – Black text on yellow background. Minor injury could occur. ○ Notice – White text on blue background. Informational signs, not a safety hazard.
• Fire Safety signs:
○ Red and white, based on NFPA and ANSI
• Safety Equipment and Instruction signs:
○ Green and white for first aid kits and related equipment.
A Guide to OSHA Safety Signs
This Guide to OSHA Safety Signs walks you through the recent updates to OSHA and ANSI sign requirements. You’ll learn the required components of OSHA safety signs, including tips for formatting and posting your signs.
○ Green and white; red and white; or black and white for exits, exit doors, assembly areas and more.
Legible signage, labeling, tagging and marking are a mandatory part of a secure work environment. Make sure signs are durable and mounted on appropriate material for indoor or outdoor use. Retire outdated signs. Avoid grouping too many signs in one location which creates clutter confusion.
Employees benefit from clear, easy-to-read signs but so do vendors, subcontractors and guests.
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