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SAFETY COLORS AND SIGNS


SAFETY SIGNS AND COLOR
useful tools to help protect the health and safety of
employees and workplace visitors.
used to:
draw attention to health and safety hazards
point out hazards that may not be obvious
provide general information and directions
remind employees where personal protective
equipment must be worn
show where emergency equipment is located
indicate where certain actions are prohibited
SIGN CATEGORIES
Regulatory
Warning
Information
SIGN CATEGORIES
SIGN CATEGORIES
SIGN CATEGORIES
SIGN TYPES
Symbol signs
Symbol signs with text
Text signs
SIGN TYPES
SIGN TYPES
SIGN TYPES
COLOR CODES CHART OF BOTH ANSI/NEMA Z535.1-2006
(R2011) AND OSHA:
COLOR MEANING APPLICATION
Danger Safety cans and signs.
Red Emergency stop bar or button on machinery.
Stop
Identification of fire equipment.
Labels and containers for blood and
Fluorescent
infectious waste. (Warning labels must be
Orange, Biosafety
fluorescent orange or orange-red with the
Orange-Red
biosafety symbol in a contrasting color.)
Tripping, falling and striking hazards.
Flammable, Keep Fire Away labels on
Yellow Caution
cabinets. Safety cans and containers for
explosives, corrosives or unstable materials.
Parts of machinery or energized equipment
that may cut, crush or otherwise injure.
Orange Warning
Inside of transmission guards for pulleys,
gears, etc.
COLOR CODES CHART OF BOTH ANSI/NEMA Z535.1-2006
(R2011) AND OSHA:
COLOR MEANING APPLICATION
Location of first aid equipment. Location
Green Safety of safety equipment, respirators, safety
showers, etc.
Signs and bulletin boards. Specific
Blue Information railroad warnings against starting, using
or moving equipment being repaired.
Black, White,
Yellow or
Combination Traffic or housekeeping markings.
Boundaries
of Black with Stairways, directions and borders.
White or
Yellow
Magenta or
Radiation X-ray, alpha, beta, gamma, neutron and
Purple on
SEATWORK
1. GO TO YOUR ASSIGNED LAB AND
ASSESS THE DIFFERENT AREAS, THEN
CREATE APPROPRIATE SAFETY SIGNS
2. ROAM AROUND THE SCHOOL CAMPUS
AND ASSESS THE DIFFERENT AREAS, THEN
CREATE APPROPRIATE SAFETY SIGNS
REFERENCES
A Health and Safety Guideline for your
Workplace: Safety Signs and Colour at
Work; www.iapa.ca
https://www.grainger.com/content/qt-
safety-color-coding-labels-tape-202