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10 Tips For Safety Signage Part 1


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In this slideshow, the Creative Safety Supply team out of Portland, Oregon shows you some of the top level concerns you should manage when installing safety signage or 5s signage in your facility. Safety signage is important for keeping workers, employees and facility visitors safe.

Danger areas or lanes of traffic from forklift operators can be easily identified and marked with either wall signage or floor signage, making it clear where foot traffic should either steer clear of, or, at the very least be highly aware of present or possible danger.

At Creative Safety Supply you can also order customized safety signage at any size and in full color, including 4-color. The signage is geared toward high traffic, high impact, and can, with it's low lip profile, withstand even the most punishing treatment.

In fact we have created videos showing how forklifts drag several hundreds of pounds across the floor, not even fazing the material in the least.

Order your signage now, from Creative Safety Supply via phone at 866-777-1360 or form the web site at

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10 Tips For Safety Signage Part 1

  1. 1. The leaders in visual safety.Tips for Safety Signage: 10 tips for finding the right safety signs for your business
  2. 2. Most companies can benefit from the use of safety signs. Reduce workplace accidents Avoid potential fines from OSHA & others Keep workplace free of clutter and other hazards
  3. 3. - --- -Sometimes though, knowing whatsigns are needed and where to find them can be difficult... - X --
  4. 4. These 10 Tips will help make the job easier when creating safer areas in your facility.
  5. 5. 1. Identify areas that may need safety signs. This means auditing your facility for all hazards and potential dangers. (Be sure to consider areas that are used by both employees and visitors.)
  6. 6. 1. Identify areas... (continued) Common potential hazards include: • Machinery • Hazardous waste • Electrical panels areas • Aisles • Potentially slippery • Forklift zones surface areas
  7. 7. 2. Pinpoint potential safety hazards Determine what the hazards could be. For example: Dangerous fluids could result in potential hazardous spills. Fluids could also create ‘slip and fall’ hazards.
  8. 8. 3. Determine what message to convey. Match the message on your signage to the danger posed by the hazard. It is ideal to convey a short, clear message.
  9. 9. 4. Consider the signage placement. Post signs where they can be easily seen. Location is very important. • Do not post signs near visually cluttered areas • The sign needs to warn BEFORE the danger area is reached
  10. 10. 5. Determine sign type, color, size & shape. Ask yourself- What type of sign best suits the area and message? ... Wall sign? Floor sign? Standing sign? For example: A safety goggles reminder- Place at eye level
  11. 11. 6. Understanding OSHA warning messages.OSHA recommends using these stylized headers in the following scenarios: : Imminent danger of serious injury or death : Potential danger of serious injury or death : Potential danger of injury : Important, but non-hazardous information
  12. 12. 7. Locate a reputable signage provider. Not all sign companies are the same. You may want to consider: • Printed sign durability and longevity? • Sign customization possibilities? • Positive customer feedback? • Their understanding of safety signage?
  13. 13. 8. Clearly communicate your needs.Once you find a company to work with, communicateyour needs and expectations clearly, and document it!Representatives from companies that are familiar withsafety signage will likely understand the needs of yourfacility and will be able to make helpful recommendationsto ensure all safety needs are being properly met.
  14. 14. 9. Post signs in easy-to-see locations. Once your signs arrive- post them in clear view. • Place them in such a way that they can’t be overlooked or missed. • Ask others on your team if they notice them easily.
  15. 15. 10. Monitor your signage often. • Keep your signs clean and highly visible. • Are your signs holding up to physical demands? If not seek alternative and more durable solutions. • Do they need relocating for better visibility or awareness?
  16. 16. Looking for signage? We’ve got you covered.We here at Creative Safety Supply work with companies both largeand small to help with their safety and signage needs. With a full sign shop in-house, we offer a large library of popular signs online for you to choose from, or you can customize -or- even create a completely unique sign from scratch, all at no extra charge! We also carry a host of other safety tools and products, so be sure to check out our website for more information -
  17. 17. We’re here to help. call us toll-free: 1-866-777-1360 or visit us online
  18. 18. The leaders in visual safety.