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PROs encounter all kinds of different safety signs when running daily service routes. It’s important to keep an eye out for them and follow them. They exist for your safety and the safety of those around you.
Need a refresher of the types of OSHA signs you may come across and their meaning? The infographic below provides an overview along with examples for reference.
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Different OSHA Signs to Consider
Categories of Safety Signs
- Red Danger Signs – Signal the most serious hazards. Death or serious injury may occur if the hazard is not avoided.
- Orange Warning Signs – Signal hazards that are serious but where the overall risk is not serious enough to warrant a Danger sign. Death or serious injury may occur if the hazard is not avoided.
- Yellow Caution Signs – Signal hazards that may result in minor or moderate injuries if the hazard is not avoided.
Types of Safety Signs
- Notice Signs – Provide information about a machine, building, area or equipment.
- General Safety Signs – Provide broad safety-related messages, typically relating to health, medical equipment, sanitation, first aid, housekeeping, etc.
- Admittance Signs – Alert and explain dangers and consequences associated with entering a restricted area.
- Fire Safety Signs – Point out emergency firefighting equipment and fire exits.
- Social Distancing Signs – Remind individuals to maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals.
- Mask Required Signs – Inform individuals that a mask or face covering is necessary to enter a building.
- Hand Washing Signs – Remind individuals to wash their hands frequently and properly.
- Check-in Signs – Inform visitors that they must check-in at the front office or otherwise specified location first.