Labeling for Workplace Safety

6 min read When it comes to workplace safety, few resources are more commonly used than safety labels. Safety labels, often called safety stickers, allow you to convey a clear message in just moments. You can create these labels to be images or pictograms so that they can be instantly recognized, or have text on them to give key information about an item. There are many different types of labels that convey a wide range of different information. …

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Floor Markings for Safety

3 min read Thousands of people are injured in the workplace each year, and many more are killed. While there have been some great improvements in workplace safety over the past few generations, many facilities still have a long way to go. One quick and easy thing that most workplaces can do to improve safety is to begin using floor markings. Floor markings are a great form of visual communication that will allow you to convey specific safety …

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The Food Processing Plant & Visual Safety

3 min read The industry of food  processing can be inherently dangerous due to many factors; moving machinery which sometimes contain knives or cutting edges, rollers which can create pinch points, heavy bins, barrels, tubs or containers that need to be picked up, moved, shoved or emptied and cleaned, as well as the use of supportive food processing elements including refrigeration fluids such as ammonia refrigerants. In a visual workplace, utilizing labels and signs is not always just …

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Visuals for the Workplace: Safety Signs & Labels

2 min read Important safety rules, instructions, and work area information are often best conveyed by visualcommunication. When purchasing Danger, Caution, and Warning signs or labels for your facility, you should be aware of both the OSHA standard for design, as well as the ANSI Z535 standard. As for other labels and signs, you are generally free to design them at your own discretion. Some of the signage and labeling that are most common and/or required can be …

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Formatting Safety Signs

2 min read A well-formatted sign conveys its message more clearly than a poorly designed one. Although OSHA provides standards for safety visuals, the ANSI Z535 series of standards is much more comprehensive and detailed. When choosing or creating a safety sign, keep some of the following design tips in mind: Write signal words in all capital letters and center them in their panels. Italicize “Notice”. Signal words are posted at the top of the sign and corresponds …

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Key Sign Characteristics for Mining

2 min read A visual communication strategy improves any workplace safety program, and this especially true in the dangerous workplaces in the mining industry. You can purchase signs and labels for your mine and in many cases, you can create signs yourself. In either case, keep these characteristics of signs and sign materials in mind during your selection process. Durability Signs in mines will likely be exposed to the elements. At surface mines, this could include rain, ice, …

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