Safety glasses required sign

OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of an organization of the United States Department of Labor.

OSHA founded in 1971 works to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

Compliance Signs in OSHA

CAUTION - Laser Beams Wear Eye Protection - Compliance Sign
DANGER - Radioactive Materials - OSHA Compliance Sign
OSHA - Warning Do not enter - Authorized Personnel Only - Compliance Sign

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of an organization of the United States Department of Labor.

OSHA founded in 1971 works to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

Caution Signs

These signs warn against potential dangers which should be avoided at all times when working in the specified department or area. Failure to comply with these caution signs have the potential to harm both the individual and others.

Color Scheme: Yellow and Black.

  • Watch Your Step – Construction In Progress!
  • Slippery When Wet Or Icy.
  • Hazardous Waste/Hazardous Waste Storage Area!
  • Radioactive Equipment In This Area.
  • X-RAY/ LASER In Use.
  • Eye Protection Required In This Area.
  • This Equipment Starts Automatically.

Notice Signs

These signs are displayed primarily for short-term visitors to a place of business. These visitors should be advised of the requirements that are expected to comply with during their visit. These notices are usually highlighted with a white background which indicates that they are serious and important.

Color Scheme: White, Blue, and Black.

  • Authorized Personnel Only.
  • Enter At Your Own Risk. Owner Not Liable For Personal Injuries.
  • Construction Site. No Trespassing.
  • Limited Access Area.

Danger Signs

Danger Signs are similar to Caution signs. However, too they are usually limited to a more personal level. They are best for delivering a reminder-like warning to the employees who are aware of potential risks, so they do not forget their required equipment.

Color Scheme: White, Black, and Red.

  • Construction Site. Hard Hats Required.
  • High Voltage!
  • Do Not Enter.
  • Entry By Permit Only.
  • Fall Protection Required Beyond This Point.
  • Do Not Operate This Machine, Unless Otherwise Authorized.

Warning Signs

Warning Signs indicate a potential life-threatening danger. However, the risk is not as severe as the caution and danger signs. If the individual follows the sign’s warning, they can avoid the risk.

Color Scheme: Orange and Black.

  • High Voltage. Keep Away.
  • Electronic Panel Up to 36 Inches. Keep Clear.
  • Potential Combustible Dust Hazard.
  • Do Not Enter When Machinery Is In Motion.
  • Outrigger Will Cause Serious Crushing Injury. Stand Clear.

PPE Signs - Personal Protective Equipment Signs

PPE Signs are reminders that protective equipment and gear must be worn at all times beyond the specified point to ensure an individual’s safety.

These signs should be customized depending on the level of risk.

Color Scheme: Miscellaneous – based on risk factor. (White, Red, Black, Yellow, etc.)

  • PPE Required At All Times.
  • Protective Wear Required In This Area.
  • Wear Protective Clothing In This Area.
  • Protective Equipment To Be Worn At All Times In This Area.

Chemical Hazard Signs

A disadvantage of working in an industrial operation is that often you cannot detect potential chemical hazards. If an individual is exposed to these chemical hazards without the necessary protective gear, they suffer from serious physical and health-related consequences.

Color Scheme: Miscellaneous – based on risk factor. (White, Red, Black, Yellow, etc.)

  • Empty Drum Storage Area.
  • Corrosive Materials. Wear Protective Equipment.
  • Cancer Hazard.
  • Waste Solvent. Avoid Entry.
  • Reproductive Hazard. Pregnant Women Should Not Enter.
  • Toxic Chemicals/Pesticides/Poison.

Confined Space Signs

These signs are to be displayed to alert employees of potential confined spaces, like storage tanks, tunnels, and other spaces, where their safety could be greatly compromised.

Color Scheme: White, Red, Black, Yellow.

  • Confined Space. Do Not Enter.
  • Confined Space. Trained and Authorized Personnel Only.
  • Confined Space. Use Safety Harness and Lifeline.
  • Confined Space. No Smoking, Matches, or Open Flames.

Construction Site Signs

These signs are commonly encountered adjacent to workplaces and other areas. They are necessary for avoiding accidents that frequently occur at construction sites.

Color Scheme: Miscellaneous as per the intensity of risk factor involved. (White, Red, Black, Yellow, etc.)

  • Road Closed. Men Working.
  • Construction Site. No Trespassing. Violators Will Be Prosecuted.
  • Open Trench/Open Pit.
  • Scaffold Incomplete. Do Not Use.
  • Wet Paint.

Eye Protection Signs

The eyes are a vital part of a human body. They are at a great risk, especially for workers in the welding or mechanics-related industries. The eyes of these workers can be exposed to many hazards. Therefore, to minimize the risk to those individuals, these signs should be posted.

Color Scheme: Yellow, Black, White, Blue.

  • Eye Protection Required Beyond This Point.
  • LASER! Wear Eye Protection.
  • Hard Hats And Protection Required In This Area.
  • High-Intensity UV Light. Special Eye Protection Required.
  • Welding Arc. Wear Proper Eye Protection.

Flammable Danger Signs

These signs warn about potential flammable and combustible products used in a particular area. They are intended to provide a warning about carrying products or items that have the potential to cause explosions.

Color Scheme: Orange, Red, White, Black.

  • Flammable/Highly Flammable.
  • Kerosene.
  • Flammable Materials. Keep Flame Away.
  • Combustible Flame Area.
  • Flammable Liquids Inside. Keep Doors Closed At All Times.

Forklift Signs

Forklift signs alert the workers to comply with all the safety precautions when operating a forklift to avoid potential accidents.

Color Scheme: Yellow and Black.

  • Look Out/Watch For Forklifts.
  • Chock Wheels Before Entering With Forklift.
  • Do Not Drive With Raised Loads.
  • Ensure Trailer Is Secure Before Entering.

High Voltage/Hazardous Materials/Machine Hazard/Machine Safety Signs

These miscellaneous signs are used for a similar purpose. They are intended to alert the public and employees about potential dangerous hazards.

Color Scheme: Depending on the risk involved (White, Black, Red, Yellow, Orange, etc.)

  • Watch Your Hands and Fingers.
  • No Smoking. No Open Flames.
  • High Voltage. Do Not Enter.
  • Face Shield Required In This Area.
  • Eye/Ear and Glove Protection Must Be Worn At All Times.