Safety signs and visuals are an important part of any occupational safety and health management system, and sit at the heart of most OSHA standards. These signs and visuals both protect employees and customers from danger by acting as a warning against hazards and act as a last resort for employees and customers in an emergency, to help them find an evacuation route or life savings equipment. They also direct first responders in the event of a catastrophe, helping to protect them and hopefully expedite the efforts to end the issue and preserve the facility. Finally, they can be instrumental in business continuity efforts.
So it stands to reason, then, that these visuals and signs are of significant importance. And as such, OSHA has not only embedded regulations within most of their standards relating to the types of signage required for various hazards, they have also created standards which specify what the signage must look like, Uniformity helps to ensure that all of the correct information is conveyed in an effective manner by the signs. Unfortunately, this also means that signs needs be the right size, the lettering needs to be the right size, everything needs to be the correct colors, and it all needs to be undamaged and properly placed in the proper locations. So when buying your signage, it is important to utilize a company that specializes in occupational safety and health, otherwise your signage might be out of compliance.
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