Employee safety must be a priority regardless of your business type or industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set standards for workplace safety and workers’ well-being nationwide since 1970. Using the correct OSHA and safety signs supports your efforts to create a protected workplace and comply with regulations.
OSHA and Safety Sign Company
Integrated Signs is your solution for signs of all types, including safety and OSHA signage. Our high-quality signage will also help you pass the necessary safety and fire inspections, preventing costly financial penalties for non-compliance.
What Is OSHA and Safety Signage?
OSHA and safety signs help people identify potential hazards, so they’re more alert and better prepared. At Integrated Signs, we construct ours out of high-quality materials like Dibond, Sintra board and aluminum to give you lasting safety confidence.
Our OSHA and safety signs meet or exceed guideline requirements, which generally fall into three types — danger, warning and caution, and instructional. Each has its own characteristics and construction requirements.
Examples of OSHA and safety signs include:
- Emergency exit signage.
- Low overhead clearance signs.
- Biohazard and radioactivity signage.
- Fall hazard signs.
- Slow-moving vehicle signage.
OSHA Signage Requirements
All workplaces must post an OSHA workplace safety poster about employees’ rights and employer responsibilities. This resource is free from OSHA and should appear in a shared and conspicuous area. Most businesses must also keep documentation of workplace-related illnesses and injuries and disclose their safety record to employees.
The remaining required signage differs by type and application, including:
- Danger signs: These black, white and red signs warn people of the highest risks. Those dangers may include harmful chemical storage or arcing electricity.
- Warning signs: These signs are black and orange. They signify environments requiring more cautious behavior, such as those with traffic hazards or equipment risks.
- Caution signs: Caution signs are black and yellow and point out areas where increased safety is necessary. You should post these types to alert visitors and employees to slip-and-fall risks or hazardous equipment.
- Instructional signs: These white and green required signs help direct people to appropriate resources in an emergency. You’ll need instructional signage to identify the locations of essential safety equipment.
Safety Signage Benefits
While the primary benefit of OSHA and safety signs is regulatory compliance, there are many other advantages, including:
- Heightened safety for workers, customers and visitors: Alerting people where potential hazards exist is a proactive way to prevent injury and harm.
- Business continuity: Signs help avoid accidents and injuries that can lead to unplanned downtime and reputational damage.
- Increased comfort and security: The correct signage helps give workers and business guests peace of mind that you take their safety seriously.
- Instructional value: Adding safety signs that provide clear directions on where to go or what to do helps people react appropriately.
Safety Signage Applications
OSHA regulations spell out the precise and suggested applications where signage should appear. Some examples include:
- Near equipment that can pose a hazard.
- In areas with high-voltage electricity.
- Where walkways may be wet, uneven or slippery.
- Where certain activities are not allowed, such as smoking or cell phone use restrictions.
- Near elevators to direct users on what to do in the event of a fire.
- Close to first-aid and life-saving equipment to help people locate it quickly in emergencies.
- Where restricted entry occurs.
- In areas where special equipment is required, such as mandated hard hat areas.
Choose Integrated Signs for Your OSHA and Safety Sign Needs
Since 1982, Integrated Signs has been a trusted source for high-quality safety and OSHA signage in our San Diego location and countrywide. We rely on current technology and regulatory expertise to craft our signs and keep you compliant and safe.