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OSHA Best Practices Guide
OSHA Safety Signs Best Practices Guides

Written by Jack Rubinger

OSHA is the main source of safety regulations in the U.S.  Known as OSHA standards (29 CFR), these safety regulations cover all aspects of workplace safety.  In addition, many other government agencies, including federal, state and local governments, are responsible for creating and enforcing safety regulations for various industries.

When it comes to labels and signs, the applicable safety regulations are defined by the ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards.  The ANSI Z535 standards lays out the safety regulations that specify what safety signs and labels must look like, and how they must be used.  It includes the following:

  • ANSI Z535.1 American National Standard for Safety Colors
  • ANSI Z535.2 American National Standard for Environmental and Facility Safety Signs
  • ANSI Z535.3 American National Standard for Criteria for Safety Symbols
  • ANSI Z535.4 American National Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels
  • ANSI Z535.5 American National Standard for Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes (for Temporary Hazards)
  • ANSI Z535.6 American National Standard for Product Safety Information in Product Manuals, Instructions, and Other Collateral Materials

ANSI Safety Sign Best Practices Guide

A complete reference guide to ANSI Z535

It is important to comply with the safety regulations for labels and signs. The standards provide a consistency that ensures safety messages are clearly understood.   These safety regulations apply equally to labels and signs – there is no difference in appearance based on whether a label or sign is being used.   So a danger label looks the same as a danger sign.  And a caution label looks the same as a caution sign.

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